Niagara Falls High School - Niagarian Yearbook (Niagara Falls, NY)

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' ' ' . . -'iii xi R i' X MF FDREWDRD Latin scholar once penned the universal truth "Vivum e Vivo," "Life Springs From Life." While We have been closely associated with the intellectual and social environment here at Niagara High, we have partaken of and become identified with her social and intellectual ideals. We have, in a sense, become sons and daughters imbued with a spirit springing from our beloved and benevolent Alma Mater. VVe really have had life from life. We admit this acquisition truthfully and gratefully. Moreover, in preparing and publishing our NIAGARIAN, we have honestly attempted to prove objectively how our physical and mental Well-being has been valuably enhanced. In select- ing the life theme we believe that, although it is not Utopian in scope, it isf, nevertheless, as appopriate a theme as any that could have been adopted. It has afforded us the welcomed opportunity to reveal ourselves as we are. This fact is sustained by the numeous life "shots," the descriptive articles, and especially by the planning and arrangement of material. Yes, indeed! NVe say fervently, "This was life for us. Life seen and enjoyed from its every aspect. May We, with a deep sense of appreciation, pray that we shall cherish and practice the ideals of life as we lived them here." ' C45 IFE may be considered as the mental, physical, spiritual and social well-being that an individual is privileged to pos- sess. He may be the recipient of acquired knowledge, that has not only widened his mental horizon, but enriched his mental perspective. He may be enlightened to better physical growth, and learn to profess a code of morals beyond re- proach. Lastly, he may live the countless experiences realized by his many contacts with mankind, experiences that may prove to be the source of acquired habits that will mark him an eligible candidate with acceptable social characteristics. In view of which, therefore, we respectfully dedicate the 1941 NIAGARIAN to the administrative executives for an environment conducive to good learning, to the faculty for their directed transfer of knowledge that has sharpened our mental faculties, to those that have especially aided in direct- ing our physical development, to those who have provided opportunities for better spiritual enlightenment, and for moral advance 5 finally to those wiho, by their sound counsel and untiring effort, have led us to attain sociological betterment by the many personal contacts and activities planned-to all who have in any way contributed towards the foundation upon which we shall build our individual destiny. DEDICATIUN 155 LETT RS Amateur Radio Sirs: Among the many radio amateurs in Niagara Falls High School, in order of getting their licenses, are: Leo Norvicki .... W SVIIJ . . . .... Junior Teddy Czaja ..... WSVIL. . . .... Senior Herbert Damm. . WSVNN. . .... Junior Robert Alsworth. W'SVRL ...... Junior John McClane. . . XVSVSH ...... Junior WSVIU is heard regularly on 1905 kilocycles the 160 meter 'phone band. He has made over 150 contacts since he got his license in November 1940. Examinations were taken in Buffalo, New York. The boys had to be able to receive and send Morse code at 13 words a minute and answer fifty ques- tions on radio fundamentals, theory and practice of transmissions and the Federal Communications Co'inmission's regulations. All of them can now re- ceive and send 20 words a minute and over, which equals the minimum army requirements. WSVIL was active on 160 meter phone until recently. WSVNN is on radio telegraph CCW to the amateurj on 40-S0 meters. WSVRL and WSVSH are building their transmitters and will be heard this summer on 160 meter. A KILOCYCLE ENTHUSIAST Candid Camera Fiend Sirs: All the pictures by school photog- raphers must be perfectly clear, in order to be used in any publication. But how in the world am I supposed to capture those hazy expressions seen so frequently around the school? ROBERT KUSHNER Photography Staff 0 NIAGARIAN sympathizes.-ED. T THE Aid to Britain Sirs: The members of the Xers Omega Xes are to be congratulated for their splendid work in aiding Bundles for Britain during the past year. It is composed of high school girls who voluntarily meet once a week, under the guidance of Miss Miller. GVVEN CHARLES A Junior Sirs: While the men of the country are training in camps, the American women have not been idle, and Niagara Falls High School is no exception. In an effort to aid the local chapter of Bundles for Britain, the Senior Girl Scouts offered their services, and have made baby caps, blankets, and rolled bandages. Surely, if the youth of the United States takes such an interest in help- ing a country who is fighting to pre- serve a mutual way of life, there is little to be feared in the future. - HELEN FOX A Senior Scout 0 NIAGARIAN agrees and hopes youlll keep up the good work.-ED. Orchids Sirs: Some of our commercial students show a great deal of professional skill. For instance, the following senior stu- dents have earned the O. G. A. cer- titicate C0rder of Gregg Artistsl awarded by the Gregg Shorthand Com- pany of New York: Valerie Dobrasz, Lorraine Gazy, Clara 1. C63 EDITORS Klimecko, Elsie Klimecko, Sara Marra, Dora Melone, Helen Reiffanaugh, Gladys Walke, Emily Wojick, Irene Wroblewska, and Grace Zaccaria. Also, our potential stenographers who have earned perfect scores on the Stenoguge Spelling test are: Lorraine Gazy, Betty Kuhlman, Dorothy May, Bernice Parenti, Dorothy Pedlow, and Dorothy Russell. MARY RYAN Commercial Department Q NIAGARIAN extends congratula- tions to deserving commercial students and to their competent instructors -ED. Better Trophy Cases Sirs: In every publication of the Niaga- rian, there is much about the trophies won in the past by high school teams. All this is very fine, but don't you think we students would like to see these awards? As it is now, the trophies are hidden behind the doors of our showcases. Unfortunately, every five inches or so, a thick wooden piece divides the glass in these doors, and consequently obstructs them from view. Furthermore, there are no lights to illuminate the trophies and they are not arranged in any order. Most of the cups have been gathering dust and rust for years. Why not campaign for some modern showcases and for someone to shine up Niagarafs trophies more often? Per- haps then all we students would take a more lively interest in them. CLIFFORD SWARTZ A Junior 0 Junior Swartz has a fine argument, how about it, Niagara?-ED. TICKETS FOR "RED GAP" INTERMISSION HOW TESTS ARE MADE SPEAKING OF PICTURE . . . . 0 . . 0 Q Q These are samples 0fLife at Niagara Life at Niagara Falls High is representative of many high schools. Classes, assemblies, sports, proms-these are all our school life. Pictures above, below, and on the following three pages are reproductions of the happy moments we have spent in the past year. In the years to come, we have but to look back over these few pages in order to recall the highlights of our life at Niagara. NIAGARIAN CANDIDS REGISTRATION 173 MIM W Q 1SiifsEf'i gm 1 , .11-X.,-fgyw-we-. . .. . Q -"' 1 -- , . 1 - Y 2f.Qfg.'-r ith 4 .f'f::i7 iii 331 r " V x f . .,A, 1 A0 5. Q , ffl g,3iSSsvz?il Af sz 1 , f RX W , H 13 ,W Eijy - , A ' L. V QQ M ' 2 x q ,Xi5g.,f4,,. ,I 359, W,,H, ., L K , Y L . z V, I 1 rg iw K , ' ' ,J Q f. , ' 5. A ' :X K 5 . ' 4551 ..::5!lG..:. 1 gm if A i 1 1 1 'M 1? 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Biggest raid of year." A screen outside a daily's office was hashing to different groups on the street the news, minute by minute. The clothing stores sold nothing but what it did not represent army uniforms in one way or another. In touring the camp, which is the largest of its kind in the world today, we found the situation even worse. We saw tanks, trucks, motorcycles, tents, cannons by the hundreds-ofticers and privates by the thousands. The whole atmosphere was that of war. It made one feel as though war was inevitable. The only signs of peace were the tall pines and the Georgian sun. FOOTBALL MANAG ERS CALM BEFORE THE BELL TWO MORE POINTS . . . MAYBE U05 NIAGARIAWSG l PICTURES Credit for the majority of NIAGA- RIAN'S candid shots must be given to Louis Masceri Csee cut abovej, who claims the title of head photographer of the 1941 annual. Masceri is also class composer and expects to enter either the music or photographic helds. Howard Simon also worked greatly in taking the many pictures scattered throughout the following pages. He hopes to make a vocation out of his present hobby by taking a course in cinematography after leaving Niagara. Of the three junior photographers, the most promising is Louis Russo, and in all probability he will take over Masceri's place on the 1942 NIAGA- RIAN. The two remaining members of the staff are Joe Donofro and Bob Kushner, whose duty lay in taking pic- tures of our underclassmen. The only professional pictures were taken by Mr. T. Kondo. They include all clubs and organizations except the Candid and Projection groups, which were taken by Mr. Paul Fowler. Mr. T. Kondo was in charge of the senior pictures and six of the nine fraterni- ties and sororities. Other three were made by Miss Jane Hardcastle. NIAGARIAN CUNTENTS THE YEAR'S evsurs With the Faculty .... . lla With the Seniors .... .. . 22 With the Junlors ...... .. . 76 With the Sophomores ............. . . . 99 Life on the Newsfronts of Niagara. . . . . . 20 M U S I C .... . . . 'lo A R T. . . . . . 67 T H E A T E R .... . . . 92 SPORTS... .. 65,66,al,9u,loe OTHER DEPARTMENTS Letters to the Editors .............. . . 6 Speaking of Plctures ...., . 7 Nlagarlan's Plctures . . . .. . I0 NIagurIan's Reports ...........,.... . . . I0 Nlagarlan Goes to a Football Game ....... H3 Sororltles and Fraternities .......... . . . II7 Plrtures to the Editors ..... .. . I26 NIAGARIAN'S COVER is a copy of the format used in LIFE Magazine. Taken by Mr. Kondo, the picture shows a few students informally posed on the from steps of high school. MARTHA DARDARIAN LOUIS DEBIASE EDITOR WILLIAM JOY BUSINESS MANAGER JAM ES 'FABIANO ADVISER i 1117 ASSISTANT EDITOR IRENE JENKINS ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER EDMOND J. SKIMIN ASSISTANT ADVISE!! Niagarian Staff i J Adviser: MR. JAMES V. FABINO Assistant Adviser: MR. EDMUND J. SKIMIN S Editor-in-Chief: MARTHA DARDARIAN Assistant Editor: LoUIs DEBIASE Business Manager: WILLIAM JOY ' Assistant Business Manager: IRENE JENKINS LITERARY DEPARTMENT A Editors: Annette Kushner, Beatrice Borak, Alice Manoogian Staff: Gwen Charles, Regina Calderone, Clem DeFelice, Clifford Swartz, Helen Wale- zalc, Bernard Rogers, Lucille Williamson, Roberta Smith PHOTOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT Editor: Louis Masceri Stai: Louis Russo, Robert Kushner, Joseph Donofro, Howard Simon, Anthony Marcolini .ART DEPARTMENT Editor: Eleanor Castilone Staj: Howard Simon, John Bowman, Betty Seidenick, Sarah Julian, Florence Conny, Rose LaGreca, Josephine LaGreca, Jean Guinther, Olga Demas SPORTS DEPARTMENT Girls' Editors: Nelda Martini, Iris Donnelly Boys' Editor.' Michael Perricelli Staff: Bruno Ciunta, Dominick Conti, Bur- ton Rosenburg, Virgil Colangelo SENIOR PICTURES Manager: Joan Simons Staji: Marjorie Duffet, Mary Mazzei, Mary Ruggirello, Vera Moore, Vergeane Garabe- dian, Dorothy Pedlow JUNIOR SECTION Editors: Helen Gold, Laura Rickerson SOPHOMORE SECTION Editor: Philip Gellman Staj: Sheldon Kurtzman, Margaret Mc- Nally, Aldene Sdao BUSINESS SALES Managers: Melvyn Berman, Agnes Blamer, Lois Bremer Accountant: Betty Seidenick TYPISTS Head: Ann Caterina Stag: Rose Torosian, Emily Wojic, Valerie Dobrasz, Helen Rieffanough, Elsie Klimecko, Clara Klimecko, Yolanda Nudo, Bernice Evangelist PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT Manager: Charles Woodward Staj: Marjorie Duffet, Harry DeBan, Ralph Friedman, Jean Noble, Marie Trapasso C123 vnL.1,Nn.1 THE NIAGARIAN 1uNE1941 IRST signs of life begin in the room not twenty feet away from the front door on the second Hoor. F1-Om about 8330 A,M,, continual streams of students find their way into the office. Asking for excuse slips or tardy slips, getting excused, explaining just where one was third period or just sitting there as punishment for the act that seemed to give more life to the class-room activities. Our office is the heartbeat. To watch the daily happenings would be to feel the throbbing pulse of a school showing an exuberance for life. C135 'N ADMINISTFQATION O the Class of 1941: As you leave your Alma Mater, I hope each of you will take in- creased devotion to the ideals that we have triedto teach you. I hope that you will love your country with unwavering loyalty, that you will love your neighbor with a sincere desire to serve mankind, and that you will love the good way of life with a con- secration of high standards of character and conduct. Then, in- deed, we shall be able to say truly: "God go with you." EMMA HULEN VICE-PRINCIPAL I am happy to have the opportunity to congratulate the members of the Class of 1941 upon completion of their high school course. I wish each of you all success in the years to come. ' i 43 LYDON H. STROUGH PRINCIPAL DR. JAMES F. TAYLOR SUPERINTENDEN1' Ol' SCHOOLS You are graduating from high school at a period in the worId's history when the idea of democratic life is being widely challenged. You will have to do your part to defend our American ideals. Remem- ber that service and unseliishness go hand in hand with privileges and personal benefits. English FRANK BAGGALLAY ETHEL BRAY OLIVE CHATTERTON HARRIET DONOVAN NIABLE ESHELMAN jAMEs FABIANO MARY KELLEY ELIZABETH MITCHELL W INIERED NAYLOR BERENICE OLIVER RUTH ROBINSON HELEN THIELE DEMONSTRATION MODERN LIT. SEE? S. HALL PAINS Commercial DOROTHY APPLE ROBERT BAXTER VVILLIAM CROVVIE ADELINE DOINIINIANI VIRGINIA DONAHUE ANNE DORGAN IYIAY GENTRY NIIRIAM HEARY RUTH JAIVIESON EVELYN KEIM CAROLINE LENG ESTHER NEUBECRER MARY RYAN EDWARD STAFFORD MARGARET TICE RIARIAN TRUDGEON Foreign Languages ETHEL BLOOMINGDALE Gow BROVVNELL RUTH C0014 ALICE FINN PAUL FOVVLER CORA GRATRICK ELVERTA MILLER XVELDON OLIVER GERTRUDE TRESSEL1' RUTH YOUNG ANALYSIS EN LISANT S. HALL FUN PQSIN' Science GREGG ABBEY MARK BEDFORD ALFRED BENSON MAY CRAMER HARLAN FREEMAN JOSEPH Orr C163 Social Studies HARRY ABATE IRWIN DUCETTE PETER GUGINO NINA HARXVOOD DOROTHY NIAHONEY THYRA RASMUSSEN EDMUND SKIMIN LA RUE SMITH ESTHER STURGE F-J - F-J NATURAL? NEW COMPRENEZ1 Mathematics FLORENCE ABENDROTH ESTHER DAHLQUIST CHRISTIANA HATHAWAY PATRICIA GAUTHIER CATHERINE LIORRISSEY BENJAMIN TINIM fm Music CLYDE EMER1' WARREN Sco'rcHMER LOUISE MOSHER FRANK BEDASKA MARY LECKLIDER C185 Physical Education HAROLD CRIPE HELEN HUNT BRAINARD PARSONS AMELIA YVHITE 1. G-g-gosh!! 2. That "J. V." personality 3. Buddy-buddies 14. Cheerleader Betty 5. Boogie- woogie? 6. Throwin' the switch 7. Chronicle deadline 8. Before the bell 9. 1-2-3-ugh. 120. Dort't you dare 11. Library jine 12. Boxer Parsy 13. Ear tests 14. Worm's-eye view 15. Louis fMaestroj Russo 16. Merry Christmas to you 17. Three of a kind 18. Filing in 19. Hi there 20. Mme. Presidente and Nelda 21. How'd that get in here!!! 22. A Kitty Foyle?? 23. Cafe- teria capers 24. We three 25. Here's hoping 26. Skuza 27. Science experiment 28. Don't drop 'em 29. Comes the Revolution .... C195 LIFE UN THE NEWS FRONTS UF NIAGARA ON FRIDAY evening, Dec- ember 6, an enthusiastic au- dience jammed the aisles of Niagara's auditorium to see a "Variety Showi' presented by high school students act- ing through the Student Council. The show, a bene-- fit to finance future Council assembly programs, was the first such venture ever at- tempted under its auspices. XVith the cast made up entirely of students selected after tryouts for various acts, the per- formance was an excellent opportunity to bring out much of the talent available within the walls of high school. WILLIAM EDWARDS William Edwards fsee cutj, president of the Student Council, reigned as Master of Ceremonies and introduced the various acts. On the program were the following groups and individuals: Varsity Club orchestra, selections, Richard Kaszyca, accordianist, Dorothy Claus soloist, in two songs and monologue, Clifford Swartz and Howard Steele, trumpet duet, An- tonette Capicotto, vocal soloist, Gordon Shahin, baton act, David Gleason, trombonist, Marie Fal- setti, tap dancer, Helen Walezak, pianist, in an original composition, Alice Weglicki and Patricia Davidson, piano duet, Marilyn Seymour, toe dancer, John Demas, violinist, Constance Morell, soloist in two songs, and Marjorie Thompson, monologue. The committee assisting Bill Edwards consisted of Mr. Mark R. Bedford, faculty adviser, Clement DeFelice, chairman, Gretchen Heyroth, William joy, Barbara Kelly, Joy Schieman, Patricia Clark, George Bird and Howard Adams. U 0 0 0 AMONG the several outstanding girls of the Niagara Falls High School Senior Class of 1941 are Martha Dardarian and Jean Noble. Jean is the first girl in ten years to have been elected president of the Senior Class. In April, she was presented with a silver loving cup by the Niagara Falls junior Chamber of Commerce for her prize-winning essay on "What Americanism Means to Mei, Jean read her composition over Radio Station WHLD when the contest award, sponsored by the chamber, was made. The Daughters of the American Revolution C203 medal and citation for dependability, leadership, service and patriotism, awarded each year to a deserving high school girl, was presented on March 7th to Martha Dardarian. Martha is Editor-in- Chief of the Chronicle, a monthly paper, as well as of the Niagarian, school annual. She is also the first girl ever to have held both positions. 0 0 0 "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH Y OU," the three- act comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, had the audience in hilarious uproar on Thursday evening, March 13, when it was presented by the Senior Class of 1941 in the high school audi- torium to a packed house. The play deals with the life of the Sycamore family, their "peculiar" friends, and their serv- ants. Barbara Kelly, in her portrayal of Rheba, the BARBARA KELLY colored maid, literally "stole" the scene every time she appeared on stage. Arthur Boucher played the part of Donald, her boy friend, and their antics had the audience in continuous laughter. The two Russians enacted by Edmund Rice and Ruth Con- fer brought added laughs. Others in the fine cast were, Gretchen Heyroth, William Edwards, Beverly.Rogers, Betty Hunter, Anthony Marcolini, Charles Woodward, Edward Fairchild, Vincent DelBrocco, Harry DeBan, Melvyn Berman, Barbara Wernlund, John Watson and Roman Figler. Organization consisted of Dominic Cirello, Helen Wierzchon, John Watson, Bill Buchanan, Edmund Rice, Bernard DiPlacido, Virginia F ocazio, Arthur Boucher, Jean Galley, Ethyl Mimelman, Helen Peters, Melda Martini, Polly Hays and Mrs. Thiele, director. mcfune or rusysnsi " I pledge allegiance to the Flag of '-the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Possibly one of the greatest possessions of youth today is a democratic spirit and faith in one's country. This picture shows high school students saluting the American flag-an established opening ceremony of every assembly held at Niagara: . Agn 1 A' Na.:- - f..a6"' gif? h '- ' .agqy 1 I..'Tj,xL f k ' eff W X :W . I if Elf remix ,fi Mu ,Zed , A ,,,:.-N251 .. 2? 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Our Senior play had an unequallecl attendance, proving the success of the new idea of challenging our high school talent with hit plays from Broadway and Hollywood. Our successful year has been built on the strong basis of unity with cooperation as our aide and the mature judgment of the faculty as our guide. May our future life follow this plan, co- he operation and unity, with a mindful ear to mature MR, PETER GUGINO judgment. Advieer 1223 RICHARD ABEL XVILLIAM ADAMS MARIE AGOSTINE RosE ALAIMO EDWARD ALLEN HELEN ASHCROFT JAMES ASHTON BETTY ASMA XVILLIAM ATKINSON IVIYRA AULD 1233 N Cl CAPELLA PRACTICED MARY AUMAN RICHARD BALLIET FREDERICK AYDELOTTE GLORIA BARATTA ANNE BP-BYAK FRANK BARNES, JR. .IINGLE BELLS CLOEY BARTH DORIS BARTLETT RITA BARTG ANNE BARTOLOMEI LEOCADIA BATOR EMILIA BAX NIASSIMO BAX NETTIE BAXTER ELEANOR BEHM JACK BELIN 1245 ROSINA BENFANTE DOROTHY BIGGER NIELVYN BERMAN GEORGE BIRD LIURIEL BESETH ROBERT BISHARA MANAGER OF GOLF TEAM AGNES BLAMER ANTONETTE BoNG1ovANN1 ARTHUR BOUCHER HENRY BOZEK WILLIAM BLEW BETTY BOORE JOHN BOWMAN IDA BREDA JEANETTE BOCHENSKA BEATRICE BORAK IRENE Bovcr: Lols BREMER MARGARET BOLAND JEANNE BORDEAUX VICTOR BOND CLARA BoscAR1No 53 "WHERE WERE YOU 7TH PERIOD?" DOROTHY BROOKS DIARY BROOKS KENNETH BROWN CAROLYN BRYANT MAR JORIE BUCHHOLZ BETTY BURNS XVILLIAM BURNS GUY BUTERA ADELINE BUTYNSKA JEAN CAMERON C267 GERTRUDE CAMPESE ARLENE CARDAMONE ANTONETTE CAPICOTTO MARGARET CARLISLE IYIARY CARAGLIN CARMOSINA CARLO PATRICIA CARR MILDRED CASE BLASE CASTIGLIONE ELEANOR CASTILONE ANNE CATERINA CHESTER CECOT HELEN CENTOFANTI LORRAINE CHAMPAGNE BETTY CHAPMAN HAROLD CHERTOCK C279 H ELF ON HOMEWORK FRANCES CICATELLO DOROTHY CLANCY CHARLES CIVILETTO ARLINE CLARK MARY C1v1scA DOROTHY CLAUS TALKING THE LIST OVER BERNARD COBELLO VIRGIL COLANGELO PATRICK COLPOYS RUTH CONFER ROLLIN CONNORS FLORENCE CONNY HARRY COREY LOUIS CRITELLI MARY CONRAD DOMINICK CONTI IVIARY COSTANZO HELEN CROWELL CHESTER COOK MARY CORCORAN qzs E PATRICIA CURTS IRENE CUSHING ALICE DABROWSICI MARY D,ALOISE ELEANOR D'AMATo ROSE DANGELO GENEVIEVE D,APOLLO MARTHA DARDARIAN ANNETTE DAVIS HARRY DEBAN ,fx bi C295 DOWN THE HOMEROOM AISLE LOUIS DEBIASE V IVIAN DENNY VINCENT DELBROCCO RUTH DEPEXV NIARIE DELEO LOREN DICK SCIENCE SHOWCASE ALDO DIFLORIO BETTY DIPAOLO CAROLYN DIPLACIDO V ALERIE DoERAsz STEPHEN DOJKA ELAINE DONIA WALTER DOSDOURIAN ELSIE DROZDOSICI BLIARJORIE DUEEETT EMILY DWORAK C305 JOSEPH DzIEwIsz RICHARD EDIVIONDS GERALD EBBING VVILLIAM EDWARDS GEORGE EDDY RUTH EDWARDS HAROLD ELLISON JEAN ERVVIN JANET ETOPIO BERNICE EVANGELIST LIILDRED EVANS JOSEPHINE FABIANO LORRAINE FADEL ROBERT FADLL EDYVARD FAIRCHILD CARL FALCONE C315 AUDITORIUM INTERMISSION ALICE FEIGENBAUM WILLIAM FEW JEAN F1-:LICETTI ROMAN F IGLER FRANCES FERRO BETTY FILIPPELLI r SCHOOL'S OUT TULLA FILOSOFOS ALBERT FINELLI ROBERT FINN EDWARD FISCHER RALPH FISHER, JR. LENORE FITZGERALD GUY FORCUCCI MARJDRIE FRANCIS MARGARET F ITZSIMMONS JOSEPH FORLIICA SARAH FRANJOINE IDA FLORENZI VIRGINIA F ocAzIo JOHN FOLEY A 1323 L LAVADA FRANKE FRANCES FREEDMAN RUTH FREEMAN MARION F ROATS CHARLES FROST DAVID FUCARINO JEAN GALLEY LYDIA GALVANO VER JEANE GARABEDIAN ARsHALoUs GAR1 JANIAN C33 I FINE PLACE TO STUDY ALEXANDER GLASGONV THERESA GIIECO ISABEI. HANSON PATRICIA HARVEY JANE GMAR GUY GROSE THOMAS HART POLLY HAYS SHIRLEY GOI1' MARILYN GUENTHER JEANETTE HARTWIG GRETCHEN HEYROTH LAURA GOLD HERIVIAN HABER DANIEL GRABON BETTE HALL C349 F T HELMA HIGGINS EDWIN HOLDER GORDON HOPKINS PATRICIA HOPKIN LOUISE HOWE DAVID HUBBS BETTY HUNTER HELEN HUTCHINS ROSE INCORVAIA JAMES IRVINE FOUR JACKS VIVIAN JACOB HAMPARTZOOIVI JAMGOCHIAN AMELIA JAMARCO IRENE JENKINS ROBERT JAMES GLENN JOHNS 4353 '74 FRIENDS! OLIVE JOHNS RAYMOND JOHNS HELEN JOHNSON HOWARD JOHNSON IHARGARET JOHNSON JOY JORDAN WILLIAM JOY SARAH JULIANO NIILDRED KALIINSKI ROSE KAINIINSKI 1369 PHYLLIS KARRE OLIVER KAY SAMUEL KATZ ROSEMARY KAY BIERITTA KAVANAUGH REAI-I KEIRN BARBARA KELLY MARJORIE KILLIAN HENRY KIRCHNER, JR. ADELINE KLEIN BETTY KLEIN CLARA KLIMECKO ELSIE KLIMECKO GERTRUDE KLINGLER JOHN KNowLEs RUTH KOBAN C375 READERS' GUIDE 1 WILLIAM KOCH BERNICE KozAR ALEXANDER KOCHANSKI STELLA KOZDRANSKA VALERIE KONSEK LOUIS KRAMER A NIGHTINGALE AT HIGH VERA KRAMERZ FRITZ KRASKE PHYLLIS KRUGER ALBERT LACIVITA PAUL LADOUCEUR gon LORRAINE LAFLAIR ELEANOR LENHART F LOHN LEYPOLDT Ross LAGRECA JAMES LENNOX GERARDO LIERMO AMELIA LAMBROS BETTY LEVERING JACK LLOYD ROSARIA LASPISA V IOLA LECCE C387 I I I ALFRED LOSIN MARGARET LOWE LOUISE MACDONALD HELEN BIACGREGOR CLAUDE MACINTOSH HIARY MCINTYRE JUNE DICSWEENEY BIIKE lx-IACHANIAN RUSSELL BIAGGS ALAN BIAHOOD C593 CAPT. BLAMER ON C. P. DUTY FLORENCE MA JCHRZAK ROSE IYIANASIAN EDNA DIALONEY ALICE BIANOOGIAN EDWARD IUALONEY ANTHONY RIARCOLINI MIMEOGRAPHING WILLIAM NIARCOLINI ELLA MARCUCCI ' JOSEPH MARRA III JOSEPH MARRA I JOE V. MARRA II Rocco MARRA SARA MARRA CHARLES MARSH MILDRED MARTIN IVIANUEL MARTINEZ C409 NELDA MARTINI JOHN NIATUSZEWSKI Louis MASCERI CATHERINE NIAURO DOMENIC MASSIMILIAN DOROTHY MAY BIARY NIAZZEI BERCH MEHARIAN ELEANOR IMEITZ DORA MELONE IRENE MIS CATHERINE BIOKHIBER JAMES BIORELAND ANTHONY NANULA VIOLET MOKHIBER VERA BIOORE GILBERT IMZONTAZZOLI ADELE MORAWSKI Q41 OVER HER SHOULDER FRANCES NERALIC ELIZABETH NEVSYELL ETHYL NIMELMAN JEAN NOBLE GENEVIEVE N ocAsH CASIMER NORMAND Y'0LANDA NUDO GENEVIEVE O,BARA ROBERT O7BRIEN ELLA O,CONNELL 1423 BOGHOS OHANESSIAN HELEN OLANDER VANOUHI OHANESIAN AGNES O'LEARY LEO O,KEEFE, JR. ELSIE OLSEN W JOHNNY AND AGNES LIARGARET OFREILLY ANTHONY PAONESSA DOROTHY PEDLOYV MICHAEL PERRICELLI BE-my ORR MARIE PARADISE YOLANDA PELLICANO GELALDINE PERRY CHESTER ORSZULAK BERNICE PARENTI KATHLEEN PERL HELEN PETERS JEAN PAKUSZENNSKA FLORENCE PEARL BIARJORIE PALUMBO DIARY PEDACI 4439 CAFETERIA ROW LIATHERINE PIZZIMENTI JOHN POOSON CLELIA PONTECORVO JOHN POOLE GIOVINA PORRECA THEODORA POULOS FLORENCE PRESTI SEVERINA PRIETO JOAN PRINCEVALLE GLORIA PRINDLE C441 13 LENA PUCCIO THERESA QUAGLIA ALBERTA PUISYS RACHEL READ DOROTHY Pvxosz RICHARD REED 1 T 1 STELLA RELIOA EDMUND RICE HELEN RIEEEANAUGH KENNETH RIES MARY RIGGI ELSIE RITCHIE IRENE ROBBINS BETTY ROBERTS LUCILLE ROBILLARD ROBERT RODGERS C455 N HOW MUCH? BEVERLEY ROGERS LUCILLE ROSATONE JOHN ROHRER MARION ROSENBURG HAROLD ROSAMILIA EVELYN ROSSALL nn- , 'trif- HIGHER EDUCATION DOROTHY ROZAN VIOLA RUERANO INIARY RUGGIRELLO ALFRED RUOPP DOROTHY RUSSELL JEANNE RUTH BIARIAN RUTKOVVSKI CORINNE RUTZ ALTOON SAHAGIAN FRANK SALADA Ni 1463 CECIL SALISBURY JOY SCHIEMAN JEANNE SAVAGE ROBERT SCHOTZ ANITA SBARBATI EDWARD SCHULTZ IRENE SCHULTZ GLORIA SCHVVARTZ BETTY SEIDENICK BIARLYN SEYIVIOUR BIARY SHAGHOIAN BARBARA SHAHIN NORMA SHAUGHNESSY JACK SHELTMIRE DOROTHEA SHENK ALBERT SHIYA 4475 MAY I GET EXCUSED1 ROBERT SHOEBRIDGE -HOWARD SIMON Louis Sxcou JOAN SIMONS MARIO SILVESTRONE JOSEPH SKELTON ' 1 1 A CASE OF ACCIDENTAL INCIDENTALS CHESTER SKIBA WALTER SKRZYPEK F RIEDA SLICHCINSKA RUTH SLICHCINSKA JOHN SMITH BIARGUERITE SOREL IRENE SPACONE RHODA SPECTOR BIARY SPENDIO HELEN STANISZEVVSKI C482 THADDEUS STAN1szEwsK1 BIARGARET STEWART HOWXVARD STEELE RosE STRANGES LILA STEINBRENNER GRACE STROH 3 KATHLEEN STRONG BIARY TAMBURRINO HELEN TARCZYNSKI LESLIE TARCZYNSKY IRENE TINNEY EDWARD TOMES ELIZABETH TOOKER RosE TOROSIAN BIARIE TRAPASSO JOSEPHINE T ROMBETTA C49 "REPORT TO THE BTH PERIOD" THOMAS XVADDINGTON, JR. W ILLIAM XVAGGONER HELEN YVALEZAK ANNE WALKER HAROLD WVALKER MARION YVALTERS JOHN YVATSON VIRGINIA WEBSTER DAVID YVEEKS MARION XVEIGAND C507 GRACE VVENKE ROBERT VVHELAN, JR BARABARA WERNLUND HELEN WIERZCHON JANICE XVERTH DIARY WILLIAMS LUCILLE XVILLIAMSON THEODORE WILLIAMSON Ross WILLS CAROL WILSON JOSEPH YVILSON JUNE WVILSON ROBERT WVILSON KENNETH WVINKER HELEN WVITCZAK LOUIS WVITT ISU i STAGE CREW AT WORK CELIA YVOCZNI CHARLES WOODWARD, JR. JAINIES XVOOD BIARY XVRIGHT CARLTON WVOODHOUSE IRENE YVROBLEWSKA ART MODEL LEWIS WYCKOFE ALICE YANDIAN IVIARY YOUNG WILLIAM YOUNG GRACE ZACCARIA MARIE ZACCARIA STELLA ZA JAC JANUARY AGRADUATES ROBERT BOLES META COYLE JOHN DICK BERNIECE DURKIN VICTOR GARCIA RUSSEL GRISWOLD DUANE JORDAN 1529 ALBERT JUNE FRANK KRESS LOUIS LEVAUGHN ALBERT LOSTRACCO AVILLIAM PENMAN ESTHER SINGER RUSSELL VALENTI BARBARA ABBOTT VERA ADAHA TERESE AMORELLI N ORMA APPLEGATE JOHN ARDUS FRANCIS BALDASSARO ROBERT BALDWIN DONALD BARR EDWARD BARTOLOMEI LEONARD BERNSTEIN CAL BRENNAN LAWRENCE BROWN JOHN BURGESS ROY BURTON MARY CAMPANARO JOHN CARLSON ROBERT CHISHOLM MARL COBLER, JR. DON COLAN SAM CON JERTI MARIE CONSIDINE LAURA CUERVO BERNARD CURYTO TEDDY CZAJA HELEN DACH ROSE DEPETRIS GORDON DILAR IRIS DONNELLY RICHARD DOUGLAS MARY ELEUTERI GERALDINE FINK ALBERT FRANCO ADDITIONAL SENIURS ROBERT FROST LORRAINE GAZY EDVVARD GOIT, JR. JOHN HARRISON HELEN HEROWSICA CAROLYN HUBLEY ALFRED HUNT IRENE JENCZEWSKI SYLVIA JOHNSON ALFREDA KOLAGA JOHN KONATSOTIS FLORENCE LANASA PICTRINA LEONE AUDREY LEWIS EMMETT MCNUTT EDWARD NIACRI ROBERT MALONEY LOIS MARTIN VICTOR MILLER VIOLET NIILNE IRENE MOORE HAROLD MOULTON JOHN INLIURPHY WVILLIAM MURTAUGH EDWIN NIEWIADOMSKI TERESA NOVARA JAMES O,DONNELL CLAIRE OLSZANOSVICZ ANTHONY PAGANO JOSEPHINE PASQUALICHIO OLIVER PAULUS 1535 GEORGE PEPLOE MARGARET PEREZ FRANCIS READ XVINIFRED READE NEWTON RIzzO DOROTHY RODENKO JERRY ROSOKOEE HERBERT RUEE LILLIAN SAWMA CHRISTIAN SCHACHT MATTHEW SKUZA JACK SPARACIO MARION SPEIRAN LEO STEPANIAN DAVID STROUD EDMUND SULLIVAN W ILLIAM SULLIVAN JOHN SWEENY DANIEL THOMAS WILLIAM THOMAS JACK VANETTEN GLADYS YVALKE XVILLIAM VVALMSELEY STEPHANIA WATROBA RETA XVILLIAMS REVA WVILLIAMS ELEANOR WOJICK EMILY YVOJICK MATTHEW WROBEL IRENE ZIOLKOSKA SENIOR CLASS STATISTICS AVING been duly elected class statistician because of my uncanny ability to add 3 and 2 and get 6, I hereby render the statistics as I find them for the hfty-third graduating class of Niagara Falls High School. Gur class of 1941 boasts of S56 promising members, 336 of which belong to the fairer sex, while the remaining 220 are mas- culine. Now a word as to the manner of graduation: The majority of our seniors used the prescribed four-year course, a small minority patronized the Russian five-year plan, and even a smaller percentage Hblitzkriegedl' their way to a diploma in three years. To continue the classification of our graduates, I found that approximately 43 per cent are college preparatory students, and the remainder are taking general courses. The average amount of "hot-dogs" consumed in one day is 64 dozen or 768 weiners. So, assuming that the senior class eats 568 "tepid terriers," about five inches in length, our esteemed students have demolished 78.8 years per day or 1560 yards into cloth, at three yards apiece, each feminine senior could have a snappy frock, with enough left over to make the plutocrats a hat to match. Having inquired from the book store and my little black book, figures show that 22,796 pencils have fallen prey to pencil sharpeners, homework Ca small per centj, "borroWers,', and ter- mites. This would provide sufficient feet of lumber to construct "hopeU chests for all optimistic seniors. On a sheet of notebook paper the ordinary writer gets about 300 words. Therefore, if each senior used 40 packs of paper, each containing 50 sheets, the Whole class would use 1,112,000 sheets or would have written 333,600,000 Words in one year. And they wonder Why seniors complain of "writer's cramp" I I Although such figures could be quoted far into the night, the future statistics will reveal far more than the present ones, for they will prove that the good citizens and prominent I leaders of tomorrow were the members of our ' class of 1941. PATRICIA CURTS TICIAN f54I SENIOR CLASS HISTORY HE years we have spent in the Niagara Falls High School have left an indelible mark upon each and every one of us. Before the final plunge into the world beyond, we pause to recapture, step by step, the history of the Class of '41. On a balmy September day way back in 1938, the future Class of '41 stood in utter bewilderment before the giant portals of N.F.H.S. Bewildered but unbowed, we struggled through that first miserable year as Sophomores, commonly referred to as 'tFrosh." Taking the final regents in our stride, we emerged the following year as Juniors. Having parted forever from the ignominious title of Sophomores, we moved about with a little more confidence and breathed a little easier. We took more interest in school activities and sometimes even dared to take part in them. We were the first Junior Class in a number of years to elect Class Officers and the fact that we had a class advisor definitely helped to inflate our ego. We were extremely proud on the opening night of our play entitled, "The Bishop Misbehavesf' june regents again confronted us but showing our true fighting spirit, we emerged undefeated. We came, we saw, we conquered-we were SENIORS. Seniors-what a beautiful title! No longer did we remain in obscurity. We mingled with the groups in front of the office and the cafeteria, between classes and after school, and took a prominent part in each and every school activity. As a senior class, we organized in February. The result of the first meeting proved beyond a doubt that we were definitely outstanding. A female occupied the presidency for the first time in ten years. We elected Mr. Gugino class adviser, and chose the following as our officers: Pfjesident ...........,.................. . ....... Jean Noble Vzce President . . . .... , Leslie Tarczyenski Secretary ..... ..... B eatrice Borak Treasurer ..................................... Bruno Giunta At the next Senior meeting the following positions Were filled: Textatrix ................................... Dorothy Clancy Projfhets .... . . . . . . Ruth Confer, Michael Perricelli Statzstzczan ...... .............. P atricia Curts Mantle Orator ................................. Albert Shiya Hzstorian ...............,.................. Virginia Focazio On March 13, we presented the Senior Play 'fYou Canit Take It VVith Youn and promptly proceeded to smash all foregoing box office records. Blue and gold were chosen as the class colors, and the gardenia became the class flower. The motto of our class was "Learners todayg leaders tomorrowf' Carol Wilson was selected as class poetess and Louis Masceri's composition was selected as class song. When Senior day rolled around in May, we not only ,super- vised the students but the faculty as well-what a memorable day! Prominent members of our class included Agnes Blamer, Bill Edwards, Martha Dardarian, and Louis DeBiase, all excelling in various activities. When June regents defied us we settled down to serious thinking so as not to "muff" our final stage of glory. With class night and graduation, our three years here are brought to a close. VVe are loath to leave but we realize what lies before us is the beginning of a near adventure. And so, with an eye to the future and a storeful of memories, with a heavy heart and a huge lump in our throat, we say, "Good- l bye, dear N.F.H.S." VIRGINIA FOCAZIO HISTORIAN C557 RUTH CON FER SENIOR CLASS PRUPHECY ,L IAGARA FALLS, June 3, 1961-By cable we have just learned from Martha Dardarian, that well known woman journalist, that the final peace terms have been reached by the International Peace Conference at Nagasaki. Miss Dardarian is the author of that popular column "The Truth As I See It" in the Niagara Falls Times, leading United States newspaper, edited by Louis DeBiase. She has kept us constantly informed about the happenings at the Conference. Last night, our first woman president, jean Noble, declared that she firmly believed that peace would soon be established throughout the world. Since she suc- ceeded in balancing the budget in 1958, no one doubts her word. Several of the candidates defeated by President J. Noble in the 1956 election, namely, William Few, George Bird, Agnes Blamer, Beatrice Borak and Betty Boore, are representing the United States at the Conference. Among the notables are Attorney General Bill Edwards, Thomas Hart, our Good Will Ambassador, Ted Forster, Ace Pilot during the last warg and Patricia Curts, Nobel prize winner for her discovery of a new microscope by means of which former ultramicroscopic objects can now be seen. Irene Jenkins, formerly Secretary of State in the President's cabinet and now leader of the Nacilbuper Party has done much to arouse the women all over the world against totalitarianism. She advocated the over-throwing of the dictators, most of whom have been thrown into f'Whipped-Cream" institutions to cool off. When international peace has finally been established throughout the world, great changes will take place-changes which have already begun here in America where we are striving to raise our already high standard of living. As proof of this the government is building a huge dam across the Omikse River near Olaffub, Alaska. This engineering feat under the direction of Dick Edmonds will supply all of Alaska with electricity. Further proof is shown in the installation of a new 500 inch telescope in the Mount Palomar Observatory in California by Joy, Berman and Bremer, Inc. This new telescope replaces the old 200 inch telescope installed in 1941. Then, too, many great advances have been made in the world of medicine. One of the best books on the subject is "Z1" which deals with the amazing discovery of the vitamin of the same name. This vitamin which adds several years to the span of human life was sought for years at the Belin-Kramer Clinic by Dr. James Lennox, Ph.D., P.D.Q., etc. Last year the Hubbs Memorial Auditorium was dedicated to the people of Niagara Falls by David Hubbs, the wealthy steel magnate. Since then some of the world's greatest talent has trod the boards of the auditorium's huge stage. Such famous celebrities as Margaret Boland, Evelyn Ros- sall and Robert Wilson, who are presently appearing in Marilyn Guinther's celebrated American operas, have ap- peared before capacity audiences, Gordon "Wacky" Wackett, outstanding stage and radio comedian, caused a great commo- tion in the audience when he gave a detailed account of "How I filled out my income tax returns," during his recent appear- ance. Other distinguished artists who have been featured at the auditorium are Polly Hays, ballerina, Mary Auman and C565 Vivian Denny, concert violinist and pianist, respectively, who are now on a world tour and Edmund Rice, famous Shakespearian actor. Next week there is a treat in store for the men. The world championship wrestling match will take place between UTurk" Fadel and "Man Molehill" Bishara who will go into a one fall bout with no time limit. James Irvine, ex-champ, will referee. Scheduled for future visits are Eleanor D'Amato, young mezzo soprano, heard weekly over the N.B.C. CNiagara Broadcasting Companyj Gretchen Heyroth, screen favorite, and Howard Simon, cinematographer, with the Masceri-Critelli Film Com- pany who will give a demonstration of how he goes about cinematographing. This week the Power City Players, under the direction of Charles Woodward, are presenting another original play by Barbara Kelly, entitled KAwkward Bound." There is a brilliant cast headed by Betty Hunter and Ed Fairchild. Giving very able support are Vincent DelBrocco, Barbara Wernlund, Arthur Boucher, Margery Killian, Anthony Marcolini and Miss Kelly herself displaying her Irish talent in a character role. The standard of living of the whole World is being radically changed. Even the line arts are becoming finer. Great appreciation is shown for such artists as Eleanor Castilone and Jeanne Ginther. America is now the fashion center of the world. Last week creations by Carolyn Bryant and Marie Considine were modeled by Betty Seidenick at a Paris fashion show where they clamored for more American fashions. "A glorious theme! But how shall mortals dare 1 To pierce the dark events of future years, And scenes unravel, only known to fate." MICHAEL PERRICELLI PROPHIT C577 SENIOR CLASS SUNG Words Q- Music DY ' .moms . 42 524.1444 .nf-P1 -PLN' if si, as 1, il is e fheeaefsfseei 3 :I fa J ,sg 4. fsm,1e.se.m na, ill! .IU ii, inf, it -,iss all-S iemii- ll S 'il fi. ' fo il :Iii hh wi. gigs :L il J J J -E1J'fUse.a U -wa A-n to cms scum. of high i-peqlawug 165 non-or an-ways aroma. LOUIS MASCERI COMPOSER IT I5 ONE of the characteristics 'of music to arouse human feelings. We hope that those who listen to the strains of the ahooe inusieal composition will he made to react with appreciation as the past is reviewed. 1 C587 LONWARD Listen to the tread of marching feet, Who knows where they may lead us? They are the feet of the youth of today Climbing with vigor, and striving To gain a foothold in this shaken World- A foothold-strong and abiding. Listen to the tread of marching feet, Who knows where they may lead us? Will it be to the world of work, A world of ambitious striving, Where men are hard and cruel and cold And selfishness is thriving? Listen to the tread of marching feet, Who knows where they may lead us? Will it be to a world of war, Where hearts are filled with hating, Where "love thy neighbor" is heard no more, And Freedom's breath is abating? Listen to the tread of marching feet, Who knows where they may lead us? Will it be to a world of peace, Where hearts with joy are sharing, Where freedom rings and people sing And all men are forebearing? Listen to the tread of marching feet, Who knows where they may lead us: To a. world of War, or a world of peace, To a world of work shared with joyous play? With strong young limbs and hearts aglow, Our marching will not cease. POETRY HAS POWER T0 INSPIRE. It Ll' 020' Wifi? that the I94I Clan' Poem will be an efzligloten- ment to than wqa adopt in i1z.rpi1'i1z,g tbougbtf. 1595 SENIOR CLASS POEM CAROL WILSON POETESS SENIOR CLASS WILL E of the Class of '41, with all due respect to our successors, deem it fitting and proper to declare and pub- lish this, our last will and testament. Article I-To the ,juniors-we leave the dignity and self-control of seniors and the ability to sit quietly in assembly. Article II-To the sophomores--we leave a map of the school complete with a detailed study of the annex, and two more years of regents in June. Article III-To the faculty: Item 1. Item 2. Item 3. Article IV Item 1. Item 2. Item 3. Item 4. Item S. Item 6. Item 7. Item 8. We leave a little faith in the future. We leave our thanks for pulling most QPJ of us through three tough years. We leave a shiny, new broom with which to sweep out the halls after lunch. -To the following individuals we make these bequests: To "Doc" Arthurs we leave Eddie Goitls curly locks. To jack Templeton we leave Virginia Focazio's amazing repertoire of "Corny" jokes. To Harold Burns we leave Kenny Winker's physique 5 may he cause as many feminine hearts to flutter as Kenny has. To Betty Scalzo, we leave Anne Walker's history marksg may she, also, pass all those stiff tests with a 9071. To Bob Foss we leave Fred Aydelotte's heightg may little Bobby reach 6 feet some day. To Jack Jordon, we leave Bud Allen's paper route, 'fjutn must be getting sick of it. To Dorothy Walker we leave Marg Carlislels open house every Sunday night. To Rosemary Lynch we leave Myra Auld's ability to dance to any piece, fast or slow. In witness whereof, I, Dorothy Clancy, having been duly elected as class testatrix, do subscribe my name and seal, this twenty-seventh day of March, nineteen hundred and forty-one. DOROTHY CLANCY CLASS TISTATIIX DoRoTHY CLANCY, Class Testatrix. We, the underritgneel, do declare flair will and tertezment dub' publirbeel by .raid Dorothy Clezngf . and hereby affix our nezmer. IMA GOON C605 SENIOR CLASS NIGHT ADDRESS ELLOW members of the graduating class of 1941, this is a solemn moment for all of us, fraught with a certain sorrowful pride. Pride that we have attained the goal of graduation, sorrow that our associations and comradeships of the past years are to be severed. The memories of these years will grow more luminous and dear to us as time passes, for we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the democratic institution that has made possible those years devoted to the cultivation and refinement of our spirits. We are about to enter a world made dark with intolerance, greed and stupidity. We have been equipped thus with knowledge, the only weapon that can obliterate these sins. It is our duty to use the implement placed in our hands, that we may never dim its beauty by our actions or cease to add to its store of strength. As Shakespeare said, "there is no darkness but ignorance? May we with our narrow beams of knowledge pierce through the black fog of bewilderment and doubt that has pervaded the world today. This statement sounds both lofty and high-flung, but it means essentially that our duty is to live gently and with open minds. The most democratic founder of our country, Thomas jefferson, believed im- plicitly in the value of public education for rendering a people able to govern themselves. We must be true to that faith and be examples of the efficiency of public education. The gravity of this obligation cannot be over stressed today, for the whole world is weighing and testing to determine which form of government is best. The whole value of our educational system rests on the assurance that what we have received in the past years, we shall give forth in abundance in the years to come. In times like this it. behooves us to be fit spiritually, mentally, and physically for whatever lies ahead. Let us trust that in all our dealings in the future, both public and private, the principles which have been taught us shall be manifested. May we never forget that education is a never-ending avenue that leads upward throughout our lives. The knowledge we have gained is as yet an unprofitable bulk which experience will shape into wisdom. Let us not be proud of what we have learned, for knowledge and wisdom are known to lie poles apart. We have spoken of our duties, but what of our privileges and heritage as Americans. The solemn much used words, Hequality, liberty, and justice," are the roots and stem of our democracy, but its perfect flowering is in that misunderstood phrase Hthe pursuit of happiness." This was not meant to mean we are solely a pleasure loving race, submerging greater duties in its quest, but that we inherit, with other fundamentals, a contentment and an optimism that does not shut its eyes to needed reforms. In this prevalent happiness lies a great ideal, a nation founded not only to give man the necessities but to round his life with a measure of happiness and create a "happy breed of men." It is my sincere wish for all of you that this happiness may become a part of your life, and that in the years to come you will shoulder responsibilities with a stolidity warmed by contentment. Discontentment is the most active and virulent enemy of democracy, therefore it becomes a cherished duty of each one of us to be as happy as we can. For it happens to be an idea for which this country was founded. As this is the last time we shall meet as a body, I will take this opportunity to thank the class for the honor bestowed upon me and the cooperation given me in my capacity as Class President. JEAN NOBLE SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT f6ll MANTLE URATION Members of the Faculty, Fellow Students, Friends: Life's journey is not without a parting of ways with old scenes and staunch friends-and every parting has its moment of sorrow and joy. Tonight, the Class '41 sorrowfully bids fare- well to the familiar school and friends, tomorrow, we joyfully face a new experience in life. Although the world is blazoned with bloodshed and flames, although our own America is restive with apprehension and con- fusion, we are not afraid of what may lie ahead. Thanks be to our faculty. and our homes, wfe are equipped with the essentials so necessary to a fruitful life. Deep within us are rooted the infallible truths and dependable principles of Christian democracy. Come what may, we shall be worthy of our American way of life and of the school that prepared us for that life. 4 .The Class of ,41 bids farewell to a great school, a grand faculty and a host of friends, a class determined to preserve our ideals in action for a better A-merica. To the Class of '42: I use the privilege of bestowing upon you this mantle of red and gray to commend the avowed inten- tions of my class to your own purposes in the future. May our All-American intentions inspire you to achieve many laurels, and may you in your achievements inspire the classes who shall follow you in our beloved school. ALBERT SHIYA Mantle Orator JUNIOR RESPONSE It is with a full realization of the veneration and pride in our school emb-odied in this token of seniority, that I as the represen- tative of the Junior Class of Niagara Falls High School gratefully accept this traditional and honored mantle of Red and Gray. We, the Class of '42, sincerely pledge ourselves to maintain and extend those high standards and principles which you, the Class of '41, have established in your three years of extensive study and good-fellowship in the Niagara Falls High School. May true and lasting success always accompany your worthy efforts in every Held of endeavor. CLEM DE FELICE Junior Class President 1625 SENIOR CLASS ORGANIZATION MOTTO "Learner.r today: lfnderf tomorrow" CCLOR Blue and Gala' FLOWER Gardenia SENIOR COMMITTEES POEM COMMITTEE C hairman: Miss Eshelnzan Miss Robinson Thomas Hart Rhoda Spector Irene jenkins MOTTO COMMITTEE Chairman: Marion Rosenberg Donald Tucker John Ardus Helen Olander COLOR COMMITTEE Chairman: Myra Auld O Edward Allen Sam Conjerti Marie Trapasso FLOWER COMMITTEE Chairman: Victor Miller Margaret Carlisle Robert Fadel Mary Ruggirello BOYS' CLOTHES COMMITTEE Chairman: William Few Claude MacIntosh Robert Greenberg George Bird William Burns GIFT COMMITTEE C hairman: john Watson Nettie Baxter Helen Peters Alec Glasgow Tulla Philosophos Louis Witt SONG COMMITTEE Chairman: Mr. Scotchmer Marilyn Guinther Margaret Stewart Eleanor Castilone 1637 GIRLS' CAP AND GOWN COMMITTEE Chairman: Carolyn Bryant Nelda Martini Betty Klein Jean Guinther Doris Bartlett Jean Erwin BOYS' CAP AND GOWN COMMITTEE Chairman: Dominic Conti Robert Finn john Paonessa Robert Nemeschy Edward Schultz GIRLS' CLOTHES COMMITTEE Chairman: Meritta Kavanaugh joy Jordan Mildred Martin Marjorie Palumbo Ella O'Connell DANCE COMMITTEE C hairmen .' Edward Fairchild Barbara Kelly Betty Hunter William Edwards Gretchen Heyroth Joan Simons George Eddy Dorothy Mae Bigger Kenneth Winker David Weeks Matthew Skuza Howard Simon LIBRARY M. FRANCIS. B. TERRYBERRY. J. ANDERSON, M. SMITH, F. CHAPMAN, W. TUBBE, E. PASTORE, G. FRUSCIONE: H. BUKOVSKI A. CHIARAVALLE, R. DEPEW, G. CHARLES. M. TRAPASSO. E. WALKER. E. WINANS, C. LEIVIN, J. D'AMORE. IIBRARY GUILD ACTIVITIES SPUTLIGHTED "Ha, shure and you have a fine readin' room here, Mis' Hutson," exclaimed an enthusiastic tourist upon her first visit to High School. "An' who, may I ask, keeps everythin' in sech fine order?" A friendly appearing girl, standing near the door, stepped forward and said with a smile, 'tWe have about thirty girl helpers, with an average of four working after school, with Miss Hutson, our librarian, supervising. 'tAll the service, of course, is voluntary, and the requirement is a passing average on the part of the helpers. Every girl has a special duty to perform. This duty changes weekly, so that each receives experience in book cataloging: iI1 Card tiling: in checking incoming and out- going books, magazines, pamphlets and papers, in preparing and returning these to their respec- tive shelvesg in answering requests for various material: and finally in taking inventory. "A school seal is awarded to each student in return for this library service. A bronze seal is given for the first year's work, silver for the second, and gold for the completion of the third. "In addition to the experience in clerical work, each girl receives instruction in general library routine. Only a few of the girls plan to make library work their vocation, but many are attracted to this activity because they really enjoy the work. You see over there on the bulletin board, we have posted the covers from a number of new books. Some of the most out- standing ones are: Peggy Covers Washington, Sue Barton- Senior Nurse, Foghorns, Chad Hanna, Mein Kampf, and A Smat- tering ol' Ignorance." f'Many thanks, Mis', fer explainin' how thinis is done here, fer I wouldn't ha' known otherwisefl she said. Then with a quizzical smile, she remarked, "I wish my Kate could have sech larnin' when she gets grown up. You Girls should be proud of this school and you should try to be a cliedit to itf' With these remarks, she very politely made her departure. MISS DELLA HUTSON C64l GOLF Niagarais Divot Diggers Lose One in F ive Jllatclzes o October third, and the Niagara Falls High School golf team wrote "Finis" to a successful season by defeating Lockport to the tune of 10-2. VVith a fall record of but one loss in five matches, the divot diggers hope not only to-equal, but to better this mark when the spring season begins. r . 1 The record of four wins so far is the same as that for 1939-40, although the boys haven't played so many games this THE "G "VE season. The team got off to a good start by overwhelmingly downing the North Tonawandans 10-2, in a match on the home links. The Trott quartet was the next team to see the power of the High drivers. The Engineers lost 9V2 - ZV2. In the third game with Kenmore High School, the Red and Gray hit a streak of hard luck and lost by a mere one point. This was the second time in as many years that the Kenmorites spoiled the hopes of Niagara for an otherwise successful season. After a week's lay-off, the High aggregation met LaSalle and proved it could take a loss and still return to its early season peak, for the suburbanites were beaten 8-4. Then came the memorable Lockport game, when High School again triumphed, -this time by a score of 10-2. Niagarais divot diggers are trained by Coach Brainard Parsons, who hopes to have the same boys 'out for the spring round. Harold Rosamila is the manager, while the actual team is composed of Henry Kirchner, captaing Fred Rychel, Donald LeVan and Roland Stenton. i653 TENNIS OUR 1941 TENNIS SQUAD ' CAPTAIN MARTIN NETMEN END FALL SEASON WITH 2 WINS, 3 LOSSES The first half of the tennis season is over. If the members of the team are in the same form as they were in the last two games, there is great hope for the outcome of the spring session. Although the netmen were a little tardy in getting started, they defeated LaSalle and Lockport High Schools by overwhelming margins. The LaSalle men were "taken" by a score of 4-l and the County- seaters, by 5-0. . The closest match of the round was played with the Tona- wanda tennis team. The Red and Gray racqueteers lost the match by a count of 2-3. Even though the netmen offer no alibis, it must be pointed out -that illness and theloss of one of their experienced men were probably the primetfactors for their defeats. The Cripe mentored lads also played North Tonawanda and Kenmore, and came out on the short end of 5-Oand 4-1 scores. ' The membersof the tennis team are: Martin, Buck, Else and Goldstein. "Chief" Martin is the captain, while Harold Rosamila is-manager and general assistant to Coach Harold Cripe. ' The spring schedule is as follows: May'6, North Tonawandag May 8, Tonawgndag May 15, Kenmoreg May 23, LaSalleg May 27, Lockport. C665 ART' Art Club Students Sketch From True Life Models The Art Club, a worthwhile organiza- tion for talented students of Niagara Falls High, boasts of an enrollment of twenty- three. Every Thursday morning during the first period the students,hwith pencil or charcoal in hand, busily sketch, using as a model one of their own classmates, usu- ally perched high on one of the tables. The student draws a life sketch as the person appears from his position, the results of which are put on display. Many helpful instructions are given by Miss Lecklider, instructor of the class, to benefit the stu- dent in his desire to draw. Members of the class include: john Bowman, Vera' Adaha, Clara Elia, Yola Desiderio, Rosella Neralic, Frances Neralic, Glen Johns, Howard Simon, Helen Walezak, Gloria Baratta, Patricia Curts, Elaine Donia, jean Ginther, Leon St. Onge, Lorraine Champagne, Mary McIntyre, Alice Weglicki, Alberta Puisys. DEPARTMENT HEAD AT WORK This group of young artists has produced many interesting and worthwhile draw- ings and sketches. Many of the students have proven themselves capable drawers with promising futures in the art world of tomorrow, and most of them are looking forward to such a career. This club has proved a great help in giving the students practice in sketching from living models. STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN 1940-41 DRAWING CLUB 1671 681 MIDST BRUSHES, paints, ink, and all that goes into making pictures, the art classes have produced many worth- while sketches and drawings, the cream ofthe class room ability being displayed in the hall outside the 406 art room. It can be seen from the variety of subjects adorning the walls. that the students of design are given to free art expression properly directed by Miss Lecklider and Miss Heyer. Each class is con- ducted to teach the student some spe- cific phase of art-perspective, mass- ing and shading by making sharp divi- sions in lights and shades of objects, pencil and water color technique, poster composition, and other equally valuable art instructions. Throughout the year seasonal murals and posters have been exhibited in conspicuous sections of the school, most of which were produced through the art department. Aside from the regular art classes, the drawing en- .thusiast also was given the opportunity to exercise his ability by becoming a member of the art club. Interesting art classes are offered to the student as an outlet for his talent. ELEANOR CASTUJINES1mnmM mkskdd1ofbHAGARlAN work in the "dark room." WVe'l1 give you two guesses in telling whom the figures might represent. C693 'QQ 'QV Q Q ORCHESTRA Conductor. .... .... ..... ...... ..... lN I R . YVARREN SCOTCHMER During the past year the orchestra proved to the student body that all good music Wasn't "swing" The orchestra played at intermission time of the Junior and Senior class plays. They were featured at the seventeenth annual Thanksgiving and Spring concert. The orchestra has played pieces written by such well known composers as Haydn and Tschaikowsky. Mr. Warren Scotchmer, who heads the school's music department, directs the orchestra. f On November 26, the Niagara Falls High School Orchestra and A Cappella chorus under the direction of Mr. Scotchmer presented a special performance for the beneiit of the members of the band, orchestra and choral groups from South Junior, North junior and Gaskill. Other years admission had been charged to the Junior High School Musical students, but this year it was free. The orchestra has accompanied the choruses on various occasions in the assemblies. Orchestra rehearsals take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the school week during the second period. The music sometimes echoes sweetly through the halls. At Christmas time the Associated Music Clubs held a party in the music room. The room was decorated with Christmas ornaments. In the one corner of the room was a beautiful Christmas tree. Dancing was supplied by a hired orchestra. Refresh- ments were served to everyone. The clubs also have a picnic at the end of the school year. This year's officers of the Associated Music Clubs are Arthur Schnitzer, presidentg Louise Montazzoli, vice-president, Ruth Flood, secretary, and Marilyn Guenther, treasurer. Each officer is a member of either the orchestra, band, or the' A Cappella and Mixed Choruses. Members of the orchestra performed in the after school musicals which were presented by the Associated Music Clubs. They brought much pleasure to the stu- dents. The orchestra is composed of Hutes, clarinets, trumpets, percussions, violins, violas, oboes, horns, trombones, cellos, and basses. 1717 BAND Conductor ............................................ MR. CLYDE B. EMERT The Associated Music Clubs this year started an intensive, campaign to raise funds for new band uniforms which are badly needed. The band in conjunction with the other musical clubs in the school have performed in concerts for the student body and outsiders in order to raise money for the uniforms. One year from this june sufficient funds will be available through the help of the Board of Education, that is matching dollar for dollar the money which can be earned. The student body's support is also needed. f At the performance of the annual spring concert one of the highlights was the march played by the band, "Pride of Niagara," dedicated to Dr. Edward D'Anna, dean of Niagara Falls musicians, and was written by Clyde B. Emert, director of High's band. The "Donkey Serenade" always popular was a big band success at the concert. The band is a member of the Associated Music Clubs. At football games the band is always on hand playing tunes to keep the students in good spirits. The drum' major for this year is Jack Tompkins. MIXED CHORUS Director ...... .......... . . . . .... . .... MR. XVARREN SCOTCHMER This year the Mixed Chorus performed in the seventeenth annual Thanksgiving and Spring concert presented by the Associated Music Clubs. They appeared in various assemblies also. The chorus is directed by the guiding hand of Warren Scotchmer. From the members of the choruses there was formed a Madrigal Club, headed by Mr. Scotchmer. Madrigal was the name given to part songs written in the 16 and 17 century. The purpose of the club is to study some of the fine old chorales. The chorus contains tenth, eleventh, and twelfth year students. One of the best received members of the spring concert which was held on Thurs- day, March 27, was presented by the Mixed chorus. It was f'Lullaby" by Mozart- Burkhart which featured Constance Morell as soloist. Another number "Rain and River" by Fox also met hearty approval. The Mixed chorus has always been popular with Niagara High students. 4727 PRODUCTICDN STAFFS E. Lam, 1. McKeehan., S. Washington, Mr. Fowler, J. Konatsotis, J. Bishop, T. Edwards, J. Demrzv W. Weaver. Projection Staff Two distinct staffs, projection and sound, are merged under the head, Visual Audio Aids Organization. The organization under the expert supervision of Mr. Paul Fowler has done much work in improving the sound apparatus for the various clubs and classes of High School. The group has installed new loud speakers for the showing of sound motion pictures and for high quality reproduction of recorded music. They have added a new type time control to the public address ampliiier. The organization also acquired portable loud-speaker apparatus so that the system can be used anywhere in the school. Stage Crew The forgotten men of any stage production are the members of the stage crew. They are the boys who have most of the worries and who get little of the credit. Before a play is put into production, a group of lads are chosen to take charge of the sets, that is, to put up and take down the back- drops, and to make themselves generally useful. Q7 47 D. CIRILLO. B. DIPLACIDO. R. BORDIN V. DELBROCCO, A. MARCOLINI SCIENCE l Chemistry Club Holds Discussion of Social Diseases This year the NFHS Chemistry Club was organ- ized in October with a limit of twenty members from a long list of applicants. Under the guidance of Mr. Benson, it has gone a long way in achieving success in various unusual experiences. The present club was formed with Anita Sbarbati as President, Michael Perricelli, Vice-Presidentg and Herman Haber, Secretary-treasurer. A At the beginning ofthe year, the club members experimented individually on phases of chemistry that interested them most. Every fourth Wednes- day, a discussion meeting was held during which numerous social diseases were considered and talked about. Some of these were cancer, tuber- culosis, pneumonia, and sugar diabetes. The spirit of cooperation and ambition prevailed over the score of people in this group for they Ex"ER"'E"T 'N c"'EM's"'RY CLASS have collectively performed major experiments such as the manufacture of glass, testing of alloys and silvering glass, which means coating glass with a substance which reflects images, in other words, the making of mirrors. Another major project contemplated is micro-analysis, which is an analysis of small drops instead of large quantities. Later in the year, these 'tamateurn scientists took time off from test tubes to enjoy a party to which they were most decidedly entitled. ' S H. Haber, G. Wackett, R. Whelan, H. Rosamilia, T. Adams, H. Steele, R. Conners Mr. Benson, M. Perricelli, H. Olander, D. Cross, M. Auman, A. Sbarbati, J. Lennox, H. DeBan f75l JUNIORS Prerident Vice-President OFFICERS CLEM DEFELICE JERRY LAROSE Secrelagf- Treamrer Clam Adviser ALICE NOLAN MRQ E. SKIMIN CLASS HISTORY E can heave a sigh of relief now. We have not only achieved the honor of being juniors, but are well on the way to our seniority, the dream of every freshman. Way back in 1939 we appeared, awed, green little sophomores. The juniors wouldn't let us forget that. Now in 1940-41 we can snicker in our Sloppy Joes at them because- we made it. And we are making Niagara Falls High School history. Didn't we elect the finest set of class officers in a long time? Why, with Clem DeFelice as president, jerry La- Rose as vice-president, Alice Nolan as secre- tary-treasurer, and under the supervision of Mr. Skimin as class adviser, we are sure to go places. Clem says, "We have spent two years as sophomores and juniors, preparing and orienting ourselves. We have achieved the dignity becoming to seniors, and will forge ahead as strongly as everf' We were very proud the night of our junior play, f'On the Night of january 16th." Ruth Outland made a fetching heroine on trial, supported by many other juniors. JUNIORS FROM ROLL CALLS 103 - 205 - 255 .IUNIORS FROM ROLL CALLS 106-3OG- 406 Then, too, our ine debate team is made up of many juniors. There are Clifford Swartz, Paul Reid, Ralph Beales and Clem DeFelice representing us. Whom did the seniors experiment on during their hrst Student Day? Why, on us, of course. And what about the junior cheering section that turned up 'at every athletic event at home, or away? Now we can look tolerantly at sophomores, soon to be juniors, and with friendly eyes at the seniors, for we are the seniors of tomorrow. JUNIORS FROM ROLL CALLS ISI- 152 -354 1771 2 Abate, Frank Abbey, Janet Ackerman, Charles Alsworth, Robert Albarez, Lola Amber, Robert Amery, Jean Anderson, Janet Anderson, Julian Apigian, Clara Arthurs, Robert Arzivian, Louis Ashi, Betty Ashton, Eric Aswad, Ferris Avdoian, Ohannes Bader, Jack Bagg, Gordon Baio, Joe Bajor, Stella Bak, Estelle Bak, Gladys Baker, Donald Baker, Edward Baker, Francis Baldassaro, Dorothy Baldassaro, Letizia Baldisino, John Baligian, Alice Baligian, Varkis Banks, Shirley Baratta, Sam Barber, Richard Barr, Muriel Barron, John Bartolomei, Irene Bartoi, Lottie Battista, Anthony Beals, Ralph Benbow, Ruth Benbow, Sarah Birmingham, Ruth Bishara, Norman Blair, Catherine Blount, Dorothy Blumerick, Betty Bohnsock, Donald Bordin, Leo Borgese, Mary Bosso, William Bowie, Amy Bowman, Betty Bowman, Eva Bray, Marie Bray, Everett Briggs, Robert Brown, Juliet Brown, Virginia Brown, Wilburt Buck, Gloria, Buck, Raymond Buerger, Edith Bulack, Joseph Bulka, Walter Bullock, Rita Bulford, Margaret Burke, Margaret Burns, Harold Burns, Roger Burtch, Constance Butera, Carmella Butera, Sam UN I OR CLASS MEMBERS Calderone, Regina Calia, Betty Campbell, Leonard Canalii, Guelfo Carr, Dorothy C. Carr, Ralph Carter, June Casey, Patricia Cassert, Irene Cecula, Genevieve Centofante, Albert Centofanti, Palma Certo, ,Ann Chamberlain, Peggy Chandler, Joyce Chapple, Ruth Chartonneau, Ethel Charles, Gwendolyn Chiaravalle, Adeline Chlebowski, John Chudzanowski, Angela Ciambrone, Russell Cianchetti, RoseMarie Cicchetti, Adeline Cirillo, Dominick Clark, Jean . Clarke, Dorothy Cleary, Ruth Colling, Vincent Collins, William Colpoys, Eileen Combes, Robert Considine, Thelma Cook, VVilliam Corriere, Vincent Cortellini, Sarah Constantino, Joan Costanzo, Frank Crewe, Robert Crick, Lawrence Crispell, Mildred Critelli, Benny Critelli, Louis Crogan, Joseph Cross, Joyce Cruickshank, Jeanne Cummings, Gaylord Curry, Harold Czekowski, Lillian D'Aloise, Nicholas D'Aloise, Fiorre Damiani, Sylvia Damm, Herbert D'Andreamatta, Gentilina D'Angelo, Sam DiAngelo, Mary Daniels, Frank D'Anna, Rosalie D'Apollo, Carmela Davidson, Helen Davis, Dorothy Deas, Betty DeBacco, Louis DeFazio, Anita DeFelice, Clement DelBasco, Frank Del Grosso, Florence Dellaree, ,Betty DeMao, James DeMartin, Elsa Demas, John DeMunda, Anthony 93 Destino, James Dexter, Marjorie DiCamillo, Therese Dietrich, Arthur DiLaura, John DiLaura, Mike Dimet, Morton Dimond, Kenneth . Di Placido, Bernard Dojka, Edwin Donato, Helen Donnelly, Helen Donnelly, Rosemary Donofro, Joseph Dooley, Rosemary Dosdorian, George Doddorian, Kohardi Dryden, Margaret Dugan, James Dunkin, Richard Dunn, Larry Dunton, Ruth Durkin, Elizabeth Dziewisz, Stanley Eagan, Ernest Ebbing, Beatrice' Edwards, June . Edwards, Thomas Edwards, Kenneth Elia, Clara Elia, Ida Ellis, Harvy Emanuele, Carmella Esters, Finis Exter, Edward Fadell, Mary Falsetti, Marie Fernandez, Anita Field, Beverly Fillman, Shirley Fitzsimmons, Lorraine Flood, Ruth Forbes, Marjorie Fortune, Helen Foss, Robert ' Foster, Marion Fracassi, Alfred Franke, William French, Margaret French, Richard Frommert, Margaret Frosolene, Alfred Frost, Mary Frost, Robert Froscione, Grace Gabriel, John Galliger, Robert Garcia, Lawrence Gates, Clayton George, Betty Geriin, Vivian Gillet, Marion Giove, Anthony Glazier, Iris Gleason, David Glennie, Loys Gneazdowski, Steve Gold, Helen Goldman, Jack Goltara, Oscar Goodberry, Kenneth Granata, Caroline Granieri, Armand Grinham, Arthur Grochala, Wilhelmina Gullett, Arline Habbertield, Jack Haber, Morton Hailey, Catherine Hagerty, Laura Hart, John Hattersley, Tom Heaslip, Fred Hennessey, Robert Hindle, Jayne Hogan, Jerome Holleran, Irene Hollinger, Franklin Holohan, John Howe, Lois Hudson, Jane Incorvia, Vincenetta Indovino, Carmella. Jacobs, Vivian Jacoby, Elizabeth Jarzab, Caroline Joerer, Jerome Johnstone, May Jorgenson, Marjorie Kaufman, Arthur Kay, Irene Kemp, Shirley Kianoff, Max Kirby, Lola Kirchue, James King, Kenneth Klauder, David Klejdys, Stella Knight, Donald Kocbocki, Jerome Koszyca, Colette Krausman, Marjorie Kreuger, Richard Kudela, Rose Kushner, Annette . Kushner, Robert Kutner, Julius LaBarber, Phyllis LaBuda, Florence Labres, Henry Lacey, Paul LaGreca, Josephine Lajoie, Michael Lanley, Margaret LaPorta, Louise LaRose, Jerry Larson, Mary Louise Laur, Eugene . Laurendi, Vincent Lawson, Louise Leary, Katherine Lee, Robert Legacy, Tom Lehman, Charles Leone, Joseph Leshner, Florence LeVan, Donald Lewin, Katherine Lis, Sophia Long, Arvilla Long, Beth Longo, Joe Loos, Ruth Losch, Jessie Lostracco, Rose Laverde, Eddy Lozina, Mildred Lucantonio, Vivian Lucchetti, Henry Lynch, Betty Lynch, Rosemary MacGregor, Lillias MacGregor, Mary Machanian, Jack Machowczyk, Pauline MacPherson, Richard Magno, Beatrice Manasian, Elizabeth Mann, Charles Mariglio, Angelo Marinello, Elpino Markoff, Marko Marra, Joe Marsh, Alice Martin, Anne Martin, Annabelle Martin, Mary Martin, Vincent Martineau, Rita Martinez, Divine Martino, Nick Mason, George Mastromatteo, Guy Matarresi, Dolores Matuszewski, John May, James McCarrie, Vivian McClane, John Mecoy, Bill McDermot, Charles McGinnis, Eileen Mclnerney, Ray McIntyre, Angus McKay, Ruthe McKeel1an, John McKenzie, Isabel McKerlie, Tom McSporran, Duncan Meiklejohn, Margaret Meitz, Arnetta Metzler, Charles Micale, Pctrina Mietlowski, Emily Milne, Barbara Mindham, George Minicucci, Anne Minicucci, John A Misterkiewicz, Alice Mitchell, Agnes ' Mitchell, Nancy Mitchell, Paul Mocniak, Anne Montazzoli, Louise Mooradian, Suren Moore, Linford Moore, Patricia Moore, Viola Morgan, Freda Morell, Nina Morreale, Mary Morreale, Peter ' Morrison, Jean Mort, Betty Mosker, Emilio UNIORS Movesian, Kaiser Muniz, Joe Manuel Munson, William Murray, Robert Nablo, Robert Nelson, Marjorie Neudeck, Marjorie Neudeck, Vincent Neuhaus, John Neyerlin, Wallace Nicholas, Virginia Nichols, Lillian Niedzwicki, Genevieve Noble, Betty Nolan, Alice Norwick, Edward Novak, Stephanie Norwicki, Leo O'Brien, Helen 0'Keefe, Betty Orr, Betty Orsini, Pasqualina Osborn, Charles Outland, Ruth Overholt, John Paduano, Albert Pakuszewska, Jean Palermo. Marie Palmeri, Frank Palumbo, Paul Pantas, Catherine Paonessa, Dominic Paonessa, Tessie Parker, Betty Parone, Marilyn Pastore, Peterina Pauline, Margaret Payne, Phyllis Pearson, Betty Penale, Dominic Perricelli, Vincent Perry, Audrey Perry, Irene Perry, Rheta Petito, George Pettit, Alice Pettitt, Robert Phelps, William Phillips, Mary Phillips, Velma Philosophos, Mary Pierce, Faye Pierog, Helen Potter, Russell Presutti, Previte, Frank Eleanor P. Pullano, Anthony Pullano, Mary Putzak, Mildred Pysz, Edward Quinanes, Joe ' Radogna, Mary Rajczak, Jennie Raverinni. Elda Raymond, Irene Reed, Martha Reedy, Ellen Reeves, Bonnie Reid, Paul Reynolds, Mary f80J Rhodes, Ted Rhoney, Eugene Rice, Edward Rich, Irene Richards, Edith Richards, Oscar Rickerson, Laura Rieffanaugh, Florence Robinson, Merle Rofe, Betty Romanek. Edward Rosczypola, Walter Rose, Lawrence Ross, Rose Rotella, Eleanor Rotundo. Marjorie Ruffalo, Anthony Runals, Jane Russell. Maurice Russo, Louis Ryan, Archie Ryan, Marjorie Sabella. Theresa Salaski, Bernard Sam, Bernice Sander. Margaret . Sannicola. Pearl Sauber, Miriam Saunders. Ada Sautkus, Helen Sawma. Lillian Sbarbati. Vincent Scalzo, Betty Scarfone, Frank Schmoyer. Paul Schwab. Willie Scibila, John Segarra, Adrian Serchia. Francis Serianni. Virginia -' Serrianni. Russell Shahin. Gordon Shaw. John Shepard. Charles Sheusi, Phyllis Shiah. Abraham Sidoni. Joe Sivey, Mildred Simpson, Grant Sinatra, Frances Skivington. Howard Skotnicki, Helen Slack, Jean Smith, Marie Smith, Roberta Snyder, Donald Sobregeray, Edwin Spagnola, Frank Spalenczki, Lucille Sparling, Gordon Stackowicz, Wallace Stagg, Edith Stell, Olive Stenton, Roland Stevenson, Jean Stewart, Anita Stewart, Dorothy Stewart, William St. John, Homer Stockwell, Margaret Stolz, Marcelette Stuart, Ralph Tacconi, Chester Tarpinian, Satrag Taylor, Richards Terryberry, Robert Thomas, Jack Thomson, Johan Tierney, Jeannettei, Tompkins, Melvin Tonner, Annie Torosian, John Trapasso, Sam Tweedie, Mary Urquhart, R. Katherine Vaccarella, James Valenti, Josephine Valenti, Mary Valle, John VanRaalte, Barbara Varacich, Amelia Vaughn, Jack Veihdiffer, Walter Vernone, Joseph Vilardo, Jennie V ilardo, Salvatore V ituelo, Katherine Vivirito, Henry Voelker, Edith Voelker, Lawrence Wagner, Harold Wajtowicz, Bernice Walck, Bernhard Walck, Donald Walker, Anne Walder, Dorothy Waldee, Ellen Walos, Stella Ward, John Watson, Betty Weaver, William Weimer, Beverly Werohm, Robert Whitbeck, Dorothy White, Harold White, Howard Whitmire, Elmer Wightman, Leona Wigle, Charles Williams, Audley Williams, Dorothy Wiltse, Norma Winans, Eleanor Wise, Ethel Wiseman, Rollin Wojton, Frances Wolfe, Billy Wright, Bernard Wrobel, Matthew Wyckoff, James Xigges, Eva Yacus, Walter Young, Marjorie Yukie, Kathryn Zajac, Emil Zanchet, Laura Zelmes, Vincent Zewin, Margaret Zewin, Victoria Zilm, Jessie Zimmerman, Ethel Zucco, Andrew x sPumsMANsHlP UPHELD GIRLS, SPORTS BY aunts IN svonrs The outstanding participators in girls' sports for the year of 1941 were two of seniors, Laura Cuervo and Alice Da- browski, who both won their N's in 1940. Laura showed excellent ability in her entrance of all sports. Last fall, she be- came captain of the volley ball team, and also entered and played the tennis tourna- ments for the 1939 and 1940 seasons. With no less honors she gained the title of paddle ball champ in 1941. Rollicking Alice Dabrowski was also' quite outstanding as a girl athlete. She was made captain of her class in volley ball for the seasons of 1939 and 1940, as well as captain of baseball. Speed, and a 1 rugged court style put the seal of approval on Alice when she played in the tennis tournaments for three consecutive years. Also active in sports were: Helen Wier- zchon-badminton and captain volley ball, and joan Simons-badminton and swim- ming. Good sportsmanship is the keynote of all these activities, and each girl certainly did her part in upholding it. l THREE MERMAIDS MYR AULD-FEMALE ROIINHOOD i817 RACQUETTE WIELDERS AT REST BETWEEN GAMES BADMINTUN VULLEY 170 girls participated in the 1940 badminton doubles tournament with Laura Cuervo and Alice Dabrowski displaying keen competition for their opponents. All of ihe girls showed excellent ability in the playing of this enthusiastic game. Badminton is an annual sport on the schedule of many a member and is looked forward to each year by everyone. BALL The volley ball season bounced off on a flying start in November, 1940. There were fifty-five teams in the competition. Winners of the Class bouts graduated to after- schcol games. Gilda Di Florio and her short-handed team emerged victorious on December 17 with a score of 22-7 over Laura Zanchet and her players who came in second over all other teams. CHAMPION DABROWSKI INFORMAL VOLLEY BALL PRACTICE C827 LEADERS CLUBS J. Jordon, M. Falsetti, M. Wright, B. Rogers, F. Serchia, B. Stevenson, H. DeBan, D. Bigger, M. Fadel, V. Focazio' CHEER LEADERS Leading the student body in swing cheers regardless of rain or shine, Niagara's cheerleaders did themselves proud as they went through their paces under the captain- ship of Harry DeBan. GYM LEADERS The boy Gym Leaders meet once a week, and are assigned to specitic gym classes to instruct during the absence of their official instructor, Mr. Brainard Parsons. l H. Burns, 'A. LaCivita, C. Gonzales, H. Rosamila, J. Chambers, G. Wackett, V. Sbarbati, C. Nor- mand, A. DiFloria, L. V oelker, A. Mardirosian, J. Bone, H. Ruj, C. Metzler, B. Miller,'O. Avdoian, J. Chambers C831 1 QA 5 if , 254 g I' 5 if , WS? 233 Q ,, ig, rw nga . Q' E f:Q?li?1 L ,Q Q 3? wwf? ' W X : "' 'f '- if . are , 4 aw rf , Q .,, 3 , af I , . ggi A K I' As ' T x Fifi, , , N? X. I. ' R Q Qin . ht K L Sb? 1, we ' 5 W Q ., V -1 65 1- X A 2 , 9' TL A L if A. S W Z 3 mt x K ..,, R, , Q - if 'A 5665 Q W .,,,,K . 3552 4 K 1 ..'. y 1 'Ji' . W, 1,3 if Xp- STUDENT COUNCIL IS VITAL PART OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT The first and third Fridays of every month tind half a hun- dred student representatives sitting in the back of the auditorium. These boys and girls comprise the Student Council of Niagara Falls High School. With this year's competent president, VVilliam Edwards, the council, under the able guidance of Miss Emma Hulen, has succeeded in paying the seventy-five dollars borrowed from the Associated Music Clubs in order to present several un- scheduled assemblies. A variety show was sponsored which met with overwhelming success. , The other pohicers-Robert Arthurs, vice-president, Dorothy Clancy, secretary, and Betty Boore, treasurer-have all cooperated to the fullest extent to make 1941 a brilliant, successful school year. In order to facilitate rapid, etlicient work, all the council duties are done by committees. appointed by the president. The council's most important work during the year ,covers Christmas baskets for the less fortunate, Community Chest Campaign, select- ing speakers for coming assemblies, election of the future council ofhcers, taking charge of the bookroom, and filling the school treasury. Pins are awarded to the home-room representatives at the end of the year for services. The Student Council is an organization to be proud of. It is democracy in its highest form in our way of life. ' 185D A Corridor Patrol EXECUTIVE GROUPS SERVE AS IIOVISERS FOR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES There are 13 corridor patrol posts. This means that 104 students prevent damage to the school during the day, try to con- vince students that they shouldn't go out-of-doors, and firmly tell the1n that they mustn't be wandering about the halls. Besides there is a captain and a clerk in the hall on the second Hoor. Eunice Schieman, Dorothy Russell, Don McCollum, Mil- dred Kelverer, joy Jordon, Phyllis Karr, Pat Curts, Rosemary Lynch and Marjorie Killian, this term's captains, are responsible for the conduct and work of their patrols. The Social CO1'1l111itI1CC,S president this year is Williani Ed- wards. Assisted by Beverly Rogers, vice-presidentg Gretchen Heyroth, secretaryg and Bill Buchanan as treasurer, the committee presented three dances. The outstanding was the free dance featuring Billy Thompson and his drums. One of the highlights is the annual picnic. Another organization is the Athletic Advisory Council. This yearis executive staff is Murphy Pitaressi, presidentg Dorothy Mae Bigger, vice-president: and Vivian Gerfin, secretary. On April 2 a banquet in honor ofiiall the lettermen of the different high schools was sponsored by the Athletic Advisory Councils of the city. csfor N N s :- -- ----V --H LANGUAGE CLUBS Latin Club Sponsors Exhibit of Roman Bridge The Junior Classical League, composed of 10,000, is a national organization sponsored by the American Classical Association. The local Niagara Falls Chapter was chartered in 1938. This year there are 215 members in the high school groups. The method of managing the league is patterned closely after the government constitution of the old republic of Rome. Cf the leading executives, the Senate is' by far the most important. lt is composed of twenty-two members who meet twice during the course of a month. For 1941 the consuls were: Melvin Berman and Patricia Hopking censors: John Demas and Paul Reid. The Aedilis, -loan Thumbert, Helen Hutchins, Marion Gillet and VValter Viedeffer, planned programs for theentertainment of the club once a month. These programs portrayed our debt to the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome for much of our present government, law, language, art and literature. junior Classical League sponsored an exhibit this year of a Roman bridge built in Spain during 52 B. C., and of Caesar's Magi- not line, built in France about 52 B. C. Through the efforts of the junior Classical Leaguers, a set of very unusual charts have become the possession of the Niagara Falls High School. Mrs. Tresselt instructs the league. C DeFeliee, M. French, L. Kramer, M. Gillett, f. Crowfoot, I. Jenkins, J. Guinther, J. Gazley H. Hutchinson, Y. Haber, B. Wheeler, M. Thompson V DeIBrocco, W. Weidifer, M. Frominert, P. Reid, M. Berman, P. Hopkin, J. Demos, J. Wattengel T. Whelan C887 J. Goldman, D. Knight, R. Taylor, D. Gleason, D. Massinzilian, C. Swartz, J. Demas R. Honnesy, P. Davidson, V. Gerjin, P. Curts, F. Friedman, A. Walker, B. Hall M. Leigh, L. Glenny, B. N able, Miss Finn, J. Chandler, M. Dufett Conversations of Honor Society Held in French Une of the High School groups that center their activities around some language is Les Babillards. This is the French honor society whose name means, "The Chatterboxesf' All the meet- ings and business is carried on in French, sometimes rather broken French, it is true, but the will to try is there. The club started late in the Fall this year, but since then has been quite active. David Gleason was elected presidentg Betty Hall, program chairmang and Clifford Swartz, secretary. As many members had graduated or stopped taking French, eighteen new members were initiated. The Hrst meeting at which these new members were present, Helen Olander was elected vice-president and Patricia Curts, treasurer. The next meeting was a Christmas party at the home of Mlle. Finn, the adviser. All games and conversations were in French and everyone enjoyed himself immensely. In February, David Gleason resigned the presidency. Frances Freidman was elected to fill the office. i . The next meeting was held at the home of Clifford Swartz, with RichardTaylor and Betty Hall as host and hostess respec- tively. 1 The March meeting was called at school. After the business was taken care of, four experts answered questions ofa quiz pro- gram nature. The club presentedlother programs of interest to the whole school, but mainly to the French students., . I 1895 DEBATE MR. MARK R. BEDFORD COACH debates and the Niagara's Debating Team Wins Frontier League Trophy Under the capable tutelage of Mr. Bedford, the 1941 Debate Team again annexed the championship of the Niagara Frontier Debating League and secured their second title on the trophy offered by the Buffalo Evening News. A great deal of the credit for the team's outstanding season is due to Mr. Bedford, who devoted much time and effort to the team and gave invaluable advice to the debaters in writing of speeches. The topic for debate this year, Resolved: 'iThe Power of the Federal Government Should Be Increased," was of current interest and the debaters had to keep up to date on all national affairs. However, by virtue of thorough research in various newspapers and magazines they successfully maintained the affirmative case in seven negative case in iive debates. The debate team this year was a well-instructed and experienced team since five of A the eight debaters were lettermen returning for their second year of forensic competition. J. Watson D. Cross A. Blamer P: Reid T. Hart C. Swartz R. Beals C. DeFelice i90l Forensic Society Presents Play in "Bill of Rights" Assembly The High School Forensic Society was an extremely active group this year. Early in the fall, officers were elected and arrangements made to take in new 1ne1nbers. Ralph Beals was president, David Gleason, vice-president, john Demas, secretaryg and Clifford Swartz, treasurer. A new system was inaugurated for choosing members. Not only did the prospective members have to give short speeches before the club, but also take part in a forum discussion with the other pledges. biost naeetnags vvere held at H16UUbCfS,lJOUSCS and included both interesting speakers and programs in which members took part. ' blr.l edford, Ute adwdser,inxdted the club to his apartntent for an enjoyable Christmas party. For the new term, Clifford Swartz was elected president, Louis Critelli, vice-pesidentg Robert VVhelan, treasurerg and John IDen1as, secretary: CDne of the activines for the seccnid sernester was the presentation of a play in the assembly. This play, "The Devil and Daniel Webster," was part of the Bill of Rights VVC-:ek program. This was the first time that the Forensic Society had undertaken to put on a program in assembly. A large part of the credit for the success of the show is due Mr. Bedford, who directedit. Other meetings and speakers were planned and the year's activities closed with the annual picnic. P Reid, J. Wattengel, C. Delfelice, J. Joerger, H. Haber, G. Kehoe, M. Haber, J. Jordan ' J. Goldman J. Long, C. Swartz, R. Beals, D. Gleason, J. Dem as, P. Gellman 4913 l THEATER DRAMATIC CLUB CLIMAXES SEASON BY PRESENTING SMASH HITS An outstanding organization which boasts a large membership is the N.F.H.S. Dramatic Club under the able guidance of Mrs. Helen H. Thiele. jane Gailey was elected presidentg vice-president, Marion Gilletteg Virginia Focazio, secretaryg and Patricia Davidson, treasurer. Meetings are held every other Thursday and two assembly programs a year are presented. The members learn about acting, make-up, scenery, costumes, and properties through actual stage experience. Each meeting has a different chairman and program. A quiz program directed by Anthony Marcolini proved amusing. Reading a dramatic sketch giving the char- acterizations was the forfeit during the year. Edmund Rice gave an entertaining mono- logue on "The Laughing Man" by Arch Obler. Bernard DiPlacido recited the poems: "A Hundred Ways to Diel' and "Leedle Yawcob Strassj' a poem written by john Henderson, oral expression teacher. The Junior Play, an annual feature of the Dramatic Club, was unique this year in the respect that it had a surprise ending. Suspense and curiosity hovered over the actors for a jury was chosen from the audience to render the verdict upon Karen Andre, suspected of murder. The jury sat upon the stage throughout the play, and the witnesses were called from their places in the audience depicting an authentic court room scene. "The Night of January 16,' by Ayn Rord was the successful play. A packed house saw a very talented presentation of the senior play "You Can't Take It With You," a three-act comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. The student cast gave an outstanding performance of the various unusual characters portrayed in this play. Each individual actor deserves credit for presenting this former Broadway play in such grand style. 192 5 BASKETBALL FALLS CAGERS HAND TRDTT SURPRISE DEFEATDIN SECOND RDUND DF PLAY The basketball season came to a close, leaving High School with a record, not one of a championship, but one to be envied. Starting with but two lettermen, Coach Doc Parsons developed a formidable unit. . Though the boys did not end high in the Saint Lawrence League, they did tie Trott for the city title. The High quintet lost nine and won five of their league contests. After the first Trott game the cagers went into a slump, but came out of it to beat the favored LaSalle team and with the help of their scoring ace, Captain Johnny Nogacki, the boys handed Trott a surprise defeat. In the first round, the High hoopsters took three out of seven contests, beating Lackawanna, Tonawanda, and LaSalle. The Falls cagers lost to North Tonawanda, Kenmore, Lockport, in closely contested games but did not even show against their traditional rival-Trott. It seemed as if the Falls quintet was "jinxed" if it were not for the fact that there are no such things. As an example, during the Kenmore game, with less than one- half minute to play, the Blue and White tossed caution to the wind and tried a shot from mid-court. As the ball winged its way, quiet descended over the spectators. One could almost see the hoop bend to catch the ball and everyone could hear the swish made by the closing of the net after its passage. High School lost by one point! Swinging into the second round, the Falls quintet put up a game, but useless struggle against North Tonawanda. The Lackawanna and Tonawanda cagers, with vengeance in their heart, and a basketball at their fingertips defeated High School. Then it happened again, a quirk of fate, that meant a loss, for the Red and Gray. It was the Lockport game. For every basket Falls made-the County seaters made K. Winker, D. Penele, H. Burns, J. Nogacki, A. Losin 1947 one too. The game went into overtime with Lockport scoring not once but twice in succession and the game was over with High at the short end of a S4-50 score. The Falls Cagers finished a successful season, however, for they overwhelmed a. humble, though fighting, LaSalle team and then headed for Trott. The Engineers were one game ahead in the race for the city title, and were highly favored. But it was a different story. "Doc" had the boys "pointed" for this game and the five didn't let him down. Fighting for every point, the Red and Gray handed the Red and ANOTHER SCORE ii lvhite 3. tW0 point defeat. The race for the city championship was tied. John Nogacki, seventh in league scoring led the High contingent with 112 points. Other scoring records for '40-41 season were Kenneth Winker, 785 Dom f'Ace" Penele, 46, Alfred Losin, 39g Andrew Darco, 363 Candido "Gunga Din" Gonzales, 23, Dom "Flash" Conti, 213 and Harold Burns, 15. The Junior Varsity had a successful season winning nine and losing five of their fourteen contests. Their most important victory was over the Trott reserves, for in defeating them they spoiled a perfect season. Credit must be given to reserves Larry Garcia, "Tootie" Butera, i'Chief" Martin, Donald Maze and Bill Waggoner. The latter three played in a few of the Varsity contests and gave fair accounts of themselves. A Despite their record of losses and wins the Falls hoopsters showed their mettle for they lost only after a stubborn fight and then by a narrow margin. BASKETBALL SQUAD K Wmker 1 Penele, D. Conti, C. Gonzales, Coach Parsons, J. N ogacki, F. Baldassaro, H. Burns, A. Darco, A. Losin, C. Martin 1957 NIAGARA FALLS---POWER CITY OF THE Ever since December 6, 1678, when Father Louis Hennepin knelt in prayer before the white tumbling majesty of Niagara Falls and intoned "Oc Deum" before a portable altar, in tribute to the Power who made it pos- sible, the great cataract has been the mecca of the world. Of America's wonders, Niagara is "tops" Not only the deep emerald pools beneath the roaring cas- cade or the rainbow mists which quaintly touch the symphony of power with a fairylike softness and beauty, but hundreds of other sights and sounds are within live miles of hotels that once housed such famous guests as "Honest Abe" Lincoln, Millard Fillmore, and Grover Cleveland. In one of his writings, President Lincoln related his impressions concerning Niagara's grandeur. He, too, was overcome by its majestical beauty, as are the thousands who annually stand stunned as 25,000,000 tons of water plunge over the American and Canadian cataracts every hour, fed by 6000 cubic miles of water from four of the Great Lakes. These thousands also thrill at the menacing cauldron that is the VVhirlpool Rapids. This whirlpool has been de- scribed as "silent and sinister, grim and forboding .... where the bizarre, fantastic imagination of an Edgar Allen Poe might revel in a river's darkest mood." It is all that, yet on a sunshiny day its deep greens and surging eternal swells make it one of the panoramic masterpieces of the 1963 world. It certainly couldn't have been foreboding to the scores of daredevils who have braved its monstrous suction in barrels and boats in search of "easy money," a practice now barred. It was a perfect backdrop for "The Great Blondinf' an act which had even the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, popeyed with anxiety. , In 1859, this frivolous French- man tiptoed across the narrow- est part of the gorge C230 feet over the mad surgej on a S1500 tight rope, before a tremendous throng. A few months later he did it again and as an added attraction he carried his man- ager Harry Colcord, on his back. Again he made the 18-minute trip carrying a forty-pound load, and, in a moment of hilarity, car- First Spanx of New Rainbow Bridge WORLD,' HISTORY, INDUSTRY, BEAUTY ried a stove to the middle of the cable's sag, cooked an omelet and lowered it to the sight-seeing steamer "Maid of the Mist." As for Niagara Falls today: For years, Goat Island, on the brink of the cataract, has been a favorite spot for sight-seers. The island received its name from a bewhiskered goat who became "king of the island during the severe winter of 1779" John Stedman, an early pioneer, had taken goats to the island, but the herd froze to death. For a close glimpse of the American Falls, Hennepin View near Prospect Point, is the best bet. Named after Father Hen- nepin, it affords a safe glimpse clown a sheer precipice of 175 feet. The Mighty Falls in Wintertime C975 To him and the explorers who followed, the cataract was a thing of great beauty and relig- ious implication. To those who cameulater, beginning with in- ventive Chabert Joncaire, it was a power which could be har- nessed without sacriticing the splendor of its moods. Ioncaire, restless because of the terrific waste of power which each sec- ond he saw cascading into a silvery foam, dug a ditch--six feet wide and four feet deep- curving inland above the Falls. On this man-made waterway he built an overshot waterwheel at the foot of what is now First Street. For over a hundred years there was no essential change from Joncaire's primitive methods. Later in the 1850's a group of men started digging the Hy- daulic Canal. Failure followed failure, but Hnally Schellkoff and others completed the ditch and harnessed Niagara's power to electric generators. Today, mil- lions of horsepower are sent by wire all over western New York and even as far as New York City. From a sight-seeing cen- ter, Niagara Falls has grown into a large manufacturing city, producing hundreds of products essential to national defense. It has the largest chemical factories in the world, aluminum is sepa- rated from its oreg abrasives are madeg alloys of steel are moldedg airplanes are assembled, paper is made and books are printed, all this from Niagara's power. BUYS' INTRA-MURAL Basketball Champs Lucky Strikes Bowling Team HE seventh period Monday and Wednesday gym class proved to be too powerful a contender for the 1941 basketball laurels, as it not only "copped" the intra-mural cham- pionship, but defeated all contenders in doing so. The team con- sisted.of Anthony Nanula, john Sweeney, Aldo DeFlo1'ia,' Louis Sieoli, Sam Rottela, Albert Franco, Chester Orzulack. , After defeating their first three foes, the Nanula tea1n faced the powerful five representing the ilirst period Vfednesday, Thurs- day, and..Friday gym classes. The game ended in a 29-28 score, with the former coming out on top. The runner-up squad con- sisted of Mike Pressutti, Vincent Martin, Dominick Conti, Art Snitzer, Bill Vkfaggoner, Dominick Massamilian. The games took placein both the girls' and boys, gyms after school. - The Lucky Strikes bowling team ran away with the 1941 bowling laurels by winning five out of six contests. Art Snitzer, Dominick Conti, Kenneth VVinker, Les Tarczynski and Howard VVhite made up this championship outfit. 1987 CLASS HISTORY It is June and as we the sophomore class of 1940-41 look back on our first year in High School we 'do so with the feeling of definite accomplishment. It was September 7, 1940, when we entered Niagara Falls High School for the first time. With saddened hearts but yet with a joyous feeling of having reached another important milestone in our lives we left our individual Junior High Schools where we had been given the proud titles of seniors to find ourselves mere insignificant freshmen in a school much larger and broader in its educational scope. However, as time rolled on and as we slowly but surely found that we were a liviIIg part of N.F.H.S., we more than ever followed out its ideals with added vim and vigor. We learned our new alma mater and cheers with enthusiasm, we shouted ourselves hoarse at our basket and football games and we prided ourselves on the amazing success of our debating team. At our sophomore class election Bill Reid was elected president, Pat Clark, vice-president, and Bob Butler, secretary-treasurer, while Mr. Crowie held the high position of adviser to the class. The' two boys who faired so greatly this year in their athletic attainments were Morse and Condito Gonzales, both sophomores who did much in winning our basketball games. Ralph Friedman, a sophomore, maintained a high rating in his portrayal of the prosecuting attorney in the junior play, when he took a lead- ing role. Although our accomplishments have been SGP!-IOMGRES President XVILLIAM RIED Vice-President , PATRICIA CLARK S erretar y-treasurer ROBERT BUTLER Class Adviser MR: XVILLIAM CROVVIE numerous this year we know that when we again return to Niagara Falls High School next fall, newer and finer achievements will be accredited to our class as juniors. i SOPHOMORES FROM ROLL CALLS 303-149-102 C995 SOPHOMORES FROM ROLL CALL IN THE CAFETERIA SOPHOMORES FROM ROLL CALLS ISS-403--451 uooy Abramewitz, Edith Adams, Howard Albion. Frederick Amisian, Yahan Amsliel. Violet Apigian. Susie Archie. Orlando Artimez, James Aswad, Linda Aswad. Sammie Avdoian. Margaret Backus, Norman Bagnoli, Lebra Bailey, Charles Baker, Edith Baldassero. James Baldisio. Albert Bane. Joe Barone, Vincenetta Barone. Yincenetta L. Batng, Frank Bax, Mary Beauchamp. Amelia Behm, Marigold Bender. William Bently, Tom Bergy, Gordon Berman, Elaine Beseth. Charles Bealy, Emily Birmingham, Betty Birmingham. Nelda Bisaillon, Donna Blackley. Roger Blakelock, Fred Blazcjinski, Alorpuis Bloom. June B. Blew. Fred Blew. Joan Bonghi. Pauline Bongo, David Bordini. Rino Bos, Walter Boyd, Charles Budretviez. Peter SOPHOMORES FROM ROLL CALLS 401-402 --405 SUPHUMURE CLASS ' MEMBERS Bukooslii. Helen Burleson. Mary Burns, Alice Bradlield, Mildred Brennan. Alan Brennan, Mary Jane Brennan, William Brown, Roger Brown. Virginia Calpoys. Ruth Camp. Ella Camp. Herman Campbell, Neil Cannello. Kathleen Capellozzo, Antoinette Capello. Irene Cappernall. Robert Cardone, Josephine Carella. Peter Carr. Gloria Casale, Mary Castilon, Robert Caterina. Vincent Centofanti. Mary Certo. Anthony Chapman, Florence Charbonneau. Doris Chase, Robert Chiappone. Dominic Clllill'IlZ2l. Mary t'hisltolen. Mary Chiezek. Bernice Clark. Patty Clark. William Coanum, Bernice t'oIIins. Dorothy Cone, Catherine Cornelius. Bill t'ouella, Sam Covey, Harriet Conrneyea. Lawrence Cowdrick, Robert Coyle. Rita Croioot. Jean Crowell. Donald CIOIJ Crowley, Virginia Cunningham, Hugh Dallaria. James Di-Xmore. Jennie M. D'Angelo. Anthony Daniel. Annie D'Averso. Michael Darin. Robert Davidson. Patricia Day. Fredrick Dean, Walter Deliiase, Joe lJeDario, Jennie DeFrancesco. Russel DeFranc0. James DeFranco. Michael Deighton, Margaret Dellasin, Adele T. DeLoreto, Daniel Demas. Olga Depew. Robert Desiderio, Yolanda Desovitz. Robert DeVita. Louise DeVita. Robert Diamond. Mary Belle DeCamello. Angelica lJiFloria. Gilda Dt-Meo. Gerald llimit. Teddy , Doane. Robert Dolan. Frank llolton. Jean llorochak. Agnes Dowling. Katherine lluuhin. Gladys Dunlop, Charles Durhe, Malcolm Easton. Warren Eddy. Jerry Eddy. John Eddy. Mary Edwards, Beatrice Edwards, George Edwards, William Elia. Rose Ellis, Edwin Ellis, Margaret Emes, William Engstrom, Ralph Evans. Lois Evaneun, Bernice Falcone. Billy Feigenshohn, Ruth Fell, Bina Felicetti. Madeline Fernandez, Gloria Fernandez, Josephine Ferrara, John Ferro, Angeline Ferro, Sam Fisher. Robert Fitzsimmons, Jim Flanagan. Edward Fleck, Robert Fleck. Walter Forcucci, Frances Forgione. Connie Foster, Hope Foti, Katherine Furry. Kenneth Friedl, Patricia I-'riedman. Ralph Froats, Arline Gactano. Elizabeth Gage. Harold Galbo. Jennie Gallahue. Dale Garcia, Clotelde Garrow, Barbara Garrow, Eugene Gaulah, Soseh Geeling, Thelma Gellman. Philip Genis. Helen Gerber. Patricia Giancola. Donald Gmar, Lillian Goldstein, Harold Gonzalez, Canclido Goodnight, June Gotowki, Bennie Grana, Anne Grana, 'Theresa Grant, Pauline Grananti, Margaret Haber, Yetta Hall, Wade Hallinger, Doris Halsted, Grace Hammond, Fredrick Hartzner, Harry Hendrickson, Caryl Henry, Jean Hill, Ruth E. Hodge, Nassea Hoffman, Emily Halt, Jean Howard, Nelda Howe, Dean Hunt, Harry Hutchinson, Louis Ianni, Julie Irish, Delores Irving, Jean Isom, Warren Jameison, Wilma James, Richard Janek, Felicia Jarvis, Robert Jensen, Einar Joy, Evelyn Jugle, Mary Jo Juzwicki, Wanda Kandt, Mildred Kapinos, Bruno Kelberer, Mildred Kelly, Marilyn Kester, Curtis Keys, Yolanda Kirchue, Theresa Kirsch, Betty Knox, Raymond Kolano, Mary Koslowski, Florence Kostuk, Evelyn Kruger, Anne Krzyskaska, Irene Kurtzman, Sheldon Lacey, Clara Laissle, Ruth Lambardo, Angeline Lambrios, George Lambrix, Lois Laps, James , Lauer, Lewis Leigh, Marjorie LeRoy, Milton Lever, Joyce Levin, Percy Levy, Reva Lewis, Mary Lou Litwa, Stella F. Long, Joe Longo, Leonita Losin, John Lubin, Jack Jr. Machowesuk, Leopold MacGill, Raymond MacSporran, Barbara SOPHOMORES Maggs, Richard Maggs, Russel Magliarditi, Frances Maglio, John Maiette, Mary Maliverni, Alfred Maloney, Annette Mancine, Sam Manning, Marjorie Mantell, Irene Manzell, Leo Mardirosian, Arshag Markelonis, Joe Markoff, George Marra, Anna Mae Marra, Donald A. Masceri, Margaret Martinez, Ester Martinez, Frank Jr. Martinez, Jesse Martinsen, Lloyd Maule, John Mauro, James Mauro, Mary Maze, DeWayne McCallum, Marion McCauley, John McC1ane, James McCoy, Shirley McGuth, Joseph McIntyre, Patricia McKenna, Ann McNally, Margaret Mellenthine, ,Carl Mento, Josephine Messing, Cal Miller, Calvin Miller, Charlotte Miller, Marjorie Milne, Violet Mitchell, l1Valter Modau, Agnes Modi, Diana Monboquette, Elle ll Montante, Santa Montiet, Elsie Morinello, Arlene Morell, Constance Mosher, Anthony Moshier, Edwin Movesian, Sam Muldone, Margaret Nagelhouse, Dorothy Nanula, Jeanette Nasiodha, Anthony Nash, Bernard Neralic, Frank Nicols, Edwin Nixon, Harry Norman, Veronica Nugent, Perry 0'Calloghian, Maude Ohassian, Ezadowki Oliver, Jeanne Olrogg, Roy Olsen, Robert Ortt, William Paczynski, Vincent Pallone, Ann Christine Palumo, Marion Pankratz, Virginia Paonessa, Dominic Parcucci, Yolonda Parrett, Violet, Pasqualichio, Jennie Paterson, Lloyd Patterson, Valera Pearce, Enid Pelsoni, Peter Pendergast, James Penders, Carl Pendins, Genevieve Penman, Mae Perez, Pauline Peri, George Pescrillo, Salvatore Pethybridge, Arthur Pezzano, Marjorie Philosophos, John Pierce, Malcolm Pietkiewicz, Florence Piethiewiez, Wanda Pinizotti, Rocco Polito, Rose Polniak, Cicelia Porter, Annabelle Poulos, Bessie Powell, Charles Prezkop, Menceslaus Price, Evelyn Puccio, Edna Puccio, Lucy Pullono, Pat Pykoz, John Pytho, Mary Rayne, Robert Reed, Dorothy Reed, Minnie Regenhardt, Bill Reid, Bill Reif, Hans Reiger, Gretchen Reynolds, George Rinauld, Sarah F. Risio, Joseph Ritter, John Robillard, Jeanette Rodriguez, Joe Rodyres, Mildred Rogers, John Romano, Michael Rosenburgh, Burton Ross, Helen Rotella, Anthony I Rotella, Anthony II Rotella, Sam ' Rotella, Sarah Rudy, Genevieve Rufrano, Robert Russo, Joseph Rychel, Fred Saia, Joseph Sannicola, Pearl C. Sarkissian, Sonja Sarkissian, Vahan Sarkissian, Victor Scalzo, Angeline Sdao, Aldene Seminara, Rosalyn Serriani, Yolanda Shaier, Dolores Schiemann, Eunice Schmidt, Gretchen Schulz, Ruth Schwartz, Danny Shaghoian, Lillian Shanesey, Betty Shook, Ida Sicurella, Santa Siegel, Saul Siener, Richard Silver, Frank Smith Dorothy Smith Fern Smith, Katherine Smith, Marion Soluri, Robert Spacone, Louis Spalenczki, Bob Spendio, Josephine Spencer, Edith Stables, August Stearns. Lorraine Stempien, Thaddeus Strong, Haroldine Sullivan, Gertrude Sweeney, Ellen Swiatlowski, Florence Tacher, Richard Tarpinian, V arsen Taylor, Barbara Terazza, Joe Frank Tierney, Robert Travis, John Tubbe, Winifred Turbine, Victor Turner, Jean Tymczak, Helen Tyson, Robert Vance, Roy Vaughn, Jack Vidulick, Jerome Vitello, Josephine Voutouc, Eileen T. Walker, William Warder, James Watson, Ray Wattengel, Jerry Webb, Clara Weglicke, Alice Whalen, Tanis Wharton, Augustus Wheeler, Betty White, Robert Williamson, Douglas Wilson, Etta Mae Wise, Frances Wise, Marian Wise, Mary Wittkopp, Joan Wojcik, Jane Wood, Idabelle Wood, Ralph Wosilus, Katherine Woyksnar, Daniel Wright, Frank Yandian, Lucy Young, Betty Jane Youngman, William Zabaldo. Sadie Zophy, Laura Mae 1. Major Jack 2. Victory march 3. Gr-r-r Fight .' 4. Those juniors 5. Just a minute 6. Posin' 7. Bundles for Britain 8. The mighty Hoolihan. 9. Physics 10. Swing cheer 11. Mildred 12. First- aid 13. Off the record 14. Huh?? 15. Could it be fan-mail?? 16. The ol' hangout 17. Get it?? 18. Stag line 19. C. P. duty?? 20. Howie 21. Did YOU buy one?? 22. Shoot! 23. Rogue's Gallery? 24. Bewildcred ZS. Some interference 26. Hold that line!! 27. September practice 28. Yea LaSalle!! C1031 . , V -fa, wifi- .. Q.-f1u:4a.x ,MM ' -4- , P3 .Ra L.. ey' Ns Nssgf f--4 v 'O 15' QA N-xxx xx 3 y. 'i lfif f f 'iris mm A+ K... kg' 1 -NW' if 2 ml X Nu X in x Q Q A ei., 'f ,gs W. . iw J Yr X v2 .1 53 ,A l""'f , M .,-A f-1-,me-- -gmmm W W, CHRONICLE A vital part of Niagara Falls High School are the five main publications that help stimulate school spirit and cooperation by promoting school activities and endeavoring to satisfy their readers with articles for student interest and enjoyment. The monthly paper, the Chronicle, first appeared on October 17 under the editor- ship of Martha Dardarian, and, along with the second and fourth issues, was a complete sell-out. In February the staff was reorganized because many members left school. In an effort to try something new, the staff discarded the straight make-up of former years in favor of streamlining, and changed to a larger sized, light-weight paper. Each issue introduced something new in form of make-up and generally livened upthe paper, which led to a second class rating in competition with other school papers of the United States. Among the many new features appearing throughout the year, was the editorial for improving the school 'fLet's Go Campaigningn and t'May We Introduce," a column allowing students to know each other better. A special column written by Mr. Strough called "The Principals Corner" gained popularity. The staff for the second semester was Editor-in-Chief, Martha Dardariang Asso- ciate Editor, Louis DeBiaseg News Editor, Annette Kushner, assistants, Lucille Williamson, Charles McDermott, Literary Editor, Frank Woodley, assistants, Regina Caldrone, Bernard Rogers, Violet Milne, Sports Editor, Virgil Colongelog assistants, John Foley, Charles Shepherdg Circulation Manager, John Murphy, Business Man- ager, Audrey Lewis g assistant, Lawrence Voelker. Miss Ruth Hauck is the literary adviser and Mr. William Crowie is the financial adviser. V. Colangclo, C. Warman, M. Ruff, P. Wilson, F. Woodley, J. Murphy, J. Foley I M1 W. Crowic, V. Dobrzzsz, Y. Nudo, E. Wojirfe, E. Klimcrko, C. Klimccko, A. Caterma, L. W illirzmson J Chazzbcrs, A. Kushner, L. DcBiasc, M. Da1'darian, L. Casscrl, A. Lewis, J. Clzambcls C1051 CAMERA CLUB D. Gleason, J. Donofro, L. Russo, H. Simon, Mr. Fowler, R. Kushner B. W yckoj, R. Birminglzam, L. Masceri DEUTSCHER BUTE J. Jordan, W. Vcihdejfcr, P. Gollman, F. DoZBasc0, C. DeFclirc, R. Kushner R. Figlcr, T. Hart, T. Adams, H. Corey, M. Berman, M. Haber, J. Wyckoff B. Gadofyblavk, C. Gold, P. Harvey, JI. Dujfctt, C. Rutz, V. Moore, J. Abbey 41063 CANDID Almost neglecting their own publication, the Candid, the photography club has been busy taking pictures of school life for the Niaarian. Due to lack of sufficient time and cameras, the club has been unable to carry on its own regular activities. Because of its influence, the Popular Photography Magazine can be purchased by students at a reduced price. There are about ten active members under the super- vision of Mr. Paul P. Fowler. DEUTSCHER BUTE Miss Baader's second and third year German classes publish the "Deutscher Bote" seven times during the year. The paper is made up of various interesting sections, among them being the 'KShusselloch,l' a gossip column about the students themselves, and a new addition, "Aus den Klassenf' which consists of the best compositions written by the second year students. Editors this year were Melvin Berman and Clement DeFelice. ' STARDUST r Stardust is a mimeographed publication edited by Miss Mabel Eshe1man's creative writing class, This book, which is published each year, contains some of the best literary efforts of the twelfth year groups. The creative writing class is made up of students who are interested in developing their writing ability. This book, because of its originality, has proved to be very popular with the student body. CREATIVE WRITING CLASS f107J IN TI-IE SWIM I MATTHEW SKUZA CAPTAIN IRED AND GRAY NATATORS DURING PRACTICE SESSION NIAGARNS SWIMMING TEAM TIED FUR SECOND PLACE BERTH Although little has been heard of the swimming team, our boys have really done a good job. They are tied for second place with North Tonawanda, while Kenmore captured hrst place honors. p In comparison to our football and basketball teams, the swimming team has proven its superiority by winning a greater number of events in respect to its schedule than the other athletics. Leaving the Varsity this year after a successful season are: Ray USki" Wilkinson, Matt Skuza, this year's captain, Cal Brennan and possibly Roger Bowman. Although these swimmers are leaving, Coach Cripe doesn't really have to worry about next year's team for he has a host of lettermen coming back in the following: Rus Potter, junior, Captain of '42g J. Markelonis, juniorg M. Hodge, juniorg J. Eddy, Iuniorg S. Mooradian, Juniorg J. Bulack, Seniorg S. Conjerti, Post Graduate. Markelonis gave "Ski" Wilkinson a lot to worry about this year. Wilkinson was beaten once by Markelonis, so to prove himself, he established a new 50 yard pool record at Kenmore to the tune of 26:6 seconds. Speaking of records, two were broken in our own pool by Duzy of Tonawanda, who covered the distance of 220 yards in 2:34. The following week, Weig of Kenmore cut the water in the same dis- tance in 2:32:3. qiosp TWELVE MERMEN RECEIVE MEDALS Sammy Conjerti, diminutive diver for the High School, is just about the smallest diver in the league. A note of recognition should go to Sam because he was the onlyudiver to execute a perfect dive in the finals. joe Bulack and Russell Ciam- brone have accomplished many feats in diving and are expected to perform for the team next year. In the semi-finals our team managed to get 13 swimmers within qualifying time for the finals. Out of the thirteen entries, 12 received medals for being one of the first three winners. The following have received medals: Wilkinson, two medals- gold and silver, Russ Potter, bronzeg M. Skuza, bronze, C. Brennan, bronze, G. Eddy, silverg R. Bowman, silver, S. Conjerti, bronze. Here's hoping that Russ Potter, the 1942 captain, DWER SAM CONJERT' can lead the new team to greater success next year. O. Goltavra, H. Cripe, J. Bulack, J. Borden, M. Grazen, I. Wl1.ite, I. Iankowski, J. McCaw, B. Manton, R. Stewart, R. Siener, W. Plfitil' R. Potter, R. Bowman, J. Eddy, C. Bren-nan, M. Sleuza, R. Wilkinson, R. Wood, B. Baldwin, G. Eddy, J. Markelonis, N. Hodge A J. Mooradian, C. Mclcntine, B. Brennan, R. Chiambronc, S. Conjerti, F. Reiclzcll, B. Edwards, C. Moore, C. Kesler, R. Castilmze, B. Spalenki H095 sunt scouts OUR COLOR GUARD SCOUTS AID LOCAL BUNDLES FOR BRITAIN The Senior Girl Scout troop, formed for the purpose of enjoying and making social contacts, has enjoyed one of its busiest and most successful years. The first meetings were spent in visiting the Memorial Hospital, the Police Station, and the Niagara Falls Gazette office, which proved to be very educational and interesting. During the early part of December, the group attended the annual Girl Scout Conference, held in Hotel Lafayette in Buffalo. Later, they visited and entertained the hospitals and convalescent homes with Christmas Carols. The more useful and helpful part of the troop's program this year was spent in knitting for the Bundles for Britain and the Red Cross. During March, the senior troop of 'Wilson played hostess to the girls at a delightful St. Patrickls Day party. H. Stcrzlcbaclz, Y. Haber, R. Freeman, W. Tubbe, H. Tax, M. Krausman, F. Chapman M. French, L. Glcrmy, A. Marsh, S. Gait, M. Tweedic, G. Charles QIIOQ ALPHA Members H. ADAMS C. WVOODVVARD W . FEW R. BEALS G. BIRD A. CIPPERMAN G. EDDY MR. BEDFORD N. HODGE D. MURRAY W. EDWARDS B. BESETH W. joy F. HOLLINGER J. EDDY D. KLAUDER T. REID R. ARTHURS R. BUTLER I-I I+-Y'S Completing a successful, active year, the Alpha Chapter of the Niagara Falls Hi-Y marked the flrst year of existence as a member of the Hi-Y Fellowship of the New York Hi-Y Council and of the United States. Meeting every Wednesday night at the Y.M.C.A. members listened to many prom- inent speakers and participated in athletic contests sponsored by the local council. At the annual inter-Chapter banquet, the Alpha's claimed the new Hi-Y Sports League Cup for being victorious in last year's league competitions. In this, its lifth year of existence, Alpha Delta Hi-Y has been as active as ever. Its regular business meetings are held each Thursday evening at the Main St. Y.M.C.A., usually followed by a program. Outstanding features of the program have been a series of talks about colleges and discussions about current issues. As members of- the Hi-Y league it has enthusiastically taken a part in weekly basketball and volleyball games held at the Y.M.C.A. - Members F. DAY R. DARIN S. KATZ R. LEE R. WVILKINSON G. GROSE K. DIMOND C. SWARTZ G. LAROSE M. RUSSELL B. EMES J. WYCROFF G. KEHOE R. CONVDRICK C. DUNLOP 11111 sv Q ? E5 N 4 P? A, iii G3 fi K. ff V .Aff ef , - w nf :X ,fxnff-ft'Q,f,-'I .mm-mQxwx:w.aw1,a-.Lu--mis-e,wf1xw,f.nw fwww naw .4 f- n -. ' ..f Q,-QQ A Lrg, f- ws ' f W. -:aff ,UA 1 f f - , -'J ,. 1 2 - -as -i -Mn -5' THE GAME HALF WON Q,Q'ZiClgCl.'lf'lClf1fL 5oes to at guoilda Z ga11"ztt1,e CELEBRATING A VICTORY lt was Saturday, November 2. Beatrice Borak, pretty blond senior, and junior Robert Arthurs started off in the maroon 'fOlds" for the LaSalle-Niagara football game, 'neath a drizzle of rain. From the bleachers, the two cheered lustily as Niagara scored, shouted when sky cleared, ate hotdogs, celebrated afterwards. Following them was NIAGARIAN Photographer Louis Russo. The pictures he took, show the time they had as typical high school students. Not all have convertibles, angora mittens, or hotdogs, but their spirit is the same. FOOTBALL SQUAD 11133 p, can-rl L. CASSERT R. SHO-I-Z FIRST DOWN - - - GOAL TO GOI L. DEBIASE 1 1 un....,.., , TALKING THE PLAY OVER TUNING ON MICH-PENN GAME BULAK, DESTINO, PENELE. DE BACCO CENTOFANTE, SKUZA, SIMON C1141 Wading in ankle-deep mud, the two teams went through their warming up paces. There was tense excitement in the stands. Both the Red and Gray and the Brown and Gold had failed to gain a single victory throughout the season, and were classihed at even odds. But High School held an unpredicted ad- vantage: it was out to avenge an upset defeat from last year. After the iirst score, a conndent, un- beatable spirit settled over Niagarals team. LaSalle made several offensive attempts but, due to a wet ball and hard tackling, fumbled consistently. With the aid of these, plus a blocked kick by Captain Pitaressi, that Wag- goner converted into a touchdown, Ni- agara subdued LaSalle by 27-O score. t , K 3 CAPTAIN LEAVING Fon THE GAME Pl1'AREssl l.ooKlNG Fon sEATs I g ii r I R. an ' , ' H STOPPED AT SCRIMMAGE LINE W. PAPE FUMBLE l I L. TARCZYNSKI C1155 PAN I-lEI.I.ENlC W Blew, L. Bremer, D. Klaucier, M. Besetlz, R. Slzoebridge, V. Gerfin, W. Burns, and P Carr W. Joy, J. Guenther, J. Simons, P. Hopkin, M. Rosenberg, C. Lehman The Pan Hellenic Council of Niagara Falls High School is an organization composed of two representatives from each of the recognized sororities and fraternities in the school. The purpose ot the Pan Hellenic Council is two-fold. Its first aim is to create a friendly and cooperative spirit among the Greekiletter societies. This aim has been successfully achieved through unity in a common endeavor to aid the school in every way possible. This endeavor is put into action each year in the form of the Pan Hellenic Dance, which takes place in the spring. This year the dance was held on Senior Day, and its theme was in accord with this occasion. The second aim of the Pan Hellenic Council is to aid the school in every way possible and to promote school projects. This promotion of school spirit has been accomplished in several ways. The proceeds of the Pan Hellenic dances have been for- warded' to the projection fund, and this has made possible the purchase of a sound system up to the present time., The council has also presented a new school Hag and emblem to the student body. The Pan Hellenic Society has in its brief period of existence done much toward making Niagara Falls High School a more pleasant place in which to live and work. 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X fm 35 E E X 'GE A 5 'sw lx X' 4 . .. i .L ff- -m T . ff , 1' 4- as 'QS -' fe - L 11 5 x0Nl PICTURE TO THE EDI ORS STREETCLEANER WALKER Sirs: As an example of how members of the student body of Niagara Falls High School spend their time during the summer vacation, I submit this picture of senior Harold Walker Csee abovej. Feel- ing unusually ambitious one day, Walker relieved the regular, white coated, harassed, streetcleaner of his duties. I snapped the picture on Main Street in front of Belmers', the ice cream parlor where a gang from high school usually congests. Possibly, he wanted to gain a little practical experience for future- graduate work. BILL RICKERSON' Sirs: During the recent elections, I noticed that the Mantle Oratorfs picture was being left out of the yearbook due to lack of space. ALBERT SHIYA Being a great friend of Albert Shiya, I think that he rightfully deserves to be pictured in your publication. Mr. Shiya has always received good marks in his school- work as long as I have known him and is respected by teachers and pupils alike. ' His main ambition in life has been to enter Annapolis Naval Academy. I might also suggest here that Clem DeFelice's pictures be print- ed in your book as I take lt, his picture too is being left out. I should think his Junior Response as quite an important part of the annual. MIKE PERRICELLI CLEM DE FELICO Sirs: The 1941 Junior Response to the Senior Mantle Oration was written by Clem DeFelice, the Junior Class President. Clem has always been active in school af- fairs. He was community president of South junior High School and also editor of the Blazer, the student paper. At graduation, he received the American Legion Medal in recognition of his aptitude in studies. Two years ago, Clem was mayor of the Niagara Falls Boys' Club and at present is president of the Beta Hi-Y and co-editor of the Deutscher Bote. Clem is a member of the Niagarian staff, Forensic Society, and Junior Clas- sical League. He has been on the Debate team for two years and has won his letter. I enclose this picture of Clem in action against Youngs- town during last season's debat- ing schedule. In the background is Donald McCollum. 11261 An easy person to get along with, Clem has many friends. I am writing this because I feel that .he is one of the most promising men who will graduate from N . F. H. S. with the ability to get ahead, and if I know Clem, he will! VARKIS BALEGIAN ' l FRANCIS D'AMlCO Sirs: Through no fault of his own, Francis D'Amico failed to hand in his senior picture proofs in time for the print to be pasted up in your senior panels, and as a result, was left out of the section. He was absent from school the day the announcement was read concerning the checking up of the lists by each senior, and didn't realize that his name was missing. Francis left school last year, but has returned this semester to secure sufficient units to graduate and also to take certain subjects required before he enters college next fall. EDDIE HOLDER O The Niagarian staff, on behalf of the student body, wishes to express deepest regret for the death of Robert Baldwin, an outstanding senior, prominent in school activi- ties and athletics. VVe shall always remember his pleasant fellowship. THE EDITOR. ROBERT BALDWIN 1 I . I 1 1 i l Q AU TOGRA PHS ! i X ,V , 5 EQ, ,ffl ,s "4 tr,-' ! 1- ,X N :.f'nE1 f w,-s-5" arg .P '- 1 33:1 1 R13 , i . f' f ,, , 9 L: 'li 3' W A 0, ew Q, Ti 5, , 1. E ,, . 2 E fb ,F I ,,. S? 3" 11' .13 5 ii ,pf N9 has 'fi aw, if A V Nw Eli :ftp 11 ws!-fi, Q15 1 . . 1 u s 1


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