Millvale High School - Millvalean Yearbook (Millvale, PA)

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FACU LTY Miss Andrewsf --gives basic fundamentals in English I and Latin I . . . themes in English IV. Mr. Atkinson----brings strays back to the flock . . supporter of all schcol activities. Miss Bargmanfcoached Senior Play . . . sponsors Dramatic Club . . . teaches English Ill. Miss Beattye- conducts interesting English Il and Latin II clusses . . . sponsors Sophomore Class. Miss Blackstonef guides the wisiuldfbe artists in art class . . . cheerfully sponsors Crafts Club. Miss Brennan- -itoils endlessly in Bookkeeping l and Business Arithmetic Classes . . . sponsors Senior Class. Mr. Burgessfkindly "Colonel" taken ill at midfyear . . . Mr. Citron subs for him in P,O.D., Economies, Typing I, Sulesmanship, and Bookkeeping ll classes. Mrs. Deppwfholds clear, enlightening home nursing class . . . helpful visits to students' parents. Mr. Flemingventhusiastically directs Band and Orchestra . . sponsors Girls' Chorus . . . Baton Club . . . P.S.M.A. Mr. Holsingerf,-supervises 'Millvale schools . . . a frequent visitor to High School classes. Mr. I-lowardfffteaches Shop and Mechanical Drawing . . . sponsor of Freshman Club . . . started Wresitling. Miss Johnston--advisor of the Millvalean staff . . . librarian . . . teaches English l. Mrs. Kellerf-coached the Senior Play . . . teaches Plane Geometry, Algebra I and ll, and General Science, Page lfiglil NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Mr. McCarthy-keeps our football and basketbla-ll teams on top . . . teaches Physical Education and American History . . . sponsors Varsity Club. Miss McGinley--keeps :office in happlefpie order" . . . regular as clockfwork with absentee lists . . . friendly helper. Miss Oldham-directs publication of the "Chieftain" . . . teaches Typing I and II and Junior Business Tnaiining. Dr. Riethmuller-insures health of younger generation . . . periodical check'ups . . . thorough examinations. Miss Smith-teaches our boys and girls the culinary art . . . works hard to make the girls excellent seamstresses . . . directs Fashion Show. Mr. Sprenger-teaches interesting classes 'of Civics and,,World History . . . ably sponsors Hi-Y. Mr. Swain-teaches Commercial Geography and Law . . . understanding 'principal . . . embodiment of fair play . . . sponsors Rifle Club. Mr. Tallman-teaches Shorthand I and II, Typing I and Secretarial Practice . Treasurer of -M.H.S .... Assistant Coach. Mr. Wehrle and Mr. Degelman-keep the building cozy . . . cooperative helpers. Miss Wetzel-spon-sors Girls' Athletic Association . . . lively gym clwaisses . teaches Biology, Physical Education and English I. Mr. Zimmer-teaches Chemistry, General Science and Senior Science classes . sponsors Boys' Class Basketball. SENIOR PROM, 'Twas the twentieth of June And throughout each house- Each maiden was busy, busy as a mouse. The colorful gowns were put on with much care Q In hopes that the esoort soon would be there. Ma in her apron and Pa in 'his best Were just settling down for a nice evening rest. When suddenly outside there arose suich a clatter, I sprang from my chair to find out the matter. There standing straight and looking "just so" Was the handsome but awkward blushing young beau. His flowers were placed in a fair gentle hand And the long ride started for Bob Masons swing band. From the midst of the city to the edge of the town To the Wildwood Country Club the gang was bound. Then there was gossip and dancing and laughter, Which resounded to the top of every rafter. . Till the break Io-f the day that was dawning The tired ones, eager for sleep, began yawning. So the wraps were brought out And we left with a shout, Toodeloo to all and to all a good-night. fWith apologies to Eugene Field by Mary Heimbuecherj Page Nine 'rdf , li- 1 it - .1 5 ..... QI . . if , ry 25 .Q s .E -5 as 1.111 ' T44 ...a2..2..f- - ..f-. -..Ffh n sf ggi ..n.i,L.. QQ.. f. A 1 if . Wi -ag 34 1. 'fx- 4 THE MILLVALEAN Page Ten ALDINGER, WALTER "Walt" General Course, Class Basketball. Amiable, cooperative, easy-going-all three blend together in forming Walt Aldinger. Not the least important of his assets is Wzlt's unusual laugh. Practically everyone has heard those jolly hearty peals of laughter at one time or another. Although he doesn't take his school-work too seriously Walt has won the friendship of many of his teachers and fellow students. AUTH, KATHRYN "Kathy" Honor Graduate, Commercial Course Girls' Chorus, Rifle Club, Crafts Club, Baton Club, Girls' Athletic Club, Senior Play, Minstrel Show, Tap Class, Millvalean Staff, Chieftain Staff, Class Basketball. ! There's never a dull moment when Kathy's around, for she is a carefree lovable girl who can always think of something witty. She can readily boast being the best read Senior. Since she expresses frankly her opinions and feelings on all subjects, she has become an advisor to many of her classmates. BAUER, ALVIN A Honor Graduate, Commercial Course, Sec- retary of Freshman Class, Vice President of Sophomore Class, Chieftain Staff, Candy Seller, Rifle Club, Girls' Chorus, Senior Play, Millvalean Staff. This petite miss is gifted with natural curly hair and a dazzling smile. She is small in stature and sweet in disposition. Her natural bri htness is valuable to any girl. Alvina is lovable and liked by all. proving the fact that good things do come in small packages. BEARL, MARGARET "Margie" General Course, Vice President of Crafts Club, Girls' Athletic Club, Millvalean Salesman. Not a sweeter or jollier person can be found in our class than "Margie", Her determination in her art work will probably lead her to a successful career. Although she only came into our midst in her Junior year, she can claim many of her classmates as admiring friends. BENDER, EDWARD "Speed" General Course, Class Basketball, Class Mushball, Football, Hi-Y, Millvalean Sales- man, Stage Manager for Senior Play, Chieftain Staff, Wrestling. "Variety is the spice of life" must be "Speed's" motto for he seems to have a new girl friend for every month of the year. From latest reports, it appears that Bd's present heart-throb comes from Shaler. However, "Speed" gets along equally well with the fellows and he can usually be found pulling a gag on one of his friends. BENDER, IRENE "Renee" Commercial Course, Secretary of Crafts Club, Millvalean Staff. Irene lends her enthusiastic support to indoor as well as outdoor activities, and her independent spirit makes her stand out in any group. The character traits of politeness and neatness make her a perfect lady while the age old habit of blushing adds to her charm. BERGMAN, LOIS "Bug" Commercial Course, Rifle Club, Baton Club, Crafts Club, Millvalean Staff, Camera Club. Gondlnaturcd Lois' thoroughness and alertness are roven facts in bookkeeping class. She attends football and basket- ball games with that same thoroughness, never missing one. Lois knits and collects autographs of famous people for diversion, but her real interest, we are told, lies in Ohio, where Mickey resides. BERNEBERG, MILDRED "Millie" Commercial Course, Tap Class, Senior Play, Minstrel, Girls' Chorus, Girls' Ath- letic Club, Millvalean Staff, Assembly Programs. Right now "Milly" is trying to become a cook, and a very pleasing one she makes with her red curls and jolly attitudc. "Milly" has made many of her friends happy this fall by presenting them with mittens she had knitted. Not only has she shown us how well she can sew, but also how well she can act. BERTRAM, DOROTHY "Dottie" Honor Graduate, Commercial Course, Rifle Club, Band, Orchestra, Crafts Club, Chief- tain Staif, Class Basketball, Millvalean Staff, South Westem P.S.M.A. Band 1940. "Dot", who never lacks partners. is probably happiest when "jitterbugging" to the music of Glen Miller or dancing a smooth waltz to thc melodic strains of Wayne King. Dot is an ardent follower of all school activities as well as an added attraction to the school band, for she has won the honor of being the first to play the school's bell-lyrc. BIERY, JACK "Butch" Academnic Course, Band, Orchestra, Presi- dent of Senior Class, Vice President of Hi-Y, President of Rifle Club, Chieftain Staff, Vice President of Junior Class, Senior Play Prompter, Millvalean Staif. Jack, our Senior president, is the idol of the weaker sex. The best-dressed Senior, he is an industrious student, well mannered and pleasant, and has been described as the "ideal American boy." Jack finds most delight in music and photography, being especially fond of Glen Miller's recordings. BOETTCHER, RALPH Honor Graduate, Commercial Course, Senior Play, Forum Club 1938, Millvalean Staff, Chieftain Staff. Although he appears serious to outsiders, Ralplfs class- mates now that he is the possessor of a keen sense of humor. This he has proven many times with his clever English themes and witty remarks in Economics. A flair for acting was also prominently displayed by Ralph with las unforgettable portrayal of "Father" in the Senior ay. BRAUN, ROBERT "Wimp" General Course, Class Mushball. If you hear the latest joke being related and glance around, nine times out of ten you will find the narrator to be Bob. Wit and humor are the two predominating traits in his m.a.kc'up. To many people Bob may appear quiet, shy, and unassuming, but his classmates know him as he really is-a carefree, amusing, likeable chap. NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Page Eleven THE MILLVALEAN l Page Twelve CANONICO, JOSEPH "joe" General Course, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Club, Orchestra, Class Basketball, Class Mushball, Boxing. Joe Canonico, "Canoe" to his pals, has always been full of fun and laughter. Even though joe is inclined to bc carefree, he has proven his worth on the basketball court with his agile footfwork and those long shots so well' known io the spectators. Joe's jolly manner has been the chief reason for his popularity with all his classmates, hoth "guys" and "gals." COLVILLE, MARGARET "Margie" Honor Graduate, Commercial Course, Tap Class, Assembly Program, Girls' Chorus, Chieftain Staff, Millvalean Staif, Library Assistant, Minstrel, Rifle Club, Crafts Club. Take laughing blue eyes, pretty red hair and a small freckled nose, and you have "Margie". Her sweetness and pleasing personality combine to make her popular among her fellow classmates. Despite her many outside interests, "Marie" has maintained a hi h scholastic record and will always be remembered Ear her old' fashioned, but everfcharming, blushes when she recited in front of the room. DERRINGER, ROBERT "Borp" General Course, Class Basketball, Mush- ball, Boxing, Varsity Club, Hi-Y, Varsity Football, Millvalean Staff. Genial, happy'go'lucky "'Borp" has been seen with so many different girls that it is impossible to point out his real heart-throb. Bob was a star guard on the football team for two seasons, noted for his speed and highfgrade defensive work. Although he is quite talkative. "Burp" is never boisterous or impolite, but instead, he is a good- natured boy with a cheery outlook on life. DILLMAN, BETTY ANN "Dil" General Course, Baton Club, Girls' Chorus, Rifle Club, Millvalean Staff, Dramatic Club, Senior Play, Chieftain Staff. As a dark, vivacious brunette, "Dil" ranks high in the opinions of her classmates. She participates in all the school activities and we are happy to say that she added a bit of color to our band as a majorette. She and her friend "Zi" are inseparable companions. DITMORE, RUTH "Ruthie" Commercial Course, Riile Club, Girls' Chorus, Minstrel, Millvalean Salesman. A talkative and jolly senior is Ruth. A neatly dressed Hgure and blond hair make hcr the ideal school girl. She is friendly to all and is willing and able to giggle at all times. She is a member of the trio of Alvina, Cel, and Ruth. DON ALDSON , JAMES "jimmy" Commercial Course, Millvalean Staff, Chief- tain Staif, President of Sophomore Class, Rifle Club, Hi-Y, Color Bearer, Crafts Club,, Senior Play, Artist for Nlinstrel Scenery. jimmy is a striking example of modern sophistication. He is a handsome, cleanfcut fellow, and always makes a dignified appearance. Known to wear clothes well, he is a smooth dancer-and a ladies' man. Jim has artistic aspirations, and we're expecting another Da Vinci to rise from our midst. DOTTERWEICH, RICHARD "Dick" General Course, Rifle Club, Class Mush- ball, Band, Orchestra, Minstrel Orchestra. "Dick" is well-known as an accomplished pianist, Hunt' ing is another one of his occupations and "Dick" proved he could "bring home the bacon" by slaying a large deer during his junior year, He takes no back seat in class' work, especially in P.O.D. where his carefully selected arguments provide many an interesting class discussion. EICHLER, ROBERT "Ike" Comme:cial Course, Forum Club 1938, Dramatic Club, Class Basketball, Senior Play. Since hc is wcllfinformed nn politics and presentfdav affairs, Bob is fond of P.O.D. where his clearlywzxpressed opinions never fail to start an argument. It is then thai Bob is in his glory. His ready smile, hearty laugh and sly humor seem to act as a magnet for they have drawn many close friends to him. ERK, HENRY "Ei-ky" Honor Graduate, Commercial Course, Chieftain Staff, Senior Play, Crafts Club, Millvalean Staff. Henry is a jolly, pleasant fellow with a host of friends- Amostly young ladies. A -fun-loving hill'billy. he h-as enm- posed wonderful themes and is a future essayist. He is a swell pal to everyone, and an excellent student. FLOWERS, BERNARD "Posey,' General Course, Class Basketball, Class Boxing, Class Mushball, Wrestling, Mill- valean Salesman. just this ycar "Posey" has "blossomed out" and taken a hearty interest in the members of the fairer sex. Shy "Posey" is no more-in his plzcc we have that ever' welcome. husky boxer who is sure of himself in the ring as well as on thc dance floor. GARFINKEL, SIDNEY "Sid" General Course, Varsity Football 1937, Class Basketball, Class Boxing, Class Mush- ba . Curly'headed "Sid" is a carefree, mischievous lad who finds gum-chewing in class is as pleasing to him as it is annoying to his teachers, Because of his shyness. 'iS1d" is kiddcd by both boys and girls who enjoy seeing him blush at the mere mention of a girl's name, GUIDO, MICHAEL "Mike" General Course, Class Softball, Class Basketball, Varsity Football, Captain and Manager of Bowling Team. Mike probably has the heartiest laugh in the Senior class, and he makes constant use of it, But Mike knows how to be serious and the days on which he attends school, he reads brilliant and interesting themes. His favorite pas- time is bowling, which he does quite well. NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Page Thirteen sl ,R B , lv ff' , ir! ,X ,r N. fi., , i, ,MLW ,ii , I, ,,, ,i R' L F1 fwfr my ', I ii 1 'ii ,,. :- iff Lit" dit' i .ibm .-Li, ii j, it if J-1 our 'L I , it ,El Q , 2, ii. .mf t ti 1 r .1 in ffm' vt in . if 'X' a lj! THE MILLVALEAN ,. Page Fourteen HARKINS, ROBERT "Hoops" General Course, Varsity Club, Bowling Team, Millvalean Salesman, Class Basket- ball, Varsity Football, Basketball, Class Mushball. 'iHoops" is a stalwart of the rid-team and in his last year reaped added glory as a gbaskctball player. jovial and carefree, he can usually be found in the halls teasing a member of the opposite sex. Bob is well liked by all who come in contact with him because of his hiappyfgof lucky manner and fun-loving ways. "Anything for a joke" seems to be his motto. HEIMBUECHER, LUCIITLE "Lu" High Honor Graduate, Academic Course, Baton Club, President' of Rifle Club, Girls' Chorus, Crafts Club, Editor-in-Chief of Millvalean, Chieftain Staff, Candy Seller, Merit Parade, Class Secretary in Junior Year, Property Manager of Senior Play. "Lu" must have had a second helping when personality was handed out. She fairly shines wherever scholastic honors are concerned. To top her high school career off with a bang, she was chosen by her fellow students for the Merit Parade and was elected editor of the Millvalean. HOAK, EDNA "Eddie" Commercial Course, Baton Club, Rifle Club, Crafts Club, Drum Major, Band Secretary, Millvalean Staff. Like cake without frosting, so our band would lack that certain touch without our high stepping, trim figured drum major, Edna. Her dark complexion and black hair make her outstanding and attractive in her red and white uniform as she struts through the town twirling her baton. Edna's sophistication has brought her the respect and admiration of her fellow students. HOAK, SAM "Bloody" General Course, Millvalean Staff, Class Basketball, Football, Basketball Manager, Varsity Club, Hi-Y, Class Mushball, Senior Play, All-District Football League, Chieftain Staff. They say that dynamite comes in small packages. and this is especially true of "Sam" for he proved to be a dangerous foe as a lineman on the football squad. "Sam" is very popular and acceptable to the "gals" of Millvale High, and it could be this attraction which draws so many of them to the local ice-cream parlor where "Sam" clerks. HORTON, ROBERT "Lefty" General Course, Varsity Football, Class Mushball, Class Boxing. "Bob" has been responsible for more hearty laughs than any other boy about the school. His artistic inclinations have produced many interesting pieces of work, but his chief hobby is baseball, a sport in which he actively engages. Behind his quid, unassuming manner, there's an earnest ambition to succeed. KAIB, MARIE "Wee" Honor Graduate, Commercial Course, Assembly Programs, Secretary of Senior Class, Dramatic Club, Chieftain Staff, Senior Play, Girls' Athletic Club, Mill- valean Staff. Marie, a tiny, young lady, hails from Mount Troy. Her smile and graceful dancing have won her many admirers. Beauty and brains are her chief characteristics. Although she has admirers galore at school, her favorite pastime revolves about that out-offschool chap, "Art". KENNEDY, WALTER "joe" Academic Course, Varsity Football, Class Basketball, Hi-Y, Senior Play, Wrestling, Millvalean Salesman. "Joe" has been in our school for only two years but in th-at time has proved to be a fine student and athlete. He is a "whiz" at P.O.D, and chemistry and from all indications it appears that he will someday be a great chemist. Dignified, eager for knowledge, and not too serious-"joe" possesses all the qu-alitics necessary for a successful future. KLUG, ELIZABETH "Betty" Commercial Course, Senior Play, Mill- valean Staif. Betty is another one of those students who will willingly help anyone. Not only has she displayed her ability as a secretary, but also as an actress in our Senior Play. Although most of the time Betty appears to be a quiet. studious girl, she can be frequently found joking and laughing with members of the opposite sex. KOVACIC, MARIE "Mim" Commercial Course, Class Basketball, Girls' Chorus, Library Assistant, Senior Play Prompter, Girls' Athletic Club, Tap Class. Marie is known throughout the school as the girl with the beautiful smile. Her hobby is playing basketball and she displays her skill'quite well on the Senior Class basketball team. Marie also excells in the culinary art and is usually found during her free periods in the cook- ing room, preparing some delicacy. KOZA, WILLIAM "Bill" Academic Course, Hi-Y, Chieftain Staff, Millvalean Staff, Color Bearer, Rifle Club. Bill, who is one of the handsomest and best-dressed Seniors, someday hopes to become an Aeronautical Engineer, and we are sure he will fulfill his ambition. Quiet Bill has gathered many friends and is always willing to do more than his share of work. Good looks com' bined with a deep-rooted, genuine friendliness has made this lad one of the best-liked Senior boys. KREMMEL, ALLEN "Krem" Honor Graduate, Academic Course, Senior Play, Rifle Club, Camera Club, Chieftain Staff, Millvalean Staff. Allen is one of the more serious seniors. Engineering is "Krem's" pet ambition and he hopes to attend a university after graduation to study it. On the romantic side. Allen can e seen'-every evening after school talking to a certain dark-haired Sophomore lass in the rear of the auditorium. Scholastieal y, Allen takes no back seat for the honor roll records show that he has always been a class leader. KRONER, ROBERT "Fog" Academic Course, Class Basketball, Class Boxing, Wrestling. "Fog", a tall, handsome lad, came to our school in November from Shalcr. Bob is a fine basketball player and a likeable chap. He quickly made many friends whom he filled with the happy, mirthful qualities he himself possesses, ln elasswork he delighted in Economics where his arguments never failed to incite interest. NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Page Fifteen THE MILLVALEAN Page Sixteen LACHE, KARL "Lock" General Course. For a quartet of years, Karl, one of the fairest Seniors, has been coming 'round the mountain, but none of the "city women" have succeeded in winning his heart. Instead, Karl's bashfulness creeps out in a deep red hue which covers his face when the girls surround him. Timidity is thrown to the winds, however. when "Lock" begins to exercise his vocal chords with some of his cronies at lunch time. LANG, BERNICE "Porkey" Commercial Course, Millvalean Salesman. Curls! Curls! Everywhere! "Porkey's" here with her "Shirley Temple" hairfdo. Although she has been with us only two years lhaving come from Brentwoodl, "Porkey" has acquired many friends especially male ones. Contrary to the adage "Silence is Golden", this girl is a great talker-interesting too. LANG, NORMAN "Chick" Commercial Course, Band, Orchestra, Millvalean Staff. A distinct vein of bashfulness, which is brought out by frequent flashes of red, is possessed by Norman. Despite his quiet manner, he is extremely sociable. His interest lies in music and perhaps in the future he will be first violinist in Pitlsburgh's symphony orchestra. MAIRE, IRMA "Inn" Commercial Course, Chieftain Staff, Girls' Chorus, Camera Club, Rifle Club, Crafts Club, Millvalean Staff. Irma's expert typing ability has caused her to be a refuge for bewildered students and workfladen teachers alike. Quiet and reserved at the correct times, lrma gets "ln the Mood" when the occasion demands and can "jitterbug" with the best of them. lrma has been learn- ing to drive for quite a while now, and her intimates eagerly look forward to the day when generous lrma has her license. MAN SKI, ALICE High Honor Graduate, Academic Course, Senior Play, Senior Editor of Millvalean, Artist for Band Concert and Minstrel Posters. Alice has led hcr class in scholastic honors for four years. The combined qualities ot ..ttractive..ess, ability, and a charming personality should take her far along the road ro success. Alice has attended Saturday morning art classes at Carnegie Tech for four years and is the un' excelled artist of the school. MARLOVITS, MARY "Marlo" General Course, Cast of "Crazy to Reduce", Girls' Athletic Club, Class Basketball, Millvalean Staff. Outdoors and athletics take up most of this dashing young lady's time. Her cute smile and deep dimples creat: a iriendly atmosphere wherever she goes. Altnough she is a very capable kz.i:.er, her favori.e pa.times are dancing and skating with 'Karchf' McCAULEY, DAN "Danny" Commercial Course, Football, Basketball. "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" best describes Danny, for in his eyes can always be found a merry twinkle. Probably the most distinguishedflooking member of thc class. Dan is quiet and serious. He is one of the most admired Seniors, MILLER, WALLACE "Wally" General Course, Senior Play, Millvalean Staff, Class Boxing. ulvfischievous. carefree and talkative" best describes Wally Miller. And these qualities were utilized in this yearis Senior Play. for he played the hero-a boy almost eighteen. He hzs a reputation for wisecracking. and is one of the mort popular boys of the class. MOEDIN GER, ALICE "Al" Commercial Course, Treasurer of Fresh- man Class, Band, Orchestra, Girls' Chorus, Minstrel, Chieftain Staff. South Western P.S.M.A. Band 1940, Millvalean Salesman. Alice is our great girl trumpeter. Because of her musical prowess. she added her talented presence to numerous stage appearances and was ore of the M,H.S. students selected for this year's South Western P.S,M.A. Band Concert. Her lovely outits enhance her trim and attractive appear- MOHR, ETTA MAE "Sis', Commercial Course, Senior Play, Crafts Club, Rifle Club, Chieftain Staff, Class Basketball 1937, Girls' Athletic Club, Millvalean Staff. Etta Mae is a Senior with a quiet manner but a jolly, readyffor-anything nature. Beneath her quiet disguise lies a funsloving attitude which she has shown quite frequently at Senior Play rehearsals. Her main hobby, it seems, is operating the mimeograph machine which she does quite eflicicntly for the school newspaper. MOHR, VIVIAN "Viv" High Honor Graduate, Commercial Course, Millvalean Staff, Library Assistant, Chief- tain Staff, Senior Play. "Viv" is one of thosc girls whose chief object in life is making others hapcpy. Along with this she is capable and may always be epended upon to come through with flying colors when there is a difficult task to be completed. A dimpled smile and pleasant chatter are her outstanding characteristics. MURSLACK, ANNE "Annie" High Honor Graduate, Academic Course, Millvalean Staff, Editor of Chieftain, Cheerleader, Class Basketball, Library assistant, Girls' Athletic Club, Dramatic u . Having a flare for creating startling coiffures, our attrac- tive cheerleader always makes a neat appearance: Ener' getic in all school activities. she voices her opinions rankly. Her enviable reputation for quick thinking and her school spirit won her the position of the editor of the popular "Chieftain," 'ef' :YQ X. ey 1,13 NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY l 1 page Seventeen THE MILLVALEAN i Page Eighteen OSTERRITTER, JACK Academic Course, Forum Club 1938, Senior Play, Dramatic Club, Assembly Programs, Camera Club, Millvalean Sales- mah. one of the most cooperative In spite of his outspoken carefree attitude, jack is probably Seniors. He faired well in the senior play which added immensely to his popularity with everyone. Jack would like to be a medico and if be does as well in college as he did in M.H.S., we believe his ambition will be realized. PALARZI, FLORA "Flo" Commercial Course, Girls' Athletic Club, Girls' Chorus, Rifle Club, Minstrel, Mill- valean Salesman. Flora is always surrounded by members of the opposite sex who take advantage of her good nature by ever- lastingly teasing her. At football and basketball games, she is a constant inspiration to the players and hardly ever misses a match. PAVKOVICH, ANN "Annie" High Honor Graduate, Commercial Course, Forum Club 1938, Senior Play, Class Basketball, Girls' Athletic Club, Chieftain Staff, Millvalean Staff. "Tops in Typing" is Ann's cherished title, won after hours of pecking at a typewriter. Because of her de- pendability, teachers entrust confidential tasks such as tests ro Ann's discreet nature. This trait, no doubt, will lead her to a worthfwhile position in later life. PFISCHNER, PAUL "Pep" Academic Course, Band, Orchestra, Ride Club, Camera Club, President of Junior Class, South Westem P.S.M.A. Band 1940, All-County Orchestra, I-Ii-Y Club, Mill- valean Staff, Senior Play, Vice President of Senior Class, Crafts Club. "Pep's" cheery outlook on life arid his infectious smile have made him well-known and well liked by teachers and students alike. One of his favorite hobbies is photography. This he has displayed to good advantage with our "Millvalean" pictures. In the absencc of Mr. Burgess, versatile Paul capably carried on. PFISCHNER, ROBERT "Bob" Academic Course, President of Freshman Class, Secretary of Camera Club, Chieftain Staff, Vice President of Hi-Y 1938-1939, President of Hi-Y 1940, Vice President of Varsity Club, Stage Manager, Merit Parade, Business Manager of Millvalean. Bob has been described as "most likely to succeed." and we feel that he will because he is reliable, coopera- tive, and business-like. Football and basketball manager, he has plenty of pep and school spirit. .Very popular, Bob is probably the busie t Senior, what with managing the athletes and being business manager of the Millvalean. PFISCHNER. WILLIAM "Bill" Honor Graduate, Academic Course, Crafts Club, Bowling League, All-County Or- chestra, Band, Orchestra, Hi-Y, Rifle Club, Millvalean Staff, South Western P.S.M.A. Band 1940. One of the set of three graduating cousins, Bill also possesses the characteristics of the other two, friendli' ness, politeness, and willingness, When fellowfstudents need aid with some difficult problem, Bill is cheerfully waiting and willing to serve. An abundant store of pep is owred by Bill and he is happiest while racing through the building on an errand for teachers or classmates. RHEAM, THELMA "Tar" Commercial Course, Girls' Rifle Club, Girls' Chorus, Baton Club, Crafts Club, Senior Play, Class Basketball, Millvalean Salesman. No matter what comes or goes, "Thelm" is always the same-carefree, pleasant and companionablc and is happy as long as she can be dancing, eating, or chatting gaily with her friends, Although "Thelm" appears to be a quiet, reserved girl at school her gaiety and laughter proved to be assets anywhere and no party is complete without her. RILEY, EUGENE "Gene" Honor Student, General Course, Orchestra, Band, Minstrel, South Westem P.S.M.A. Band 1940, Assembly Programs, Accom- panist for Girls' Chorus. If a musical career is in the books for Eugene, he must have sensed it long ago, for he has constantly been seen with sheet music under his arm and a thorough under' standing of the clarinet and piano in his mind. Well liked by both teachers and students. Eugene has com' hincd a pleasant personality, a wcll'informed mind, musical ability, and an enthusiasm for hunting to make a model boy. RITCHIE, MARIAN "Ritch" Commercial Course, Girls' Chorus, Crafts Club, Rifle Club, Minstrel, Millvalean Staff. Petite best describes Marian, and her dark hair and eyes, accompanied by beautiful white teeth. make her the perfect picture for a toothpaste advertisement. Because she is quiet in classes, her unique giggle is appreciated by all. Marg and Marian are the inseparables of the class. ROBINSON, MARION "Mar" Commercial Course, Band, Orchestra, Senior Play, Dramatic Club, Assembly Program, Library Assistant. Girls' Chorus, Girls' Athletic Club, Crafts Club, Mill- valean Staff. Vim, vigor, and vitality are adjectives best describing peppy Marion. This talkative lass enlivens any conversa' tion with her supply of laughfprovoking jokes and seems always to have a new one ready to spring from her lips, if her ever-present smile is any sign. Her success in sewing class is verihed by the many neat sports clothes which garb her trim hgure. lncidentally, she is a favorite with both sexes. RUSSELL, DONALD "Russ" General Course. Baby-blue eyes and long, dark lashes are two becomf ing assets possessed by "Russ", but he has never used them to make feminine hearts flutter. lnstcad, he has been shy and quiet, going about his work efficiently and turning out surprisingly good results. Don's literary ability was brought out in English lV class where his clever themes revealed the sly humor he possesses. If Silence is Golden. Don will always have a good financial standing. RUZOMBERKA, EDWARD "Ruz" Academic Course, Varsity Football, Varsity Basketball, Treasurer of Hi-Y, President of Varsity Club, Class Mushball, Class Boxing, Millvalean Staff. A basketball star. Ed is a husky youth, especially noted for his athletic activities. He is tall and handsome, and is an excellent dancer, ln spite of all that. Ed is quite a student-often to be seen in study hall diligently pre- Earingg assignments, Even though seemingly quiet and ashful in class, Ed is exceedingly friendly and as a result is very well-liked. i It NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Page Nineteen THE MILLVALEAN Page Twenty SADWICK, MORRIS "Moe" General Course, Band 1937, Orchestra 1937, Class Basketball, Class Mushblll, Class Boxing, Assembly Program, Minstrel. "Look on the cheery side of life" seems to be "Moe's" golden rule. In classes "Moe" can usually be found chuckling over some recent happening. His peculiar laughter isn't entirely harmless, as it soon spreads over the entire room. His talent seems to lie in the musical world. SCHAFER, LAVINA "Schaf" General Course, Girls' Athletic Club, Girls' Chorus, Class Basketball, Vice President of Freshman Class, Millvalean Salesman. Lavina is one of those heartily cheery "gals" who is always ready, willing and able to contribute to a good time. She is Miss Smith's example of the perfect cook and seamstress and exhibits her handiwork with her ex' tensive wardrobe of practical outfits. SCHIEFELBEIN, WILLIAM "Schulic" General Course, Bowling League. Bill was a newcomer to M.H.S, at the beginning of this year but has made quite a place for himself. Quiet and shy, he doesn't attempt to impose on others, but always has a ready smile and sincere 'iHello" for anyone of his fellow students. His main hobby lwe are toldj is very unusual-bug collecting. SCHMELTZ, MARIE "Maria" Commercial Course, Girls' Athletic Club, Millvalean Staff, Class Basketball 1937. "Alwa s a kind word" might be Marie's motto. for she fairly bubbles with good nature. While she is generally known as one of the quietest seniors, her friends know that she is the talkative type. Excited chatter-then a peal of laughter introduces Marie's presence to any group eager for her merry companionship. SCHMITT, JEAN "Jeannie" Commercial Course, Millvalean StaE, Chieftain Staff, Girls' Athletic Club. Jeannie is a blonde with twinkling blue eyes that sparkle with good humor. She is quick to flash on a pleasant smile, or put a friendly word into any conversation. Her life revolves around music, and evening finds her dis- playing the latest dance steps with a handsome trum eter as her partner, The variety of ensembles in her warcliobe enables Jean to dress the part for all occasions. SCHMITT, VIOLA "Vi" General Course, Girls' Chorus, Baton Club, Rifle Club, Tap Class, Candy Seller, Chief- tain Staif, Assembly Play, Treasurer of Sophomore Class, Nlinstrel, Millvalean Salesman. When the orchestra strikes up a lively tune and the click of rhythmic feet is heard, you may be sure that "Vi" is entertaining for a school function. Yes, "Vi" has shown us many times that she is quite an accomplished tap dancer. Her combined qualities of pep, enthusiasm, and cooperation in all things make her a most popular young lady. SCHRASS, THOMAS "Tom" General Course, Bowling Team. It may be the fact that he works for a local bowling alley that accounts for Tom's being a powerful asset to the high schoul's sterlin bowling team. Although he appears shy and quiet, 'Fom's sparkling humor may be found in his clever English themes. Among his friends, too, he is an everlasting source of merriment and laughter. SEBETICH, MARY "Seb" Academic Course, Mushball Team, Presi- dent of Girls' Athletic Club, Class Basket- ball, Assistant Director ' of "Thanks Awfully", Captain of Senior Team, Fresh- man Coach. Mary is a typical girl athlete who swishes the basketball into the hoop with the ease of a professional. From her earliest Freshman days, Mary has outshone all her class' mates in all lines of sports, Her friends may consider themselves extremely fortunate for Mary sticks through thick and thin. SIRANOVICH, STANLEY "Stan" General Course, Varsity Club, Hi-Y, Class Mushball, Class Basketball, Boxing, Foot- ball. A future boxing champ, Stan is shy and bashful yet friendly to all. He is patriotism personihed and despises all un'American activities. Stan is a good studentg he is coniiderate and possesses a magnetic air that attracts all to lm. STEININGER, DOROTHY "Stein" Commercial Course. Small. dainty and serene are several of the adjectives describing Dot. Her nonchalance in all respects is quite evident, Although school does not agree with her views of life, she is cooperative and industrious. From a view of her extensive wardrobe, we gather that sewing is one of her main hobbies. SVACH, FRANK "Butch" General Course, Varsity Club, Minstrel, Merit Parade, Class Boxing, Class Mush- ball, All-County Orchestra, Orchestra, Hi-Y, Varsity Basketball, Football, All- State Orchestra, Millvalean Staff, Class Basketball. "Butch" has been well up among the leaders in scholastic and athletic attainment at M. H. S. Engaging in football and basketball, he has excelled in the latter by executing unorthodox antics to great advantage. Along with this fine athletic record, "Butch" is also an accomplished violinist. His travels have taken him to many European cities. and have been the subject of many interesting themes. SWAN SON , JEANN E "Jean" General Course, Crafts Club, Dramatic Club, Chieftain Staff, Assembly Plays, Library Assistant, Senior Play, Girls' Chorus, Millvalean Staff. While most students find hook reports a difficult task, Jeanne is quite the opposite, Reading has become such a pleasure to Jeanne that she looks upon book reports as a delightful pastime. Behind her quiet manner is a gay, fun-loving s irit. One of her hobbies is acting which she exhibited: to great advantage in the senior play. NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Page Twenty-one THE MILLVALEAN Page Twenty-four VOIT, ELMER "Moto" General Course, Class Basketball, Mill- valean Treasurer, Bowling Team. Elmer, star pupil of Mr. Citron's Bookkeeping ll class. has continually sct a high standard in accounting, giving the other students a mark at which to aim. Intelligent, industrious, and quietfthat's Elmer. Besides, Elmer has helped heap honor upon himself as well as the school by becoming an active "star" of the newlyforganized high school bowling team, WAGNER, CECELIA "Coil" Commercial Course, Baton Club, Girls' Chorus, Treasurer of Riile Club, Minstrel, Tap Class, Millvalean StaE. Cecelia is one of our pretty little Seniors whose dark brown hair and dark eyes are very attractive. She, too. is an ardent member of the Baton Club. Her true charm lies in her fun-loving, carefree attitude which she exhibits when she's with her favorite pals, Alvina and Ruth. WEBER, ROBERT "Web" General Course, Football, Class Basketball, Class Softball, Varsity Club. "Bashful Bob" fits "Web" to a "T" for he is all the name implies. Especially in the presence of the fairer sex you may be sure to see the color creep into his face, Although he is quiet in class, "Web" has proven to be a "holy terror" on the gridiron. WELLINGER, ROBERT "Bob" General Course, Hi-Y, Wrestling. Fun-loving and carefree, Bob never becomes too con- cerned about his school work, His main interest in school seems to be a small, darlvhaired fellow graduate, for they can be seen together during and after school hours. As his father is a jeweler that seems to be the position cut out for Bob. Perhaps in the future, many of the boys will be patronizing "Bob" for engagement rings. WENNER, WARREN "Red" General Course, Hi-Y, Secretary-Treasurer of Varsity Club, Varsity Football, Stage Manager for "Almost Eighteen", Sports Editor for Chieftain, Scorekeeper, Stage Manager for Minstrel, Millvalean Staff, Class Basketball, Class Softball, Reserve Basketball, Wrestling. Whenever you find "Red" you are sure to End hilarity reigninfg. His genuine, jovial type of personality won him many riends in all the classes. Rated by many as the hardest driving lineman on the football team, "Red" proved he could "take it" by his sterling performances on the gridiron. Huskily built, he has caused many feminine hearts to flutter. WILHOIT, ELIZABETH "Bin" Commercial Course, Crafts Club, Tap Class, Girls' Athletic Club, Millvalean Staf. "Bin" is our jolly jokester from Mount Troy. Her excited chatter and bursts of laughter are entertaining to her fellow students. and the big, brown eyes of this vivacious miss glow with friendliness toward all. "Bin" is a member of the sextet Bearl, Bender, Zeigler, Wilhoit, Swanson, and Mohr, . i f 1. 5' A NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY WUKITS, CATHERINE "Kay" General Course, Class Basketball, Tap i Class, Assembly Programs. Girls' Athletic Club, Cast of "Crazy to Reduce". , Dancing fcct and flashing dark eyes best describe "Kay". Because of her extensive wardrobe, Kay is at all times like a picture taken from Harfer's Bazaar. Her fine scnsc of humor and sparkling smile are traits which gain for hcr thc friends which she so de.crvcs, YOCHUM, ARMELLA "Mel" High Honor Graduate, Commercial Course, Treasurer of Senior Class. Forum Club 1938, Chieftain Staff, Millvalean Staff, Library Assistant, Crafts Club, Girls' Athletic Club. Armella is a tall attractive girl who can be seen quite frequently acting as an assistant in the library. She has shown her exccllcnt ability in Secretarial and can be called one of Mr. Citron's most able accountants. Wherf ever she may be, Armclla is accompanied by "Herky", her friend throughout the four years of high school. ZEILFELDER, BETTE Commercial Course, Baton Club, Candy Sales Manager, Girls' Chorus, Dramatic Club, Chieftain Staff, Millvalean StaE, Assembly Play, Minstrel. Bette seems to have zu versatile personality to fit any mood. She may be reserved and sophisticated or ay and carefree as the occasion demands. Her fashionalzlu clothes make her an added attraction at all school func' tions and we feel surc that highfstepping Bette will go far up the ladder of success. ZIEGLER, NORMA "Norm" Commercial Course, Girls' Athletic Club, President of Crafts Club, Millvalean Staff. Shy, little Norma has won a host of friends in her two short years at Millvale High. She takes a very active interest in all social activities and ills her office of presi' dent of the Crafts Club most efficiently. Amon her , other numerous interests, the main one is an ouvoigtown ' lad named "Bud". ' HIGH HONOR GRADUATES Alice Manski For four years Alice has kept her report card filled with A's and plans to maintain that record in her coming college years. Alice's main interest is art and her unique posters have brightened up the library throughout her high school years. Vivian Mohr The Commercial course is not lacking in its share of honor students when Vivian heads the list. She has proved to be one of Mr. Citron's most worthy accountants and one of Miss Andrews' m-ost creative theme writers. Seriousness accompanied by enthusiasm describe the attitude this Senior takes toward her work. Page Twenlv-three THE MILLVALEAN Armella Yochum Armella is another one of our Commercial students who has acquired honors in all her studies. Her interesting oral book reports in English Class have gained for her the reputation of being one of the best Senior orators. Armella's business- like manner and dependability will undoubtedly lead her on to the highroads of success. Lucille Heimbuecher As a theme writer, Lucille ranks amiong the best in the class. She has also shown her excellent ability in Bookkeeping and Typing along with her academic subjects. If Lu's arribition to go to college is n-ot fulfilled, she will be quite satisfied in being someone'-s most capable stenographer. Anne Murslack Anne hiais proved that she is a most ambitious student. Because she has so efficiently edited our school paper for ia year, we feel sure that she will some day help to edit one of our Pittsburgh newspapers. She has attained high scholastic records throughout her years in Millvale High Schoicil. Ann Pavkovich Do you want some help in stenciling or mime-ographing? Ann is th-e person to see! Her ability is known throughout the school and many of the teachers rely on her dependlaibility in running off tests and other confidential business. Ann will be a decided asset in whatever type of position she secures. HONOR GRADUATES Margaret Colville 'Margaret has charmed many classes with her clever themes and has amazed those same classes with her understanding of literature. Mlafrgaret is quite modest abrout her work but we are sure that this will not hinder her in attaining a high lpilace in life. Henry Erk jovial Henry proves that he also has his serious moments by his excellent record in scholastic subjects. His cooperative nature is known to all who need help in commercial studies. Henry will go far up the ladder of success for his type of person is always in demand. Allen Kremmel Allen's hobby is photography and his ability was invaluable in taking the group pictures for the annual. He is noted for his "crackbrain" inventions and has livened up many a chemistry class with his 'unusulail interpretations of a reaction. Marie Kaib Marie will be an asset to any future employer with her alert ability and willingness as displayed in Secretarial Class. Her winsome smile flashes even on the gloomiest diaiys and brightens up the many activities in which Marie participates. Eugene Riley With the reputation of being Millvale High's most able pianist, Eugene is the most outstanding entertainer at all of our assembly programs. He also has attained scholastic honors which have added more gold stars to 'his skysheet rolf success. Eugene's one ambition is to be ia successful musician. Dorothy Bertram ' Dot's excellent ability in Bookkeeping has made her one of Miss Brennan's "shining stars." She also displays her musical talent as 'bell lyre player in our band. With her earnestness, her dependability and her ability, Dot will reach the topmost flight of the stairs of her ambition with little difficulty. Alvina Bauer Beauty and brains-this phrase best describes charming Alvina. Throughout her four high school years, she has maintained a high scholastic record. Her ambif tion is to become a secretary, and, using ,her schlcol work as :ann examfple, we feel confident that her hopes will not be in vain. Page Twenty-four NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Ralph Boettcher Industrious Ralph keeps up his good record at school in spite of the fact that he clerks in a grocery store each afternioon. His .excel-lent themes inspire the whole class to do its best and 'his typing and' bookkeeping skill, acquired at St. Anthony's, stlaind him in good stead. Kathryn Auth Kathryn, because of 'her originality in theme writing, has won an important office on ,the Millvalean staff. She can boast of being an A student in Secretarial Training, the pride and joy of Mr. Tallman. Although Kathy has no definite ambition in mind, we are sure that in the near future she will be found working as a girlfreporter on any of our city newspapers. William Pfischner Bill is ambition personified. Any inforrnatinon concerning any and all colleges is very welcome to him and is his rnlaxin topic of conversation. He takes a decided stand on all political issues and his store of information on current prioblems gives him the advantage in P.O.D. class. I 950-FUTU RESQUE As I boarded the M.H.Sr. transport plane at the County Airport, I was surprised to see Robert Kroner and Warren Wenner enter the pilot's cabin. Cecelia Wagner and Dorothy Bertram, the hostesses, told me they were the best pilots on the line and had won many honors in flying. Since I had about fifteen minutes before leaving Pittsburgh, I decided to have ra chat with Cecelia and ask her about our former classmates. But Cecelia interrupted, "Anne Pavkovich, I thought you were afraid :of planes. Now you're flying to New York. What for?" "Well, I'm going up to attend a special meeting of the managers of the company I work for. You know, Robert Harkins is the president of this organiziar tion and Wallace Miller is the vicefpresident while Frank Svach and a few others are his managers in different parts of the country. But tell me what you know." "Well, this man entering the plane is Professor Ralph Boettcher. He's Math teacher at the same university where Bill Schiefelbein teaches "bugology" and- But Cecelia was cut off because the plane was filled with "Oh's" and "Ah's" as Kathryn Hunter, the famous movie star, entered the plane. She was followed by her staff: Dorothy Steininger, secretary, and Bernard Flowers, press agent. I thought Kate wouldn't recognize me but she did and immediately came over to talk over old times. But I soon had her telling me about Hollywood and I was surprised to find the number of our class that had 'become famous in Hollywood. Kathryn Auth was writing scenarios and Vivian Mohr, dialogue. All this time Robert Pfischner has been enjoying success with his autognaphs which he collected early in the thirties. iMarie Kovacic was building a career anound herself with her acting, while Edna I-Ioak has won the Academy Award for her great -performances and Viola Schmitt's talpfdancing has brought her much praise and ovation. "But enough about Hollywood, Anne. How about Millvale?" Kathryn asked "Why, haven't you heard? Eddie Ruzomberka is coach at Millvale High and Paul Pfischner is Millvale's most popular doctor. His cousin, Bill Pfischner, is a famous lvaiwyer in Pittsburgh and Allen Kremmel -is an absentfminded Professor at Columbia University. And do you know that Mary Sebetich is the girls' basketball coach at the Mt. Troy Recreational Center? Oh! But we're taking off. I'll see you later, Kathryn. And with that I walked to the main cabin for my trip to New York. As I left the plane, I got into a cab and headed for the Waldorf Astoria. To my amazement I found that Sammy Hoak was chief chef and Eugene Riley had his orchestra on the top floor while Morris Sadwick was thrilling the crowd with his nimble fingers on the piano. Meanwhile, in the lobby, Irma Maire had her desk in a secluded corner with a sign :above it which said, "Public Secretary". Page Twenty-five THE MILLVALEAN All in all it was a day of discoveries for me, but more was coming because I tuned in the radio and heard Elizabeth Klug give some "household hints", while her dietitians, Etta Mae Mohr and Lois Bergman, aided her. After this I saw Thelma Rheam face me is-n the television screen for she was demonstrating ia face cream for an attractive complexion. Soon after that, I turned to the paper and saw Michael Guido's and Stan Siranovich's pictures on the first page. Mike has just won the National Bowling Championship and Stan was lightfheavyweight champion and it certainly did my heart good to see "Millvale" under the pictures. On the other side of the page was a picture of Dan McCauley dressed in the Pittsburgh Pirate's uniform as he hit the home run that won the World Series. All these discoveries were too much for me and I crawled into my bed for a good night's rest. The next day I awoke bright and early to do some shopping. I strolled down Fifth Avenue and saw a large sign which prominently displayed hats. I walked into the shop and the first person I saw was Mildred Berneberg, who was the pro-prietress and Lavina Schafer, her assistant. They ran a complete clothing shop with models for everything. Alvina Bauer modeled shoes, Margaret Colville wore hats, Ruth Ditmore was in the dress department, Betty Ann Dillman was in the glove department and Betty Zeilfelder was modeling coiffures. I asked Mildred about everyone in New York and I was surprised to hear that jimmy Donaldson was New Yorkis popular artist and Marie Kaib was his favorite model. jack Biery was publishing a book on etiquette and Robert Derringer was doing the printing. Eddie Bender was one of the best referees in the country and Richard Dotterweich was one of the top sports writers. Sidney Garfinkel wlas the noted radio commentator on sports while Henry Erk was holding down his position as the circulation manager. But I couldn't stay any longer, so I left for Radio City to see some of the broadcasts. As I entered the building, I ncticed that a new broadcasting studio was being built. Much to my surprise and amazement, I learned that Walter Aldinger was chief architect. The many famous personages from Millvale in Radio City amazed me. There was Lucille Heimbuecher who was publicity director of a large firm, William Koza was the hero in one of the daytime serials and Bernice Lang was the heroine. Elizabeth Wilhoit was the "Singing Lady" and Walter Kennedy was running for the governorship of New York and gave many speeches over the radio. But suddenly we turned to the sports world and I soon discovered that Joe Canonico was winning honors in basketbwall and Robert Weber was "mowing down" all players on the proffootball field. But Walt was then called by Karl Lache, the backer of his programs, and Robert Horton, this gag'man, so I unwillingly left. But I didn't go far for right across the street was the public library where I found Armella Yochum as reference librarian and Irene Bender was her assistant. Margaret Bearl was in the children's book department and Alice Manski was among the encyclopedias locking for an assignment to give her junior English students. I walked on to the third floor and there I met Marion Robinson giving a lecture on clothes and using Catherine Wukits as her model. Since Catherine could not be without Mary Marlovits, Mary was making the dresses that Catherine was misdeling. As the lecture came to an end, I again made my way to the street and prepared to view some more New York sights. As I was jostling through the crowd on Fifth Avenue, a voice cried out, "And where do you think you're going?" The voice sounded so familiar I turned around and saw the blue uniform and smiling face of Donald Russell. Donald was so taken aback at seeing me that he didn't know what to do. But he soon "came to" and we started chatting. He informed me that just a block down, I would find Robert Wellinger working at Tiffany's Jewelry Store and two blocks down I would hear Norman Lang's violin as he played for the concert goers and still further down, I would find Robert Eichler, that patriotic American, arguing with a Communist soapfbox speaker. Well, I thanked Donald, and hurried down the street. As I was about to enter Tiifany's, a man with grayfblack hair and a serious face was coming out. Page Twenty-six IF YOU WANT TO KNOW SEE NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY It proved to be jack Osteritter on his way to Rockefeller Center where he and Thomas Schrass were chemists. He a'lso told me about some of our 1940 Seniors. jeanne Swanson was a nurse at Bellevue Hospital and Marian Ritchie was the librarian there. Marie Schmeltz was modeling clothes as was jean Schmitt and Elmer Voit was bookkeeper at Tiffany's. But he had to hurry to work and then he came back and said, "You know, Flora Palarzi is a night club singer and Uh! Can she sing! Yes, she can really sing. fthoughtfullyj Well, goodbye until I see you again." "Goodbye, Jack," I answered and with that I entered Tiifany's. There on the counter stood a picture of Norma Ziegler displaying rings on a beautiful pair of hands. But I oculdn't stay in New York much longer, so I left for the airport to board the M.H.S. plane for home. There I mfet Alice Moedinger and Anne Murslack as hostesses and Robert Braun as pilot. All in all, wouldn't you say this wus Millvale High Day? ' how to acquire a delightful chuckle f whose darkness radiates her personality someone with beautiful natural curls someone always willin-g to help f f who is cordial to all fff- a happy carefree fellow -ff- who oolleots autographs f f f how to knit a beautiful pair of mittens absout P. E. P. -fffff the sheik of the Senior Class - f who is our best actor f f who never bothers anyone f how to make classes enjoyable f wh-o has very cute features f ' who would make a good handy man whio is a picture of loveliness f f why gentlemen refer 'blondes f an artist that gigs prefer f about the sport of hunting f f a friendly classmate' - f f f f f how to win friends and influence people who is always ready for some lfun ' good excuses for being absent f f how to play the piano f f one of our football heroes f f a combination of looks and brains f who has th-e miost graceful walk f who reminds you of "Tom Sawyer" how to read themes humorously f someone who is very sweet - f a fellow with 'plenty of ambition f who is a great help to the teachers f who is one of Miss Smiths best cooks who is the one man orchestra f f an inquisitive fellow fff'f who is never in a hurry f f the tune to some hillflbilly songs - how to be seen and not heard f who is nicknamed "Porky" f who never gets into trouble ' f Walter Aldinger f Kathryn Auth f Alvina Bauer f Margaret Bearl f Irene Bender f Edward Bender f Lois Bergman Mildred Berneberg f Dorothy Bertram - - Jack Biery f Ralph Boettcher - Robert Braun f Joe Canonico Margaret Colville Robert Derringer Betty Ann Dillman ' Ruth D-itmore jimmy Donaldson Richard Dotterweich f Robert Eichler ' f Henry Erk f Bernard Flowers f Michael Guido ' Sidney Garinkel - Bob Harkins f Lu Heimbuecher - f Edna Hoak f f Sam Hoak f Robert Horton ' Marie Kaib f Walter Kennedy f Elizabeth Klug f Marie Kovacic f William Koza f Allen Kremmel f Robert Kroner f Karl Lache f Norman Lang f Bernice Lang f Irma Maire Page Twenty-seven Vi vi ,wi J -sf sir' .-tie THE MILLVALEAN who is the teachers' joy f who likes to cook and sew f an Irish lac-ver of baseball f someone tall and yet so tame f who plays a musical instrument f who should be nicknamed "dimples" f who is always willing to make friends who is the editor of the "Chieftain" one who takes his studies seriously f who never misses a basketball game who has a lovely attractive complexion someone to take care of your business an able photographer ff'f a fellow who prefers blondes - f one of our Senior beauties f f someone who can "tickle the ivories' who has pretty jet black hair f f who is an excellent seamstress f who blushes easily --ff a good looking basketball star f f how to -catch a few winks in class f how to be the life of the party f about bug collecting as a hobby f who can write amusing English themes how to enjoy a good joke f - f a vivacious young lady f the latest romantic teams f who is very athletic f f f the manly art of selffdefense f f whuo would make ra charming model f all about traveling in Europe f f how to roller ska-te - f f how to be an expert bowler f f who has a host of male admirers f who is afraid of the girls f f f who is worth his weight in gold f some wisecracks -ffff who is a great fun lover f f f who is quiet and reserved f f f who arranges books -for us in the library f a nice pe-rson from Allison Park f someone cute and trim f f f - HALLOWE'EN DANCE f Alice Manski f Mary Marlovits f Dan McCauley f Wallace Miller - Alice Moedinger f Vivian Mohr f Etta Mae Mohr f Anne Murslack f jack Osterriter f Flora Palarzi f Ann Pavkovich f Bob Pfischner f Paul Pfischner William Piischner f Thelma Rheam f Eugene Riley f Marian Ritchie f Marion lbclbinson f Donald Russell f Ed Ruzomberka f f Moe Sadwick f Lavina Schafer William Schiefelbein f Thomas Schrass f Marie Schmeltz f Viola Schmitt - jean Schmitt f Mary Sebetich Stanley Siranovich Dorothy Steininger f f Frank Svach f Jeanne Swanson f f Elmer Voit - Cecelia Wagner f Robert Weber Robert Wellinger f Wuren Wenner Elizabeth Wilhoit Catherine Wukits f Armell.a Yfcchum f Norma Ziegler Betty Zeilfelder Neither spooks, goblins nor ghosts created the air of fun on October 27 but young sophisticated ,girls and boys in their "Sunday Best." Dancing to the music of Paul Pierce the many guests enjoyed this celebration sponsored by the Senior Class. NICKEL DANCES Jitterbugs were in their glmo-ry as the school's P.A. system floated the sweet and swing recorded music of favorite dance bands around the gym, at the popular nickel dances during noon hour and after school. There the "doggie" was much in evidence, and caused our gay young blades to whirl and twirl with the alacrity of professional jugglers. Page Twenty-eight GIRLS Catherine Wukits f Thelma Rheam f Ruth Ditmore f f Lucille Heimbuecher Lucille Heimbuecher f - Alvina Bauer '-ff Margaret Colville and Norma Zeigler f f f Violla Schmitt 'fff Alice Manski f Viola Schmitt f f Alice Manski f Vivian Mohr - f 'Cecelia Wagner - Ann Pavkovich f Mary Sebetich f f Ruth Ditmore and Lavina Schafer f Margaret Colville f Alice Manski f - Armella Yochum f Betty Zeilfelder f Cecelia Wagner f Viola Schmitt f ' Lucille Heimbuecher f - Alice Moedinger f Dorothy Bertnalm f Vivian Mohr f - Jean Schmitt f ' Betty Ann Dillman f f Kathryn Auth f f Kathryn Auth f f Irene Bender f Alice Manski f Alice YManski f - Lucille I-Ieimbuecher Prettiest f - Mos-t Sophisticated Most Charming f Most Adorable Sweetest f Daintiest f Chummiest I-Irandsn:-mest - Most Hefmannish Slangiest f f Chummiest ' 1 f f f f 4 sENloR cemsus Best Dressed f Most Carefree f Wittiest f f Friendliest f f Best Personality f Most in Love f Shyest f f Peppiest f ' Most Studious f Best jitterbug f Most Serious f Deepest Dimples f Most Popular f Most Capable f - 'Most Athletic f Silliest f f Cutest Smile ' Most Intelligent f Most Businessflike f Most Polite f f Cutest f f f Smocthest Dancer f Best Leader f f Most Musical f Most Attractive f ' f NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY BOYS f f Jack Biery f Walter Aldiniger f Morris Sadwick f Henry Erk f f Jack Biery f Robert Wellinger f Dan McCauley f Warren Wenner f Ralph Boettcher f Edward Bender f ,Ralph Bcettcher - Robert Harkins f f f jack Biery f f Robert Pfischner f Edward Ruzomberka f Morris Sadwick f Sidney Garfinkel f Walter Kennedy ' Robert Pfischner f f Jack Biery f Sidney Garfinkel f Edward Ruzomberka - Robert Ptischner f f Eugene Riley f f William Koza Neatest fffff-ff Jack Biery Fairest ' f f Robert Harkins and Karl Lache Brunettefest f f - Best Read ' f f Most Argumentative f Quietest ffff Most Artistic f ' Most Likely 'Ils' Succeed Walter Greatest Asset To Class GIRLS f f f f f f f f f f - f Robert Horton f f Ralph Boettcher f Stanley Siranovich - Dan McCauley Jimmy Donaldson Kennedy and Rcbert Pfischner f ' Robert Pfischner Dorothy Bertram f - Edna Hoak - f Alvinu Bauer Alvina Bauer and Marie Kaib ' Margaret Colville - - Marie Kaib and Marian Ritchie Betty Ann Dillman and Betty Zeilfelder BOYS f f f f Edward Ruzomberka Edward Ruzomberka f Bernard Flowers f Jack Biery and Jimmy Donaldson Page Twenty-nina THE MILLVALEAN V iq f Tlliriy gaafwga, '. 'f V' g :, N., R "W v.. ' V . l, at 2:14 - 1 . -I A-Y A I NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY SENIOR PLAY Almost Eighteen" was the successful Senior Play given on November 16th and 17th, portraying the trials and tribulla-tions of an adolescent boy trying to plan his future. The casts included William Barry fPaul Pfischner and Ralph Boettcherj, a successful smallftown business man, Grace Barry fMildred Berneberg and Betty Ann Dillmanj, a typical mother devoted to her home :and familyg Beatrice Barry QMarion Robins:-n and Kathryn Authj, attractive girl of twenty-one, modern and smart, Mabel Warren fElizabeth Klug and Alvina Bauerj, pretty woman in her forties, charming and well groomed, lMrs. Granville fVivian Mohrj, wealthy inhabitant of the town and a very active club woman, Eddie Barry Uack Osterritter and Wallace Millerl, intelligent and honest, dreaming of his tomorrowg Geicrge Jones QHenry Erk and Samuel Hoakj, Eddie's uncle, sympathetic, easyfgoing, slow of speech and slow to angerg Ann Sherman fAlice Manski and Ann Pavkovichj, Eddie's ideal girlg Sally Davidson QEtta Mae Mohr and Thelma Rheamj, "a cute trick", piqurant and alertg Trommy Granville fjimmy Donaldson and Robert Eichlerj handsome lad somewhat dominated by his motherg Mr. Merritt fAllen Kremmel and Walter Kennedyj, a professor who lives from theory, Miss Dalrymple fMarie Kaib and Jeanne Swansonl, smartly dressed spinster, active club woman, insincere and given to "yessing" superiors. The tedious task of selecting and directing the two casts was undertaken by Mirs. Ruth Keller and Miss Bertha Bargman who gave up many long evenings helping to make the play a success. Lucille Heimbuecher and Marie Kovacic were property managers, Edward Bender and Warren Wenner stage managers, and Jack Biery prompter. CONFUCIUS SAY: Walter Aldinger-Man who nrake light of troubles find 'himself brightening corners. Kathryn Auth-Girl with world of friends have earth at her feet. Alvina Bauer-Girl with natural curls easily twist men around little finger. Margaret Bearl-One who has exceptional voice, should in profession make her choice. Edward Bender-Man smooth with girls sometimes receive rs-ugh end of Papa's boot. Irene Bender-Girl with smooth ways soon acquire fine polish. Lois Bergman-Girl with knack for writing put many nicks in publisher's pocket- book. Mildred Berneberg-Lovely auburn hair make many men see red. Dorothy Bertram-Dorothy "belle" of band. jack Biery-Handsome youth interested in taking pictures may act in them someday. Ralph Boettcher-Stern cover hold good contents in bookg likewise Ralph. Robeiit Braun-Bob pick up many points when he lay down law in Mr. Swain's c ass. Margaret Colville-Girl who afraid to speak up often let down. Joseph Canonico-joe never sit down when mischief afoot. Robert Derringer--Boy who eats between meals is never "fool" Betty Ann Dillman-If Betty "Sample" of Millvale, Confucius place order. Ruth Ditmovre-Confucius at loss for girl with jokes witty as Ruth's. james Donaldson-Handsome artist make vivid picture in girl's eye. Richard Dotterweich-IM-an who carry bass drum have full stomach. Robert Eichler-If student argumentative, he make good representative. Henry Erk-Boy who get along with girls never have girl troufble. Bernard Flowers-He who use head never need to use his muscles. Sidney Garfinkel-One who shuns girls usually attract them. Michael Guido--Expert bowler likely to "strike" gold in life. Robert Harkins--As athlete Bob shine like bright star. I Page Tlnirlyfoue THE MILLVALEAN SENIOR CLASS Lucille HeimbuecherffAmerica off gold standard but Lu still cash in with blonde hair. Edna HoakfLife wonderful twirl to drum major. Sam Hoak-Young fellow who have lot "on the ball" especially football. Robert Horton-Boy who "knows his stuff" about stuffing animals. Marie KaibYM:a-rie, "Daisy" of Reserve Township. Walter Kennedyw-Man who speak mind shrow brains. Elizabeth Klug-eYoung lady who make play for actress' part someday be writer of drama. Marie Kovacic-As actress, looks and talent 'put on great show for Marie. William Koza-Bill, airplane enthusiast, but 'seldom up in air about anything. Allen Kremmel-Man who take definite stand get good footing in world. Robert Kroner-Cherry Cityian try hand at everything, always stick foot in it. Karl Lache-Blonde 'head come from mountain top. Bernice Lang-+Girl who curl hair in catchy styles soon get man. Norman Lang-+Man who fails to make English cr P.O.D. notes save them for trumpet. Irma MairefNote to intended secretary in office: When with boss stay 'kofficev knee. Alice ManskifWell read, well bred girl does not loaf. Mary MarlovitsfGirl who is friendly, stand out or in with anyone. Dan McCauley4Backward poet is "verse" off. Wallace Miller-Everybody look up to "Hank", tall Senior. Alice MoedingerfWhen partner at bridge play lace, Alice probably "trumpet", Etta Mae MohrfShy lass who is not shy of friends. Vivian Mohr-Girl who to her task attends sure to have many friends. Anne Murslack--Senior whi: lead cheers sure to 'kSkyrocket" to fame. jack Osterriterwlvlan of great ambition sure to get responsible position. Flora Palarzi--Flora's smooth dancing move her forward many steps. Ann Pavkovich--Scholar who is industrious student, very prudent. Page Tllirly In NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY SENIOR CLASS Paul E. Pfischnerf-4Man to whom inference of initials applies. Robert PfischnerfBoy who travels much, sure to get around. Williani PfischnereBill, alphabetical last of Pfischner trio, come first in many other things. Thelma Rheam-Millvale's outstanding heauty, favorite saying is "Who's Yehudi?" Eugene RileyfPianist, mindful of sharps, never left flat. Marian Ritchie-Marian richee in charmee and personalitee. Marion Robinson--Girl who do much talking get moving picture if Xfray taken of jaw. Donald Russellf"Dawn" Russell come up with morning sun. Edward Ruzomberka4Only time Eddie ever ball things up is in hasket. Morris SadwickfMoe always slip rn horn hut he never fall. Lavina SchaferffExpert seamstress who has things other than dresses sewed up hold string to man's future. Williani Schiefelbein-Boy who believe "Silence is golden" reach pot of gold at end of rainlwow. Marie Schmeltz-Shy girl who never stand up for her rights ioften sat upon. jean Schmitt--jean, headline in personality as well as for "lChieftain". Viola Schniittfwhen Vi taps 5.0.3. many come to her rescue. Thomas Schrass4Boy who show no physical action seem to know all chemical reactions. Mary Sebetich-Mary, Senirr star of athletics, outshine all others. Stanley Siranovich- Stan and clothesline alikeg never know how many socks he hung on him. Dorothy Steininger-Dot, friend of all, although in English she may stall. Frank Svach-Butch always Hddle time away, but he not wasteful. Jeanne Swanson-Girl from mountain live high. Elmer VoitwSisimeday Elmer he bald headedg he always come out on top. Cecelia Wagner-Girl with many beaux sure to see latest shows. Page Tiliriy filrve THE MILLVALEAN Robert Weber-As a rule "Web" good measure of quality. Robert Wellinger-Wrestler who twist up many things 'beside opponents, especially in English Class. Warren Wenner-Many people slip when Red soft soap them. Elizabeth Wilhoit-Bizz "clever wit" who also clever "wit" secretarial work. Catherine Wukits-Young lady who seam well, make fine dressesg also be healthy. Armella Yochum-Girl who can balance Senior budge-t have well equalized life. Norma Ziegler-Peach of a girl soon beccme apple of man's eye. Bette Zeilfelcler-High stepper of Baton Clufb climb ladder of success. GRADUATION PROGRAM CLASS OF 1940 CGMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS: THEME: "THE HOME" The Meaning of the Home to Me fff' f Ann Pavkovich Our Parents ffffff f Alice Manski Things that make a Happy Home f f Vivian Mohr The Boy and the Girl in the Home ffffff Ralph Boettcher The Home and its Relation to the School, Church, Community and Nation Lucille Heimbuecher MUSIC BY THE ORCHESTRA: "The Desert Song" by Sigmund Romberg "The Festival March" by A. H. Bergan SOLOS: Pianos-"Il Trovator de Verdi Fantaisie" by Edouard Dorn f Eugene Riley Violin-"Hejre Kati' by August Hermann fffff Frank Svach MEMORIES Virginia Reel at the Skirt and Sweater Dance . . . Mr. Swain's gay stepping at schucol hops . . . new chromed batons . . . latest cofed fashion-Sloppy Joes . . . squabbling over the Millvalean cover . . . explosion in Chemistry lab . . . town gay with P.S.M.A. members . . . Mr. Zim-mer's dark glasses . . . lively senior plraiy rehearsals . . . flag twirlers at the concert . . . Glen Miller's hot records . . . Girl's Athletic Associations pantomime . . . immense Indian headdress at Junior' Senior Prom . . . folk dances in gym . . . "In the Mvcod" at the ni-ckel dances . . . 20 inch snowffall-throngs of absentees . . . P.S.M.A. dance alive with jive addicts . . . window broken at lunch time . . . broadcast from the auditorium over WWSW . . . term papers in P.O.D .,.. 4Mr. Howard continues giving his themes . . . "Who's Yehudi?" . . . c:nfusing activity at Westinghouse . . . new Economics sub in form of Mr. Citron . . . Confucius Say . . . Mr. Burgess' distressing illness . . . overdue books . . . Readers Digest reports . . . Economicsfmaftefrifal . . . beer signs at Skirt and Sweater Dance . . . Christmas carolers at the Community tree . . . sessions at 8:00 A.M .... girl-s' knee sox and boys' plaid trou-sers . . . Alumni bake sale . . . Mr. jIarema's beadfmaking in Chemistry . . . most of the teachers on sick list during year . . . failure of magazine drive . . . blushing seniors reading their themes . . . blowing out fuses taking Art 'Class picture . . . band performance at pro football game at Forbes Field . . . batons clanking at rehearsals. W A Page Thirty-four W 4 - F 'wg 'vm NWETEEN HUNDRED FORTY THE TWELFTH MILLVALEAN During the last days of their Junior year, the class of '40 received a mimeo- graphed list of important Millvalean staff positions and were requested to cast their ballots for the persons of their choice. When the votes were counted, it was announced that Lucille Heimbuecher had been chosen EditorfinfChief and Robert Pischner, Business Manager. Then, from the rest of the ballots came the names of the persons chosen as heads of various sections. To Alice Manski went the important task of supervising and directing all senior Millvalean material. One of her assistants, Anne Pavkovich, was placed in charge of senior features. She in turn was aided by Edna Hoak, Alvina Bauer, and Jack Biery. Henry Erk, with his assistants, Wallace Miller, Ralph Boettcher, and Dan McCauley, turned out the writeups beside each senior boy's picture, while Kathryn Auth with her staff-Marian Ritchie, Mary Marlovits, and Anne Murslack-wrote those of the girls. Each senior's activities throughiout his high school career were recorded beside the pictures by Etta Mae Mohr and Mildred Berneberg and the secrecy of the senior census was carefully guarded by Margaret Colville and Marie Schmeltz. Because of the thoroughness and accuracy required in underclassmen writeups, Vivian Mohr, with the helpful suggestions of English teachers, placed Thelma Rava, Ruth Haugh, and Mary Heimbuecher in charge of the interesting junior feature. Edythe Sauter, Virginia Heim-buecher, and Edith Miller wrote the clever Sophomore article and Catherine Pavkovivch, Armella Ulrich and Anna Mae Kofmehl devised the Freshman writeup. In charge of school activities writeups was Marie Kaib who capably directed the writings of Norman Lang, musical activities, Bette Zeilfelder, social affairsg and Marion Robinson, club writeups. When it was announced that Edward Ruzomberka was head 'cf the Athletic section, everyone knew a wise -choice had been made, for Ed was a star athlete himself. Warren Wenner and Sam Hoak assisted with the football writeups, Frank Svach and Robert Derringer with the basketball, while Mary Sebetich recorded the activities of the girls' class basketball teams. Paul Pfischner's hobby stood him in good stead when he learned of his position as photo-graphy editor. His able assistants were Betty Ann Dillman in charge of senior pictures, Allen Kremmel, group pisctures, and William Koza, small informals. jimmy Donaldson supervised the artistry of the yearbook, .and Elmer Voit controlled the money of the annual through his position of treasurer. To get all the material in a readable condition, these efficient typists were appointed-Armella Yochum, Elizabeth Klug, Bill Pfischner, Irma Maire, Lois Bergman, Elizabeth Wilhoit, Norma Ziegler, and Jean Schmitt. For the untiring energy displayed by Mrs. Keller and Miss Bargman and the whole Senior Play casts in raising funds as well as providing excellent entertain' ment, we express our deepffelt appreciation. To Miss Johnston, the whole Senior class as well as the staff extend their wholefhearted gratitude for her unselfish cooperation and her ability to make the class realize the importance of pulling together. We also express our thanks to the rest of the faculty for the help and advice so generously given in time of need. Page Thirty-five ll-IE MILLVALEAN 1 1 Name Dorothy Andrisevic Dorothy Bauer f Karl Bauer f f f Nancy Bechak - f Marie Beran f Teresa Best f f Betty Blazek f f Rxbert Bluemling f Mariion Blumer f Virginia Bossing f Catherine Bridge f Roy Bryson f f Catherine Budacki Ralph Burke f f Dorothy Callahan Dominic Carpenter Ruth Cerny f f Isabel Conlon f f Delano Crawford f Catherine De Bannes Mildred Detisch f Leona Dieter f f John Diller f f Berneita Duffey f Francis Ebner - f Ray Fleming - Virginia Fleming f Bertha Fink f Evelyn Finster - Eleanor Franke f Wilhert Friedel f Howard Green Page Tlxirly-six JUNIOR CLASS JUNIORS Chief Diversion Nursing f f f Taking dictation f Amateur photography Wearing blue f f Wearing "his" jewelry Climbing the mountain Tap dancing f f f Taking it easy f f Cheering f f f Being good-natured f Missing school f f Shooting f f Sewing f f Shyness f f Making noise f f Sporting ia coupe f Disliking school f f Making eyes f f Wearing bright clothes Knitting f f - Being plump f f Skipping class f f Reading dime thrillers Sleeping late f f Loafing in study hall Being quiet f f f Getting excited f Studying shorthand f f Roller skating f f Skiing f f f Studying f f f Roughhouse in gym f What I Need Most f f - A patient f f f Boss' knee f Professional models A varifcolored wardrobe Some of my own f f f An incline f An audience f f Energy f A victory f f A grouch f A tutor at home f A bull's eye f Fancy stitches f A peppy gal f 1 A muffler f f f A jalopy f A lenient mother f Dark glasses f Esquire magazine f f Some yarn f f f A diet f f A detective f A wtlume of Keats f ' An alarm clock Mr. Howards themes f f f A megaphone f f f f Postum A shorthand dictionary - - - - Liniment f f f A mountain f A pile of hooks f f A knockout NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Thomas Grass f f Ruth Haugh f f Virginia Hayson - Mary Heimbuecher - f Edward Heuler f f f Virginia Hildebrand George Himber f Carl Huwe 1 f f Robert Imgrund f Anthony Imhof f Lillian Kearney - Mary Elizabeth Keller Barbara Kishur f f - Harry Klaas f f Marie Knochel f f Frank Kocher f f Robert Kofmehl f William Kuntz f George Lamb - Geraldine Lang - James Lawson f f Edna Lavsa f f f Regis Leindecker f Priscilla Lentz f June Little f f Mercedes Lunz f Gloria Maiiupelli f Elmo Marasti f f Edith McAleer f 'Mildred McGlaren f f Suzanne McNerney f f Vince Mihlfried f jaick Monahan f f f f JUNIOR CLASS Writing silly poetry f f Being tiny f - Blushing f - f Entertaining Freshmen Gossiping f f f Advising Mary Ann Stooging for the teams Arguing f f f Driving his Plymouth Wearing high heels Speaking softly - Telling jokes f f Running from girls f Being a tomboy f Talking no girls - Being a study-hall pest Waving his hair f Having freckles - Making Afs in Latin jitterbugging - f New clothes f - Reading f f f Playing classical music Singing f f f Pepsodent smile f Basketball f - Football f f f A West View lad f Wearing trinkets f Liking English class Playing a saxophone Wearing green f Lessons from G. B. Shaw f f Growing pains Sophistication f f f f Thin ice Skating ffff- girls - f - A diploma Someone to tell "it" to f f Information book f f f A pay check f A "yes" man - Gallon of gas f Pair of "barges" f A microphone - Farmer's Manual f f A leap year f A 'ball and bat f A desert island f Something to do f A permanent f Stillman's cream f f f f A bonus f Blue Danube Waltz f f - A dress shop f f f A library f "In the Mood" f A sponsor f A cavity f f A coach f f A touchdown f f f A lvocal Romeo A 5 and 10 cent store f An English hook f f f A violin f Scarlet G'Hara Page Thirty-seven THE MILLVALEAN Richard Muenzer f Betty Murslack f Helen Nobbs f Mary O'Brien f jack Oswald f f Mildred Overand f Ray Pfeifer ' ' ' Rose Marie Piister Edwin Porteriield f Annamae Pschirer Regis Randig f f Thelma Rava f f John Reiners f Alex Rohoza ' Rose Rudar f f Ray Rudolph f f Dorothy Rumbaugh Eileen Ruzomberka Ardella Schaper - Evelyn Schmidt f james Schmidt f f Betty Jane Schmitt Grace Schrass f ' Betty Schnseffel f Rita Schroeifel f Elsie Schwalm f Ruth Senk f f ' Walter Servatius f Marion Shermock f Pearl Shiring f f Grace Sismour f f Francis Staus f f Robert Steckel f f Bernadette Steedle Florence Stoneward Madeline Stull f f Evelyn Susko f f Winifred Thompson Laura Mae Thorne Chris Traiche f f Betty Tritsch f f Charles Velich f Mary Ann Walters Adelaide Waltz f Della Wessel f f Betty Wilkes ' f Dolores Wit'tman f Elsie Witzorreck f Elizabeth Wo-kutch Margaret Yelencie Robert Zeppuhar f Betty jane Zisman Evelyn Zovko f f Page Thirty-eight Running errands for teachers f Twirling her baton ' Having a good time f Chattering f f f Teasing the girls Pretty teeth f f Eating ffff Powdering her nlcse f Cleaning up shop f Giggling f f f Sleeping f f Selling candy f Flirting f f f Making excuses f Billy ffff Farming ' f Being intelligent f f Glcofgoo eyes f f f Devising new hair styles Making her own clothes Going to the baker shop Entertaining an alumnus Swimming f f f Being friendly f Eating candy f f Rloy Bryson f f f Setting up the pins f Roller skating f f Being silent f f Wearing perfume f Composing poems f Teasing teachers f Being baslhful f Being quiet f Being intelligent f f Smiling ffff - - A bicycle f 4 f f f A band f An amusement park f f f Lockjaw f Some new tricks f f A toothbrush f A reducing machine f f f A compact f A vacuum cleaner f f A funny joke An Innerspring mattress ' f f Customers f f f Cooperation f A book of alibis f A home for two f A hoe and rake f A teaching job ' f Blinders f A beauty parlor f Schiaparelli's ideas f f A bakery cart f A high school lad f An apple orchard Eating apples ffff f f A swimming pool A receptionist's position - A candy company f f Engagement ring f A good bowler f f A pillow f Noisefmaker f An atomizer f f A publisher f Parental correction f How to win friends A subject to speak on f f A pile of books f - A bad report Reading about General Lee f General Grant's biography Keeping her hair immaculate f f f Hair dresser Typing long current events ffff An "A" Rooting at all games f Reading magazines f Chewing 'gum f f Talking about dates f Aeronautics f f f Entertaining Steckel f Taking care of 'children f f A season ticket f An intellectual look A chewing gum machine f An evening at home f f f f Airplane f f Date book f A nursery Wanting to be an actress f f A screen test f f Making errors in typing f f f An eraser Being short f f - Playing 'basketball f Roller skating f Walking f f f f A stretcher f A winning score f f A skating rink f An automobile ride Mary Heimbuecher Ruth Haugh Thelma Rava NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM The quaint, delightful manner of the South seemed to 611 the atmosphere about Millvale High on May tenth when the annual junior and Senilcr Prom was held. The young ladies in evening dresses, dancing with their escorts to the soft music of Don Palmer, seemed to paint a picture of the old South. All the decora' tions, even the attractive dance racks, represented the theme "Gone with the Wind". - THE SOPHOMORES STUDY MATH Betty Alberth - heart throbs I a lonely girl jane Bauer 'l' long black tresses I Dorothy Lamacur Grace Bauerle 'l' Dolores Caicuts + Rose Struna I Three Musketeers Geraldine Best + sports I an athletic girl Florence Billingsley + roller skates 2 waltzer Margaret Bridge - appendix I hospital case Charlotte Brown 'l' originality I excellent poetry Marion Bruswn - chewing gum I depressed girl Nada Bubanovich + sewing 2 seamstress Mary Canonico + dramatic ability I Joan Davis Mary Conrad + swing I jitterbug Lois Cook + natural curls I beauty Armella Derringer 'l' clever remarks 2 a witty girl Mary Alice Dezort + Dorothy Ritter I aspiring store clerks Thelma Duke + ambition I professional nurse Grace Eichler - height I "little Gracie" Jean Elstner + blue eyes I "Age of Innocence" Dorothy Feidt + red hair I Jeanette MacDonald Anna Lee Floyd + ice sl-rates I Sonja Henie Marcella Gollob + clothes 2 smartness Marjorie Ganster 'l' alma mater 2 Shalerite Gloria Gloor + shorthand I efficient secretary Antoinette Graupe + study 2 well informed girl Mildred Grimpe + laugh 2 personality Rita Haysucn + dynamic personality I popularity Evelyn Healy 'i' Peggy McClelland I inseparable chums Virginia Heimbuecher 'l' work 2 going places Jean Hyde + Lenore Stoehr I up and coming majorettes jane Jordan 'l' dancing ability 2 abundance of partners Regina Kaib + books I knowledge Rose Marie Kapp + pos-sessions I generosity Clara Kashmar + Eileen Zeller I tap dance team Grace Klaas + talent I beautician Edith Kletke + beau-tician sister I becoming hair styles Elvina Knapp + current knowledge I conversationalist Helen Kuhlber + typewriter I stenographer jane Lackey + training I future majorette Marion Machesney + ,pep I school spirit janet McMarlin + golden locks I beauty Edith Miller + curly hair I charm Anna Morrison - nervousness I long Hngernails Catherine Pavkovi-ch 'l' study 2 no spare moments Dorothy Penisch + lustrous teeth I becoming smile Clara Ranker 'l' alumni 2 dates Martha Roos 'I' height I Oh, happy day! Edythe Sauter + brush and paint I talented artist Page Thirty-nine THE MILLVALEAN SOPHOMORE CLASS Anna Mae Schafer 'l' sewing .ability I abundance of clothes Coletta Scheibel 'l' voice I prima donna Mercedes Schell 'l' cooking knowledge I dietician Ursula Schmitt + reporting I Torchy Blane Geraldine Schwartz 'l' 'smile I dimples Beryl Scott + enviable wardrobe I stylish appearance Olive Senk - boisterous laugh I teachers' blessing Lillian Shepeta 'l' pad and pencil I news hawk Ruth Simandl 'l' jergen's Lotion I wellfcaredffor hands Sara Spagnola + melodious giggle I singularity Ruth Stoehr 'l' amplifier I discernible speech Lucille Vecenie 'l' conversation I gossip .columnist Josephine Vrane 'l' alarm clock I punctuality Dorothy Young 'l' talk I southern accent Armella Ziccarelli 'l' good nature I flashing smile jean Ziegler + crafts club I -clever gifts Mercedes Zimmer 'l' curls I Shirley Temple 4 BoYs Bernard Beran 'l' courtesy I success Fred Bohn 'l' friends I popularity Russel Brenner 'l' Miss Smith I good chef Lloyd Bryson + tympani drums I rhythm Earl Chambers 'l' concentration I poetry Albert Christl 'l' imagination I descriptive themes Kenneth Derringer 'l' humaor I merriment Kenneth England 'l' activity I business man William Fabac 'l' bike I swift transportation james Foltz + witticisms I mischief William Fraley 'l' diligence I good recitations Edward Franceschini 'l' votes I class treasurer Merle Frederick 'l' clarinet I second Benny Goodman Ellsworth Gosnell 'l' profile I john Barrymore Page Forty NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY rw , F y 4, If I or SOPHOMORE CLASS Charles Graper 'l' residence I mountain climber LeR1oy Gross 'l' gracious manner 2 personality iplus Frank Guca 'l' violin I jascha Heifitz Howard Hamilton 'l' companions 2 conversation Frank Haugh 'l' height I a happy lad Emil Heintzinger 'l' blue eyes I handsome appearance Karl Hoak 'l' football I on to victory Charles Knirnschild + silence I mystery Jerome Kramer 'l' curly hair I charm james Kutcher 'l' companions I mischief brewing Robert Lahm - mischievousness I silent classes Thomas Leyland 'l' words I public speaker William Massie + tinkering 2 mechanic Leo McCauley 'l' magazines I successful salesman Thomas McGiinley 'l' political knowledge 2 promising Paul Mihlfried 'l' silver skates I Hans Brinker Edward Miklausic 'l' basketball I professional Frank Moreci + swarthy features I Cary Grant John Nickl 'l' apparent motto I 'Lsilence is golden" George Nowack 'l' printing 'pen I sign painter Ray OlGonnor 'l' appearance I Irish "laddie" jack Reiber 'l' strength I Superman Albert Rosendick - car I hitch-hiker George Roth - girls I lonely youth jack Saul 'l' musical ability I trumpeteer Carl Seidl 'l' nickname Z Cy James Shields - Evelyn Martig I broken heart Frank Sporter + art I designer Glenn Steinsdoerfer 'l' wisdom I excellent student Joseph Stetz-er -l' papers I newsbioy Earl Waltz 'l' gardeners tools I successful garden Roy Wittmer 'l' vigor I lusty cheer Edward Wokutch + camera I news photographer Leo Worst 'l' ringside seat Z sports commentator politician Virginia Heimbuecher, Edythe Sauter, Edith Miller Fo THE MILLVALEAN FRESHMAN CLASS INTRODUCINC-3 THE FRESHMEN m Jack Aufman may be smlall but he has big ideas . . . Mildred Auth usually has her eyes open for the opposite sex . . . Rose Babic dresses neatly . . . Rose Marie Barkovich seems to be dreaming every moment . . . Kenneth Bauer will show his boxing skill any time . . . Robert Bennett has wavy red hair . . . Frederick Bissert is usually the only Freshman boy is-n the honor roll . . . Anna Mae Bissert is quiet but bright as sunlight . . . Jerome Blobner shows ia liking for carrying many school books . . . Betty Born likes to be witty . . . Paul Borres can "take it" . . . Norma Boss is talkative in J.B.T. class . . . Ralph Bossing will be a seocnd Eddie Ruzomberka at basketball . . . john Breitenbach is liked by all . . . Leona Brenckle wears stylish ,clothes . . . Russell Brenner enjoys being in the company of girls . . . Helen Burke hlais attractive blond hair . . . Frank Cerveny has an excess of curly hair . . . Arthur Colville hasn't a temper even though this is unusual for a redfhead . . . Ruth Cummings is a good dancer . . . John Cunic is the girls' heart thvcb . . . Edna De Brestle knits in study hall . . . Thelma Dieter is an "A" science student . . . John Doerfler can usually be found sleeping . . . Ray Emerick has a quiet voice for a big fellow . . . Ralph Fishinger should know wall about being a Freshman . . . Arthur Fleming is an upfandfcoming clarinetist . , . james Foley is girlfshy . . . Florence Fraley is satisfied to be ,called "Tiny" . . . Martin Frank is nrct interested in girls . . . Paul Franke likes to take trips in his imagination . . . Raymond Fruth seems to like "Chick" . . . Betty Fullerton continually is on the move . . . Robert Funk is a widefawake student . . . Lorraine Gaus likes to rollerfskate . . . Charles Gerlach can often be seen conversing with his female friends . . , Eleanor Geyer is an expert knitter . . . Ethel Geyer has natural wavy hair . . . Anna Grindel is always "making eyes" . . . Florence Gritz has a smile for everyone . . . Lois Gross has hopes of becoming va nurse . . . Grace Harbusch is pleasingly plump . . . Bernice Haser is a good sport . . . Irma Heck amibitiously works to become an air hostess . . . Paul Heil doesn't mind being called "plump" . . . Raymond Heuler is a skilled clarinetist as well as violinist . . . Clara Heurbin is known for 'her blushes . . . Melva Heurbin delights in giving awiay chewing gum . . . jack Hite visits the theater often . . . Frank Huwe enjoys giving nicknames . . . Norbert Imhof is Page Forty-hun NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY FRESHMAN CLASS apparently afraid of girls . . , Betty Jane Kearney and Mae Ruth Perry are chums . . . Warren Kernan reads every hiziok about dogs that he can hnd . . , Verna Kestner plays excellent basketball . . . Earl King hasn't a grudge against anyone . . . Charles Klenk will some day he a second Mr. Zimmer . . . William Klir may be quiet in class hut he's talkative with his many friends . . . Margaret Klug has a hoy friend out of school . . . Paul Knauer and Armella Ulrich get along well together . . . George Koelsch is a quiet peacefloving person . . , Annamae Kofmehl displays skill in Arithmetic . . . Charles Kopp is tall and carefree , . . joseph Koran is irregular in attendance . . . Roy Kremmel liaughs at his own jokes . . . Grace Kretz may often he seen in the company of Ray Senk . . . Marie Kumpfmiller accompanies Ann Poslusney wherever she goes . . . Sylvia Lache will someday make a good cook . . . Catherine Lalle is an actress who will be a credit to our school . . . Ruth Lamb excels in huhy talking . . . jack Lang always seems to he looking for candy . . . Violet Lang is Dolores Sipple's closest friend . . . William Leahy is another Lew Lahr . . . Marie Leonetti wishes to he a great ice skater . . . Bernadine Lunz conf vinccs everyone that good things come in small packages . . . Beatrice Manupelli is a true friend and dependable toa . . . George Marlovits is known as lviillvales paper hoy . . . Margaret Matakovich is a conscientious worker . . . Robert McCutcheon doesnt like walking so he rides his hicycle . . . Francis Meunzer doesn't get angry when teased ahout his height . . . Verna Mihlfried wears a diamond ring on her finger . . . Bartholomae Mikus can surely handle a haskethall . . .Elva Ruth Miller is always up to mischief . . . Marie Antoinette Miller has l'-een duhhed "Tony" . . . Richard Montileone has everything that goes with red hair . . , Frank Mrak likes to take to the Senior girls . . . Homer Muckkevich finds plausihle excuses for staying at home . . . Frank Munson has played a numher of trum et solos . . . Lois Ostrum takes her ta dancing seriousl P I n I I A P . Y . . . Donald Parker is interested in writing and photography . . . Dorothy Parolski is nicknamed "Dot" . . . Mary Pavkovich is Miss Andrews' hest English student . . . Verna May Pavlick makes friends easily . . . Joseph Petti helieves in getting what he wants . . . Norman Pfister doesn't helieve in comhing dffwn his curly locks . . . Robert Pfund is an enjoyahle companion . . . Catherine Pickl is always alert in a haskethall game . , . Ruth Porr has the makings of a good accountant . . . Eleanor Pschirer has hands you love txt touch . . . Francis Pschirer Page liorlv ilin-0 THE MILLVALEAN owns a beautiful accordion . . . Irma Pschirer wants to be a beauty operator . . . Joseph Pusateri is a credit to the Freshman basketball team . . . Rose Pusateri puts crochet needles to use . . . William Rakers is a polite buoy and a basketball star . . . Dorothy Rheam is a baton twirler . . . Dorothy Riddlebaugh is one of our brightest Freshmen . . . William Roth is ia handsome lad . . . Jacob Sauter laughs off his grades . . . Anna Mae Scheuring believes in having more than one friend . . . Jean Schiefelbein is short but sweet . . . Lillian Schmitt is always joking . . . Mildred Schoenian has a pleasing personality . . . Celine Schroeffel wears her hair in attractive styles . . . Nelda Schultz likes doing her own work . . . Mildred Schwab has a voice that has a pleasing tone . . . jack Scott is an ardent brasketball fan . . . Anthony Solman can't sit in the same seat in study hall for five minutes . . . Clara Staus dvoesn't have much to say when it comes to arguing . . . Betty Stieving blushes . . . John Stout is ia promising young athlete . . . Elmer Steinsdorfer and Edward Ulrich are inseparable . . . Rose Strafalace can surely make the grade . . . Mildred Thomas is a friendly girl from Mt. Troy . . . Rose Marie Tobac finds little time to waste . . . Lilamay Tolley has becoming clothes . . . Mary Jane Truver likes to twirl her bataon . . . George Ulrich will probably choose boxing as a profession . . . Dorothy Voit always makes the honor roll . . . Betty Marlene Walter plays the clarinet . . . Betty jane Walter likes the song "Oh Billy". Why not? . . . Ruth Walthers is a generous helpful girl from Mt. Troy . . . Eleanore Waltz has blond hair that is always in place . . . Marjorie Wilkes enjoys all kinds of athletics . . . Mary Windstein dloes not believe in attending school every day . . . Jean Wolfarth enjoys makin-g eyes at people . . . Louise Zeilfelder is always worrying about her hair . . . joseph Ziccarelli sports new shoes. Why shouldn't he? Mary Pavkovich Armella Ulrich Anna Mae Kofmehl SKATES "Round and round you go-where you stop nobody knows" describes the everfsofpopular recreation, skating. Clatter, chatter, pushing, and smiles all com' posed the social whirl of fun provided by the skates sponsored this year. In October the season was opened by the Seniors who paved the way for the following juniors, Sophomore, and Hi'Y skates. l MID YEAR FROLIC On January 25 our dancers filled their eyes with admiration at the rows of red and white crepe paper trimmings with the added touch iorf balloons receiving their transforming colors from the stage footlights. Paul Pience's orchestra struck th-e music for the enjoyment of jitterbugs at this annual Sophomore frolic, while table games offered the fun hor those who preferred not to dance. Page Forty-four F 3,3 Activities THE MILLVALEAN ORCHESTRA Notes from musical masterpieces fill the air with sweet flowing melodies as the orchestra led by Mr. Stanley Fleming takes its daily practice sessions, or as the members display their skill at many school sccials. Memories of the Senior Play are accompanied by memories of the orchestra adding its soft background of rhythm. Baccalaureate and Commencement are also honor marks in the reocrd of skillful display by the high school orchestra. The members include Kenneth Bauer, Grace Bauerle, Dorothy Bertram, Norma Boss, Lloyd Bryson, Joe Canonico, Delano Crawford, Albert Di-tmore, Dick Dotterweich, Kenneth England, Arthur Fleming, Raymond Fleming, Anna Lee Floyd, Merle Frederick, Ellsworth Gosnell, Howard Green, Frank Guca, Edward Heuler, Raymond Heuler, Virginia Hildenbrand, Mary Elizawbeth Keller, Norman Lang, james Lawson, William Leahy, Mildred MdC.laren, Vincent Mihlfried, Edith Miller, Alice Moedinger, Frank Mrak, Frank IMunson, Lois Cstrum, Paul Pfischner, Willilam Pfischner, Norman Pfister, Michael Quinlan, John Reiners, Eugene Riley, Marioii Robinson, Albert Rosendick, jack Saul, iM,ildred Schwab, Robert Steckel, Frank Svach, Betty Walters, Edward Wokutch, joseph Ziccarelli, Ray Senk, and Betty jane Zisman. PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL MUSIC ASSOCIATION The South Western P.S'.M.A. Band Festival, brought to our town by Mr. Fleming, was the most important event of the school year. Two hundred and ten students representing high schools from many districts in southwestern Pennsylvania participated in the festivities and gave the town and its people a celebrated feeling of importance. The boys and girls in uniforms that represented their respective schcols made a colorful appearance. Mr. Harold Bachman of Chicago acted as guest conductor at the concerts and he was ably assisted by directors from represented schools, who aided with sectional rehearsals and also conducted several numbers during the concerts. Another unusual feature cf the band festival was a group of flag twirlers from Ferndale High School in Johnstown, who, with their brightly colored flags floating majestically through the air, won much applause from the audience. Page Forty-si, NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Pugh' lfurlv ww rl THE MILLVALEAN GIRLS' CHORUS The Girl's Chorus under the able direction of Mr. Stanley T. Fleming has provided much entertainment for the student body. They appeared at assembly prxowgrams, the Minstrel Show and Baccalaureate services. The members include Clara Kachmar, Nada Bub-anovich, Janet McMarlin, Clara Ranker, Rose Struna, Bertha Fink, Betty Alberth, Helen Burke, Mildred Schwab, Ruth Haugh, Ardella Schaper, Mildred Grimpe, Armella Derringer, Virginia Hildenbrand, Mildred Mic' Claren, Betty Schroeifel, Mercedes Zimmer, Eleanor Franke, Dolores Caicuts, Betty Wilkes, Helen Nobbs, Charlotte Brown, Verna Mae Kestner, Anna May Bissert, Eleanore Waltz, Leona Brenckle, Clara Huerbin, Elizabeth Wokutch, Ruth Senk, Marion Brown, Lucille Vecenie, Mary Canonico, Eileen Ru7JG1m'berka, Anna Morrison, Jane Bauer, Edith Miller, Armell.a Ziccarelli, Olive Senk, Beryl Scott, Grace Eichler, Peggy McClelland, Grace Klaas, Evelyn Healy, Bette Zeilfelder, Viola Schmitt, Dolores Wittman, Dorothy Bauer, Mildred Overand, Anna Mae Scheuring, Dorothy Rheam, Irma Maire, Lucille Heimbuecher, Dorothy Bertram, Thelma Rheam, Dloirothy Callahan, Thelma Rava, Grace Sismour, Marion Blumer, Marian Shermock, Dolly Estel, Berneita Duffey, Betty Tritsch, Flora Palarzi, Mildred Berneburg, Marian Ritchie, Margaret Colville, Ardelaide Waltz, Dorothy Young, Margaret Bridge, Rose Babic, Louise Zeilfelder, jean Wolforth, Lois Ostrum, Celine Schroeifel, Betty Ann Dillman, Elva Ru-th Miller and Lillian Schmidt. MINSTREL SHOW The Varsity Club presented its annual minstrel show on May 15 and 16. The proceeds will be used tio' send the football team on a 'camping trip next fall. For the past three years this show has been sponsored under the coaching of Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Fleming. This year they received the help of Miss Wetzel. The end men were James Lawson, Javck Reiber, Thomas Gross, Robert Harkins, Michael Guido, Alex Rohoza and Elmer Steindorfer. The role of interlocutor was ably placed in the hands of joe Kennedy. The band, girls' chorus, and baton club were also featured. MILLVALE-SHALER-SPRINGDALE BAND CONCERT Performing under the batons of 'Mr. Stanley Fleming, Mr. Raymond Bell and Mr. Carl Brimer, band directors of Millvale, Shaler and Springdale, the school presented the annual concert on February Sth. A concert was also held at Shaler and one at Springdale. Twentyftwo majorettes, twirling and stepping no the musical backing of the three bands, aided in making this a major event in the season's program of music. Frank Munson played a trumpet solo. The Junior Orchestra also added their offering of sweet musical notes. BATON CLUB High stepping, twirls of guild glitters from many batons, admired redfand- white uniforms-Millvale High's twentyftwo majorettes! Their picturesque technique was displayed at games, -concerts, and parades. Under the watchful eye of Mr. Stanley Fleming the girls' ambition was keyed to success. They were indeed fortunate to have as their leader the tall, slim, graceful Edna Hoak. The ,members include Dorothy Alndresevic, Kathryn Auth, Nancy Bechak, Lois Bergman, Betty Blazek, Betty Ann Dillman, Ruth Haugh, Virginia Hayson, Lucille Heimbuecher, jean Hyde, Edna Lavsa, Evelyn Martig, Betty Murslack, Mildred Overand, Thelma Rheam, Ardella Schaper, Betty Jane Schmitt, Viola Schmitt, Betty Tritsch, Cecelia Wagner, .and Betty Zeilfelder. Page Forty-eight NINETEEN HUNDRED FCDRTY Pugh' "'m'lx' nim THE MILLVALEAN BAND The high school band under the leadership :of Mr. Fleming, has had a very active season, rewarded with many prizes. During the summer months the band paraded in East Pittsburgh, Elwood City, Oakmont and Bellevue. These parades were sponsored by the Millvale Fire Department and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The band officially opened the school term with 1a parade on Labor Day, and their next venture occurred in Erie when they marched at the Firemenls State Convention. The picturesque "red and white" band appeared at football games to cheer the team to victory. On Armistice day the band marched with the War Veterans to honor the soldiers living and dead who fought in the Wcmrld War. The band gave openfair concerts in Millvale and on Mt, Troy. I C HI-Y Under the capable directiuc-n of Mr. Siprenger, the boys of our school main' tained a higher standard of living and morals through their membership in the Christian organization known as the HifY. Their numerous activities included skates, dances, and visits to various places of interest. During the past year Bob Pifischner presided as president with jack Biery fulilling the requirements of vice' president. The duties of the secretary were divided among Frank Kocher, Williaim Pfischner and Bernard Beran, while Edward Ruzomberka acted was treasurer. The ro-ll of membership included Robert Derringer, Sam Hoak, Warren Wenner, Jimmy Donaldson, Paul Pischner, Stan Sfiranovich, Anthony Imhof, Ray Pfeifer, Robert Imgrund, Kenneth Derringer, Carl Seidl, Carl Hoak, George Roth, Ed Bender, Herman Lipp, Frank Svlch, Wal-ter Kennedy, Edward Miklausic, and Bill Koza. Page Fifty I NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Pugqv Viflx' mn THE MILLVALEAN CHIEFTAIN Bi-monthly issues of the "Chieftain", the popular student publication sold for one cent, lead to many 'happy moments of reading. Sponsored by Miss Oldham and edited by Anne Murslack, the paper included activities reported by Betty Alberth, Dorothy Andresevic, Kathryn Auth, jack Biery, Ralph Boettcher, Dolores Caicuts, Virginia Fleming, Tom Gross, Ruth Haugh, Mary Heimbuecher, Robert Imgrund, Marie Kaib, Edith Miller, Vivian Mohr, Betty Murslack, Ursula Schmitt, Lillian Shepeta, Ruth Stoehr, Warren Wenner, Samuel Hoak, Bette Zeilfelder, Betty Ann Dillman, and Mercedes Zimmer. The news was earnestly typed by Jean Schmitt, Betty Jane Schmitt, Rita Szhroeffel, Marion Shermock and Thelma Rava. The mimeographers included Dorothy Rumbaugh, Jeanne Swanscn, Etta Mae Mohr, Rose Rudar, Viola Schmitt, Irma Maire and Alvina Bauer. jimmy Donaldson and Bill Koza competently did the artistic work. Henry Erk had charge of the circulation department. A student salesman represented each report room. FASHION SHOW The annual spring fashilcn show put on by the clothing department was held on May 31. Members of all the sewing classes participated, making it an important event of the year. Students modeled street dresses, sport suits, evening gowns, beach outfits, coats and housecoats. Betty Murslack was the bride at the silk wedding. Her attendants included Lavina Schaefer as maid of honor, and Marion Robinson, Dorothy Steininger, Edna Hoak and Ruth Ditmore as brides' maids. Christine McCarthy, Coa.ch's little daughter, was flower girl. Adelaide Waltz was the cotton bride with Margaret Bearl as her maid of honor. Norma Ziegler, Betty Wilkes and Mary Marlovits were her bridesmaids. Marlene Waltz was the flower girl. Harry Zimmers, jr., acted as ring bearer in both weddings. "Because" and "Oh Promise Me" were sung beautifully by june Little at the wedding. CRAFTS CLUB The members of the Crafts Club, which meets every Monday evening after school under the sponsorship of Miss Blackstone, have made many unique bracelets, belts, wrist purses, wood carvings and metal book ends. Norma Ziegler is the president and Margaret Bearl is vicefpresident. Irene Bender acts as secretary and Marian Ritchie is treasurer. Thelma Rheam, Lois Bergman, Dorothy Bertram, Doncthy Rum-baugh, Irma Maire, Lucille Heimbuecher, Margaret IColville, Elsie Witzorreck, Etta Mae Mohr, Jean Ziegler, Kathryn Auth, Mary Conrad, Nancy Bechak, Mary Heimbuecher, Edna Hoak, Helen Kuhlber and Armella Yochum are the other members of this club. SKIRT AND SWEATER DANCE A well blended combination of modern and :old fashioned dancing, featuring the "Virginia Reel", was prominently displayed by the "jitterbugs" and "smooth dancers" on March 15. Banners waved gaily over our dancers and our musical master, Bill Koza, ably handled the various recordings. It was a gala occasion whilch truly lived up to its theme for everyone wore skirts and sweaters. DRAMATICS Dreams of a stage career-or just a thirst for increased knucwledge-or an added hobby-was the theme of the members in Dramatic Club. Under the fine direction of Miss Bertha Bargman the group met during the second semester study' ing pointers in speech, action and manners. Page Filly-Iwo NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Pugv Viflx' llxrvc THE MILLVALEAN Kmvrras V 'Beef f CKBFT5 Cn..uB 'B .gc C H aces? a We rrnessss Page Fifly four 'Bvw mvus Snap NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Pays' Fiflv lim- 1 THE MILLVALEAN FOOTBALL SEASON Because of the lack of experienced players and loss of many star graduates of the preceding year, the team enjoyed a medixccre season, Though winning but one game, the team can boast of ties with Shaler and Etna, both strong elevens. The record for the season was one win, four losses and four ties. Coach 'McCarthy and Assistant Coach Tallman are Looking forward to a successful season in the fall because of the experience of many players and the advantage of having a trainf ing camp and a home Held. TEAM RECORD Millvale 6 f fffff f East McKeesport O Millvale 0 ffff Etna O Millvale 0 f f Freedom 0 Millvale 6 f f Avalon 6 Millvale O f f Shaler O Millvale O f Penn Township 27 Millvale O f Aspinwall 7 Millvale 14 f Avonworth 19 Millvale O f Edgewood 21 COACHES Head Coach McCarthy, a one time flashy quarterback fncim Duquesne Uni- versity, and assistant Kirk Tallman should be given much credit for endeavoring to develop better teams at Millvale. This year, for the Hirst time, they were successful in securing an adequate training camp for the players, which in all probability will prove a valuable move. Page Fifty-six NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY VARSITY LETTERMEN Warren Wenner Weighing 165' pounds and reaching five fee-t ten inches, "Red" proved to be a great player. Constantly chattering, "Red" kept the spirits of our team on a high standard. By stopping almost all of the opposition's off tackle plays, he proved tio be one of the best tackles Millvale ever had. He 'played his best game against Etna High. Robert Derringer Plsaying his second year as a varsity member, "Borp" was considered the fastest man on the squad. Bob could be seen making large openings for our fast backfield and stopping the opposing backs. He is remembered especially for his performance in the Shaler game. Sam Hoak Although Sam weighed only 135 pounds, he was one of the main stalwarts of the line. His consistent line of cha-tter kept every team member on his toes. Sam's small stature enaibled him to sneak through small holes and stop the offensive backfield. In due respect to his offensive and defensive ability he was chosen as a guard on the AllfDistri-ct Team. Stan Siranovich Despite his lack of size "Stan" was one of the main cogs on this and last year's eleven. On the offense he proved a capable end by snagging what everybody thought were uncatchmble passes and by being a good interference leader. As a defensive player "Stan" always seemed to be in the midst of all the plays and played especially well against the heavier opponents. Robert Harkins His ability to catch passes was boosted by his immense height. Because of his wanting to win, Bob was often seen in scrapes which usually occurred when playin-g against our rival teams, Etna and S-haler. His 185 pounds at right end proigdlgo strengthen the right side of the line which was hazardous to the opposing 'ac e . Walter Kennedy This was Joe's first year on the team, and because he was a senior he had to work twice as hard to make the varsity. His ability to back up a line on the defense and his accuracy in passing on the offense won him a regular berth. Carl Hoak "Cal" played left 'halffback on this year's squad and proved to be a very good field general. His passing was supreme and his fast side stepping enabled him to mrake many large gains for the Indians. Only a Sophomore, he will receive his second football letter this year. james Lawson After playing his first two years as a Varsity center, "jungle" was shifted to quarter back and pnoved to be quite capable for this position. He was chiefly noted for his long distant punting which kept the enemy back in their own territory. Regis Randig "Rudy" is a hard stubborn guard playing his Hrst season as .a regular. Rudy could be seen at the bottom of almost every pile with the ball carrier's legs twisted in his arms. His high spirits and joking mood kept the team in a fighting mood. A Page Fifty-seven THE MILLVALEAN Carl Seidl Although only a sophomore, Carl alternated with Joe Kennedy at center throughout the year. His superb tackling and backing up the line were helpful in many games. Much is expected of him in the next two years. Harry Klaas Though this was Harry's first year in football, he played in enough quarters tzo earn himself a letter. Because of an injured knee, he was forced to sit on the bench at the beginning of the year. When quite recovered, he was seen in action leading the offense on large gains. His height and weight will be needed on next year's squad. Edward Miklausic A fast sidefstepping right half for the Indians was "Eta", He was chiefly noted for his brilliant defense on passing and was always intercepting the ball. Once in the open he was hard to stop :and often made large gains. His best game was at Avonworth. Albert Rosendick A small but hard right half back was "Rosy", a dependable ball -carrier. Although not a regular, he managed to secure enough quarters to class himself a varsity member. He was outstanding for his line plunges which enabled 'him to make Hrst downs for his teammates. Edward Ruzomberka Because of an appendicitis operation in the latter part of August, "Eddie" was excluded from the lineup. His injuries healed after a ifew months' lay off and he Bnally managed to play the last game against Edgewood. George Roth Despite being a newcomer both in school and on the team, George, a rugged fullfback, finished the season with enough quarters for a letter. His greatest asset is his plunging ability which enabled the team to make those hard precilous feet for first downs. SUBSTITUTES The substitutes were john Britenbaugh, Frank Munson, James Shields, Herman Lipp, Robert Bluemling, Paul Knauer, Ellsworth Gosnell, Robert Zeppuhar, Paul Mihlfried, Earl Chambers, William Rakers and William Kuntz. Most of these boys played in games but did not earn enough quarters. This experience will prove helpful no them for next year. HONORED The Varsity Club extends a unanimous vote of thanks to Mr. Cishen, Mr. Wellinger, and Doctor Baldwin for the gold awards presented to the senior mem- bers of the school teams. Their interest will go far toward stimulating greater athletic prowess in wour student body. VARSITY CLUB To this club belong the lettermen of our football and basketball teams. Their main achievement is to present a delightful minstrel show each spring. Coach McCarthy is their enthusiastic sponsor, and Edward Ruzomberka their president. Walter Kennedy, Carl Seidl, Robert Derringer, Carl Hoak, Sam Hoak, Robert Harkins, Harry Klaas, Stanley Siranovich, James Lawson, Dan McCauley, William Riakers, Edward Miklausic, George Roth, Regis Randig, Elmo Marasti, Warren Wenner, Rsobert Pfischner, Edward Ruzomberka, Joseph Canonico, Frank Svach, Robert Zep-puhar and Paul Knauer are the members of this club. Page Fifly-eight NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY Pugu' Fiflv ni TI-IE M I LLVALEAN BASKETBALL SEASON The basketball team, composed mostly of seniors and freshmen, enjoyed a fair season. During the regular season, the Indians won twelve games land lost ten. Though losing some very close games, Millvale managed to end up in third place in Section 18 with eight victories and six setbacks. Millvale displayed some brilliant playing in administering defeats to Oakmont, Verona and East Deer, and in being the only team in the league to come as close as three points in losing to Etna, winner of the section. The team was generally handicapped by the inexperi' ence of most of the members. The underclassmen, composing the second team, gained valulaible experience which will prove valuable to them next year. TEAM RECORD Millvale 25 f f f Pitcairn Millvale 24 f f Aspinwall Millvale 26 f West View Millvale 27 f f Brentwood Millvale 42 f Hazelwood Millvale 23 f f f Shaler Millvale 20 f f Brentwood Millvale 46 f f East Deer Millvale 19 f f f Shaler Millvale 39 f f Oakmont Millvale 36 f f East Deer iMilIvale 27 f f f f Etna Millvvale 32 f f Qakmont Millvale 35 f f Sharpsburg ,Millvale 15 f f f f Etna Millvale 39 f f f Verona Millvale 17 f f f Sharpsburg Millvale 30 f f f Aspinwall lvlillvale 33 f f - - Verona Millvale 32 f f St. Anthony's Millvale 16 f Shadyside Academy Millvale 33 f f f Pitcairn Ed Ruzomberka Frank Svach f joe Canvcnico f Bob Harkins f Robert Zeppuhar Page Sixty INDIVIDUAL Carl Hoak 2 SCORES William Rakers Frank Kocher Edward Mikl1.x'usic Paul Knauer f Dan McC,auley f f f 5 " ".' .. .4 - ' ,ff .fb E2 is M .'E's'15af.r3'fw I iff .fm - NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY SENIOR LETTERMEN joe Canonico Joe is an aggressive defensive guard, who proved troublesome to opposing players when they tried to get the ball past him. Although -relying mainly on his defensive fplay, he acquired a "dead eye" for long shots in the last half of the season and pulled many glames out of the fire. With his team play and consistent wisecracks, he kept up the spirit of the squad. Eddie Ruzomberka The fact that he was a regular varsity performer for four years and captain of this year's team has enlarged the pl-aying experience of Eddie. Called by many opposing coaches "the best player in the league", he real'ly deserves this title. Ed is a great ball handler and passer, and has mastered the difficult pivot shot which enabled him tid cop the individual scoring title of the league. Frank Svach "Butch" was continually being called on "to slap the base", because of his un' canny ability to slap the ball with one hand into the hoop from any angle on the court. His tricky ball handling and fancy onefhanded shots enabled him to put on scoring spurts when the team was behind. Despite being 'hampered by a knee injury, he was second to "Ruzy" in individual scoring. Bob Harkins Blond Bob was a stellar performer and a six footfone center of the team. His great height enabled him to retrieve the ball off the board and start the offense rolling. Bfcb has always been an ideal defensive player but during the past season he surpassed all other efforts, playing his best game against Shadyside Academy. His rugged play and Hery temper kept the team fighting to the last minute. Dan McCauley Although not a regular, because of much illness throughout his four years, Dan proved himself a ca-pable substitute. Besides being a clever passer, he is an "ace dribbler" and a fine defensive team player. OTHER LETTERMEN Robert Zeppuhar This Junior proved a capable defensive man. He was often oailled on not sub' stitute in crucial moments in games and helped considerably with his long shots. Edward Miklausic "Ita" was considered the fastest man on the team and although only a sophof more he wvas often seen making layfup shzcts on fast cut plays. Carl Hoak This sturdy substitute :proved valuable in getting the ball off the banking board and fighting every minute. William Rakers Although only a freshman his previous experience and fancy passing enabled his team'mates to set up plays. Paul Knauer As a freshman, "Elbows" revealed some highfclass form and dribbling and, as with Rakers, much is expected of him next year. FRESHMEN BASKETBALL Under the leadership of Kirk Tallman, za freshmen basketball squad has been organized in order to furnish material for Mr. McCarthy's future Varsity. This year's team played a schedule including such teams as West View, E-tna, Shaler, Avalon and Aspinwall. Freshmen players include Joseph Pusateri, Pinky Britenf baugh, Ralph Bossing, Bob Pfund, Bob Bennett, jack Aufman, Charles Kopp, Lester Schwab and Jack Stout. Page Sixty-one THE MILLVALEAN WRESTLING TEAM T-his year M.H.S. en-tered a new line of endeavor in the field of athletics when a number of boys undertook the :art of wrestling under the leadership of Mr. Howard. Since they did not get started until late in the season, the team was not in W.P.I.A.L. competition. Next year, however, this sport should take a large share in the spot light as it will be played on equal standing with the other major activities. The wrestlers on this year's team are Edward Bender, Bernard Flowers, Warren Wenner, Robert Kroner, Walter Kennedy fthe only one on the team with previous experiencej, Jerome Kramer, Tom Gross, Pinky Britenbaugh, Earl Waltz, Tom McGinley, Ellsworth Gosnell, Ray Rudolph and Mike Quinlan. GIRLS' CLASS BASKETBALL This year the girls, as usual, formed enthusiastic teams and displayed their skill at several ma-tches Icutside school hours. The Seniors came out victorious, although the other teams gave them keen competition. Won Lost Captains Seniors ffffff 6 0 Mary Sebetich Freshmen f f f 3 3 Verna Mae Pavlick Sophomores f f 3 3 Geraldine Best Rita Hayson Juniors ffffff O 6 Betty Murslack The Senior team consisted of Anne Murslack, Anne Pavkovich, Catherine Hunter, Ilvlarie Kovacic, Lavina S'cl'ua.fer, Adelaide Waltz, and Captain Sebetich. Among the juniors were Eileen Ruzomberka, Mary Heimbuecher, Betty Schroeifel, Betty Wilkes, Gloria Manupelli, and Captain Murslack, The team of the Sophomore class included Mercedes Zimmers, Betty Alberth, Mary Canonico, Rose Struna, Olive Senk, and Captains Best and Hayson. Freshman Team--Catherine Pickel, Helen Burke, Dorothy Voit, Betty Born, Betty Riddlebaugh, and Captain Pavlick. BENEFIT The basketball team along with three of our boys, deserve much credit for their share in successfully putting on a benefit performance in mid-season. Proceeds of the game helped to pay for the hospitalization of two boys, Frank Munson and William Kuntz, injured during the football season. The basketball game, between the Indians and Pitcairn, required two extra periods with Millvale finally winning 3361. Stan Siranovich, a lad who has gone far in boxing finalist in the United States National Amateur Associa-tionj put on a great iight against Billy Wolf, well-known local fighter and winner of the Amateur Golden Glove Tournament. The efforts of Kroner and Flowers in fighting two boys from Etna and West View were appreciated 'by those who attended the affair. GIRLS' ATHLETIC CLUB This year welcomed the organization of a new club commonly known as the "Girls' Athletic Club." Different active sections were formed, including an ice' skating and a dramatic group. Under the sponsorship of Miss Wetzel the mem-bers presented an assembly program. The officers were Mary Sebetich, president, Rose Rudar, vicefpresidentg Eileen Ruzomberka, treasurer, and Geraldine Best, secretary. BOWLING TEAM The 1M.H.S. 'bowling team was something new and somewhat of a success in sports activity at Millvale High this year. Composed of such talent as Elmer Voit, Walter Aldinger, Bob Harkins, Tom Schrass and Captain Mike Guido, all seniors, and james Lawson and Walter Serva-tius, juniors, the team ended with a record of eleven wins and two losses. Among their victims were Shaler, Monaca, West View, Duke Preps, Arnold and M.oKees Rlccks. Much credit can be attributed to Mr. Swain, Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Zimmer for giving the boys their start. Page Sixty-two QV W. 15 fig jjirl X s '42 a 'Y J 5' auf' ,, 15 -Q, G as fe s- 63.5 Wk, 42' . 4 Effaff' "m?':"4 if W: 'rg-.f . A, WS . , pf . 'J .fivfmv 1 w 4. vV, X.- 11 we pu, -' I Q . ff 14? fi. A iiifgf -H? 4 .,w- , ' ,5lsl'f--31' : H ,j,1.f. ,. p ':,1.3g,f. . 555:15 Ziff : iff w "f2I , - 1, J.. 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