Muhlenberg High School - Muhltohi Yearbook (Laureldale, PA)
- Class of 1953
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Class of 1953
MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOGL
ALMA MATER 4 to most of us the term is commonly
associated with our school song. However, in Latin it signi-
fies Hbounteous motherf, given by the Romans to certain
goddesses -A Ceres, goddess of plenteous harvests and to
Cybele, goddess mother of man and giver of the arts- and
now applied to schools regarded as the "foster motheru of
those who have attended them.
Following this same line of thought, we have chosen gods
and goddesses as patrons of the various phases of our school
life, while the lines of our school song have been interwoven
with our school activities.
Our thoughts are held in loving thrall
To this, our honored Hall.
Within these Walls we've pondered o'er
The paths that lead to All.
The best that Wisdom gives, we gotg
f - The prize belongs to all.
Our loyal friendship's flower divine
That bides in Blue and Gold.
Then here's a rousing shout to her
And to her colors bold.
We'll e'er be true and loyal to
The noble Blue and Gold.
PHYLLIS TURNER JAMES SHEEHAN
With sincere admiration, we, the Class of 1953, dedicate
our Muhltohi to two of our classmates, Phyllis Turner and
James Sheehan, who have displayed a steadfast deter-
mination to complete their high school education despite
serious physical handicaps. Now, having succeeded in
their efforts, they are being graduated With us this June
as esteemed members of the Class of 1953. May We take
inspiration from their courage and perseverance.
e Minerva- goddess of Wisdom, to Whom the Romans
paid tribute, inspired in them the desire for learning so that
they might be able to go forth in the World giving others
of their understanding and wisdom. She represented the
finest ideals - learning, Wisdom, justice, and righteous
warfare. The arts of peace especially were her particular
care. Through her, men Were trained in handicrafts,
agriculture Was made to flourish, and arts and letters were
So has our faculty done for us. As we leave these halls
we look to these, our inspirers, appreciating how they have
worried and struggled with us so that We might be successful
when We follow our chosen paths in life.
As We stop and think a moment, many pleasant mem-
ories return to us of helpful things they have done. Mr.
Boyer, Whose guidance as our class adviser helped us over
the rough spots in our class ventures . . . the skillful way in
which Mrs. Ramsay directed our junior class play and Mr.
Koch our senior play . . . Miss Knauss's help in keeping our
yearbook plans Within the bounds of practicality . . . Miss
Rahn's guidance and advice in our vocational problems
. . . Mrs. Curley's assistance with the senior Write-ups and
commencement . . . and Mr. Schmehl, our principal, who
was ever striving for our betterment and the improvement
of our school.
"The best that wifdom giver, we'we got . .
Seatfd: Seyfert, Cox, Boyer, Trout, Melick, Stoudt.
Standing: Crumbling, Rentschler, Rothermel.
Muhlenberg Township School Boorcl
DR. JACK E. COX CHARLES A. TROUT HAROLD A. STOUDT ADAM H. RENTSCHLER
Preridfvzt Secrztary Vicz-Przfidfnt Treafurer
1951-1957 1951-1957 1947-1953 1949-1953
EARL A. BOYER ARTHUR C. MELICK JOSEPH W. SEYFERT
1949-1955 1949-1955 1947-1953
CHARLES S. CRUMBLING DANIEL G. ROTHERMEL
CHARLES S. CRUMBLING KERMIT H. SCHMEHL
B.S.. Albright College Pl1.B., Mulmlenberg College
NLS. in Ed., Cornell University lVl.S. in Ed., University of Pennsylvania
, if .
GRACE M. LONG CLARA K. OXENREIDER ETHEL I. SHANER
Secremry to Superintendent Secrfiary to Superintendent Secrmzry to Principal
McCann Business School Inter-State Commercial College Wyomissing High School
New Office Furniture Sfreomlines School "Hub"
Our busy office staff is the hub of our school from which all major
activities and scholastic achievements are begun . . . Mr. Crumbling, our
superintendent, together with Mr. Schmehl, our principal, and the board
of directors constitute the administrative team . . . the three harried sec-
retaries, care for the myriad of details necessary to the smooth operation of
a school district comprising 83 teachers . . . the pay telephone which was
installed in the hall helped eliminate some of the traffic in the office . . . the
face-lifting of the office, a project of several years, was completed with the
installation of attractive and up-to-date office furniture of gray metal.
Thi: if what maker the whfelr go round.
GRACE L. GOOD
3 Washington Sanitarium and Hospital
JEAN B. CURLEY
A.B., Albright College
Sfniorr collabomtz on yfarboole write-upf.
Sfudy of English Provides a Means for Self-Expression
The English Department strove to develop our backgrounds in the
field of literature and to perfect our skill in oral and written grammar . . .
seniors went as far back as the fifth century for their source of literature and
eventually arrived at the seventeenth century to read the tragedy of
"Hamlet,' . . . "Tale of Two Citiesn caused many seniors to chew on their
well-manicured nails . . . diagraming left many ofthe senior boys in a state of
disgust . . . senior write-ups proved a problem to those who needed descriptive
adjectives . . . Juniors brought many interesting souvenirs from home and told
the stories behind them . . . sophomores stumbled through Portia's famous
speech in the "Merchant of Venice".
JAMES A. MARTIN CAROLYN I. TREXLER
Englirh Englirh, fournalifm
A.B., Elizabethtown College B.S. in Ed., Kutztown State Teachers
M.A., University of Wisconsin College
MIRIAM E. MOYER ESTELLA E. HARRIS
Englijh Engluh, Hulory
B.S. in Ed., Kutztown State Teachers A'B" Wllson College
Mrs. Harrisls ninth grade classes found that after talking into. the tape
recorder they d1dn't sound quite as they thought . . . freshmen Were given their
first glimpse of Shakespeare in reading "Julius Caesar". . ."Water, Water
everywhere" was chanted by many ninth graders . . . Miss Moyer prepared
her eighth graders for their later years by giving them a taste of different
languages-French, German, and Latin . . . the "Prince and the Pauper"
and "Evangeline, were read and analyzed by the pupils in the eighth grade
. . . Mrs. Ramsay's seventh grade tots combined study With pleasure by
dramatizing stories with puppets . . . technical grammar was disliked by all
classes . . . We were impressed with the necessity for adequate self-expression
in all our undertakings.
Seventh gmderr pull the' rtringf.
HAZEL A. RAMSAY
A.B., Albright College
M. CATHERINE WERTZ JOHN E. HARRIS
Ciwicf, Hiftory Hixtory
B.S. in Ed., Lebanon Valley College B.S. in Social Studies, Schuylkill College
Sfudenfs Learn fo Be Good Cifizens in 0 Democracy
History-a study of the past and the effect it has on the present as Well
as on the future . . . the goal toward which the teachers in the department
strove is-to produce better citizens by giving the students a clearer under-
standing of past events, politics, and World situations . . . ancient peoples
living in the Near East, highlighted especially by Egypt and her Nile,
introduced our students to the study of history in grade seven . . . soap
carvings of famous Greek architectural treasures made the journey into
Greece more realistic . . . eighth graders visited the Ancient World with
Marco Polo and sailed to the New World with Columbus and Pizarro . . .
they marched from Valley Forge to Gettysburg and listened here to Lincoln's
unforgettable classic...ninth graders "toured,' Pennsbury Manor and Went
with Penn as he made treaties with the Indians and beat them in athletic
Seeking trzaxures from ancient worldf.
EDITH E. STAUDT
A.B., Ursinus College
M.A., Columbia University
ESTHER M. WILLITVS '
B.S., in Ed., West Chester State Teachers
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The sophomores were entangled in the meshes of the Renaissance as
they struggled with the great masters, such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and
Leonardo da Vinci . . . they were captivated in fancy by Napoleon as he
galloped over Europe and met his defeat at Waterloo . . . eleventh
graders attended the Constitutional Convention, listened to the debates,
watched the colorful figures of Franklin and Gouverneur Morris as our
Constitution gradually took shape . . . they followed the infant nation as it
stumbled and groped along the way which led to world power . . . seniors
delved more deeply into the functions and makings of our government and
its various departments . . . special reports introduced economic, social, and
political problems which face our people today . . . glimpses beyond our
country, via a study of the United Nations, showed to us that we have much
to give to a tired, hungry world.
MILDRED H. PRUTZMAN DONALD L- FETTERMAN
Hirtory, Civir: CWW5, Hlffofy
A.B., Hood College B.S., Ursinus College
JASON W. WHITE i
B.S. in Ed., Bucknell University
M.S., University of Michigan
Mathematicianf meafurf flag pole.
Logarifhms Mysfify Mofhemoficicms
"Calculating" department provided numerical reasoning exercises for all
grades . . . courses strove to prove that mathematics develops mental capacity
to draw sound conclusions, an ability useful in any situation . . . "greenies"
cultivated proficiency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
. . . attempted to "conquer" Worksheets . . . eighth graders filled their heads
with formulas and interest rates . . . they also learned how to handle future
bank accounts by Writing checks and deposit slips . . . freshmen had choice of
General Math, Junior Business, or Algebra I . . . business students "absorbed"
details of life insurance and social security.
JAMES R. BROKENSHIRE DAVID F. OWEN
B.S., Franklin and Marshall College B.S. in Ed., East Stroudsburg State
ROBERT D. SHIPE, I
Director of Azfhleiies
B.S., Albright College
R, oL1v1A C, M. RUFF'NER
Mathematzrr, fr. Burmerr
Ph.B., Brown University
M.S. in Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Ninth and tenth grade algebra classes put their x's and y's to practical
use by measuring height of school flag pole . . . commercial arithmetic was
sophomores . . . geometricians investigated the "angles" of pro-
positions and originals . . . tested their geometric vocabulary by solving
crossword puzzles . . . trig "scholars"Were introduced to shortcuts??? in
obtaining solutions by use of logarrthms . . . bravely coped with fundamental
. . every course contributed to the growth of logical thinking
Eighth grader: ,ftudy Pythagorean Theorem.
Shops' attract fr. High boyf.
Industrial Arfs Stress Pracficolify
Working with the hands, proper use and care of materials and tools are
the principles taught to all students in woodshop and mechanical drawing
. . . consumer education Cwhat to look for when buyingj is stressed in both
classes . . . seventh graders were introduced to woodshop by making orna-
mental wheelbarrows . . . small jeweled cedar chests and.knick-knack shelves
were the projects of the eighth grade boys . . . senior high students worked
on more complicated projects such as coffee tables, gun cases, and modern
desks . . . freshmen and sophomores were taught the fundamentals of drafting
in mechanical drawing . . . juniors learned drawing preparatory for engineering
or drafting fields . . . designing their own homes was the task of seniors . . .
students in this department were also taught designing, tracing, and blue-
QUENTIN R. KEATH JAMES B' SHANER, JR
Mzchanical Drawing W00d SIZOP
B.S. in ECL, Millersville State Teachers Williamson Trade SCh00l
ROBERT K. HARTZELL ROBERT J- WINTERS
B.S. in Industrial Arts,
Millersville State Teachers College
M.Ed., Pennsylvania State College
- B.S. in Industrial Arts,
Millersville State Teachers College
An active interest in industrial life, and in methods of production and
distribution is an aim in both metal shop and graphic arts . . . equipment
that has been purchased for our new graphic arts department includes power
press, paper cutter, and typesetting stands . . . metal shop students were
instructed in the fields of bench metal, sheet metal, and art metal . . . juniors
were taught the history of printing, parts of a piece of type, and various
projects which can be executed in graphic arts . . . seniors enjoyed the art of
making posters, tickets, programs, letterheads, and their own name cards
. . . copper vases and trays, watering cans, utility boxes, and door knockers
were projects ofthe metal shop . . . pupils learned to take an attitude of pride
and interest in their ability to do useful things and their readiness to assist
others when help is needed.
Printer: learn to un' new press.
IDA L, EBLING DOROTHY J. BOYER
Home Eamomim Home Eronomirf
B.S., Pennsylvania State College B-S- in Home Economics
Ed.M., Temple University Cedar Crest College
Refrigerofor-Freezer Added fo Home Ec. Equipmenf
This year proved to be a very busy one for future homemakers . . . the
"greenies" sewing projects showed considerable progress . . . cooking classes
enjoyed assisting in the preparation of home-made cookies for the Christmas
teas . . . seniors resorted to knitting, crocheting, and embroidering as a club
activity . . . Bachelors' Club full-course dinner proved successful . . . dishes
were prepared ahead of time and frozen in the department's new refrigerator-
freezer combination . . . notebooks were compiled in both cooking and sewing
classes as part of consumer education . . . annual fashion show, which was
presented in assembly, was enjoyed by the entire school as the models dis-
played their smart apparel.
Seamftreffef model for fayhion Jhow.
ALTA H. HORTON HENRY F. HOFFMAN, JR.
Vocal Mufir Imtrumental Mufic
B.S. in Public School Music, B.S. in Music Ed., Lebanon Valley
Mansfield State Teachers College College Conservatory of Music
Muhlenberg "Seal" of County Tryoufs
Music required in junior high to give students a taste of music apprecia-
tion and group singing . . . members of senior high girls' and boys' choruses
chosen by auditions and individual recordings . . . newly-organized junior
high chorus rehearsed during activity period every Wednesday . . . these three
choruses participated in spring concert with Mixed Chorus . . . seniors
received tests to determine innate or latent musical pitch and ability . . .
instrumental aspirants from the grades and high school given lessons in pre-
paration for membership in the school band . . . brass sextet "made the
rounds" of the township on Christmas Eve playing Christmas carols . . . special
quartet, composed of three clarinets and a tenor sax, performed for P-TA . . .
over 1,500 county musicians "tried out" at Muhlenberg, January 14 and 15,
for participation in County Band, Orchestra, and Chorus concerts.
Afpirant: warble for County Choruf jucigzf.
ELLA M. BRESLER E. BRAINERD REINERT
B-S-, Albright College B.S. in Ed., Kutztown State Teachers
College Jhjfzj kj!
World Knowledge Gained Through Use of Maps, Displays
To know the World is the aim of the geography classes . . . seventh
graders begin by learning the physical features of Berks County and advance
to the study ofthe entire Western Hemisphere . . . eighth grade classes study
European and Asiatic countries-their living habits, dress, principal foods,
and chief occupations . . . England has been given special attention because of
the forthcoming Coronation of Queen Elizabeth.
Learning about the "land down under."
LILLIE R. RIM BY
Latin, Englirh R. DAVID. KOCH I
A.B., Dickinson College Gffmfmy SPWH-'hi Englf-fh
lVl.A., Columbia University A.B., Albright College
Wire Recording Aids in Improving Pronunciation
One of the great obstacles to World peace and understanding will have
been overcome when the people of the World can understand each other's
languages . . . the study of Latin serves as the basis for the mastery of the
modern languages . . . Spanish and German are the modern languages most
useful in commerce, diplomacy, and culture . . . our English language is com-
posed of elements from Latin and German languages . . . this "Latin in
Englishv is emphasized in first year Latin by having the students clip and
bring in Words with Latin derivations they have spotted in various publica-
tions . . . second year Latinists dwelt on vocabulary building and mastered
Latin prefixes . . . Annette Kiesling, 11-2, learned to say "good-bye" in two
languages this year as the lone student taking both first year Spanish and
German . . . "That can't be me talking," and "Oh, no!" were among the
comments that issued from the Spanish and German students When they
improved pronunciation by the use of the Wire recorder . . . combined depart-
ment staged the annual foreign language assembly program.
Thaff Greek to mf!
CLAUDE A. SPANCAKE
Phyrics, Chemiftry T
B.S., Pennsylvania State College
Three minute: to take cover.
Science Sfudenf lnadverienily Pciinfs Lab Ceiling
In three laboratories Muhlenberg's amateur scientists made their dis-
coveries and experiments . . . films on subject matter made learning easier
. . . "lab" periods alleviated the regular course of study . . . ninth graders made
and explained each experiment and then recorded it in their notebooks . . .
became acquainted with the different branches of science . . . biologists
dissected small animals and put down in drawings What they saw . . . made i
attractive notebooks from material gathered from class lectures and drawings
. . . junior physics students Were baffled by "practical applicationu problems
. . . movies and laboratory periods assisted them through the course . . .
senior chemists learned what matter is and its composition . . . "Stink Bombs"
and minor explosions, such as the one in which a mixture of copper sulphate
hit the ceiling, lent excitement to the course.
MYRON F. BOYER JOHN B. WHITE
B.S. in Ed., Kutztown State Teachers B.S. in Ed., Kutztown State Teachers
M.S., Temple University
CHARLES E. GOODLING THELMA L. KNAUSS
B.lS. in Ed., Shippensburg State Teachers B.S. in Ed., Bloomsburg State Teachers
Todc1y's Sfuclenfs---Tomorrow's Secretaries
Our future office Workers were trained for their major secretarial duties in the
commercial department of our school . . . seniors were kept busy With secretarial assign-
ments . . . learned to operate the electric typevvriters, file, and run perfect copies through
the Mimeograph and Ditto duplicators . . . addition was a cinch with the electric adding
machine . . . practiced transcription from the Dictaphone . . . juniors admired the inventive
art their shorthand created . . . aspiring bookkeepers debited when they should have
credited . . . sophomores struggled to become commercial mathematicians . . . first year
typists learned the fundamentals of the keyboard operation . . . freshmen received their
first introduction to the business World in Junior Business . . . all these studies combined
to prepare for future business positions.
junior typirtr "elfctrifie'd."
LEONORA S. GUTHRIE
B.S. in Ed., Susquehanna University
Parma: check nfademf' imerem. FRANCES A, M, RAHN
Guidance Coumelor and
A.B., Hood College
Ed. M., Harvard University
Guidance Deporfmenf lnferviews Porenfs and Sfuclenfs
Parents and students discussed the students' vocational intentions at weekly interviews
with guidance counselor. . . seniors took achievement tests comparing them to other high school
seniors and college freshmen . . . preparations were made for College Board and scholarship
examinations . . . interested seniors took the Bell Telephone Company employment tests and
the U. S. Employment Service tests . . . the American Casualty Company gave screening tests
for applicants for keypunch training . . . seventh and eighth grades were reviewed for present
school success, further training, and future vocations.
Library Boosfs New Furnifure
Modern, blond mahogany furniture replaced the libraryls well-worn tables and chairs
. . . new bookcases provided another convenience for the students . . . a spacious desk provided
the needed space for a busy librarian's varied tasks . . . venetian blinds also proved to be
welcome additions to the roomy, attractive library . . . capable girls assisted librarian during
the busiest hours of the day . . . 6,500 volumes aided students with book reports, weekly oral
reports, and reference reports . . . monthly magazines also filled shelves for the enjoyment and
education of the students.
Librarian work: at 'modern clerk.
SARA R. ROTHERMEL
A.B., Mt. Holyoke College
ESTELLA I. RUPP
B.S. in Ed., Kutztown State Teachers
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Seventh grader: try thezr hand at fzngzr painting. C01 ege
Visitors Envy Ari Deparfmenfs Layout
Wonderful physical art set-up . . . aluminum sinks, spacious shelves and cupboards, excellent
desks, venetian blinds, and asphalt tile flooring contribute to ideal working facilities . . . visitors
View the layout with envy . . . colorful posters on safety and health rules decorate the walls . . .
picture houses were made by scale drawings . . . individual creativeness shown in silhouette
pictures and finger paintings . . . clay figurines and wood carvings were two results of student's
imaginations . . . chip carvings adorned the shelves . . . went from painting stage scenery to
making three-dimensional paper sculptures . . . sketching of students, own environment was
used as a means of pictorial expression . . . widely diversified schedule kept students busy. . . an
art club, composed ofjunior high enthusiasts and directed by the student art teachers, specialized
in soap carvings, crayon etching, water coloring, and puppet making.
Driver Eclucafion Emphasizes Sportsmanship on the Road
Aim of Driver Education is to familiarize the student with correct and .safe methods of
driving under the guidance of a competent instructor . . . students were taught sportsmanlike
driving in both class work and behind the wheel . . . self-control, correct traffic habits, high-
quality skills, and good social attitude are important to driving . . . an acquaintance with the
mechanics of the car encouraged better care of the car and more efficient operation . . . students
spent two periods a week behind the wheel for one semester and one period a week of classroom
instruction for the entire year . . . Mr. Delp, being called in-
to the service in February, was replaced by Mr. Stalek.
And "They're 0ff!"' on thf obstacle course.
DONALD D. DELP
B.S. in Ed., East Stroudsburg State W7 ,,
Serving in U.S. Army
Donlt breathe fellows!
Physical and Mental Health Stressed in Phys. Education
Mr. Buckworth opened his gym activities with soccer and football . . . physical
activities also included mats, basketball, longball, volleyball, and parallel bars . . .
make-up periods, during which gym absences had to be made up, became a new fad . . .
boys overcame bashfulness through social dancing periods in gym once a month . . .
tumbling team started practice early for gym exhibition . . . Mr. Clemens's health
classes enjoyed experiences in first-aid . . . fundamental structure ofthe body was also
taught . . . freshman boys sketched parts of the human anatomy to aid in the study of
CHARLES E. BUCKWORTH LLQYD L. CIIEMENS
Phyrifal Education Health, Srifntz
B.S. in Ed., East Stroudsburg State BIS., Albright College
Ed.M., Temple University
EMMA P. EPLER OLIVE TENNANT
Hmhh Health, Phynral Education
- . - B,S. in Health Ed., East Stroudsburg
B.S. in Ed., Temple University State Teachers College
Miss Tennant resumed her duties after a leave of absence for one year
. . . hockey and basketball were the inter-scholastic sports of the year . . .
students cooperated in make-up period . . . the gym classes participated in
hockey, soccer, basketball, calisthenics, and all types of mat Work . . . sopho-
more hoe-downers attended State Convention: Health, Physical Education,
and Recreation held in the Abraham Lincoln Hotel ballroom . . . senior girls
enjoyed discussions on mental and physical hygiene in Weekly health classes.
Abfenteff make up gym period.
Firft row, left Zo right: Mrs. Ella Daubert, Mrs. Elda Boyer, Mrs. Irene Nagle, Mr. Ralph H. Leinbach, Mrs. Arlene Fick
Mrs. Verna Becker, Mrs. Irene Gihble.
Second row: Mrs. Hilda Stoudt, Mrs. Marjorie Adams, Mrs. Helen Hinnershitz, Mrs. Sally Kline, Mrs. Alma Reinert, Mrs
Fannie Sharp, Mrs. Ruth Gernert, Mrs. Emma Binckley.
Cafeteria Provides Pleasant Scene for Social Evenfs
Cafeteria-the haven for all MTHS gourmands . . . re-organized staff at the
beginning ofthe term . . . served a delicious and elaborate turkey dinner for Christmas
. . . initiated new and smaller trays for grade school pupils . . . menus became more varied
. . . new dismissal system adopted . . . cold platters regularly featured on menu . . . favorite
dessert of students-apple-crisp . . . most disliked dish!Spanish rice . . . became the
center of many social events . . . setting for most ofthe dances . . . scene of PSEA faculty
Thegfre a hungry crew.
EMMA L. BINCKLEY
Dietitian .fn .
B.S. in Home Economics,
.lonifors ond Bus
Drivers Prove fo
janitor execute: daily lark.
Left to right: Mr. Floyd Berkemeyer, Mr. Ralph H. Leinbach, Mr. William
Schaeffer, Mr. John Gier, Mr. Walter Y. Levan.
The Work ofthe janitors "is never donel' . . .
they can be seen Working diligently from early
in the morning until late at night . . . efforts are
shown in the appearance ofthe school . . school
bus drivers of Muhlenberg have the very im-
portant task of providing transportation for
students of rural areas . . . stormy Weather proves
their dependability . . . also transported students
for music and athletic activities.
Left to right: lVlr. Robert F. Ammarell, Mr. Samuel T. Lein-
bash, Mr. Harry Correnti.
Phaethon, the God of ambition, was eager to learn the ways of life. He
wanted to follow the pursuit of his father, Apollo, in driving the Sun Chariot,
however, unwilling to heed instruction and the advice of his father, who knew
he was unfitted for the position to which he aspired, he brought about his own
Underclassmen also aspire to follow in the ways of their predecessors
and to drive the senior chariot, but unlike Phaethon, we know that we must
be properly prepared for the path we shall pursue. Those who enter these
halls of education come with hope in their hearts. Seventh graders learn the
fundamentals to lead them on their path. Participating in assemblies and
clubs besides their everyday studies, the eighth graders climb to a new level
of attainment. Choosing courses in ninth grade is a task, but their choice is
governed by what they feel will be best for their futures. The first year of
Latin for the academic students proves trying. Tenth graders choose a
president, class colors, motto and flower, and make plans for a Soph Hop, as the
beginning of organized class functioning. The eleventh graders prove their
ambition by presenting a class play, acquiring class sweaters and pins. The
underclassmen have proved their ambition not only as intent, but as accom-
plishment to carry into their senior year and their future life.
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Firrt row, left to right: Blair, Rogers, Shoff, Ketner, Bowers, Clouser, Vogel, Crouch, Helhert, Wentzel.
Serond row: Angsradt, Hoffman, Harper, Pellicciotti. litzel, Gries, Reeser, Tarrach, Hinkle, Carmello.
Third row: Guldin, Strausser, Potteiger, Stull, K. VVhitehead, Zarychra, R. Brown. Aiman, Flatt, Kerterer.
Fourth row: Hill, Ulmer, Germaine, P. Miller, Schoffstall, Whitehead.
Firrtfrow, left to right: Blatt, Dilliplane, Adam, Boyer, Shoemaker, Griesemer, Bauer, Gessner, Graffius
Second row: Lascomb, Holland, Huey, lfrnst, G. Adams, Weiclner, Hartman, Volker, Kauffman, Manmiller
Third row: Johnson, Speck, Mountz, Oxenreider, Hassler, Nevin, Ream, Fick.
Fourth row: Heffner, Griesemer, Schmehl, Strickland, Shugars, Wilson, Dreilvelbis, Sell.
Fin! row, left to right: Schlott, Wehry, Klapp, Greer, Symons, Heiter, G. Dietrich, Buck, Rhoads, Oswald.
Second row: Raah, Dundore, Keim, Herhein, Snyder, Arnold, Venkler, Kaercher, Dietrich, Schwenk.
Third row: Miller, Large, Haddock, D. Weidner, B. Brown, Amendola, Kennedy, Parthemore, Witman.
i Fourth row: M. Brown, M. Adams, Jackson, Reinert, Rothenherger.
Firrt row, left lo right: D. Miller, Kunkel, Strickler, Leinbach, Hummel, Bernstel, A. Miller, Stettner, Eckert,
Second row: l,eas, Runyon, Bunnell, Kline, Kloer, Reed, Rothermel, Zerr.
Third row: Reitnauer, Klee, Simpson, Zerr, Schlegel, Brown, Williams, Himmelberger.
Fourlh row: Schmehl, Stamm, M. Kline, Stein, Schell, McGowan, Mohn.
Fin! row, left to right: Harrberger, Schmeclc, Weaver, Wary, Fromm, Fink, Heimhach, Crouch, Arlams, Tobias.
Second row: Godshall, Coco, Seifrit, Heiter, Helms, Hain, Brown, Howells, Stettenhauer, Rittenhouse, Eben.
Third row: Everhart, Hunsicker, Haupr, Ruppert, Strausser, Fish, J. Snyder, DcSantis, Cochran, B. Hague.
Fourth row: Thompson, lfclwarcls, Ziegler, Duffr, P. Rothenberger, Geiger, Richwine, Kring, Miller, Hart.
Fin! row, left to righi: Hemmig, Genslinger, Heist, Calhoun, Filippini, Nlanwiller, E. Rothenberger, Ferrer,
Second row: lfmery, Baeighkley, Messina, Seaman, Hardinger, Hamaker, Delp, Rossiter, Johnson, Althouse.
Third row: Bitner, Joan Wertz, L. Spatz. Hoffman, Katzenmoyer. Shutter, Smith, Burkhart, Hinnershitz, Folk.
Fourth row: Stewart, Richards, Berry, Evans, Hill, S. Heffner, Paradee, Mench, Pehlman.
Firrt row, left to righi: Reichert, Grabowski, Dutt, Jean Wertz, Mengel, Warrnkessel, Kauffman, Volker
Serorzd row: Campbell, Ernst, Ripka, Mearig, Manzella, Seidel, Kennedy, Hoover, Ogrinc, Hertzog.
Third row: Kline, Koch, Wolf, Jean Harris, Dellicker, D. Moyer, Kalhach, Jane Yerger, Herbine, Kramer
Fourth row: Biehl, Shay, Chatigny, Winter, l-lettinger, Himmellmerger, Shaw, Schmehl, Nlichalski, Dorminy,
Firyt row, left to Tighf.'RCg2i1', Rauher, P. Spatz, Keller, Reiter, Long, Rauenzahn, M. Heffner, Price, Manwiller.
Second row: Simons, Strickler, Brunner, Hater, Trate, Clinton, Bower, Hivner, Kruppenbach, Dunkelherger, Hill.
Third row: Rapp, Magee, C. Snyder, Ruloff, Sander, Sweigert, Yeager, Jane Harris, VV. Hague, Mitchell.
Fourlh row: Haslcer, Schera, Robinson, Vllilliams, Anderson, S. Moyer, Ranagan, Schlottman, G. Reichart,
Fin! row, left to right: Faust, Heller, Evans, Joan Delp, Bailey, Buser, Erick, Epting, Christ, B. Folk.
Szcond row: R. Folk, Dunkle, Bailey, Filman, Detweiler, Faber, Gift, Elliott, Adams, Eclclinger.
Third row: Hartman, Jones, Frank, Deysher, Grim, Geisler, Gable, Fetter, Katzenmoyer. '
Fourth row: Eschenbach, Delp, Endy, Kaljulaid, Faller, Albright, Allwein, Brown.
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Firm row, Zffz to righl: Cernobyl, Carbon, Koch, Haisch, Marberger, Deangelis, Hohl, Buchert, Mills, Koble.
Second row: Linflerman, Mclfently, Mengel, Greth, Larkin, Kenney, Biehl, Homan, Machemer, Miller
Third row: Parzanese, B. Landis, Barry, l,osoncy, Holland-Moritz, Gundry, Katzenmoyer, Mutbard, Messina.
Fourflz row: Lilarose, Lesher, C. Landis, Oxenreicler, Kress, Mullen.
1' Efilif l
F Firft row, lfft Zo right: Shoemaker, Bensing, P. Noll, Sands, N. Noll, J. Noll, Rhoads, Adams, Dussinger, Redcay
Sfcorzd row: Schomo, Reddy, Dutr, Rollman, June Dclp, Savini, Carmello, Shade, Shaw, Millisock, R. Schoener
Third row: Reichart, Port, Richards, Reedy, Noecker, Rogers, Miller, Seyferr, Rothermel, Ramich.
Fourth row: Sroka, Reitz, Moritz, B. Reed, Moyer, L. Reed, Spayd.
Firft row, left to right: Brendlinger. Zerbe, Williams, Wentzel, Schaeffer, Arnold, Slonaker, Wagner, Wily,
Second row: VVerner, G. Yeager, VValdman, Seidel, Stephens, Scoudr, WVhirmyer, Trievel, Dengler, M. VVixon.
Third row: Swoyer, L. Wixon, Baeighkley, VVeidner, Smith, Angstadt, L. VVilliams, Yerger, Whitehead,
Fourth row: Browne, Bates, A. Williams, Thomas, Britigan, Spangler, Zuhrirsky, Ulrich.
First row, left to right: Daniels, Forlini, Balthaser, DeTurk, Gordner, Connolly, Boyer, DeAngelo.
Second row: Bellman, Greth, Albright, Grill, Fish, Adler, Adam, Geiss.
Third row: Coller, Angstaclt, Conrad, VV. Brown, Brokenshire, Castellucci, Cordier.
Fourth row:: Biehl, Ahrens, D. Brown, M. Brown.
TEN TH GRADE
Fin! row, left lo right: Manwiller, Keim, Lutz, Manmiller, Heffner, Hinnershitz, Nlalandra, Martin, Kessler
Sfromi row: Lascomb, Lesher, Kline, Koch, Helms, Kummerer, Hoptley, MacDonough, Hertzog.
Third row: McGowan, Domenice, Fogelman, Lotz, Kleffel, Dietrich, Keating, Kissinger, Manmiller.
Fourth row: Huyett, Ehling, Geiss, Gordner, Leitheiser, Dietz, A. Fick, Filman, Einsel.
Firm row, left to right: Rodney Rothenberger, Richard Rothenberger, Mengel, Meas, Mohn, Rauenzahn
Suomi row: Noll, Nagle, Ripka, Myers, Parlcyn, Ringler, S. Rapp, Rossi.
Third row: Reber, Reinert, Richards, Rittenhouse, Mattson, M. Rapp, Ochs.
Fourth row: Paskos, Schoener, Nye, Miller, Musker, Pearah, Rothenberger.
TEN TH GRADE
Firft row, left to right: Zeller, R. Spayd, B. Seidel, Schmeck, Wagner, G. Seidel, Snyder, Slonaker, Sander,
Smith, Robert Zettlemoyer.
Seeomi row: Weaver, Wertz, Toy, Shoemaker, VVolfgang, Tomeo, Spayd, Shirk, Sheipe.
Third row: Slusser, Staholepszy, VV. Spayd, Richard Zettlemoyer, Stetzler, R. Williams, Yetto.
Fourth row: L. Stoudt, Vogel, D. Stoudt, Wadsworth, Tomaszewski, K. Williams, Tobias.
Firrf row, left lo fight: Cochran, Feltenherger, Bertolet, Baker, Biehl, Adams, Berger.
Second row: Bare, Bauer, Billman, Baeighkley, Blatt, Becker, Boone. 1
Third row: Endy, Bossler, Brown, Anderson, DeWalt, Angstadt, Becker.
Fourth row: Byrich, Graczyk, Eckert, Cochran.
Fin: row, left lo right: Greenwalt, Brookshire, Dellicker, Kiesling, Heitzenrater, Imhoff, Kauffman
Second row: Hoover, Brown, Faller, Fetter, Hafer, Kline, Kruppenbach.
Third 'row' Hassler, Miller, Holl, Henry.
Fourth row: Mucklow, Mengel, Herman, Kutz.
Firft row, Zfft lo right: Schlott, Reider, Shalter, Latshaw, Shoemaker, Ryan, Ogrinc
Second row: Reed, Manmiller, Sander, Reed, Leininger, Seyfert, Palmer.
Third row: Phillips, Rossi, Reiter, Pyle, Quintet, Napoletano.
Fourth row: Reedy, Reber, Reetz, Miller, Noll.
Firft row, left to right: Yerger, White, Wardman, Steves, Starke, Symons, Spatz.
Second row: Snyder, Tarrach, Wade, Wolford, Strickler, VVilson, Strausser.
Third row: Wanshop, Wagoriseller, Troutman, Shomo, Scheid, Weidenhammer.
Fourth row: Seaman, Vogel, Walschburger, Wentzel, Shirk, Weinman.
ln their advanced civilization the Romans found it necessary to deviate
from daily toil, so they developed many cultural and social activities. The
nine Muses were their symbols in music, art, poetry, dancing, drama,
literature, and science. Associated with these patrons of arts and letters
was a famous Winged steed named Pegasus which had been presented to the
Muses and which even today is connected with the idea of literature.
These activities, combined with many more, are evidenced in our schools
today. Among the events We recall with special pride are the U.N. Day
program sponsored by Student Council . . . triangular debating-Muhlenberg,
Kutztovvn, Shillington . . . Miss Horton's warbler,s sleep Walking to "dawn
patrol" . . . band-ever present and ready to play for any and every occasion
. . . the unseen stage crew behind every production . . . newsy Observer issues
-What Work was put into them! . . . our heartaches and problems before
every dance . . . the excitement and projects present at Student Council
presidential election time . . . combined Y-Teens and Hi-Y parties-What
fun at those initiations . . . "out of this World" comedians at Muhl Revue
this year . . . loyal friendships blossom forth as the students Work together
in their various extra-curricular schedules and enjoy the social agenda of
the school . . . will We ever forget these friendships?
"Our loyal friendfhipbf flower divine
That bides in blue and goldf'
Firfl row, left to right: R. Brown, Symons, Tomeo, Richards, Musser, Wolford, Bair, Stailey, Vogel, Pentz.
Second row: Ramsay, Sands, Latshaw, Haddock, Schlegel, Brown, Hain, B. Smith, Mench, Jean Harris, Jane Harris.
Third row: W. Faust, Katzenmoyer, Thomas, Schell, S. Henry, Hivner, Coco, Kramer, B. Hague.
Fourth row: Lilarose, Herbein, F. Biehl, L. Smith, Deangelis, M. White, Bellman, S. Helms, Mills.
Faculty and Students Work Together on Committees
Faculty and students collaborated on school publicity and Christmas projects . . . Courtesy
Committee worked "to promote better relations between you and the people surrounding you" . . .
a successful cake sale provided funds for activities . . . Student Council and May Queen elections in
charge of Council . . . keenly anticipated their trip to the United Nations in New York . . . conducted
U. N. program during Education Week-over ZOO people participated . . . President and Veep issued
a bulletin, "Council Comments," to express thanks for services of people and to advertise Council
activities . . . sixth-graders again taken on a "get-acquainted" tour ofthe school.
Both Jtudentr and
Firft row, left to right: M. Letsche, R. White, Mearig, R. Bair, A. Reinsel.
Second row: L. Nester, L. Ulmer, K. Greenawald, P. Reitz, L. Noecker.
Posf Presidenfs Conclucf Honor Sociefy lnducfion
Ten seniors were taken into National Honor Society on March 11, 1953 . . Henry Greenawald,
Class of ,5l, administered the oath and explained the purpose of Honor Society . . . William Long,
'49, charged the newly inducted members to respect the organization, the school, and the outside
World . . . The Reverend Paul Thompson of Christ Episcopal Church spoke on the four qualities on
which the members were chosengleadership, scholarship, character, and service . . . National Honor
Society met at least twice a month . . . the main projects ofthe group Were conducting the election of
Student Council officers and serving as receptionists to visitors.
Rev. Thompfon chaff with alumni.
Firfi row, left to righl: Letsche, Wingert, Bair, F. Biehl, B. Shoemaker, Karhel, Janet Weller, Latshaw, Jeanette Weller,
Spanier, Bergman, Ochs, A. Shalter.
Second row: R. Wagner, Graeff, N. Harris, Sosi, E. Snyder, Imhoff, Schlott, Ryan, B. Shalter, G. Hamaker,
J. Williams, Reider.
Thlirdqqotzg Kline, Venkler, D. Bortz, Wennell, Shupp, V. Greer, Kiesling, Reinsel, Schulze, Klee, Shade, Hessler,
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Fourth row: Bashore, Faller, Ferrer, S. Henry, I.eas, P. Glass, June Yerger, Seyfert, Lynch, Shirley Manmiller,
Leininger, G. Seidel, B. Lutz, Lange.
Fhflh row: Miss Rahn, Witman, N. Schmehl, Kutz, Kramer, D. Reed, Claudette Strickler, Henry, Wilson,
V. Sander. Buchter, R. Schmehl, Meck.
Y-Teens Earn Trip fo New York Through Merchandise Club
All Y-Teens are members ofthe Y. W. C. A., it being the sponsor of all Y-Teens groups . . . program
included service as Well as social projects . . . Y-Teens donated flyers to Rodney Lesher, prepared a
birthday box for Phyllis Turner, contributed candy bars to Korean and French children, filled nickel
strips for Fellowship House, and contributed a Christmas basket to a needy family . . . social events
were W. P. A. Dance and Spaghetti Supper . . . special events included the Fashion Show, Initiation
and Installation Services, and May Day celebration . . . a cake sale, dress club, plus merchandise club
provided the funds for these events . . . a play entitled "The Case of The Weird Sisters," directed by
Eleanor Snyder, was presented in assembly . . . several Y-Teens attended the Summer Camp Con-
ference . . . Miss Rahn, adviser.
Preficlent ...............,,..... janet Weller
Vice-Prefident. . . ....... Anna Faller
Secretary ......... . . . Marilyn Wennell
Senior Treasurer .... ..... N ancy Shupp
junior Treaynrer .... .... S ylvia Leininger
Selling their wareff
First row, left to right: Rodney Rorhenberger, R. Manmiller, Cordier, T. Cochran, D. Althouse, B. Rohrbacher
S. Kissinger, V. Kline, G. Feltenberger, Palmer, Cochran, Napoletano, R. Brown.
Second row: Ramon Zeller, Pearah, H. Angstadt, D. Angstadt, D. Brown, Conrad, W. Brown, Haring, Noecker
K. Hoover, Becker, H. Kruppenbach.
Third row: H. Hasker, Wagonseller, Musket, Geiss, W. Vogel, McGowan, M. Brown, Ebling, D. Tobias, Pyle,
Musser, W. Endy, Filman, E. Oswald, Donald Henry, Eyrich.
Fourth row: Holl, Huyett, Shirlc, Rentschler, Scheid, Mengel, Graczyk, K. Williams, Brokenshire, Reetz, G. Miller
Seaman, D. Stoudt.
Sfudenfs Display Tolenfs in Muhl Revue
Hi-Y composed of 64 boys of the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades . . . sponsored annual Football
Dance held November 15, 1952, in the cafeteria . . . enjoyed dancing and refreshments at a joint
Christmas party with the Y-Teens . . . presented trophies to all senior athletes at the athletic banquet
. . . collaborated with the band for the fourth production of the Muhl Revue held on April 24, 25,
1953 . . . advised by Mr. Spancake.
Piwidfnt ...... Samuel Kissinger
Vice-Prefidmz ..... Vernon Kline
Secretary ....... Daniel Althouse
Trwfurfr. . Bernhard Rohrbacher
Chaplain. . .George Feltenberger
Committfz launchers Muhl Revue.
Fig! raw, left to right: A. Moyer, Reedy, Faber, B. Seidel, Boyer, Keim, Hohl, Balthaser, R. Folk, l.esher, Waldman,
Second row: K. Hoover, P. Slonaker, H. Angstadt, L. Noecker, Stephens, Detweiler, N. Bielil, C. Katzenmoyer,
l.. Schlott, Palmer, Losoncy, Mullen.
Third row: Evans, Donald Henry, Myers, Richards, P. Angstadt, Nester, Gunclry, A. Williams, S. Shoemaker, D.
Alvhouse, Donald Hassler, Holl.
Fourth row: Scheid, T. Heffner, Bossert, C. Reitz, Britigan, Holland-Moritz, Grill, Weidner, Grecnawald, Reetz,
Fifth row: A. Mengel, K. Wentzel, V. Kline, R. Reedy.
Poirols, Courf Enforce Traffic Lows
Hall Patrol kept order in the halls during the passing of classes and fire drills . . . consisted of
25 members . . . Weekly meetings were held every Friday after school . . . Hall Patrol Court convened
monthly to discuss and clear up difficulties of offenders . . . court consisted of Captain of Patrol, Vernon
Kline, Vice President of Student Council, Virginia Wolford, and Senior Class Representative,
Bernhard Rohrbacher . . . rookies Were chosen
by patrolmen themselves from a list of 10th
grade volunteers . . . faculty adviser, Mr.
Reinert . . . Highway Patrol consisted of 31
members Whose purpose Was to promote safety
and order among students Who Walked to and
from school along the highways or traveled by
school bus . . . court consisted of President,
Ruth Bair, Secretary, Shirley Keim, Barbara
Seidel, Safety Patrol President, and Vivian
Lesher, Safety Patrol Secretary . . . faculty
adviser, Mr. Boyer. Q
"Let'5 keep the line moving."
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Fin! row, left to righl: Miss Moyer, Warmkessel, C. Shoff, Ketner, Kauffman, Fromm, Rowley, Pellicciotti, B. Mengel
A. Crouch, Manzella, Miss Ruffner.
Second row: P. Noll, Dellicker, Dawn Seidel, Jane Yerger, Hoover, S. Mearig, Etzel, Zarychta, P. Weaver, Sweigert
J. Snyder, Evans.
Third row: Hain, Shaw, C. Snyder, Haupt, A. Hinnershitz, Kalbach, Ruloff, N. Hill, E. Sander, Schmehl
Schlottman, Schoffstall, Zerr.
Fourth row: Anderson, Mullen, L. Reed, Ziegler, B. Reed, C. Rogers, Noecker, P. Miller, Germaine, Shaw
S. Shoemaker, Spanier, Whitehead.
Red Cross Juniors Consfrucf Holiday Favors
The Junior Red Cross Club Was a very active group . . . spent their club periods making favors
for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and Memorial Day
. . . favors Were distributed to hospitals and veterans . . . enjoyed group parties . . . sent representa-
tives to city-county council and executive council . . . money was collected from homerooms by mem-
bers and given to the Berks County Chapter of the American Red Cross . . . the club advisers were
Miss Moyer and Miss Ruffner.
FHUOTI to CIZKE7' Uffffdnf.
Front row, left to righi: Faber, Keim, B. Seidel, Pearah, Deangelis, Boyer, l.esher.
Second row: Kenney, Holland-Moritz, M. Yerger, Kurtz, C. Katzenmoyer, Waldman.
Third row: Detweiler, D. Koch, Turczynski, Wixon, D. Snyder, Gundry, Stephens, Slonaker.
Bark row: Brown, P. Reitz, Shaner, L. Ulmer, N. Harris.
Sevenfh Grade Recruifs .loin Proiecfionisfs
In addition to the regular members, twelve people from 7-1 were trained under the leadership
of Judy Stettner . . . Barbara Seidel acted as secretary and made out film schedules . . . twenty-five
new films were added to the filmstrip library and new rewinds and a screen were added to the equip-
ment . . . an average of three films a week, involving as high as sixteen showings each, were shown by
this group to aid in class work.
Senior projectioniftf pffparf film.
Firft row, Iefi to right: Wolford, Brown, Ramsay, Musser.
Second row: Noecker, A. Blatt, Joan Adams, C. Shoff, P. Miller, Frank.
Third row: Stull, V. Greer, Imhoff, Grill, Kummerer, Noecker, Ahrens, Shaner, Vogel, Shaw.
Phofogs Enfer Picfures in Confesfs
Muhlenberg's shutterbugs have found a Way of "clicking" in all their activities . . . experienced
photographers taught junior enthusiasts . . . everyone Wanted his picture to be a contest Winner . . .
interest displayed in the use of the new electric dryer provided by the school board . . . it Was fun
developing our own pictures. . . an annual trip Was made to Dreh,s Camera Shop to observe professionals
at Work . . . all these things have proved helpful to our cam-fans in the pursuit of their photographic
operate new equipment.
Seated, left to right: K. Wentzel, Bertolet, Brown, Toy, Musser. Z' Y'
Standing: Mr. Martin, Richards, Britigan, A. Williams, C. Reitz, K. Williams.
Debofers Meer With Kufzfown, Shillingion
Aspirants for varsity debating team organized once again as the "Anglers" . . . prospective
debaters each prepared a two-minute speech and staged a trial debate judged by four faculty members
in addition to the coaches . . . six ofthe ten candidates selected to debate the national high school
topic-Resolved: that the United States should Withdraw from the United Nations . . . four alternates
traveled With the team to aid in questioning period . . . Kutztown, Muhlenberg, and Shillington orators
formed the triangle and the squads met February 18, 19, 20, respectively . . . opponents socialized after
discussions by joining for refreshments and tours of the schools . . . the six Demosthenes journeyed
to the Lions Club February 24 and to the Democratic Club March 12 to stage a panel discussion
. . . members slaved to prepare and repair speeches and rebuttals . . . utilized school electricity on
Thursdays after school . . . "Junior Town Meeting of the Airn discontinued due to lack of interest
throughout the county . . . club advisers and coaches Mr. Martin and Mr. Harris.
You really mean that, fan?
Fin! row, left to right: Richards, S. Brown, joan Adams, Bertolet, Brookshire, Myers.
Second row: Toy, S. Shoemaker, B. Bauer, B. Dellicker, Albright.
Third row: Miss Staudt, Rittenhouse, Wade, Becker, Boone, Baker.
Disfcmf Horizon Club Observes "One God" Project
Newly organized group met weekly beginning on October 20 . . . name symbolizes "that horizon
which is always just beyond our reach, luring us on to greater endeavorl' . . . attended churches of
different faiths in a "One God" project . . . service projects included sending World Christmas packages
to Germany and lraq and sponsoring fellowship in school . . . held a World Christmas Ceremonial
. . . sponsored a Hoedown in the gym . . . feted their mothers at a Mother-Daughter Banquet . . .
camped out for a weekend in May . . . adviser, Miss Staudt.
Prefident ...,......,......... Janice Bertolet
Vice-Prfficlent ..... ,... B arbara Brookshire
Serretary ........ .....,... J oan Adams
A Trfarnnfr ..... ...., S hirley Brown
HORIZON CLUB DESIRE
As horizons are ever
changing and always distant,
l shall not stand still and
look into their purple shadows.
lnstead l shall seek the
higher purposes and the new
adventures that lie beyond.
l shall reach ever outward
to the horizon that is always
just beyond my grasp.
Rabbi Sfigzr explain: fuclairni to Horizon Club.
Seated, left to right: Snyder, Stailey, Heffner, Letsche, Lutz, Seidel.
Standing: Reinsel, Rothenberger, Moyer, Mr. Koch, Hessler, Schlott, Nester.
Seniors Prove "Seventeen ls Terrific"
Three-act comedy presented in high school auditorium on November Z0 and 22 . . . dealt with
the financial problems of a typical teen-age boy . . . Chuck's allowance is cut for taking the car when
his father needed it for a business deal . . . with the Spring Dance coming and Hugo with his red jalopy
trying to date Ginny, Chuck gets a job to earn S5 for the dance . . . Ginny promises to stall Hugo
after Chuck earns SS only to lose it on the way home . . . he then wins S5 in a talent contest but
needs it to repair fender he bumped . . . in a final effort Chuck finds a treasure map and digs up
500 pennies . . . his younger brother is declared rightful owner of treasure because it was his map
. . . after a more fortunate series of events everything turns out well . . . directed by Mr. Koch.
y. , ...,.,.,..
Patsy Gardner. . .,...,..,. -.Joan Hessler
Chuck Allenby ..... . . .
George Bennet 4.,..,.,,.
Janie Allenby ..., ...,.
Grandma, ......... . , .
Hannah Hawks ..... . . .
Barbie Allenby .......,..
Nancy Pomeroy ,,..,....
. ,Larry Nester
, .Betty Stailey
. .Anna Reinsel
. . .Gloria Seidel
Ginny Grant ........... Marilyn Letsche
Dr. Allenby ,,,..,.....,... Willard Lutz
Hugo Jarvis. . . . , .Daniel Rothenberger
"Pop" blow: hir top.
Kneeling, left to right: Eyrich, Becker, Snyder.
Seaiedx Manmiller, Kline, Faller, Ryan, Latshaw, Reed, Kiesling, Leininger.
Standing: Orginc, Biehl, Seyfert, Holl, Mengel, Wolford, Scheid, Wade, Brown, Cochran, Adams.
l I! II
Our Miss Brooks Enociecl by Juniors
A comedy, adapted from radio, staged by the juniors March 6, 7 . . . Miss Brooks, the heroine,
is forced to cast a school play and becomes entangled with several people at school . . . she gets on the
wrong side of the coach, in Whom she becomes very much interested, because she plans to give the
leading male role in her play to a star athlete . . . principal is Worried because Miss Brooks has not
given a part in the cast to the daughter of a member of the school board . . . she takes the blame for
things she is not responsible for and finds her public and private life very much mixed up . . . she
dreams of all the places she may spend her summer vacation to get away from it all and all the men
she might encounter . . . problems finally are solved and all ends Well . . . production directed by
HUGO LONGACRE ....
MR. WADSWORTH ....
Miss AUDUBON ....
Proud of their work.
Miss BROOKS .,,... ...,,.,. V irginia Wolford
Miss F1NcH,. .,... .....,, ...... C a rol Wade
. , .Frank Scheid
. . .Arlen Mengel
. . . . .Doris Reed
. . , .Jacqueline Kline
, . , , , .Robert Brown
STANLEY .,.. ..., ,,............. B a rry Holl
MARTIN ....,.,,,.... ........ 'l 'homas Cochran
MRS. ALLEN ....,....,...........,............ Faye Biehl
BASKETBALL PLAYERS ..,.,, Ronald Becker, Donald Snyder,
and Richard Eyrich
Kneeling: L. Noecker, R. Ahrens, J. Musser.
Standing: Mr. Shaner, Shaner.
New Cycloromo Improves Sfoge Focilifies
New addition to the stage equipment was made-the well-worn curtain backdrop
was replaced by an attractive gray one run on a track . . . stage crew ably assisted in all
assembly programs . . . take great pride in the amplifying system . . . specialize in pro-
ducing different lighting and sound effects . . . always on hand when needed . . . responsible
for staging scenery for class plays, grade school operettas, and other productions . . .
under the supervision of Mr. Shaner.
bzhind thc' frenzy.
Firft row, left to right: Reitz, Adams, Bertolet, Snyder, Mearig, Stellfox, White, Stailey, Brown.
Second row: Kline, Shoff, Burkhart, Brown, Evans, Weller, Seyfert.
Third row: Nester, Fetter, Lutz, Adam, Bossert, Bissey, Reed, Adams. .
Fourth row: Mrs. Prutzman, Miss Trexler, Miss Moyer, Strausser, Stabolepszy, Shirk, Leas, Bashore, Reetz, Holl.
Holiday Features Highlight Observer
Ohferoer . . . twenty-five years of publication noted by December issue . . . recipient of "first" ratings
from P.S.P,A., N.S.P.A., and C.S.P.A .... staff included first female photographer . . . music column
and regular seasonal articles were innovations on feature page . . . staff sustained its strength with cokes
and crackers at deadline sessions While rushing to prepare copy for printer . . . frantic headline writers
"racked" their own brains and everyone else's for ideas . . . staff positions of division and page make-up
editors were combined for efficiency . . . Miss Trexler turned "copy boy" for all-student issue in February
. . . journalists assumed "liquid" pseudonyms in masthead of March issue . . . Jacqueline.Kline accom-
panied adviser to annual C.S.P.A. convention in New York City in March . . . Junior writers compiled
May number . . . senior journalists edited graduation issue . . . adviser, Miss Trexler.
"Copy boy" diftrihutef refrefhrnentf.
Editor-in-Chief ..........,......... ..... J udy Mearig
Newt and Page I Make-Up Editor ...... Eleanor Snyder
Feature and Page 2 Make-Up Editor ,.... Patricia Reitz
Sporty Editor .....,.,...,...,......,.. Richard Evans
Asfiftant Sport: Editor ,... . .,.,....... David Burkhart
Page I Headline Editor and Copy Reader. . Louise Stellfox
Page 2 Headline Editor and Copy Reader. .Patricia Shoff
Page 3 Headline and Make-Up Editor .... Betty Stailey
Page 3 Copy Reader and Alumni Editor ..... Ruth White
Page 4 Make-Up Editor, Copy Reader, and
Headline Editor .... Grace Tobias
Photographer ...,......................... Joan Brown
Businefr Manager .,.................,.. Louise Stellfox
Cireulation Managerf, . ,Jon Adams and David Burkhart
Reporterr. . .William Adam, Shirley Bashore, Jack Bossert,
Margaret l,eas, Willard Lutz, Larry Nester,
Veronica Stabolepszy, Janet Weller.
junior Staff Memherx. . .Joan Adams, Janice Bertolet,
Barbara Fetter, Willard Herman, Barry Holl,
Jacqueline Kline, Doris Reed, Paul Reetz,
-lc sephine Seyfert, Ronald Shirk, Jan Strausser
Adoifory Board Miss Trexler, Miss Moyer, Mrs. Prutzman
Firft row, left to right: B. Rohr-
hacher, K. Wentzel, Althouse
Serond row: Geiss, Huvett, l.esher,
Billman, Jeanette JVeller, Nagle
Third row: l.. Stoudt, J. Vogel, S
Shoemaker, Sheipe, P. Reitz
Fourth row: Palmer, D. Snyder
S. Manmiller, N. Moyer, l.
Firft row, lfjft I0 right: D. Stoudt
Boyer, G. Hamaker, Karlmel
Second row: Grucnawalcl, Straus
ser, Bossert, J. Spatz. Starke
Third row: Nlengel, R. Brown, R
Becker, Lynch. Vllade, l.
Fourth row: Nester. Summons
Musser, Wolfgang, Parklyn
Letsclie, S. Helms.
Chorisfers Harmonize on Varied Occasions
Dawn Patrol . . . members sleep-walked to 7:30 rehearsals every Tuesday and Wednesday morning
. . . supplemented U.N. program at Open House with choral Works . . .presented annual Christmas
program with the traditional candle-light service . . . Muhlaires and Muhleteers traveled to Berks Heim
to present a Christmas program and to carol in the Wards . . . these groups also performed at both the
junior and senior class plays . . . adopted reverent attitude when singing at various churches throughout
the township, December through May . . . sang and "resang" music from sacred compositions to light
musical-comedy hits . . . had merry moments twisting their tongues around alliteration set to a tune
in "The Woodchuck Song" . . . Wound up the season with the Spring Concert . . . Miss Horton, director.
COUNTY CHORUS ACCOMPANISTS DISTRICT CHORUS
Gloria Seidel Annette Kiesling Annette Kiesling Gloria Seidel
Jeanette Weller Josephine Seyfert Josephine Seyfert Barry Folk
Barry Folk Sandra Shoemaker Patricia Reitz
Kenneth Wentzel Shirley Buchter Sandra Helms
Patricia Reitz Diane Richards
Firrt row, left lu right: Buchter, Weller, Seidel, l.ctsche
Second row: Reitz, Brown, VVolfgang, Wlade, Nloyer
Seated: Miss Horton.
Goodwill Fire Company
lVl. Wagner, Nlyers, Latshaw.
Fir!! row, left to fight: Richards
SECZNIIZ rote: R. Manwiller. K.
XVilliams. Shirk, B. Dellicker,
P. Shoff, Herbein.
Thin! row: ul. Noll, D. rllobias,
S. Pyle, Janet VVeller, C. Mar-
berger, D. Reed.
Fourth row: Richard Rorhenber er.
Cordier. il. Brown. Buchter
Bare. Leimnger, Ryan.
MIXED CHORUS SCHEDULE
November 13-Open House
December 23fChristmas Assembly
February 1-Trinity Union Church, Leesport
February 22-Rosedale Reformed Church, Laureldale
Fin! row, left to right: L. Hoffman, Noeclcer, Boyer,
Palmer, Greenawald, Rothenberger.
Serond row: Rohrbacher, Wentzel, Folk, Bossert.
Seated: Miss Horton.
14fSenior County Chorus Concert, Wyomissing
15-Epiphany Lutheran Church, South Temple
28fDistrict Chorus Concert, Minersville
12-Calvary Lutheran Church, Laureldale
18f,lunior County Chorus Concert, Mt. Penn
26-Alsace Lutheran Church, Reading
3fFrieden,s Reformed Church, Oley
Marcli 6 Sc 7
March 6 84 7
1'if7',fZ7'0w, left to righl: L. Hoffman
Noecker, Scheicl, E. Snyder
Second row: Lutz. P. Manwiller
R. Weidenhammer. J. Kline
P. Slonaker, C. Folk.
Third row: B. Folk, W. Vogel
M. Brown, Grill, Fish
Fourth row: D. Althouse, Keating,
Holl, Seyfert, Rittenhouse, G
Seidel, P. Glass.
85 22 Senior Class Play
Junior Class Play
Reading Chapter of Eastern Star
Good Shepherd Church, Tuckerton
Senior Class Play
Goodwill Fire Company
Calvary Lutheran Church
Junior Class Play
Reading Chapter of Eastern Star
Fin! row, left to right: Letsche, Eckert, Toy, G. Rothermel, Jeanette Weller, P. Glass, Myers, Mearig.
Serond row: Rothermel, Seyfert, P. Ficlc, Waldman, Edwards, D. Kline, L. Hoffman, Richards, K. Wentzel, Greenawald,
E. Kline, Boyer.
Third row: P. Reitz, Mr. Hoffman, Werner, D. Tobias, Brokenshire, L. Oxenreider, Kiesling.
Orchestra Reorgcmizecl After Two-Year Lapse
Organized earlier in the school year in order to demonstrate the finesse of an orchestra in contrast
to the color of the band . . . composed of string section plus selected brass, percussion, and Woodwind
members of band . . . a long-absent instrument, the cello, returned under the bow of Diane Richards,
10-3 . . . made initial appearance in a January assembly and reappeared several times during the
remaining semester . . . cut tape recording of favorite scores . . . displayed its ability to P-TA by
entertaining at a Monday night meeting . . . sub-divided into a special dance band that provided
music for several Saturday night dances at Rosedale Reformed Church.
"Saw-I mmm, play-that again!"
Firft row, left to right: Kline, D. Kline, Adam, R. Kline, Kiesling, Brokenshire, K. Rohrbacher, D. Tobias,
Second row: Helms, G. Rothermel, P. Shoff, D. Brown, Mucklow, W. Biehl, P. Reitz, L. Hoffman, P. Rothenberger,
Third row: Mearig, Myers, R. Rothenberger, Bradley, Jeanette Weller, Albright, Godshall, Emery, Aiman.
Fourth row: Eben, K. Wcntzel, McGowan, Filman, Werner, Boyer, Palmer, Greenawald, D. Althouse.
Vorsify Bond Marches Under Name, "Blue Band"
Increased repertoire with classics and jazz . . . ever ready to provide music for any occasion . . .
junior band reorganized under the name, "The Racket Squad" . . . varsity bandsmen faithfully trudged
to before-school rehearsals and donned the title, "Blue Band" . . . five musicians per semester earned
S10 award instituted this year by the Musicians' Protective Association . . . those who received the
awards were judged on scholarship and citizenship as well as musicianship . . . enjoyed playing "South
Rampart Street Parade" . . . stepped in snappy drills on the football field . . . began concert season at
Open House and officially closed with the annual band concert . . . Mr. Hoffman, director.
COUNTY BAND DISTRICT BAND STATE BAND
Judy Mearig R. James Boyer R. James Boyer
Phyllis Glass Phyllis Glass
Jeanette Weller Judy Mearig
Our "racket Jguaciu Jubduedf
Prefident ......... . ..,.... Kenneth Greenawald
Vice-Preiident ..... ......,. I ,eslie Hoffman
Serretary- Treafurer . . .... Patricia Reitz
Librarian .... , . ,.... ..,.,. J eanette Weller
Asfiftanf Librarian .... ..... A nnette Kiesling
Student Director. .,,. ..... R . James Boyer
Maioreffes cmd Flag Twirlers
Left to right: Letschc, Wingert, Ochs, Lcas, Sosi.
Standing, left to right: Keim, M. Wagner, Berger, I. Kline, Ryan, A. Koch, Lesher.
Kneeling: J. Boyer.
Left to right: N. Moyer, M. Klemm, R. Schmehl, L. Graeff.
Moioreffes Presenf Assembly Program
Performed new drills at all football games . . . field marshall position occupied by Marilyn
Letsche . . . Vera Wingert front stepper of the majorettes . . . band whistled to attention by
Jacquelyn Kline . . . Madelyn Ochs directed flag twirlers . . . 17 junior majorettes chosen with
joy Detweiler as leader . . . sold booster buttons to finance new junior majorette uniforms . . .
marched in parades...presented assembly program with variety of acts . . . five girls to graduate
. . . directed by Mr. Keath . . . four senior girls chosen for posture, poise, and keeping of rhythm
headed the marching unit as color guard . . . directed by Mr. Hoffman.
Kneeling, left to righi: Savini, Det-
Standing: Volker, Dutt, Dorothy
Seidel, Waldman, Stephens, N.
Biehl, M. Schmehl, Gundry, Homan,
R. Folk, S. Mearig, Manzella, Hohl,
Centuries ago, the Olympic Games were instituted in honor of Jupiter,
ruler of all the gods. They were held every four years, beginning in 776 B. C.
The most famous athletes in the whole world competed for the distinction of
being first in their respective fields.
In the same spirit, competitive school sports today, while staged pri-
marily to develop teamwork and physical health, also have a keynote of honor.
Contestants strive to bring honor to their school and to gain the admiration
of the entire student body. Likewise, each pupil shares in the chagrin of
defeat or the glory of victory.
Our athletic teams this year had their share of defeats and victories . . .
chartreuse football pants "made form a colorful crew of football heroes at
our game with Boyertown when the cleaner dumped them into the wrong vats
. . . what excitement after the team defeated arch rival Shillington . . . the
varsity basketball game with Hamburg was a heartbreaking thriller as they
came from behind to defeat our cagemen by one field goal . . . Muhl basket-
eers gave Kutztown champions a "hard time" in first half of the return
engagement . . . pedagogues modeled every style of dress at their basketball??
game, from Mr. B. White's sweatsuit to Mr. Koch's "white tie and tails."
"The prize belong: to all."
Knezling, iff! to right: Meek, Buchrer, Snyder, Hessler, G. Seidel, Shupp.
Smnding: A. Moyer, B. Shalter.
Seniors Conducf Pep Rallies ond Color Doy
V-I-C-T-O-R-Y . . . opening cheer for all games . . . Color Day and pep
rallies were main features ofthe year's effort to enliven school spirit . . . will
never forget the anxiety of the Kutztown basketball games . . . squad consisted
of eight assorted seniors-Babs, the "Single 0" kid, Becky, the quiet oneg
Bucket, a good humoristg Dossie, comedian ofthe group, Ellie, never ran out
of Words, Gloria, flirtatious eyes, Joanie, jivey gal, Nance, chewing gum, a
habit . . . were faced with hard Work but still had time for fun . . . adviser,
Mr. Hoffman. V
Anticipating a good game.
Kneeling, left to right: B. Schmeck, Heffner, B. Forlini.
Standing: S. Leininger, B. Balthaser, A. Blatt.
.l.V. Cheerleaders Bow of Boyerfown Gome
Consisted of six members . . . picked by the Varsity Cheerleaders for
their performance at a V. football game . . . introduced to the student
body at a pep rally . . . helped to make Color Day a success by ably leading
groups of cheers . . . made debut at the Boyertown varsity game . . . advocated
new uniforms as a "must" for future squads . . . next year's varsity crew
. . . practiced twice a week . . . adviser, Mr. Hoffman.
Cheering for the home team
Fig? mg, Zqft to right: DeWalt, Shade, T. Cochran, B. Landis, M. Messina, D. Snyder, B. Folk, Coller, Katzenmoyer, L. Weidner,
Seizflnd Sow: Mr. White, D. Stouclt, Henn, Eyrich, Kline, Sweitzer, Becker, Nye, Kutz, P. Miller, B. Rohrbacher, Graczyk,
Third row: Mr. Buclcworth, Mr. Shipe, Domenice, K. Wentzel, Scheid, H. Hasker, Ebling, Musket, Ronald Zeller, Reiter,
L. Oxenreider, Geiss, Fogelman, Mr. Delp.
Folzfth row: Werner, Conrad, Wagonseller, R. Fetter. M. Parzanese, Bates, Ramon Zeller, Feltenberger, Pyle, Palmer, R.
Muhl Griclsrers Undefeofed in County Competition
Although not as powerful as in previous years, Muhls continued their
winning way in county competition . . . victorious in competing with
Wyomissing, Shillington, Boyertown, and Wilson . . . suffered set-backs by
the powerful Wilson Boro and East Greenville teams . . . both the opposing
teams had the advantage of a great number of veteran players . . . Bernie
Rohrbacher led the Muhls with fifty-two points . . . ranked third in scoring
in the county . . . Coach Clemens assisted by Mr. B. White and Mr. Delp
. . . Mr. Buckworth again coached the Junior High squad . . . the following
boys played their last year of high school football: Henn, Kline, Kutz,
Hasker, Sweitzer, Zellers, Evans, and Rohrbacher.
Standing, left to right: Mr. Owen, Cmtodiari of Equip-
mfntg Mr. Buckworth, junior High Coach, Mr.
Delp, 14552. Coach, Mr. Shipe, Director of Athletics.
Krieelirig: Mr. White, Ami. Coach, Mr. Clemens, Head
Fin! row, lfft to right: Raab, David Hassler, Gottfried, Rhoads, Blair, Ogrinc, Dale Hertry, Stull, Venkler, Potteiger
Srcond row: Witman, W. Herbine, Rittenhouse, Mobn, Schwambach, Godshall, S. MCSSIHR, Baelghkley, Mr. Buclcwortb
Third row: L. Fetter, DeBooth, T. Miller, Himmelberger, Reitnauer, Pehlman.
September 20 .... ..... E MIVIAUS ..,............... .....
September 26 .... ..... W ILSON BORO ...... ..... 3 2
October 4- .... ..... W YOMISSING .......... ..... 1 3
October 11 .... ,.... E AST GREENVILLE .... ..... 2 6
October 17 .... ,.... S HILLINGTON ...,....,.. ..... 6
October 24 .... ..... S CHUYLKILL HAVEN. . . , . . . .12
October 31 ..,. ..,.. E PHRATA ............,. ,.,.. 2 5
November 8 .,., ,.... B OYERTOWN ........, ,,,.. 2 0
November 15 .... ......, W ILSON ......................... ..... 1 3
JUNIOR VARSITY SCHEDULE
September 29 .... ......, W ILSON .................,....... ..... 0
October 6 .... .... E IVIIVIAUS ......,.. ..... 1 3
October 20 .... .... S HILLINGTON .... ..... 1 3
October 27 ..., ,,.. R EADING ......, ..... 3 1
November 3 .... ..., E PHRATA .,..... ..... 1 2
November 10 ....
Kneeling, left to right: Kutz, Zeller, Sweitzer, Kline.
Standing: Haslcer, Henn, Rohrbacher.
Knezling, left to fight: Greenawald, Mr. Shipe, Evans. I
Standing: S. Kissinger, Eyrich, Dennis Brown, Brossman, Geiss, L. Oxenreider, Graczyk, Kutz.
Cagers Exhibif Spirif, Teamwork, Cooperofion
Varsity cagers Won four and lost seventeen . . . Kenny Greenawald ranked fourth in
individual league competition by scoring 275 points . . . team was filled with younger talent
of freshmen and sophomores . . . unequaled spirit led to a near Victory over the Kutztown
champs . . . coached by Mr. Shipe . . . Junior Varsity compiled a record of nine Wins and eleven
defeats . . . George Feltenbergefs clever playing paced the Baby Muhls throughout the season
. . . good teamwrok and coo-peration were displayed in all games . . . coached by Mr. Delp, Who
entered the service before the close of the
season . . . our faculty proved to be great
basketball players when they defeated
the Wilson faculty in a game played on
our floor . . . high scorer Was Mr. Goodling
with 15 points . . . Muhlenberg faculty
again emerged victorious at Wilson in a
Don't lft it throw you.
Knfeling, left to right: Kaljulaid, Daniels, Feltenberger Palmer W Brehl
Standing: Huyett, L. Manmiller, Fogelman, R. MaDWl11Cf Mr Delp Ochs L Stoudt
November 21, . ..
December 2 .....
December 5 ...,
December 9 .,..
December 12 ....
December 16 ....
December I9 .,..
December 23 ....
January 6 ....
January 9 .,..
January 13 ..,.
January 16 ....
January 20 ....
January 27 ....
January 30 ...,
February 3 ....
February 6 .,..
February 10 ....
February I3 ...,
February 17 ....
February 20 ........ . . .
1' League Games
XMT. PENN ...,
XHAM BURG .........,..,......
FLEETWOOD AT KUTZTOWN
SINKING SPRINGS ..........
IWEST READING .....
XMT. PENN ...........
WWEST READING ....,
Kneeling, lfft to right: Behrenhausen, R. Schoener, Katzenmoyer, Mr. Goodling, B. Landis, Rothermel, Large.
Standing: Reitnauer, Jones, DeBooth, Thompson, Bates, Gable, W. Rothenberger.
Junior High Dribblers Hove Successful Season
Future varsity hoopsters of M.T.H.S .... compiled a record of six wins and four defeats
. . racked up 334 points to the opposition's 288 . . . Barry Folk broke "Froggy" Brossmanls
scoring mark by registering 126 points . . . team finished second to Mt. Penn in league standings
, . . endured "grueling" practices before school . . . coached by Mr. Goodling.
February 3 .... ....
MT. PENN ....
SHILLINGTON. . .
WYOMISSING. . .
SHILLINGTON. . .
MT. PENN ....
WYOMISSING. . .
.. ,... 21 ..... .......... 1 6
,. .... 41 ..... ,... 4 5
.... 27 ...., ....36
,. .... I9 ..... .... 2 3
.. ..., 21 .,.,. .... 2 3
.. .... 25 ..... ,... S 4
.. .... 41 ..... .... 3 4
.. .... 47 ..... .... 3 5
Fin! row, left to right: R. Miller, K. Smith, Ochs, R. Brown, Reber, Fogelman, W. Biehl.
Serond row: Becker, Greenawald, B. Rohrbacher, Lutz, Eyrich, Brossman, Nester, Evans, D. Stoudt.
Third row: Mr. Fetterman, Eckert, Reed, L. Manmiller, Geiss, L. Oxenreider, Bates, Linderman, Mr. Shipe
Miffing from the picture: Graczyk, Russell Manwiller.
SINKING SPRING .........
MT. PENN ,....
SHILLINGTON. . .
WYOMISSING. . .
BASEBALL SCHEDULE 1953
MT. PENN ..... ....
SHILLINGTON. . . , . . .
WYOMISSING. . .
WEST READING ,.,..,..
WILSON ....,...., .,.,
JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL
Kneeling: T. Binclrley.
Seated, Jef! to right: R. Jones
Heist, Coco, Ulrich, DeBooth
Port. R. Sclaoener, Mills, Wily
Standing: Rogers, Shaw, Nevin
Thompson, Mr. White, L
Wixon, Rothermel, B. Folk
Fin! row, left to righi: Ramon Zeller, L. Fetter, P. Brown, Brunner, Bensing, Raab, E. Strausser, Large, Dale Henry,
L. Campbell, Katzenmoyer.
Second row: Muthard, Ramich, R. Ziegler, D. Heffner, Greisemer, Dreibelbis, S. Messina, Hart, Magee, Shade,
Gable, B. Landis, Werner, R. Fetter, Mitchell, Shay.
Third row: Mr. Buckworth, Stabolepszy, Slusser, Brokenshire, Scheid, Ronald Zeller, H. Ziegler, Pearah, L. Stoudr,
1xlNguslEt,kPasLcos, Dietz, K. Wentzel, P. Miller, Richard Spayd, Ronald Williams, Coller, David Richards,
r. ro ens ire.
15 Muhlenberg, Boyertown, Pottstown ..............,....... Pottstown
18 County Meet ............,.............,.,............. Albright College
22 Wilson, Shillington, Muhlenberg-Junior 81 Senior High ..... Muhlenberg
24 81 25 Penn Relays-University of Pennsylvania ................ Philadelphia
29 Birdsboro, Muhlenberg-Junior Sz Senior High ........... Muhlenberg
2 County Meet ........................,......, .... W est Reading
6 Venzke Relays ..,,.... .... B oyertown
9 County Meet ...,........... ..., S hillington
12 Lebonan Night Relays ........ .... L ebanon
16 P. I. A. A. District 3 Meet .... .... L ancaster
23 P. L A. A. State Meet, ...... ..., S tate College
Left to righl: Faller, W. Biehl, R. Williams, Brokenshire, Ochs, L. Stoudt.
Novice Squad Serves Notice os Dangerous Fufure Confenders
Due to losses through graduation, the cross country team was forced to open the
1952 season with a completely new and inexperienced squad of 9th and 10th graders . . .
the need for more candidates was imperative . . . twelve candidates dwindled down to
six by the time competition was started . . . team participated in five meets and, although
not extremely successful, the boys served notice that they will be dangerous contenders
during the next two years . . . District 3 Meet provided a climax to the season . . . "Slue-
foot Ollie" ran the last mile and three quarters wearing only one shoe . . . the team hopes
to be winners next year . . . manager, Larry Muthard . . . coach, Mr. Brokenshire.
"Over hill, over dale-
we will hit the
dufty trail . . ."
SENIOR G. A. A.
Firft row, left to right: V. Greer, Althouse, M. Rauenzahn, Latshaw, Keirn, R. Eddinger, R. White, Jeanette1Weller, Greth.
Second row: Kline, A. Williams, Faber, S. Manmiller, E. Evans, Noecker, Schulze, Toy, Shirlc, Symons.
Third row: S. Henry, Faller, Thomas, Smith, Britigan, Losoncy, C. Reitz, Fetter. Leininger, Stailey.
Fourth row: S. Wilson, Lange, L. Ulmer, Buchter, D. Reed, Claudette Strickler, P. Reitz, J. Brown.
JUNIOR G. A. A.
Firft row, left to right: Weidner, Buck, A. Miller, Kenney, Leinbach, Greisemer, S. Adam, Hower, S. Greer, Stettner.
Second row: litzel, D. Reed, G. Dietrich, Reeser, G. Adams, C. Shoff, Kunkel, A. Greer, Manzella, S. Mearig, Ernst.
Third row: Haddock, Ruloff, E. Sanders, Hartman, Howells, Filippini, D. Heiter, Kalbach, Snyder, D. Weidner.
Fourth row: B. Brown, Zarychta, Haupt, Schlegel, Ziegler, M. Schmehl, Schell, Dufft, N. Ulmer, M. Adams, Ream, K. Whitehead
lnferscholosfic Sporfs Narrowed fo Hockey ond Basketball
Girls of grades 10-12 comprise the Senior G. A. A .... shouts of "sticks,' and "pass it to your
wing" issued across the hockey field as the girls participated in interscholastic meets with West
Reading, Wilson, Mohnton, Mount Penn, and Shillington . . . all the games were played on the
opponents' home fields, but the G. A. A. is hoping to be enjoying their initial season on the new
girls' athletic field next year . . . our varsity dribblers once again entered the Round Robin Tourna-
ment in the Berks County Basketball League competing with the same schools as appeared in
the hockey schedule . . . when spring rolled around, our "rallies" spiked that ball across the net
as they enjoyed intramural volleyball contests . . . competitive volleyball with other schools of
the county was discontinued this year . . . the athletes gathered their "sheckles" by selling refresh-
ments at basketball and football games . . . Miss Tennant, coach . . . Junior G. A. A., composed
of sport-minded gals of junior high, included intramural basketball and volleyball two mornings
swimmers trotted to the Y. M. C. A. every Tuesday after school during the spring
Mrs. Epler, coach.
a week . .
High gal: enjoy volleyball.
As we proceed further into ancient mythology, We meet Janus, the two-
faced God. True to his name, Janus was believed to be able to look in two
directions at the same time. He is the God of beginnings-especially of good
beginnings which insure good endings. Hence, he is represented as facing
both Ways, for the Romans believed that beginnings and endings were all of
the same piece and that an undertaking ill begun could not achieve success.
For some of us seniors, our scholastic career is ending, for others it is
journeying on. Still others are facing toward careers in the commercial World.
Looking back into our years at Muhlenberg High School, we can recall
some of the many incidents We experienced. We shared our fun with llse
Lange, who came to America from Germany for one year of schooling. We
presented her with a class ring to remember us by. "Ellie" Snyder's going to
Hamburg to cheer at a basketball game being played at Wernersville was one
of the humorous occurrences during our senior year. Jim Boyer brought
instrumental recognition to M.T.H.S. by being chosen for State Band and
For the first time a formal outdoor commencement on the athletic field
was planned instead of the pageant form used in previous years.
"We'll e'er be true and loyal to
the noble Blue and Gold."
WILLIAM ADAM General
Bill . . . resides in Temple . . . member of the Wolverines . . . prefers hunting
and fishing to school . . . rides around on motorbike . . . star salesman for
Beckerls . . . pet saying, "I advocatelw . . . follows the Yankees . . . relishes
hamburgers and French fries . . . one of Hankys drummers . . . plans to be
Band 10, 12,' Obrerver 12.
JUN ADAMS General
Ion . . . never quiet . . . frequenrs Holland's Skateland . . . enormous
appetite . . . ardent hunting and fishing fan . . . earns his living by pumping
gas . . . has an eye for rl'e opposite sex . . . drives around in his dad's '48
DeSoto . . . loves school??? . . . loyal Yankee fan . . . future is undecided.
Band 10, 11,' Orcherlra 11,' Obrzroer 11, 12.
JOAN M. ALTHOUSE Commercial
-loanie . . . cute little miss . . . Ruthie's pal . . . Donald Duck's understudy
. . . often observed driving her father's Dodge . . . Miss Tennant's star
athlete . . . swims like a fish . . . canyt stay away from chemistry??? . . .
marksman with a 22 rifle . . . dotes on steak with mushrooms . . . intends
to become a student at East Stroudsburg.
Mixed Choruf 10, 11, 125 G. A. A. 10, 11, 12,' Horror Teamr: Barkrtball
10, 11, 12,' Horkey 10, 11, 12,' Volleyball 10, 11, I2,' Swimming Club 11.
JOSEPH DANIEL ALTHOUSE Academic
Dan . . . Hi-Y secretary . . . member of the band . . . drives an assortment
of cars . . . blessed with a short memory . . . found at Bernie's Sweet Shop
in spare time . . . works on his father's farm . . . ambitious member of hall
patrol . . . sings bass in chorus . . . future occupation will be in agricultural
Band 11, 125 Mixfd Chorur 10, 11, 12,' Hi-Y 10, 11, 12, Secretary 12,'
Photography Club 10,' Hall Patrol 11, 125 Obfervfr 115 Muhltohi,' Clair Play 11.
PATRICIA ANGSTADT Academic
Pat . . . newcomer from R.H.S .... vivacious redhead . . . Winsome smile
. . . loves her Hsouped up" jalopy . . . honor student in German??? . . .
transferred Y-Teens interest to Muhlenberg . . . golf fan . . . favorite
expression, "Hot doglv . . . Phillies supporter . . . will train at Reading
Hospital before entering Navy.
Y- Tram 12.
RUTH BAIR Commercial
Ruth . . . friendly . . . nice personality . . . travels with Flip . . . descendant
of Daniel Boone . . . loves clothing and jewelry . . . enjoys concert music
. . . Marion Marlowe, Julius LaRosa fan . . . best-friend-her dog, Skippy
. . . basketball fan . . . looking for a part-time job . . . plans to be a minister.
Y- Teen: II, I2,' Highway Patrol 10, I1,- Traffic Court, Prerident 12g Student
Council 10, Secretary II, I2,' Obferoer 125 Muhltohi, Honor Society:I2.
SHIRLEY BASHORE Academic
Shirley . . . blonde, blue-eyed miss . . . sunny disposition . . . newcomer
from Newmanstown . . . possessor of a Texas accent . . . enthusiastic
P. O. D. student??? . . . favorite food-hot dogs . . . attends all school
activities . . . adores her pet hamster-Skeeters . . . one of Matty's regular
customers . . . vocation undecided.
Y- Teenf I2,' Obferver 12.
JOYCE BERGMAN Commercial
Joyce . . . famous for contagious cackle . . . neat appearance . . . loves to
eat but never gains an ounce . . . has a sweet tooth . . . tickles the ivories
. . . favorite expression, "Egadsl', . . . dislikes opposite sex??? . . . relishes
spaghetti and meatballs . . . spends weekends roller-skating . . . plans to
be someone's stenog.
Mixed Choru: 10, II, I2,' Y-Teeny II, I2,' Obxerver 12, Muhllohi.
THOMAS BIEHL Commercial
Tom . . . busy but bashful . . . November 1 is his favorite date . . . among
the missing in December . . . hails from Yoder's Hill . . . always with Tip
. . . Mr. Goodlingls best bookkeeping pupil??? . . . Philadelphia Eagle's
fan . . . slaves at Dick Brothers . . . will enroll at night school to become
a C. P. A.
GEORGE BISSEY General
George . . . always talking . . . hails from Temple . . . drives around in a
motor scooter . . . never eats in the cafeteria . . . top ranking student in
journalism??? . . . expert coon and duck hunter . . . can always be found
at the Irish Mountain Wolverines . . . no future plans.
Obrerver II, I2,' Pa. Dutch Club II.
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DORIS BORTZ Commercial
Doris . . . long, auburn locks . . . noted for innumerable freckles . . . skating
occupies her spare moments . . . willing worker in Y-Teens . . . earns her
pay as a part-time car hop . . . typing whiz??? . . . advocates the theory,
"Movies are better than ever!" . . . constant companion of Shirley . .
Y-Teens 11, 125 Muhltohi.
JOHN G. BOSSERT Academic
Jack . . . always well-dressed . . . enthusiastic hall patrolman . . . pals
around with "lVluss', . . . puts in time at Drive-ln . . . loyal A's fan . . . a
wizard in chemistry class??? . . . travels in rapid '37 Ford . . . Johnny Ray
of Muhleteers??? . . . follower of stock car races . . . future announcer for
T. V. or radio.
125 Class Play 11.
R. JAMES BOYER General
Jimmie . . . known to one as "-lamieu . . . originator of the "Duck Tail"
. . . always a new joke . . . immediately answers all accusations with,
"Prove it!" . . .accomplished Muhleteer . . . week-end Dizzy Gillespie
. . . conservative but sharp dresser . . . would like to play in a television
or movie studio orchestra.
Orchestra 10, 11, 125 District Orchestra 10, 125 County Orehestra 105 Band
10, 11, 125 Distriet Band 10, 125 State Band 125 County Band 105 Mixed
Chorus 10, 11, 12,' Muhleteers 11, 12. Smit' Offhfflffa 12-
Mixed Chorus 10, 11, 125 Muhleteers 11 12 Hall Patrol 11 12 Observer
GERALD BROWN General
Brownie . . . hails from Hyde Park . . . enthusiastic journalist??? . . . likes
hunting and trapping . . . retired Goodwill pin boy . . . can be found at
Fister's Goodies Shop . . . tremendous appetite . . . owner of a pet racoon,
Ricky . . . always at Observer deadlines??? . . . indefinite future.
Observer 11, 12.
JOAN BROWN Aeaclemic
Ioan . . . talkative and busy . . . nice and friendly . . . V. P. of Photography
Club . . . active in seven other clubs . . . studies 24 hours a dayff? . . . ardent
shutterbug . . . early riser . . . admires the shorter of the opposite sex . . .
likes to dance, but not alone!!! . . . will receive her "MRS', degree.
Mixed Chorus 10, 11, 125 County Chorus 11,' Muhlaires 125 Debating 10, II,
125 Horizon Club 10, 115 Photography Club 11, 125 Viee President 125 Pro-
jeetionist Club 10, II, 125 Observer 125 Muhltohi,' G. A. A. 10, 11, 125 Honor
Teams: Basketball 10, 11, 125 Hockey 10, 11, 125 Volleyball 10, 11,' Swim-
ming Club 10, 11.
SHIRLEY BUCHTER General I
Shirley . . . winning personality . . . neat dresser . . . known for her unique
hairdo . . . trumpet playing nsendsl' her . . . favorite pastime is dancing
. . . supplies alto harmony for Muhlaires . . . usually a Saturday night
widowlll . . . peppy cheerleader . . . eats spaghetti anytime . . . desires a
secretarial position at Bell.
Mixed Choruf II, 12,' County Choruf 12,' Muhlairer 12,' Y-Teenr 12,' Clan
Play 11,- Cheerleader 11, 12,' G. A. 14. 11,' Volleyball Honor Team 11,' Swim-
ming Club 11.
DAVID BURKHART , General
Dave . . . merry mischief-maker . . . hunting and fishing fiend . . . never
plays ho0key??? . . . circulation manager ofOb:er11er . . . pals around with
Ding Ding . . . loyal member of I. M. W .... most disliked subject-art
. . . hot-rod enthusiast . . . avoids homework . . . admires female clan . . .
hopes to become a forest ranger.
Obrerver II, 125 Hi-Y 10, II, 12.
CARM ELLA CAGNETTI C Ommerridl
Carmel . . . lustrous black tresses . . . where there's Carmel, therels trouble
. . . speeds around in her dad's '52 Ford . . . thinks law is a cinch??? . . .
hearty appetite . . . a speed demon through the halls . . . a former resident
of Youngstown, Ohio . . . favorite pastime-dancing . . . there are mush-
rooms in her future.
EVA JO CAMILLI Commercial
Eva . . . immaculate in appearance . . . hlushes at the least provocation
. . . lends an ear to Frankie Laine . . . quick tempered . . . always on the
go . . . keen sense of humor . . . expert driver??? . . . relishes cheeseburgers
. . . veep of 12-1 homeroom . . . violent gum chewer . . . honor roll student
. . . future medical secretary.
CAROLYN DIETERLE Commercial
Lynn . . . cute and carefree . . . always leaves them laughing . . . hails from
Philadelphia . . . smart shorthand student??? . . . chairlady of Y-Teens
merchandise club . . . one of the gang . . . takes pride in collecting dimes
for Woolworth's . . . pet peeve-baby sitting . . . future secretary.
Y-Teenr 11, 12,' Swimming Club II. Q
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RUTH EDDINGER Commercial
Ruth . . . short, sweet, blue-eyed lass . . . disinclined to talk??? . . . relishes
spaghetti . . . interested in various sports . . . admirer of Mario Lanza
. . . chews gum violently . . . frequently seen with Joan . . . likes to "Dip"
ice cream . . . eagerly awaits the 3:27 bell . . . a future secretary-for a
Muhltohig G. A. A. 12,' Honor Tearnr: Basketball 12,' Hockey 12.
RICHARD EVANS General
Dip . . . quiet and reserved . . . reliable student . . . sports editor of school
paper . . . energetic English student??? . . . travels around with Froggy
. . . all-around athlete . . . loyal Yankee fan . . . ace of pitching staff . . .
delivers morning papers . . . hopes to play professional baseball after
Hall Patrol 11, 12,' Olzrerver II, 12,' V arfity Barketball 11, 12,' V. Bafleet-
lmll l0,' Varfity Football 12, Manager 10, 11,' Bafeball 10, 11, 12.
STELLA FICK Commercial
Stella . . . dark hair and dark eyes . . . jovial personality . . . always singing
. . . admires Chevies . . . loves law classes??? . . . seen frequently at Skate-
land . . . earns her spending money at Frank Reeser's . . . enjoys hoe-downs
. . . professes to be a man-hater . . . future telephone operator at the Bell.
Y- Teenr 1 1 .
BARRY FOLK General
Barry . . . constant talker . . . can be found in music room during vacant
periods . . . takes fiendish pleasure in tormenting "Pete" . . .faithful
Muhleteer and Mixed Chorus member . . . part-time employee of Reeserys
. . . "long-hairedu music lover . . . likes food in quantity and quality . . .
no definite future plans.
Mixed Choruf 11, 12,' Diftrict Choruf 125 County Chorus 11, 125 Muhleteerr
CAROLYN FOLK comtimfaz
Carolyn . . . cheerful personality . . . always chewing gum . . . light brown
hair and green eyes . . . one of Miss Horton's early risers . . . loves law
class??? . . . faithful member of Luther League . . . admires Fords . . .
enjoys swimming . . . dislikes the opposite sex??? . . . "Number, please?"
will be her future slogan.
Mixed Chorur 10, 12,' County Chorus 10.
FLORENCE FREDERICK Commercial
Florence . . . one of the smaller members of the senior class . . . quiet and
shy . . . enjoys traveling-sometimes by motorcycle . . . loves spaghetti
and meat balls . . . pet expression, 1'Oh, sugarlu . . . spends nights baby-
sitting . . . collects dolls as hobby . . . future occupation will be either hair-
dressing or secretarial work.
EDITH GAS PARI Commercial
Edith . . . attractive . . . bewitching black eyes . . . quiet??? . . . baby of the
class . . . Miss Rahn's faithful secretary . . . flashing temper . . . fancies
sauerkraut . . . looks forward to a second trip to Italy . . . has a knack
for driving . . . competent typist . . . busy member of Muhltohi staff . . .
MARILYN GLASS Commcrcial
Marilyn . . . cheerful disposition . . . constantly talking . . . no relation to
Phyllis . . . enjoys roller skating . . . ardent motorcycle fan . . . part-time
worker at Kresgeys . . . craves spaghetti . . . fondness for history??? . . .
spends leisure time cooking . . . frequently visits Pottstown . . . plans to
be a secretary.
Sludfnt Council I0,' Muhllohi.
PHYLLIS GLASS Commercial
Flip . . . genial brunette . . . sedate in class, but riotous at athletic events
. . . veteran band member-looks forward to district festivals . . . constant
utterance, "You know!" . . . enjoys shorthand . . . spends summers at
Manatawny cabin . . . never refuses a milkshake . . . seeks authentic freckle
remover . . . future secretary.
Orchcftra 11, 12,' County Orchcrira I2,' Band 10, 11, 12,' Diflrict Band 11, 12,'
County Band 10, 11, 12,' Mixcd Choruf 11,12,' Y-Tern: 11, 12.
LOIS GRAEFF Acadcmic
Lois . . . full of laughter . . . friendly gal . . . alert colorguard . . . always
with Margaret and Shirley . . . one of the early birds for Mixed Chorus
. . . never studies literature . . . lover of chemistry??? . . . relishes cheese
. . . spends her spare time at lVIatty's . . . highest phone bill in Hyde Park
. . . no definite future plans.
Mixcd Chorus 11, 125 Y-Tcenr 11, 12,' Trcafurcr 11,- Clan Play 11,- Color
KENNETH GREENAWALD Academic
Ken . . . outstanding student and capable athlete . . . wizard in science
. . . piloted band in his senior year . . starter on varsity basketball squad
. . . "talks,' to missed shots . . . Red Sox fan . . . former veep of Student
Council . . . always serious??? . . . precious tenor in Muhleteers . . . will
study medicine at Albright.
Orchertra 10, II, 12,' County Orchestra 12,' Band 10, 11, 12, Prerident 125
County Band 12,' Mixed Chorus 10, 11, 12,' Muhleteerx 10, 11, 12,' Hall
Patrol 11, 12,' Hall Patrol Court 11,- Student Council Vice Prexident 11,'
Varfity Basketball 11, 125 Bafeball 10, 11, 12,' Track 10, Honor Society 12.
GAIL HAMAKER Commercial
Gail . . . bubbling personality . . . not the quiet type . . . enthusiastic driver
. . . never has a dull moment . . . efficient soda jerk . . . recent addition to
Hyde Park . . . believes that nature isn't always right, but Tintair is . . .
juke-box fiend . . . mixed chorus trooper for three years . . . plans to be a
Mixed Choruf 10, 11, 12,' Y-Teen! 11, 12.
JAN HARING Academic
Fish . . . one of Peggy's boys . . . a nimrod in the field . . . relishes tenderloin
steak with mushrooms . . . may be seen in a '49 Chevy . . . likes skiing
and is an expert pistol shot . . . a steady customer of cafeteria??? . . .
favorite class of the day is eighth period . . . future intentions are not
Hi-Y 11, 12,' Clary Play 11.
NANCY HARRIS Commercial
Nancy . . . sense of humor . . . forever chattering . . . neatly attired . . .
favors pork chops . . . pleasing personality . . . loves P.O.D.??? . . . enjoys
swimming . . . brightens Miss Knauss's day??? . . . pals with Roni and
Janet . . . prefers blue . . . puts in hours at Schell's Dairy Swirl . . . yearns
for a secretarial position.
Y-Teeny 11, 12,' Projectionift Club 10, 11, 12,' Student Council 11,' Muhltohi
12,' Clan Play 11.
HAROLD HASKER Induftrial
Buddy . . . silent member of the senior class . . . sturdy tackle on the football
team . . . admirer of the opposite sex . . . resides on Frush Valley Road
. . . faithful senior class worker . . . adores general math class??? . . . cruises
around in a 'SO Pontiac . . . seeks a future in the field of mechanics.
Hi-Y 10, 11, 12,' Clam' Play 11,' Varfity Football 12.
TERRY M. HEFFNER Academic
Tip . . . good-looking, happy-go-lucky lad . . . witty nitwit . . . one of the
Yoder's Hill gang . . . always wears a big smile . . . drives anything on
four wheels . . . hard-working hall patrolman . . . leading man in senior
class play . . . loves to cut grasslff . . . great swimming fan . . . indefinite
plans for the future.
Hall Patrol II, 12,' Student Council I1,' Clair Play 12.
ROBERT HENN Induftrial
Bob . . . typifies muscles plus mind . . . excels in tumbling . . . favorite
subject is "trig,'??? . . . always found at Bernie's . . . drives around in a
Ford . . . favorite saying, "That's the way the ball bouncesll' . . . favorite
pastime-girls . . . found diving at De Hart's during summer . . . a future
H-Y 10, II, I2,' Clar: Play I1,' Vanity Football II, I2,' f.V. Football 10,'
Track 105 Tumbling 10, II, 12.
W JEAN HENRY Academic
Bubbles . . . always willing to help someone . . . an everlasting bookworm
. . . always seen with Lois . . . cousin of Shirley . . . excels in German . . .
unpleasant moments with three brothers . . . helps father in appliance
store . . . spends leisure time listening to radio . . . aspires to become a
woman in white.
Y-Teen: 11, I2,' G. A. A. II.
SHIRLEY HENRY Academic
Shirley . . . hails from Fleetwood . . . a smile for all . . . ardent sports fan
and G. A. A. member . . . presents a neat appearance . . . relishes food
. . . breezes through chemistry??? . . . likes to drive . . . can be heard saying,
"Gee Whiz!" . . . will enroll at Albright and eventually train at the Reading
Y-Teenr II, I2,' Photography Club I2,' Student Council 12,' Muhltohi,' Pa.
Dutch Club 1I,- G. A. A. Il, 125 Honor Teamf: Bafketball II, I2,' Hoekey
II, 125 Swimming Club II.
JACK HERBEIN General
Jack . . . chief interest lies in antique cars . . . dislikes studying . . . drives
a hot Chevy . . . sports car fiend . . . always good for a joke . . . hunting
occupies his spare time . . . classy dresser outside of school . . . never gets
into trouble??? . . . employed at Heffner's . . . likes to drift . . . future
JOAN HESSLER Commercial
Joan . . . a slick chick with a neat personality . . . zealous cheerleader . . .
keen eye for dress . . . top-notch sales girl for McCrory,s??? . . . leading
lady of junior class play . . . favorite subject is shorthand . . . prefers a
wide choice when it comes to fellows . . . no sign of a frown on her face
. . . future secretary.
Y-Teenf 11, 125 Multohi,' Clan Play 11, 125 Cheerleader 10, 11, 12.
LESLIE HOFFMAN Academic
Les . . . combination of musical talent and scholastic ability . . . never
late for classes??? . . . owns and operates a 147 Chevy . . . loyal fan of
Philadelphia Athletics . . . likes trout fishing . . . finds chemistry very
easy??? . . . spends much time playing with German band . . . plans to
Orcheftra 10, 11, 125 County Orcheftra 105 Band 10,11,12, Vice Preflzlent 125
Diftriet Band 10, 115 County Band 105 Mixed Choruf 10, 11, 125 Muhleteerr
LARRY HOMAN Indwtfial
Larry . . . quiet personality . . . laughs at everyone's jokes . . . a member
of the American Pigeon Racing Union . . . always eating . . . favorite
expression, "I'm hungry!" . . . usually clad in dungarees . . . one of Peggyls
regular customers . . . master of the typewriter??? . . . no definite occupa-
tion in view.
NORMAN HULLINGER General
Rebel . . . tall, lanky member of the class . . . seldom quiet . . . loyal member
of the Irish Mountain Wolverines . . . makes Bernie's his second
home . . . always singing, "I wish I was in Dixie!" . . . sporty dresser . . .
a supporter of the Cleveland Indians . . . bound for the Navy after
f. V. Barketball 11.
EVERETT JONES Incluftrial
Butch . . . quiet ten per cent of the time and talks the rest . . . likes tumbling
at school . . . best scholastic marks occur in metal shop . . . fond of roller
skating and outboard motor races . . . likes to sleep . . . favorite expression,
"Todayl" . . . will work at Bell Telephone and then enlist in the Coast
Tumbling 10, 11, 12.
DAVID KAERCHER General
Preacher . . . always seen at Peggy's at lunch time . . . roller skating fiend
. . . admirer of the opposite sex . . . favorite subject is English??? . . . always
in trouble . . . steady job at Leb0's Texaco Station . . . hacks around in
his dad's '50 Chevy . . . lobster is his favorite dish . . . plans to enter a
school for optometrists.
MARILYN KARBEL Commercial
Marilyn . . . answers to "Small Onel' . . . cute pug nose and smile . . . snappy
dresser . . . one of the gang . . . loves to dance, skate, and eat . . . loathes
men??? . . . Ralph Flanagan fan . . . plays "squeeze box" for Die
Wunnernaus . . . one of Miss Horton,s early risers . . . plans to seek steno-
Mixed Choruf 12, Y-Team 11, 12.
SAMUEL KISSINGER Academic
Sam . . . suave dresser . . . supporter of Democratic policies . . . "big wign
of Hi-Y . . . favors peg pants . . . roots for Red Sox . . . masterful "trig"
student??? . . . drives the "Black Beauty" . . . employed at the Acme . . .
diligent basketball player . . . found in the presence of Rocky and Mac
. . . desires a college education.
Hi-Y 11, 12, Preuvident 125 Vanity Barleetball 11, 12.
GLORIA MAE KLEE Commercial
Gloria . . . possesses hazel eyes and brown hair . . . earns pennies by serving
people at Helenels Luncheonette . . . loves law??? . . . resides in Temple
. . . talkative miss . . . eager driver-training student??? . . . seen at Y-Teens
meetings . . . prefers Italian sandwiches to any other food . . . future
Y-Tffm 11, 12g Muhllohi.
MARION KLEMM Commercial
Marion . . . seen but not heard??? . . . sweet personality . . . always smiling
. . . one of Miss Horton's Hdawn patroln members . . . marches with the color
guards . . . loves sports and food . . . runs around in her dad's '49 Chevy
. . . speaks German fluentlyif? . . . plans to attend hairdressing school.
Mixed Clioruf 11, 12,' Clary Play 115 Color Guard 12.
VERNON KLINE Inclurtrial
Deacon . . . quiet, lumbering Hi-Y Veep . . . argues for the sake of arguing
. . . co-captain and stalwart tackle of the football team . . . recognized
by his suedes and dungarees . . . needs an analyst for his handwriting . . .
supreme commander of Hall Patrol . . . girls are his pastime . . . future
Hi-Y 10, 11, 12, Vice-Prefident 12,' Hall Patrol 10, 11, 12, Caplain 12:
Hall Patrol Court 12,' V. Bafleetball 11,' Varfity Football 11, 125 V.
GAYLE KRAMER Commercial
Gayle . . . constant jabber-jaw . . . attractive miss . . . prefers short hair
. . . short member of the class??? . . . lends an ear to the voice of Mario
Lanza . . . always on the job for Y-Teens . . . dotes on swimming . . . can
usually be heard cheering at football games . . . would like secretarial
work in the future.
Y-Teenr 11, 12,' Muhltohi,' Clan' Play 11.
JANI CE KUTZ Commercial
Janice . . . bashful but full of vim and vigor . . . pleasant personality . . .
dislikes sewing class . . . ardent football fan . . . relishes spaghetti . . . yearns
for a certain someone . . . rushes to catch a bus after school . . . spends
most of her time at St. Lawrence Restaurant . . . future plans indefinite.
Y-Teeny 11, 12,' Muhltohi.
ILSE LANGE Academic
llse . . . pretty German blonde . . . hails from Dinkelsbiihl . . . Grange
protege . . . likes to Walk alone at night . . . needs 36-hour days partici-
pates in girls, sports . . . Y-Teens member . . . fascinated by American ice
cream!!! . . . after returning to Germany, 3 more years of school . .
intends to teach in the future.
Y-Teeru 12,' G. A. A. 12,' Hockey Honor Team 12.
MARGARET LEAS Academic
Margaret . . . attractive blonde . . .innocent blue eyes . . . care free disposition
. . . full of vim, vigor, and vitality . . . winning smile . . . neat dresser . . .
drives a '51 Chevy . . . lives for history??? . . . high-stepping majorette
. . . Ralph Flanagan fan . . . haunts the beaches in the summer . . . plans
for a college career after graduation.
Y-Teenr 11, 12,' Highway Patrol 10,' Observer 12g Clan' Play I1,' Majorellef
12,' Flag Twirlerf II,' Swimming Club 10.
MARILYN LETSCHE Academia
Marilyn . . . blue-eyed blonde . . . quiet around strangers . . . constantly
late . . . Ginny in class play . . . efficient field marshal . . . dancing, violin,
and drama lessons prove her versatility . . . yearns to be an actress . . .
chooses clothes wisely . . . enjoys both classical and modern music . .
plans to attend college.
Orcherfra 10, 11, 12,' County Orcheflra 10, 12,' llflixed Clzorux 10, 11, 12,' Muhlaire:
12,' Y-Teen: 11, 12,' Claff Play 11, 12,' Majorettef 11,' Field Marfhal 12,'
Flag Twirlers 10,' Swimming Club 10,' Honor Society 12.
BETTY LUTZ Commercial
Betty . . . striking miss from Hyde Park . . . prefers to be seen rather than
heard . . . handy with the needle and thread??? . . . is always seen with
Gayle . . . has a yen for tall males . . . Wears a mysterious insignia, "CCH
. . . strives for a Florida tan . . . early bird for Y-Teens meeting??? . . .
Y-Teenr 11, 12,' Muhltohi.
WILLARD LUTZ General
Lutzy . . . dark and handsome . . . conservative, but attractive dresser . . .
one of the Hyde Park gang . . . loyal Red Sox fan . . . slaves at Boyer's
Drug Store??? . . . would rather hunt than sleep . . . devoted to the opposite
sex . . . Spanish is a chore . . . will seek employment and then serve Uncle
Mixed Chorur 10, II, 12,' Obrerver 12,' Clair Play 11, 12,' Baseball 11, 12.
NOREEN LYNCH Commercial
Noreen . . . very attractive . . . keen sense of humor . . . permanent smile
. . . artistically inclined . . . no errors in bookkeeping??? . . . scoots around
in Mick's Plymouth . . . one of Miss Hortonls faithful uwarblersv . . .
devours more food than she serves at Y-Teens meetings . . . no definite
plans for the future.
Mixed Choruf 11, 12,' Y-Teenx 11, 12,' Red Croft Club 10,' Mulzlzohi.
SHIRLEY MANMILLER Academic
Shirley . . . talkative . . . Stan Kenton enthusiast . . . helps to feed the
Y-Teens . . . enjoys college football . . . loyal member of the Temple Cadets
. . . shuns homework . . . pet expression, "Who has gum?,' . . . often found
at Bernie's . . . finds P.O.D. reports distasteful . . . aspires to be an
Mixed Cliorux 12,' Y- Teenf 11, 12,' Muhltohi.
G. PETER MANWILLER Academic
Pete . . . watches dawn break every Tuesday and Wednesday . . . collector
of classical records . . . encourages many arguments in P.O.D .... ardent
Republican fan . . . driver of his dad's Studebaker . . . Mr. Harris's "yes
man"??? . . . admires the opposite sex . . . attends P.O.S. of A. . . . not
certain about future profession.
Mixed Chorur 10, 11, 12,'
CAROLYN MARBERGER Academic
Tinker . . . endlessly cracking jokes . . . enthusiastic G. A. A. member . . .
fond of swimming and dancing . . . honor student in chemistry'??? . . .
never has an idle moment . . . fancies seafood . . . can be heard saying,
"Ain,t?" . . . part-time waitress . . . efficient seamstress . . . likes to cook
. . . future-third finger, left hand.
Mixed Chorur 11, 12,' Far Horizon Club 10, 11, Trearurer 11, Vice Prerident
11,' Clair Play 11,' G. A. A. 10, 11, 12,' Honor Teamr: Barketball10, 11,'
Hockey 10, 11,' Volleyball 10, 11,' Swimming Club 10, 11.
JUDY MEARTG Academic
Judy . . . versatile . . . never idle . . . clever conversatiorialist . . . denies
her hair is red . . . conscientious Obferver editor . . . eats cold meals after
deadline . . . double woodwind tooter . . . blows in Centerport Band . . .
never bored in English class . . . veteran Junior Red Cross Executive
Council member . . . future campus co-ed.
Orcheftra 11, 12,' Diytrict Orcheftra 12,' County Orchestra 11, 125 Band 11,
12,' Dirtrict Band 10, 11, I2,' County Band 11, 12,' Debating II,- Obrerver
11, 12,' Muhltohi, Honor Society 12,' Quill and Scroll 12.
DORIS MECK E Commercial
Dos . . . attractive, dimpled lassie . . . never tires of talking . . . veteran
cheerleader . . . arranger of Y-Teens programs . . . sports feminine crew
Cut . . . obtains an income from Keystone Dairy . . . fond of spaghetti . . .
prefers art to other subjects . . . regular passenger in the "Studie', . . . one
of the gang . . . future undecided.
Y-Teenr 11, I2,' Program Chairman 12,' Muhltohi,' Clary Play 11,' Cheer-
leader 10, 11, 12,' G. A. A. Manager 11,' Volley Ball Honor Team 11.
DONALD R. MILLER Academic
Miller . . . quiet but friendly sort of chap . . . hails from Laureldale . . .
Jerryls favorite companion . . . loathes homework . . . part-time Acme
worker . . . drools over Carvel ice cream . . . mystified by the fairer sex
. . . follows big car racing . . . loves chemistry class??? . . . will decide career
ANGELYN A. MOYER Academic
Becky . . . small, blue-eyed blonde . . . personality plus . . . dislikes the
opposite sex??? . . . neat as a pin . . . a cheerful "Hello" for everyone . . .
finishes her lunch in Mr. Spancake's class . . . cheers the Muhls to victory
. . . a supporting role in the senior class play . . . skilled seamstress . . .
future college entrant.
Horizon Club 10, 115 Highway Patrol 10, 115 Safety Council 11,' Red Croix
105 Clan' Play 12,' Cheerleader 11, 12.
NANCY MOYER General
Nancy . . . usually daydreaming . . . gay personality . . . enjoys attending
color guard practice . . . varied school interests . . . hates P.O.D. reports!!!
. . . spends spare time slaving for Woolworth's . . . adores her sailor boy . . .
pet expression, "Oh, sugarln . . . future plans-either to be a model or
Mixed Choruf 10, 11, 125 Muhlairey 125 Horizon Club 10, 115 Student Council
11,' Color Guard 12,' Swimming Club 10.
LARRY NESTER Academic
JAN MUSSER Academic
Jan . . . deceptive magician and competent scholar . . . neatly dressed . . .
raps gavel for Student Council . . . to him the best part of Shakespeare
is his death . . . soda-jerk at Pensupreme . . . ardent Yankee footer . . .
proverbial saying-"Thais the breaks" . . . future is undecided.
Mixed Choruf 10, 11, 125 Debating 10, 11, 125 Hi-Y10, 11, 125 Photography
Club 11, 12, Treafurer 125 Hall Patrol II, 125 Student Council Prefident 125
Claf: Play 11,' Stage Crew 10, 11, 12.
Larry early riser for Mixed Chorus always with Lutz . . . conscientious
hall monitor . . . most loyal Yankee fan . . . varsity second baseman for
Muhl's baseball team . . . earns money in winter by trapping . . . whips
around in a '37 Dodge . . . displayed acting ability in both class plays . . .
expects to enter college.
Mixed Choruf 10, 11, 125 Hall Patrol 10, 11, 12,' Obferrfer 125 Muhltohi,'
Clan' Treafurer 10, 11, 125 Clair Play 11, 125 Bafeball 11, 12,' Honor
LEROY R. NOECKER Academic
Skeets . . . sings bass in Muhleteers . . . scoots around in the "Henry J"
. . . enjoys the company of one Babs B . . . Yankee fan . . . member of hall
patrol . . . faithful stage hand . . . inspired chemistry student??? . . . acquires
his wealth at Reading Laundries, Inc .... intends to continue this occupa-
tion after graduation.
Mixed Chorus 10, 11, 125 Muhleteerx 11, 125 Hi-Y 10, II, 125 Photography
Club 125 Hall Patrol 11, 125 Stage Crew 11, 125 V. Football 105 Honor
Honor Society 12.
RICHARD PENTURELLI General
Pancho . . . friendly personality . . . capable art student . . . fond of Phila-
delphia A's . . . often seen in a '51 Ford . . . favorite expression, "You
yanyo!!!" . . . likes spaghetti . . . well behaved??? . . . one of the 12-3
nroughnecksn . . . popular music fiend . . . Well-dressed . . . favors study
hall . . . a future machinist.
MADELYN OCHS Commerrial
Madelyn . . . possessor of long, black lashes . . . meticulous appearance
. . . fun loving . . . enjoys driving lessons!!! . . . aggressive flag-twirling
leader . . . studies tap dancing Weekly . . . dotes on cherry cokes . . detests
hurrying . . . fan of Vaughn Monroe . . . loves to work??? . . . plans to
become a medical secretary.
Y-Teenf 11, 12,' Muhltohi,' Clan' Play 115 Flag Twirlerf 11, Leader 12.
ERNEST OSWALD General
Ernie Oz . . . well-dressed . . . favors a certain cheerleader . . . Red Sox fan
. . . zooms through Laureldale in his Plymouth . . . favorite saying, "You
better believe it!!!" . . . special food-spaghetti . . . excuse blank dodger
. . . belongs to 12-3 homeroom gang . . . seen with his cocker spaniel, Inky
. . . future Canada Dry truck driver.
Hi-Y10, 11, I2,- V. Football 10,' Track 11.
BARRY PRICE General
Barry . . . hails from Temple . . . seldom heard . . . never a dull moment
. . . expert carpenter . . . usually hunting or fishing . . one of the Wolverines
. . . favorite expression, "Tell us about itll!" . . . speeds around in his dadls
Plymouth . . . haunted by his brother . . . Dodger fan . . . no definite plans
for the future.
BARBARA RAMSAY Academic
Barbara . . . vivacious and gay . . . friendly personality . . . efficient
representative to Student Council . . . collects salt and pepper shakers
in her spare time . . . loves sports and movies . . . likes to assume the Dutch
accent . . . very efficient in chemistry??? . . . hopes to be an R. N.
Horizon Club 10, 11, Treafurer 10, Photography Club 11, 12, Sfcretary 12,'
Highway Patrol 10,' Siudent Council 10, 11, I2,' Muhltohl,' Swimming Club
JIMMIE REEDY General
Jim . . . drives his mother's '48 Pontiac . . . likes to eat hamburger in the
cafeterialf? . . . Works at Dalyis Food Market . . . most gruesome assign-
ment in school is a book report . . . belongs to the 12-3 homeroom gang
. . . resides in South Temple . . . no definite plans for the future.
Obferver 11 .
RODNEY REINERT Genera!
Rod . . . refuses to rush regardless of reason . . . Whiz in P. O. D.??? . . .
enjoys roller skating . . . can be found most anytime at Del-lart's . . . drives
a blue Nash . . . Ding Dingys right hand man . . . a great admirer of feminine
beauty . . . likes metal shop . . . plans to join the Air Force after graduation.
ANNA REINSEL Academic
Anna . . . former resident of Hamburg . . . blushes readily . . . Y-Teens
chaplain . . . farmerette of the senior play . . . dislikes giving P.O.D. reports
and Writing English themes . . . favorite subject-plane geometry . . .
enjoys playing the piano . . . teaches tors in Sunday School . . . aspires
to become a parish Worker.
Y-Teen: 11, 12,' Chaplain I2,' Muhltohi,' Swimming Club 11,- Clan' Play 12,'
Honor Society 12.
PATRICIA REITZ Academic
Pat . . . studies come naturally . . . gains friends by her gay disposition
. . . takes notes at class meetings . . . imaginative feature editor at deadline
. . . pounds piano for "dawn patrol" . . . never late for band??? . . . driver
of the "Studie,' . . . extracurricular activitykflirting . . . will pursue a
musical career at college.
Orchextra 10, 11 , 12,' Counfy Orchertra 12,' Band 10, 11 , 12,' Secretary- Trearurer
10, 11, 125 County Band1I,' Mixed Chorur 10, 11, I2,' County Choruf 10, 11, 12,'
Muhlairey 10, 11, 12,' Debating 11,' Projeclioniii Club 10, 11, 12,' Observer
11, 12, Muhllohig Claff Secretary 10, 11, 12,' G. A. A. 10, 11,' Honor Teamx:
Barlzelball 10, 11,' Hockey 10, 11, Volleyball 10,' Swimming Club 10, 11,'
Quill and Scroll 125 Honor Society 12.
ALAN RENTSCHLER Indufzria!
Ding Ding . . . ambitious student??? . . . school interests are metal shop
and mechanical drawing . . . likes sports, especially hunting . . . interested
in repairing and hopping-up cars . . . Ford man . . .cavorts around in a
hot '40 Willys??? . . . Weight-lifter in spare time . . . future plans-eauto
or airplane mechanic.
Hi-Y 10, 11, 12. A
BARBARA RIEGEL Commercial
Babs . . . tall, blue-eyed miss . . . loquacious . . . vigorous gum chewer . . .
loves "Honey" . . . rates Bobby Shantz tops . . . one of Skatelandls best
customers . . . Frankie Laine and Vaughn Monroe fan . . . punches keys
at Obrerwr deadlines . . . hails from Hyde Park . . . pals with Shirley . . .
fond of chocolate milkshakes . . . future plans-an office position.
Obrerwfr 125 Muhltohi.
JOAN ROGERS Academic
Joan . . . cute brunette . . . hails from Bethlehem . . . interested in a certain
paratrooper . . . works in fabric department at Whitnerls . . . has a talent
for making own apparel . . . Shakespeare addict??? . . . standing order is
tuna salad sandwich and french fries . . . favorite expression, "Gee-whiz!"
. . . no future plans.
BERNHARD ROHRBACHER Academic
Bernie . . . an example of brawn plus brains . . . shared co-captain spot
on football squad . . . class prexy . . . former Ted Williams fan . . . aversion
for Latin . . . pilots the "Merc" . . . agile "dipper-flipper" at his sweet
shop . . . girls are chief interest . . . Muhleteer songster . . .future lVl.D.
Mixed Choruf 10, Il, 125 Muhlefeerr 10, 125 Hi-Y 11, 12, T1fa.ru1er I2,' Hall
Patrol 11, 125 Hall Patrol Court I2,' Muhltohig Clan Prerident 10, 11, 125
Clair Play II,' f.V. Barleetball II: Vanity Football II, 125 j.V. Football
I0,' Bareball II, 12.
DANIEL ROTHENBERGER Commfrcial
Toni . . . tall lad from Hyde Park . . . definitely not bashful . . . Miss Knauss's
favorite comedian??? . . . endless eater . . . spends spare time on Frush Valley
Road . . . baseball is his chief interest . . . will attend college to secure
C. P. A. training.
Clary Play II, IZ.
GLORIA MAE ROTHERMEL Commercial
Gloria . . . combines music and scholarship . . . friendly personality . . -
everything's "Sonny" all the time!!! . . . dislikes shorthand . . . accom-
plished accordionist . . . can be heard tapping the keys at Obrerver deadline
. . . resides in Spring Valley . . . pals with Shirley . . . prefers Buicks . . .
Orrhertra I2,' Band 10, II, 12.
SHIRLEY RUPPERT Commercial
Shirley . . . cute, bashful miss . . . full of energy??? . . . fond of Italian sand-
wiches and ice cream . . . ardent football fan . . . enjoys the "Rich" side
of life . . . expert bookkeeper . . . Obferver deadline typist . . . usually seen
with Babs . . . neat dresser . . . Guy Lombardo and Perry Como fan . . .
no future plans.
LUTHER SCHLOTT I ndurtrial
Sonny . . . shy . . . always well-dressed . . . above average student . . .
vice-president of class for two consecutive years . . . outstanding in tumbling
. . . excels in English??? . . . can be found at the Laurel on Sunday nights
. . . spends summer vacation on diving board . . . hopes to attend a trade
Hall Patrol 11, I2,' Clan' Vice-Prexident II, 125 Clary Play 11, 125 Tumbling
Club 10, II, 12.
NANCY SCHMEHL General
Nancy . . . a friendly "I-lellov for everybody . . . collects miniature dogs
and unusual dolls . . . willing worker for Y-Teens . . . finds pleasure in the
culinary arts . . . regular football fan . . . enjoys discussing boys . . . future
time will be spent as a clay nursery assistant.
Y- Teenf 11, 12.
ROBERTA SCHMEHL Commercial
Bobbie . . . lively and attractive . . . possesses endless energy . . . snappy
color guard . . . lends an ear to Ralph Flanagan . . . has a preference for
typing and an aversion for bookkeeping . . . natural yen for sleeping . . .
one of the gang . . . male fancier . . . future ambition'-to secure a secretarial
Y-Teenf 11, 12,' Muhltohi,' Red Croff Club 10, Vice-Prexident 10,' Clay!
Play I1,' Color Guard 12.
PATRICIA SCHULZE Academic
Pat . . . her chatter never ceases . . . energetic hockey player . . . is always
saying, "This kid has got to go!" . . . Richie Ashburn fan . . . loafs at
Bernie's . . . simply adores chemistry??? . . . lives on "Wop-jobs" . . . likes
all sports . . . pet peeve is conceited people . . . future WAF and college
Y-Teeru 125 Obferrfer 12,' C. A. A. I2,' Hockey Honor Team 12.
GLORIA SEIDEL Commercial
Gloria . . . eyes of blue . . . knows what she wants and gets it . . . forever
busy . . . continually singing . . . sharp cheerleader . . . dreams of a stage
career . . . veteran Muhlaire . . . increases insurance rates when she drives
. . . nifty with needle . . . keen eye for a fellow . . . ambition-to work as
a medical secretary.
Mixed Choruf 10, 11, I2,' Diftriel Choruf 10, 11, 12,' County Choruf 10, 11,
12,' Muhlairef 10, II, 12,' Y-Teem' 11, 12,' Muhltohi,' Clam Play 11, 12,'
Cheerleader 10, 11, 12.
JERE SELL Induftrial
Sell . . . brown, curly hair and blue eyes . . . advocates field and stream
environment . . . the bully of the class??? . . . one-fifth of the Oak Street
gang . . . interested in metal shop and mechanical drawing . . . does his
best singing in metal shop . . . will enter Wyomissing Polytech for machinist
Shirley . . . talkative . . . snappy dresser . . . friendly personality . . . always
seen with Doris . . . tremendous appetite . . . a brain in bookkeeping???
. . . spends leisure time at Skateland . . . former employee of Spike's . . .
Obferver typist . . . member of Y-Teens . . . future desire-'secretary or
Y-Teeny 11, 12,' Muhllohi.
BARBARA SHALTER Commercial
Barbara . . . cute, pert blonde . . . friendly disposition . . . constantly giggling
. . . fervent cheerleader . . . fountain maid at local drug store . . . always
with Ernie . . . idolizes her cocker spaniel . . . awarded a competent typist
pin . . . can eat an ltalian sandwich anytime . . . will obtain a secretarial
Mixed Chorux 10,' Y-Term 11, 12,' Muhltohi, Cheerleader 10, 11, 12.
JAMES SHEEHAN General
Jim . . . first and last year at Muhlenberg . . . resides in Hyde Park . . .
runs around in '46 Oldsmobile . . . enthusiastic fisherman . . . television
viewer . . . does leather carving as a hobby . . . loves algebra??? . . . enjoys
watching boxing matches . . . plans to enter a trade school after graduation
STEPHEN SHIPE Industrial
Steve . . . always laughing . . . enjoys school tremendously??? . . . chief
interest outside of school is horseback riding . . . experienced hunter and
fisherman . . . likes roller skating and popular jukebox records . . . a declared
woman hater??? . . . gets his best marks in metal shop . . . undecided about
his future career.
PATRICIA SHOFF Academic
Pat . . . full of fun . . . likes barbecues . . . never an idle moment . . . loves
the outdoors . . . always studying . . . toots upon a licorice stick . . . carries
a torch in Camp Fire . . . spends summer at Maiden Creek . . . earns income
by baby sitting . . . employed as parish secretary . . . future parish worker
after college training.
Band 10, 11, 125 Mixed Choruf 10, 125 Y-Teeny 11, 12,' Obferver 11, 125
GLORIA MAE SHOLLENBERGER Commercial
Gloria . . . resides in Laureldale . . . quiet . . . pleasant smile . . . earns her
Uwealthn at Kinney's shoe store . . . fond of opposite sex??? . . . collects
what-nots . . . spends leisure time with nose in comic books . . . ardent
basketball fan . . . diligent hookkeeper . . . aspires to be a cashier after
NANCY SHUPP Commercial
Nance . . . vivacious brown-haired lass . . . heard but not seen . . . able
seamstress!!! . . . helps cheer team to victory . . . holds office of treasurer
in Y-Teens . . . there's a Ford in her futurewf'Harford" . . . one of the
gang . . . adores part-time job at lVlcCrory's??? . . . future desire-to he a
Y-Teenx 11, 12, Vine-Prerident 11, Treafurer I2,- Muhlt0hi,' Clay: Vice
Prefident 10,' Cheerleader 11, 125 Clan Play 11.
DORIS SHUTTER Commercial
Stecky . . . cute . . . known by her black horn rims . . . nice personality
. . . constant late-comer . . . struggling bookkeeper . . . fancies a certain
soldier with a '48 Buick . . . craves spaghetti . . . often seen chattin' with
Pat . . . favorite expression, "Chust for so!!! . . . checks policies at American
Casualty . . . future secretary.
VERONICA STABOLEPSZY Commercial
Roni . . . natural blonde??? . . . witty senior . . . roving eye for males . . .
one of Miss Knaussls favorites??? . . . pounds cash register at Food Fair
. . . shorthand whiz . . . constantly seen with Nancy and Janet . . . accom-
plished dancer . . . loves to eat . . . favorite expression, "You know it!"
. . . uncertain future plans.
ELEANOR SNYDER Academic
Ellie . . . nutt but nice . . . endowed with natural curls . . . versatile ventures
prove her efficiency . . . news editor for Oluerver . . . varsity cheerleader
. . . drives ? a "Chevie" . . . theor for romance-variety is the spice
of life . . . enjoys attending college activities . . . a future merchandising
major at Drexel.
Mixed Chorus 10, 11, 125 Muhlairer 125 Y-Teena' II, 125 Student Council
105 Olzferwer 11, 125 Muhltohi5 Clan Play 11, 125 Cheerleader 10, 11, 12,'
G. A. A. 105 Honor Teamf: Barleetball 105 Hoeleey 105 Swimming Club 105
Quill and Scroll 12.
MARY JANE SOSI Commercial
Pat . . . talkative lass from Temple . . . avid fan of opposite sex . . . snappy
majorette . . . favorite expression, "Ah, step on 'emln . . . member of
Y-Teens . . . thrives to hear the Ray Anthony Band . . . always heard
cracking jokes . . . lives at Bernie's more than at home . . . future ambition
Y- Teeny 11, 125 M uhltohi,' M ajorettef 12.
BETTY STAILEY Academic
Betty . . . pleasing personality . . . Muhlenberg Dairy fan . . . always yearning
for something to do . . . drives around in Dad's Ford . . . labors diligently
on the 0b.verver??? . . . treasurer of Student Council . . . spends spare time
eating sea food . . . puts in time at Croll 8: Keck . . . future major in child
care at Penn State.
Student Couneil II, 12, Treaxurer 125 Obferver 11, 125 Clan Play 125 G. Al. A,
10, 115 Honor Teamf: Bafleetball 10, 11,- Volleyball 11.
LGUISE STELLFOX Academic
Weezie . . . petite and peppy . . . Muhlaire songstress . . . busy as a bee
. . . admirer of Guy Lombardo . . . favorite expression, "You're a buddy!"
. . . leisure time pursuits consist of movies and television . . . recognized
by her colorful lavender attire . . . well-behaved in Spanish class??? . . .
Mixed Clzoruf 10, 11, 125 Muhlairer 11, 125 Obferver 11, 125 Dirtrid Chorux 105
Quill and Scroll 12.
EDWIN SUMMONS Academic
Eddie . . . industrious but talkative . . . travels to school with the "dawn
patrolu . . . loyal supporter of the school's activities . . . chemistry brain???
. . . can be seen laboring at the Acme . . . driver of an Olds "88" . . . greatest
delight is steamed clams . . . enjoys good stage shows!!! . . . his future career
Mixed Chorur 10, 11, 12.
JAMES SWEITZER Indurtrial
Jimmy . . . an energetic football player . . . often seen coaxing along his
'40 Ford . . . owner of a slick crew cut . . . favorite pastimeHcatching shut-
eye . . . usually well dressed??? . . . faithful fan of field and stream . . .
skilled machinist in metal shop . . . plans to major in industrial arts at college.
Hi-Y 10, 11, 12, Chaplain 11,' Varsity Football 11, 12,' V. Foot-
GRACE TOBIAS Academic
Toby . . . captures friends easily . . . tremendous appetite . . . eager G. A. A.
member . . . earns pin money at Woolworth's . . . craves Italian sandwiches
man hater??? . . . dotes on dancing . . . favorite expression, "You know
itlu . . . active member of Y-Teens . . . pals with Tootie . . . devoted art
student . . . tomorrow's typist.
Y-Teenf 11, 12,' Obferver 11, 12,' Mulzltohi, C. A. A. 10, 11, 12,' Honor Teams:
Barketball 10, 11, 12,' Volleyball 10, 11,' Swimming Club II.
PHYLLIS TURNER General
Phyllis courageous energetic possesses winning smile . . . gifted
with a sweet soprano voice . . . enjoys reading . . . skilled in ceramics . . .
likes shorthand . . . future secretary after attending McCann Bussiness
Mixed Chorur 11,' Muhlairer 11,' Y-Teen: 11.
LOIS G. ULMER Commercial
Lois . . . tall, pleasant girl . . . active participant in girls' sports . . . "Lady
with the hatsu in junior class play . . . spare time spent building and flying
model airplanes . . . enjoys sewing and dancing . . . relishes Italian spaghetti
. . . frequently "Zigging" around in an Olds . . . future bookkeeper.
Mixed Choruf 11, 12,' Far Horizon Club Prerident 10, 11,' Projectionirt
Club 10, 11, 12,' Highway Patrol 10, 11,' Traffic Court 10g Student Council
10, II, Trearurer 11,- Muhltohif Clary Play 11, C. A. A. 10, 11, 12,' Honor
Teamr: Barleetball 10, 11, 12,' Hockey 10, 11,' Volleyball 10, I1,- Swimming
Club 10,- Honor Society 12.
TWILA VENKLER Commercial
Tootie . . . good sport . . . friendly disposition . . . blushes easily . . . pals
with Toby . . . favorite dish is spaghetti and meat balls . . . spends leisure
time at the movies . . . loves to type??? . . . fattens her wallet by working
at Woolworth,s . . . plans to enlist in the Waves or obtain a secretarial
Y- Teenf II, 12.
ROBERTA WAGNER Commercial
Bobbie . . . brown-haired lass from Mt. Laurel . . . full of pep . . . never
stops talking . . . prefers her gentlemen blond . . . fond of dancing . . . loves
shorthand??? . . . full-fledged baby sitter . . . one of Miss Rahn's Y-Teeners
. . . ardent collector of popular records . . . will seek a secretarial position.
Y-Teem 11, 12,' Muhltohi.
RICHARD WEIDENHAMMER General
Dick . . . can be found at Buckley's gas station on the Pottsville Pike . . .
known as a Yankee rooter . . . pilots a ,49 Plymouth . . . one of Miss Horton,s
first basses . . . pastime is spent in raising pigeons . . . common expression,
"That's the breaksll' . . . future intentions point toward Muhlenberg Dairy.
Mixed Choruf 11, 12.
GERALD WEIDNER ammo
Jerry . . . an ambitious student??? . . . drives a ,42 Ford . . . one of Laurel-
dale's Acme employees . . . a lover of the hunting field . . . follows pro-
fessional auto racing . . . best part of school is Wood and Metal Shops . . .
one of the guards on the Hall Patrol . . . intentions tend toward the
. mechanic's trade.
Hall Patrol 11, 12,' Muhllohi.
JANET WELLER Commercial
Janet . . . jolly jokester . . . early riser for Miss Horton . . . ambitious
Y-Teens president . . . where there're Nancy and Roni, there's Janet . . .
seen often at Schell,s Dairy Swirl . . . usually saying, '4Drop dead I" . . .
terrific temperlll . . . always in a hurry . . . desires employment at Bell
Mixed Choruf 12,' Y-Teen: 11, 12, President 125 Obferver I2,' Clan' Play
II,- G. A. A. 10, 11,' Hockey Honor Team 10, 11,' Service Club 10, II.
JEANETTE WELLER Commercial
-leanette . . . good things come in small packages . . . keeps the male element
guessing . . . an identical twin??? . . . her faithful correspondence builds
up Army morale . . . possessor of naturally curly hair . . . miniature maid
at lVIiller's . . . a representative at county and district chorus . . . future
Band 10, 11, 12, Librarian 12,' Orcheslra 12,' County Band 10, II, 125 Mixed
Chorus 10, 11, 12,' District Chorus 10,' County Chorus 11, 12,' Muhlaires I2,'
Y-Teens 11, I2,- Highway Patrol 10,' Muhltohi,' Class Play 11,' G. A. A. 12.
MARILYN WENNELL Commercial
Marilyn . . . lady-like and quiet . . . tiny, brown-eyed girl . . . secretary
of Y-Teens . . . willing to help in anything . . . has minute handwriting
. . . "Gee Whiz!" is her favorite expression . . . friend of animals . . . loves
to travel . . . likes Arthur Godfrey . . . bookkeeper at heart and intends to
make it her profession.
Y-Teens 11, 12, Secretary 12,' Muhltohi.
ROBERT WERTZ Industrial
Bobby . . . man of few words . . . resides in Hyde Villa . . . fond of school???
. . . drives his father's Chrysler . . . sharp dresser . . . keen golfer . . . likes
sports . . . Phillies' fan . . . club champ at Pleasant Hill Golf Course . . .
favorite subjects are metal shop and mechanical drawing . . . future am-
RUTH WHITE Academic
Ruthie . . . commonly known as a chatterbox . . . steady passenger of the
"Studie', . . . never tires of eating spaghetti . . . earns her millions as a
soda jerk??? . . . G. A. A. manager . . . alumni editor of Observer . . . prompter
for junior class play . . . co-editor of the football programs . . . future
Horizon Club 10, 11,' Photography Club 10 11,' Observer 11, 12,' Muhltohi,-
G. A. A. 10, 11, 12,' Swimming Club 10, 11,' Service Club 10, 11, I2,- Honor
Society 12,' Quill and Scroll 12.
JACQUELINE WILLIAMS Commercial
Jackie . . . a cute tomboy . . . shy smile . . . is lost without cowboy records
. . . seeks the nearest hoe-down . . . always found at the skating rink . . -
loves hunting . . . is a perfect shorthand student FF. . . drives her mother's
'48 Chevy . . . shy toward the opposite sex??? . . . desires to wear Navy
blue in the future.
Y-Teens 11, I2,' Highway Patrol 10, 11.
VERA WINGERT Academic
Vera . . . petite, brunette . . . baby-face . . . fashionable dresser . . . hails
from Cross Keys . . . constantly worrying . . . excellent swimmer??? . . .
efficient majorette leader . . . Whips around in a 149 Studebaker . . . Vaughn
Monroe fan . . . collects photographs . . . has a yearning to travel . . . future
Y-Term 11, 12,' Clay: Play 11,' llflajoreizef 11, 12, Leader 12,' Muhllohi.
GLORIA WITMAN General
Gloria . . . incessant gigglebox . . . pleasing personality . . . loves that Math
class??? . . . beware of quick temper . . . has an array of odd expressions
. . . Phillies' fan . . . enjoys Choco-pops . . . life ambition is to go to Rome
and Germany . . . future plans include three years of WAF followed by
Y- Team 12.
RONALD ZELLER - Academic
Ronnie . . . quiet and studious . . . fine athlete . . . pulls the strings lback-
stage . . . one of Mr. Buckworthys sprinters . . . lover of fine applesauce . . .
admires the fair sex . . . genius in trigff? . . . pastimes consist of eating and
studying . . . wearer of classy shirts . . . future Penn State entrant in the
field of forestry.
Stage' Crfw 10, 11, 12,' Vanity Football 11, 12,' Track 11.
Most Likely to Succeed. . . . . .
Did Most for the Class. . . . . .
Most Congenial. . .
Most Dignified ....
Most Studious. .
Most V ersa tile...
Best Looking. . .
Best Dressed. . .
Class Vocalists. . . .
Class Instrumentalists. . . . .
Most Bashful. . .
Most Talkative. . .
Class Wits... .
HOU of Fame
PATRICIA REITZ. . .
PATRICIA REITZ. . .
NANCY SHUPP ....
MARILYN LETSCHE. .
JUDY MEARIG. , .
PATKICIA REITZ .,..
MARILYN LETSCHE. . .
VERA WINGERT. . .
LOUISE STELLFOX. . .
.PATRICIA REITZ. . .
JOAN ALTHOUSE ..,.
MARILYN WENNELL. . .
PATRICIA SCHULZE. . .
VERONICA STABOLEPSZY .... , . .
VERONICA STABOLEPSZY .... . . ,
Let us project a young man of the class of 1953 back into the days when
Roman civilization was at its height. His daily memorandums when he was a
boy of 12 would undoubtedly have referred to his voluntary grammar school
work under afteacherwwho was usually a slave of the family. But, brought back
to the present day, this same boy of 12 entered Muhlenberg Township High
School and filled his diary with his wonder of the strange environment and the
competition when we "greenies" held our treasure hunt at the museum under
the direction of Miss Staudt. At the close of the year Patricia Reitz and Kenneth
Greenawald were selected for the Empire Steel awards.
As he gained confidence as well as knowledge, he advanced to the eighth
grade. Here's an interesting entry he made-our class showed its first signs
of cooperation when we planned a Hallowe'en party in the gymnasium complete
with punch and potato chips. The American Legion prizes for the outstanding
students in eighth grade were presented to Jeanette Weller and Kenneth
Ninth grade! As a freshman he was greeted with his first taste of the various
courses. Our young man remembers an "AD he received on his civics notebook
and, as a future linguist, he studied Latin and the life of the Romans. How he
wished he were among the privileged class members who had a day off from school
to journey to junior county chorus. Patricia Reitz and Kenneth Greenawald
were the recipients of the Senior Woman's Club awards.
At the age when, as a Roman lad, he would possibly have traveled to Greece
for a higher education, he joined in the confusion of organizing our class and
planning the "Soph Hop." By now he was among many of the class warbling
at Mixed Chorus rehearsals. And the time he and other "recruits" went through
Hi-Y initiation! Patricia Reitz and Kenneth Greenawald were awarded the
Maidencreek Hosiery prizes.
Advancing to his junior year, he proudly sported one ofthe snappy classjackets
our class inaugurated. Our dramatists presented a terrific junior class play,
"Tattletale." To end the year we planned a trip to Riverview Beach Park and
here our diary-keeper has also made a note that he had a super time at the Junior-
Senior prom at the Reading Country Club. junior Womanls Club awards went
to Patricia Reitz and Kenneth Greenawald.
As a member of the 25th graduating class of M.T.H.S., he helped slave on
our yearbook and to present our senior class play, "Seventeen Is Terrific." R.
Class Hisfory fconffnuedp
James Boyer represented us at State Band and Orchestra. Except for Luther
Schlott replacing Nancy Shupp, our tenth grade veep, our class officers remained
the same throughout our senior high years. National Honor Society inducted
only seniors this year and claimed ten of our class. Wasn't our prom dreamy?
None of us wanted it to end. Our Commencement, the first outdoor formal
graduation in the history of Muhlenberg, completed our public schooling, and
We left these portals at the same age as our young Roman man was ready to take
his place in public life.
Maroon and White
"Today we follow, tomorrow we' lead."
Prefidfnz ....... ........................ B ERNHARD ROHRBACHER
Vice-Prerident .... ........ L UTHER SCHLOTT
Secretary ...... .,.. P ATRICIA REITZ
Treasurer ..... .... L ARRY NESTER
25 - December
23 - January
2-'First clay of school.
12-Reading Fair-school closed!
10-School closed!-Eastern District Convention of P S E A
23-Hi-Y initiation produces Weird characters.
10-Blue Monday-report cards!
13-United Nations Program for Open House.
15-Hi-Y Football Dance-cafeteria.
19-Reading High School College Night.
22-Seniors present "Seventeen Is Terrific"
1-No school-Thanksgiving vacation.
20-Student Council's Holly Hop -cafeteria.
5-Christmas vacation - no school!
8-Faculty hi-jinx-basketball game With Wilson faculty
IOMY-Teens spaghetti supper - cafeteria.
22-Student Council Election.
31-Distant Horizon Club's Hoe Down-gymnasium
February 2-Another blue Monday-report cards!!
14-Student Council's cake sale.
21-Y-Teens W.P.A. Dance-cafeteria.
March 6, 7-Juniors present "Our Miss Brooks"
11-National Honor Society induction.
17-Y-Teens Fashion show-auditorium.
April 1- 7-No school! Easter vacation.
9-Here We go again-report cards!!!
11--Soph Hop - cafeteria.
24, 25-Band, Hi-Y present Muhl Revue.
May 1-May Queen reigns over May Day ceremo
8-Spring vocal concert. '
21-Spring band concert.
28, 29-Award assemblies.
10-Senior Prom-Reading Country Club.
12-Last day of school.
Mlss THELMA L. KNAUSS, Advifer
CARMELLA CAGNETTI BETTY LUTZ
EVA CAMILLI JUDITH MEARIG
EDITH GASPARI PATRICIA REITZ
SHIRLEY HENRY ROBERTA SCHMEHL
JOAN HESSLER GLORIA SEIDEL
Twelfth Grade English Classes-MRS. JEAN B. CURLEY
ORGANIZATIONS 51 ATHLETICS
ESTELLA I. RUPP, Advixer
MARY JANE SOSI
MARY JANE SOSI
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