Gloversville High School - Oracle Yearbook (Gloversville, NY)

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g g .'s MUINE' snsxngv CAPITOL P-' ... ,.. Ng PAPA WAN TABLE GLOVES . ROME " I if. Y - V?""' G A H QM GENUINE meenrskxxw fK:Nb'Vf3QQ me M LEATHERS ERC O gn, ,J , , 11 AX - 1 i . IJ I I 'vs 'hszi 4 0 I F awk? A glove factory that has excelled in a famous "make" for years. Glove factories are usually referred to as shops. There are about eighty shops in Gloversville. These are dressed skins ready for the table cutters. Soon this unfinished product will be made into table cut gloves. It is a pleasure to introduce the reader to our theme. The staff chose early in 1956 the very thing which surrounds us, which affects our daily lives and habits, which has molded our commun- ity for years and years in the past and may con- tinue to do so in the future. And so our theme is gloves-the glove industry as it is established and operating in Gloversville and Fulton County. Although it may be paradoxical to say so, it is possible to see a close relationship between the unfinished product being made into a glove and the unfinished product being made into a matured, learned adult. Both will undergo many processes. The skin will be treated at a tannery and then shipped to a glove shop where the treat- ment of cutting and sewing and laying-off in turn will result in a warm, friendly pair of gloves. The child will be treated at the elementary level and then sent on to a secondary school where the treatment of speech, conduct, and responsi- bility will result in an understanding adult. To gain what we really mean by the theme, the staff invites you, the reader, to read the book closely and see if our analysis is true. nam ,X vim Y, M Z., 'im K ,Hs 5 4- 'M mf - ' - g' 'L 15 W W s - Q A wi. , 4 ,V M k,..k N, any 1 Z' . WSL, N , Q' if fm? ,, n-4' W www Hug if 3gf?'P'f r 5-1 A .,,43'3ff, hw 1, J. 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Its some 80 or more glove plants, its allied industries, its varied industries such as the Brunswick Radio Corporation and the Glov- erville Knitting Company, its modern up-to-date retail establishments, its fine schools, its splendid churches, its recreational facilities, its close location to mountains and lakes, its surfaced roads, its attractive and beautiful homes were points that caused many a traveler to reconsider and make Gloversville his home. At the same time they gave great pride to the local citizenry who enticed hundreds of other people to settle here to enioy a future of happiness, prosperity, and brotherly love. Since no previous Gracle has ever featured the industrial life of the community, the T956 Oracle Staff decided to work into the yearbook a theme-"Gloves-A Handicraft Industry." Immediately the staff encoun- tered trouble on conflicting points in history about the establishment of Gloversville and the establishment of tanning. An attempt was made, therefore, to simplify the history of Gloversville and the account of the process of tanning. A debt of gratitude is owed by the staff to the Na- tional Association of Leather Glove Manufacturers and the Gloversville Chamber of Commerce for the use of valuable information that may be found within Glove Life H9551 and Yesterday and Today 119405. The staff would also like to express their thanks to J. M. Rubin and Sons for their co-operation in supplying merchandise and providing facilities for taking pictures. The T956 Oracle Staff hopes this edition will become a valuable volume in the many years to come. ill INTRODUCTION . ......,........,.. DEDICATION . ,.........,M,. ,.... GROWTH OF GLOVERSVILLE OOOOOOOOOOOOO .OOO.. ADMINISTRATION AND FACULTY ORGANIZATIONS ,O,O....,,,-OOOO-,w,,O,,,, ....., SPORTS ...ADS.,....,.... SENIORS ......... Senior Day ..,,, Senior Play ....S.A, Superlafives .......... UNDERCLASSMEN .....,. JUNIORS .........,..,. SOPHOMORES ,SS,, FRESHMEN .,..A...,. GLOVE INDUSTRY ....... ADVERTISING ....,,. SNAPS .......,.v, CLOSING ..... TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Pages Page Pages Pages Pages Pages Pages Pages Pages Pages Pages Pages Pages Pages Pages Pages Page Dedicated fo CARMELO MICHAEL DIGIOIA The DiGioias go dancing All schoolhouses interest Mr. DiGioia and Jane. Mr. DiGioia offers a coke to Mrs. Arthur Ferguson Janie has help from her father. Seldom is The opporTuniTy afforded To a class To honor a Teach- er whose undersTanding and unTiring efforTs for The beTTer- menT of GHS have vvon The admiraTion and loyalTy of The enTire sTudenT loody. His consTanT inTeresT and supporT in The class have been very noTiceable. We, The Class of 1956, affecTionaTe- ly dedicaTe This Oracle To CARMELO MICHAEL DIGIOIA GROWTH OF GLOVERSVILLE Up to T828 there was no place called Gloversville. In the course of the last quarter of the l8th century, there appeared three centers of settlement in what one day would make up the city of Gloversville. The first of these was Kings- borough. lt was settled by New Englanders whose ingenuity for selling and quest for knowledge and culture brought fame to the settlement. The second settlement was made along what today is referred to as East Fulton Street and Kingsboro Avenue. Although no definite name was assigned to this settlement, a number of homes were built within the vicinity. The third settlement was made along what today is called West Fulton Street in the section above Orchard Street. Again no definite name was assigned by its occupants. However, as more and more settlers erected homes within this third region, the more land was taken for settlement to the extent that eventually the first Store was built on Main Street in TBT 8. The tremendous transaction made by Elisha Judson convinced the settlers along the west branch of the Cayadutta Creek that they had an important industry in their area. In T825 he loaded a wagon with gloves and traveled to Boston. Within two months he had returned with S600 dollars in silver. This trip is said to have been the start of the large sale of gloves throughout the United States. As the glove industry progressed, naturally many allied industries sprang up along the Cayadutta Creek and its feeders. Since this was outside the Kingsborough region, it was natural to call the village after the many stumps that were found on its outskirts. However, Stump City was never an officially recognized name. The postmaster of the region in T828 decided to call the area Gloversville, but it wasn't until T851 that the village was incorporated. At that time Gloversville had a little over one hundred homes and a population nearly 3,000. Finally in T890 the state legislature passed an act to incorporate the City of Gloversville with Kingsborough as part of Gloversville. With the establishment of the F.J.8QG. Railroad in l87O, Gloversville continued to make great strides, ever increasing its factories and population to the extent where today it can point with pride to its handicraft trade and its population of 23,000. P .1 - Z5!!I9 7UglG95Z'-!Z55 The Gloversville Board of Education is an elec- tive body of nine members. The members serve for a term of five years without salary. To pro- vide continuity in membership an election is held every year. The Board meets on the second Monday of each month to transact business required by state edu- cational statutes and local board by-laws. These duties include authorization for payment of all bills, appointments to the teaching and non-teach- ing staff, consideration of contracts, and other similar actions. Special meetings can be called for particular problems. Each year a president is elected from the board members and standing committees are appointed by the president. The Superintendent of Schools is the chief administrative school officer, but he does not have a vote in board deliberations. During the 1955-56 school year Mrs. Martha Kunkel served as president, Mr. William Male as Superintendent of Schools, and Mr. Lewis Theurer as Clerk of the Board of Education and as an as- sistant to the Superintendent. BOARD OF EDUCATION First row, left to right: Mr. Thomas Randall, Mrs. John Wood, President, Mrs. Rob- ert Kunkel, Mrs. Cecil Brooks, Mr. G. Alan Rothschild. Second row: Mr. Ralph Balzano, Superintendent of Schools, William E. Male, Mr. Donald W. Fox, Mr. Fred Huntermark, Clerk of Board, Mr. Lewis O. Theurer, Mr. Philip Goodheim. Gloversville Public Schools BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMlTTEES-1955-56 Buildings and Grounds Thomas Randall, Chairman Fred Hundertmark Donald Fox Philip Goodheim Finance and Audits G. Alan Rothschild, Chairman Donald Fox Mrs. Cecil Brooks Philip Goodheim Schools and Teachers Fred Hundertmark, Chairman Ralph Balzano Thomas Randall Mrs. John Wood Welfare and Guidance Ralph Balzano, Chairman Mrs. John Wood G. Alan Rothschild Mrs. Cecil Brooks WILLIAM E. MALE Superinrendent of Schools ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF LEWIS O. THEURER Clerk of the Board of Education Assisfanf to the fx, 'F I? , Superintendent . .- ff I JAY HERBERT PAINTER si ' Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds :.'- . :' 1 i r :-: I 5 " i MARIE L. NIXQN MRS, MARGUERITE H. REGAN MRS. HAZEL G. MORENUS MRS. DORIS P. PETRASKE Secretary fo Superintendent Srenographer ACCO'-ml Clerk 5fef10QfaPl7e" Srenographer As you study the Oracle you must be im- pressed with the variety and inclusiveness of the activity pfogram of GHS. Some of you may be asking why we have all these activities-social, musical, dramatic club, sports, cheerleading, twirl- ing, publications, and student council. After three years in GHS I hope many of you seniors can testify to the values you have received in recre- ation, personality development, character build- ing, and leadership training. These activities are an invaluable supplement to the scholastic activi- ties of the classroom in developing the well- rounded personality needed for present day, dem- ocratic living. Here we have the opportunity to develop the attitudes and practices of good citi- zenship. ADA H. BUSSE Vice Principal ARTHUR FERGUSON Principal School and its activity program is one of so- ciety's principal agencies to help young people grow up and develop into mature, happy, use- ful citizens. Are we deriving the fullest possible benefit from the school program? Of course, the answer is quite obvious, that we are not in most cases. Wouldn't it be well to take stock and fre- quently ask ourselves if we can't profit more fully from the classroom and from participation in the activity program? A few try to participate in too many activities and as a result something more important may go by the board. But far too many are not an active participant in any activity and thereby are missing the opportunities which will do so much in preparing them for later life. There must be some activity in high school suit- ed to the needs of each one. Why not make sure next year that you are a member of some organi- zation which will be helpful to you and which you can help function better? Arthur Ferguson , My I 1L55W6!'i.il"iisiii5.-.212 MRS. HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE STAFF Punching the clock af noon-time ANN A. BASQLEO Senior Sfenographer 3 ,ge ,, , ., .. 2 V LW.- .. is fl' w -5'l 7 M 25.5 MRS. MARJORIE BRUNT Sfenographer The office staff works for our benefit. MRS. MARIANNE SMITH Stenographer FRANCIS WOODWORTH Director of Guidance GUIDANCE DIRECTOR To the Class of T956 You have now reached the position on the edu- cational ladder where the time and effort you have expended during the past twelve years will begin to bear fruit. You have encountered various obstacles along the way and you have had to make decisions of consequence. Your teachers have done more than merely teach you a collec- tion of facts, they have tried all along the way to prepare you for the event in your lives with which you are now confronted. You are well armed to face the challenge of life in a competitive world. The rest is up to you. Whether or not you are planning additional formal education, you will be exposed to learning in the school of living experi- ence. Today your opportunities for success are the greatest of all time. All that remains is for you to grasp these opportunities and convert them into a satisfying and meaningful life. The other members of the guidance staff and I wish you every success in your future endeavors. May I add my sincere congratulations to the members of the GHS graduating class of l956, You have made that first step toward a success- ful and happy life by completing the difficult, but worthwhile task of high school graduation. The members of the faculty of Gloversville Jun- ior-Senior High School are vitally concerned that the students receive the very best education pos- sible. We are now in the process of re-examining the content and sequence of courses offered in our schools. We are also considering new courses that should be added to our curriculum to pre- pare our students to take their places in a demo- cratic society. We are anxious that the educational needs of all students in school be met, whether it is the need to prepare for further formal educa- tion or the need to be well prepared for immedi- ate employment, and we are constantly working to that end. When the children of the I956 gradu- ates of GHS attend our schools, and that time will come more quickly than you realize, we want to be sure that their education will be even better than the one you received. My sincere wish is that the education you have received in Gloversville schools may help you find real happiness in your future life. DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM COORDINATING ERNEST DU MOND Curriculum Coordinator GUIDANCE CURRICULUM COORDINATING Mr. Du Mond Mr. Woodworth solves a guidance problem for Bruce Miller. fif? Miss Merltt helps Carol I-rank find a college catalog. KATHLEEN E. MERITT Senior Typist examines our textbooks. The English Department discusses its prob- lems and procedures with the Curriculum Coordinator. LAWRENCE A. MILLER Director of Physical Education C. MICHAEL DlGlOlA Director of Adult Education ROSE SCHWARTZ Stenographer Directors plan for all kinds of activities. WILLIAM COONEY Director of Music DONALD DOCKSTADER Director ot Vocational Education DIRECTORS W s ig ig I RICHARD AIKEN ESTHER L. AMOS SHIRLEY A. ANDREWS GERALD BURAKOFF Citizenship English Physicai Music Education Education Orchestra I , J cstsss t Nix it it its QI: 1 7 1 5 I . is 1?-QQ ' CAROLYN L. CASSIDY JOSEPH J. CHECK DOROTHY B. .CLARK ELLEN COHAN French Citizenship C0mmefC'5I MUSIC Education Cho" MARY E. CONNQRS RUTH L. CRAIG VINCENT CRESANTI JAMES E. CULLEN English Science Music Industrial Arts Band Visual Aids Director -- .svsv aianmmws f f CARMELO M DIGIOIA DONALD H DOCKSTADER CATHERINE M DRURY EDWARD P DUGAN Commercial lndustrlal Arts Commercnal Cltlzenshup RUTH FISKE WINIFRED C FLEIG MAX HABER THEODORE P. HAMMES r Commercual Cutnzenshup Mathematics FACULTY - HIGH Science STEPHEN HARRISON BESSIE HAYWARD HELEN J. HEACOCK ESTHER M JONES A 'qt f 1 E ,V 35,5 Eft ,E QV, E, 5 'H s B E l New lg is x at I 55 ' 0 .f it JOHN L. LATSHAW RICHARD A. LUCAS EUZABETH MEAGHER JEAN R. MORRIS English Science, Director English Speech of Student Activities, French Dramatics Mathematics , 5 1,4 ti , 'll ll' " 2 H ,H , . ki. 4 F R X Six? ii , 2 K 2 E . 2 z,q,:.1' MARY M. NOLAN ANDREW L, PALMER RUTH F. ROBERTS BETSEY A. ROBISON Mathematics Science English Commercial SCHOOL - FACULTY MARIE A. SARANTOS RICHARD SILVERNAIL English Citizenship Education HELEN M. SLAVIN English GEORGE SMITH Driver Education .ivmmwm.flLX.msmmmasiu: " --1 P' s mr QQ' 1 If 52 z In f Q I if Am' 5 Tv . Q I 6 ze Q f M A . iz- Q ffi, A i . 1 A 4, . , ,-' .' .,,, ,.,,,1' l I ,I , -. " THOMAS L. SOULE Mathematics PHILIP VERTUCCI Science AF""""i EVELYN E, STEMPFLE TILLIE M THOMPSON NELLIE TYRRELL Lafin Library H0016 Teachers prepare for workshop. Miss Saranfos serves her fellow colleagues. ELIZABETH C. WARD Citizenship Education w 5 I ri' " V 1 V ,,,.K. . . W Y' 4 'Vt- X R555 ' 4 1 mlsifsiiiai .f Vw? EQQEMFQE - i4E7if?i5?3Fig'Ei5 . H.. vggmgfik ,P 2 Q, 4 Qi 'fs 1 3 - -ffgwmfy Q w K 1 X 5,2 fe X 2 G5f?i7llQ ORACLE STAFF-First row, left to right: Pat Stratton, Mary Louise Wood, Jackie Bowen, Gerry Sarantos, Anne Paul, Martha Balzano, Virginia Combothekras. Second row: David Longhenry, Nancy Mulhall Mariiane Huizing, Roxanna Brown, Connie Barone, Louise Gendron, Cecile Ferrara, Nayolia Quackenbush, Mr. Check. Third row: Fortune Huntzinger, Judy Rese, Marion Tauber, Shirley Thompson, Gail Queeney, Frieda Kolberg, Nancy Maneth, Carol Frank, Jo Ann Beman. 1 ORACLE STAFF Editor-in-Chief ccc,ccc, .,.,ccc G ERRY SARANTOS Assistant Editors ,w,.. ,,.,,, A NNE MARIE PAUL ROGER COHEN Business Manager ce.....c,,v.,cc, MARTHA BALZANO Circulation Manager UVIRGINIA COMBOTHEKRAS Slam Editor ,,,,.,,,.,,,..........c... PATRICIA STRATTON Senior Individuals ,......,,,,.a, MARY LOUISE WOOD Senior Ballot -, ...... ..,c,,,, S UZANNE KEAVENEY Typing ......... .,......, N ANCY MULHALL Many hours of planning were put on the bigger and better Arr ------ --------------- J ACQUEL-YN BOWEN OraCle for 1956. The staff is shown trying to reach an agree- Copy mm Wm-VIRGINIA COMBOTHEKRAS ment on a layout for the faculty section. The i956 sTaff of The Oracle and The sTaff's advisor, Mr. Check, chose a very obvious Theme for Their yearbook. The facT That gloves are made in Gloversville never impressed The minds of previous Oracle STaffs. The editor, Gerry SaranTos, and The advisor, Joseph J. Check worked dili- genTly wiTh The sTaff To produce for The firsT Time, a yearbook cenTered around The glove indusTry. IncorporaTed wiThin The yearbook are phoTographs of Tanning ancl glovemaking as Well as a hisTory of The glove indusTry. Edifor-infhief GERRY SARANTOS Robert Henry, principal of Kingsboro and Oakland schools, and Frank WoodworTh, DirecTor of Guidance, examine old year- books. Business Manager The Oracle sTaTf can be proud of noT only iTs selecTion of Theme buT also iTs new addiTion To The yearbook. The sophomores and iuniors had Their picTures appear in The yearbook for The firsT Time. The freshmen were given The privilege of being The firsT To have Their names prinTed in The yearbook. OTher addiTions To The Oracle were The class hisTories and The arTisTic divisional pages. The i955 Oracle wiTh The Alma MaTer as iTs Theme won firsT place in The Columbia ScholasTic Press AssociaTion raTing. This year's sTaTf hopes ThaT Their yearbook will do as well. MARTHA BALZANO PRESS CLUB--First row, left to right: Mariiane Huizing, Connie Barone, Betty Arnold, Roxanna Brown, Nancy Barter, Judy Clough, Carolyn Liloerti, Miss Connors, Fortune Huntzinger, Ann Ruff, Marian Tauber, Pat Stratton, Anne Paul, Marsha Schofield, Barbara Hacko. Second row: Millie Semprevio, Kathie Ferrara, Janice Lawrence, Rose Zambri, Sandra Salino, Madeline Ford, Joan Sanges, Marlene Sweet, Karen Olssen, Patty Batz, Hinda Seroussi, Vrenda Miller, Jean Lynch, Nancy Gloning. Third row: Louis Alderman, Howard Rubin, Meril Mironer, Annette Tate, Katherin DeLiIi, Josephine Slovak, Joyce Thompson, Sue Lewis, Sue Garonzik, Nancy Gifford, Betty Parker, Jane Perrone, Donna Marker, JoAnne Ramsdal, Rox- anna Ridgeway, Ravina Scribner, Carol Schulman, Joan Lazarus, Penny Worley, Jean Barclay, Pat Yurkovic, Fourth row: Penny Wood, Carole Paciolla, Joanne Ruocco, Amy Rubin, Carole Rosse, Gail Leach, Rosa- lind Aulisi, Harriet Lefkowitz, Jackie Bowen, Joyce Hacldaway, Jane Lynch, Carole Roth, Ruth Smalley, Susan Mills, Johanna Bernstein, Janice Ecker, Betsy Lenz, Joanne Risedorph, Louise Tropia, Christine Wes- sendorf, Judy Rese, Barbara Warren. This year the editor-in-chief, Mary Louise Wood, the Husky Growl staff, and the staff's ad- visor, Miss Mary Evelyn Connors developed an excellent eight page school paper that was pub- lished five times during the year. The staff's eagerness to enlarge the paper with new features resulted in such additions as the Growl-o-gram, favorite G.H.S. recipes, a fashion column, and class spotlights. The subscribers re- ceived the above additions and other enlarged sections: the music column, sports' page, and Estee Echoes, with enthusiasm. The editorial page with its apropos topics for every season was in- teresting and enlightening. The editorial page included an artistic cartoon, a guest editorial, and a new column, The Griping Growlers. Another new feature in the last issue of the Growl was the Last Will and Testament of the Class of i956. The Husky Growl was sold on a yearly basis in order to lessen the work of the staff and re- duce the cost of printing. Since the cost has been increasing in recent years, the Press Club has Business Manager BETTY ARNOLD THE HUSKY GROWL lEstablished l936j Published five times during the school year by the PRESS CLUB of GLOVERSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Gloversville, New York Editor in chief ,, ,,,, Mary Louise Wood News Editors ,,,, ,,,, R oxana Brown, Virginia Combothekras Editorial Editor ,,,,, ,,,, ,,,, , , , ,,,, , ,,,,, ,,,,,,,, N ancy Barter Ann Ruff Feature Editor , Sports Editor , , ,,Jerry Wood Exchange Editor ,, , ,Patty Stratton Art Editor , , Marsha Schofield Circulation Manager , Susanne Keaveney Business Manager ,,,, H Betty Arnold Photographer ,,,,,, , ,,,,,,, , ,,,,,, Ralph Ambrosino Typing Y,,,,, ,,,, C onnie Barone, Tess Crippen The editors and the advisor checked the Chris. Spy with the pink copy to see if all corrections had beet. made. Editor-in-Chief MARY LOUISE WOOD helped finance the paper by putting on social activities. This year the Press Club sponsored two dances which were very successful because of the cooperation among the club members, the advisor, Miss Connors, and the officers: Presi- dent, Fortune l-luntzinger, First Vice President, Carolyn Liberti, Second Vice President, Marion Tauber, Secretary-Treasurer, Judy Clough, Social Chairman, Anne Paul, Historian, Nancy Mulhall. HUSKY GROWL-First rovv, left to right: Jerry Wood, Pat Stratton, Beebe Combothekras, Roxana Brown, Mary Louise Wood, Miss Connors, Ann Ruff, Nancy Barter, Betty Arnold, Marsha Schofield. Second rovv. Rosalind Aulisi, Nancy Mulhall, Marijane Huizing, Connie Barone, Joanne Ruocco, Bonnie Archinal, Judy Clough, Marian Tauber, Carol Frank, Fortune Huntzinger, Gail Queeney, Joyce Haddaway, Susan Mills, Anne Paul, Nancy Gloning, Penny Wood. Third row: Louis Alderman, Nancy Carusso, Lynn Bown, Carole Roth, Josephine Slovack, Gail Leach, Jackie Bowen, Ruth Smalley, Betsy Lenz, Linda Miller, Penny Wor- ley, Patsy Batz. Fourth row: Howard Rubin, Bill Arnst, Pat Shields, Paciolla, Jane Perrone, Betty Dean Parker, Donna Marcus, Nancy Gifford, Karen Olsson, Madeline Ford, Maureen Meagher, Barbar War- ren, Hinda Seroussi, Sue Garonzik. Fifth rovvz Roxanne Ridgvvay, Barbara Hacko, Kathy Ferrara, Pat Yur- kovic, Janice Laurence, Carole Rossi, Harriet Lefkovvitz, Patricia Nicosia, Julia Mascardi, Dianne Gifford, Theresa Vecchio, Amy Rubin, Susin Louis, Louise Tropia, Joanne Risedorph, Joyce Thompson, Rovena Scribner, .lo Ann Ramsdell, Jane Lynch, Carol Schulman, Joan Lazarus. KEY CLUB-First row, left to right: David Maxfield, Lester Schlanger, Fred Kunkel, Nlr. Soule, Alan Sch- wartz, Bob Abele, Harry Robison. Second row: Merril Nlironer, Bob Nelkin, Garth Queeney, Louis Ros- marino, Tom Nlassad, Mike Ralbovsky, John Abrams, Dick Santella, Burton Reed, Charles Fox, Ted Horwitz. SER VICE KEY CLUB A club that is deserving of high praise for its excellent service for the past five years is called the Key Club. This organization was organized as the iunior branch of the local Kiwanis Club to perform services to the school and community. For many years now the club has rendered ser- vices in many ways to other organizations of G.H.S. lt offered a sizable donation to the foot- ball team for a moving picture camera and to the high school for the erection of a television an- tenna. Besides the usual activities, in the fall the mem- bers handled the scoreboard for all home games at Darling Field. During the basketball season, the club sold Scorecards to fill their depleted treasury. FELlClTA CLUB "Service to school and community" played a big part in the lives of the iunior and senior girls who made up the membership of the Felicita Club. The club's motto accounted for the girls servicing the Hospitality Shop at the Nathan Lit- tauer Hospital on weekends selling candy and other articles in order to make the patients more comfortable. This was well-handled by the chair- man of the Hospital Committee, Bonnie Archinal. The Felicita girls also worked for the local chapter of the Red Cross and solicited funds in the local door to door drives for benefits. During the basketball season they were practically in- dispensable at the Park Terrace Gym. The girls were called upon to usher and to sell candy and soft drinks. Mr. Soule scrutinizes a score card for errors while the This is one task, ushering, which is performed by the officers watch carefully. Felicita Club as a service to the school. FELICITA CLUB-First rovv, left to right: Sue Garonizek, Gail Leach, Lynne Brown, Johanna Bernstein, Rodena Simonds, Judy Brennan. Second rovv: Harriet Lefkowitz, Janice Lawrence, Edna Cannizzo, Kathy Ferrara, Dorothy Gargiulo, Joan Hale, Anna King, Marsha Schofield, Mrs. Craig. Third row: Rosalind Aulisi, Joan Benson, Joan Feldstein, Victoria Abdella, Janice Rumrill, Joan Morrison, Ruth Smalley, Carole Rossi, Madeline Ford. Fourth rovv: Mary Giardino, Margie Corbett, Pat Yurkovic, Barbara Hacko, Barbara Schelhaas, Marie Garofalo, Marlene Sweet, Barbara Warren, Karen Olsson. CLUBS Meetings were held weekly under the advisor- ship of Thomas Soules. The activities and financ- ing of projects were capably handled by its offi- cers: President, Alan Shwartz, Vice President, Fred Kunkel, Secretary, Bob Abele, Treasurer, Les- ter Schlanger, Corresponding Secretary, Harry Robinson. The officers and advisor decided upon an enlarged program for 1955-56 and, therefore, will increase membership in the Key Club. Financially sound, the organization has donated sums for worthy causes such as the Langvvorthy Scholarship Fund. Requests are scrutinized and studied carefully before a donation is granted. This year's officers, supervised by Mrs. Ruth Craig and Mrs. Betsey Robison, were: President, Sue Keaveney, Vice President, Roxana Brown, Secretary, Myrna Shannon, Treasurer, Virginia Combothekras, Historian, Elaine Budoff. FELICITA CLUB-First row, left to right: Judy Clough, Susan Mills, Janice Ecker, Pat Wessendorf, Sara LaRowe, Patsy Batz. Second row: Mary Louise Wood, Loretta Campbell, Mary Louise Ruggerio, Elaine Budoff, Myrna Shannon, Roxanna Brown, Susanne Keaveney, Virginia Combothekras, Bonnie Archinal, Jackie Bowen, Mrs. Robinson. Third row: Sandra Lucas, Pat Chislet, Anne Paul, Fortune Huntzinger, Clara Vertucci, Audrey Young, Nancy Barter, Ann Ruff, Mary Ann Ganster, Judy Rese, Cecile Ferrara, Nancy Mulhall, Naydia Quackenbush, Louise Gendron. Fourth row: Carol Frank, Marlene Gurga, Dawn Dudley, Carolyn Liberti, Dawn Flewelling, Ginny Hitchcock, Frieda Kolberg, Sayde Hoffman, Marilyn Perrone, Rosemary Underwood, Patricia Stratton. 53355. The French Club officers are discussing problems with Miss Cassidy, advisor. Gerry Sarantos, president, presides over a meeting of the officers to decide what affairs to discuss at the next meeting. FRENCH CLUB French Club has done much to encourage stu- dents who are studying the French language to apply their learning. With its officers: President, Gerry Sarantos, Vice President, Martha Balzano, Secretary, Nancy Barter, Recorder, Jacquelyn Mar- tin, and its Advisor, Miss Caroline Cassidy, the club planned and conducted its meetings in French. Every month a phase of French history, a physical aspect of the land itself, or some his- torical or interesting city or province is discussed. French songs and short skits also composed the entertainment. The meetings of "Le Cercle Francais," French Club, were usually held during the noon hour of the first Monday of every month, except on occasions when guest speakers have appeared before the club. Speakers presented films of their trips to France and notes on interesting places visited or events which happened to them. Other French Clubs from surrounding schools attended the meetings. This gave the clubs new ideas for expansion and betterment. The important feature of the French Club which was begun last year was the exchange of corre- spondence between students in France and stu- dents in the local French classes. This proved to be very successful and did much to acquaint our students with the actual home and school life of young Frenchmen. FRENCH CLUB-First row, left to right: Susanne Keaveney, Mary Louise Wood, Marian Tauber, Carol Frank, Gerry Sarantos, Miss Cassidy, Martha Balzano, Jackie Martin, Nancy Barter, Ann Ruff. Second rovv. Rosa- lind Aulisi, Kathie Ferrara, Sue Garonzick, Joan Frascatore, Carolyn Liberti, Maureen Martin, Carole Roth, David Maxfield, Caroline Richtmyer, Betsey Lenz, Sue Wood, Sue Mills, Carol Tropia, Harriet Lef- kowitz. LIBRARY CLUB-First row, left to right: Cheryl Johnson, Carol Girard, Louise Tropia, Miss Thompson, Phyllis McGillis, Ruth Smalley, Josephine Slovack. Second row: Janice Adelrnan, Evelyn Glover, Sandra Montgomery, Janet Bagans, Gloria Landrio, Ursula Del Signore, Florence Glover, Joyce Thompson, Pa- tricia Viskup, Ginny Spraker, Hinda Seroussi. Third row: Pat Yurkovic, Jeanette Tyszko, Carol Demarest Lois Wadsworth, Janice Stoutnerg Suzanne Frederick, Maureen Meagher, Esther Marshall, Joyce Benson, Marlene Sweet. Some of the customary duties of the library workers were to check books in and out, to pre- pare the fine list and overdue notices, to keep the shelves correctly arranged, to process news- papers, to aid in the ordering of new books, to collate books, to prepare new books for circula- tion, and to draw up special bibliographies for many different subiects. This year the outstanding work of the club has been the making of a Library handbook. lt will be a valuable tool for new members as well as the present ones who from time to time may be changed from iob to iob. For many weeks the members prepared for the annual Book Week project. All bulletin boards in the school were gaily decorated with fancy papers, book iackets, and lettering. Weekly changes were made in connection with the sec- ond floor showcase and the bulletin board. Meetings were held once a month, alternating in the afternoon and the evening. Dues collected were used for CARE book fund to purchase books desperately needed in foreign countries. All this was done by the following officers: President, Phyllis McGillis, Vice President, Ruth Smalley, Secretary, Louise Tropia, Treasurer, Carol Girard. The librarian, Tillie M. Thompson served as ad- visor. LIBRARY CLUB Library club members take care of the main desk. They also handle other chores as this being done by Phyllis McGillis. Bulletin board display is being arranged by Library Club mem bers for Book Week. ! ORCHESTRA-First row, left to right: Nancy Jones, Gary Thompson, Ralph Ambrosino, Penny Wood, Joyce Haddaway, Mr. Gerald Burakoff. Second row: Alan Dye, Evelyn Farr, Barbara Rose, Juanita Con- rey, James Lawton, Louis Rosmarino, Bob Abele. Third row: John Gaylor, Walter Boynton, Carl Locatelli, Sidney Batty, Sue Greene, Frank Malagisi, Patty Degnan, Gail Queeney, Shirley Gifford. ORCHESTRA The T955-56 school year saw a big improve- ment in the orchestra under the direction of Ger- ald Burakoff. An attempt was made to add more members to the nucleus of thirty members to make the orchestra a bigger and better organi- zation. The ultimate goal was a fifty piece orches- tra. Although the orchestra was unable to perform at the Senior Play because of the nature of the play, it did offer selections in conjunction with assembly programs. The orchestra played a major part in the Spring Music Festival held on March 22. It upheld its traditional role of supplying the necessary and pleasing music for the graduation exercises on June 26. During November, G.l-l.S. sent three members, Patty Wood, Ralph Ambrosi- Mr. Burakoff is working very hard to produce a satisfactory orchestra. no, and Barbara Rose to attend the New York Sectional All-State Orchestra at Saratoga. The or- chestra entered into the festivities of the Fulton County Musical Festival at Northville during the second semester. The orchestra also used the rotating system. Section rehearsals for various instruments were held according to a plan established by William Cooney, Director of Music. Members of the or- chestra missed a class once every seven weeks. It proved to be a worthwhile experiment. The officers who worked with Mr. Burakoff, Secretary and Treasurer, were President, Bob Abele, Vice President, Louis Rosmanno, Historian, Shirley Gifford. One rehearsal after another produced excellent results. BAND-First row, left to right: Joyce Gordon, Barry Edelstein, Carl Mondville, Lewis Alderman, Robert Nelkin, Teddy Horwitz, Fred Siegel, Bob Winig, Mr. Cresanti, Second row: Jeanette Tyszko, Jane Lynch, Patty Degnan, Phyllis Stoutner, Mariiane Huizing, Bev Cohen, Pat Chislet, Bob Gargiulo, Albert Peck, Bob Harris, Bob Hammond, Third row: James Reed, Sandy Locatelli, Sandy Goodbread, Bob Chetwynd, Joan Goodbread, Millie Semprevio, Gail Queeney, Don Gargiulo, Merril Mironer, Sidney Batty, Jeffrey Antevil. Fourth row: Hubert Boger, Albert Mills, Dave Maxfield, Larry Peck, Abe Seroussi, Bill Klymkow. BAND The band was given new life by the appoint- ment of Vincent Cresanti as band director. His immediate task last fall was to re-organize the band by balancing the band with more color instruments. By the middle of September Mr. Cresanti had whipped into shape an effective organization of fifty-five members. The band participated in community parades and played at home football games. More im- portant were the drills performed on the football field between the halves. lt took many daily drills at Littauer Field and extra time on Saturday morning at Darling Field to execute the forma- tions in precision style. The band traveled to Sara- toga to keep our team in the undefeated ranks. Rehearsals pay off on Saturday afternoon when the football crowd are entertained. The financing of this proiect was underwritten by the Student Council. Later they sponsored a dance To repay the loan. Two members of the band, Bob Miller and Sid- ney Batty, were sent to the New York State All- State Band at Saratoga on November i8 and l9. ln the spring the band entered into the Spring Con- cert on April 19 at the Boulevard School. It also ioined the Fulton County Music Festival in North- ville on April 27, Mr. Cresanti served as band chairman. To aid in establishing a better band for G.H.S., the band resorted to the rotation plan. Such group instruction proved to be beneficial. Mr. Cresanti, the conductor, is pleased with the result at band rehearsal. sl Members of the Student Council vote on a proposition to improve spelling in our high school. gl , This year's Student Council had two new fea- tures. There was the addition of the freshman representatives and its president to the Council to represent the ninth grade. Second the Council found it had a new advisor, Richard Lucas. The first important item of business at the end of September was the election of officers: Presi- dent, Fred Kunkel, Vice President, Joe Andreana, Secretary Carol Frank, Treasurer, Jerry Wood. The Council planned its work according to its constitution. Its purposes were to promote the general welfare of the school, to provide for stu- dent co-operation, and to participate in the man- agement of school affairs, however, any action taken must be approved by the principal. All awards were made by recommendation of the coaches and advisors. These were approved by the Council if the students concerned had passed requirements set by the Council for an award. The Student Council offered excellent training for the elected members to serve as the leaders of tomorrow. This opportunity was constantly given each Tuesday at 8 A.M. as the Council met in session in room 304. Before the meeting, the officers assemble with Mr. Lucas to look over the agenda. STUDENT COUNCIL-First row, left to right: Mr. Lucas, Carol Frank, Fred Kunkel, Joe Andreana, Jackie Martin, Joan Draffen. Second row: Peter Jung, Tom Massad, Jerry Wood, Bill Yanno, Bob Mosconi, Carole Rossi, Karen Olsson, Pat Batz. Third row: Toby Durkee, Penny Wood, Esther Marshall, Roxanne Ridgeway, Maureen Martin, Donna Licardo, Bill Arnst. The Football Handbook Staff played an impor- tant role during the football season. ln the early fall, members were active in obtaining ads for the score card. The handbook was published four times through the effort of the members and ad- visors. The staff also sold copies of the handbook before and during each home game. The Commercial Department has supervised this protect for years. The publication has been a financial success every year. The profit is given annually to the Student Activities Fund. The Fund in turn has alloted the money to less profitable organizations or activities such as sports and pub- lications. The purpose of the handbook publication is to print informative material about the football game for the fans' use. The players' names and numbers, space for score keeping, and the names of the cheerleaders were printed upon the score card. The success of the Football Handbook was largely due to its advertisers, the football fans, and staff cooperation. The Club advisors, Miss Catherine Drury, Mrs. Winifred Fleig, and Mrs. Betsey Robison, and the officers: President, Ann Ruff, Vice President, Sue Keaveney, Secretary, Vincy Nigro, Treasurer, Ruth Smalley, worked effectively to produce this year's handbook. The football team scans the score card before the Gloversville Johnstown game. Mr. Harry Gill, a constant supporter of high school affairs purchases a football scorecard, FOOTBALL HANDBOOK-First row, left to right: Miss Drury, Ruth Smalley, Ann Ruff, Vincy Nigro, Gerry Sarantos, Mrs. Fleig, Second row: Marie DeSantis, Emilia Lauritano, Gail Leach, Pat Yurkovick, Lynne Bown, Barbara Hacko, Shirley Benton, Joan Bendl, Cheryl Johnson, Rosalind Aulisi. This year many changes were made in the organization of Choir As before, it was com- posed of juniors and seniors, but it was divided into sections-a girls' choir and a mixed choir. Mrs. Cohan directed the mixed choir. They met three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in room 304-E. The girls' choir was under the direction of Clarence Getz. This section met on the same day in the auditorium. Choir "A" performed at the Christmas program, which featured "Break Forth, O Beauteous Hea- venly Light," a chorus from the Christmas Ora- tories by Bach. The choir also performed at the Spring Concert in March and later at the May Festival. Members from the choir were elected to participate in the Fulton County Festival. Mr, Getz conducts the girls' choir section of Choir "A' the auditorium. A change was made in the administration or- ganization of the choir. Instead of the usual of- ficers, Pat Viskup and Eleanor Robbins were elec- ted as librarians. These girls kept the music and folders of the choir in order, In the spring, the members of Choir "A" went on an outing at Caroga Lake. This was financed by the Spring Concert. 1 CHOIR "A" CHOIR "A"-First row, left to right: Susan Mills, Mrs. Ellen Cohan, Karen Olsson. Second row: Evelyn Glover, Barbara Jones, Ginnie Spraker, Patricia Van Vranken, Lana Dwyer, Patricia Viskup, Dawn Flewell- ing, Doreen Watson, Noreen Lyon, Shirley Salvione, Dawn Ambrosino, Betty Beal, Eleanor Robbins, Sue Furbeck, Shirley Frederick. Third row: Yvonne Salvione, Marie Recesso, Theresa Vecchio, Marianne Steen- burgh, Pat Yurkovic, Cindy Raimo, Mary Louise Ruggerio, Anne Paul, Loretta Picardi, Connie Barone, Lynne Bown, Pat Ponticello, Marie Russo. Fourth row: Nancy Jones, Audrey Young, Barbara Vine, Gail Leach, Sara Barter, Janice Laurence, Joan De Lorenzo, Carol De Simone, Carol Rossi, Edna Cannizzo. Fifth row: Judith Nash, Janice Stoutner, Betty Arnold, Jeanne Hinman, Leona Brown, Sam Brown, Weston Agor, Tom Massad, Ron Chizek, Al LaPorta, Bert Vonderahe, Charles Recesso, Scott Houghteling, Joan Draffen, Louise Gendron, Dick Alofs, Nancy Maneth, Loretta Campbell, Judy Clough, Judy Brennan, Carolyn Liberti, Dawn Dudley, Ted Perham, Fred Kunkel. CHOIR "B"-First row, left to right: Kay Licardo, Louise Tropia, Carlyn Agor, Ruth Salm, Sandra Saling, Judy Draffen, Sharon Marlene Chamberlain, Mary Ann Studenic Sanges, Ellen Smith, Lianne Chetwynd, L Young, Margaret Warner, Barbara Frasier, Sue Green, Donna Mitler, Lola Chamberlain. Second row: Mary Dooner, Sandra Potente, Karen Marshall, Susan Jacobson, Celia Combothekras, , Audrey Gordon, Pat Jenkins. Third row: Mrs. Cohan, Joan inda Miller, Rose Zambri, Lucinda Pelligrino, Dawn Kennedy, Lois Kadle, Josephine Slovik, Maureen Meagher, Reba Rettig, Shelia Thyne, Audrey Champion, Jean Lynch, Betsy Lenz, Jane Lynch, Joanne Risendorph, Amilia Lauritano, Sharon Stratton. Fourth row: Dorothy Ward, Joyce Fisher, Karen Elenbeck, Mary Lou Boyd, Joan Lazarus, Carol Schuman, Patricia Johnson, Beverly Robbins, Marion Muddle, Kathryn Shepard, Joyce Yanno, Joan Bendl, Sheryl Johnson, Carol Girard, Thelma Robbins, Juanita Brewer, Beverly Colby, Janice Adelman, Halia Crippen. Fifth row. Angelina Malagaisi, Rebecca Phillips, Judy Trippoda, Dianne Dittmar, Carol Dye, Mary Rhodes, Penny Worley, Annette Tate, Mary Lou Walker, Pat Degman, Joanne Ramsdel, Roxanna Ridgeway, Sonia Fremmer. Sixth row: Gene Steel, Jim Reed, Daniel VanTassel, Henry Tauber, Jack McCullough, Ray Ambrosino, Ronald Strausser, Dianne Gifford, Julia Mascardi, Avon Valachovic, Jean Barclay. Seventh row: Roselyn Finn, Sandra Lyon, Betty Dean Parker, Emily Rouadi, Sally Raimo, Nancy Wilbur, Phelps Forrest, Frank Salluzzo, Jerry Lasker, Garth Queeney, Gary Thompson, Bruce Miller, Marvin Harrick, Steve Rothschild, Carl Shepard, Vincent Sanges, George Nicholson, Patricia Sheilds, Nancy Gloning, Marcia Southern. CHOIR " " Several changes were made in the organiza- tion of Choir "B." Although it is still composed of sophomores and freshmen, it has been divided into two parts, a girls' choir and a mixed choir. Mrs. Cohan directed the mixed choir. They met twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday in room 304-E. The girls' choir was under the direction Mrs. Ellen Cohan directs a mixed section of Choir "B" in room 304-E. of Clarence Getz. This section of the choir met twice on the same days in the auditorium. Choir "B" took part in the Christmas program. Two girls from the choir, .Lucinda Peligrino and Carole Girard, sang a solo part in "l Wonder As I Wander." The members also participated in the Spring Festival in March and the Music Festival in May. With Choir "A" the members of Choir "B" went on an outing in the spring at Caroga Lake. Trans- portation was financed by the Spring Concert. Due to changes, there were no executive of- ficers. The only office was that of the librarian which was held iointly by Audrey Champion and Diane Gifford. The duty of the librarian was to keep the music and folders in order. BOOSTER CLUB-First row, left to right: Natalie DiCaprio, Amy Rubin, Carole Rossi, Harriet Lefkowitz, Janice Lawrence, Barbara Hacko, Janice Stoutner, Marlene Sweet, Pat Yurkovic. Second row: Donna Ter- ranova, Susan Mills, Sara Barter, Betty Arnold, Carol DeSimone, Joan DeLorenzo, Joyce Potter, Sandy Lucas. Third row: Angela D'Ericco, Johanna Bernstein, Victoria Abdella, Lucille Christiano, Carol Huptick, Margaret Warner, Penny Worley, Donna Licardo, Audrey Young. Fourth row: Joan Sovik, Clara Vertucci, Phyllis Stoutner, Dianne Dittmar, Jeannerie Pierce, Ann Connolly, Carole Dye. BOOSTER CLUB Booster Club under the advisorship of Richard Aiken had the following slate of officers: President, Sue Keaveney, Vice Presi- dent, Betty Arnold, Secretary, Virginia Combothekras, and Treas- urer, Sara Barter. The purpose of this 'club was to support scholas- tic and sporting events of G.H.S. This cheering nucleus was present at pep, rallies and football games to boost the morale of the teams. The club was open to all high school girls. Meetings were held on alternate Thursdays at noon in the auditorium. RED CROSS COUNCIL The advisorship of the Red Cross Council was transferred to two G.H.S. instructors, Mrs. Dorothy Clark and Wellington Vande- Walker. Both were very instrumental in reorganizing the club. First, each homeroom elected a representative. These representa- tives met with the advisors to lay plans. During, the first semester, the representatives made a strong appeal for funds to the Na- tional Junior Red Cross Drive. During the second semester, the representatives volunteered to undertake any requests that were extended by the local Red Cross Chapter. RED CROSS-First row, left to right: Judy Clough, Nancy Barter, Ursula Ciaccio, Fortune Huntzinger, Cindy Raimo, Nancy Jones , Joan Duff. Second row: Sally Raimo, Harriet Lefkowitz, Donna Marcus, Maureen Meagher, Joan Heald, Nancy .lo Smith, Nancy Ann Caruso, Nan Wilber, Sharon Potente. Third row: Noel Evangelista, Betsy Lenz, Dorothy Baker, Marvin Fraiser. MOVIE PROJECTlONlST-First row, left to right: Bruce Shaffer, Kenneth Rulison, Grant Smedley, Carl Mandeville, Brian Richardson, Burt Reed, David Berger, John Migliavaera, Al Peck, Jim Reed. Second row: Mr. Cullen, Al Erb, Ed Bremer, Garth Queeney, Don Sanders, Paul Knishin, Dick Adelman, Louis Alderman, John Thyne. MOVIE PROJECTIONISTS The Proiectionist Club consisted of thirty-five boys who showed educational films and filmstrips to classes during their free per- iods. The boys, under the direction of James Cullen, were taught to operate movie proiectors, filmstrip machines, and other audio-visual equipment which teachers use to make learning easier and more interesting. The proiectionists also showed films for various community organizations from time to time. This group thus rendered a valuable service to both the school and the community. QUADRILLE CLUB increasing interest was shown by our students in dancing. The initial meeting of the Quadrille Club, held in November under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Miller, elected the follow- ing officers: President, Fred Kunkel, Vice President, David- Max- field, Secretary, Shirley Robbins, Treasurer, Abe Seroussi. Members advanced so quickly that it was possible for the callers to offer new drills. These were accomplished with the perfection necessary for exhibitions normally not attained until February. The more proficient members were invited to the Adult dance called by two name callers from the West. QUADRILLE CLUB-First row, left to right: Sally Raimo, Nancy Caruso, Julia Mascardi, Linda Wilson, Cindy Raimo, Nancy Jones, Joan Duff. Second row: Sally Raimo, Harriet Lefkowitz, Donna Marcus, Second row: Mrs. Miller, Teresa Vecchio, Raila Crippen, Barbara Walters, Carol Jeffers, Joyce White, Nancy Barter, Tess Crippen, Cheryl Johnson, Joan Bendl, Joyce Haddaway, Mr. Miller. Third row: Pat Nicosia, Allan Moses, Madeline Ford, Barbara Warren, Joan Darling, Rosina D'Errico, Carolyn Hoffman, Donna Ferguson, Frank Havlipk, Joyce Thompson, Tom Ambrosino. Fourth row: Eleanor Robbins, Barney Galinsky, Diane Gifford, Emogene Ferguson, Terry Nellis, Marsha Schofield, David Starr, Patsy Batz. Fifth row: Jack Ambrosino, Barbara Rose, Joe Bendino, Fred Hundertmark, Dick Cook, Donna Kennedy, Lois Kadle, Charles Hansen, Bill Arnst. Sixth row: Paul Kniskern, Pat Wessendorf, Chris Rossbach, Janice Rumrill, Jean Barclay, Don Bonfey, Thelma Robbins, Janet Thumb, Judy Kaminsky, Hinda Seroussi. 'I ni fs 5 K 79 3' f 5 Q1 - 569 E6 694 FOOTBALL-First row, left to right: Tom Cornick, Jimmy Izzo, Arthur Soules, Carl Locatelli, William Smith, Edward Cerasia, Thomas Caruso, John Davin, Ralph Lauritano, Anthony Cannizzo, Richard Gill, Sam Brown, Second row: Larry Baird, Joseph DiMaio, Vinnie DiMezza, Joseph Liebl, Bill Yanno, Vinnie DiGiacomo, Ronald Jablonski, Michael Durkee, Leo Sicilia, Gerald Marshall, Fred Dougherty. Third row: Charles Kohler, George Albanese, Ernest Ruberti, Abraham Seroussi, Raymond Parker, Frank Graziono, Jerry Wood, Jerry Roscigno, Bruce Hobbs, Fourth row: Coach Weiss, Donald Brooks, Edwin Bremer, Avery, Bill Crump, Coach Croucher. FOOTBALL The 1955 season of the Gloversville Varsity Football team was one of the best in recent G.H.S. history. The team went undefeated in seven games. Two factors aided this achievement. The first was the expert handling of the team by our new head coach, Jack Weiss, and our new line coach, Richard Croucher. The second was the unity among the boys. This teamwork brought victory week after week. The team was not exceptionally strong on of- fense. The leadership of James lzzo and Tom Cornick, co-captains, served as a stimulus in mak- ing the team known for its defense. An open date or' "'-iober 22 gave the boys an opportunity to see the Syracuse-Maryland game at Syracuse. Coach Weiss seized upon the offer to acquaint the team with the tactics of the Maryland team. i955 FOOTBALL SCORES 1 1 'l Co-Captain RALPH JAMES IZZO LAURITANO Halfback Tackle G.H.S. OPP, Sept. 26-Amsterdam ..... .,.... l 2 O Oct. 1-at Saratoga ............ ,..... 7 O Oct. 8-Christian Brothers ....,. ...... 'I 3 6 Oct. I5-at New Hartford ....... ...... 6 0 Oct. 29-Oneonta .....,,.......... ...... O 0 Nov. 5-at Philip Schuyler ....... ...... 2 6 .O Nov. I2-Johnstown ........,,... ..,.. . .. .... .. 0 O Co-Captain TOM CORNICK Center TIM CARUSO Halfback EDWARD JACK CERASIA DAVIN Halfback End Early last fall a call was made to the four classes of G.H.S. and seventy-two girls tried out for cheerleading. Before the committee made up of Miss Betty Meagher, Miss Marie Sarantos, Miss Shirley Andrews, Miss Ada Busse, Richard Lucas, and Arthur Ferguson, fourteen candidates were selected to represent the varsity and iunior var- sity squads in cheerleading. The squads were immediately called together by Miss Sarantos, advisor, and the varsity chose Loretta Picardi to be Captain with twoCo-Captains to aid her, Louise D'Errico and Patty Stratton. The iunior varsity squad chose Millie Semprevio as Captain with CHEERLEADERS Janice Lawrence and Kathryn Ferrara as Co- Captains. The cheerleaders created a great deal of school spirit at football and basketball games. The stu- dent body gave them whole-hearted support. They sponsored hops and pep rallies. Dances were held throughout the year to raise funds to cover expenditures for trips and uniforms. At the end of the season, the cheerleaders were invited as guests to the Touchdown Club Football banquet. They took an active part in the programming to make it interesting to all. CHEERLEADERS-First row, left to right: Lynne Bown, Sara LaRowe, Louise D'Errico, Loretta Picardi, Pat Stratton, Pat Ponticello, Rosalind Aulisi. Second row: Janice Lawrence, Carol Rossi, Sara Barter, Millie Semprevio, Kathie Ferrara, Joyce Yanno, Nancyslones. Vim 'i ABE SEROUSSI Guard JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL The 1955 Junior Varsity Football team, coached by Richard Silvernail and Wellington VandeWalk- er, was hampered seriously by many injuries and by the constant shift of improved players to the varsity squad. lts curtailed strength had a great effect upon the season's scores. G.H.S. lost four games, in fact, Johnstown defeated the team twice. G.H.S. won against Amsterdam by con- sistent running on the part of Jim Clarkin, quar- terback, James Roscigno, fullback, and Edward Cosselman, halfback. The team had little experi- ence before its first game. RICHARD ART GILL SOULES Tackle Halfback The coaches were gratified with the turnout of freshmen. They will be looking forward to a better season with a more experienced team. T955 JV FOOTBALL SCORES G.H.S. OPP, Oct. TO-Canaioharie Oct. I7-Sa ratoga .,,,. Oct. 24-Johnstown Oct. at Amsterdam Nov. 7-at Johnstown JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL-First row, left to right: Pete Ricardi, Ernest Ruberti, Gary Lasher, Anthony Cannizzo, Alexander Collar, Paul Shwartz, Larry Howland, Peter Piazza, Frank Malagisi, James Clarkin. Second row: Gerald Chetyvynd, Domonic Izzo, Jeffrey Scribner, Robert Hogaboon, Guy Cioccio, John Hodlin, Joe Bendino, Fred Hunterrnark, Toby Durkee, Edward Cosselman. Third row: Mr. Silvernail, David Heacock, Jack Bona, Grant Smedley, Alvin Waffel, Michael Isolda, Robert Patterson, Carl Mandeville, Anthony Barone, Mr. Vanderwalker. Fld Janice Ecker Donna Aguilera Johanna Bernstein, TWIRLERS-First row, left to right: Lynne e man, , , Karen Olsson, Judy Terranova, Betty Otto, Susan Corwin, Judy Draffen, Marie Vietri, Mariorie Shafer, Anna King, Joanne Marcoux. Second row: Patsy Bati, Barbara Streeter, Pat Rupert, Barbara Warren, ' d B bara Carol Rozycki, Elinore Starin, Nancy Smith, Pamela Ferrara, Sandra Bradshaw, Joyce Gor on, ar Wilmer, Mary Mouyious, Rosena Raguso, Jeanne Vietri, Ursula DelSignore, ,Marsha Schofield, Marguerite Ruggerio, Phyllis McGillis, Joan Hale. The students of G.H.S. were very proud of their twirlers this year. Under the direction of Vincent Cresanti and the leadership of Betty Otto and assistant directors, Lynn Feldman and Jo Ann Marcoux, the thirty twirlers did much to enliven school spirit. The girls performed during the half periods at football games. They were also seen at the head of the G.H.S. band in the Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day parades. The twirlers 'K is , -f X K I :I Vi 3 l T J , ', FRANK GEORGE CANNIZZO ALBANESE End Guard TWIRLERS spent many hours of practice perfecting routines and formations as well as skill. This was revealed in their excellent performances. They were com- mended on the precision with which they exe- cuted their formations, the "G", the head of a rabbit used in the bunny hop, the maze and double maze, and the little red school house. The enthusiasm of the twirlers did much to promote school spirit and add color to our local football games. SAM BROWN End -0 f . ,L ab' ,M J r 3, ' 4 ANTHONY ' LEO r IAAI A r CANNIZZO a slcluA ,iw Guard Guard w wg, Ax ackle 1955 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS T235 , N 232 j ,H 3 WFS y .fa- , wavy , A EDWARD ERNEST COSSELMAN RUBERTI Halfback Fullback X'-,N , - , jf LARRY BAIRD 1 Guard ,ia 3 A iffy P5 ' ESE Joe DIMAIO End 5' A -A 4 .Q BILL SMITH Quarterback RICHARD BONA Guard Q F' rr f N 48 I nw X X fm- N A NX X Mr .95 ,lm , ajax fag? 'NK fw A S JOHN STOFFOLANO K , .b .' .A ff' 5 CHARLES WARNER Forward BRUCE HOBBS Forwa rd mifmkf gg J rf FRED DOUGHERTY Forward Guard THE 1955 56 HOOPSTERS JOHN RICHTER Center Co-Captain JACK PALCOVIC Guard DICK ALOFS Forward Co-Captain RICHARD HORWITZ Guard VARSITY BASKETBALL-First row, left to right: John Stoffolano, Jack Palcovic, Coach Ko- buskie, Dick Horwitz, Dick Bona. Second row: Dick Stewart, Bruce Hobbs, Fred Dougherty, John Richter, Dick Alofs, Charles Warner, Mike Pozefsky. VARSITY BASKETBALL Coach Jack Kobuskie and some of the team players iust before the first game of the season. The basketball season was here again! With hopes high, G.H.S. entered into its first game with Amsterdam. The first half showed promise, but Amsterdam left the court with a major vic- tory. The team, then, won three games in a row. The fans thought the team was about to offer competition for first or second place in the league. Unfortunately, the games during and after the holiday season proved this to be false. Although Gloversville defeated Johnstown by eighteen points in the first game, it lost to the Twin City team by one point in the second game. Perhaps one of the factors contributing to our losses was that the players had little varsity ex- perience. The depletion of the squad by gradua- tion in T955 had its effect upon the T955-56 season. Coach Kobuskie and such players as John Stoffolano, Bruce Hobbs, and Charles Warner certainly tried their best to make the team a win- ning one. 46 Nov. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Jan. Jan. Jan, Jan. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. T955-56 BASKETBALL SCORES GHS 26-Amsterdam ...... ......... 4 O 2-Johnstown ....... U61 9-Draper ................ ........ 6 4 'IO-at St. Mary's .... , ....... 50 T6-at Mechanicville . ......... 37 T7-Fort Plain ,,,,.... M60 23-Oyster Bay CL.I.D .......38 30-at Amsterdam .....,. . .,....... 45 6-At Scotia .......... 46 T3-Saratoga .. . .....,.. .45 20-at Johnstown .... ..... 5 3 28-at Little Falls ..... .......,, 4 2 3-at Draper ...... . 4-St. Mary's .. . .. TO-Mechanicville .. 17-Scotia ........... 18-at Fort Plain .. 24-at Saratoga ...... 68 ..55 ........64 .....,...57 63 OPP 57 43 53 46 39 45 74 64 7l 72 54 48 57 57 60 79 64 76 Nov. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. 1955-56 BASKETBALL SCORES 26-Amsterdam .... 2-Johnstown 9-Draper . .. 10-at St. Mary's 16-at Mechanicville 17-Fort Plain .... ....... 23-Oyster Bay CL.I.j 30-at Amsterdam . 6-at Scotia .... , .. 13-Saratoga . 20-at Johnstown ..... 28-at Little Falls ...... 3-at Draper ....... 4-St. Mary's . 10-Mechanicville 17-Scotia .. ..... . .. 18-at Fort Plain .... 24-at Saratoga GHS OPP . 53 43 ........59 34 ........47 59 28 48 ........45 54 38 37 . 33 51 ........45 A2 ........61 75 74 55 ........69 41 .44 58 ........66 39 ........64 45 ........69 51 ........77 54 . 59 31 46 59 The Jayvee games this year provided a great deal of excitement for GHS fans. It was a hus- tling, fast, and fighting ball club of prospective varsity sharp-shooters. This spirit paid off with several victories and few losses. Such stalwarts as Brian O'Hare, Ray Parker, Butch Ruberti, Phil Semprevio, and Bob Winig proved too much for the opposition. The great playing of these and other boys resulted in a high- ly successful season under the direction of Coach Leo Hallenbeck. It was his second year at coach- ing junior varsity basketball. The Jayvee team suffered its initial defeat in the first Draper game. The visitors were in front throughout the game. However, the team made a strong comeback in the second game with Draper. A thrilling game was won against Fort Plain on the seventeenth of December. After losing three straight games, Coach Hallenbeck's club wound up on the winning end of the score, 38- 37. Fort Plain, with one minute to go, led with one point. Ray Parker netted two points on a jump shot for the 38-37 victory. JA YVEES BASKETBALL Coach Leo Hallenbeck discusses strategy with two players in a practice session. JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL-First row, left to right: Manager Merriel Maroner, Manager Larry Peck, Jim Schweitzer, Steve Rothschild, Brian O'Hare, Jim Roscigno, Manager Louis Adelman, Coach Leo Hallenbeck. Second row: Bill Banovic, Gerry Lasher, Ernie Ruberti, Raymond Parker, Phil Semprevio, Dick Holden, Bob Winig. For the first time a wrestling team has been organized at G.H.S. The team, which consisted of eighteen members, was instructed in the act of wrestling by Coach John Weiss. He was as- sisted by Wellington Vande-Walker. Three of the eighteen members, James Izzo, Eddie Cerasia, and Tom McFarlane, had had experience in wres- tling. They helped to lighten the work of the coach. The lightest member of the team, David Starr, weighed lil pounds, the heaviest, John Castiglione, weighed 210 Pounds. Members of the team met every day after school except Thursday at the Park Terrace School. The boys who were interested in wrestling met for the first time November 21. Coach Weiss briefed the fellows in what could be expected during the season. The coach then called for practice after the Christmas vacation. The team arranged a schedule of matches with other schools. Some of these failed to material- ize. Exhibitions were held between the halves of the basketball games. The boys, who turned out, enjoyed the sport. They found it a good conditioning factor. The coach hoped more of the younger boys would appear for the sport next winter. 1956 WRESTLING T956 WRESTLING SCHEDULE February 9fSaratoga . ., . There February 20-Van Hornesville , ,There February 27-Van Hornesville . .. .Here March 9-Saratoga There This is not a hold. From the referee's position Kunkel is trying an escape by using a "sit-out." BOYS' WRESTLING-First row, left to right: Edward Cerasia, Bert Vonderahe, Jerry Wood, Gary Ruberti, Tom McFarlane, Larry Baird. Second row: Don Walther, Tom Cornick, Jim lzzo, Fred Kunkel, Bill Smith, John Castiglione. Third row: Coach Weiss, Jeff Scribner, David Starr, Grant Smedley, Coach Van de Walker. The 1955 track team, led by Co-Captains Har- old Stoftolano and William Pozefsky, had an ac- tive season with five victories in eight meets. Coach Jim Sinon, starting his eighth year, stated that Al LaPorta, who raced in the hurdles, 220 yard dash, and relay events, was the high point scorer. Bill Pozefsky was runner up in scor- ing. He featured in the 1OO yard dash and the 220 yard dash. Dick Gill was the outstanding weight man participating in both the shot and discus events. Gloversville was represented on the sectional 2 team by Tim Orcutt, Class "B" Section 2, Broad Jump Champion. Participants prepare for the mile run at the Gloversville ln- vitational Meet, SEASON'S RECORD FOR 1955 Dual-Saratoga ,,c,,. H ,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,, ,,c,,,,,A,,,,, A pril 30 Saratoga ssss as 5 ,,,,,, 63V2-1st Gloversville ,,ss.,.. ,,,,, 40172-2nd Novice-Gloversville ,,..,, May 2 Gloversville .cs.....c,scs .,,.c 6 2-1st Johnstown .,,.....,,,, . ,..,. 42-2nd Invitational-GloversviIle so c.cc cccc.,,...,. M ay 7 llion cccc so ss.s,ccc G ss.,,,.....,,, ..... 4 1 378-lst Gloversville ....,,,, ,....c,cc 3 7-3rd Dual-Gloversville ,,s.,, scc, M ay 10 Gloversville ...,,,,, .,,,. 7 7-lst Scotia ,cc............,,, Dual-Gloversville 27-2nd ---- May 13 Gloversville ....u.,.,,, ...s. 6 6-1ST Amsterdam ,.s......,,,,. 38-2nd Invitational-Saratoga ,,,.. .... M ay 21 Glens Falls .,.....v, -.fff 3l-lST Gloversville ,u,,., .... 3 -7Tl1 Dual-Amsterdam ,,,. May 26 Gloversville ,,,,, ffs. 7 2-lS'f Amsterdam ,,,,,...... 32-2I'1Cl Sectionals-Johnstown ..,, ...-..Y... J Une 4 Glens Falls ,,,,,,,..... ..-.. 3 7 U3-lSf Gloversville ..,,,,,., ..-f4 l 0 7710-5th Dual-Gloversville ....,, -,------e J Une 8 Gloversville ,,,.sccac fVvf--- 5 9-lS'f Johnstown ,,... ----Vf 4 5-2nd 1955 TRACK TRACK-First row, left to right: Harry Robinson, Nick Cannizzio, Alphonso La Porta, Paul Cordone, Har- old Stoffolano, Mark Schwed, John Hornett, Richard Bona, Chris Rossbach. Second row: Herbert Unislaw- ski, Richard Gill, Bernie Fountain, Eugene Seeley, Tommy Ambrosino, Timmy Caruso, John Stoffolano, Jimmy Izzo, Third row: Fred Kunkel, Tom MacFarlane, Carl Roller, Michael Durkee, Jerry Wood, Tim Orcutt, Sam Brown, Abe Seroussi. Fourth row: Louis Alderman, Robert Brown, William Banovic, Stephan Naiman, Coach Sinon, Coach Burns, Manager Bob Mosconi, Marvin Frasier, William Arnst, Joe Bendino, James Graydon. Not shown: Co-Captain Bill Pozefsky, Bob Feinstock, William Wheeler, Frank Carangelo. fi Y 't The cross country squad ot this year, which was the best in the schooI's history, had an ex- cellent season. Gene Seeley was the individual winner for G.H.S. in every meet. The rest ot the varsity included Harry Robison, Al LaPorta, Bernie Fountain, Billy Arnst, Dick Bona, Chris Rossbach. The Harriers were coached by Jim Sinon and captained by Harry Robison and Chris Rossbach. The season's record as a whole was three dual victories, one triangular victory, and three meet championships. The highlights ot the season were the sectionals in which G.H.S. retained the class B-C-D-E Charripionships, and the state champion- ships at Bear Mountain in which G.H.S. came in second. The best team running by the squad was turned in at the Cobleskill interscholastic Run in which the G.H.S. team posted the lowest score in the history ot the event with three men among the first tour finishers. These were Seeley, Robi- son, and Bona. The Gloversville Invitational meet, which in- cluded twenty-one teams from thirteen schools, CROSS COUNTRY Top: Coach Sinon explains the set-up and details for the Cobleskill interscholastic Run. Bottom: Calisthenics are very important in sports. This is a favorite with the runners. CROSS COUNTRY-First row, left to right: Bob Mosconi, Tom MacFarlane, Eugene Seeley, Richard Bona, Harry Robison, Chris Rossback, Tom Ambrosino, Al LaPorta, Bernie Fountain, Fred Kunkel. Second row: Dale Nicholson, Frank Havilick, Mike Posefsky, Carl Feinstock, Pete Bassett, Bill Banovic, Alan Moses, Bill Arnst, Dave Maxtield, Gilbert Wagner. Third row: Bill Wheeler, Bob Brown, Larry Peck, Leon Dorman, Richard Cook, Larry Wilson, John Stoftolano, Barney Galinsky, Bob Boles. Fourth row: Louis Alderman, Melvin O'Donnell, Coach Sinon, Warren Robbins, Larry Goodemote. Not shown: Richard Johnston, John McCulloch. Top: Our runners are set for a trial run at Bear Mountain. Bottom: Our cross country stars feature the captured trophies of the 1955 season and included the largest field in the history of the event, was won by the G.H.S. Harriers by an overwhelming margin. Wayne Smeallie of Scotia erased the old record of seven years' standing. Seeley, Robison, and Bona finished third, fifth, and seventh respectively. The season opened with an inter-class meet. Three classes competed against each other. The Seniors won with a low score of 11. The Juniors were not too far behind with a score of 13. The Sophomores came in last with 23. To understand the way in which cross country is scored, the first runner to finish scores the lowest score and every runner finishing after him scores according to the place he finishes. Thus, 15 is the perfect score being the sum of 1-5. At the 14th annual Proctor Run at Utica, thirty teams from sixteen schools participated. Glovers- ville High came in fifth behind four class "A" schools. In that run, this was the best showing to date. This marked the first time G.H.S. had de- feated the powerful Mont Pleasant. The scores were 147 to 169. OF 1955 Individual honors were won at the sectionals. At Central Park, Seeley, who had set a new record at llion, won a gold medal for first in Class Robison won a silver medal for second place in Class Later Seeley won an oscar for 10th place in the State Championship Run at Newburgh. The nucleus for 1956 will consist of William Arnst, Barney Galinsky, William Banovic, Robert Brown, William Wheeler, Gilbert Wagar, Carl Feinstock, and Dick Johnston. Future prospects look good as these boys running as Jayvees defeated all other groups in their class and lost only to Class "A" Nott Terrace by a small margin. 1955 CROSS COUNTRY RECORD Date Meet Results Sept. 17-lnterclass Meet ...... ...c.. 1 . Seniors 2. Juniors Sept. 24-Dual Run-Scotia .... ....... 2 0 G.H.5.p 42 Scotia Oct. 1-Proctor Run-Utica .....,.... ......... 5 th G.l'1.S. in 16 Oct. 8-Dual Run-llion W, .,.,..,., , ,,,,. ..... 1 3 G.H.S.g 92 lllOI'1 Oct. 15-Gloversville Invitational .,.......... ................... 1 st G.H.S. in 13 Oct. 20-Cobleskill lnterscholastic Run ....,.. ...................... 1 st G.H.S. in 28 Oct. 29-Dual Run-New Hartford ..,,,,,. ....,,... 1 6 G.l'l.S.7 39 New HBrtfOl'd Nov. 1-Dual Run-Glens Falls ,,.... ............. , A16 G.H.S.g 39 Glens Falls Nov. 8-Sectionals-Schenectady ...... ...... 1 st G.H.S.-Class "B" Champions Nov. 15-lntersectionals-Newburgh cc.. ..............,....,............ ...,.... 2 n d G.H.5. Enthusiasm prevailed Throughout The season BOYS' BOWLING AVERAGES The 1955-56 G.H.S. bowling Team was again H d coached by C. A. DiGioia Tor The TourTh straight James an Y """"""ee"" " ee""'ee"' l68'6 year. Jack Handy and Carl Locatelli were The Tom BUlQeV -ffe-f A -'---ff 168-O high scorers Tor The year. Salrl Loczgtellli ai ,.ss The Team was divided inTo eighT squads. One e man er Owllz "'e ' of The squads was made up of faculty members GHVY 5l"Ulei1l9eV9 143-ll under The direction of Mr. DiGioia. OTher Teams Carl FeinsTock ,,,,,,,,, 142.4 soughT consTanTly To upset The faculty Team. All Wesmn Ago, -M-,agAgfAgM 142.0 games were bowled aT The Kobuskie's Bowling Richard Normandin .,.., 141.7 Alleys- Frank Schelmbauer ..... ..... 1 40.12 lnTerscholasTic games were played on a home Jerry Marshall gfffffg 140.5 and home basis with AmsTerdam and JohnsTown. BOYS' BOWLING The Top Twelve men aT The Time of The matches represented Gloversville High School. At The end of The season in March, The Top Ten men were again considered for parTicipaTion in The SecTion Two Tournament aT Albany. To The exTenT where Mr. DiGioia saw an excellent aTTendance and parTicipaTion record. The faculty Team led all other Teams in The first half of The league. First row, left To right: Dwight Woodruff, Richard Normandin, Alex Collar, Don Pomeroy, Tommy Bulger, Gary Schulenburg, Mr. DiGioia, Bruce Veghte, Jerry Marshall, Carl Locatelli, Jim Handy, WesTon Agor, Frank Schelmbauer. Second row: Jerry Feinstock, Abraham Seroussi, Robert Miller, Larry Peck, Donald SaTTerlee, Allan Shwartz, Scott Houghteling, David Maxfield, Carl FeinsTock, Richard Grimm, John Abrams, Richard Farhari, Joe Leibl, William Hall, William Kuiate. The girls again showed strong interest in bowl- ing. lt was necessary to schedule matches at the Sunset Alleys for Monday and Wednesday after- noons. Miss Shirley Andrews, girls' physical education director, instructed beginners in the fundamentals GlRl.S' BOW Virginia Hitchcock Judy Terranova .. Carol Rozycki ,,,c Ann Lou Dunkel LING AVERAGES 129.50 129.00 121.77 120.5 of the game. She also supervised the experienced Gall Leach f l 17 bowlers. Betty Arnold .... .112.5 Joyce Pitcher - . 108.5 Although the girls were divided into teams of four players each, no competition among the Pal Cltisleff " lO7'5 teams took place. Scores were turned in each Lana Dwyer . , ..... 106.5 time to Miss Andrews so that the girl with the 1O. Marilyn Strausser . ..... 106.4 highest average would receive the annual bowl- ing trophy at the June awards' assembly. This type of competition kept the girls at their best for two prize awardsfthe Margaret Holly Trophy for the highest single score and the Bowling Trophy for the highest average. GIRLS' BOWLING The highlight of the season was a bowling tournament in which the ten top girl bowlers were paired with the ten top boy bowlers. This proved to be a thrilling and constructive experi- ence for the girls. Miss Andrews instructs the girls in the proper method of bowling. GIRLS' BOWLING-First row, left to right: Barbara Rose, Shirley Salvione, Jane Pitcher, Marilyn Nelson, Johanna Bernstein, Dorothy Garguilo, Maureen Meagher, Betty Arnold, Sue Mills, Miss Andrews, Rose Zambri, Joyce Thompson, Ginny Hitchcock, Sara Barter, Ann Lou Dunkel, Gerry Sarantos, Carol Frank, Judy Terranova, Jeanette Tyszko, Nancy Caruso. Second row: Sandra Montgomery, Joyce Pitcher, Dawnna Kennedy, Lana Dwyer, Myra Shannon, Geraldine Wessendorf, Marilyn Strausser, Shirley Gifford, Anne Paul, Caroline Richtmeyer, Judy Rese7 Victoria Abdella, Marlene Sweet, Shirley Robbins, Joan Darling, Barbara Bruce. Third row: Cecile Ferrara, Jackie Bowen, Shirley Frederick, Carol Jeffers, Vrenda Miller, Nina Holden, Pauline Burlette, Carol Rozycki, Nancy Maneth, Julia Mascardi, Jo Ann Pcman. GIRLS GIRLS' SOFTBALL-First row, left to right: Joyce Haddaway, Frances Piccione, Virginia Hitchcock, Mary Kavanagh, Rodena Simonds, Betty Graff, Barbara Brusc. Second row: Frances Warner, Sandra Goodwell, Bernice Reed, Joan Darling, Shirley Gifford, Jean Cornell, Rose Marie Hayes, Third row: Claudia Allcock, Judy Rese, Miss Andrews, Janice Thumb, Lorraine Yost, Dianne Gifford. It was a glad day for the girls of G.H.S. when Miss Shirley Andrews called for the opening of the sports' season. This was the second year Miss Andrews was serving as physical director for high school girls. She was ready with an en- larged program forthe 1955-56 year: volleyball, basketball, tennis, badminton, softball, archery, Most Outstanding in Volleyball SHIRLEY GlFFORD Most Outstanding in Softball JOAN GOODBREAD tumbling, and bowling. Volleyball brought out a large group of girls as the intramural program got underway. The ARCHERY-First row, left to right: Betty Otto, Barbara Schelhaas, Naydia Quackenbush, Cecile Ferrara, Roxanna Brown, Joan Goodbread, Joyce Haddaway, Shirley Gif- ford, Joan Bendel, Marlene Sweet, Gail Queeney. Second row: Ethel Shanahan, Joyce Gordon, Judy Rese, Sue SPORTS GIRLS' BADMINTON-First row, left to right: Dorothy Garguilo, Sara LaRowe, Miss Andrews, Carol DeSimone, Judy Clough. Second row: Sandra Goodwell, Jean Cornell, Rosemarie Perrella, Joan Puglis, Mary Kavanagh, Myrna Shannon, Anne Paul. Third row: Rita Miranda, Roxanna Brown, Joyce Mraz, Ann Sanges, Judy Rese, Naydia Quackenbush, Jacqueline Martin, Claudia Allcock. Fourth row: Shirley Thomp- son, Nancy Barter, Shirley Gifford, Freida Kolberg, Paula Kolberg, Virginia Hitchcock, Nancy Pierce, Frances Piccione, girls met on Tuesday and Thursday. There were two separate teams for each afternoon because of the large number of girls participating. The many hours of practice paid off during contests with other schools. Two teams composed of the most outstanding players opposed and beat teams from Northville and St. Johnsville. The best sportsmanship was displayed by all girls taking part. Most Outstanding in Badminton RITA MIRANDA -Y Furbeck, Joanne Ruocco, Patricia Johnson, Judy Kanien- sky, Behy Beal, Pat Wessendorf, Geraldine Wessendorf, Rodina Simmonds, Nancy Smith, Sandra Montgomery, Miss Andrews. Most Outstanding in Bowling GINNY HITCHCOCK Most Outstanding in Archery GAIL QUEENEY GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL-First row, left to right: Francis Lair, Gail Queeney, Gail Shulenburg, Jean Barclay, Penny Wood, Sara La Rowe, Dorothy Garguilo, Pat Yurkovic, Maurene Mahar, Shirley Gifford, Joan Darling. Second row: Emily Hine, Judy Kaniensky, Joyce Haddaway, Karen Nickloy, Nancy Jo Smith, Shirley Frederick, Sue Furbeck, Janet Thum, Eleanor Robbins, Joan Goodbread, Miss Andrews. Third row: Nancy Jones, Barbara Bruse, Shirley Salvione, Barbara Rose, Rita Miranda, Loretta Campbell, Elaine Budoff, Judy Rese, Carol Rozycki. Fourth row: Reba Rettig, Joyce Fisher, Pat Degnan, Suzanne Prohaska, Marsha Southern, Jeanette Tyszko, Shirley Hurd, Donna Baurle, Dawnna Kennedy. Tennis, another fall sport was practiced for many hours at Darling Field when weather per- mitted. The girls improved their techniques greatly, however, no matches were arranged. Practice was resumed in the spring. Archery, a fall and spring sport, was held two nights a week at Darling Field. The group com- peted among themselves with Gail Queeney be- ing one ot the best. GIRLS' TENNIS-First row, left to right: Yvonne Valchovic, Rosanne Ruocco, Nancy Smith, Sue Furbeck Ethel Shanahan. Second row: Miss Andrews, Jean Barclay, Gail Shulenberg, Suzanne Van Valkenburgh Pat Shields, Maureen Meagher, Marianne Steenburgh, Janice Adelman, Dawnna Kennedy. Outstanding in Basketball CAROL ROZYCKI 1 r ,,:ttti-l111w,J-.s sl,fti 11-8-4 A GIRLS' BASKETBALL-First row, left to right: Joanne Risendorph, Pat Degnan, Jeanette Tyszko, Joyce Fisher, Carol DeSimone, Judith Clough. Second row: Dawn Kennedy, Judy Kaminsky, Judy Rese, Virginia Hitchcock, Carolyn Richtmyer, Emily Hine, Joan Darling, Joan Goodbread, Anna King, Joan Hale. Third row: Miss Andrews, Shirley Hurd, Julia Mascardi, Rovena Scribner, Betsy Lenz, Pat Yurkovic, Marvola Erchanbrack, Marsha Southern, JoAnne Hoffman, Diane Gifford, Nancy Caruso. Fourth row: Nancy Jones, Joyce Haddaway, Janet Thum, Jean Barclay, Penny Wood, Shirley Gifford, Dorothy Garguilo, Nancy Gloning, Roxanne Ridgway, Frances Lair, Jo Ann Ramsdell, Evelyn Farr. s SPORTS Most Outstanding in Tumbling SARA LA ROWE Girls' Basketball began in January, 1956. The girls met on Tuesday and Thursday after school. The group organized into teams and elected captains. Every year the basketball teams com- pete with teams of nearby schools. This year arrangements took place with Johnstown, Amsterdam, Northville, and St. Johnsville: GIRLS' TUMBLING TEAM-First row, left to right: Nancy Smith, Carol Rozycki, Shirley Gifford. Second row: Sue Furbeck, Judy Clough, Joyce Haddaway, Joan Goodbread, Judy Rese, Miss Andrews. Outstanding in Basketball SHIRLEY HURD SEASON'S RECORD FOR 1955 Amsterdam Municipal G.H.S. ,,,,,,,,.,.,,...,v,,., St. Mary's ....,,,,,,, ,,,,.. Schenectady Municipal ,,,,. .VVVV Nott Terrace ,,,.,,..,....,, G.H.S, ,.,,,,,......,.,,,,,,,,,,,,, ..fff- Y Pine Brook Golf Course G.H.S. ,,,,,,,A,,,,,,,,,, .,,4..YYYY A 4- Pine Brook Golf Course G.H.S. Y,YY,,,YYYYY,,..YV..V.Y Y Johnstown ,,,,,,,4.. ....YYYVYY.YYY Y--- Pine Brook Golf Course May 9 , ,,,,,,,,,,,, 6 May 10 14 May 12 8 Za 3 2 rn E. DI 3 ro 3 G! -4 ii May 24 Nott Terrace ,,..,,,, YY,,,,,,, -------V-f-- 1 3 G.H.S. , ,,Y,,., YY,,,,,,.Y Y Y Sectionals-Amsterdam ., , U ,,,,, June 2 Mont Pleasant ,W .Y,, -,---,A - 151 Gloversville ,,,,,ee,,e,,,.V, Pine Brook Golf Course G.H.S. YY,,Ye..,,,e.,V,. ..YY, Y St. Mary's ,,,,,,,,,..Y.YV.YVYYV Amsterdam Municipal YYYV.. ------- Amsterdam V,,.,,,,.,,...Y .- Gloversville .,,,,, 1955 GOLF 4th ,,,,,,June 3 June 6 11 4 The 1955 golf team, under the direction ot Coach Leo Hallenbeck, had a better than expected season. The team won tour matches, lost tour and placed fourth in the state sectionals. Home tournaments were played on the Pine Brook Golf Course through the courtesy ot the Board ot Directors and the members of the club. The team was led by Ralph Lauritano, Tom Cornick, Bruce Veghte, and Jack Palcovic. When the golf course isn't open, the members of the golf team practice their swings on the from lawn of the high school. GOLF-First row, left to right: Bob Ginsbury, John Rowbaclc, Tom Cornick, Bruce Veghte, Brian O'Hare, Dick Alofs. Second row: Gary Smith, Bob Lenz, Roy Oare, Coach Hollenbeck, Dominick Izzo, Toni Cuc- curella. l May May June June SEASONS RECORD FOR T955 G.H.S. OPP. 5-at St, Mary's Y,,,,, ,, I A i2-at St. Mary's ,,,, l A 3-St. Mary's 2 3 6-St. Nlary's , ,,,,, 2 3 Since the tennis courts open late in the season, Coach White explains the correct method of handling the racquet in front ofthe school. Thirty-tour students, seventeen girls and seven- teen boys, reported for the first call for the 1955 tennis team, the team was coached by LeRoy White. This number dwindled to ten active par- ticipants due to the lack of facilities. It was diffi- cult to gain the use of one of the gyms. The baseball teams had priority since they could not use Darling Field. Then, too, the wet Spring left the tennis courts at Darling Field in such a bad and wet state that it was impossible to use them until the season was over. David Slater, Bert Vonderahe, Mike Pozefsky, Jim Becker, and Chuck Recesso were some of the outstanding players. The team had a brief season because most of its matches had to be cancelled. 1955 TENNIS TENNIS-First row, left to right: Paula Kolberg, Dave Seld, Dale Nicholson, Bob Williams, Bert Vonderahe, Bob Nelkin, Addison Gilbert, Freida Kolberg. Second row: Coach White, Scott Houghteling, John Com- stock, Charles Recesso, Doug Green, Steve Clemens, Raymond Farhart. Third row: Leonard Huckans, Alan Schwartz, Samir Farhart, Mike Pozefsky, Jim Becker, Gary Smith. SEASON'S RECORD FOR 1955 G.H.S. OPP. April 28-at Broadalbin ,.,.,. ,,,,,, 7 0 April 29-at Canaioharie .... ...... A O May 3-St. Mary's ........., .,,.,, 2 5 May 4-at Mayfield ....., ,,,,,. O 7 May 6-Fort Plain ........,.,.. ,.,,,A. 2 3 May 10-at Amsterdam ,,,.,, ,,.,,, 5 6 May 12-at St. Mary's ..A.. ....... 8 5 May 18-Broadalbin ..,,.. ,,..., I 2 7 May 19-at Johnstown ..... A...... 4 6 June 2-Johnstown ..,..,.. ..,,.. 1 4 June 3-Mayfield ....,, ,...... 4 3 June 6-Canaioharie ...,.. ..,,.. 4 5 June 7-at Fort Plain ..... ,...... 5 2 June 9-Amsterdam ..,.. ....... 0 6 Players and coaches of the T955 baseball team were deserving of considerable credit for win- ning approximately half of their games while playing a large share of the season without the use of a home field. At the start of the season, most opponents were on their diamonds at least three weeks be- fore Darling Field could be used. ln fact, the G.H.S. team played their first two games with no outdoor practice. Near the end of May our boys started to click, only to be forced off the field again by wet weather. This time two games had to be cancelled, and four more postponed during the twelve day lay-off. The boys never completely shook off this second blow although they finished strong. Highlights on the good side were the follow- ing: smashing the Mayfield-Baldwin myth with Coach Miller briefs the players before the game with the Amsterdam nine. BASEBALL-First row, left to right: Bob Davis, Keith Buckley, Eddie Cole, Bill Yanno, Walter Van Brocklin, Chuck Giardino, Don Saterlee, Pete Clrillo, Duke Caruso, Tom Nigro, Ettore Albini. Second row: Dwight Woodruff, Jack Dunham, Charles Warner, Art Soules, Don Wilson, Jack Hanifan, Leo Sicilia, Carl Locatelli, Bruce Hobbs, William Chatterton, Third row: Coach Miller, Coach O'Rourke, Vincent DiGiacomo, Charles Recesso, Charles Kohler, Bill Smith, Fred Beman, Stanley Nourse, Roger Gifford. BASEBALL a clean cut victory to break up their undefeated seasong victory over a strong St. Mary's team on the Can-Arn field in Amsterdamp under Coach Jim O'Rourke, the undefeated Jayvee recordg the rapid development of several sophomores, par- ticularly two excellent pitchers-Bruce Hobbs and Leo Siciliag Tom Nigro finished three years with- out an error. ln conclusion, this improved baseball squad finished the season in excellent spirits. lt was Coach Duke Miller's thirty-second year of coach- ing G.H.S. baseball. He has had one of the best over-all records. Many current difficulties will be solved next year by switching varsity baseball to a newly built field at Park Terrace. X JAYVEE'S SEASON'S RECORD FOR 1955 G.H.S .......................,,,... 20 Broadalbin .....,...................,,.,. G.H.S .,.....,. ......... 1 3 Johnstown . ,,..,... . G.H.S ......... ,........ 9 Fort Plain .,....... G.H.S .....,... ......... 1 0 Johnstown , ,,...... . Left: Batting practice before a game at Darling Field. Center: Warm up practice before the Amsterdam game. Right: Coach Miller hits a few before the game to test the OF 1955 Old-time coach rivals look forward to their annual Glovers ville-Amsterdam game. ,ix 1 V ' ,. wg? , , uf? Q' S , ziggy " f. . 1-1, , gg M , v A ,., -f fx. f .A inf EW 'if ri! www X. , -'. A 5, W I. WGIPM l vx f A 6 gl' Ai 'Q BX ri, as Ek W3 3 Q.. M S 5 Y' 5? 1. I U' . Q52 X M ,. E ,L V , .. I , k ' ,k,, A My After the Oneonta Game. k I VV dw Jw...-,M iw ,,,,-ff ,QW fe W .1 -:AQ A 1 5 2 I Whe1's the Score? --3: YK lily wwf UU! 1 , - W:193t'f'f I Q .w ww -- , I - -2: "' wfffi'2 I . A 4 . ,. Z fill -33 M .. K N A 5,5 N ww -Rpm -f , , ww L , ,,.4m,1f, ,. ,. , y .- .f,,.4,k,, I M? s 3 . 2 ' 'ii',gcfzsff,1z'gbzmggf :Wg ',,,,f:' , yavd dash Meet, I-'V , 3 in ' L' V+ W 5551? 1, y N , 9 Q , .., .. ,zQ., , - .1 2 - - . f z We 4 I' K " 1 ' " QE U, gi,1il4:'L,.:1l41'Q5'E 5' fi Q.. , , . M EL ,gm-'z.s1f'.r V. -fr E- -1f:-1ffw:.:a-.:- X he , g I f .- . 'gf M Ki X K f ' Q K X ' ,mi 1 ,, Q AASWW Q' H W 'Ni m, .. ,A L hi wws - .xg:f:.,fff.,::,-z.::.w: 4 1 f1QfgjZiQ7ziQg:wKY' X , Q N Q 100 , df ,L f, f 1 ff 3 ag ,Q gmx ,f WA, ZH 'Sig s Je, fa-v' ,W X SENIOR HISTORY We all remember clearly our awe and pleasure when we entered G.H.S. for the first time. Our unsureness began to vanish with our first responsibility, the Sopho- more Hop, which we planned with eagerness and whose success assured us of our place in G.H.S. The year passed so swiftly that the football and basketball games and even the final exams were over before we knew it. We all looked forward to a successful year as Juniors. The first day of school finally arrived with the immediate task of appointing a committee to select our rings. We attended all sport activities. Our choir concert was all fuss and frills, the outing was all fun and frolic. Finally we enthusiastically began planning for our Junior Prom. After a great deal of discussion, the theme "Under Paris Skies" was chosen, with such decoration as French street signs, black crepe paper silhouettes, French scenes, and silver blue stars. In the center stood a typical French cafe scene with checked table cloth and wine glasses. The Prom was a success, for parents and teachers complimented us on our originality of artistic expression. We became seniors. ln our first assembly with Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Woodworth, and others as our speakers, the realization dawned on us. The underclassmen stood as we took our seats. That day was the beginning of a very full and successful year as a senior class. Our football team was undefeated. Our cross-country squad, which participated in the state sectional at West Point, had the best season in its history. Then the never ending activities and work began: taking senior pictures, wprking on the Husky Growl, gathering material for the Oracle and electing our officers, with Bill Yanno, president. Tryouts for the play were held and when the production, "Curtain Going Up" appeared, it was acclaimed a success. More things had to be accomplished-seeking admission to colleges and other types of schools, and signing up for College Board exams. Before we knew it the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test was given and midyears arrived. More exams! The New York State Regents Scholarship was given in February. Soon our Senior themes were due. In spring we planned our awards assembly and greeted the coming of the Sen- ior Ball with excitement and preparation, for we were sure it would be a success, as it was. There was a lot of last minute cramming for exams, but finally gradu- ation arrived. We were all pleased with ourselves, and as we left the Glove Theater, we hoped that we would havezpshwtany fruitful years outside G.H.S. as we had in G.H.S. ' President WILUAM YANNO Class President, Bill Yanno reveals his second semester plans io the class Vlce President SCOTT HOUGHTELING - SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS I Secretary advisors, Miss Esther M Jones and Carmelo M. Di Gioia. VIRGINIA COMBOTHEKRAS G+ gl L T551 M-1' Treasurer ALPHONSO LAPOIQTA P Nick Cannizzo adiusts the tie of a fellow teacher, Ralph Lauritano, Everyone was well-dressed for the occasion. Robert Mosconi supervises homeroom 107. challenges a student entering the room. Mr. Ferguson explains the operations of Senior Day to the Principal, William Yanno. SENIOR Gloversville High School Seniors gained an op- portunity to teach classes when the ninth annual Senior Day was held on December 9, 1955. On this day the seniors traded places with their teachers and school officials. Some seniors gained experience in teaching more than one class and in monitoring study halls and homerooms. The program dates back to i946 when the idea for Senior Day was adopted by the school staff at the suggestion of two seniors. Since then school officials have strongly backed the plan as an aid to education. Many surrounding schools have adopted this plan. Regular teachers of the classes rated student teachers and answered any questions that may Abe Seroussi practised with a group of students before The Art room pupils receive individual attention from the he was confronted with a class. class instructor, Alan Shwartz. Mr Woodworth acquaints the Guidance Director, Jack Davin with the office appointments of the day. DAY OF 1955 have been beyond the comprehension of the new instructor. Student teachers were rated as excell- ent, good, fair, or poor depending on how well they had performed their duties in the opinion of the customary teacher. The principal for the day was William Yanno, chairman of the senior day committee. Scott Houghteling acted as vice-principal. Guidance Di- rector was Jack Davin. E r n e st DuMond, Curriculum Coordinator, worked with the Senior Day Committee of Con- stance Barone, Mary Ann Ganster, Fred Kunkel, Loretta Picardi, Millie Semprevio in setting up the assignments. The committee was also aided by Miss Esther M. Jones and Carmelo DiGioia, senior class advisors. At noon there was plenty of discussion about the problems each had encountered or would encounter. Physics Class learns that is pays to illustrate the points of a lesson. Dick Gill draws such for the second period class. Vice Principal Scott Houghteling enioys his review of Joan Draffen, an American history instructor, gives a quiz the day's work with Miss Busse. He says he wouldn't be to the second period history class. interested in being a disciplinarian. - ui Y - 1 SENIOR PLAY CAST-First row, left to right: Geraldine Sarantos, Martha Balzano, Pat Stratton, Mary Louise Ruggiero, Audrey Young, Millie Semprevio. Second row: Bert Vonderahe, Martha Albanese, Myrna Shan- non, Nancy Barter, Dawn Flewelling, Robert Freeman, David Longhenry, David Maxfield, Ann Lou Dunkel, Bob Williams, Mariiane Huizing, Bill Yanno, Caroline Liberti, Clara Vertucci, Elaine Budoff, Dawn Dudley, Ann Ruff, Jack Palcovic. "Curtain Going Up!!", a three act comedy by Gregory Johnston was presented November eighteenth and nineteenth by the senior class of 1956 under the supervision of Miss Jean Morris, Director of Dramatics. "Curtain Going Up!l" is the story of the pro- duction of a play in high school and the problems it presents to its director, Miss Burgess CAnn Lou Dunkelj. SENIOR PLAY The rest of the cast was as follows: a grouchy janitor whose bark is sometimes worse than his bite, Mr. Tony Peterson QBert Vonderahej, a charming heroine who became stagestruck Cmeanwhile losing her boy-friendj, Lorry Fuller CGerry Sarantosj, the bewildered boy friend, Andy Fullbright QBob Freemanj, a campus "ac- tor," with a head too big for his hat, Jocko Guth- rie CDavid Maxfieldj, a banker's daughter driven to the theft of the senior play books by her ieal- ousy of Lorry, Nancy Leveridge CMartha Balza- noj, a confused shy football star, Buck O'Hare CBill Yannoj, a "character" who thinks himself amusing, Milt Sanders CDavid Longhenryj, a Matinee performance found the make-up committee ready for any emergency. Milt tells Mr. Leveridge to let Nancy live her own life. snobbish and sophisticated "actress of the New York stage and screen," Kyle Roberts CDawn Flewellingj, a father unenlightened on the pro- per actions and reactions, Mr. Richard Leveridge CJack Palcovicj, an inquisitive, high strung home economics Teacher, Miss Carolyn Moran CMartha Albanesej who has "designs" on Mr. Norman Carter, Qllobert Williamsj, The advisor of the school newspaper, an amusing elderly Teacher, Miss Henrietta Rivers QNancy Barter, a student jealous of Nancy's populariTy and knack ot al- ways getting in The spotlight, Elsie Hunter QPa- Tricia StratTonQ and JaneT Young CMillie Sempre- vioj, one of Nancy's best friends, Two helpful students, Silvia Moore CMary Louise Ruggieroj and .loan White CAudrey Youngj, and JaneT's mother, Mrs. Young CMyrna Shannonj Perhaps most unexpecTed of all, a romance between Miss Burgess and Mr. Carter successfully ends the play. Mr. Carter and Miss Burgess disagree over The Theatre, Kyle Roberts tells Miss Burgess the play will be a success. The production personnel were as follows. As- sistant to The director, Ann Ruff, Production co- ordinator, Mary Louise Wood, Make-up chairman, Carol Frank, Ticket chairman, Pamela Menko, Properties chairman, Gail Queeney, Usher Chair- men, Marian Tauber and Jacqueline Martin. "CURTAIN GOING UP! SENIOR PLAY COMMITTEE-First row, left to right: Carol Rozycki, Cynthia Raimo, Carol Frank, Fortune Huntzinger, JoAnn Craig, Janice Stoutner. Second row: Victor Passino, Donald Brooks, Nancy Robison, Ann Ruff, Loretta Campbell, Beverly Cohen, Marilyn Perrone, Abe Seroussi, Frank Schelmbauer. ll SEK III ill lil KY!! F1211 H13 HB MOST ATHLETIC ARTHUR SOULES GINNY HITCHCOCK SENIOR BEST DANCERS FRANK CANNIZO ANN LOU DUNKEL POPULARITY PLUS BILL YANNO JOAN DRAFFEN MOST INTELLECTUAL DAVE MAXFIELD MARY LOUISE WOOD SUPERLA Tl VES BEST LOOKING BILL SMITH JACKIE MARTIN 4.'f. 5 , 2 1. if '11 MOST TYPICAL DAVID BURNS MILLIE SEMPREVIO HOT RODS FRED PERNA CARYL MAXON SENIOR COME-LATELYS DALE NICHOLSON NELLA GILL SUPERLA TIVES MR. ESQUIRE AND MISS VOGUE BRUCE VEGHTE ANN RUFF BEST FIGURE AND BUILD NICK CANNIZZO FRIEDA KOLBERG 4 .ij ,K ,wx f L "" - V- . M? -'P' -A P5 2 if A BEST LINE DAVID CASE MARTHA ALBANESE SENIOR SHY OF THE OPPOSITE SEX TOM CORNICK NAYDIA QUACKENBUSH SUPERLA TIVES CLASS CLOVVNS SAM BROWN NORMA GORDON ,l 5 in f - f As each couple entered, they were asked to vote for king and queen. During intermission, a glass of punch was re- freshing. JUNIOR PRCHM House parties were a welcomed treat after the dance. sf . ,r.iur ,:, 4 2 Z , The Class of '56 presented its Junior Prom, "Under Paris Skies," serenaded by Steve An- thony's Orchestra, on May 6, T955 in the Boule- vard School. The gala affair was made possible by the supervision of Mr. Hammes and the hard work of several student committees. The most important event of the evening was the Coronation of the King, Bill Yanno, and Queen, Millie Sernprevio. Picturesque decorations, black silhouettes, stars, street signs, and beautiful French scenes, with a center piece depicting a quaint French cafe created for colorful Parisian atmosphere of this never-to-be-forgotten Prom. Everyone enioyed the music and the decora- tions. OF 1955 The crowns were set by King and Queen of the Class of 1955. The girls had a lot to talk about if the men were preparing their own food. it iiafhlifi ni, 39 ,432 , 223 5' ls '- 1 izizsigffi rg, ,.,t,tst.w1..11.a -it my .,., . .. 5e:tf:,ffa1',if11.fv A ig 1 5 13' A 2. Allawi! .. ws-gs. i,f1,1s1.sff1.1 -, , 1. ,,1k.f1'3i.J, i 4165.545 ln, . 4--.,...a. :1'f'af 1-:Q " xszVhl1xlt1m1, -- 1 3. 4: . Sat . x 'fi71SS7Sz. m8 Sim 1.1.1, -: H91 str ' -::4 1 - ' f: ., 1 , 'i 4 Si?Sli'.32'-"'i if f ' i1 f 1 Fri-Q If Q.'?l'eQi1QjQ, .' ' ' A 1-f . 1, 1- ' - , 1.. . . ,1X111.-11, -,-,. ,.1 , , .. . wa., -as. 'hs-. -fin H1111 . Y. .K f f 'sae1Y1:.- "11'5?if55E'5.. 2552. 51 DWI' ffsifbi ' " :"5i.f5sQ'::-i.1'. i'ializiiilsfiiiiiiiiiiv 525355: 5iiwt52'Za"t'i Et? iife isffffzfv -1?i.i'5s" WQQSWJ- Q' ' '11 rfitwl' S? :seEl?S1.M2, '.1':1:f' . E 5i'ii"2iii?S122l?i5f5ii ' iiI" i W- MARTHA ALBANESE For many miles the boys will sigh, Whenever Martha passes by. Booster Club 2, Sophomore-Junior Dramatics Club 2, 3, Senior Play Cast. ETTORE ALBINI Chico bats, plays basketball well, ln fact he's O.K.-he's pretty swell Baseball 2, 3, 4, Basketball 2, 3, 4. DOTTIE ALLEN Our Dottie will never be a fizzy In our opinion she's quite a whiz. Commencement Usher 3. FRANK ALLEN Frankie is a friendly guy, And he's 'also kinda shy. RICHARD ALOFS In everything our Dick's a whiz, In basketball he's ours-he is. if QA Choir 2, 3, 47 French Club 2, 3, Basketball 2, 3, Tom AMBROSINO Tom is often called the "Crow", High jump is his best, we know. Track 2, 3, 4, Cross Country 2, 3, 4. ROBERT ABELE Bob's quite a quiet guy, Plays the violin, but rather shy. Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Concert Master 4, French Club 2, Key Cl b 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, 4, Football 3. JOHN ABRAMS John's always as bright as the sun, V We'lI admit he's lots of fun. French Club 2, Key Club 2, 3, 4, Bowling 2, 3, Laurel mittee 2. ANN ADORE Ann's not too tall, she's not too short, She's iust right, we like that sort. Red Cross Council 25 Senior Play Committee 4. GEORGE ALBANESE Around the school he's one of the boys, But George dotesn't make much noise. Football 3, 4, Track 4. "We're proud of these 2, Girls' Sports 1 7 Golf 2, 3, 4. I ji sk KAREN ANDERSON Plays the piano, terrifically well, Kay's quite a girl-real swell. Choir 2, 3, Junior Prom Committee. KEVIN ANDERSON Kevin is a swell kind of guy, He greets us all with a lazy "Hi." PTSA Representative 2. JOSEPH ANDREANA One look at Joe, and lt's easy to see gy, Why people call him, "Mr, Personality." . Band 2, 3, 4, Student Council 2, 3, 4, Vice President 3, 4, Basket l ' Manager 3, Junior Prom Committee, Laurel "G" Co ittee dent of Class 2. DEANN ANDREST DeAnn's tall and shy when she's first The kind of classmate you won't fo Twirlers 2, 3, Felicita 4, Library Club 3, 4, Girls' S re Our high school years, SENIORSCJ Y effp ,sf I . 6,01 BONNIE ARCHINAL Bonnie lends a helping hand, We really think this girl is grand. Felicita 2, 3, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Library Club 3, Press Club 2. ROBERT ASHE Bob who is so big and tall, Doesn't like the girls at all. MARTHA BALZANO The glowing voice and stately look, We all know that Martie look. Booster Club 2, Choir 2, 3, Felicita 2, French Club 2, 3, 4, Oracle Staff, Business Manager, Red Cross Council 2, Junior Prom Commit- tee, Senior Play Cast, Secretary of Class 2. CONSTANCE BARONE Connie's cute, she's also sweet, This girl really can't be beat. Booster Club 2, 4, Choir 2, 4, Football Handbook 4, Husky Growl 4, Oracle Staff, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Play Committee, Treasurer of Class 3. NANCY BARTER Nan is very smart, you see, And iust as much fun as she can be. Booster Club 4, Orchestra 2, Felicita 3, 4, French Club 3, 4, Sec- retary 4, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Editorial Editor, Red Cross Council 2, 3, 4, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Junior Prom Committee, Laurel "G" Committee 2, Senior Play Cast. PETER BASSETT Pete laughs and smiles, he's always gay, We know he's nice in every way. Key Club 2, Track 4, Cross Country 4. Grateful for all X, A z.. t. nrt, . -str, , 5. fir ,Y,.r-,,,g,,g,ggg5,,g,,gg4 3 SIDNEY BATTY ' The clarinet is Sid's pride and ioy, Can you think of a nicer boy? 9' A Band 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Treasurer THOMAS BAUER Tom is a wonderful guy, His car is what we know him by. BETTY JEAN BECKER A quiet girl, a smile for all, Betty Jean's a friend of all. FRED BEMAN School is something of a bore to Fred, His textbooks usually remain unread. Transfer from Mayfield Central, Baseball i, 2, 3, Captain I, Soccer l, 2, 3. SE .R 4, . Z. . Q sfiifrf ' 4 fl ,t V . I Q, ,,., ,cg fi, A .fitffg . ilil-P+' 'H is .1 1 l X A as . I 3 . iff!-i 'l-zf".i'3s3m.Elsii- I ' ti' lf'2'f:,'1 .. 3' - A r 4 1,1117 sw.: fm, ' alfa- u f-r,f.:lr,53'.ll5l,, 5,55 .if- Qfig wisiiiftlii , I ,, Basketball 1, 2, NIORS C JO ANN BEMAN Jo Ann twirls from hand to hand, As she marches in GHS's band. Twirlers 2, 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, Oracle Staff, Sophomore-Junior Dra matics Club 2, Senior Play Commit-tee. RICHARD BOLES Driving his car around town, A happier guy than Dick will never be found. JACQUELINE BOwEN Jackie's very good at drawing things, And very good when she sings. Choir 2, 3, Felicita 3, 4, Husky Growl 4, Oracle Staff, 2, Junior Prom Committee, Press Club 4. JOYCE BOWMAN A quiet girl and friendly too, Joyce is the girl for me and you. Booster Club 3. NANCY BRADT Nancy is a cute little lass, She will be remembered by our class. 4 Booster Club 2, 3, Football Handbook 2, Husky Growl Q' , A Play Committee. DONALD BROOKS Still water runs where the brook is deep, Don almost never lets out a peep. Football Manager 4. Girls' Sports 2, Senior 'ii' it I 5 is t . Q si ., x . L. hr 6 .. R ...Q s U' 1 K 1 ,est . s I 1' S . 5 ii if 2 i cgi as 33133 s....TSatf ,Q, Aw. Q s. gf R JEAN BULLERWELL A commercial career is Jean's aim, We hope will come to her much fame. Booster Club 2, 3, 4, Choir 2, Football Handbook 3, Girls' Sports 4, Senior Play Committee. DAVID BURNS Dave's always ready with a reply, For a wise crack from him we can rely. French Club 2, 3, Baseball 4, Football 3, Golf 2, PATRIC BYRON Pat is very quiet and small, However, he is well liked by all. JOAN CAIRO Day dreaming Joan does from bell to bell, Each teacher tries to break the spell. Band 2, Ch LORETTA CAMPBELL Loretta is one who is liked by all. Her sunny smile fills the hall. Choir 2, 3, 3, Committee. 4, Felicita 3, 4, Girls' Sports 2, ANTHONY CANNIZZO At football Nick is really great, ln our class, he does rate. Football 2, 3, 4, Track 2, 3. oir 2, Felicita 3, Girls' Sports 2, Senior Play Committee. LEONA BROWN Leona is tall, dark and sweet, With a disposition that's hard to beat. Choir 3, 4. ROXANA BROWN Studying is really a must, But Roxana never makes a fuss. Booster Club 3, Choir 2, Felicita 3, 4, Vice President 4, Husky Growl 3, 4, News Editor 4, Girls' Sports 3, 4, Junior Prom Committee, Laurel "G" Committee 3. SAMUEL BROWN Laughter and mirth are always high, When our Sam goes strolling by. Choir 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 4, Track 3, 4, Track Manager 2. ELAINE BuDoFF Live, love, work, and play, Elaine's friendly in every way. Felicita 3, 4, Historian 4, Library Club 2, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Committee. SENIORS they have given us Library Club 2, 3, 4. 4, Senior Play PATRICIA CHISLET What Pat will be is hard to say, But we will all find out some day. Band 2, 3, 4, Felicita 4, Senior Play Committee. RONALD CHIZEK Ronnie is a friend of all, Whether they are short or tall. Choir 2, 3, 4, Football 2. URSALA CIACCIO Ursala is not conceited by any means, We wish her success in all her dreams. Choir 2 Red Cross Council 3, 4, Girls' Sports 3, Senior Play Com- BEVERLY Cor-IEN Bev is what we know her by, Here's a girl on whom we can rely. Band 2 3 Booster Club 2, Choir 2, Library Club 2, Senior Play FRANK CANNIZZO Down on your heels, up on your toes Dancing-Frank really knows. Choir 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3, 4. PAULETTE CAPASSO Paulette is always dressed in taste, And always does her work in haste. Choir 2, Husky Growl 2, Press Club 2 ROSEMARIE CAPPARELLO If you hear a giggle and look around Rosie is usually found. Choir 2, Husky Growl 2, Library Club 3, 4, Senior Play Commit tee, Press Club 2. DAVID CASE Here's to Dave with his flashy clothes He's sure to be seen wherever he goes Choir 2, 3, French Club 2, 3, Husky Growl 3, Football 3 Senior Play Cast. EDWARD CERASIA Ed has a million dollar grin, is ' 4 ' Which continually making friends for Football 2, 3, 4, Track 2, 4. JUNIOR CHENEY Junior is more the roving kind, Nothing's going through his mind. Choir 2, 3, 4, Movie Operator 2, 3, Basketb A chance fo learn SENIORS I ROGER COHEN Never fear when ROger's near, He has never stripped a gear. Band 2, 3, 4, Oracle Staff, Track 2, 4. DOMINIO COLLAR In front of detention hall, Dom comes to a halt, And pleads with the teacher, It wasn't his fault. Choir 4, Baseball VIRGiNlA COMBOTHEKRAS Short and dark and very smart, From Beebee we sure hate to part. 2, 3, 4, Bowling 2, 3, 4, Football 4, Varsity Club 3. Booster Club 2, Treasurer 3, Secretary 4, Choir 2, 3, Cheerleaders 2, Felicita 3, 4, Treasurer 4, Husky Growl 2, 3, News Editor 4, Oracle Staff, Circulation and Articles Editor, Junior Prom Committee, Secre- tary of Class 4. JOHN COMs'rOcK A boy so smart, a boy so fine, Johnny will someday trip on that "line.' Choir 2, Bowling 3, Football 2. JEAN CORNELL Baseball, basketball, tennis, too, While playing sports, Jean's never blue. i Football Handbook 3, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Tenn TOM CORNICK When he laughs, he's hard to stop, Tom gets so red we think he'Il pop. Basketball 2, Football 2, 3, 4, Captain 4, Golf 2, s 2, 3, 4. 3, 4. SENIORS to see and grow, JO ANN CRAIG We aren't quite sure what Jo Ann will be, We guess we'Il all have to wait and see. Booster Club 2, Senior Play Committee. TESS CRIPPEN She's always quiet but never meek, That's Tess about whom we speak. Choir 2, Husky Growl 3, 4, Library Club 2, Oracle Staff. JACK DAVIN Jack's a guy with quite a line, He can turn a car around on a dime. Choir 2, Football 2, 3, 4. GUY DEL SIGNORE For fun and laughs we go to Chick, When it comes to girls, he has his pick. Band 2, Operator 2, 3. Red Cross Council 2, Football 2, 3, Orchestra 3: 2, 3, Movie JACK DUNHAM at College or service, whatever he planned, ,146 ,ling We're sure Jack's career will turn out lust grand. Baseball 2, 3, Football 2, 3. ANN Lou DUNKEL Golf, dances, school, and all, Ann Lou is always on the ball. Choir 2, 3, French Club 2, Red Cross Council 2, Girls' Tennis 2, 3, PTSA Representative 2, Senior Play Cast. LANA DWYER Lana is an all-round girl, 'Cause when it comes to dancing, they all give her a whirl. Choir 4, Felicita 3, 4, Library Club 2, 3, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Committee. MAURICE FARHART Some think he's quiet, some think he's bright, But we all know, Maurice will do all right. RICHARD FARHART Scientist, chemist, with a profound mind, Tell us, will Dick be another Einstein? Commencement Usher. CECILE FERRARA A nice girl, a sweet disposition, ln this world Cile will surely find a position. Twirlers 2, 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, Oracle Staff, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Committee. Sports 2, 3, 4, Louise D'ERRico Rah! Rah! Score! Score! Come on Louise give us more. Booster Club 3, Cheerleaders 2, 3, A, Felicita 3. RALPH DEvoE Always happy, never a grouch, For Ralph we will always vouch. JOAN DRAFFEN Usually happy, greets us with a smile, We like to see Joannie all the while. Choir 2, 3, 4, President 2, French Club 2, Library C Council 2, 3, 4, Junior Prom Committee, Girls' Sport DAWN DUDLEY Dawn has a car, and clothes galore, With all this, who could want more? Booster Club 2, 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, Commencement Prom Committee, Senior Play Committee. .ls A To find the frufh, 7 lub 3, Student s 2, 3. Usher, Junior SENIORS s A 'e f ' . ft 4 rw n ai?" -di vu x A FN gh . . ,p s U IF? -.. Yisr- SENIORS And make it ours, ELIZABETH FISHER Liz is one girl we'll always greet, There's iust one word to describe her-tha t's sweet. DAWN FLEWELLING Smiling and Happy all her life, Sh-e's bound to make someone a real good wife. Choir 2, 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, French Club 2, Library Clu Play Cast. in t1,,,,..i"M?l'li if wi MU b 2, Senior JOHN FOLEY After school, John does work, At Washburns, as a sdoa ierk. it - .. , .15-:WU V gg. Key Club 4, Bowling 3. CAROL FRANK A winning way has Carol F, From success she'll never be left. Choir 2, 3, Felicita 2, 3, Football Handbook 2, 3, 4, French Club President 3, Treasurer 4, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Oracle Staff, Student Council 4, Secretary, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Play Committee. MARILYN FRANK Seize 'em, Melt 'em, Make 'em, Break 'em, Marilyn's the one who is gonna take 'em. Choir 4, Football Handbook 4, Press Club 4. . was SHIRLEY FREDERICK MQ' Q .. ii, .,..,,. W K -V 5 Shirley's quiet as a mouse, "' ii She'Il make someone-a good spouse. ' Choir 2, 3, 4, Girls' Sports 3, 4, Commencement Usher 3. y 4 g ROBERT FREEMAN ,V if ,ist E , gg Tall and slim and lots of fun, From every girl he wants to run. F Choir 2, Basketball 2, Football 2, Senior Play Cast. I ' i s I ' 1 . . ROBERT FREMMER Goodelooking and nice is our Bob, , V. V I He is always there for an extra iob. fs. i A f I MARY ANN GANSTER Hard to beat, hard to find, Our Mary Ann is of the A-'I kind. Booster Club 4, Choir 2, 3, Felicita 4, Senior Play Committee DON GARGIULO Drums, beat, rhythm, and all, Don loves the gals and lets them fall. Band 2. 3, 4, Orchestra 2, 3. Louise GENDRON Here's to a cute little Louise, Her motto is, "TO always please." Choir 3, 4, Felicita 4, Oracle Staff. JOAN GENTILE Sometimes Joan's in a daze, But she certainly brightens up our days. Press Club 4, Quadrille A. , 6 kj, NELLA GILL Skin's mischief and iokes we hear every day, As our chief comedian we rate her an "A Band 2, Booster Club 2, Football Handbook 2, Husky Growl 2, ? . , Oracle Staff, Girls' Sports 3, A. , ' ' RICHARD GILL 2 Dick is a fellow liked by all, . .,jg, : . if J, He can sure play football. ':'i Baseball 2, Football 2, 3, 4, Track 3, i" ' 2 l 1 I l I 6 The lingering ,oy SENIORS I e2t,12,1,-2 ,. ,rw fr.. ,2 PSS. wt fi? W ..,,. ,. , .ew 52225, 2 niet? 15 "2 , we W. Us . up-222' f f ,f22:,2-- If , 2'-121. , , Ky h ' Mats .15 -- r 2 SK '9' x s Sgasfai, 22 -IJ' X M lg? 2 2 2 2 52 ,ja , ef. ,211 wit 2 it 1 rs 2 1 Qt t 2 Bti 2 f si, :Q-:.. 2 5, 2 22 'f 53,2 3, 2 WW J, 3 . me . 2, ff- H -W ,v 1.1 1 12 " W, , I :2,M:- V fi K i ag , , ,. S2 2 K S ' A 2 25-li... .,.. f ,Ki wi ,t22i,22taz2f1' .tiff-3 H , ,,,., A A 'V I -:fvzm .3 , ' H ftzsfvgikf-2 it ,W ter: 2 . V 'iraq A S3521 -. i2'P?'2f'7 JOYCE GORDON Red hair signifies a flash, Joyce, from what we hear is quite a lass. Twirlers 2, 3, 4, Leader 4, Library Club 2, Girls' Sports 2, 4 Tennis 4. NORMA GORDON Little Mole is always on the town, Lives her life upside down. I Booster Club 2, Choir 2, 3, Felicita 3, Husky Growl 2, 3, Red Cross Council 2, 3, Sophomore-Junior Dramatics Club 2, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Play Committee. RICHARD GRIMM American History and Grimm don't mix, That puts Dick in quite a fix. Key Club 4, Movie Operator, Oracle Staff, Sophomore-Junior Dra- matics Club 2. WALTER GUILES Here's a guy named Walt, With him, we can find no fault. MARLENE GURGA Here's a girl who's on the beam, That's the one we call Marlene. Felicita 3, 4, Girls' Sports 3, A, Senior Play Committee. LAWRENCE HADDAWAY He is tall, dark and lean, Larry's the guy we mean. Husky Growl 3, 4, Football 3, Quadrille C lub 2, 3. Booster Club 4, PTSA Represen Booster Club 4, ment Usher, Se Band 2, 3, Choir 2, 3, 4, Bo Class 4. VIRGINIA HITCHCOCK The center of school life is the gym, For in all sports, the best we know is Gin. Felicita A, Football Handbook 3, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, tative 2, Senior Play Committee. SADYE HOFFMAN Sadye's a girl who's really cute, For her there is no substitute. Choir 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, Girls' Sports 2, 3, Commence- nior Play Committee. RICHARD HORWITZ History seems to be his one love, Dick always gets 90 or above. 4, Husky Growl 2, Baseball 2, Basketball 2, 4, Track 4. EDITH l'lOUGH Edith made our class complete, She's the sort you iust can't beat. Library Club 2. GARY Houoi-I Gary seems to be the quiet one, But he's on hand for the fun. SCOTT HOUGHTELING Here's a guy we like a lot, That's the guy we know as Scott. wling 3, A, Football 2, Tennis 3, Vice President of WILLIAM HALL Some like two, some like three, Teachers and students all like Bill-e. Key Club 2, Movie Operator 2. JACK HAN DY Public humor man number one, Jack's a guy who's lots of fun. Baseball 3, 4, Football 2, 3, 4, Track 2 FRANK HAVLICK A gent, calm and quiet, Frank can really cause a riot. Cross Country A, EMILIE HINE Emilie is a girl who's really rare, We don't worry, 'cause sl'Ie'll get there Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Junior Prom Committee of work and play SENIORS MARIJANE HUIZING M. J. is a girl so rare, With her pretty blonde hair. Band 2, 3, 4, Football Handbook 4, French Club 2, Husky Growl 4, Oracle Staff, Girls' Sports 4, Senior Play Cast. WARREN HULBERT ln SH-3 Warren does belong, In life, he'll never go wrong. New FORTUNE HUNTZINGER Fortune is cute and shy, Sings with a voice so high. Choir 2, 3, Felicita 3, 4, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Oracle Staff, Red Cross Council 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Committee, Press Club 2, 3, 4, President 4. Good things come in packages small, And you couldn't exactly call Jim tall. . Choir 2, Football 2, 3, 4, Captain 4, Track 2, 3, 4. EE y if i it g W JAMES Izzo P? ti tt 1 K 323 , DOUGLAS JINKS Much success and fame is due to Doug, A hard working fellow through and through. Band 2, 3, 4. SUSANNE KEAVENEY Personality plus, and very sweet, Here's someone who is nice to meet. Booster Club 2, 3, 4, President 4, Felicita 3, 4, President 4, Football Handbook 2, 3, 4, Vice President 3, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Circula- tion Manager 3, 4, Oracle Staff Senior Ballot Editor, Junior Prom Committee, Laurel "G" Committee 3, Senior Play Committee, Secre- tary of Class 3, Rep. to Girls' State 3. SENIORS defeat and thrilling victory, FRIEDA KOLBERG Beautiful shape and long blonde hair, Fritz is a girl for whom we all care. Felicita 3, 4, Library Club 2, 3, Oracle Staff, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Commencement Usher, Senior Play Committee. ANN MARIE KREITLOW With hair so beautiful and black, Ann Marie can knock the guys flat. Booster Club 2. FRED KUNKEL Fred in track and cross country does star, in future years, he's bound to go far. Choir 2, 3, 4, Key Club 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 3, Vice President 4, Stu- ALPHONSO LA PORTA In school, Al's really on the beam, And in track, he's the star of th-e team. Choir 2, 3, 4, Vice President 3, Bowling 3, 4, Track 2, 3, 4, Junior Prom Committee, Treasurer of Class 4, Cross Country 2, 3, 4. dent Council 3, 4, Treasurer 3, President 4, Track 2, 3, 4, Cross 'i -1 Country 2, 3, 4, Rep. to Boys' State 3. N, j E " lt SARA LA ROWE Sal loves to dance, she loves to sing, A very good time means everything. Choir 2, 3, 4, Cheerleaders 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, Girls' Sports Senior Play Committee, Library Club 2. RALPH LAURITANO Teilah dances like a dream, And in football he's supreme. Basketball 3, Manager 3, Football 2, 3, 4, Golf 2, 3, 4. JAMES LAWRENCE On his trombone he plays, both iazz and bop, While everyone cries, "Jimmy please stop." Band 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 3, Husky Growl 2. ROBERT LENZ As a doctor, he'll win his fame, Then Lenz will become a famous name. 2 Choir 2, 3, Golf 3, 4, Empire Boys' State Representative. PAUL LEWIS Paul is nice although he's very shy, We all think he's quite a guy. CAROLYN LIBERTI Carolyn's clothes are the best, Her parties really pass the test. Choir 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, French Club 2, 3, 4, Husky Growl Vice President of Press Club 4. SENIORS gay laughter, passing fears I 2 A bmw 100 ...sys -gl liiiifilif K "ll fl 'V W . f , .,,,,.. , I 7 I, l , ' 'f K5 S , .zgi ll .I I - f' , Q DAVID LONGHENRY Corn, corn, fields of corn That's where Dave's jokes are born. Band 2, 3, 4, French Club 2, Oracle Staff, Senior Play Cast SANDRA LUCAS Petite, and cute is our Sandy, Everything she does is just fine and dandy. Booster Club 4, Felicita 3, 4, Girls' Sports 3, Senior Play Committee NOREEN LYON Noreen's voice is supreme, Being a housewife is her dream. Choir 2, 3, 4, Library Club 2. THOMAS MAC FAR LANE Tom goes out for track and band, When it comes to girls, he doesn't take a stand. Band 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3, Track 2, 3, 4, Cross Country 4 :ii age' .ii 3 NANCY MANETI-I Here's to Nancy from R.D. No. l, ln all she does, she's loads of fun. Booster Club 3, 4, Choir 2, 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, Library Club 2, Oracle Staff, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Committee. 1, Jo ANNE MARCOUX ' ' ' , .',, Markie has personality plus, W :N' ' jf! 4- ln school she rates with all of us. Tj 'f 'Tvyrler , 4, Assistant Leader 4, Husky Growl 4, Girls' Sports 4, My-7 Se ' ay Committee. 3.i'q,,v9B?' BONITA MARTIN Although Bonnie's short and small, She'll always be a friend to all. Girls' Sports 2, 4. JACQUELINE MARTIN Jackie plays the piano real well, She will go places we can tell. Choir 2, 3, French Club 3, 4, Vice President 3, Student Council 2, 3, 4, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Play Committee. SENIORS and honest pride DAVID MAXFIELD Tops in our class of all the boys, When it comes to studying, that's Dave's real ioy. Band 2, 3, 4, French Club 2, 3, 4, Key Club 2, 3, 4, Bowling 2, 3, 4, Track 4, Commencement Marshal, Senior Play Committee, Cross Country 4, Quadrille Club 3, 4. CARYI. MAXSON Caryl's a devil that we know, But she'll always have a beau. Band 2, 3, 4, Felicita 3, Football Handbook 2, Library Club 2, Sopho- more-Junior Dramatics Club 2, Senior Play Committee. I Mac, Ha... I t -at., ass.. -.:.-5. 1:5-g5s,s.g:,h G isa PI-IYI.I.Is MCGILLIS 5 Phyllis McGillis has quite a name, -.:,g,.,, .. " We know it will bring her success and . C Twirlers 2, 3, 4, Felicita 3, Library Club 2, 3, 4, Pres ent 4, G ' ' i 3 ix Sports 2. f 1 X ' l lt' ff PAULINE MENKO -X . . """"'f-C, F ' I ff . 'X' .. l ,x,l' J " ' ,' .Tall and interested in D. G., t v 7- 4 , "', Pam's as busy as a bee. c f .V f I gr Felicital 3,'F'ootlgl.all Handbook 3, Library Club 2, Oracle Staff, Sopho- more-Juniorignramatics Club 2, Girls' Sports 2, Junior Prom Committee, ' 7' A ' Senior Play Committee. fl, V f.ftt'l ROBERT MILLER jp ,A f "L Bob plays trumpet in our bancl, J ,I kwuyyflla' Boy! This guy is really grand. Band 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 2. RITA MIRANDA l Rita is one of the best we hear, To her we will always lend an ear. Library Club 2, Girls' Sports 3, 4. 'C Qoffvd X114 tw , WW 1 36' In DONNA MONROE With her friendly way, Donna will never go astray. Girls' Sports 4, Senior Play Committee. ROBERT MOSCONI A woman hater he used to be, "Till Cupid set Bob on a spree." Student Council 3, 4, Track 2, 4, Manager 3, Cross Country 2, 3, 4. MARY MOUYIOUS Quite a girl that's our Mary, As for studies, she'll never tarry. Twirlers 2, 3, 4, Husky Growl. NANCY MULHALL With her sweet personality and winning way, Nanc makes new friends every day. ti-W Choir 2, Felicita 3, 4, Husky Growl 3, 4, Oracle Staff, Typing Editor, -, Qu.. Girls' Sports 2, 3, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Play Committee, Press Club 3, 4, Historian 4. work well done, SENIORS A M, M . f' 'sg S Q39 "iT.-Vt , l f l T JOHN MUSCATO As water is still, so is John, ln life he will go on and on. Movie operator 2, Basketball 2, 3. DALE NICHOLSON With Dale no fault we can find, V We're sure he will not lag behind. Tennis 2, 3, Track 4. 'g g -'-' 4 .. A . . M VINCY NIGRO k t' ' 'N K ,Q Vincy with her real quick wit, 'K f V Neyer fails to make a hit. Q T 3 A Felicita 3, Football Handbook 2, 3, 4, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Senior , ' V V, g Play Committee, Press Club 2, 3, 4. it RICHARD NORMANDIN 'H-Mi .- ll ln his car Dick will always ride, k v . V T' A fi' From the girls he wants to hide. " ,M Q S Bowling 2, 3, 4, Golf 2, 3, 4. E. -..,. , ,. an-5" of , fi ie., , iiiti A s. ' f 3 ax . . . JOHN OARE John is very quiet in school, But we all know he is no fool. Choir 2, 3, Golf 2, 3, 4. MARY OARE Tall and slender as can be, Mary's well liked by you and me. Library Club 3, 4, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Commencement Usher. 'air Hm- SENIORS And now we go BETTY OTTO Quite a girl is Betty Jean, Her hair has quite a gleam. Twirlers 2, 3, 4, Leader 4, Senior Play Cast. JACK PALCOVlC Jack is known for all his pals, He makes quite a hit with the gals. Basketball 2, 3, 4, Golf 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Cast. ViCToR PAssiNo Vic is a very nice guy, 1f'gQjf,'iQf'kQQ . I ,......,, V A Only one person makes him sigh. " i""s:sf""' Choir 2, 3. ' ,V 'f i.si A ANNE MARIE PAUL , I Anne Marie is a whiz ,j i Q" With a hundred on every quiz. t,'.' in Ban 2 3, Choir 2, 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Library i'.'l - Cl b 2 3, Secretary 3, Oracle Staff Assistant Editor, Sophomore- QQ lyil ,L my Junior Dramatics Club, Secretary 2, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Press Club J V H ' r s 3 A Social Chairman 4, Quadrille Club 2, 3, 4. N ' FRED PERNA ln his car Fred does drive, We wonder how he stays alive. MARILYN PERRONE Marilyn's well-liked by all in SH-4. HARRIET PEUGH Harriet's full of fun and 'fancy free She's a friend to both you and me Girls' Sports 4. LORETTA PICARDI When Cupid started in to rule, Lori proved she was no fool. JOYCE POTTER Joyce is a girl everyone knows, In her car she really goes. 2, 3, Husky Growl 4, Girls' Sports 2. NAYDIA QUACKENBUSH Nayd dances like a dream, And in school she is supreme. Shy and sweet who could ask for more Felicita 4, Library Club 2, Senior Play Committee Booster Club 2, Cheerleaders 2, 3, 4, Captain 4, Felicita 3 4 Foot ball Handbook 2, Girls' Sports 2, 4, Junior Prom Committee Booster Club 2, 3, 4, Choir 2, 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, Football Handbook Felicita 3, 4, Library Club 3, Oracle Staff, Sophomore Junior Dra matics Club 2, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Committee Gail with her hair so red, In life, she'll always be ahead. ! GAIL QUEENEY d 3 DONALD RICCO To school this guy "Reek" is usually late, But when he's early, HE'S got a date. JOHN RICHTER John proved to be no fool ln basketball at G'ville school. Basketball 2, 3, 4, Baseball 4, Football 3. CAROLINE RICHTMYER Tho' Carolyn's quiet we all know She is aways on the go. Dramatics Club 2, Girls' Sports 3, 4. Felicita 3, French Club 2, 3, 4, Library Club 2, 3, Sophomo HARRY ROBISON Harry's a guy who is really swift His happy way gives our morales a lift. an , , 4, Captain 3, 4, Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Felicita 3, 4, Husky o l 2, 3, 4, Library Club 2, Oracle Staff, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, S r Play Committee, Quadrille Club 2, 3. CYNTHIA RAIMO Cindy with her sweet personality, ls well liked in this locality. Choir 2, 3, 4, Library Club 2, 3, Red Cross Council 3, 4, Girls' Sports 2, Senior Play Committee, Quadrille Club 2, 3, 4. JUDITH RESE Always smiling never "moody" That's the girl we all call "Judy." Felicita 3, 4, Oracle Staff, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Press Club 2, 3, 4. DAVID RHODES Nice and shy is this blond Dave's a guy of whom we're fond. SENIORS We leave behind Band 2, 3, 4, Key Club 3, 4, Track 2, 3, 4, Cross Country 2, 3, 4: Captain 4. JOSEPH ROCCA Joe's a guy who likes to dance And gives the girls a second glance. Football 2, 3. CHRIS ROSSBACH Our star of cross-country and track, Of friends Chris certainly has no lack. Track 2, 3, 4, Cross Country 2, 3, 4, Co-Captain, Quadrille Club 2, 3, 4. CAROL ROZYCKI "Zeke" hardly ever wears a frown There's never a dull moment when she's around. Twirlers 4, Husky Growl 2, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Girls' Sport Council 2, 3, 4, Tennis 2. ANN RUFF Ann is a very nice gal Who seems to be everybody's pal. Booster Club 2, Felicita 3, 4, Football Handbook 2, 3, 4, President 4, French Club 3, 4, Treasurer 3, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Feature Edit 'tor 4, Oracle Staff, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Play Committee, Student Director. MARY Louise RUGGIERO One swell girl is Mary Louise All her friends, she tries to please. Choir 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 2, 3, Felicita 3, 4, Library Club 2, Senior Play Cast. GERALDINE SARANTOS Brains and beauty, that's our Gerry The lead in Senior Play, she did carry. Choir 2, 3, Felicita 3, 4, Football Handbook 2, 3, 4, French Club 2, 3, 4, President 4, Husky Growl 2, 3, Oracle Staff Editor-in-Chief, Senior Play Cast, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Junior Prom Committee, Speaking Contest 3, 4, Press Club 2, 3. DONALD SATTERLEE Happy go lucky is our Satch, Here's a guy who's hard to match. Choir 2, 3, 4, Movie Operator 2, Baseball 2, 3, Football 2, Junior Prom Committee, Quadrille Club 2. FRANK SCHELMBAUER Frank makes many friends and little noise, You'll always find him with the boys. Husky Growl 2, Key Club 2, Bowling 2, 3, 4, Quadrille Club 2, 4. , mis way of life, HENIORS fi' ff MILLIE SEMPREVIO Cheerleading, band and all Pert we will always recall. Band 2, 3, 4, Choir 2, Cheerleaders 3, 4, Captain J-Vee's 4, Husky Growl 3, 4, Student Council 2, 3, .lunior Prom Committee, Senior Play' Committee, Usher. ABRAHAM SEROUSSI Of all sports at GHS, Abe likes football best. Band 2, 3, 4, Husky Growl 2, Key Club '4, Sophomore-Junior Dramatics Club 2, Bowling 2, 3, 4, Football 3, 4, Tennis 2, Track 3, Junior Prom Committee, Speaking Contest 2, American Legion Oratorical Contest 3, 4, Quadrille Club 3, 4, Senior Play Committee. Choir 2, 3, Play Cast. RICHARD SHANDRO Dick never speaks to you or me Unless spoken to, you see. MYRNA SHANNON Myrna with her lovely voice, Will be a success in the career of her choice. l Felicita 3, 4, Secretary 4, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Sen'0r f 91, I l E R GARY SHULENBURG Gary is our music man His maior interest is in band. Band 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 2, 3, Bowling ALAN SHWARTZ Nick is dark, handsome, and tall, But he loves his car most of all. Key Club 2, 3, 4, President 4, Bowling 3, Footb IJ., . ' BARBARA SIMON Barb has hair so shiny and black, 3, 4. all 3, nnis 2, 3. ' ln, For making friends she has a knack. Booster Club 2, Girls' Sports 2. ELMER SMITH Elmer is a friendly chap, In school he will never nap. SYLVIA ANN SMITH Here's one ofthe swellest girls you'll A girl like Syl is hard to beat. WILLIAM SMITH Bill is quarterback on our team, meet, , X A M, W ' K , W i -,I .A """', . 3:32.25 V X wifi S. fits S rf . J. 3 S s gg M " ' Q . F' 2. "3 sf ai u' ' 1 4 'L-Z v -.'S5'E5i?. 4- , ' pf ., V MH' II Jgf ,fr ,f!:,"S4 N" ai.. A r ..,:'Z ,f iw-gas 'M' 5 I' it A ,t xx 5 ,g,,q"f,! .I . P ' f'3'5'5 32: 4 ,f ' tw v fa C .A . I A Fifi' - . - , .... i 7 if - 8, i i '33,-'I' -QM" , - f When he gets the ball, the cheerleaders scream. Transfer from Whitman, Massachusetts, Baseball 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3, 4. 5 " " ' SENIORS but all these thoughts, A-'dk 'NW 'I 3 . . : l A - - .wa 'uJ'f.lk . ', ff frftzffrw I 2, ,wffd nw' I l'1+i-ififsi 1 ,, fl .5151 Q ,w . . at 1. ,,.f,, I ARTHUR SOULES Ml AM Art I5 brave Art IS bold On the football field he knocks them cold. A ,J aasebaii 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3, 4. W N. JANICE STOUTNER Whether she's witty, or whether she's not, Our gal Janice is liked a lot. Booster Club 2, 3, 4, Choir 2, 3, 4, Football Handbook Club 4, Girls' Sports 3, 4, Senior Play Committee. 3, Library PATRICIA STRATTON Cheerleading, Oracle, Growl and more, That's the "stuff" Patty goes for. Band 3, 4, Booster Club 2, 3, 4, Cheerleaders 2, 3, 4, Co-Captain 4, Felicita 3, 4, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Oracle Staff, Girls' Sports 2, .lun- ior Prom Committee 3, Senior Play Cast, Football Handbook 2. MARILYN STRAUSSER Marilyn's manner is so gay That people like her every way. Girls' Sports 2. MARION TAUBER Her cute face and winning smile, Bring friends to Marion all the while. mittee. SHIRLEY THOMPSON Some people think Shirley's shy, That's because she's got a guy. Felicita 4, Husky Growl 4, Oracle Staff, Girls' Sports ROSEMARY UNDERWOOD Rosie's tiny everyone knows, But she is really on her toes. Booster Club 2, Felicita 3, 4, Husky Growl 2 HERB UNISLAWSKI Herbie is a noisy guy, His laughter raises to the sky. Bowling 2, 3, Football 3, Track 3. , t A sh ' CAROLYN VAUPEL A nice classmate is Carolyn V. , xi She will go far, as you can see. X Orchestra 2, 3, Library Club 2, 3. 'S 5 t " 5 ' :Qu V'If Uf 'E?: BRUCE VEGHTE .,,, Bruce has really got it made M With golf and girls he makes the grade. Vgya ,gpg V 'b"b ilii is Bowling 2, 3, 4, Golf 2, 3, 4. '11 -',Pz.ss2?i..s,Q:g,-I .su-f..., ., . .1 - sei: vlfw-'Ng 5,-is 'sw.za1'z f. r., 1 -1.-'71 24... , ss... rm., . ...... ,-w--'..::w.:,z,ssrmn.,1:,:i:i'f.s: ,saw www-r.1i' mei 'ff fissffst,-ali: : Ylfsmrifm-is .f-I,-m:,1sw .fzgssfsrf . ff : , . 'CLARA VERTUCCI Here's a girl who's hard to beat, We all think Clara's very sweet. Booster Club 3, 4, Choir 2, 3, Felicita 4, Red Cross Council 2, Secretary, Sophomore-Junior DramaticsiClub, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Cast. JEANNE VIETRI Just look at that grin Jeannie wears, We can tell she has hardly any cares. Twirlers 3, 4, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Committee. BERT VONDERAHE Better known as Zip to his friends, A helping hand he always lends. Band 2, 3, Choir 2, 4, Bowling 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3, Tennis 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Cast. , FRANCES VROOMAN Lolly is full of vigor and pep, With her friends, she's really hep. Felicita 4. ,9iXl5EiiEl2iSLiZLQ isa Felicita 3, French Club 2, 3, 4, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Library Club 2 Oracle Staff, Red Cross Council 2, Girls' Sports 2, Senior Play Com SENIORS bright memories, :,,f'5:.f iE Q Rx E W ,-fr. - f.-f r.. , ff-- ,...,,,.- ., -f 1, .,-f- fr, - f- .wr-. s, Choir 2, Li Library Club DON WALTHER Although in his ieep he can't go far ln making friends he's up to par. DOREEN WATSON Although school seems a bore to Doreen ln front of it, she is always seen. brary Club 3, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Senior CHRISTINE WESSENDORF With red hair and temper to match Chris will make some guy a good catch. 2, Girls' Sports 4, Senior Play Committee, Press Club 4. GERALOINE WESSENDORE In orchestra Gerry plays violin supreme To be a virtuoso is her dream. Orchestra 2, 3. Play Cast. SENIORS are in our hearts, Lita.. I9 PATRICIA WESSENDORF Pat is a very sweet lass, And liked by all in our class. Choir 2, 4, Felicita 4, Girls' Sports 4, Senior Play Committee. ROBERT WILLIAMS For loving Bob has lots of time He also has a cute little line. Band 2, 3, Choir 2, 3, Bowling 2, 3, 4, Tennis 3, Senior Play Cast. LINDA WILSON Linda, although she's shy Not many boys will pass her by. Felicita 3, Quadrille Club 2, 3, Treasurer 3. MARY LOUISE WOOD Brains, talent, personality galore, M. L. couldn't ask for anything more. Choir 2, 3, Felicita 3, 4, French Club 2, 3, 4, Husky Growl 2, 3, 4, Editor-in-Chief 4, Oracle Staff, Junior Prom Committee, Laurel "G" Committee 2, Senior Play Committee, Speaking Contest 3. WILLIAM YANNO On the dance floor, Bill dips and twirls 'Tis said he's very fond of girls. Orchestra 2, Student Council 2, 3, 4, Baseball 3, Football 2, 3, Varsity Club 2, 3, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Play Cast, Presi- dent of Class 3, 4, Commencement Marshal 3. AUDREY YOuNc Sometimes serious, sometimes gay We like Audrey any way. Booster Club 2, 3, 4, Choir 2, 4, Felicita 3, 4, Football Handbook 2, 3, Husky Growl 3, 4, Library Club 2, 3, Girls' Sports 2, 3, 4, Senior Play Cast, Press Club 4. CARL LOCATELLI In sports Carl is a whizg In tap dancing, the floor is his. N gig?-xliiwi' it A fl I N . ...ms , fs .. .94 4. st gm moto Nor Avaiuslz 4- 5 klr? 3 f4?"W-QQ if Wifi? i L , -:- . A in rr XlW 1 285 ' pi I A :i5'V1'f2l xii' i t ' ,T and ours forever. GEORGE READDEAN Serving Uncle Sam in the war, George came back to learn some more. The royal decision was announced by Harold Stoffolano, King The big moment had arrived. William Yanno and Millie Sem- ofthe Junior Prom of 1954. previo were ready to reign over the Prom. SCENES OF THE T955 JUNIOR PROM Those without partners were not left unattended. The chaperones enioyed their refreshments in the Boulevard cafeteria. Such a delightful evening was an occasion for fun and frolic, even for faculty mem- bers, Mrs. and Mrs. Wood. Z5 55 Fi999FDE 5... JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY "l made it" was the cry heard at the end of the Sophomore year. With this echoing throughout the halls, many of us automatically established ourselves as JUNIORS. In the fall we were proud to see so many of our members taking part in the school sports' program. How we waded through the mud at Darling Field to see Bruce Hobbs, Jerry Wood, Larry Baird, Leo Sicilia, and Vinnie DiGiacomo help the football team reach its first undefeated season in years. We couldn't keep up with the Cross Country runners, but we knew Carl Feinstock, and Bill Wheeler were doing their bit for the sectional championship. Then, on the court where we saw Bruce Hobbs, John Stoffolano, Charlie Warner, Dick Stewart, and Dick Bona trying desperately to uphold the tradition of the Kobuskie Warriors. For spring sports there were Vinnie DiGiacomo, Kenny Blow, and Bruce Hobbs try- ing their best for G,H.S. Of our girls, Janice Lawrence, Kathy Ferrara, Carole Rossi, Pat Ponticello, Lynn Bown, and Sistie Aulisi led the crowd in yelling "G.H.S.- Team." We held our own scholastically, too. There were usually between 20 and 30 iuniors on the honor lists. We were sure Jerry Wood, Sue Mills, Sara Barter, Steve Clemens, Judy Brennen, Sue Garonzik, Janice Lawrence, and Michael Durkee would uphold the scholastic honors of the Class of l957. The best day of the year was the arrival of our rings. The design carried the traditional Nick Stoner and the numerals, l957. We had a hard time choosing the style we wanted, but once the rings were on our fingers, we knew we had selected the only one for us. The high point of the year was the prom-Our Junior Prom. We planned and saved, and before we knew it, May 4th had arrived. We were busy decorating the Boulevard School, cutting and curling our hair, pressing our gowns and suits. Didn't we look nice for the formal event? Pretty couples voted as they arrived. Was everyone surprised at the selection of the King and Queen! June was here. Teachers were stressing certain points. We listened with due respect, when the examinations arrived, we were successful-not all, but enough to make a good size senior class. As we thought over the year, we became aware of how much our school Alma Mater meant to us . . . the good times . . . hard work . . . the good friends, . . . and teachers who did us proud. Now we are ready to accept the challenge of a senior year, to accept the greatest achievement which G.H.S. has to offer, a certified diploma. NG R 50 K CHARLES xi: . ri . vtvfesiae Vice preslxiiivgp JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Peter Jung, President, discusses plans for the .lun- ior Prom with the advisors, Miss Ruth Roberts, Theo- dore Hammes, and Richard Silvernail. S,q A, . A ov Se BA ,Q N PGY c T5 Q V616 fy 19 N552 ,easure Qi S.. sn' , , s L, We ,, fi' if if ll fav, l Victoria Abdella Weston Agor Ralph Ambrosino Betty Arnold Gary Ashe Rosalind Aulisi Larry Baird Sara Barter This hurrying year n H in LLIE .. E l tial i H- ,ir 2 2 I ' Q A ' bxi . Lr g V M it Ji i 1 V sy f 63, 'gf 4' rw ib- f 1 if , L if 2 3 Lx 9 Qs lv 7 i , ' 1 Mi K ie 3 2 L 1 L J A 1 , Qu L A52 F , L J f 1 E 'eff - I W 5 ' ' p 5. 1 Whig"-12.7 -11' lfwfai. f gs 3 T 1 . can p f . f-Ms: ..1:+ s' ' . TN: VE' ' 513-3' 21 -, was-si' We wa ive 1' iii, 1553553 T7 Q. 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L 2, g a 'K 'Q . .,,, li ,f K ' , i U-,4?, :.,, . 0 J Alice White Willa White James Whitehouse Dawn Wood Jerry Wood Dwight Woodruff Gayle Wright Patricia Yurkovic ' and faith in the future - Benson, Joyce Benton, Shirley Bowman, Jane Chamberlain, Joan Cook, Richard Corbett, Margie Feldman, Lynne Feldstein, Joan Garguilo, Dorothy Garonzick, Sue Hale, Joan Hodel, Robert JUNIORS NOT SHOWN Hough, Rosemary Jesmain, Burt Krug, Anna Knowles, James Leach, Gail Morrison, Joan O'Brien, Robert Perham, Theodore Rupert, Patricia Tedesco, Steve Vine, Barbara Zuclcerwar, Carol SOPHOM ORE CLASS HISTORY We were the last class to make up a three year junior high school. We were eager to cross the threshold into senior high school. Although we might have been disillusioned by the announcement of a four year high school, we took it in stride and recognized our advantages over the freshmen. The pace was fast and the amount of learning great. Many of us were beset with grade difficulty. We pitched in and studied. This studying had its value for many of us continued to be listed on the honor roll. Among these were: Wil- liam Arnst, Penelope Wood, Ellen Barter, Nancy Jones, Jane Lynch, Jean Lynch. Honors were extended to the following sophomores to represent the class at Student Council meetings: William Arnst, Esther Marshall, Roxanne Ridgeway, and Penny Wood. We joined many clubs and helped the upperclassmen in many ways. We seemed to be blessed with assembly periods, especially the program featuring the choir from Union College. There were many extracurricular activities such as football, basketball, cross- country. The football stars were Butch Ruberti, Butch Cannizzo, Joe Liebl, Ray Parker, Fred Dougherty. The basketball stars were Butch Ruberti, Brian O'Hare, Mike Pozefsky, Fred Dougherty, Ray Parker, Last, but not least, were the cross- country stars: Bill Arnst, Barney Galinsky. The sophomores who led the cheers for these boys were Joyce Yanno and Nancy Jones. Our ambition was to gain enough units for the members of our class to register in the iunior homerooms. This we accomplished in June to the point where some 230 sophomores would be ready to accept the mantel of the iunior robe of G.H.S. fri.-FEI SOPHOM ORE MAUREEN MARTIN President ROVENA SCRIBNER Vice President CLASS OFFICERS Maureen Martin points out to The Sophomore Class Advisors, Mrs, Winifred Fleig and Philip Verfucci, the class plans for 1955-56. AMELIA LAURITANO Secretary DOMINIC IZZO Treasurer 'f+pr4w1ffwgfraifmsfsrlv. S it fa . L gi, H-nigga y f ggzew, , Qs, ww in ?, , 3 2 var i 4 , Q ay is ,Y s I ,V i ag e Qs Q. wi fi? ,- ,. , ,seam ,,, ggsggfy, fe 1 gg S 1 S9 3 .M 6, .i : . A, 7 q,:wrz,t5,f3 f-,'fw?5.t3, .wr Ayfiffstgzwf 1 it , V ' f3gmf,s,'ff q: f ,v .K f,5553,- A f ' My e -3 A ttr af' ' F Janice Adelman Donna Aquilera Lewis Alderman Robert Almy Dorothea Alvord Dawn Ambrosino William Arnst Janet Bagans This second year f--za, gn Mi? . 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J be --ti M. -ss K 1' " 3 iv, Patricia Shields Phyllis Sinatra Frank Sitterly Nelson Sleezer Josephine Slovack Gary Smith Elinore Starin David Starr so free and full ,av ,mr s K, , K as -fs .... is-.. 6.- lr' 'a Larry Teetz Sharron Stratton Judith Terranova is li L A - 4, h my Gary Thompson i " Q ll M fl Joyce Thompson .. ..,: A V,,. T John Thyne ,visa 5 5 1 fs. I E: -:,E5 'fc .L fax if Sheila Thyne Michael Tierney Dawn Titus Louise Tropia Jeanette Tyszko Evon Valachovic L! as an 5 is an-bf ML'-i f, iw TIMER , fzalz-'TV-'fQiw7lxx9 Vx: , wx f . , "ins , .W , ,i,.,.., it flfisgmel I r w : '.' 7 ' S , , i ,W S Marjorie Van Dyke Susanne Van Valkenburg Marie Vietri Lois Wadsworth Patricia Ann Wager Patricia Ward in spite of alla SOPHOMORES NOT SHOWN Alan Abbey Anthony Anadio Lehman Berkowitz Edwin Bremer William Brennan Gary Canfield Garth Chatterton Michael Christman Alexander Collar Louis Fowler Judy Goldbas Carolyan Hoffman Nina Holden Robert Lair William Lair Ronald Lamphere Vivien Weymouth Barbara Willner Penelope Wood Sue Wood Joyce Yanno Rose Zamlori iff . :Q , ., 3 sl, ,1 I Q fi E' up i. 2w2a,'i V - 1:15571 ' 'Z W 7 ' i lb F21 , hard work and play D SOPHOMORES NOT SHOWN Gloria Landrio Delores Lauritano Charles Lee Richard Lee Joe Leibl Frank Malagisi Terry McCloskey Betty Lou Miller Douglas Miller Ruth Mittler Charles Richtmyer John Rowback Kenneth Rulison Ellen Smith Gilbert Wagar Dewey Webber E FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY As members of the eighth grade, we were all thrilled to learn that in the fall of 1955, we would enter into a four year high school. On September 7 we dashed back to school and found that the Freshman class was being given the first and second floors of the Estee Junior High School. Although this dampened our spirits somewhat, we soon were overjoyed in examining our program cards in finding we were being assigned to the high school study halls. For a time we were bewildered by the many different classes and procedures. It didn't matter, we were members of Gloversville High School. As soon as we were adiusted, we nominated a person from each freshman homeroom to serve on a nominating committee. The committee offered us a slate of candidates for offices and Student Council. Miss Esther Amos and Mr. Andrew Palmer, our advisors, immediately began to work with our newly elected officers. Jim Clarkin, Guy Ciaccio, and Phil Semprevio aided the football team in their undefeated season. We also helped the cross country team to remain champions by giving them strong competition through the efforts of Dick Johnston. Many other freshman boys participated in the Jayvee sports. These boys did their bit in basketball: Phil Semprevio, Guy Giaccio, Jim Clarkin. Our class made a big hit all through our dramatics club. ln December the Scitamard Dramatics Club offered the public "A Night in Christmas Reading." The presentation was well-received. Now that the year has almost passed, we look forward to the time when we shall be labeled as sophomores. This would mean registration in the high school building and the feeling of really belonging to Gloversville High School. si'-M PHILIP SEMPREVIO President NANCY GIFFORD Secretary FRESHMAN CLASS QFFICERS CAROLE DYE A Vice President JOAN LAZARUS Treasurer The Freshman Class advisors, Miss Esther Amos ancl Andrew Palmer, listen to Philip Semprevio, President, explain Freshman activities. The students are being taught map reading by Mr. Palmer in the Earth Science Class. The English Class was taking an exam under the super- vision of Miss Helen Slavin. Room 110 is used for Algebra and as a study hall. At this moment the room is serving as a homeroom for Miss Nolan and Mr. Harrison. Ackernecht, Lillian Ackernecht, Patricia Adelman, Richard Agor, Coralynn Ambrosino, James Ambrosino, Raymond Antevil, Jeffrey Arnold, Dorine Avery, Lyman Baker, Corothy Bates, Patricia Baurle, Allen Berger, David B. Blodgett, Richard Boger, Hubert Boles, Robert Bona, Jack Bovee, Charles Bovee, Janet Boyd, Mary Lou Boyd, Richard Boynton, Walter Bree, Patricia Brennan, James Bronk, Donna Lee Brooker, Mary Brown, Edward E. Brown, Patricia Bulger, Dennis Burke, Joan Elaine Bushnoe, Barbara Buyce, Bernard Caruso, Mario Castiglione, Robert Cenzano, Henry Chamberlain, Lola Chetwynd, Gerald Chetwynd, Lianne Chrisiano, Lucille A. Cioccio, Guy Clark, Robert Clarkin, James Clear, Patrick Collins, Margaret Combothekras, Celia Compagnone, Theodore C. Conrick, Gary Cordone, Mary-Grace Corwin, Susan Cosselman, Edward Cosselman, Henry Coward, Elaine Cowles, Patricia Crocetta, Joseph Crump, William Darling, Carl Darling, Carol Deere, Roger Degnan, Patricia DeJoseph, Caroline DeLilli, Catherine DeRoche, James DeSirnone, Elaine Diamond, Sharon DiCaterina, Michael Dittmar, Diane Doonar, Mary Draffen, Judith Durkee, Thomas Dutton, Thomas Dye, Alan Dye, Carole Edelstein, Barry Elzenbeck, Karen Erb, Albert Ercanbrack, Marvola Ernst, Donald Esposita, Ann Farr, Evelyn L. Farrington, Guy Fear, Don William Ferguson, Donna Finkle, David Finkle, Robert Finn, Roselyn Fischer, Brian Fisher, Joyce Fox, Charles Frasier, Barbara Frasier, Marvin Fremmer, Sonia Garber, Ronald Garguilo, Robert Gay, Larry Gaylor, John Gersak, Marianne Gifford, Nancy Gifford, Sally Glover, Charles Goebel, Richard F. Goodemote, Larry Gordon, Audrey Gordon, Herbert Grant, Victoria FRESHMAN Gray, Robert Green, Barbara Green, David Greene, Sandra Greene, Susan Hammond, Gary Hazzard, Patricia Heacock, David Heckler, John Henry, Darryl Hildreth, Kathryn Hinchcliffe, Richard Hine, Donna Hoagboon, Robert Hodlin, John Horwitz, Theodore Howland, Larry Huptick, Carol Hurlbert, Sharon lnsonia, Carole Isola, Margaret lsolda, Michael Jackson, Darla Jackson, Patricia Jacobson, Susan Javinett, Patricia Jeans, Carol Jinks, David Johnson, Patricia Johnston, Richard Jones, Fred Kenyon, Clarence Kested, Patricia King, Gary Klempa, Paul Klymkow, William Knapik, David Knoblauch, Barbara Knowles, Rosemarie Kobuskie, Carol Kobuskie, Karen Kuiath, Richard Lair, Francis Lasher, Catharine Lazarus, Joan Liberti, Andrea Licardo, Donna Loucks, David MacDonald, David Malagisi, Angelina Mandeville, Carl Marcellus, Don CLASS Marcus, Donna Marshall, Clara Marshall, Jacqueline Marshall, Karen Martin, James McCloskey, Maureen McCullough, Jack McWalker, Raymond Merrill, Joan Migliavacca, John Miller, Linda Mittler, Vernon Morgan, Jeanette Muddle, Marion Muhlberger, Fred Muscato, Donna Myers, Rita Nickloy, Karen Nicolella, Victor Niznik, William Olmstead, Clayton Paciolla, Joseph Palcovic, Larry Parker, Betty Dean Patterson, Alice Peck, Albert Pedrick, Judith Pellegrino, Lucinda Perna, David Perrone, Charlotte Perrone, Jane Pettit, Orville Pettit, Robert Phillips, Rebecca Pierce, Jeanine Pinckney, Alfred Pisarski, James Potente, Sharon Powers, John Powers, Nancy Queeney, Garth Quinn, Phillip Ralbovsky, Michael Readdean, Earnest Reed, James Rettig, Reba Reutling, Kay Rhodes, Mary Louise Ricciardi, Peter Richardson, Brian Roarick, William Robbins, Beverly Freshmen still use the Estee Library Mrs Van Duesen Estee Librarian, offers ninth grade students the use of reference books for research Mrs. Elizabeth Ward instructs a ninth grade Cttizenshlp Class in the use of newspapers 1 The first floor corridor in Estee is a busy place during the noon hour FRESHMAN CLASS OF 1959 Robbins, Thelma Robbins, Warren, Jr. Robinson, Ronald Romaine, Ella Romano, Daniel Rose, David Rose, Joyce Rossello, William Rothschild, Steven A. Rouadi, Emily Ruberti, Gary Rudd, Martha Ryder, Patricia St. Peter, George Salm, Sandra Sanborn, Mary Lou Sanges, 'Vincent Schuh, Foster Schulman, Carol Schwed, James Scribner, Jeffrey Semprevio, Phillip Sgambato, Peter Sharrow, Virginia Shepard, Carl Shepard, Kathryn Shwartz, Paul Siegel, Fred Simone, Joseph Sirico, William Smedley, Grant Smith, Edward Smith, Marian Smith, Terry Snyder, John Southern, Marcia Sovik, Joan Steele, Gene Stefic, Joseph Steflik, Francis Stoutner, Phyllis Strauser, Ronald Streeter, Barbara Studenic, Mary Ann Tate, Annette Tauber, Henry Teetz, Audrey Terranova, Donna Thompson, Betsy Thum, Donald Trapp, Marilyn Trippodo, Judy Vander Walde, Betty Van Tassel, Daniel Van Vranken, Sanford Waffle, Alvin Walker, Mary Lou Walters, Barbara Walther, George Ward, Dorothy J. Warner, Frances Warner, Margaret Watson, Robert Webber, Louise White, Joyce Wilbur, Nancy Williams, Richard Wilson, Lawrence Wilson, Louise Winig, Robert Woodcock, Allen Worley, Patricia Young, Kathleen Zayicek, Stephan Miss Nolan s pupils are placing their algebraic problems Health pupils in Mrs. Heacocks class are a mixture of upper classmen. Here the class was broken up into groups pre paring facts for a panel discussion Nw. 5, ff iig5i5gQivss,s,, i X mm? 1: V- 1 Vw '1 amkvfm f x fiswrffrfff X, fx 8 i4'1,,Lf,m Lu, w' Movie acTresses are frequent visiiors To Gloversville. Nancy Olson and Nancy Craig receive a key To The Glove Capital. This is one of The Tanneries in which skins are dressed. Such O planTs are To be found fhfoughauf runoff calmly. LEATHER AND GLOVES Over Two hundred years ago This area called Gloversville was a wild region inhabited by The Indians ThaT preyed upon The animals for skins as well as food. Game was plenfyg one Type of skin ThaT was worThy of aTTenTion Cin wear and durabiIiTyj was The deerskin. IT was no Wonder, Therefore, ThaT The English, in aTTempTing To colon- ize This region afTer seizing The same from The DuTch in I664, would realize The poTenTialiTies of creafing a glove indusTry aT The gafeway To The Adirondacks. In 1740 The English crown had awarded This land or region To Sir William Johnson. He rec- ognized The value of sTarTing a glove business and offered a bid To The people of PerTh, ScoTIand, To come over and seTTIe in The Mohawk Valley. These people of PerThshire were skilled arfisans in The arT of Tanning and glovemaking. IT wasn'T long before The skins Tanned by The Indians were being converTed inTo gloves which were Then noT only sold and used in The immediaTe region buT were also hawked by peddlers To The easT and The vvesT in The Mohawk Valley. To keep up wiTh "There is nofhing like leaTher" These Three men have iust finished pickling a batch of skins. All skins must be so Treaied in a revolving drum as seen in The background. A fashion expert examines a pigskin that is about to be shaved by a regular operator. The fashion expert sees for herself that many different kinds of skins are used for glove-making in Fulton County. "Leather is a product of nature" The fashion expert inquires about the blemishes in the pigskin. this industry, some of the settlers entered into the business of tanning leather. The first such mill is reported to have been established near Johnson Hall of Johnstown, New York, so the area gained its start and became well-known for buckskin and buckskin gloves. The American Revolution split the settlers into two groups. Many of the Scots remained loyal to the throne of England, this exodus suspended the industry. As soon as the Revolution of 1775 was over, those who had remained decided to return to their former occupation, others entered into the tin industry that had been started by a group of men in the Kingsborough region Cnow part of Gloversvillej. The peddlers of tinware bartered tin basins, cups, and other utensils for deerskins which they brought back with them to be made into gloves. On a second trip they sold not only gloves but also tinware. Operations continued at a slow pace until T809 when Talmadge Edwards came to Kings- borough at the request of the leaders of that com- munity. Talmadge had learned the secret of tan- ning leather in England from the craft gild. This information he taught to the people of Kings- borough. It was a great aid in producing a more flexible deerskin. Edward's knowledge of treating "Take a piece of leather and. . ." Another lab chemist is washing a skin. All kinds of tests are made in this experimental laboratory. a raw skin in order to preserve it from decay, and to make it durable and finished, created a boom in Fulton County. The lndian method of scraping clean the hair and flesh surfaces and pounding into the deerskin a mixture of the animal's brains and fibrated soap root was sur- passed to offer the public an attractive skin that could be made into gloves. Change after change took place in the tanning processes, until today tanning is looked upon as a chemical process. ln spite of all economies introduced into the busi- ness, it still takes months of handling. Skins arrive at a Tannery from all parts of the world in the custom of the world from which they come. That means that a skin will either receive the chrome tannage process or the oil The leather chemist is preparing a solution to be tested on the skins upon the workbench. tannage process. Since each one is a long process in itself, an attempt will be made to show the handling that every skin undergoes. The first process is soaking. Because raw skins are dirty and full of grease, packed with salt, they are placed in revolving drums filled with soft, clear water. With constant motion, the skins undergo a good soaking and are soon removed as clean. The next process is to remove the hair. This is done by applying a pasty solution of slaked lime and sodium sulphide or red arsenic to the flesh side of the skin so that it can pene- trate and loosen the roots of the hair. In three hours the hair is readily removed by hand or machine. The skins are again replaced within the After years of experimentation and with the aid of college technicians, the tanning industry has introduced a washable skin called launderleather. in a glove factory the fashion expert is told that these skins are ready for table cutting. drums for another thorough washing. Some skins, such as mocha, undergo a long soaking in dead slacked lime. The skins are occasionally stirred in these vats and a fresh solution of lime is added over the weeks. This results in loosening the sweat glands and hair roots as well as the removal of animal fat and grease and a swelling Cplumpingj of the skin to about twice its normal thickness. Then the swollen, slippery, rubbery skins under- go a fleshing process. Since the skins have a layer of flesh still sticking to the skin, this flesh is removed by machine or a hand process called beaming. The supervisor and a worker are critical about the quality of these skins. The industry uses cape, mocha, peccary, doeskins, buckskins, and many others for glove making. "observe the way the fibers are knit together In the cutting room the fashion expert watches a table CUNGI' as he goes about his work deciding iust how many pairs of gloves he will be able to produce out of these skins The same skins are then passed to the deliming section of the shop. The skins are first washed in soft, warm water and then placed in a puer which is a solution of chemicals. This allows the skins to regain something of their original tex- ture-soft and pliable. Then follows the process of drenching or pickling. The former calls for another washing and the soaking for sev- eral hours in a vat containing warm water and some cereal flour pea-meal or bran. The latter calls for the placing of the skins in a re- volving drum with a solution of sulphuric acid and salt. The acid separates the fibres and re- In recent years fabric gloves have become im- portant. ln this room bolts of cloth are un- raveled and cut up as seen by the worker at the left. This glove cutter is preparing three pairs of gloves for sewing. Notice the thumbs on top of the trank. "lt is so wonderful . . . " These women are examining gloves. Each one is scrutinized carefully before packing. moves the last traces of lime. The salt neutralizes the acid to keep it from eating away the fibres. Both processes, however, swell the skins. For the last time the skins are degreased by either a hydraulic press or a kerosene bath, the latter calling for a salt bath, to remove the kerosene. This completes the preliminary steps through which all skins must go. They are still raw skins, but are in a proper condition to be tanned. At this stage the skins are referred to as "in the white." From this point on the skins are subiected to special methods. In each the main idea is to permanently separate the fibres of the skin, sof- ten it, and by chemical change produce the sub- stance known as leather. Under each method an interesting process is staking. After tanning, the skin is given to the knee-staker in order to soften it and to add pliability so necessary in glove leather. The hand "stake" is a vertical post about three feet high, on top of which is a dull semi- circular knife. The skin is thrown over this with the flesh side down. The staker grasps the op- posite edges of the leather and works it back and forth over the dull knife edge, using his knee against the skin to produce the desired tension upon the leather. The entire skin is worked over the blade until it is soft and flexible. mm ...H ...f......a. Under each method before the skin is dyed, it is sorted and graded by workers who decide the kind of gloves each skin can best produce, the colors it will take most satisfactorily and the kind of finish to be applied. Where the method calls for a mixing of the skin and dye in a drum, the skins are then restaked. This completes the process called tanning of leather. The Manufacturing of Leather Gloves Since no two skins are exactly alike, it has been necessary for centuries to make gloves by hand. Although mass production and technology have not been applied in major ways, yet it is possible that one day the many shopowners will find the technology needed to revolutionize the glovemaking industry. After the leather has been procured from a tanner, it will pass through seven departments of a glove factory before it is completed as a This factory recently introduced assembly line production. Each woman does a small part of the glove. This fashion expert learns first hand how gloves are sewn by a glovemaker. "that man cannot hope to reproduce it." The woman operator is sewing on a thumb. lt takes a good year for a glovemaker to learn this skill. glove. The fascination of such is seen in the ex- pressions of fashion experts who frequently come to Gloversville to gain firsthand information. lf the leather is heavy, it is necessary to reduce or thin or split it on a shaving machine having a sharp blade. The leather is then sorted by ex- perts. They not only look for defects but also estimate the grade and weight as most suited for men's, women's, or children's gloves. The skins are next taxed by men long experi- enced in cutting. They can judge how many pairs of gloves can be cut from a certain number of skins. The principal method is table cutting. The ist s-ska" rl! .uf 133 table cutter will iudge the skins with rule to in- sure an absolute fit for a certain specified hand size. He does this by examining the skin on both sides, eliminating weak spots and grain blem- ishes. To determine full capacity, the skin is stretched out to its fullest length ancl width. Then the skin is cut and each cut is called a trank, that is, an oblong piece of leather cut iust the size of the glove pattern with little or no waste. Each trank is paired and matched, then folded in the center and pulled down to the pattern to insure that it will lie straight and fit the hand perfectly. The thumb is cut separately, first being cut in length, then widened out. The fourchettes are so cut that each one corresponds in the same amount of leather and matched in color. The cut- ting department of a glove factory may include The fashion expert catches a gauge glove maker in finishing a pair of gloves. In this large glovemaking department, many styles of gloves are sewn. "He cannot even recreate it." This operator is sending unsewn gloves packages to the making department. An expert in laying-off gloves shows a fashion expert the skill necessary to make wrinkled gloves look smooth. A scene showing many layer-offs at work during the height of The season. ends of The Threads are drawn Through To The inside of The glove and Tied by hancl. Now The glove is ready for The making de- partment. This is where The gloves are sewn in any one of The following seams: handsewn, pique CP.K.D, overseam, osann, whipstitch, prix- seam, gauge, sadollesTiTch, Triplestitch, inseam, outseam, half-outseam. In The making operation, The Thumbs are inserted, The fourchettes and quirks sewn in place and The fingers closed. The fourchettes are inserted and sewn beTween The fingers, ioining The palm and The back of The glove. The quirks are The small angular pieces sewn in aT The crotch of The fingers or Thumb To facilitate The fit. The mosT favorite seam is The gauge, a fine outseam sewn on a flat bed ma- chine. Always The most popular in men's gloves, Today iT is used more and more for women's any of These other methods: pattern cutting, block cutting or clicker cutting. However, Glovers- villians are mosT proud of Their Table cuT gloves. The Third step in glovemaking is slitting. The gloves are usually die-cut To paTTern by machine. The sliTTer lays The pile of six Tranks upon The sharp steel pattern and presses a lever which forces The die up against a block and Through The Tranks. The main part of The glove as well as The fingers is cut in This one operation. In The pattern, There is also provision for The small Tri- angular inserTs, called quirks, To be used beTween The fingers. Upon The completion of slitting, The fourth step involves silking. This refers To The rows of orna- mental stitching, embroidery or crochet work on The back of The glove. After The stitching, The "Boil The skin, shred iT . . . " The fashion expert tries on a finished product To Test The accuracy of The fit. gloves. Sometimes an additional operation in this department is hemming, the binding of the end of the glove. The glove is moved on to the sixth step, the laying-off department. The gloves are rolled in damp cloths until the moisture has penetrated, and are then fitted on steam or electric-heated brass forms shaped like hands. First the thumb is'laid-off on its separate form and then the glove hand and fingers. Grain finish gloves are polished on a soft felt wheel to give a glossy finish. Vel- vet finish gloves are brushed lightly. The final step is the stock room where the gloves are examined. After this, each approved pair of gloves is wrapped and boxed ready for shipment. ln a factory showroom the owners examine one of the latest innovations that may please the buying market. "No machine can reweave the fibres and no chemicals can be mixed to make a sin- gle inch of leather." Another factory showroom illus- trating the many different kinds of gloves made. The young lady finds a perfect fit. A large stock is kept on hand. All is properly labeled and easily ac- cessible to meet the constant de- 'mands in sales. 99221551459 622 BOOSTERS Be+or's Super Marker 222 Kingsboro Avenue J. Cas+iglione Glove Co., Inc. I02- I 06 Nor'rh Arlingron Ave. EndicoH' 81 Johnson I7 N. Main Sfreef Dralze's Food Marker 34 Easl' 8+h Avenue Richard Greene I0 Church Sfreel' Kingsboro Food Marker I79 Kingsboro Avenue Kingsboro Moror Sales 206 Kingsboro Avenue M 8: K Marlcel' Exl. E. S+a+e Slreei' Louis Meyers 8: Son, lnc. 8 W. Pine S+ree+ Pelers Oil Co., Inc. 3 Cayadu++a S+ree+ Phi Del+a Sororify Roels 54 N. Main S'rree+ Sena+or's 8 Church S+ree+ H. A. Shada 25I N. Main Slreel' Suydam Service S+a+ion I03 W. 8+h Avenue P.T.A. paren'I's sough+ homeroom regisiralion opening nighr. P.T.A. sold ho+ dogs and soda a+ fooiball games +o raise funds. Wes+ End Service 207 Wesl Fulion Sfreel' Donor Russell S+oddard Miss Cassidy explains French Class procedures Regis+ra+ion a+ +he opening +o m+eres+ed parenis. P.T.A. meeling. THE LEADER - HERALD Is Your Newspaper KLINE'S, INC. 52 SouI'I1 Main S'I'ree'r APPLIANCES - FURNITURE - TIRES CompIimen+s FRANKEL SHOP H. Mi+cI1eII Fox, Prop. 55-57 N. Main S+., GIoversviIIe Ph. 5-54I5 LYNCH AND BAIRD 32-36 WasI1ing+on S+. See You a'I PEDRICICS 48-50 Nor+h Main S'I'reeI' Fine Foods Your Hos+ SAXY MARSHALL Our Hear'I'ies+ Congra+uIaI'ions Class of I956 AGER 81 BANKER FueI Oil - Furnaces - Coal Oil and Gas Burners - Boilers BEST WISHES CLASS OF I956 Q May Each and Every One Have a O Happy and Prosperous Fu+ure BOLMAN'S, INC. WE DELIVER DIAL 5-l8I4 Congra+uIa+ions 'Io 'l'I1e Class of I956 From HOBBS 8: ZEITLER PHARMACY Cosme+ics Candies PrescripI'ions STANLEY HOBBS CHARLES G. ZEITLER GILWM Complimenfs of MILDRED PRESTON A SpeciaI'ry Shop of Dis'rinc+ion" OPPOSITE THE HIGH SCHOOL Bes+ of Luck Io Ihe CIass of '56 COLLINS 8: REESE YOUR FRIENDLY HARDWARE STORE 27 W. FuIIon S+. Dial 5-I I I6 ALVORD 81 SMITH, INC. Opposi'I'e High School Headquariers for SCHOOL SUPPLIES Besi' Wishes fo 'Ihe Class of I956 SPANISH AMERICAN SKIN CO., INC. BLODGETT'S CLEANERS 81 TAILORS ' 20 Church SI'reeI'- Ciiy GOOD CLEANING QUICK SERVICE BRUNSWICK RADIO CORP. vimmm 80 Lincoln SI. .4-" GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. .?'--ln" G3 5 0 ov. at I CongraI'uIa+ions and Bes+ Wishes From H. I. ABDELLA 81 SONS, INC. MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS 49 N. Main S+. Gloversville, N.Y. SHEPARD PONTIAC CO"'P'f"'e"+S JACK 8. JILL SHOPPE 80 N. Main S+. Specializing in Teens 280 Sou+h Main S+. Gloversville, N.Y. McKls.b?'-rl I?Aljl2fBxa'fIl1lneS Good Luclc +o +he ROYAL TYPEWRITERS Class gf '56 Sales, Service, Ren+als, Supplies 8 Bleeclcer S+. I Gloversville, N.Y. Dia 4-95l3 Congra+ula+ions +o Each and Every One 0+ You Upon Reaching This Impor+an+ Miles+one May You Always Be as Successful in All Your Fu+ure Endeavors MARTIN 81 NAYLOR CO. For Comple+e Travel Service by AIR OR STEAMSHIP Le+ This Friendly Travel Agency Book Your Reserva+ions ENGLAND- FRANCE - ISRAEL -ITALY EUROPE Herman A. Carbonelli Travel Agency Dial 5-46I6 Gloversville, N.Y. I0 So. Main S+. - L 'elfxtsfa g'-481' KENNEDY FUNERAL SERVICE Modern Funeral Home FRED e. KENNEDY '50 Soull' Main Slfeel LAWRENCE e. KENNEDY Licensed Manager Gloversville, New York Licensed Manager Insure - In Sure Insurance BATTY INSURANCE AGENCY 32-28 Norfh Main Sireel' Bes+ Wishes fo 'lhe Class o '56 NICHOLSON'S CANDY SHOP 42 Eas+ Fulfon S+. GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. EVELYN GIBBONS Personalized Fashions 89 Norfh Main S+ree+ Bes+ Wishes and Success 'lo +he Class of '56 GLOVERSVILLE AUTO PARTS, INC 20I Norfh Main S+. GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. MARION VAN ARNAM CUSTOM DRAPE SHOP 99 N. Main S+.-2nd Floor Opposife +he High School Dial 4-882 I FINEST QUALITY WORKMANSHIP RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL MORSE 81 JENKINS Sfephen MaroH'a, Prop. 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San+eIIa Ins. Agency I5I N. Main S+. Spicer's Insurance 8 Church S+. WaIra+h 8: Bushouer 5I Fremon+ S+. Congra'l'uIa'Iions +0 +he Class of .56 CongraI'uIa+ions Io MONTANO For Fine Fashions ELECTRICAL SUPPLY CO. HARPERIS Gloversville, New York 62 N. Main S+. Besi- of Luck HUNTER GRANITE WORKS +0 You All wAkh:sKp.dPlcliETT in s o BURTON INSURANCE AGENCY Marble and Grani+e Memorials Gloversvmel N.Y. on Display a+ Our Warerooms THYNE'S DRUGSTORE OPEN EVERY DAY J. W. Thyne, Reg. Ph. R. H. Thyne, Reg. Ph. W. W. Thyne. Reg. Ph. Dial 5-20I4 Licensed Pharmacisfs I47 N. Main SI. A Supplier +o 'Ihe Glove Trade Since I895 GLOVERSVILLE KNITTING COMPANY 5 49 ' 49 49 152' , X X uvls Aa.. e i, .... ,,-.-m If JK-. ll H Gill' M Ugg,-,bk HOLDEN LUMBER C0. I0 Carpen'I'er S+. Gloversville, N.Y. "OUR SERVICE MAKES IT EASY TO BUILD" BEMAN SALES C. B. HAGER 8: M. F. TRACY ZI7 N Main S+ Insurance Advisors Feafuring Seeburg Auiomaiic Music I5 Wesi Fulion Sireei Phone 5'27I3 The GreaI'esI' in Juke Box Field GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK Congrafulafions ' ' From GEM Jewuns CARUSO'S RESTAURANT 14 CHURCH STREET GLOVERSVILLE. N.Y. LOUIS J. CARUSO Congra+uIa+ions Io Class of '56 TREHER 8: JUNG, INC. Plumbing and Hea+ing Supplies I5-2l Bleecker SI. YOUR FUTURE IS OUR FUTURE v I SUCCESS TO THE CLASS OF I956 CongraI'uIa+ions and BesI' Wishes 'Io +I1e Graduafes of Ihe Class of I956 THE FULTON COUNTY NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY GLOVERSVILLE- NORTHVILLE MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION CompIimenI's of REUTLINGS DESOTO - PLYMOUTH Besi' Wishes 'Io Ihe Class of I956 JONES AND NAUDIN 81 COMPANY H. 8: P. MOTORS, INC. 67 So. Main S'I'. GLOVERSVILLE Complimenfs of MARY D. 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And if is iusf as pracfical fo own off-dufy fashions fhaf are complefely diverfing, feminine. and glamorous. Plumbing and Heafing I0 Church Sfreel' Charles A. Sandner Richard L. Sandner Congrafulafions fo fhe Class of l956 TRUST COMPANY OF FULTON COUNTY 2I-23 Norfh Main Sfreel' Corner of Church GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK The Bank Wifh fhe Chime Clock There is a Big Difference in Coal We Sell Only LEHIGH VALLEY - HUDSON- BLUE COAL All Known for Their High Qualify FULTON COUNTY COAL 81 OIL CO., INC. Gloversville 4-3 I I 8 Johnsfown 6-73 I 9 MOBILHEAT-Fuel Oil and Kerosene CongraI'uIa+ions Io 'I'I1e Class of I956 DELTA GAMMA DELTA CompIimen'Is of SORORITY WASH B U RN'S WEST BROOK GLOVE, INC. Naiive Deer Skin ProcIuc+s I7 Cedar S+. Gloversville Phones CompIimen+s of BIRDSALL HEATING 485 NOFIII Main S+. 4-3I9I-4-3192-4-BI93 PARSONS. INC. OF GLOVERSVILLE Sales and Service HOWARD H. WAKEMAN Manager 27I-28I S. Main Sf. GIoversviIIe, N.Y. KINGSBORO LUMBER CO. INC. X31 PAINT Gregory S+. unc U s or rms PE so L LE E GOODS New York? I0 W. 33rd S+. is ,r" , . F 5 Chicago- 36 So. Siafe S+. I San Francisco-209 Posi' SI' g 'i L E ST. THOMAS, INC A "!.'AIiHvHD H Founded I898 Liga-me GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. Besi' of Luck 'Io Ihe Class of '56 ART STONE COMPANY AII Types of Concreie Producfs Gloversville, N.Y. Dial 4-3625 BARNEY GALINSKY AND SONS "Be Sure of Your S'I'ore" SEROUSSI BROS.. INC. GIoversviIIe's mosf perfeci' model-BeH'y O'Ho. Complimenfs of CHARLES S. VEGHTE INSURANCE 304 S. Main S'I'. Besi' Wishes fo flue Class of '56 GLOVERSVILLE COCA-COLA BOTTLINC-3 CO. RITE WAY UTILITIES, INC. Frigidaire Appliances Television and Healing 42 S. Main S'I'. Phone 4-37II Believe ii or nor, 'Four years ago. DIEGES 81 CLUST OFFICIAL JEWELER 'For GLOVERSVILLE HIGH CLASS RINGS Represenfecl by: CLETUS E. JENNINGS I000 Bellevue Avenue Syracuse, N.Y. Complimenfs of EUGENE HOLLENBECK, JR. EARL W. HATHAWAY Gmbulancg End OxyzienISELvice ospiI'a e s W ee airs PHONE 4-76l5 BEST W'SHES ONEIDA MARKETS ERNA S BEAUTY SALON I67 Norih Main SI'ree'r and iioirurglqgg' 3I4 Soufh Main Sfreei' Congrdulawons Besf Wishes +o Class of '56 B E FULMONT NEWS CC.. INC WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS '37 N' Main S+' Newspapers and Magazines 23 Foresi' S+. Dial 5-23I7 May Ihe Fu+ure Hold Prosperify and Happiness for All of You THE JUNIOR CLASS OF T956 PORTRAIT AND COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY 'k MODERNE STUDIO Frank Ambrose I4 Soufh Main Sfreel' Gloversville, N.Y. Dial 4-3424 Sep+ember 23rd Pep Rally 3' 5 Y Cheerleaders lead +he ou+door pep rally in cheers. Give us ano+her cheer. BOOSTERS G. Balzano 8: Sons, Inc. I4 Lexing+on Avenue F. W. Becker 26 Bleecker S+. Ben's Soda Bar 222 N. Main S+. Berger's Bakery I5 Church S+. Bledsoe 23 Prospec+ Ave. Cen+raI Dry Cleaners I33 W. Main S+. Willard W. Dann 2I Nor+h Main S+. Ga beler Agency 8 Fremon+ S+. K. 8: S. Bakery I 76 Kingsboro Ave. A. C. Kingsbury 81 Son I3 Church S+. Krause News 8I Eas+ Ful+on S+. Laundroma+ Church and Elm S+ree+s Ma++y +he Jeweler I2 Wes+ Ful+on S+. Na+ionaI S+ore 43 Wes+ Ful+on S+. Nes+Ies Fur, Inc. 25 Wes+ Ful+on S+. Persico's Smar+ Fashions BI N. Main S+. F. D. Pe+er's Co., Inc. Fos+er S+. PoIIy's Club Diner I4I N. Main S+. Ringle Insurance 97 N. Main S+. Roskin's Handbags 8: Luggage 60 N. Main S+. Rossback Shoe S+ore I5 W. Ful+on S+. Tashe++'s Grocery 53 Fores+ S+. Besi of Luck fo the Class of '56 DEANS PRESS Dial 5-4I I2 Gloversville Success +o 'l'he Class of I956 N. G. SIMON SKILLS S sf E ABCI GUIDANCE - balanced train- ing - activities. Placement in key positions in business, professional JACOBSON BROS- and government offices. Jewelry Gifls Appliances 2' W F H STONE 5-23. .H N Y mm BIISIIIESSGOLLEGE . u on . oversv , . . - - Youn FRIENDLY CREDIT srldene 126 Qifevzfixflflol'f,fjj,f'::f,f,f1,N' Y' SchoIars??? AH EARN PHARMACIES 7 N. Main SI. GLOVERSVILLE 43 W. Main S+. JOHNSTOWN Special regards fo our adver+isers, for wiI'hou+ Ihem we could no'r have offered Ihis boolc. They are I'he hub abouf which our I'own and school revolve. Show your graI'i'I'ude 'Io I'hese businessmen by giving I'hem your support The I956 Oracle Staff MARTHA BALZANO Business Manager Congrafulalions +o +he Class of '56 RADIO? RECCRDS' PHONOGRAPH5 , , A X" W J, Vi, COHEN'S QUHIIHIDK 32 N dh M. S+ + "We Sell for Less" 0 am 'ee 38-40 Church S+. Gloversville cw V STRAIGHT NEEDLE SWING NEEDLE SLANT NEEDLE IZIG-ZAGI You Find Them All a+ Your SINGER SEWING CENTER I85 Sou'l'h Main S+ree+ Dial 5-49l9 Gloversville NOTIONS PATTERNS TEEN-AGE SEWING LESSONS Congralulafions +o fhe Our Heariiesl' Congralulalions Class of '55 fo fhe I956 Gradualing Class . , I ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE E. L. DU RKEE 8f CO. 8 Middle S+. Dial 5-22I6 HoucIc's Pharmacy Exlends Congralulalions lo fhe Class of '56 G.H.S.--and Wishes Success +o Every Graduale HOUCK'S PHARMACY EARLL B. PORT-WILLIAM SPELMAN Props. Il Wesl' FuI'l'on S+. GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. The gpray Is Beaumul Phone 5-23I2 We Deliver GOLIGER LEATHER CO., INC. l225 Broadway New York, N.Y. GARMENT LEATHER FOR ALL PURPOSES 1 , .,"'N -u,,,,,, ,,,.,, MMM V 'Q Q, Q . 5Qg4z.Qz-.L,e,f+AL.g1 , . 7,25 5 , The rfaservcyir mmf V 1 enjoys some pretty sciwxery 3 V I -1-Q , 'L , - gy ,. ., Q AH hemmed ' H. ,, a , W W ' Li mf"6"' ' ff. 1 eg Y Tug of war X3 5? ' 3 5 3 w g W - 725525 ,,., , 1 V me-J 1' hv fx--M,-, '-1,,:,:5:, w-rgyz,-:l, - 19? 'H . -' v wx' 95 L - f'H7,elfI?1'ai., fS ff Y .. H 2 Q , 1 A -' kh , j W- ,, u lb: .Q if 3 'W A ' V f ff' .i f "',' 1 ' - , . - 'Y V , ,, a. f Sf , -. , f QA-M-A i1iWfi'7E42w Lori and Comm: -V we fifffiifh' Q, 3,225 K .lumor Pfom s . 2 MH' A ,X one "youngsYers" 5' , . take a swim ' 51' Sty S S w Ei X Pat and John'-' ' , ,. f fi, .., 4, WW. .-ff,-vf ,M K , KW, . ,1 142 ,. YS? do ,WW When we were VID young f Come on feamg Cfafv doings in No. 203 Mn Cmsanta W.. 1 HV BUY 5 program? 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Sheepskin includes: capes, mochas, degrains, suedes, and chamois. V One small order is being readied for shipment. Similar and larger shipments are made to all parts of the United States during the year. As the reader comes to the end of this year- book so has another class completed its road through the halls of learning in the Gloversville Public School System. The rough unfinished stu- dent who came into high school a few four years ago has been polished and re-polished within that space of time. In the classroom he has learned and he has been taught the wonders of the world about him, and on the playing field and on the stage of the auditorium he has ap- plied these lessons to his fellow man. He is be- ginning understand how much more he will have to learn, if he and his like are to be success- ful, financially and morally in this great wide world of ours. There ends our theme. The raw skin from an animal, acquired by a local tannery and routed to a glove shop, has been pickled, dyed, stretched, cut, and sewn. It has undergone ever so many processes to come out as a beautiful pair of gloves. The buyer of such may marvel at the make, he may even exclaim admiration and glowing satisfaction with the Gloversville-made product. Yet the story continues-how will he use this beautiful pair of gloves? X' ...af TA LOR PUBLISHING CO. DALLAS u TEXAS The Best Yearbooks are TAYLOR-MADE H 'Q 5 LITHOGRAPHED BY G LOVE I Ndkrf wl MM Q 6'Aovg?xZ.ZO 7,0669 f""z:::fb X A me B W 1 ' nm: 1 W Pfkrll W ,msfznonn V, 4k. l W "iff,-iz.,-'fiiff Q' Loukfbrxhf IndeMark MEYER5 MAKE s . 'fig ' 7" 4 E .. 9 as i , , I XZ,-"nf ' ',fT ,,,,?:fif'l:f.! fkv! Y . g 5 ,y uk-fpxqFfa.w M, 1,y3qi31f' 1.37, , ld : TNQ xwmrmu. ag I, V M., 2 XXZXXK CAPITOL is PAPA WN non TABLE WD CUT f Gl0VES , 5' G E n u u u E' nfs? 5 qincoex GENUINE. AL 0,1552 M' ILA .J +L me I f " LEATHERS 0


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