Mount Penn Lower Alsace Joint High School - Penn Alma Yearbook (Reading, PA)
- Class of 1950
Page 1 of 136
Pages 6 - 7
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Text from Pages 1 - 136 of the 1950 volume:
01' ZWOI' . . .
We have endeavored, in this yearbook, to represent the pro-
gram of a play.
We have the faculty as our "Directors", the seniors as the
"Cast", the underclassmen are the "Understudies", and our clubs
and activities are called "Off-Stage". That left us with sports and
advertisements. We were stumped, and so you'll find "Sports"
and "Advertisements" in a pure state, the last thing in our book.
We hope you enjoy our production, and that in future years.
as you leaf through its pages, you will recall happy memories
edicafimz . .
The Penn Alma is dedicated to David Zimmerman by the class
of 1950, for his wonderful work with us cmd for his sincere interest
in us and our activities.
DIRECTORS . . Faculty
T CAST .... . Seniors
UNDERSTUDIES . . . Underclassmen
OFF STAGE . . Activities
f SPORTS . . . Sports
ADVERTISERS .... Advertisers
First row-CLeft to right?-Kathleen Angstadt, Jules Levine, Alice Najarian,
Louise Robertson, Nancy Phillips, Mr. Wentzel Cfaculty advisorb, Nancy Schneider,
Irene McComas, Joann Schlegel, Louise Hauer, Donald Yeager, Mary Himmclberger.
Second row-Nancy Rhoads, Doris Johnson, Renee Landy, Paul Hartline, Richard
Matz, James Bachman, Donald DeTe1nple, Paul Jones, Sandford Youngerman, George
Mack, Mary Jo Roberts, Rose Heim, Pat Brossman.
Third row-Barbara Evans, Virginia Homan, Judy Kase, Jackie Kraft, Thomas
Stults, Morton Sherman, Alan Schlegel, Mike Hawk, Shirley Steinmetz, Marvine Shaffer,
Ruth Angstadt, Miriam Esslinger, Bette Townsend, Gloria Weaver, Corvita Pachuilo.
FACULTY ADVISOR SPORTS EDITORS
Mr- Jacob Wentzel Louise Hauer CGirls' Sports!
1 Donald Yeager CBoysl Sportsb
U FUEDITORS I ART COMMITTEE
Nancy Ph1111DS and NHHCY Sdlneldel' Irene McComas fChairmanJ, Pat Bross-
TREASURER man, Bette Townsend, Dick Matz
Alice Najarian fChairmanJ, Doris
Johnson, Renee Landy, Donald De
Temple, Jackie Kraft, Corvita Pach-
uilo, Ruth Angstadt, Ginny Homan,
Louise Robertson CChairman7, Judy
Kase, Duane Goldman, Alan Schlegel,
Mike Hawk, Jim Babb. Mary Jo Rob-
Marilyn Ruth, Rose Heim,
Jules Levine CChairmanJ, Kathy
Angstadt, Sandford Youngerman, Tom
Stults, Barbara Evans, Nancy Rhoads,
Gloria Weaver, Marvine Schaeffer,
Mary Himmelberger, Shirley Steinmetz
George Mack, Thomas Stults,
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The demand tor leaders is always great: but there
has never been a time when they were needed so much
in religion, government, and business as they are today.
Earnestly strive to become a leader in your community,
state and nation.
Congratulations to the class ot l95O.
ROSCCE H. WARD
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ERNEST L BARTH
FRED A. HOWARD
EDWIN F. PALM
MRS. C. RAYMOND SMITH
ELMER W. FRANKHOUSER
GEORGE A. GROFF
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Secretary to the Principal
Temple University, R.N.
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Bookkeeping, Typing, Business English
Bloomsburg Stale Teachers College
Columbia University. B.S.
LEE RICHARD BIERLY
lunior High Mathematics, Science
Kutztown State Teachers College, B.S.
Law, lunior Business Training, Economic
Geography, Office Practice, Business
Temple University, B.S.
Reading High School
I. T. U., Indianapolis, Indiana
Kutztown State Teachers College, B.S
Columbia University, M.A.
LOUISE E. DREISBACH
Latin, French, English
Albright College, B.A.
University of Pennsylvania, MA.
CLAUDE w. DUNDORE A
History, Senior High English, Music '
Kutztown State Teachers College, B.S. in Ed. '
LUCILLE L. HENDERSON
Albright College, B.S.
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WILLIAM L. IAMES
Bloomsburg State Teachers College. B.S.
Pennsylvania State College, M.Ed.
WILLIAM H. LEVAN
Conservatory of Music, Philadelphia
ARLENE B. LINDERMAN
Health, Physical Education
East Stroudsburg State Teachers College, B.S
SARA ROHRBACH MACK
Kutztown State Teachers College, B.S.
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Muhlenberg State Teachers College. Ph.B
EDWIN F. PALM
Guidance, Make-Up Mathematics, Math 9
Penn State. B.A.
MARY KRAMER POLEY
Arts and Crafts
Kutztown State Teachers College. B.S.
WILLIAM I. PURNELL
Kutztown State Teachers College, B.S.
Penn State, B.S.
IOHN L. SHARADIN
Biology. Chemistry, Senior Science, Physics
Kutztown State Teachers College. B.S.
Penn State. M.Ed.
Massachusetts Institute ot Technology
Bloomsburg State Teachers College, B.A.
German, Junior High English
Albright College. B.A.
IACOB D. WENTZEL
Franklin and Mcxrshcxll College, B.A.
Columbia University, M.A.
HELEN B. WHITE
Bethlehem Conservatory ol Music
est Chester State Teachers College. B.S.
Christensen Choral School
DAVID S. ZIMMERMAN
Health, Physical Edu:ation
Stroudsburg Stale Teachers College, 13.3
Temple University, lVI.Ed.
OLD' ..M6HZOVy l 00 C
After our Greenie and Half-baked years in the seventh and eighth grades.
came the dawn of a bright new future for us as Freshmen.
Basketball came to mean so much more to us . . . Cwe even remembered
what the score was when we went home.j We sat far into the night com-
pleting our Pennsylvania History notebooks and were losing our fresh bloom
of youth worrying about Latin and Algebra. We all went on a bowling spree
that winter. Frosh bowling was really something to behold! We were the
biggest and best in the Iunior High: our parties were gay and our hopes for
the years to come were shining.
We really began to live as Sophomores. SENIOR HIGH . . . absolute
magic! Our wonderful seats in assembly were ever a source of joy! We
were in Service Club, Cheerleading, Basketball, Y-Teens . . . all things were
Our Soph Hop was our greatest occasion of the year 1948. We carried
out a new idea, inviting Exeter and Pennside to join us for this gala affair.
Those friends we made then seem so much a part of Mount Penn now, it's
hard to believe they ever bade sad farewells to a previous Alma Mater.
Our Raindrop programs and umbrella decorations carried out an April
Showers theme, and we all became experts at making crepe paper flowers.
After an afternoon of hard work, everyone agreed that the time had been
well spent and that the results were simply wonderful.
Our Iunior and Senior years have been the years of golden memories to
be cherished forever. In 1949, we realized the proximity of 1950 and we rather
reluctantly accepted the mantle of Seniors.
As Iuniors we were the I. V. Squad . . . CHAMPS: cheerleaders, key band
members: always at the athletic field . . . in fall for soccer, . . . in spring for
The Iunior play "China Boy", shaved at least seven years off the lives
of its cast members, who were in the throes of stage fright weeks in advance
of opening night, but it couldn't have been better Cor funnier!j.
The Iunior Prom was beautiful and gay with jolly little circus animals
hanging on the walls and a whirl of pastel crepe streamers hung from the
very top of the ceiling to make our Carousel. We went to commencement and
saw even closer our own departure from Mount Penn High, but were not too
saddened to enjoy a glorious summer vacation.
1950-Seniors-a Varsity squad of near champions with a heartbreaking
defeat at the end of the season. Along with all the crazy fun we could cook
up, were our serious problems of college application and the search for jobs.
The Senior play, "Seventeenth Summer" brought the poignant realization
of teenage problems to its audience and was soundly acclaimed one of Mt.
Penn's best productions.
Can we describe the twist it gave our hearts to see our last basketball
game as students and march for the last time in orange and black? Nor can
we do justice to the happy-go-lucky days with a "picture exchange" going on
from morning till night: our dancing to dreamy music at our mid-winter prom
and at last our banquet and dance at the Country Club. Now there are only
days left before we too, misty-eyed and in caps and gowns, shall receive our
diplomas and become members of the alumni.
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CLASS COLORS: Maroon and White
CLASS MOTTO: The door is open and
we are on the threshold of the future. May
each step we take bring us closer to our
CLASS FLOWERS: Maroon carnations
and white roses
502 Friedensburg Rd.
Kathy . . . little Miss Mischief in
our class plays . . . knows all the
latest songs . . . grand dancer . . .
Bill exhibits her latest efforts in ar-
gyles . . . R. B. I. will equip her
lor a future in the business world
. . . "Have a gum drop."
Y-Teens 10, 11, 125 Penn Almag Serv-
ice Club 11, 12: Co-ed Volleyball 11.
123 junior and Senior Playsg Class
Committees 10, 11, 12: Assemblies 12.
' 1h-nl-i is I I- hai Hi
20 Park Lane
Ruthie . . . give her "music, music,
music" in any iorm . . . specialty
piano . . . a Pennside gal . . . gave
spark to our Senior Play . . . some
chatter-box . . . will teach music
iuture years with her ever present
vitality to carry her along.
County Orchestra 10. 11, 12: County
and District Band 11, 12: junior and
Senior plays: Y-Teens 10, 11, 12,
Vice Pres. 125 Chorus 10, 11, 12:
County 105 Class Committees: Con-
cert, Marching, and Dance Bands 10.
11, 123 Pennside Parrot 10, Co-editor:
Penn Alma: Co-ed Volleyball 12.
Stony Creek Mills
"Scooter" . . . "I don't understand"
. . . known for his squeaky shoes
and that giggle . . . idol oi the jr.
high . . . summer finds him in there
pitching for the Stony Creek Rabbits
. . . determination shines in Babby's
Hi-Y 10: Key Clubg Varsity Baskvt-
ball 10, ll. l2i Co-ed Volleyball 11.
123 Penn Alma: N, H. S. 12.
IOYCE I. BABB C. IAMES BACHMAN JANE M. BEIVER
Friedensburg Rd. Midland Avenue Fried'-9155019 Rd-
Stony Creek Mills Stony Creek Mills S'0nY Cfeek Mills
Commercial Academic Commefcicl
"Dolly" . . . inseparable from Mary
. . . will never iorget her 10B home-
room at Pennside . . . intense weak-
ness for hamburgers . . . lun to be
with . . . can't quite see the sense
oi homework . . . happiest around
horses . . . always laughing.
Y-Teens 10. ll, 12: Chorus 103 As-
semhlies 10, ll, 12.
"Gentlemen Iim" . . . those socks
have been known to blind people
. . . all-round sportsman . . . what
o laugh! . . . one oi the Stony Creek
gang . . . Glen Alsace is close to
I. B. 's heart . . . credits his height
to plenty of chewing gum . . . every
Basketball tO, 11, 123 Baseball 10.
ll. 12: Varsity Soccer 123 Swimming
team ll: Co-ed Volleyball ll, 12.
lane . . . those golden locks . . . a
quiet member oi the senior class . . .
loves French iries and Italian sand-
wiches but turns thumbs down on
homework . . . after graduation we
will find lane capably doing secre-
Y-Teens 10: Assemblies I0. ll: Com-
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BERTHA BOONE HAROLD E. BOONE
Lorane Stony Creek Mills
"Tootie" . . . holds an interest lor "BOO1'li6" - - - Small but miQhlY - - -
skating . . . seldom seen without 6r1iOYS SOCCSI' and bdsebdll - - -
Bob . . . her iuture will be centered "Boonie" plans to spend his iuture
around a secretarial position . . . GS Cm 919CU'iCiU1'l Und Pl'-lmbef - - -
Complete composure , l . spendg her likes to cruise around . . . this lively
spare time in the movies. senior dislikes homework.
Chorus 10, 11g Library Club 10. Scccef ll-
I ANICE BOWMAN
Birdsboro H. D. No. 2
"Hutz" . . . dislikes Old Man
Weather when he's in cr bad mood
. . . have you ever seen her gigan-
tic collection ol match books? . . .
loves ice cream . . . interested in
stock car racing . . . will always
remember those P. O. D. classes . . .
hale and hearty . . . known for her
laugh . . . loves that carefree ap-
Library Club 10: Chorus 10.
SHIRLEY BRICKER BOYD BRIGHT PATRICIA Y. BROSSMAN
Stonersville 34 S. 4th Street Z0 Beechwood Drive
Shirl . . . always has a pleasant
smile . . . plans to join the gals in
Navy blues . . . feels at home in all
her commercial studies . . . indus-
trious worker with much energy
plus happy disposition.
Homeroom Sec. 10, 11: Treasurer 125
Dramatic Club 10: Intramural Sports
Bing . . . ct hater oi crowds and ci
lover of the great outdoors . . .
Nature Boy tendencies with an
"open window" complex . . . excels
lent artist with a vivid style . . .
always at the playground in sum-
mer . . . fishermen Bingie . . . curly
hair with infrequent cuts . . . fond
oi good music.
Pat . . . the "crew cut kid" . . . '
short and petite with the well-
groomed look . . . flying and Ken-
tucky have her admiration . . . well
remembers those rare slumber par-
ties and summers at Carsonia . . .
future R. B. l. student.
Student Council 11: Y-Teens 10, ll.
123 Service Club 10, 11, 12: Color
Guard 12: Chorus 11, 123 Penn Alma
Staff 12: Assemblies 10, ll: County
NICHOLAS BYBEL ARDELL L. CLAY IOAN E. DAUTRICH
R. D. No. 1 Montgomery Ave. 219 Woodland Ave.
Stony Creek Mills Stony Creek Mills Stony Creek Mills
Academic Commercial Commercial
Nick . . . one oi Mr. Sharadin's
hard workers . . . likes athletics
in general . . . earnest in all things
with great perseverance . . . hopes
to attend college tor his M.D ....
wiry lad . . . rather partial to
blondes . . . best described as a
Soccer 10, ll. 12: Swimming 11, 12:
Baseball 11, 123 Volleyballg Sports-
"Sis" . . . champion gum chewer
. . . abhors homework and rainy
weather . . . Billy . . . skating :inks
would close down without her . . .
those blue eyes . . . one of the girls
from Stony Creek . . . sharp glasses
. . . "Fairqround Skatelandf'
Chorus 10, 113 Assemblies 10, 115
Gym Exhibition 105 Y-Teens 10: Class
Committees 10, 11, 123 Business Eng-
lish Club 12.
Ioanie . . . is planning on an oitice
career immediately after graduation
. . . many girls are envious of that
naturally curly hair . . . swimming
holds a fascination for this quiet
Y-Teens 103 Assemblies 11, 125 Class
Committees 10. ll: Business English
IOYCE A. DAUTRICH FREDRIC DE LONG CAROL DERSHWIN
219 Woodland Ave. Stony Creek Mills 2711 Filbert Ave.
Stony Creek Mills Mt. Penn
Joyce . . . the second half of that
double ieature from Stony Creek
. . . milk shakesand snow are likes
ot this small senior . . . spends her
leisure time in the movies,
Y-Teens 10g Business English Club
125 Class Committees 10, ll: Assem-
blies 10, ll.
"Fred" . . . plans his future with
the navy . . . his dark, wavy hair
adds to his charm . . . dislikes to
be involved in stupid arguments
. . . to be remembered lor his por-
trayal oi "Iack" in the senior play
. . . easy going and likeable. with
a smile for everyone . . . will always
cherish his memories of Mt. Penn
Varsity Basketball 10: intramural Vol-
leyball 11, 12: Class Committees ll.
12: Homcroom Vice Pres. 12: Senior
"Cee Dee" . . . daily races with the
tardy bell . . . cringes at the sight
of a dog Ceven a Chihuahuaj . . .
will play tennis at 12:00 noon on
the hottest summer day . . . will go
on to Cornell and journalism.
Intermediate Chorus 103 lnterclass
Sports 103 Service Club 10: Class
Committees 10, ll, 123 Y-Teens 10,
Il 17774 unnatu-
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DONALD T. DeTEMPLE DANIEL DIEFENDERI-'ER MARIAN ECK
1318 Union Street 111 West 35th Street 2250 Perkiomen Ave.
Reading Reiliton, Pa. Mt. Penn
Academic General Commercial
"Tex" . . . those unique howls . . . Danny . . . tall, blond, blue-eyed lad "Marian" . . . quiet. petite lass oi
can tell a bleached blonde every
time . . . expert swimmer and diver
. . . likes lootball. dancing and
girls . . . one ol the varsity boys
. . . has a mischievous gleam in
his eye . . . hopes to play with the
Texas U football team.
Homcroom president 10: j. V. Football
10: Varsity Football ll: J. V. Basket-
ball 103 Varsity Basketball l2g Track
Team ll, l2: Soccer Team 123 Penn
Alma Staff: Assemblies 12.
irom Reiffton . . . Exeter holds his
main interest . . . those art classes
. . . plans to lollow in his 1ather's
footsteps. excavating lor your future
Baseball ll: Basketball 105 Class Play
the senior class . . . ever faithful
member of the Service Club . . . is
fascinated by mystery stories . . .
has a special liking for horses . . .
the chance to travel would please
Service Club ll, 125 Y-Teens 10, llg
Class Com. 11, 12 g Business English
Club Q Assembly ll.
PAUL EISENHOWER CALVIN ENGLEHART MIRIAM ESSLINGER
Eslerly Taft Avenue 603 N. 25th Street
Stony Creek Mills Pennside
"Dil" . . . asset to the chorus . . .
future office worker . . . likes Italian
sandwiches and ice cream . . .
spends his pastime in the movies
. . . bookkeeping whiz . . . abhors
Senior Chorus ll, 125 Boys' Octette
and Sextette: Business English Club
i2: Class Committees 10, 11, 12.
Buddy . . . an inclination for all
sports . . . holds the record of 32
points . . . baseball ian first degree
. . . would like to make sports his
career with his eye on a rooky base-
Baseball 10, 11, 123 Basketball 10, 11,
125 Soccer 11, 123 Hi-Y 10.
"Mini" . . . loves to sing and play
tennis . . . ardent canasta fan . . .
walking dictionary . . . really makes
her Plymouth hop . . . Mim's future
plans include Bucknell and teaching
. . . fond of slumber parties . . .
detests the long walks to school in
Y-Teens 10, ll, 12: Chorus 10, 11, 12:
County Chorus 11, 125 Assemblies 10,
ll, 125 Penn Alma Staff.
BARBARA EVANS IBRA FANCHER RICHARD W. GECHTER
2200 perkiomen Ave. Birdsboxo, R. D. No. l Stony Creek M1115
"EYebf0W" - - - lhe mm! with me "Ricky" . . . that "smooth" car . . .
"Baby g l g one of ML Weumgs Cflckle - - - has U great 'JPPYGCWUOU likes sports and girls . . . he's driv-
iyping whizzes! - U . Confused by for h01idUY5 Cwho d09SU'U - - - ing the home town folks wild with
shorthand . . . always seen with
Freddie . . . still collecting jr. class
dues . . . vivacious and cheerful
. . . a lady with initiative who's
sure to succeed.
Chorus 115 Y-Teens 10, 11, 123 Sec.
125 Penn Alma: N. H. S. 11: Class
Treas. ll 3 Hnmerom Sec. 12: Color
Guard 12 5 Service Club 10 3 Co-cd
Volleyball ll, 125 Assemblies 11, 12.
slow walk. and slow talk . . . al-
ways at Eck's . . . looks forward to
jazz bursting forth from his home
. . . ardent ian ot any good dance
band . . . handy with tools-a good
sign for a future carpenter and cab-
Band 11, 12.
FLOYD GLASE DUANE GOLDMAN
Stony Creek Mills Birdsboro, R. D. No. 2
"Tom" . . . plans to spend his iuture "Stogy" . . . dislikes snow, for then
Years as G ,001 grinder . . . blue the school buses don't run Csilly
eyes . . . likes sports. French fries. b0YD - - - his SPON is bfmebau Und
and milk shakes . . . Pennside alum- 119.5 an asset to GUY 'emu - - - Pre'
nus . . . has a collection of pennants fefs his girls Sensible and Q'-liel
wonh seeing- . . . plans for pharmacy . . . shud-
ders with memories of trig and
basketball Manager 103 Hi-Y IU: physics.
Track team 101 Baseball ll.
Baseball 10, 11, 123 Library Club 105
Volleyball 11, 123 Key Club 123 Home
Room Pres. 11, 12g Sportsman Clubg
C1355 Pres. 105 Committees 12g N. H. S.
3823 St. Lawrence Ave.
"Scully" . . . known as the green
flash . . . the old gym gets his vote
for gym class . . . if you ever have
car difficulty see Scally . . . St.
Lawrence depends on him for the
early morning news.
Camera Club ll.
DONALD HAFER JAMES I-IARCAR IOAN E. HARTLINE
2805 Filbert Avenue BiTC1SbOf0 R- D- 2 2401 Fairview Ave..
Pennsirle Mt. Penn
"Donnie' '... keeps the movies in
business . . . sharp dresser . . .
lives on hamburgers and French
lries . . . the man with the pipe . . .
spends his summers playing goll
. . . Those P.O.D. classes . . . plans
to enter the business world.
Basketball 10: Chorus ll. 123 Boys'
Sextet ll, 12: Coecd Volleyball ll, 12.
"Iim" . . . skilled auto mechanic
. . . Palm Bros. Body Co .... likes
to eat and sleep . . , motorcycle
enthusiast . . . writing themes
holds no fascination lor this peppy
senior . . . the man with black boots
. . . bowling pro.
Athletic Club 10: Sports Club 10.
Ioanie . . . always pleasant . . .
fond ol ice cream and snowy days
-ihe deeper the snow-the better
she likes it . . . spends happy hours
every summer swimming and ac-
quiring one oi her famous tans . . .
is sure to be an efficient and won'
Intramural Basketball 10, ll, 12: Busi-
ness English Club 12: Co-ed Volley-
ball 11, 12: Varsity Volleyball 11, 12:
Varsity Baskethall 12: Assembly 105
PAUL G. HARTLINE
Stony Creek Mills
Paul . . . regular fiend lor airplanes
. . . that slow, easy drawl . . . :food
is a must lor Paul, especially pump-
kin pie . . . has no place on his
schedule lor had weather . . , looks
for a iuture up in the clouds.
Swimming Team 11: Camera Club ll:
Service Club 11: Penn Alma Stall:
Stony Creek Mills
"Dick" . . . one of the senior class'
future office workers . . . likes sports
and girls . . . spends his spare time
in movies or watching television . . .
loathes boiled cabbage and turnips.
Class Committees 10, 11. 125 Business
English Club 12.
12 W. 34th St.
"Weise" . . . loves to eat and still
stays slim! . . . music is one ot her
pet activities . . . captain of the
girls' varsity squad . . . high schol-
astic record . . . alter completion of
a college career. Louise will be a
Varsity Basketball 10, 11, 123 Hockey
10, 11, 123 Cheerleading 103 County
Chorus 10, 11, 129 Eastern District 12:
County Band 11, 123 Band 10, 11, Sec.
125 Girls' Octette 11. 12: Y-Teens 11.
Worship Chairman 125 Penn Almag
N. H. S. 12.
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IOHN A. HAWK ROSE HEIM GRACE A. HERBEIN
573 Marshall Ave. Woodland Avenue Idcksonwdld
Pennside Stony Creek Mills
"Mike" . . . that original hair-cut
. . . nothing can take the place oi
sports in this man's lite . . . let's
have a cheer tor the Dodgers . . .
where there's tood there's Mike . . .
Mr. Iames will never forget that
kiss alter the game at Northwest
. . . you name your team-Mike
was on it.
Class Vice President 113 Homeroom
Vice Pres. 12: Pennside Parrot 10:
Hi-Y 103 Penn Alma: Basketball 10.
11, 123 Baseball 10. 11, 123 Soccer 11
123 Swimming team 11: Co-ed Volley-
ball 11, 12: Class Commitees 10, 11
"Heimie" . . . takes an active part
in the doings oi the Stony Creek
A. A .... the latest activities oi
her pet pig provide the topic for
many spirited conversations . . .
look lor her at the Pharmacy . .
iuture orlice worker.
Home Room Sec. 103 Penn Almag Y-
Teens 10, 11, 125 Co-ed Volleyball 11,
12: Intramural sports 10, 11, 12: As-
sembly 10g Gym Exhibition 10: Class
Committees 10. 11, 123 Vice Pres-
G. A. A.
"Gracie" . . . the roller skating
world just wouldn't be the same
without Grace . . . weakness tor
blond wavy hair . , . never stays
long in one place . . . mischievous
gleam in her eye . . . hopes to make
her future on skates.
Assembly 10: Chorus 10: Y-Teens 10:
Volleyball 10: Gym Exhibition 10:
Class Committees 10, 11, 12.
ROBERT HIGH ARTHUR R. HILL MARY L. HIMMELBERGER
Stony Creek Mills. R. D. 1 Stony Creek Mills 24 501-Uh 23111 511903
"Bob" . . . plans his iuture as an
electrician . . . always seen with
his favorite blonde . . . takes an
interest in sports. motorbikes, and
Pontiacs . . . asset to the band . . .
Band 10, 11. 12g Sports 10.
"Artie" . . . serious minded, but
always cheerful, with a smile for
everyone . . . future radio and tele-
vision engineer . . . dislikes women
smokers and homework . . . one ot
the boys from Stony Creek . . . al-
ways willing to lend a helping hand.
Baseball 10, 12: Key Club 123 Class
Committees 10, 11, 12.
Mary . . . dark and vivacious . .
possessor of the gift ol gab . . .
spends hours playing the popular
tunes on the piano . . . oh, how she
hates to get up in the morning . . .
plans on a secretarial career . . .
watch her eys light up when Bob's
name is mentioned.
Homeroom Vice Pres. 10, Secretary-
Treasurer 12: Chorus 10, 11. 123 Y-
Teens 10, 11, 123 Usherette 11: Penn
Alma Staff: Assemblies 10.
VIRGINIA A. HOMAN DORIS L. IOHNSON PAUL E. JONES Ir.
11 Pgrk Lane Melrose Avenue 2816 Filbert Street
Pennside Stony Creek Mills Pennside
Academic Commercial General
"Homer" . . . another one ol the
"second row" gang . . . woman
driver . . . takes her hamburgers
without onions . . . Ginny loves
people, and people in turn, all love
Ginny . . . spends much of her time
in the great outdoors . . . huge col-
lection of memoirs . . . always busy.
Interclass sports 10. ll, 123 Hockey
team 11, 125 Co-ed Volleyball ll, 12:
Volleyball team ll, 125 Y-Teens 10.
ll, 123 lnterclub Representative ll:
President 12: Class Secretary 10. 11,
12: Chorus 10, ll, 12: County Chorus
10: Penn Alma Staff: Class Committees
Ill, ll, 12: N. ll. S. IZ.
"Doris" . . . another firm advocate
of rollerskating-the perfect sport!
. . . can be found at Yorgey's in
her spare time . . . plays a mean
game of volleyball . . . spends her
summers swimming at the Stony
Creek A. A. Pool . . . tall and
Y-Teens 10: Chorus 10: Assemblies 103
Class Committees 10: Co-ed Volleyball
ll: Varsity Volleyball ll: Usherette
ll: Interscholastic Sports 10, ll: Penn
"Admiral" . . . will make a com-
petent foreiqn advertiser . . . never
seems to be able to find much
spare time . . . has a sharp remark
for any occasion . . . enjoys the
combination of good food and ex-
citement . . . unmistakeable voice
. . . loves a lively discussion . . .
keeps his nose buried in books.
Pcnuside Parrot Editor 10: Penn Post
ll, 12: Penn Alma: Hi-Y 10: Key
Club 12: Junior, Senior Play: Basket-
ball l0: Track ll, 12: Assembly Com-
mittee l2: Debating 10, ll, 12: junior
Town Meeting: Service Club IZ: Pros.
N. ll. S. l2.
BERNR IOSEPH IUDITH ANN KASE MOLLIE KEAST
601 Brighton Ave. 119 North 24th Street 2535 Fairview AV9-
Pennside Mt. Penn Ml- Penn
Academic Academic Commercial
"Bearrrna" . . . has frequent head- Judy . . . good looks and a sweet Mollie - - - never U dun moment
aches from too much television . . .
loathes being alone . . . alwcrys
ready to laugh . . . lamous :lor her
platter collection . . . loves to go
places with her gang . . . plans
for Penn State.
Chorus 10: Pennside Parrot 10: Class
Committees 10, 11, 125 Y-Teens 10, 11.
Sec. 10: Intramural Sports 109 Class
Assemblies 10: Ushcrette 10.
disposition . . . the "Esther Wil-
liams" of our senior :lass . . . aut-
umn will find Iudy at Kutztown
learning to teach the three R's . . .
her smooth sun tan is the envy of
all girls . . . we'll never iorget her
as "Angie" in the senior play.
Student Council 10: Y-Teens 10, 11, 123
Service Club 10, 11, 12: Intramural
Sports 10: Homeroom Secretary 119
Senior Playg N. H. S. 11, 125 Presi-
dent 115 Class Committees 10, 11, 123
Penn Alma Staff: Co-ed Volleyball 12.
. . . known by her horn-rimmed
glasses . . . spinach hater . . .
Ioanie's pal . . . dreams oi a cer-
tain weekend in New York . . .
cctn't stand feathers! . . . hopes to
be a successful secretary.
Chorus 10-12: County Chorus 12: Li-
brary Club 10.
.aww-!n.,-.f. vu- ,
IANICE KEEHN RICHARD KEISER RAYMOND KLEINSMITH
Oak Lane 2140 Perkiomen Ave. Lorane
V Stony Creek Mills
"Ianice" . . . can usually be iound
near a radio . . . one oi the daily
commuters from Stony Creek . . .
invariably lound with the twins . . .
loves movies, boating and Italian
sandwiches . . . someone's secre-
tary in future years . . . mashed
potatoes and washing dishes get a
Assemblies 10: Y-Teens l0: Class Com-
mittees 10. ll: Business English Club
Dick . . . enthusiastic member of
the Marine Reserves . . . George is
his best buddy . . . would never
abide by a gal who couldn't cook
. . . is just crazy about those lovely
medical shots he receives at re-
Basketball 10g Soccer 11.
"Smitty" . . . entertains the girls in
bookkeeping class . . . television
addict . . . one of his few dislikes
is writing themes . . . amiable :Zel-
low . . . plans to become a Navy
man and see the world.
Class Committees 10, ll, 12: Baseball
103 Track llg Sportsman Club.
FREDERICK KLINK GLORIA KOHL IACQUELINE KRAFT
2638 Perkiomen Ave. 32 Bingaman St. 110 Endlich Ave.
Mt. Penn Esterly
"Iackie" . . . had the seniors rock-
"l-'rilz" . . . "Now listen here-!"
. . all gals claim his afiections
. . . loves to fish . . . on the quiet
side . . . basketball addict . . . mix
Basketball 10-12: Soccer 11, 121 CUSS
Com. ll, 12: Key Club 12: Track 11:
Pres. of I-lomeroom 10. 123 Co-ed Vol-
leyball 11, 12: Assemblies ll.
"Dut" . . . possesses a winning
smile . . . beautiful wavy hair . . .
spaghetti lover . . . plans a secre-
tarial career . . . still recalls ihe
"downfall" of Margaret in short-
hand class . . . lists eating as a
Chorus 11, 123 Library Club 10,
ing with laughter telling about
"Sidney" . . . will burst into song
at the drop of a solid note . . . one
of the "golden girls". . . is consider-
ing nursing for a career . . . her
humor will be as good as a shot
in the arm!
Y-Teens 10. 11. 123 Service Club 10,
ll. 121 Chorus 11. 12. Librarian 111
Eastern District 123 Penn Alma: As-
semblies l0. 11. 123 Jr. Town Meeting
125 Usherette 10. 11. 12: Girls' Octcttc
ll, 12g Maiorette 11. 123 Class Com-
mittees: Dance Band 12.
Birdsboro. R. D. 2
"Whitey" . . . lanky lad . . . says
he has no dislikes but he plans to
remain a bachelor! . . . swimming
and hunting are favorites with
Whitey . . . Phillie booster without
fail . . . cheerful grin.
Basketball 10, llg Soccer 10. 11: Base-
705 Endlich Ave.
"Naisy" . . . known for her ability
on the 88 keys . . . a dog lover
. . . dreams of a convertible . . .
appreciates Concertos and Billy Eck-
stein records . . . blue De Soto . . .
soon will be studying music.
Penn Alma Staff: Assemblies 10-12:
Chorus ll, 123 Y-Teens 10, ll, 12:
County Chorus 10: Student Council
125 Class Com. 10, ll, 12.
1100 Friedensburg Road
"Bob" . . . weakness for Model A
Fords . . . plays a smooth Hawaiian
guitar . . . that unmistakable walk
. . . can't stand a wise guy . . . dry
sense ol humor . . . often found with
Fred . . . plans to spend his future
with the F. W. Woolworth Company.
Camera Club llp Dance Band 12.
BABBETTE LAWRENCE MARILYN H. LEINBACH ROBERT LEINBACH
2824 Filbert Avenue 3452 St. Lawrence Ave. 3508 St. Lawrence Ave.
Pennside Esterly St. Lauwrence
Commercial Commercial Academic
"Bobbie" . . . cuts a mean figure
on roller skates . . . adores dancing
and good music . . . always hopes
for a ride to school in the morning
. . . her clever costume designs
will help her along in her career
as a commercial artist.
Gym Exhibition 103 Y-Teens 10:
Chorus 10: Class Committees 10, 11, 12.
"Slim" . . . loves to take long invig-
orating walks with a certain some-
one . . . office work appeals to her
. . . capable senior class treasurer
. . . top ranking student . . . quiet
until you get to know her . . . has
a great appreciation for semi-classi-
cal music . . . she'll never forget
how to spell bookkeeper!
Penn Post ll, 123 Senior Class Treas-
urerg Chorus 10, 123 N. H. S. 12.
Bob . . . placid disposition with a
sense of humor to boot . . . has his
head in the clouds as much as pos-
sible-ilying is his hobby and also
his plans ior the future . . . has
fond memories of his days at Exe-
l95Oi E' ii'i "
EMMA MAE LEVAN IULES LEVINE IANE LEWIS
101 North Bingaman St. 611 Carsorfia Ave. R. D. 2. Birdsboro
Bsterly Academic Commercial
"Honey" . . . follows the doings ol Lou . . . loyal to his "39" Stude- Janie . . . another book worm . . .
the Reifion baseball team with great
interest . . . do you know about the
inconvenience typing class brings
Emma? . . . one of the jr. class
comedians gets his anecdotes from
Library Club 10: Chorus 10, ll.
baker . . . idolizes Milton Berle . . .
"P1ease, dear girl-the creases in
my s1eeve" . . . plans iuture as Dr.
Levine--optometrist . . . "Want to
buy a pair ol shoes?"
Basketball j. V. 11, Varsity 123 Hi-Y
103 Pennside Parrot 10: Gym Exhibi-
tion i05 Intramural Volleyball 10. ll.
12: Class Assemblies 10. 11. 12: Senior
Play: Penn Alma Staff: Class Com-
mittees 10, 11. 12.
can't stand split pea soup . . . en-
joys playing piano . . . cheerful
and full of fun . . . will take up
work as a stenographer alter grad-
Chorus 10, 115 Music 10.
GENE LINE MARGARET LUDWIG GEORGE E. MACK
Stony Creek Esfeflif 1950 Perkiomen Ave.
General Commercial Commercial
"Straight" Line . . . the young man
with the voice . . . has always
wanted to grow a goatee but things
never came out . . . snappy new
Chrysler . . . great discussions in
P. O. D .... salesman lor Carpenter
Steel alter graduation.
Sr. Chorus ll, 12, President: Inter-
mediate Chorus l0: Hi-Y 10 Presg As-
semblies ll, 123 Class Committees 122
County Chorus 10, ll, 125 Eastern Dis-
trirt ll: Hnmeroom President ll.
"Peggy" . . . shorty . . . loathes
cabbage Cthe vegetablej . . . could
spend hours riding in a car, but not
with "cowboy drivers" . . . success-
iul iuture as an organist . . . that
giggle . . . likes to curl up in a
cozy corner and read a good book.
Chorus Accompanist 10, 11, 123 County
Chorus 10: Y-Teens 12.
"Georgie" . . . an outdoor man . . .
hunting and fishing expert . . . ior
advice on camping ask George . . .
senior class photographer . . . Cer-
tified Public Accountant is his aim
. . . George is 10096 for all sports
. . absurd laugh.
Camera Club 10, ll, 125 Varsity Swim-
ming 10, ll. 12: Varsity Soccer ll:
Safety Club 10: Varsity Track 10, ll.
I I r
RICHARD MATZ IRENE A. MCCOMAS THOMAS McGLINN
2539 Glen Terrace Iacksonwald Avenue 734 Carsonia Ave.
Mt. Penn Esterly Pennside
Academic Commercial Commercial
"Dick" . . . iull oi fun . . . wonder- "Sandy" . . . blonde wavy hair Tom - - - his Pride and l0Y is his
iul dancer . . . yellow "convertible" . . . well known lor those cute little lime green Convertible F0rd
1hat's always converted! . . . ahhh animals she draws . . . never with- Smooth dCH1CGf Und muster of all
-steamed clams . . . plans a lu-
ture with Penn State in view . . .
"Three little words-" . . . Cin the
Service Club 10-125 Penn Alma 12:
Class Com. 10, ll, 125 Senior Play,
Homeroom Vice Pres. 10: Assemblies
10, ll. l2.
out a smile . . . hates those visits
to the dentist . . . iuture plans in-
clude art school . . . spends much
of her time watching television . . .
tall. willowy gal with lots of grace.
Hockey 10, 113 Chorus 11, 123 Y-Teens
ll, 125 Program Chairman 123 May
Queen 105 Penn Post 11, 123 Art Club
103 Homeroom Secretary 115 Class
Committees 11, 12g Basketball Team
103 Athletic Club 10: Penn Alma
Staffg N. H. S. 12.
new steps Chard at work on the
Charlestonj . . . has a laugh that
became all the rage with the senior
boys . . . gas station attendant.
Soccer 11, 125 Baseball 11, 12g Penn
ROBERT MCMULLEN CARL H. MELL EDGAR MILLER
Sronersville Stony Creek Mills 2332 Grandview Ave.
"Mac" . . . ever smiling lad with
ever ready good humor . . . al-
ways has a crew cut Cbut delin-
itelylj . . . ask him about his long
trips to Reiftton . . . future Navy
lad . . . clothes conscious.
Baseball 10: Basketball 10: Sport Club
103 Homeroom President 10: Class
Play 10: Co-ed Volleyball 11, 12: Soc-
cer 10. ll, 12.
"Iiggs" . . . short. but dynamic . . .
cars-good, bad. any kind . . . regu-
lar card shark . . . his hobbies are
hunting, fishing. and carpenter work
. . . thinks there ought to be a law
against women drivers . . . looks
to carpentry ior the future.
"Edges" . . . one ol the gang . . .
tall. lean. and lanky fthe Gary
Cooper typeb . . . women and T. V.
rate high score with Ed . . . never
gets enough sleep . . . drives a ma-
roon Studebaker . . . future college
Basketball 10, ll, 123 Soccer 11, 12:
Track ll, 12: Class Com. 12.
l95O " 1'
if-f 13' . '
ROBERT MONROE LOUISE MOYER ALICE S. NAIARIAN
Iacksonwald Stony Creek Mills 2516 Filbert Avenue
"Bob" . . . usher at Loew's theater
. . . also a Marine Reserve man . . .
a ian oi I. P. Morgan . . . added
spice to our P. O. D. discussions
. . . will become -:either a projection
man lor movies or a Marine . . .
booming bass voice.
Baseball 10: Soccer 10.
"Liz" . . . small. dark, and quiet
. . . always dependable . . . can't
tolerate people who talk at the
movies . . . avid television ian . . .
likes anything that's eatable . . .
Liz will never forget those days at
Y-Teens 105 Chorus 12.
"Frenchy" . . . keeps the "S" in her
name a secret . . . efficient sales
lady . . . merchandising in the fu-
ture ior Alice . . . gets along just
fine without cats . . . despite the
nickname, her accent will never iool
anyone . . . lovely lady with be-
Service Club 10. 11, 123 Y-Teens 10,
ll, 12: Soc. Chairman 123 Class Sec.
105 Junior and Senior Playsg Penn
Alma: Personals Chsirmang Penn Post
10, ll. 12g Assoc. Editor ll, 125 Class
Committees 10, 11, 125 N. H. S. 12.
Birdsboro, R. D. 2
"Celie" . . . cat lover with accent
on black cats Cno superstition herelj
. . . very talented artist . . . enter-
taining books occupy her spare time.
and basketball season is her favor-
ite time oi the year . . . ieels most
at home in her blue jeans and plaid
Exeter "Blue and Whitc"g Exeter
Echo: Art Club.
26 W. 35th Street
"Puch" . . . partial to Irishmen . .
loves to experiment with cooking . . .
avid year-round sports fan . . . tail-
oring attracts Corvita for the iuture
. . . will never forget those walks
from Mt. Penn to Reiffton alter hockey
practice . . . ambitious and pleasant.
Baseball 10, ll, 123 Hockey 10, 123
Co-ed Volleyball 11, 123 Homeroom
Treas. 11: Chorus 10, 11, 123 Girls'
Octette 11, 12: Y-Teens 11, 12: Treas.
12: N. H. S. 12.
Burnetts Trailer Camp
Birdsboro, R. D. No. 2
"Pete" . . . the latest addition to
the class of '50 . . . well traveled
and plans on more ol the same . . .
talented swimmer and bowler . . .
enjoys an interesting book or a nice
long hike . . . thoughtful lady with
grace and charm.
Basketball 10. ll. 12: Swimming team
10, ll: Library Club 10, ll. 123 C0-ed
,mr an-mf. 3, w
NANCY I. PHILLIPS DOLORES PRIEBE PAY REICH
2410 Woodale Avenue Stgny Cfeek M1115 Vespa, Avenue
Academic Commercial Stony creek Mans
Phil . . . a capable person with
plenty of poise . . . her pet peeve
is a faulty clarinet reed . . . iabu-
lous knitter . . . faithful Henry Mor-
gan fan . . . future teacher with
town college in the immediate :Zuture
. . . slumber party addict.
Y-Teens 10. ll, 123 Concert Band,
Marching Band, County Band 10, ll,
12: Chorus ll, 123 Penn Post 10, ll,
Assoc. Editor 12: Penn Alma co-editor:
Youth Council li.
"Bu11y" . . . known for her ready
smile and cute jokes . . . look for
her at Eck's contentedly munching
an Italian sandwich . . . she'll never
forget those bookkeeping classes . . .
plans spending her future as a :nec-
Library Club 10: Athletic Club 102
Chorus 10, 113 Class Committees 10,
Faysie . . . loves the great outdoors
. . . anyone want to go bike riding?
. . . Pay is always ready to go
roller skating with the gang . . .
cherishes the memories of Pennside
Iunior High . . . smile lor -everyone
. . . handy with a needle and
Y-Teens 10. ll. 12: Program Chair-
it :gg .
IANICE M. REIFSNYDER IUNE I. REIFSNYDER GERTRUDE RHEIN
Marshall Avenue Birdsboro R. D. No. Z 314 Cemetery Lane
Stony Creek Mills
"Beit" . . . ace typist . . . you can Blondie . . . full of pep and vitality
ulioopieu ' ' U those sparkling dark find this peppy miss -:heering Mt. . . . clever needlewoman . . . one
eyes . U h HHOIY Crow!-f D l ' UML Penn on to victory . . . will lend her oi her favorite haunts is the "Mag-
Penn live" was Hoopie's brain child
. . . attracted by the word "life-
guard" . . . Octette member . . .
always ready lor a good time . .
Y-'l'een10, 11. 12: Chorus 10, 11, 12:
Girls' Octette 11, 12: Eastern District
Chorus 11, 12: County Chorus 10, 11,
12: Co-ed Volleyball 11, 12: Intra-
mural Basketball llg Hockey Team 11,
12: Hcmeroom Treas. 11.
skill to oiiice work after graduation
. . . the girl with the dancing :Eeet
. . . has a liking lor laughter and
movies . . . plenty of vitality.
Student Council Sec. 10: Cheerleader
10, 11. 12: Gym Exhibition 101 As-
semblies 11, 12: County Chorus 12:
Chorus 10, 11, 12: Homeroom Vice
Pres. 12: Blue and White 10.
gie" . . . happiest with Bob . . .
enjoys chorus . . . will be seen in
the future pounding out sixty words
Interscholastic Basketball 10: Co-ed
Volleyball 11: Y-Teens 10: Senior
Chorus 11, 12.
NANCY IEAN RHOADS GERALDINE RISSMILLER KATHRYN RITTENHOUSE
2610 Filbert Avenue R. D. No. 2, Pa. 1-010116. PC!-
Mt. Penn Birdsboro
Nan . . . slim blonde . . . extensive
record collection . . . provides en-
tertainment for the gang at her per-
petual "open house" . . . enjoys a
good party and long hours ol dunc-
inq . . . hopes to be 1:1 model.
Chorus 11, l25 Class Com. 10, 11, 12:
Y-Teens 10, ll, 123 Service Club 10,
ll, 121 Penn Alma Stali.
Ierry . . . ct former Exeter lass with
plans to spend her future as a sec-
retcry . . . il you ever need a quick
book report-see Ierry. she reads
'em all . . . a daily sight at MPHS
is Iane. Ianice, and Ierry!
Library Club 103 Chorus 10, ll. 12.
Kate . . . a certain interest in .he
alumni . . . her one aim for the ru
ture is to be a successful housewife
. . . keeps Ioanne company .
she took up riding "Ye Old School
Bus" at an early age.
Gym Exhibition 10g Library Club 10
Chorus 10, 1 1.
DAVID RITTER MARY IO ROBERTS E. LOU!SE ROBERTSON
Birdsboro 2860 Filbert Street' 2421 Endlich Avenue
R. D. No. 2 Pennside
Dave . . . one oi Mr. Wen!zel's ar-
dent study hall ians . . . excels in
woodwork . . . the little red and
black Ford is his pride and joy . . .
brown eyes and a snappy crew cut
keep the girls dazzled.
Sports Club 10: Baseball 10: Soccer
Io . . . personality, vim and vigor
are Io's trademarks . . . seen be-
hind the wheel ol a sharp yellow
convert .... wicked sense oi humor
wlicn it comes to gym class ouidoors
. . . East Stroudsburg and phys. ed.
County Chorus 10g Band 10, ll, 12:
County 10. 12: Dance Band ll, 12:
Marching Band 11, 12: Penn Alma:
Pennside Parrot: Assembly 10: Y-
Tcens 10, ll. 12: Hockey ll, 12: Bas-
ketball Mgr. ll, 12: Volleyball ll, 123
Co-ed ll. 12.
'Red" . . . our reclehaired. blue-eyed
beauty . . . really makes that little
Plymouth hop . . . always has a
lull date book . . . weakness for
swimming and slumber parties . . .
"that Robertson giggle" . . . alter
graduation from West Chester would
lik: to teach in Mt. Penn . . . always
Cheezlcader 10, ll: Color Guard 10, ll,
12: Sec.-Treasurer 10: Penn Post 9-12:
Y-Teens 10. ll. 12. Publicity chairman
12: Junior and Senior Plays: Co-ed
Volleyball ll, 12: Assemblies: Usher-
ctte 10, ll, 12: Penn Alma Feature
Chairman: N. H. S. ll, 12. Vice Pres.
II: Hockey Mgr. ll, l2: Jr. Town
Meeting 12: Student Council ll, 12,
Sec. ll, 12.
MARILYN RUTH ALAN SCHLEGEL IOANNE SCHLEGEL
Iacksonwald 814 Friedensburg Road 12 Marshall Avenue
Stony Creek Mills Stony Creek Mills
"Puss" . . . is fascinated by people
in general . . . on the confidential
side we hear she has a secret de-
side to play a snare drum! . . . en-
joys reading. classical music. and
home ec class . . . plans one day
to be teaching little girls how to
Y-Teens ll: Chorus 10, ll, 12: County
Chorus 10: Basketball 10: Hockey 10.
"Al" . . . swimming is his middle
name . . . a whiz at math with plans
to teach that subject . . . makes his
second home at the Glen . . . always
with his gang . . . loyal Pennside
alumnus . . . 1-ll will always re-
member that I. V. championship
. . . smooth dancer.
Hi-Y 10: Sec. 105 Basketball 10, 11.
125 Soccer 123 Baseball 10. ll, 121
Co-ed Volleyball 11, 12: Class Pres.
ll: Vice Pres. 125 Key Club 12: Sec.
12: Class Committees 10, 11, 12-
N. H. S. 12.
"Iosie" . . . in the future we will
see her as a successful housewife
. . . spends her spare time with
Iim . . . a winning smile lor every-
one . . . capable Penn Alma treas-
urer . . . seen trudging to the Diner
Y-Teens Treasurer 103 Penn Alma
Treasurer 125 Class Committees 10.
NANCY SCHNEIDER EMIL SCHULZE MARVINE O. SHAFFER
2244 Ochre Street Iacksonwald Limekiln
"Birdie" . . . special knack for read-
ing in P. O. D. class . . . a woman
driver with cl specialty in safety
zones . . . letters to Iuniata . . . a
iuture art teacher with K-town col-
lege after graduation . . . Miss Ei-
liciency with a sparkling sense oi
Y-Teens 10. ll, 12: Pub. Chairman 11:
Service Club 10, ll, 12: Chorus 11. 123
Octette 125 Penn Post 10, 11, 12, Edi-
tor ll-12: Penn Alma co-editorg Co-ed
Volleyball ll, 123 jr. Town Meeting
"Neem" . . . one of the ladies' ta-
orite lads . . . wonderiul cralts-
man . . . future plans include shop
work . . . sharp new car . . . pre-
fers a sunny day any old time . . .
strong silent type but oh, what a
Soccer 10. 11: Basketball 10, 11: Vol-
leyball ll, 12: Baseball 10: Sportsman
"Mo" . . . mischievous blue eyes
. . . right wing on the hockey team
. . . "My bookkeeping doesn't come
out again" . . . loves any kind ol
music . . . would-be tennis player
. . . ever seen Mo struggling with
her locker door?
Hockey 10, ll. 123 Chorus 11, 125 Y-
Teens 11, 125 Penn Alma: Homeroom
Sec. ll, 12: Class Sec. 103 Basketball
101 Intramural 11, 12: Co-ed Volley-
ball ll, 123 Gym Exhibition 10.
MORTON G. SHERMAN DELBERT SHURR DELOHES E. SOWA
31 Nom, 25th Street Birdsboro, R. D. No. 2. Pa. 2434 Filbert street
ML Penn General Commercial
"Rocky" . . . Saturday nights at the
Hajah . . . spends his spare time
thinking up witty remarks about
everyone in homeroom 24 . . . his
likes include redheads, blondes and
brunettes . . . "Fill 'er up?" is the
slogan while on the job . . . will
tack an M.D. to his name in the
Class Treasurer 10: Student Council
11, 12: Vice President 12: Jr. High
Basketball 10: Track Team ll, 12: Key
Club 12: Assemblies 10, 11, 125 Penn
Alma StaEg Co-ed Volleyball ll, 12:
Class Committees 10. 11, 12.
"De1p" . . . is well known as a
"lady killer" . . . another staunch
M.P.H. basketball supporter . . . he's
known by some as "The tree snatch
er." Can Exeter escapadej . . .
good competition for any short stop.
Baseball 103 Basketball 10. 113 Soccer
12: Co-ed Volleyball.
"Blondie" . . . can be found at all
the basketball games . . . music and
dancing get a yes vote . . . want to
know what's on T. V. tonite?-ask
Delores, she's sure to know . . . des-
tined to join secretarial ranks after
Y-Teens 10: Chorus 11, 12: Assem-
blies 10: Intramural Sports 10.
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SHIRLEY L. STEINMETZ
3208 Perkiomen Avenue
Tootie . . . sweet memories of the
jr. class doggy roast . . . an ardent
basketball ian, she can always be
seen in her second row seat . . .
likes to see a crew cut . . . spends
her spore time watching television
Basketball 103 Cheerleading 10: Gym
Exhibition 10: Hockey 10, ll, 12:
Chorus 10. 11, 12: Y-Teens 11, 12:
Co-ed Volleyballg National Honor So-
Ciety 12, Penn Post 11, 125 Penn
Alma Typist 12.
NANCY I EAN STUMP
2715 Perkiomen Avenue
Stumpy . . . reserved and demure
. . . another oi Milton B's fans-
spends hours by the T. V. set . . .
fond of music . . . always has her
homework done! . . . will prepare
ior teaching at Kutztown State.
Y-Teen 10, 11, 12: Assembly 103 Na-
tional Honor Society 11, 12, Sec. 11:
THOMAS P. STULTS. IR.
109 Endlich Avenue
Tom . . . always knows the score
when it comes to baseball . . .
"the friendly undertaken' . . . looks
to a future in business administra-
tion . . . we think of him as Provi-
dence's contribution to the Republi-
Assemblies 10, 11, 12: Debating Team
10, 11, 12: Service 10, 11, 12g Junior
Piayg Camera Club 10, 11, l2g Key
Club 12, President: Mgr. Basketball,
Track, Soccer and Baseball 125 Penn
Post 10, 11, 125 Penn Alma Statf:
Class Committees 10, ll, 123 National
Honor Society 12.
M. ELIZABETH TOWNSEND
455 Hill Avenue
Bette . . . loves that "Vogue-like"
appearance . . . future "woman in
white" . . . talented artist . . . you
can always find her with Kathy . ..
that snappy jitterbugging . . . loads
Cheerleader 10: Y-Teens 10. ll. 12:
Class Committees 10, ll. 123 Service
Club 123 Penn Alma Staff: Gym Ex-
hibition l0: C0-cd Volleyball 12.
HENRIETTA TRUCKERMILLER GLORIA WEAVER
2232 Perkiomen Avenue Esterly. Pa.
"Henry" . . . her happy smile . . . Sis . . . usually quiet and serious
keeps abreast of the best seller list
. . . a Bing Crosby admirer . . . was
colossal in the junior play . . . our
bowling instructor . . . hopes to get
out and see the world!
intermediate Chorus 10: Senior Chorus
ll, 123 Assemblies: Jr. Play: Y-Teens
10, ll. 12.
but really lets go at basketball
games . . . food rates high on her
list oi likes . . . quite a wonderful
athlete . . . always with her gang
. . . will be "sailing, sailing" as a
Cheerleading 103 Chorus 10: Gym Ex-
hibition l0: Hockey 10, 125 Basket-
ball l0, ll, 125 Y-Teens ll, 12.
"Whitey" . . . loves weekends . . .
early band gets him down . . . slow
to anger . . . ready to smile . . . ii
he's not behind his clarinet. look for
him behind home plate.
Baseball 10: Band 10, ll, QIZQ Presi-
dent 121 Dance Band ll, 121 All Coun-
ty Band 10. ll, 123 Basketball 10.
2440 Fairview Avenue
"Wess" . . . tall blond boy with
a suave manner . . . keeps us mys-
tiiied with his trick Cwithout benefit
of baggy sleeveslj . . .likes a femin-
ine lady for his date . . . future
plans will possibly include meteor-
ology . . . and ot course. honorable
mention for his 1926 Whippet!
Track 10, 11. 123 Basketball 10, 11.
12: Student Council Treas. 11, Pres.
121 Senior and Junior Playsg Key
Clubg Penn Alma3 Class Committeesq
2230 Perkiomen Avenue
Dick . . . Busy man on the Stage
Crew . . . winner of the American
Legion Award in 10th grade . . .
has teamed up with Wess ior many
an assembly ior magic that left us
baffled . . . hamburgers are really
heaven ior this boy . . . will make
a future magician unexcelled.
Stage Crew 10, ll, 12: Homerom Pres.
103 Class Committees.
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SALLY ANN YOHN
Stony Creek Mills
Sally . . . petite blonde . . . viva-
cious cheer-leader . . . loves basket-
ball games . . . frequent movie pa-
tron . . . quite handy with a thread
and needle . . . the tuture will iind
her as a capable secretary and
housewife . . . thinks Herby is just
Chorus 10, 11. 12: County Chorus 10:
Class Committees 10. 11, 123 Varsity
Cheerleader 11, 12.
26 Filbert Avenue
"Sy" . . . able class president . . .
tall, lanky basketball star . . . "I
was nerrrvous!" . . . grade-A "M.
C." . . . music loverwl bop that isj
. . . thinks "Honey" is pretty sweet
. . . would like to spend his future
on the stage.
Basketball, J. V. 10: Varsity 11, 123
Penn Post 10, 113 Penn Alma Stafl
123 Junior and Senior Plays: Key Club
125 Class President 123 Assemblies
7-125 Soccer 12: Homeroom Pres. 11:
Class Vice Pres. 10.
round flze Gfock in mf. jaemz gffqlz Selma!
110 seniors shut off their alarm clocks and go back to sleep.
110 seniors are unceremoniously awakened once more and sleepily begin prepara-
tion for another day at dear M. P. H. S.
109 seniors have breakfast fAlice Najarian is on a dietb.
Last minute study, radio, morning paper-egad! Look at Dick Tracy!
Sensible seniors leave for school.
What's this sudden gust of wind? Just Pat Brossman and Nancy Schneider dash-
ing down Filbert Avenue toward the front door, Jackie and Renee dashing up
Filbertg Bette and Kathy doing a 50-yd. dash from the north corner of 25th street:
and there comes Nancy Phillips approaching on the south end of 25th street. It
happens every day! Just in time to greet the late bell.
lst period-You can tell more or less who has what by the expression on his face.
Here comes Dolores Priebe, Dolores Sowa, and Joan Hartlinc trying to look wide
awake and energetic for gym class. Bertha and Bob-oh well, they always look
happy. There goes Tom McGlinn looking very grim-must be chemistry. Joyce
Babb and Mary Himmelberger look a little frantic-shorthand! Among the mad
rush of students dashing to get a good typewriter we spot Cecelia, Floyd, Delbert,
and that typing whiz, Mary Jo Roberts. It never fails-that fresh air fiend "Red"
Robertson throws open a window which is promptly closed by Judy Kase.
Bell rings for 2nd period-Here come Paul Eisenhower. Gene Line, and Don
Hafer of the boys sextette fame happily tuning up their vocal cords. Berna and
Carol are deen in conversation. Berna giggles as only Berna can. Dick Matz-
for shame! Not down the up stairway. Doris Johnson, Louise Moyer, and Marian
Eck are laughing-they must have a study hall.
3rd period-Bob Landry, Dick Gechter, and Dan Diefenderfer are headed for art
Class-Danny, those cemetery scenes are really scrumptuous! Emil Shultz and
Bing Bright, leisurely strolling after them, are ready to create their usual master-
pieces. Sandy McComas tour Alma cover creatorl is also going in the direction
of the art room, sketch pad in hand. Boom! What's dat? Those physic brains,
Duane and Nick blowing up the boiler.
4th period-"What do you want for lunch?" Nancy Rhoads can be heard shout-
ing to the gang who eats at Eck's. Here come some of our future secretaries,
Shirley Bricker, Gloria Kohl, Gertie Rhein, and Henrietta Truckermiller hurrying
to class. Mrs. Dreisbach is in for it again! Paul Jones has thought of more clever
remarks for French class. Ah, that last bell-it has finally rung.
round LLAE fock af lf. Qjemz 3'b'qlz Sckoof
To homeroom-to lockers-to lunch. Marilyn and Marvine rush to their locker,
but due to the crowded conditions within, have extreme difficulty in locating
The boys, composed of such illustrious personalities as Ray Kleinsmith, Dick
Kciser, Arthur Hill, and Bob Leinbach, to mention only a few, gather on the cor-
ner for a confab. Dave Ritter putts by in his model "A", closely pursued by
Harold Boone. Later "Rookie" Sherman puts in his appearance, announcing his
arrival with "ahh ahh" Cthat sound-you name ith. A familiar sight is .lane
Bievcr, Janice Keehn, and the Dautrich twins taking their daily constitutional.
Another everyday occurance is the noon-time get-together of the Stony Creek
gals. Gracie Herbine and Rose Heim keep things lively and everybody is happy
-everybody. in this case, Jane Lewis, Molly Keast, Janice Bowman, Ardell Clay
Cwhen she doesn't arrive on a motor scooterb, Fay Reich, Geraldine Rissmiller,
and Emma Levan. Babs and Fred stroll along in complete oblivion! You'll also
see George Mack, Tommy Stults, and Paul Hartline, cameras in hand, looking for
victims. Kate Rittenhouse "sits" with Joanne while she collects money in the
upper hall for the year book. Surrounded by a group of little admirers we see
Babb, Bachman, Hawk, Schlegel, and Englehart clad in their familiar gray and
maroon jackets, telling about their many basketball exploits. Hungry?-The
girls to help you are Ginny, Janice, Corvita, Gloria Weaver, Shirley Steinmctz, and
Louise Hauer. Their lunch bags are never empty! Among the crowd at Eck's
we spot "Tex" DeTemp1e putting a nickel in the juke box. Sitting in a booth are
Babette and Ibra chatting and sipping cokes.
Buzz-Amid the rush and clamor of eager UD students at the portals of M.P.H.S.
we hear a voice in the rear-it's Lou Levine announcing "Free beer for sale!"
Afternoon classes begin-Marilyn Leinbach and Margaret Ludwig, heads close
together, seem to be enjoying a private tete-a-tete. Nancy Stump, deeply en-
grossed in her German book, bumps into Esther Peterson-German is soon for-
gotten. In the commercial department we find Clarence Hafer, Jim Harcar, and
Richard Hassler ably assisting Mr. Carson.
Ah! that bell for assembly. Marching into the auditorium to the music of our
great band, we spy Bob Weller, president, in the clarinet section. Naughty,
naughty!-not in the front row boys. And that means you McMullen, Mell,
Miller, Monroe, Klink, and Kubovsak! And now-on with the show! Here comes
that super-colossal M. C., Sy Youngerman, loaded with jokes. Always a pleasant
treat is a song from Miriam Esslinger, accompanied by Ruth Angstadt. Two
"little boys" full of tricks, Wess Yeager and Dick Yoder fascinate us with their
feats of magic. To complete this enjoyable assembly, Sally Yohn and June Reif-
snyder do a dance specialty.
Assembly is over and we file out of the auditorium and to our homerooms. A
day at Mt. Penn is completed. For the seniors-12 years are completed.
' Belly Searle'
Betty and Shirley are at rest
Within the grave's embrace,
While yet their lovely youth is unfultilledg
Wherefore, we their classmates willed
That in this place a consecrated memorial
To mark our undying thanks that they hav
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CCIEVGIZIQZ QWIK E
First row-Ruth Gaul, Elsie Diener, Helen Chilton, Emma Billington, Pat Bice,
Harriet Brown, Sally Aicher, June Berg, Debbie Babbitt, Gretchen Dunkleberger, Jean
Second row-Jack Ennis, Janice Focht, June Faber, Phyllis Cohen. Elaine Ennis,
Emma Ganter, Jill Fink, Virginia Arters, Dorothy Carol Arnot, Joan Christman, June
Bausher, Ronald Comely.
Third row-Robert Clay, Ray Bortz, Harry Freidrick, John Esterly, John Gofus,
Leonard Griesemer, Ronald Bause, Robert Beane, William Gehring, Larry Caplan,
Albert Aron, Toni Di Blasi.
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First row-Anna Mae Hciser, Grace Haier, Shirley Herb, June Homan, Betty Lou
Hafer, Phyllis Matz, Louisa Miller, Sylvia McCoy. Stella Harcaar, Phyllis Hornihg, Mary
Second row-Leonard LeVan, Joe Marino, Robert Hertzog, Christine Hartman,
Barbara Hibshman, Barbara Haas, Sharon Hughes, Sherlyn Herbein, Shirley Mason,
Richard Knabb, John Kline, Russell Hart.
Third row-Jack McGrath, Donald Mock, Gerald Hcckman, Eddie Houp, Norman
Kreider, Charles King, Bruce McLean, Donald Leinbach, Charles Hafer, Curtis Haier,
8!6V6llfh QW!! 6
First row-Edward Pieree, Eugene Quinter, James Rohrbaeh, Glen Winter, Paul
Second row-Ronald Zeigler, Gloria Youse, Barbara Wagner, Becky Youse,
Vivian Zeigler, Peggy Nein, Janet Nagle, Joyce Quaintence, Jean Wenger, Janice Rep-
pert. Sally Sustcllo, Kenneth Wolf.
Third row-Shirley Rice, Audrey Wolfinger, Marilyn Walters, Barbara Schlegel.
Cynthia Rohn, Patsy Stiehler, Marlene Zeigler, Lucy Ruppert, Loraine Romieh, Audrey
Shurr, Martha Roberts, Joy Ridell, Marjorie Schmoyer.
Fourth row,-Paul Weller, Daniel Yoder, Charles Weaver, Robert Troxel, Robert
Wool, Walter Zubvko, Ray Seiz, Norman Weiler, Dick Seiz, William Steiff, Jack
Schaeffer, William Rittenhouse.
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First row-Jeanette Ramsey, Peter Hirst, Claire Yeager, Joan McGrath, Ronald
Pisano. Pat Griffin, Ann Sherman, Bruce Young, Lillian Duchodni.
Scccnfl row-Gloria Lawrence, Ann Fasic, Mary Lou Folk, Jackie Ganster, Jackie
Aigcldinger, Joanne Bates, Betty Heiss, Joan Kennedy.
Third row-Mr. Wentzel, Laurie Mervine, Alan Gibstein, David Shaner, David
Rcinscl, Percival Richardson, William Lloyd, Thomas Eshelman.
manila ra e
First rowHJaek Bussard, Clair Power, Mary Lou Klink, Noreen La Pearl, Jane
Groff, Joyce Kneehtel, Connie Fcssler, Patty Johnston, Shirley Griffin, Mark Brumbaeh,
Second row-Mr. Dreisbach, Shirley Homan, Marjorie Heller, Palsy Baer, Shirley
llerflieker, Joan Eifert, Sylvia Krug, Shirley Fick. Joan Campfield.
Third row-David Fehr, William Greenhalgh, William Lountzis, Ellis Edmunds,
Bruce Hotzman. Leon Krammes, Phil Jacobs, James Keller.
First row-Emmy Lou Post, Phillis Zilhart, Delores Wentzel, Yvonne Thunieh,
Sandra Shaffer, Gayle Sands, Nancy Rapp, Jeanette Reitz, Shirley Staign, Peggy Shenk
Second row-Miss Wentzel, David Nagle, Nancy Yoder, Dorothy Ruhf, Shirley
Seidel, Francis Prichert, Marcia Stupp, David Weidner, Rodney Reeder.
Third row-Charles Shaw, Mike Mascal, Robert Rachman, Heintz Newman, Jack
Ziegler. Gene Yoder, Jack Risheill, Marvin Newfer, Floyd Shade, Leon Shaedler.
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First row-Claire Caulbach, Jane Dowd, Mary Ann Hollingsworth, Pat Keifcr,
Sally Freed, Cynthia Barlinick, Barbara Hafer, Ann Hoff, Jane Kilpatrick.
Second row-Clyde Kauffman, Sam Heiser, Barbara Hinkle, Doris Breidcgam, Mr.
Wcarnc, Doris Butt, Nancy Boyer, Nelson Delp, Rommie Daughtry.
Third row-Charles Gower, Donald Allison, Marshall Kerry, Donald Bauer, John
Brobst, David Frymoyer, Edourd de Merlier, Robert Alt,
First row-Calvin Trivel, Pat Keifer, Mary Ann Snyder, Joan Kilpatrick, Ray
Simms, Jackie Winters, Stuart Severns, Marcia Stump, Shirley Miller, Mary Ann Nein
Second row--Robert Tobias, Wilma Reiser, Shirley Stettler, Patsy Stuber, Shirley
Manwiller, Shirley Zcigler, Mr. Miller, Huberta Young, Auraela La Pearl, Fren Shade,
Leith Saunders, Roxann Monoson, Elwood Rhein.
Third row-Richard Sfingas, Gene Robbins, Neil Miller, Samuel Petsch, Clair
Williams, David Romich, Ronald Young, Barry Landy, .lack Seidel, Kenneth Shockley,
Barry Stass, Robert Reitz.
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First row-Glen Lessig, Robert Rhcin, Marvin Quay, Georgia Rote, Patsy Behm,
Lee Cohen, Terry Jacobs, Philip Heffilfinger, Mary Di Blasi, Sandra Eckman, Ray
Winters, Stephen Tuck, John Moore.
Second row-Gene Stuber, Carol Johnson, Georgine Ebbert, Doris Beane, Janice
Heiss, Shirley Yoder, Joan Mock, Nancy Grube, Nancy Lee Ruth, Joan Young, Barbara
Rcitz, .lack Stuber.
Third row-Rudy Mervine, Rex Mervine, Joseph Zondlo, Ralph Ganter, Betty
Griffin, Donna Hollingsworth, Mr. Bierly, Mary Kropp, Marlise Kropp, Robert Johnson,
Rothwell Lutz, Jimmy Shoustal, Louis Andre, Rodger Herbein.
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First row-Renee Landy, Morton Sherman, Louise Robertson, Donald Yeager,
John Esterly, Peggy Nein, Nancy Grube.
Second row-Lee Cohan, Bruce Young, Mary Lou Klink, Claire Yeager, Mr.
James, Bruce McLean, Jack Bussard, Sam Heiser, Gretchen Dunkleberger.
"Student Council"-heart of the school. That was the theme of the Wcst Reading
conference held early in the school year and Mount Penn readily took up the ideas pre-
The biggest project this year was the annual C.A.R.E. drive. The clothing cola
lectcd this year far exceeded our quota of eighteen bags.
This year's officers were: Donald Yeager, President, Morton Sherman, 'Vico-
Presidentg Secretary, Louise Robertson, and Treasurer, John Esterly.
albreffes an afar uar
First row-Mary Lou Klink, Nancy Yoder, Jackie Kraft, Shirley, Janet
Second row-Louise Robertson, Jean Eiseman, Barbara Evans, Pat Brossman.
Appearing at every home basketball game, this active group with its colorful
uniforms and excellent twirling, added to the attraction of the band's clever formations.
These girls worked hard and diligently in their maneuvers at half-time, and all
at Mount Penn should feel proud of them.
First row-Marcia Stump. Mary Ann Nein, Mary llollingsworth. Sally Freed,
Barbara Reitz, Nancy Ruth, Bobby Johnson. Ray Winters. Rothwell Lutz, Sam lleiser.
Second row4Ray Simms, Maria Stupp, Emmy Lou Post, Mary Kropp. Yvonne
Thunick. Mr. Levan. lluberta Young. Phyllis Matz. June lloman, Peggy Nein. Ronald
Third row-Mary .lo Roberts. Delores Wentzel, ltlarjorie lleller, Russell Hart.
Bob Weller, Louise Ilauer, Winfield Lease, John Kline. Martha Roberts. Barbara
llibshman. Shirley Ilcrflicker.
Fourth row, Donald Allison, Bill Greenhalgh, Thomas lishclman, David Romich.
Lowrie Mervine, Carol Arnot, .lack Risheill, Paul Feldman, Bob lligh, Richard Gechter,
Fifth rowgllavid Frymoyer, David Reinsel, Percival Rieliardsogi. .lack Zeieler,
Leonard Griesemer, David Shaner. Bill Simmon, David Fehr. Charles Weaver. John
Always one of the outstanding organizations in the school, the band has com-
pleted another successful year under the direction of Mr, William Levan.
Their appearance in their snappy new uniforms added much to the spiirt of
basketball games, and their drills at half time were looked forward to by all.
As always, the highlight of the season was the spring concert, The band showed
us just how hard they worked by playing such difficult selections as Zampa Overture,
and American Salute March. Even the members will admit it was worth getting up an
houi earlier every Wednesday, if it meant playing such a fine concert.
With the loss of only seven seniors this year, the band can look forward to another
successful season next year.
Band officers were: President, Robert Weller, Vice-President. .lohn Kline: Secre-
tary, Louise Ilauerg and Treasurer. Winfield Lease.
At piano, Louise llauer, with her Jackie Kraft, vocalist.
First row-Robert Weller, ltflartha Roberts, Phyllis Matz, Mary .lo Roberts.
Second row-Paul Feldman, David Shaner, Winfield Lease, Thomas ESl'l0lllll.lI'l,
June lloman, John Klein.
Third row-Robert Landry, Ronald Ziegler, Mr. Levan.
Absent from picture, Ruth Angstadt.
An indispensible musical organization is the Dance Band. Without them the
dances after basketball games would never have been so gay. We'll never forget that
inevitable call-"Whitey VV6llCl'H+Zlft0I' every intermission, and the trouble Jackie had
with :lie microphone every time she charmed us with A'Temptation".
The band also provided the music lor all our new basketball cheer songs.
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jfaflozzaf gfoizor Soclefy
Seated-Barbara Evans, Judy Kase, Louise Robertson, Paul Jones, Louise Hauer
Sandy lVlcComas, Nancy Stump.
Standing-Duane Goldman, Ginny Homan, Marilyn Walters, John Esterly, Alice
Najarian, Alan Schlegel, Marilyn Leinbach, Jim Babb, Shirley Steinmetz, Mrs. Mack
Corvita Pachuilo, Thomas Stults. U
The National Honor Society is composed of members cf the junior and senior
classes who are chosen by the faculty on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character.
These people have met the requirements of the club and so carry out its duties
and various activities.
This year the Mount Penn group was host to the clubs of Berks County in the
Oriental Fantasy, a dance held in our gymnasium. On the more serious side, the club
also helped to elect someone to the hall of fame. Mt. Penn's nomination was Alexander
OFFICERS OF THE CLUB-President, Joan Christmang Vice-President, .lohn
Estcrly, Secretary-Treasurer, Marilyn Walters.
First row-fLcft to rightl-Louise Robertson, Nancy Phillips, associate editorg
Nancy Schneider, editor, Mr. Miller Cfaculty advisorl, Marilyn Leinbach, Alice Najarian,
Irene McComas, Patty Jo Johnston, Mary Ann Nein, Phyllis Cohan, Thomas Stults, Paul
Jones, John Esterly, associate editorg Shirley Steinmetz, Peggy Nein, Vivian Ziegler.
Pictured here we have the Penn Post staff of 1949. In January 1950, John
Esterly became editor and a new staff was organized eliminating the seniors.
The Post is published every two weeks. The job of getting the paper together is
an interesting, Cand sometimes hecticb one, carried out by a staff of student members
with the assistance of Mr. Miller, faculty advisor.
Here is the outline of the typical cycle of an issue as it is prepared for printing.
Monday articles are turned in and Monday evening the editoral staff Ccomprised of the
editor and three associate editorsl, meets to compile the material on hand and dummy
the paper-but a staff meeting is much more than just that! It is a mayhem of journal-
istic talent in a state of 'efficient confusion'. On Tuesday articles go to the typists,
and by Wednesday the paper is rechecked by Mr. Ward. Thursday it goes to the printer
to be linotyped. The actual printing of the paper takes place right in the high school
building the following Monday morning, and you receive them every other Tuesday.
Then this whole cycle starts all over again.
Much could be said about the trials and tribulations of a paper and its publica-
tions, but we will end with our best wishes for the future success of the Penn Post in
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First row- Mrs. Muck, Debby Babbitt, Sharon Hughes, Peggy Nein, Barbara
Second row-Larry Coplan, Bruce McLean, Paul Jones, John Esterly, Thomas
Debating has long been a favorite activity among schools since it brings students
together in a pro and con discussion in a democratic manner. The debates are not de-
cided in favor of one side or the other but are carried on informally.
This year's team was a very fine one and a credit to our school. Mrs. Mack may
well be proud of the work she has done with them.
If we can teach youth to discuss matters around a table, perhaps we have a better
chance for world peace.
First POW-'--luill'g2ll'Cl Ludwig, Emma Billington, Marilyn Walters, Audrey Wol-
linger. Paul Eisenhower, Janice Rcifsnyder, Donald Hafcr, Peggy Nein, June Hoinan,
Pill Brossman, Ruth Angstadt.
Second row-Joy Ridell, Jackie Kraft, Delores Sowa. Gertrude Rhein, Sally
Yohn. Mrs. White, Mary Himmelbcrger, Nancy Schneider, Nancy Phillips, Betty Lou
Third rowwVirgina Iloman. Mary Jane Lash, Molly Keast, Sylvia McCoy, Ger-
aldine Rissmiller. Nancy Rhoads, Christine Hartman, Phyllis Matz, Gloria Kohl, June
Reifsnyder, Corvita Pachuilo.
Fourth row-Marilyn Ruth, Marilyn Leinbach, Miriam Esslinger, Ruth Gaul,
Renee Landy. .lean Eisman, Debby Babbitt, Shirley Steinmetz, Marvine Shaffer, Gretch-
en Dunkleberger, Audrey Shurr.
Fifth row--Marjorie Schmoyer, Joyce Focht, Irene McComas, Elaine Ennis, Carol
Arnot. Marlene Ziegler, Joan Christman. Cynthia Rohn, Barbara Haas, June Faber.
Sixth rovv-Paul Seidel, Bruce McLean. John Esterly. Paul Jones, Ronald Bausc
Robert Troxel. Harry Fredericks.
After witnessing their excellent concert this spring, we all agree that the Senior
Chorus is again one of which we can be proud. These songsters proved to us that they
were not a group to sing one certain type of songs, for their repertoire consisted of any-
thing from the Hallelujah Chorus to Country Style, all rendered with the same quality
and perfection usually associated with professional singers.
Naturally all this was brought about only by hours and hours of rehearsals, but
Mrs. White injected just the right amount of humor, and the entire chorus reported for
every practice very willingly.
Something new was added to the chorus this year in the form of their attractive
blue and gold robes. These add just the right note of uniformity, and are to be con-
sidered a very wise investment.
We wish to take this opportunity to congratulate this year's chorus for their fine
work, and to wish next year's chorus the best of luck, and we hope they have an equally
eurzior am? .qlZf6l'llI6f2l'!lll6 fboruiea
First row-Jane Groff, Glenn Lessig, Pat Baer, Jackie Winters, Connie Fessler,
Mary Ann Nein, Barbara Hafer, Jeanette Reitz, Ray Winters, Joan McGrath.
Second row-Patty Jo Johnston, Shirley Smith, Lois Dershwin, Carol Johnson,
Georgia Rote, Mr. Dundore, Sandra Eckman, Patsy Behm, Ann Hoff, Pat Keiffcr,
Third row-Mary Kropp, Sandra Shaffer, Marjorie Heller, Shirley Stragn, Joyce
Knechtel, Joan Kennedy, Gloria Lawrence, Lillian Duchodne, Doris Kercher, Nancy
Fourth row-Jackie Ganster, Jeanette Ramsey, Delores Wentzel, Mary Lou Klink,
Shirley Griffin, Maria Stupp, Yvonne Thunick, Gayle Sands, Joan Eiffert, Sylvia Krug,
Fifth row-Nancy Grube, Jackie Aigeldinger, Joanne Bates, Claire Yeager, Ann
Fasic, Ann Sherman, Pat Griffin, Mary Lou Folk, Shirley Zcigler, Fern Shade.
Mount Penn is fortunate enough to have three choruses. The Junior Chorus of
seventh and eighth grades and the Intermediate Chorus, of ninth and tenth grades and
the Senior Chorus of eleventh and twelfth grades. The Junior Chorus is directed by
Mrs. White, while Mr. Dundore instructs the Intermediate griup. This is excellent
training for the young people who eventually will become members of the Senior
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lst row-Janice Reifsnyder, Louise Hauer, Corvita Pachuilo, Mrs. White, Nancy
Schneider, Audrey Wolfinger, Jackie Kraft.
2nd row-Miriam Esslinger, Donald Hafer, Paul Eisenhower, Ronald Bausc. John
Esterly, Paul Seidel, Joan Christman.
Absent from the picture, Gene Line.
The girls' Octette and boys' Sextette have become two widely acclaimed choral
groups at Mt. Penn. We have enjoyed their music in many assemblies, and they have
entertained several audiences at other engagements. Under the fine direction of Mrs.
White, they have new skills in music.
Left to right-Nancy Phillips, Alice Najarian, Donald Yeager, Richard Matz, Ruth
Angstadt. Judith Kase, Fred DeLong, Janice Reifsnyder, Sandford Youngerman. Kath-
leen Angstadt, Jules Levine, Paul Jones, Louise Robertson.
Behind the story of every play there is another story--the story of the people in
it-the cast-their trouble, their success and humor in the scenes backstage.
Will Fred and Judy ever forget those tender scenes that were so hard to get just
right? N0 one can say Dick Matz wasn't a versatile man on the set, filling in for every-
one who was missing-and his "line" in the play-Dick you were a sensation! There's
nothing quite like an exposed prompter to add to a play-Pete gave that curtain quite a
tug at rehearsal and there in plain view was a prompter! Of course, there were the
usual mixed up entrances and exits and missed cues that had to be ironed out. It's
doubtful if anyone would have survived if it hadn't been for refreshments bought at
Eck's. Pity the bell ringer-thank goodness the telephone and the door got straightened
out before the final performance. And, of course, no one will forget Mrs. Henderson
who was always therewpatient and competent when everything seemed in the worst kind
Thursday found thirteen mighty shaky seniors. Wednesday's rehearsal had gone
pretty good but ohhh that opening night still to come! If they were shaky on Thursday,
they were nervous wrecks on Friday. The pass word in the dressing rooms-"Oh, am I
as could be with their complexions in various
a basketball player say, "Is my makeup all
on November eighteenth. But as always, no
didn't cave in, no one fainted on stage. The
nervous!" The fellows were just as cute
shades of pink and orange. Ever hear
right?" Well you would have backstage
serious mistakes were made, the scenery
audience didn't get up and walk out-none of the expected tragedies occurred and every
one managed to live through that fateful SEVENTEENTH SUMMER.
lst row-Debby Babbit, Larry Caplan, Cynthia Rohn, Albert Aron, Peggy Nein.
2nd row-Paul Seidel, .loan Christman, Sally Aicher, Sharon Hughes, John
Ilere is the picture of the cast of this year's junior play "Just Passing By." Can
you tell by looking at the picture all the good times the cast had during the seven
weeks they prepared the play? Probably notg but if you saw the final performance, you
shared some of that fun with them.
be expected, but upon looking back at the efforts, it is not those trifles that are recalled.
Of course the cast had all the little arguments and disappointments that are to
More pleasant memories crown past difficulties. We will remember the evening re-
hearsals because they were the most exciting, and entirely enjoyable. In the darkened
school, before an empty auditorium, there was practice, practice, practice!
And we must not forget to mention the people behind the scenes. They are
really the unseen heros of any production, who help to preserve sanity in time of
stress. The prompters carried out cues and ran errands with an ever willing attitude.
We shall never forget the experience, nor the person who helped us more than we
can say. None other than the able director, Mr. Claude A. Dundore.
As a last thought we say . . . if you ever see a member of the cast on the street,
go up and say to him, "You'd better watch him Walt . . . he's slippery!" If you come
out of that alive, then by all means come see the Senior Play next year.
First row-Frederick Klink, Donald Yeager, Sandford Youngerman, Paul Jones,
John Esterly, Alan Schlegel, James Babb.
Second row-Mr. Wearne Cfaeulty advisorj, Duane Goldman, Thomas Stults, Ray
Seiz, Robert Beane, John Klein, Richard Knabb, Peter llirsh.
'Third row--Morton Sherman, Arthur Hill.
First rowkliarbara Evans, Corvita Pachuilo, Ruth Angstadt, Louise llauer, Vir-
ginia lloman, Irene McComas, Louise Robertson, Peggy Nein, Miriam Esslinger, Marilyn
Second row-Gloria Weaver, Janice Reppert, Phyllis Matz, Vivian Ziegler, Mrs.
Driesbach, Audrey Wolfinger, Joan McGrath, Joy Ridell, Barbara Schlegel.
Third row-Janice Reifsnyder, Nancy Phillips, Nancy Schneider, Shirley Stein-
metz, Marvine Shaffer, Silvia McCoy, Marjorie Schmoyer, Clair Yeager, Martha Roberts,
Fourth row-Lucy Ruppert, Fay Reich, Nancy Stump, Cynthia Rohn, Marlene
Ziegler, Mary Jo Roberts, Patsy Stickler, Nancy Rhoads, Bette Townsend.
These girls have always been regarded as one of the most active organizations
in the school, and their fine work this year has enabled them to keep that record.
They got off on the right foot in the beginning of the year by staging a member-
ship drive. Remember their little "I am one" badges that had everyone asking ques-
tions twhieh was just what the girls wantedl?
The president, Genny Homan, and her very capable cabinet, consisting of Ruth
Angstadt, Miriam Esslinger, Louise Hauer, Alice Najarian, Peggy Nein, Louise Robert-
son, Sandy MeComas, Barbara Evans, and Marilyn Walters, worked hard to present the
girls with very interesting meetings. Just a few of these were: a White Elephant Sale,
for which every member brought in some unwanted, but useful object and then auction-
First rowiltlary Jane Lash, June lloman, Sally Aicher, Emma Billington, Patsy
Bice, Betty Lou I-Iafer, Margaret Ludwig, Gloria Lawrence, Lillian Duchodni, Pat
Second row-Joan Kennedy, Debby Babbitt, Jackie Kraft, Judy Kase, Renee
Lundy. Kathleen Angstadt, Jean Eisman, Gretchen Dunkleberger, Mary Himmelberger.
Third row-Joan Chrisman, Elaine Ennis, Rose Heim, Barbara Haas, Pat Griffin,
Sharon Hughes, Ann Fasic, Jackie Aigeldinger, Mary Lou Folk.
Fourth row-Joanne Bates, Janice Focht, Carol Arnot, Phyllis Cohen, June Faber,
ed it oflg Straight A-Head for Fellowship, when every girl had her head measured and
and paid one cent to the World Fellowship Fund for every inch around her head: and
the annual religious meeting, at which a girl of each of the three faiths spoke briefly
on her religion and then answered the questions of the other girls to the best of her
All Y-Teens know the old story about all work and no play, and so to remedy this
tsituation they held a Bubble Dance. This dance combined service with pleasure, for
admission that night was one bar of soap to be sent to Europe.
Perhaps the event the senior girls hold closest to their hearts was the Senior
Farewell Party held at the end of the year. This was the last activity of the year, and
with it they bid a fond farwell to a very happy year as Mount Penn High Y-Teens.
First row-Yvonne Thunich, Delores Wcntzcl, Mary Lou Klink, Jane Groff, Nancy
Yoder. Patty Jo Johnston, Miss Wentzel, Mary Ann Nein, Terry Jacobs, Betty Griffon,
Georgia Role, Joan Kilpatrick.
Second row-Connie Fessler, Shirley Griffin, Jeanette Reitz. Joyce Knechtel,
Barbara Reitz, Carol Johnson, Shirley Smith, Sally Freed, .lane Kilpatrick, Sandra
Shaffer. Sandra Eckman.
Third row-Shirley Homan, Maria Stupp, Pat Baer, Gayle Sands, Shirley Hel'-
flieker. Shirley Zeiglcr, Mary Kropp, Nancy Grube, Marjorie Heller.
First 1'ow--flllai'ilyii llcinbucli. Boyd Briglll, Gloitu Kohl, Hose llk'lIll, George
Muck. .lone Reilsnydcr, .lane Beivcr, Richard Hassler, Shirley Bricker.
Second row-Corvita Paehuilo, Marion Eck, Delores Preibe, Barbara Iflvans
Shirley Steinnictz, Sandy MeComas, Janice Reifsnyder, Sally Ann Yohn, Joyce Babb,
Gloria Weaver, Margaret Ludwig.
Third row-Babbett Lawrence, Joan Dautrich, Janie: Keehn, Joyce Dautrich
Pnnl Iilsenliowcr, Miss Anderson Cfaeulty advisorb, Robert Landry, Donald Halen'
ldnnnzi Mae Leven, Marvine Shaffer, Ardcll Clay.
First row-Mr. Dreisbaeh, Audrey Wolfinger, Shirley Griffin, Paul Jones, Harriet
lirawn. Marian Eck, Mr. James.
Second row-Vivian Zeigler, Debby Babbitt, .lean Eisman, Nancy Schneider, Joy
ltidell. Kathy Angstadt, Nancy Rhoads, Bette Townsend, Pat Brossman.
Third I'0W+Tll0AllZl5 Stults, Marilyn Walters, Pat Bice, Alice Najarian, Judy liase.
.Iackie Kraft, Phyllis Cohen, Sally Aieher, John Esterly.
The Service Club of the school does just what its name implies-lends service to
The busiest time of the year for the club, is basketball season, at which time the
two committees trefreshment and ticket? work at all home games. Though the two
groups are both a part of one united Service Club, they work separately within them-
selves. Mr. Drcisbaeh sponsors refreshments and their sale, while Mr. James takes
charge of a ticket committee whose members sell tickets at the door and act as host.
Money made by the club is put in the school's fund.
First rowkvivian Zeiglcr, .loan Christman, Audrey Wolfingcr, Mrs. Mack
Cfaculty advisorl, Marilyn Walters, Helen Chilton, Sharon Huges, Joanne Bates.
Second row-Marcia Stump, Yvonne Thunich, Debby Babbitt, Phyllis Cohan.
Phyllis Ilorning, Sally Sustello, Janice Focht, Delores Wcntzel, Gayle Sands.
Third row-'Shirley Smith, Lois Dershwin, Donna Hollingsworth, Pat Ilafer,
Sally Aichcr, Iluberta Young, Emma Billington. Sally Freed, Mary Ann Hollingsworth.
Once again this year the Senior and .lunior Library Clubs were combined and
were directed by Mrs. Mack. Their work in the library kept it the pleasant place in the
building it is. The bulletin boards have been interesting this year and the books have
been efficiently kept, giving us a library to be proud of, and one where we could work
at our best.
First row-Thomas Stults, Mr. Shariclan, George Mack.
Second row-Paul Seidel, John Esterly, Lary Coplan.
"What a shot!"-"Hold that pose,"-"That one's a flash job"-"What size film?"
-"What time exposure?"-That's the Camera Club talking, They're just daffy for a
photo, and it's really what we call a great hobbyg so, most naturally, Mount Penn has a
club for camera fanciers. The results are lasting proof of the skill they have acquired.
You'll see these boys around school with cameras and flash bulbs in hand. track-
ing down a good shot. Some of their efforts appear in this book, so you may judge for
yourselves. We'd say pretty fine.
Gfucjio- Mszlrlf raw
Lcfi to rigllt-HLow1'ic Mcrvinc, Donald Allison, lVl1'. Palm ffaculty advisor!
Robert Bonne, Norman Wcilcr, Rodger Herbein.
First row-Peter Hirsh, Robert Beane.
Second row-Norman Weiler, Mr. Seifarth, Dick Yoder, Edward Houp.
Our stage crew is an ever ready, ever busy group in the school. Keeping stage
and auditorium equipment in order and attending to the lighting and sound during as-
semblies and plays are a few of the duties they carry out.
They are always on hand for play rehearsals to adjust props and go over cues with
the cast. Mr. Seifarth. their sponsor, keeps them occupied with numerous jobs and all
in all they prove to be an indespensible organization at Mount Penn.
MARY JO ROBERTS
SALLY ANN YOHN
Gflbouf Our owzfailzeers
Termed one of the best teams in the history of our school, the Mountaineers of
1950 ended a thrill packed season with a record of twenty wins and four losses. Every
game found the boys in there fighting with the teamwork which makes for a really
Let's take a brief trip back through the season and try to capture the exciting
moments and record them in this book to help us remember in future years.
The season began with three practice games-Sinking Spring, Mohnton, and
Wernersville, all taken by the Mounts with great ease. Our first league game was
with Hamburg, a new-comer to the Central Division. This game set the team out on a
five game winning spree, adding to their list of victims West Reading, Birdsboro,
Boyertown, and Muhlenberg. Remember that Muhlenberg game? That was the night
Mike set a new individual scoring record for the school by racking up 27 points.
This brings us up to the Christmas vacation. Did I say vacation-what about the
Alumni game? This was our first taste of defeat. The game was nip and tuck all the
way, but in the waning minutes the alumni fought with all their might and pulled ahead
to a 45-43 victory.
During our first week back at school the team faced two real tests. The first
was the home game with Kutztown, county champions, of the 48-49 season. The team
went onto the floor minus the services of Jim Babb, who was sidelined with an ankle
injury. Babby, you remember had chalked up 84 points in four games and was leading
the league scorers. As it turned out, we had nothing to fear. Al capably stepped into
J im's shoes, and the Mountaineers romped to a 53-35 victory before a jam-packed house.
This put Mt. Penn in a tie for first place with Wilson.
On Friday night we traveled to Wilson, and found our first league defeat in store.
The Prexies' tricky court, plus a team definitely out to beat us, humbled the Mounts by
a 55-50 score. The team must be commended for their spirit. They never cnce gave up,
and, even in the last minutes of play, threatened to tie the score several times.
Not discouraged by one loss, the team snapped right back into the winning
column the next week by emerging victorious over both Wyomissing and Shillington.
Meanwhile, much to our delight, Wilson traveled to Kutztown to be beaten by the
Cougars. Now Wilson, Kutztown, and Mt. Penn were in a deadlock for first place at
the end of the first half. It was decided that Wilson and Kutztown should battle it out
on our floor, K-Town won the the game and we were scheduled to face them the fol-
lowing Thursday on the Northwest court.
The halls really rang. Remember how we would suddenly burst into a cheer as
wc walked through the halls. the snappy new songs composed just for that game, and
how the rafters shook at the special pep meeting?
Loaf Our omzfaizzeers
Even a bus strike couldn't keep the Mt. Penn rooters away from this game! The
evening got off to a rousing start when the J. V.'s won their sweet revenge by coming
up from behind and defeating the Baby Cougars, first half champs, and previously un-
Then the varsity came on the floor. Their tricky passing, careful shooting, and
excellent teamwork made it impossible for Kutztown to stop them and they ran up a
For the next four games, including one with Mohnton, Western Division champs,
the boys proved they were championship material, overpowering West Reading, Birds-
boro, Mohnton and Muhlenberg .
Then came that fateful trip to Kutztown. The Cougars were set. to avenge their
two previous defeats, and once they got started there was no stopping them! We came
home that night on the short end of a 67-34 count.
After that, the boys got back on the winning list again, and we watched them
chalk up victories over Wilson, Wyomissing, Shillington, and Hamburg.
That. Shillington game! Our last home game, the last time the boys would play
together on the home floor. Remember how we sat on the edge of our seats during
that whole game watching the much improved speed boys give our team a real fight?
We'll never forget Sy's set shot in the last minute-the shot that enabled us to squeeze
by them 49-47!
Buddy finished the regular season in real style by coming through with 32 points
at Hamburg, breaking Mike's record set earlier in the year. This seemed to be a year
for setting records. Not only two individual scoring records, but also the entire first
string, Mike, Buddy, Babby, Jim, and Sy, all scored well over 100 points apiece, a very
Now we had to get ready for the big game with Kutztown, the second half champs.
This game was to decide who was to receive the league championship. Again we put
our brains to work-composing songs, writing cheers, and making signs. That. big sign
we hung in back of our cheering section left little to the imaginat.ion - WE WERE
FROM MT. PENN!!
How can we forget that sinking feeling, as Kutztown pulled farther and farther
ahead! But anyone who saw the game will remember that although losing by a con-
siderable margin the team never stopped fighting until the last gun sounded.
Congratulations are in order for both Mr. Zimmerman and the entire squad. It
took a truly excellent team to beat them, and although they have no banners to prove
their success, the example they set in team and spirit will long be remembered by all
who saw them play, and especially us, their classmates. They taught us the true mean-
ing of "Sportsmanship . . . the will to win, the way to lose."
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First row-Jack Ennis, Wess Yeager, Jack Ziegler, Dicn Seiz, Donald Leinbach.
Second row--M1'. Bierly tcoachl, Bill Simmon, l.einard Griesemer, Joe Marino,
'I'ony Di Blasi, Ray Seiz managerb.
Ronald Pisano, absent. from picture.
Although the Junior Varsity Basketball team took no championships, and won no
titles, they played a first class brand of basketball.
In the first half of league competition they won all their games except the home
game with Kutztown. They lost this game by only two points, and the game gave them
the runner up spot in the first. half standing.
Mount Penn and KLltZt0Wll'S Varsity teams ended in a deadlock for the first half
of league competition. In a play-off game, on the Northwest Junior High court, the two
J. V. teams met in a non-titular preliminary game. The Mount Penn team won by a de-
cisive score. This game did give the team a moral victory, and proved that they still
had the ability to win the second half, and perhaps even the county crown.
They started off the second half at full stride, but due to injuries to many of the
regulars, they lost a few close games. When there was no mathematical possibility ot'
the team winning the second half Coach Bierley moved up some ninth and tenth grade
players to the Varsity team.
The prime purpose of Junior Varsity basketball is to build players for future
Varsity teams. The ability that these young boys showed in the games in which they
participated, gives us the promise of many good basketball teams in the near future.
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Ii'1cclii1gfl'ctci' llcrsh, John Cznnpficlcl, Bill Lountzis, Bruce Young.
Slzznilingmilcnu Yoder, Ellis Edmonds, David Fehr, Mr. Sharidan, Phil Jacobs,
Lil' rio Mcrvinc, Miko Masul.
First row- lliek Seiz, Duane Goldman. Bob Weller, Delbert Shurr, Calvin Engle-
harl, Mike llawk, Al Sehlegel, .lim Babb, .lim Bachman, Tom Mc Glinn.
Second row-Mr. Purnell teoachl, Bruce Young, Dick Gechter, Russ Hart, Edgar
Miller. Ronald Pisano, William Lloyd, Floyd Glase, Peter Hirst, Thomas Stults tmana
The baseball team this year showed plenty of ability and an abundance of good
players. The team was in all ways "on the ball". Their coach Mr. Purnell gave them a
preat deal of helpful advice which improved their game tremendously.
The first game of the season with Shillington put them on a down hill start when
they lost 8-2 but they came back fighting to beat West Reading 8-5, Wilson 10-1, Wyo-
missing 6-1, Shillington again 8-4 and another repeat win over Wilson 6-4.
Their spirit of cooperation and good sportsmanship carried them through a very
occer ' cam
lfirst l'0W-A-R0l7f'1'l McMullen. Tom Mctllinn, Dick Seiz. Mike Hawk, llarold
Boone. Delbert Shurr, Calvin Englehart.
Second row-Mr. Zimmerman, Alan Schlegcl, .lim Baclnnan, Donald De'l'cn1plc,
liruce Mcliean, Fred Klink, Mr. Bicrly.
Third row-Albert Aron, Sanford Youngerman, Thomas Stults, Cmanagerl,
Jules Levine. Russell Hart.
The Mt. Penn soccer team finished an excellent season wit.h a league record of
live wins and three losses, plus two ties. This gave them the Central Division Title.
Sparkccl by many h0ld'overs from last year and a new group of players, the team came
through with a victorious and very successful season.
Both the boys and the coaches should be commended for their ability in winning
the Central Division Title and therefore bringing Mt. another trophy.
The scason's scores:
Schedule They We
Amity ..... . 0 2
Robesonia . . . . 1 0
Birdsboro . . . . 1 1
Mohnton . . . . 0 1
Amity ..... . 1 4
Robesonia .... . 1 0
Birdsboro .... . 1 1
Mohnton ..... . 3 1
Wernersville . . . 0 2
Wernersville . . . . 0 2
First rowfliuss Ilart, Wess Yeager, Paul Jones, Edgar Miller, George Mack,
Second rowf-Mr. Wearne Ccoachl, Leonard Griesmer, Paul Hartline, Ronald
Ziegler, Alan Gibstein, Robert Wool, Tony DiBlase Cmanagerb.
The Mount Penn lligh School thin clads made an impressive showing in all the
meets in which they participated. Although there was a lack of material, there was
a great interest and many good individual showings were made.
Coach Wearne's advice and tips W01'C of great value to the boys and they showed
great improvements due to his skillful coaching.
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1"u'st rownllune lloman. Martha Ilohcrts. Mary Jo Robcrts, Rose Ileim. Emmy
Lou Post, Barbara Sehlcgcl.
Second row-Patty Jo Johnston, .Ioan McGrath, Sarah Aichcr, Mrs. Linclcrman,
'ferry Jacobs. Barbara lIat'cr, Mary Ann Ncin.
Among: the new organizations at Mount Penn wc have thc Girls' Athletic Asso-
ciation. The purposc ot' this group is to promote thc athlctic activities. health and
sportsmanship. among the girls in our high school.
The officers elected for this ycar wcrc: Mary .lo Roberts, prcsiclcnt: Rose llcim.
vicc prcsidcntg and June Iloman, secretary-trcasurcr.
This year was spent mainly in thc organizing of thc group, and thcy havc high
hopes ot' making it a big: success,
Qsirfs M1i'sz'fy jgrlsknfbrlff
First row--.lune llonmn, Mary l,ou Folk. .loan lllelirzith. Louise llziuer. l':it Grit'-
lin. B:irh:irn Sehlegel, Marlene Zeigler.
Seeonrl row--Gloria Weaver. Ann Ifasie. Mary .lo lloherts tinziiiuglerm. Mrs. l,in-
flermnn, Flnire Yeager. Sylvia Mc-Voy.
Thirrl i'ow-f-llni'lmi'zi llilmshmzm, .loan llnrtline, .lune Fzilner. Mfirtlm Ilolierts.
This year the girls' varsity lnaisketbull team elosecl their season in thirtl plaiee.
Although not always victorious. the girls, sparked hy the zissistanee of their eziptziin.
Louise Hauer, :incl their Coach, Mrs. Linclcrman, never lost hope :incl kept up their fine
enthusiasm and sportsmanship.
l'onsiclerin1,1 the loss of inziny ol' lust years players. the girls put up some fine
opposition for the other tezims in the league,
Those girls lost through grafliiation are: Louise llziuer. .Ioan llzirtline. and Gloria
We think that Mt. Penn can look for a strong.: team next year with the younger
girls that are now playing. We wish them the best of luek in the coming year.
Schedule They We
West Reading . , , , . . 36 39
Mohnton ..,,.,. . . , 42 38
Wilson ........ . , , 53 47
Shillington .... . . . 49 G0
West RC2lfllI15.I .. 27 30
Mohnton ...,.. . . . 47 36
Wilson .,... . . . 51 39
Shillington .. ... 43 45?
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lfir:-t rouw 'Corvita Pau-liiilio, Shirley Sleinnietz. Louise llauer. Marvine Shaeffer.
.lainee lleifsnyder. Ginny lloinan, Gloria Weaver.
Second row-Y-.lean liisinen tmanagerl, Barbara llilmslnnen, Ann Fasic, Mrs. Lind'
erinan teoaehl. Pat Griffin, Ann Sherman. l.ouise Robertson.
'l'hird rotvf- Sylvia ltlet'oy, Barbara Sehlegel. Martha Roberts. Mary .Io Roberts,
linnny l.ou Post. Clair Yeager
The girls' hockey team. operating lor the seeond eonseeutive year in the sports
history ot Mount llenn. started in the latter half of the season. to give quite a favorable
lCneouraged hy their captain, Marvine Shaffer, and their eoaeh. Mrs. Linderman.
the girls were not diseouraged by their defeats, and never gave up trying to hold their
opponents down to a loxv score. The improvement of the team was shown when they
upset the ltlohnlon champs in an exhibition game, 2-tl.
The girls who played their last season for Mt. Penn are: Marvine Shaffer. Ginny
llonian. .laniee lteitsnyder. Mary .lo Roberts. Shirley Steinmelz, Corvita l'aehuilo. Gloria
Weaver. and l,ouise llaueit.
'l'hese girls are really to be congratulated tor their untiring efforts and good
sportsmanship. We are all looking.: forward to the coming season when we hope to see
many more victories and a very prosperous team.
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First row-Doris Johnson. Shirley Steinmetz, Mary Jo Roberts, Ginny Homan,
lilarvine Schaeffer, Rose Heim, Joan Hartline, Esther Petersen.
Second row-Marline Ziegler, Ann Sherman, Sylvia Mc Coy, Emmy Lou Post.
l'atty ,Io Johnston, Mrs. Linderman, Gloria Youse, June Homan, Clair Yeager, .Iune
Faber, Ann Fasic.
Giving the best performances of any of the other girls' varsity sports, the girls'
volleyball team closed their nearly triumphant season in second place, with only two
losses. They managed to tie the league standings by defeating Wyomissing in the first.
,of two games. In the second one. which was to decide the championship team, they
were defeated by one heartbreaking point.
The girls once again had as their captain, Ginny Hoinan, who was always there en-
couraging them to victory.
We all feel proud of these girls for their undying efforts and good sportsman-
ship. and hope to have a fully victorious season next year.
Those girls lost through graduation are: Ginny Homan, Marvine Shaffer. Mary
.Io Roberts, Esther Peterson, .Ioan Hartlinc, Doris Johnson, Rose Helm, and Shirley
Schedule They We
Shillington .. .. 9 36
Muhlenberg .... . . . 19 20
Mohnton ...,.. . . . 28 22
West Reading ... ... 28 37
Wilson ....,.. .... 1 8 28
Mohnton ..... . . . 30 32
Wilson .... ... 21 35
Shillington ..,. ... 10 49
Muhlenberg ..., .. . 14 40
Sinking Spring . . . . . 6 50
Sinking Spring ... ... 5 58
West Reading ... ... 17 25
Wyomissing . . , . . . 19 24
Wyomissing . . . . . . 23 22
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Varsity Squad'-flop rowif-Bzii'lJui':i Wagner, Juno R0ll'snytlvr. Audrey Shurr
Sylvia Mt-Coy. Sully Ami Yohn, Betty Lou llulor.
Jr. Varsity Squudwtliottom l'0WJf---Allll Slit-rm:ui. Clair YCLIQOF, Nancy Yotlviy
Mary Lou Klink, Putty .Io Johustoii.
Our clic-ci'leaiclc1's, this your took their job seriously and did more than just root
for the home team. They were un1Luissudo1's of good will and carried out our plzm for
Both toulns :irc to ho commondt-cl lor thoir oxcvllvnt sportsmamship and coopera-
tion that they gguvo in the past season.
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Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Dautrich
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Esslinger
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hauer
and Mrs. William Kreidler
Mr. and Mrs. William Levan
Mrs. George Mack
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Najarian
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne H. Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Roberts
Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Schneider
Miss Ellen Anderson
and Mrs. Oren Angstadt
and Mrs. James Babb
Mr. E. L. Barth
and Mrs. Lee Bierly
and Mrs. Harold Boone
and Mrs. Robert L. Boone
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bowman
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Bright
Mrs. Magdalene Ludwig
Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Matz
Mrs. Sara Mack
Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. McComas
Mrs. Robert Mock
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miller
Albert C. Moyer
Mr. Edwin F. Palm
Mr. and Mrs. William I. Purnell
Mrs. H. Oldknow Brossman
Mr. and Mrs. John Carson
Mr. and Mrs. Dodson Dreisbach
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dundore
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. James N.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs.
P. H. Dyatt
Ibra S. Fancher
John A. Hawk
Fred A. Howard
George F. Johnson
Paul E. Jones
J a'nes W. Kase
Henry C. Keist
Chester F. Kleinsmith
Charles F. Klink
Alexander P. Landry
MY. and Mrs.
and Mrs. Carl Priebe
and Mrs. Harry Reich
Mr. and Mrs. D. Earl Reifsnyder
and Mrs. Russell Rhoads
and Mrs. Edward Rismiller
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Rittenhouse
and Mrs. Harold I. Robertson
Miss Jeanne A. Ruth
Mr. and Mrs.
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Mr. and Mrs
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Mrs. Lucy C.
Mrs. Iona M.
Miss Jean D.
Mr. and Mrs.
A. LeRoy Schlegel
Charles S. Schlegel
Henry W. Shaffer
John L. Sharidan
Leon H. Shurr
C. Raymond Smith
Thomas P. Stults
Roscoe H. Ward
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. Edward Weaver
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond V. Weaver
Miss Geraldine Wentzel
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob D. Wentzel
Mrs. Helen White
Mrs. Lela Leinbach
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Leinbach
Miss Doris Lelnenger
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Linderman
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Yeager
Mr. and Mrs. Irving A. Youngerman
Mr. and Mrs. David Zimmerman
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20 NORTH FIFTH STREET 1
READING, PA. f
2100 Perkiomen Avenue
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C L A I R ' S
A lu Z LURRICATION
STONY CREEK MILLS, PA.
For 40 Years Reading's Most
Popular Meeting Place
537-547 PENN STREET
JOHN F. LUTZ, Inc.
FURNITURE AND FLOOR COVERINCS
ESTERLY, PEN N A.
WHEN YOU THINK OF FOOD
Think of . . . SH ELLH ANINI ER
S T U M P ' S
Mt. Penn Meat Market
13 NORTH 23I'd STREET
Q3 miles East of Reading on
E. J. SHELLHAMMER
34 S. Fourth St., Reading, Pa.
Dial Res. 3-3628
L. LESLIE MAURER
Watrlunalfcr and ,I8lUl?ll?I'
38 North Eighth Street
Men's Sportswear Tuxedo Rental
FIFTY - FIFTY
Cleaners and Tailors
S. A. Curro, Prop.
Fourth and Spruce Streets
M. 832 FHA NRI ,I N STN IQICT
RALPH s. DICKERSIN, P1-opriet
P RIN TIN G
BI--XDGES - BUTTONS - RIBBONS
PHONE '3 1170
When You Think of Furniture . . . Think of . . .
726-728 PENN STREET I
Celebrating Our 39th Year
J. W. LEINBACH
2239 PERKIOMEN AVENUE
Congratulations to the
Class of '50
KEYSTONE STORE I
25th and GRANT STREETS
T, I-HT, J. C. WALTERS
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720 WASHINGTON ST.
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and ACCESSORIES I
Phone 3-9493 I
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for you But when thousands find a cer-
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one hog el
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you whether or not
iudgmunt ol thou
lands of other
ulen agrees :ith
tho verdict ol your
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I T' POTATUCHIPS
DIAL READING 3-7472 -- 2-5101
P O M E R O Y' S
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BOYS DEPARTMENT-O111' Street Floor Department for the wall-
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6:00 to 6:30 P.M.
CARL G. LORAH
22nd and HOWARD BLVD.
For . . . THE FINEST IN
MENS WEAR. . . T110
549 PENN STREET
J. M. KASE, Inc.
GLASS for Every Purpose
1900 CENTRE AVENUE
A. B. SAUSSER
HHCI SON S. JOHN REED
Roofing - Sheet Meinl Work MOBILOIL GAS
ELM AND REED STREETS
2200 HOWARD BOULEVARD
PflI'fil'lllClf People Call
4f7LEAN5ERS AND UYERS
W. F. DREHS
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RALPH M. LIEBY
543 COURT STREET ffgvfll
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Phone 926 Penn Avenue
5-9376 Wyomissing, Pa.
K A G E N ' S
641 PENN STREET
For . . .
B A U M A N ' S
C A N D Y
7 NORTH SIXTH STREET
MT. PENN DINER
K O H L ' S
307 PENN STREET
For Smart Slyfes-
FOR GOOD QUALITIES
Visit . . .
WARREN P. RUTH LEADING
Your Churrlz and Home CLOTHIERS
CROLL 85 KECK
113 NORTH 23rd STREET
Hes! of l,1u'.l.' In .-H1 My
820 PENN STREET
DIAMONDS - WATCHES
I CONGRATULATIONS TO TIIE CLASS OF '50
AVL PENN TRUST COMPANY
I 23rd and PERKIOMEN AVENUE
, "Wlwrr' CIIISIIIIIIPTS Swul Tl1r'1'r
Comphments of , , ,,
L. .I. LAND, Inc.
I G R E E N F I EL D
I MM I RILAL MALHINERY Furniture Market, Inc.
STONY CREEK MILLS, PA. 340 PENN STREET
A H Founded 1912 ,WLM
I Compnmentsof MORRIS KREITZ
S, IUC. and
Cleaners and Dyers RUSIIUILSIIII6 Mover.-s
MIDLAND AVENUE Albert H. KI'9if,Z, Manager
STONY CREEK MILLS, PA. 619 SPRUCE STREET
Phone 4-3035 READING- PA-
I SANDING WINDOW SHADES
VENETIAN BLINDS RUG BINDING
3604 ST. LAWRENCE AVENUE
Says the Class of '50 . . . Visit
WM. A. SALZMAN
Elgin - Hamilton
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry
3812 N. 9th Street, Reading, Pa
2100 HOWARD BLVD.
READINGS Compliments of
IOOKZJ FRIGIDAIRE STORE
19-21 NORTH 9th STREET
23rd illld GRANT STREETS
THA- 749 Penn ftrccf
6 svonrs WEAR
"The Cvlzwlvry lffflllfiflllu
"GOOD LUCK" from
8th and Penn Streets
CONGRATULATIONS T0 THE CLASS UI" '50
ENTERPRISE FURNITURE FACTORY
727 PENN STREET READING, PENNA
GLAZE PAPER CO
NIERRITT BUILDING HEADQUARTERS
LUIVIIIEII H MILLWUHK - PAINT - KITCHENS
FOURTH AND SPRUCE STREETS, READING, PENNA.
I . 20. '
I, -7 1
JUNIOR MISS FASIIIONS
120 NORTH FIFTH STREET
RUSSELL G. KLEIN
GULF OIL PRODUCTS
23rd and PERKIOMEN AVE.
XT X cf n o
71:2 .ipofzisrnaak 81012
Corner 9th and Penn Streets
1. Qgervi ' 'em y
448 PENN STREET
2200 PERKIOMEN AVENUE
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SCHOFER'S QUALITY BAKERY, INC.
S O W A ' S
AN APPLIANCE FUI-I EVEIIX' IIOIXIE
150 NORTH NINTH STREET
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I II-08-AIIO Penn Struct
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unction Phila. Pike-Boyertown
C I T Y
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R. J. Drexler, Prop.
GAS - OIL - TIRES
ACCESSORIES - COLD DRINKS
Phone Reading 3-9593
Phila. Pike - Route 422
10 NORTH NINTH STREET
611 PENN STREET
2726 PERKIOMEN AVENUE
Conzplinzenls of MT. PENN GRILLE
2577 PERKIOMEN AVENUE
W E I N E R ' S
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759 PENN STREET
G O L L ' S
1200 CARSONIA AVENUE
CLASS OF '50
A D D E S S O
SI-IGE SERVICE I
Com plete I
25 NORTH 23rd STREET
FRANK YODER, Inc. I
Plumbing and Sheet Metal A
Shops - 2230 Perkiomen Ave. .
Showrooms - 2234 Perkiomen Ave. .
MT. PENN, READING, PA. '
Phone 2-1371 I
Norge Appliances Electric Clocks and Controls a Specialty I
PAUL R. ESHELMAN
Sales, Sarnia' and Wiring
107 North 23rd Street
Mt. Penn, Reading, Pa.
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