Havre de Grace High School - Susquehannock Yearbook (Havre de Grace, MD)

 - Class of 1953

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CLASS HISTORY As we the class of '52-'53 look back through the years, we hardly recall when '47 -'48 found us meek, timid, wide-eyed Seventh Graders. Due to inexperience and lack of size, we did not appear in many of the activities or on many of the sport teams. We did, however, present a school assembly: and we were represented on the boy's basket- ball team. A few of the girls went with the Junior High softball team to the all-county meet at Bel Air. The Eighth Grade found us sponsoring a dance and giving our famous panel discus- sion for the PTA-"Do Generals Make Good Presidents?" We were coming out for sports by now and had several members on the football, basketball, and Jr. Varsity girls' bas- ketball team. By the Ninth Grade, when we were the big shots in Junior High, we were well rep- resented in all school activities. We gave another dance and took part in all other pos- sible activities. On our visit to Philadelphia we visited the Franklin institute and the Museum of Natural History. Much emphasis was put on the following year's curriculum when we would be entering Senior High School. Our Sophomore year found us adjusting ourselves to the alphabet marking system rather than S's and U's. A trip was taken to Washington accompanied by Mr. Boyle. One member of the class toured the F,B,l, building. It was a trip never to be forgotten. Throughout our Junior year we were busy and active in all realms around the school. Our biggest project was the giving of the Junior-Senior banquet and prom. At the prom we were formally presented our class rings from the seniors. We not only won the mag- azine drive but doubled our goal of S150 proving that, as Juniors, we still found time to get out and sell. We had the top salesman and third high salesman in our class. By now the girls literally dominated the sport field, and although we only had ten voices in the Glee Club, they were the necessary ones. This year--our twelfth and last--finds us busy with name cards, announcements, pictures, and the yearbook. We are anticipating a banquet from the Juniors--fit for a king and a prom fit for his royal ball. The sport field is still being used widely by both boys and girls. Then at last the day of graduation fso hard earnedl will find us proud, yet rather sad, to be saying "so long" to our beloved Alma Mater. 13

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EDWARD FULTON SPROUSE - "Eddie" . . . General . . . Sociable, mischievous, likeable, witty, good-natured, poetic, story writer. , ljif "C..?' WILLIAM REESE WIL- LIAMS IR, - "Billy" . . . Industrial . . . Natty, playful, full of fun . . . Fond of underclassmen . . . Projection Operator 2,3,4, Vice-Pres. of Homeroom 2, Dance 3,4, Safety Patrol l,2, Bus driver 3,45 J. V. Basket- ball 3. WARD BARTON TAYLOR - "Doc" . . . Academic . . . Spontaneous, witty, likeable . . . Superb slanguage . . . Seems to like underclassmen . . . Dance 3,4, Thespians 3, 4, Monitor 4, Gracian 4, Usher 3,4, Susque- hannock 4, Student Council 4, Orchestra 4, Sr. Play. ANTHONY JAMES VIN- CENTI - "Tony" . . . General . . . Practical joker . . . Quiet with noisy spurts, friendly . . . Thespians 4, Auto Mech- anics 3,4, Tumbling 2, Sr. Play, Band 4, Drum and Bugle Corps 2,3,4, Jr. Varsity Football 2, Art 2,3,4, Susquehannock 4. RICHARD CHARLES THOMPSON - "Perkins" . . . General . . . Satiri- cal. . . Hotrodona mot- or scooter but usually quiet. . . Soccer 3, Soft-- ball l,2,3,4, Football Manager 2, Auto-Me- chanics 3,4, Camera 3, Sr. Play Stage Crew. RICHARD LEE WILLIAMS - "Dickie" . . . Aca- demic . . . Personality plus . . . Gracian slave driver . . . Likeable, noisy, Doetic . . . Gra- cian 3,4 fEditorj, Library Chief of Staff 4, Library Council 3,4, Drum and Bugle Corps 3,4, Treas. of Jr. Class, Thespians 4, Susquehannock 4, Mon- itors 4, Jr.Play, Sr.Play. YN f iii in , 12 Ari KENT FULLER STEWART - "Kent" . . . Academic . . . Athletic . . .Blows bugle for Legion . . . Baseball 2,3,4, Football 2,3,4, Basketball4, Club Rep. in Student Council 4, Jr. Play, Sr. Play, Drum and Bugle Corps 3, 4. To LESTER DANIELWILSON - "Les". . .General . .. Top personality, fun- Ioving . . . Has out-of- town interests . . . Stu- dent Council l, Tum- bling 2, Pres. of Home- room 2, Jr. Play, Basket- ball 3,4, Glee Club 3,4, Thespians 3,4, Stage Crew 3,4, Dance Club 4 fPres.J.



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We, the Senior Class of '53, being of feeble mind and frail body, do unwillingly bequeath to the Faculty and the Junior Class--our heirs apparent--these few tokens: ITEM I: We will our bodies be used as fertilizer for the beautiful shrubbery surrounding Havre de Grace High School. ITEM II: We bequeath to our Faculty the following: MR. BURRIER: MRS. COLBOURN: MISS SIPLEY: MISS BLAND: MRS. DAVIS: "POP" DAVIS: MISS DONNELLY: MR. KIDWILER: MRS, PAYNE: MR. FISHER: MR. TARBERT: MR. GRAFTON: MRS. BENNINGTON: MR. FAUVIE: MRS. BALDWIN: MR. MCNAMEE: MISS SHEPTER: MR. MAY: MISS EDMONDS: MR. KAMINSKI: MR. MILLER: MISS PURCELL: MRS. RAMIEREZ.: MRS. BUTKIEWICZ: The school - since nobody else wants it. A class of perfect citizens. A Physics class who can stand the subject. Automatic tea bags. An underground tunnel leading to the bank down town. An underground tunnel leading back to the Davis' home. A trip to Venice for two with a new "sombro." A Hudson Hornet. fWho really doesn't need ity Our entire Webster's unabridged dictionary and all the A's which resulted from its use. A Cadillac driver-training car equipped with a built-in piano. A complete hearing system especially for the Machine Shop. A new school jacket. A tractor to clear the mud in front of her house. A cast as good as ours for his next year's Junior and Senior plays. An automatic coffee percolator for a first-period fresh-up. A pair of boxing gloves for his many bouts. A complete wardrobe of nylon blouses and velvet and taffeta skirts. An extension for his cottage built for two. A MRS. Degree. All his sure shots to run up a few high scores for next year's team. A new set of pipes. A 6'2", blue-eyed, blond coal miner. A map of U. S. to prove Texas isn't the only state in the Union. Our sincere appreciation for her time and efforts put into our yearbooks. ITEM III: We bequeath to the Junior Class the following: Jeanne Preston leaves her bottle of freckle remover to Charolotte Callahan. Bill Foley leaves his angelic expression when caught doing something wrong to Arthur Wilson. Mary Jane Savoff leaves her collection of rats to Bobby Ray and Donald Lee Walker. Mildred McCoy leaves her speed in typing to Margaret Houck. Mildred Dry leaves her zest to travel to Naomi Abbott and Grace Grieninger. Melvin DeBaugh leaves his quiet ways in class to Walter Carroll. Bob Arbaugh leaves his unassuming attitude to David Himes. Bobby Godfrey leaves his athletic ability to Travis Parks. Arthur Coakley leaves his height to John Shaefer. Monte Silverstein leaves his studiousness to Herbert Blackson. Donald Garland leaves his love of boats to Bobby Goll to carry on. Carey Snyder leaves his winning ways in POD Class to Fred Baldwin. Nena Pasqualini leaves her driving ability to Mary Ann DeCamillis. Nancy Callahan leaves her long list of Elkton admirers to Yvonne Short. Kent Stewart leaves his long list of absentee excuses to Charles Greenland. Dickie Williams leaves his English definitions to Vesta Barker. Iris Gardner leaves Bainbridge' to Dawn Ebright. Lester Wilson leaves his hot rod to Alvin Ratledge. Tony Vincenti leaves his pugnaciousness to Kenny Hagen. Merrill Hadry leaves his earnestness in PD Class to Aaron Rembold. Pat Taylor leaves her aversion to the male sex to Mona Johnson. Harriett Fox leaves her bottle of peroxide to Janet McCullough. Joann Collins leaves her dark hair and eyes to Peggy Fantom. Barbara Gerdom leaves her position as guard on the basketball team to Darlene Brill. Joyce Ely leaves her ability to play the violin to Jackie Meager and Peggy Brill. Mary Doyle leaves her engagement ring to Noreen Farell and Christine Montville. ' -- , , 14

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