Niagara Falls High School - Niagarian Yearbook (Niagara Falls, NY)
- Class of 1944
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Editor-in-Chief LAURA PILARSKI
Business Mgr. ALBERT CHILLE
'ro PRIVATE OSCAR
NIAGARA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y.
TWO years ago, Oscar was an ordinary high school senior just
as you and I are today with a story to tell about his years at
Niagara Falls High School. He told his tale in the '42 Niagarian.
Do you remember? He was the funny chap, always in peculiar
predicaments. But, Oscar has gone a long way since he left high
school 3 he has met strange people and seen strange lands. Yes,
Oscar's a private in the army now,-fighting to preserve the
ideals of democracy, and the very life of our country.
The time has come to recall Oscar, so that we may show him
what we've been doing since he went away. We want him to
renew old acquaintances, and, with pride, we desire to point out
that the Niagara Falls High School is behind him one hundred
per cent, and that its mighty heart is still ticking and going
Thus, as a tribute to him and as a record of what we have
done during our last year in high school, we are sending this
book with its letters and pictures to Oscar, wherever he may be.
We hope that it will arouse fond and pleasant memories, and
that it will serve as a -bond of faith between us, and all the
Oscars who have gone before us, for they are now struggling to
make our world of tomorrow, a reality.
Although you are far away now, fighting in some foreign
field, we know that once in a while during a quiet moment you
think about your days in high school. They were carefree days.
Yes, you did study, perhaps not as diligently as you could have,
but you studied. What you learned then is paying dividends
today. Probably what stands out most vividly in your mind
concerning Niagara Falls High School are those school games,
parties, and dances-especially that charming blue-eyed blonde
who was your favorite date. She was the girl who sat next to
you in roll call, wasn't she? You were the typical American
youth in a typical American high school.
Since 1942, you certainly have seen plenty of action, Oscar,
-in the Solomons, in Guadalcanal, and New Guinea. Bursting
shells, killing, seeing a buddy fall, the tenseness and excitement
of the battle-all must be commonplace to you. These are
cruel, bitter things, but you are experiencing them because
you believe in finer, higher things. No doubt, you have been
hardened physically, but we know that within you the soul of
the sentimentalist and the boyish spirit of youth still dwell.
It was in 1942 that you guided us through Niagara Falls
High School. Now we would like to show you what has been
going on in your Alma Mater since you left. Through our
letters, we want to take you back to high school. Attention,
Private Uscar. Forward, marchl
THIS book is our salute to all the Oscars,-to all
those who have left Niagara Falls High School
to serve their country. Whether they be in the
South Pacific, or in Australia,-in Hawaii, in
Alaska, in the Aleutians, or in England,-in Italy,
in Africa, in India, or in China,-our salute reaches
each one of them. No honor is so well-earned, no
recognition, better bestowed than that which we
accord our boys, fighting far from home. Probably
this is the first time in history that privates have
been saluted, but we believe they deserve our
salute. Proudly we stand at attention, for you-
To those who have already given their lives in
the titanic struggle, may our tribute be placed as a
wreath on their final resting-place. These Oscars
have made the supreme sacrifice g they have died
that we might live. Thankfully but sadly, we pay
homage at their graves, as we bend our knees and
bow our heads in silent, fervent prayer.
We love thee, dear old High
With your halls of learning grand.
Your colors we'll hold high,
To the front we'll proudly stand.
Always, always staunch and true,
Always, always proud of youl
And your praises loud we'll singg'
We to thee our homage bring.
Nine' rahs for Niagara Fallsl
Nine for the Red and Grayl
To duty now she calls,
That success may with us stay.
So we pledge ourselves anew,
N. F. H. S., we'll he true,
And for you we'll climb the height.
Niagara you,re all right.
ff. Gow Brownell,
LYNDON H. STROUGII
To the Class of 1944:
You are approaching the successful com-
pletion of your high school course at a time
in the world's history when well educated
people are in great demand. Wherever you
may go, continue your education in pre-
paration for the day when the burdens of a
war-weary world will be placed upon your
shoulders. Possibly never before have
young people had so many excellent op-
portunities to be of service to humanity.
Make the most of these opportunities, and
may success reward your every effort.
-A Salute to you, the Class
As you leave Niagara Falls
High School to enter fields of
larger responsibility, you take
with you the best wishes of the
faculty. We hope we have
helped you prepare yourselves
adequately for the tasks before
you. Your dominant purpose
will be to serve your country not
only in these days of war but in
the years of peace that will
follow. Your youthful enthus-
iasm, courage and devotion to
high ideals are invaluable at-
tributes in building your life.
Cherish them, never lose them 3
for with them, you may face the
future with confidence.
WILLIAM F. IACK
FACULTY i x A
MODERN AND ANCIENT LANGUAGES
ART AND HOME ECONOMICS
Un the previous pages you have viewed the "powers that be"
at your Alma Mater. These are our colonels, majors, corporals,
captains, and sergeants. Of course, you must remember our
efficient but lovable C. O., Mr. Strough. He doesn't grant
many furloughs, but we think he's tops. Our Adjutant C. O. is
Mr. Iack, who was imported from Trott soon after your gradua-
tion. But don't worry., he's rooting for high school now.
The rest of our officers are all on their toes and doing an
excellent job of drilling us for the great day. Miss Neubecker
is still commanding the business platoon. In charge of the
English division is our capable Miss Naylor. Giving orders to
the math, Latin, and science troops respectively are Miss
Hathaway, Miss Gratrick, and Mr. Freeman.
There have been several promotions in our organization,
Uscar. Monsieur Brownell is now captain in charge of the
language division succeeding the late Miss Finn. Miss Steele
has been moved up in rank to head of the social studies squad.
As you glanced through the pictures of our officers, you
probably noticed some new faces. "The old order changeth,
yielding place to new . . ." Remember these lines from "Idylls
of the Kingu?
You know, Qscar, our teachers at high school, all of them,
are in much the same position as your sergeants and corporals.
Inasmuch as they order us to do something we may not be
particularly interested in doing, they are subject to unfair
criticism and little appreciation. But, if you stop to think about
it, they, like your officers, are our first leaders to victory and
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CLARA ELEUTERI. . . .... Secretary
ANGELO MORINELLO. . . . . .T reamrer
WILLIAM CROWIE. . . .... ddwlrer
ELIZABETH ANNE ABBEY
IOSEPHINE MARIE ADAMS
MILDIRED ANN AIDUK
IENNIE R. ALBERA
VIVIAN JEAN ALDRICII
CARMELLA M. ALOE
MAIIIE ANTOINETTE AMATO
ELAINE MARIE AMBLER
LOIS IEAN AMMERMAN8
FRANCES M. ARCHIE
IROBERT EARL ASHBY
RICHARD FRED ASWAD
MARION GRACE ATTFIELD
DAVID H. AULD
SAMUEL H. AUSTIN
PEN ELOPE AYDELOTTE
ANGELA M. BAIO
IAMES B. BARATTA, IR.
NORMA MARIE BARKOW
CARMEN A. BATTISTA ,
RUTH ELIZABETH BAUM
WALTER BEANBLOSSOM, IR
BARBARA ANN BEDENKAPP
CAROLYN I. BELL
MARY ANNE BENTLEY
MARGARET M. BERDS
ESTHER IOAN BERRETTONE
IAMES O. BERRY
MARY ROSE ANN BEVACQUA
DONALD NELSON BLACKLEY
DOROTHY A. BORAK
IAMES RUSSELL BOWERS
MARIE IRATHRYN BOYD
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PORTIA ANNE BRADY
RICHARD GEORGE BRANDELH'
GERALDINE JUNE BROWN
JULIE MAE BROWN
NINA D. BROWN
VIRGINIA ELIZABETH BROWN
BERTHA MARY BRUNO
MARIAN EUNICE BUCKLEY
SHIRLEY M. BULGES'
IANETT E. BURNHAM
DANIEL F. BURNS
HELEN M. BURNS
THOMAS L. BURNS
ROGER A. BUTLER
FRANK GUY BUZZELLI
DAVID I. CAFEO
LOUIS L. CAMPANARO
INEZ MARIE CANALI
IOHN DONALD CANNON
BEATRICE MARIE CAPIZZI
HERBERT W. CARR
IOAN MARGARET CATERISANO
IOSEPH IOHN CELENZA
LOUIS M. CENTOFANTI
VIRGINIA MARIE CENTOFANTI
MARY ANN CERETTO
LEONORA M. CERMINARA
ALBERT JOSEPH CHILLE
IRENE C. CIESLIK
SYLVIA CHARLOTTE CIPPERMAN
THELMA M. CISZEWSKI
PHYLLIS RUTH CLARK
FRANK E. CLAYTON4'
HENRY L. CLAYTON8
JACK SAMUEL COBLER
IRENE MARIE COLICENO
ELIZABETH L. COLLINS
JOSEPH V. CONDINO
IEAN PHYLLIS CONRAD
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JAMES IOHN CONTI
EUGENE A. COREY
SAMUEL I. CORIERI
ALICE R. M. CORNISH
ELVERA ELIZABETH CORTELLINI
IOYCE A. CORWIN
ANTHONY D. COSENTINO, IR.
MARY ELIZABETH COSTANTINO
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CAROL ANN COWDRICK
DORIS MAY COX
VIRGINIA M. CROGAN
FLORENCE E. CUSHING
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EDWARD N. DAVIDOVIC
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PAULINE IUNE DAVIS
IOSEPH I. DEFRANCO
PAUL H. DELANEY
KENNETI-I I. DENMAN
MARIORIE ANN IENNIFER DENNEY
MARGUERITE L. DESGALIER
ELIO PHILLIP DESIDERIO
CLARA ANNE DICAMILLO
IRENE C. DIFRANCESCO
KENNETH HARRY DILLON
DANIEL L. DIROSARIO
ARLENE LOUISE DISALVIO
NEYSA IEAN DIXON
LAVERNA D. DOANE
WILLIAM L. DOBBS
HELEN A. DOIKA
ANNE MARIE DOLAN
IOHN A. DONOVAN, IR.
KATHLEEN MARIE DOUGLAS
EDWARD MICHAEL DUNAI
CATHERINE LORRAINE DURKIN
IEAN MARIAN DUSHER
THOMAS R. DWORAK
PAULINE G. DZIEWISZ
FRANCES ELAINE DZIERZAK
BEVERLY JUNE EDXVARDS
PETER IOHN ELIA
OLGA HELEN ELISEO
CHARLES HUNT ELSE
GERTRUDE E. EVANS
ROBERT F. EVANS
NETTIE MARY FADEL
OLILLIAN ROSE FARACE
ELAINE SALLY FARR
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PHYLLIS ANN GALANTE
ELEANOR B. GASBARRE
HELEN EDITH GAUL
SAMUEL I. GIARRIZZO
DOROTHY MARGUERITE GIAUQUE
IOSEPHINE MARTHA GIUNTA
ANTHONY THOMAS GRANA
FRANK IAMES GRANATA
ANGELA F. GRAVINO
DOROTHY JEAN GRAY
MARY LOUISE GRECO
EDWIN A. GREGORSKIW
GLORIA MARIE GROSS
ELIZABETH ANN HAMMOND
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JULIA M. KARAGICH
TliEO WALTER KARWASINSKI
IRENE VIGLET KELBERER
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JEAN M. KENIFIC
LoIs ELAINE KENNEDY
CLARK L. KESTER
DIANA MAE KINCH
NORMA E. KLIPFEL
MARILYN CATHERINE KNIGHT
ROBERT LEONARD KNIGHT
RUTH ANNA KNIGHT
HENRIETTA R. KOTLARZ
MAIILON E. KOZLOWSKI
CHARLES WILLIAM KRAFT
MARIAN LUCILLE KRAGH
NELSON I. KRANITZ
ANNA MARY KRAUSER
ANTHONY B. KUDELA
ALICE SYLVIA LABUDA
IEANETTE RITA LACH
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ROBERT FRANCIS LADUCA
ROY P. LAMARCA
KENNETH E. LAVIOLETTE
DORELL E. LEE
PHILIPPA C. LEE
VIRGINIA B. LEE
ROBERT BARRON LENHART
LETITIA CATHERINE LENNOX
SHIRLEY IRENE LEVERING
MARILYN ELIZABETH LIDDLE
LEOCADIA ADELE LISTEK
ELSIE ELIZABETH LOFSTRAND
PAUL EDWARD LONDON
GEORGE A. LONGLEY
CLARA LUMIA ARCANGELA PALMA MAGADDINO
"Smz'le.r" ' "Connie"
ROBERT LYTLE RUSSELL B. MAIO
WM. WALLACE MACGRECOR Lo1s MALONEY
AUDREY VIRGINIA MACINTOSH SHIRLEY GERTRUDE MANTE
CARMELLA FRANCES MACRI SHIRLEY MAE MARCHITELLI
FRANCES P. MARCINKO
IEANNETTIE MARIE MARKEL
ANNA MAE MARRA
FRANCES S. MARRA
ELEANOR FRANCES MARSHALL
ANNE CA ROL MAssARO
JANE M. MATUSZEWSKI
ELIZABETH IEAN MAY
DOUGLAS R. MCCOLLUM
BERNICE MCDONALD BERNICE BARBARA MIETLOWSKI
ANNE ELIZABETH M. MCDONOUGH ROBERT MIKLITSCHAG
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ANGELO A. MORINELLO
RONALD IAMES Moss
ANNE WALLE MOYNIHAN
MARILYN LOUISE NEVILLE
BETTY L. NICKLAS
GRACE MARGARET NOLAN
ALICE LOUISE NOONAN
DOROTHY E. OLANDER
MARY ANN OLIVER
MARY LOUISE ORNE
I RENE PACELLA
LOUIS F. PACELLA
ELIZABETH ANN PALMATIER
ESTHER VIRGINIA PALMATIER
LOIS IEANNE PALMER
IRENE ROSE PALUCH
DOROTHY I. PAONESSA
MELVIN B. PASSER
CLARA IOYCE PEABODY
KENNETH W. PEARL
MARION JEAN PEARSON
GLORIA LORETTA PELLIGRINO
PHYLLIS A. PELTON
BEATRICE IRENE PENNY
SHIRLEY RITA PERNETTAS
ROCCO I. PETRONE
IACK R. PHELPS
FLORENCE ANN PIETRICONE
LAURA P. PILARSKI
STEPHEN D. PINKOSKI
HOWARD JOSEPH POSENER
BETTY IEAN POTTER
THELMA LOUISE PRICE
RICHARD WALTER PUTO
CECILIA M. PYKOSZ
ELEANOR I. RACHWAL
LEE WILSON REESE
EDWARD C. RHONEY
BARBARA ANN RIzzO
FLEURETTE ROLANDE ROBILLARD
GUSTAVE RAY ROESER
CAROLINE M. ROGERS
ROSEMARY ANN Ross
PAULINE C. ROUNDS
LUCILLE MARIE Russo
TOM D. SALFI
WILLIAM F. SAMPLE
DIANA A. SARKISSIANS
GODFREY HAMILTON SAVAGE
ELEANOR MAY SCALZO
FREDERICK IAMES SCHERBER
ANTHONY BERNARDE SCHIAVI
SHIRLEY MARY SCHMIDT
EUNICE MARSHALL SCOTT
IEAN CAROLYN SEAMAN
ROBERT MARTIN SEARS
STANLEY T. SEKULA
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JAMES M. SHAHIN
BETTY I. SHANKLAND
-EVELYN IANE SHANNON
IRIS M. SHANNON
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CLARK PRICE SHIPSTON
IEAN R. SIRIANNI
IULIA K. SLAIMAN
LDTTIE JEAN SLISKA
DORIS M. SMITH
GERALD H. SMITH
PATRICIA ANNE SMITH
- PAULINE A. SMITH
BETTY RUTH SNYDER
SHIRLEE G. SNYDER
BEATRICE ANN STABLES
DOROTHY E. STEFANSKI
MAXINE LOUISE STRONG
MARIE ELIZABETH SULLIVAN
MARION T. SULLIVAN
IAMES C. SUMMERSON
BETTY IANE SWIFT
MARILYN IANE SZCZERBACKI
VIRGINIA TABOR '
MARION FRANCES TAYLOR
PATRICIA IEAN THOMPSON
FRANCES MARILYN TIDD
SAM SALVATORE TRUSELLO
BETTY IEAN TYMCZAK
PAULINE A. ULI
FRANK VACCARELLA, IR.
IEANNE M. VALENTINO
CARMEN G. VALLE
RICHARD JOSEPH VARTANIAN
PETER IOHN VENDRILLO
ROSE IDA VIOLANTE
FELIX A. VISCUGLIA
MURIEL RUTH VOELKER
MARY EVELYN VOLPE
FRANCES BARBARA VOREL
MAUDE HELEN WACHOB
PHYLLIS MAE WAGNER
DONNA VERA WALLACE
MARIETTE HELEN WALLACE
DOROTHY HELEN WALSH
HELEN W. WANTER
ANNEEELLE IUNE WEKAR
IAMES F. WELCH
IEANETTE M. WHITE
BARBARA I. WICKER
GERTRUDE MARIE WILKINS
HARRY B. WINTERS, IR.
MARY IEAN WOODWARD
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FLORENCE IOAN WROBEL
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DOROTHY P. YOCCO
IENNIE I. ZACHARA
DOROTHY ANNE MARY ZANSKI
IRENE MARY ZANSKI
B. SHIRLEY ZISKE
Buualh IE. Allen
WILLIAM C. BRENNAN
NICOLINA THERESA FAIOLA
DELIA G. FRANCO
ESTELLE MARIE GAERTNER
MARY C. HAI.LIDAY
ROBERT CARL IACOBY
ROSE C. JUNE
PATRICIA ANN MAHOOD
VERNA L. STEPHENSON
BETTY IUNE VANVOLKINBURG
BETTY AILEEN WEBB
HAZEL M. WHISKER
"'Candidates for graduation in Iune, 1944 who, because they have not met
certain requirements, are not Certified as members of the Senior Class.
ADDITIONAL IANUARY SENIORS
EDWIN EUGENE BRIERLEY
EMERSON H. DOLAN
RAYMOND A. DRAKE
ANGELO A. IACCO
WILLIAM C. ZOPHY
GORDON CLARK LAWIE
ROBERT ARTHUR LYTLE
RUSSELL PETER PITRONE
BRUCE ALBERT ROBB
IOHN GEORGE TRAVIS
ROGER CHARLES VANBUSKIRK
PETER WILCOX ALLEN RICHARD LEWIS CARR CARMEN F. GIOVE
MARY ALICE BATES MARY DILAURA CORRINE IUNE GRIFFITH
WILLIAM FREDERICK BROWN GEORGE EIJWARDS VICTOR H. GREEN
CARL IOSEPH CADILLE
IACK C. FROST LAURENCE EARL HARRINGTON
DONALD RICHARD HOAK IOHN DENISON MILLER ROBERT WILSON
ARTHUR MAURICE MAYES KENNETH RAYMOND HAROLD W. WYCKOFE
FREDERICK R. MCKEEHAN IAMES R. RICE RICHARD MORRELL ZEHR
ELMER JAMES MELONE WANDA ANN TOMASIK SARA MURIEL ZUBKOFF
Mrs. Webb. .
The Rev. Richard Iarrow ....
Emma Iarrow ........... . .
Sally Iarrow .
Ioanna Iarrow ........ . . .
The Rev. Mr.
Adrian Marsh. . ..... . . .
SENIOR CLASS PIQAY
"YI-IS AND NO"
NEYSA IEAN DIXON
. .. ..... BRUCE HOAK
. .BARBARA WICKER
. . . . . .MARIETTE WALLACE
Bagshott. . . .... ANTHONY SCHIAVI
. .KENNETH DILLON
ROBERT RADMORE, ELIZABETH OSBORNE, EDWARD SENGLAUP.
PATRICIA SMITH, Chairman, PAULINE DAVIS, VIRGINIA
TABOR, ANTHONY GRANA.
HELEN PANAYIOTOU, SHIRLEY LAUTZ.
FAY ROSENBERG, BARBARA HONSBERGER, FRIEDA KRAMER.
Manager, CLARK KESTERQ
Assistants: ALBERT PINIZOTTI, IOHN PINIZOTTI, EUGENE
PERRY, BENNIE MORACA.
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
WE were typical "Frosh." I guess it must have been our scrubbed
and innocent appearances that made everyone take pity on us but
we finally survived the gruelling year topped off with those sweet things
called "Regents" Frank Vaccarella was elected our Class President, Bob
Russell our Vice-President, Mary Lou Hoff, Secretary and Al Chille,
In the fallof 1942 we rose from mere insignificant freshmen to the choice
title of "Iuniors." Here we picked up the rest of our class from South
Iunior and Gaskill and went merrily on our way flunking exams and getting
spring fever. The Seniors considered us dreamers, wolves and adolescents
but we showed differently by coming through the Regents with flying colors,
even if it was done by cramming at the last minute.
In our senior year we were hit by the man power shortage and practically
every month we had an election for Student Council President. Iohn
House left for private school in the fall, Bill Zophy was elected to B11 the
vacancy and then in Ianuary he decided he needed some higher education.
After a heated election, Al Chille came up on top and then we gave the draft
board dirty looks every time they cast glances his way.
As spring rolled around, everyone got restless but fearing the exams in
Iune we stuck to our jobs of learning, with the exception of a few sickly
persons who just had to miss every other day of school. Many of our class
members were instrumental in founding the "Dry Dock" and we hope the
other classes will support it as we did.
In March, we organized our Senior Class and after much bickering and
red tape we got down to the election of our officers. p
Mr. Crowie was elected class advisor and our officers were: President,
Anthony Granag Vice-President, Inez Canalig Secretary, Clara Eleuterig
Treasurer, Angelo Marinello. ,
Because of our speed-up program the following officers were appointed
by the class officers: Statistician, Neysa Dixon: Testator CTestatrixQ,
Virginia Tabor: Prophetess, Carol Cowdrickg Historian, Patricia Smith,
Mantle Orator, Albert Chille.
Our class colors are navy blue and gold. Yellow tea roses became the
class flower. Cur motto is: ' .
"Education is the chief defense of the nation."
Frances Hinckley was selected as class poetess.
The Senior Play was a great success. Our dramatists presented "Yes
and No," and their performances made us glad to have them in the class.
Our class made history this year by graduating 58 students in a joint
commencement with LaSalle High School. Most of the fellows went into
service immediately and the rest went off to college. It was then we fully
realized the meaning of the manpower shortage. Then too, I guess it was
a shock to us, to watch part of our Senior Class graduate without us.
We are proud of our class and sorry that we have to leave. It won't
seem right not to come back next fall but we have important things to do
and tough hills to climb. We are war graduates and we appreciate the
training that only studentsin a free, democratic country could get. After
our graduation, we will all be separated but no matter how far apart, we
will always remember "our days" at Niagara Falls High School.
SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY
To THE CLASS OF 1966:
While still of sane mind and in possession of all my faculties, 1 take
upon my shoulders the task of informing you, the young and eager, of the
desperate state of that notorious class of 1944. May you profit from the
sad dilemma in which they now flounderl
A single glance at a newspaper tells the story. But can it be called a
newspaper? Scandal sheet would be more fitting. Notice the editors,
"Mag" Midas, and her ill-reputed colleagues, Davis and Schiavi. Their
talent for twisting the facts became well known back in the days of ye old
The headlines blaze with the story of the latest assassination in the
capital. Al Chille, president elect, became impatient to get a hold of the
White House legally, so his henchmen, Cnot the same Baratta and Petronelj
did away with "Chauncey" Pearl, the peoples' hero. Leading the mourning
procession was President Pearl's wife and their three red-haired boys. A
second report from Washington tells of the continuance of the fiery debate
in the Senate between Loreli Pilarski and Iunior Kester, concerning the
numerous accidents among the women drivers of the rocket ships operating
between here and Mars. Beard Granata, law enforcement officer on the
main highway to Mars has complained about the number of pickups he has
had regarding the 1,000 m.p.h. speed limit. Q
My old classmates are in the spotlight locally, too. The Morinello
Bank ftry and get your dough outlj was robbed last night, and the night
watchman, Spike Cobler, who was dozing on the job Cstillffj, was permanently
put to sleep. 1t's apparent that Lytle and his mob are still at it. The
D. A., Butch Cannon and his secretary, Neysa Dixon, are on the case but
who knows where her sympathies lie? Police Commissioner Hilliard was
immediately called away from the investigation of the root beer shortage
at the still-functioning Drydock. As he left the bar, he tripped over
Mayor Stephen A. "Sober-face" King, who was elected .solely because of
the persuasive powers of "Two-Gun" Condino.
Speaking of bars, earlier today we visited the city's Institute of Higher
Learning. 1n the first cell, 1 found Tony Grana, frothing at the mouth,
still splitting blonde hairs. Next to him were Dot Giauque and Betty
Potter, both awaiting trial for bigamy. The jailer, none other than Dick
Alswad, was complaining about the noise in the last cell. There 1 discovered
Russ -"Umbriago" Maio, beating his head against the wall, and tearing his
hair out. Because of his recent attempt to escape, ten years have been
added to the life term imposed by Iudge Hoak, when he was caught pick-
pocketing down on Main Street.
Thumbing through the paper again, my eye was caught by the headline
on the sports page. Frank Vaccarella has suffered a nervous breakdown as
an after effect from bowling a 299 point game. Anyone seeking to cheer
him up can do so at the Buzzelli General Hospital by contacting Dr. LaDuca
or his two private nurses, Esther and Libby Palmatier.
SENIOR CLASS PROP!-IECY
On the opposite page, I found Lou Centofanti's contribution to the
world of art, ' Stupormanf' The resemblance between his hero and Ken
Dillon is amazing.
0:1 we go to the stiff column Cobituary to you, Bedenkappj. Sad as it
may seem, no boy's conked off in the last 24 hours. The morgue director,
Paul Delaney, is appealing to the public for more work. Underneath this,
in the personal column, is a heart rendering appeal. "ferry, please come
home." Rose. And in the Want Ads, Charlie Kraft is advertising for a
third finger, left hand, to put an engagement ring on. Practically new,
used only five times.
The Society Page only serves to strengthen my discouragement. Pat
Smith has at last graduated from college. Now she can take her place with
Ginny Crogan and Irene Zanski trying to drill some education into the
minds of the next crop of would-be successes.
Coming to town next week is Producer Fred Scherber's latest screen
success, Scherber's Follies. In the leading roles are Ginny Tabor, Phyl
Wagner and Carolyn Bell. The gags will be delivered by "Red" Burns,
the latest thing in popular movie comedians.
Filled with disgust I tossed the paper into the gutter. Immediately it
was snatched up by street cleaner Herb Carr, always on the job. As I
wandered down the street, Pete Elia tore past me. Close on his heels, was
Patrolman Don Feeley, so I gathered that the lawhad caught up with one
more member of my famous class. Iust then I recognized Pete Vendrillo,
standing in front of "Hoppy's Hole," Niagara's most popular dance hall.
While I was pondering upon what the gold braid and brass buttons were for,
he began a well rehearsed speel on the talents of the entertainers,-Felix
Viscuglia and his world famous orchestra, and Bernice Levy, Niagara's own
dancing and singing star. I was debating the advisability of going in when
a special announcement came over the public address system. Flashll
Professor Gregorius A. Longley, lVI.A., Ph.D., N.U.T., has at last proved
his astounding law on Human Relativity, proving that all humans have
relationsl And a second news bulletin, the mad scientists, G. H. Savage and
I. W. MacGregor, who have been hibernating on Goat Island after blowing
up all bridges connected with it, have finally discovered that there are only
992 ways to cook eggs. ,
As I made my way slowly down the street, I was suddenly horrified by a
terrific collision and explosion. Walter Beanblossom tearing down Falls
Street at 125 m.p.h. had smashed into Ken Denman, coming up Third
Street at l10 m.p.h. This was a fitting climax to the madness I had seen.
Stricken with grief, I turned away. I had seen enough of the notorious
class of 1944. ,
I CAROL Cowmucx,
GRADUATION - 'FORTY-FOUR
We elbow at the gateway,
The dark corridors,
Musty with learning,
Are tense with waiting.
Soon shall those impeding doors
Soon shall free air, blue sky, and dazzling sunshine
Flood our souls. '
Soon shall we float out on cotton clouds,
Our hope rises like a sweet, hot melody,
Our hearts go jazz-beat.
The melancholy portals
Creak and separate,
Disillusionment, their duty.
We raise our shining faces and seek
To read our future written bright
In neon lights across the sky.
From a black scorched world
A smoke curl rises,
Gray ash sifts down from
On the horizon
The red coal of a great city
Sickens and sputters out.
So dies our singing joy.
This, then, the past has handed us,
This, our graduation present-
A sick world given us to heall
Squarely we face it.
Proudly we accept it.
Proud that we are destined
To remold a civilization.
At least, this fire-bathed earth
Is cauterized ,
A rock-firm base,
Secure to build upon.
Our courage lifts,
A march song, resolute.
As one, a brotherhood,
We rise, go forth into the chaos
To build a life,
And live to build
Until from ashes
Soar strong towers
Shining in the sun of peace,
More perfect than before.
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SENIOR CI-ASSI WILL
WE-the class of '44 and without a doubt the most intellectual class
in the history of the N. F. H. S.,-with all due respect to our suc-
cessors, deem it fitting and proper to declare and publish this,-our last will
ARTICLE I: To the Iuniors-we leave our dignity and self-control, and
the responsibility of operating the school.
ARTICLE II: To the Sophomores-those bewildered little people-we
leave the courage and ability to stick out at least two more
ARTICLE III: To the Faculty: H
Item 1. We leave our appreciation for their patience and toleration
. through these three years.
Item 2. We leave 2,000 pads of green and lavendar slips for what-
ever purpose they deem them necessary.
ARTICLE IV: To the following individuals we make these bequests.
Item 1. To Fred Schwartz we leave Kenny Pearl's hairdresser,
long may it wave.
Item 2. To Iohn Barclay we leave Peter Vendrillo's physique,
may Iohnny soon reach 5 feet. '
Item 5. To Mr. Ott's Sth period class, we leave a front row of more
brilliant but less beautiful women.
Item 4. To Coach Cripe we leave Rose Violante's commando
Item 5. To Benny Moraca we leave Charles Else's handbook-
"On How to Skip School," may it prove equally successful!
Item 6. To Marj House we leave "Beany" CIf we only couldl?j
Item 7. To all Mickey Mouse fans we leave autographed pictures of
Tony Grana. p
Item 8. To Ioe Costanzo and Michael Aiduk we leave Ioe Condino's
and Rocco Petrone's outstanding football ability.
Item 9. And last but not least-to "Pop" Strough we leave this
great institution of learning a much better place than when
we found itl
In witness whereof, I, Virginia Tabor, having been duly appointed
Testatrix for the class of 1944, do hereby subscribe my name and set my
seal, this twelfth day of May, in the year of our Lord, Nineteen hundred and
' VIRGINIA TABOR,
We, the undersigned, do declare this will and testament duly published
by said Virginia Tabor and hereby affix our names.
I. M. Burzurk,
Juv E. N Ile.
SENIOR CLASS STATISTICS
TATISTICSI-Cold, bare, cruel statistics. Didyaknow that-1504
pairs of feet trip blithely into N. F. H. S. halls at exactly twenty-one
minutes and fifty-nine seconds before nine o'clock each morning of the
Let us follow the 2608 feet that lead to 1504 lockers, some untidy, others
untidier. 1504 pair of hands remove 5000 books. These books travel ten
miles through the halls and as many after school, making a total of 4000
miles per book each school year. Of 6000 books taken home daily, 400
belong to group A who do 5 out of 5 assignments, 219 belong to group B
and so on, until it has been definitely established, after a complicated
process of elimination and mathematical torture, that the appalling sum of
one student is educated each day.
A new secret weapon, to combat sabotage of school hours was released
in the form of yellow slips. These carried students on 5,784,402 mysterious
errands. At approximately the same time, production of tardy slips boomed
to a new high of 9,000,000. The favorite excuse was the hundred per
center: "My alarm clock does not work and there was no one to call me."
Un the average, 58 studentsskip classes daily. Of these, only 15 have
legitimate excuses when called before the judge. The others are released
to conjure up some weird tale to present after school.
Absence is even more pleasant than tardiness and I found that 749 of
805 students working outside of school became so overtaxed that they took
off every Thursday and Friday to catch up on sleep in preparation for a
strenuous week-end. One serious wave of absenteeism occurred when
Frank Sinatra in 'fHigher and Higher" was shown at a local theater. 169
girls swooned, 205 attempted to, and only the timely intervention of Mr.
Bedford stopped half as many boys from threatened suicide.
' At this time no mention will be made of report cards, as it is a painful
subject to many. We can, however, speak of the adolescents' favorite
hobby-eating. Cafeteria requisition sheets show a 50Z increase in food.
Hamburg and dried beef are now being ordered by the ton.
250 students left school during the past year. Many went into the armed
services, some into industry, while others entered the state of matrimony.
Now we graduate 420 strong,-men Qah melj noticeably in the minority.
p Yours for better figures,
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YEAR BODK STAFF
Editor ...... . . .LAURA PILARSKI
Assistant Editor. . . . . .INEZ CANALI
Business Manager. . . . . .ALBERT CHILLE
Assistant Business Manager. . . . . . . .... MELVIN PASSER
Faculty Advisers. .. . . . . .EDMOND SKIMIN, HARRIETT DONOVAN
Publicity Staff: IERRY FERRITO, TONY GRANA, CAROL KULQICK, RUSSELL
MAIO, PAT SMITH.
Art Staff: LOUIS CENTOFANTI, FRANCES HINCKLEY, PETER KING.
Photographer: CHARLES KRAFT. I
Typists: MARY FEIGENBAUM, DORIS FINLEY, ROSEMARY Ross,
HELEN WANTER, FLORENCE WROBEL.
Assistants: BETTY BURNS, CAROL COWDRICK, PAULINE DAVIS, NEYSA
JEAN DIXON, IOAN MOIR, ANNE MOYNIHAN, KENNETH
Accountant: IULIA CABELLO.
Editor Emeritus. .. . .... LAURA PILARSKI
Editor. ......... .... M ARGARETE MIDAS
Associate Editor .... ................. S HIRLEY EDMONDS
Sports Editors ...... . . .ANTHONY GRANA AND TONY SCHiAVI
Circulating Manager. . . ................... DAVID WILLIAMS
GERTRUDE BLAZEIEWSKI, MARY COSTANTINO, PATRICIA EAGEN, PAULINE
DAVIS, ROBERT GAGEN, GERTRUDE GRANA, JACK MCINTOSH, ANN
MCDONOUGH, ANTHONY MOORADIAN, SHIRLEY SNYDER, NORMAN IEFFOEDS,
EDITH WOOD, IIM BERRY, CHARLES KRAFT.
IOSEPH CAMPO, MARTIN KOTARBA, IEAN STROUGH, THOMAS THORNE.
ELAINE FARR, MARY FEIGENBAUM, DORIS FINLEY, IRENE KELBERER,
RUTH KNIGHT, ROSEMARY Ross, HELEN WANTER, FLORENCE WROEEL.
Adviser. . ....... .... B ERENEICE OLIVER
Financial Adviser. . . . . .WILLIAM CROWIE
ALBERT CHILLE ,...
. . . . . . .President
KENNETH PEARL. .. . . .... Vice-President
NEYSA IEAN D1xoN. . . ..... Secretary
JOAN FIELDING .... ...... T reasurer
WILLIAM F. IACK .,.. .... F aculty Adviser
DEAR OSCAR, '
The manpower shortage has hit the student council in a very serious way.
Believe it or not, Oscar, we've had three student council presidents in one year.
Iohn House, who was elected last spring, left to attend Hill Academy in Septem-
ber. Then Bill Zophy was selected for the job, but he was graduated in Ianuary
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s t e result of a subsequent election, Al Chille was chosen our new president,
and we are happy to say that he is still with us.
Thanks to the efforts of hard-working council committees, several additions
have been made to the school. The first of these is a ,table lamp for the informa-
tion desk in the front hall. The second, a very important contribution, is an
attractive silk service flag which was presented in assembly on May 18 by Neysa
lean Dixon, chairman of the service flag committee.
Among its other projects, the Student Council sponsored the sale of war
stamps and bonds, collected money at Christmas for a party for the soldiers at
Fort Niagara, and selected speakers for assemblies.
The Council also contributed to the school's social life by sponsoring F lunker's
Frolic, which was a huge success.
Under council leadership, a committee for the establishment of a high school
recreational center was formed. This resulted in the founding of Dry Dock,
which opened on May 6, as a canteen for high school students.
Motioning for adjournment,
N. F. H. S.
The most popular room in high school is the library. Here, everything
is as neat as can be and there is an atmosphere of tranquillity which enables
a student to relax.
This condition is achieved through the efficient cooperation among Miss
Hutson's library assistants. The services rendered by them are purely
voluntary, but they have to maintain passing grades in order to help in the
library. Their duties consist of keeping the shelves in order, card filing,
checking incoming and outgoing books, and returning permits, not to men-
tion answering queries made by the students.
In recognition of their services the library helpers were formerly awarded
pins, but due to wartime shortages, they do not receive them at present.
They are truly unsung heroes, these custodians of our books.
The library assistants are: Marie Amato, Luella Armstrong, Elaine
Ashby, Angeline Baio, Shirley Bookhaut, Nora Charbonneau, Dolores
Ciadella, Patricia Compton, Dinah Franjoine, Henrietta Giancola, Martha
Gougeon, Helen Gravanti, Angeline Gravine, Helen Grinham, Pearl Gruber,
Harriet Hedlund, Norma Housman, Betty Iensen, Marcia Kahn, Arlene
Mace, Carmella Macri, Maria Mauro, Mary Martin, Victory McIntyre,
Alvina Miller, Dolores Miller, Doris Muth, Iulia Ruggirello, Lorraine
Smith, Beatrice Staknunas, Carmella Vanni, Irene Zanski.
' Yours for good reading,
N. F. H. S.
ASSOCIATED MUSIC CLUBS
Directors .... .... C LYDE EMERT AND WARREN SCOTCHMER
Since you always were interested in high school's musical activities when
you were here, we know you will enjoy hearing about this year's activities
of the Associated Music Clubs.
The formal organization of the Associated Music Clubs took place the
first week of Cctober. The following officers were elected:
President ......, ...........,,. M ARGARET WOLF
Vice-President. . . . .... .... B ETTY BURNS
Secretary ....... ......... H ARRY EASTER
Treasurer. ................ ....... E MMY LOU RocKwooD
Under the guidance of these four, the various departments of the organi-
zation have had a busy and profitable year.
On November 25, the twentieth annual Thanksgiving concert was
presented, at which the orchestra, mixed chorus, and the A Cappella chorus
performed. The proceeds from this concert were used to buy a S5100 War
Bond for the Associated Music Clubs.
Early in the new year, all members of the Associated Music Clubs met
in the music room for a partylwith the usual refreshments,-peanuts.
While the band made appearances atifootball games, the activities of the
A Cappella chorus included three one-half hour broadcasts over WHLD at
ASSOCIATED MUSIC CLUBS
Thanksgiving time, on Christmas Eve, and on Palm Sunday. This was the
first year that any of our groups has been heard so many times on the air.
The A Cappella chorus has sung at three local churches,-the First
B t' t St. Iames, and St. Paul's. At the latter church, they appeared
ap is ,
for the first of the Thursday evening Lenten services and were heard by
more than 1700 people.
In our own school, the A Cappella sang at abond rally high-lighted by the
e of Franchot Tone well-known movie star. Both the orchestra
and the A Capella group performed for our graduation exercises in January
t H' h S hool, North
The band has been heard in assembly programs a ig c
Iunior, Trott, and South Junior while the mixed chorus and A Cappella
entertained at a program at South Iunior.
Due to unavoidable circumstances, it was necessary to postpone the
original date of the Spring Concert, but this was presented successfully in
the latter part of May.
Thus the Associated Music Club's twentieth year was a busy and highly
successful one with all of its organizations showing definite improvement
in the quality of their performances and maintaining throughout the year
a fine spirit of industry and cooperation.
- Your praises we sing,
N. F. H. S.
Director ..... ..,. F RANK BAGGALLAY
At fall registration, all hopeful "Katey Cornellsu and "Maurice Ev "
signed up for Mr. Baggallay's newly formed drama class. Little did they know
the unbounded ' d d ' ' '
joys an eepest sorrows that would prevail in those hectic fifth
First term was spent learning stage terms, the history of the drama, types of
drama, and finally the annoyances of building stage sets to scale. Last but not
least was the required reading of twenty-five plays.
Shortly after the class formed, the Dramatic Club, not to be pushed into the
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ac groun , eld its first meeting. jack Carlton was elected President, Peter
Knowles, Vice-President, Rose Sonsiadlo, Secretary 5 and joe Casale, Treasurer.
The club was largely responsible for the junior Class plays the first dr t'
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presentation of the school year. These consisted of three one-act plays 5 a farce,
"Idlin s of the K' "' "Th V l' " ' " " '
g ing , e a iant, a drama, and Out of the Blue, a radio
The annual Christmas assembly was the work of both groups. The play
"The Maid of F rance," was set at the time of the first World War
As Mr. "B" stated in the second term "the element of i d d
, suspense ma e rama
class interesting." To prove that months of study had not been valueless the
c ass presente two plays, "They're None of Them Perfect" and "Babbit's Hoy,"
A playwriting project came next, and ifyou chanced to go by 555 ou w ld
, y ou
have seen members of the class struggling, pen in hand, amidst piles of ruined
The crowning success of the year was the senior play, "Yes and No." We
certainly found what happened when you said "yes" and when you said uno."
The class program was rounded out by 1tS appearance at a citizen's ceremony
at Gaskill. The students gave two choral recitations
The first drama group certainly enjoyed working together and hope that the
future' classes and the club will have as enjoyable a year as they have had.
N. F. H. S.
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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Of course, you remember the National Honor Society with its four basic
characteristics of service, character, leadership, and scholarship. Your class
organized the Niagara Falls High School chapter three years ago when we were
ijust bewildered, little freshmen.
This year has been a busy, successful one for the group. During the first
school term, the National Honor Society was under the direction of Laura Pilarski,
President, Fred McKeehan, Vice-President, Ioan Nloir, Secretary, and Ruth
Baum, Treasurer. Activity began with the induction of twenty new members
at the annual fall breakfast. In October, the society presented the movie,
"The Last of the Mohicans," in the high school auditorium.
An election of officers for the second term was held in February. Laura
Pilarski was reelected President, Anthony Grana was selected as Vice-President,
Inez Canali as Secretary, and Ruth Baum as Treasurer. Miss Catherine
Morrissey served as capable adviser to the group the whole year.
In March, the yearly formal induction ceremony took place. It was an
original pageant in which Laura Pilarski portrayed the Spirit of Niagara Falls
High School and Pauline Davis, Diana Kinch, Bruce Hoak, and Godfrey Savage
symbolized Service, Leadership, Character, and Scholarship, respectively.
Thirty students were awarded membership at that time. Later in March, the
entire group traveled to LaSalle High School to install a chapter of the National
Honor Society in this school.
When sunny May arrived, the junior members honored the seniors with an
outdoor picnic at Devil's Hole State Park. The society terminated its public
activities with the presentation of a movie on character and personality on May
24, during a school assembly.
N. F. H. S.
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DEAR OSCAR, A
Mr Bedford has h d
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is year. The primary purpose of these organizations IS to foster both public speaking and all-
round conversation in the members The F '
. orensic presented interesting programs at their
meetings held bi-monthl n T d I ' ' '
y o ues ay ex enmgs. The newly organized public speaking class,
better known as the 4-F Club, for "fine fundamentals of finer finishing," met daily and studied
different types of speaking except on Wednesdays, when they held business meetings with their
officers in charge.
N. F. H. S.
I EIER nNowLEs, UAVID ALOIAN, MARK R. BEDFORD, IERRY MANN, HARRY EASTER,
JAMES SPALENCZKI, CARLETON LEE, JOHN DUNAJ, JEROME HOROWITZ, BRUCE HOAK, FRANK GOLDMAN.
. PUBLIC SPEAKING -
'........... UUUAL, ALEER-I rINIzoTTI, FELIX UIPOFI, GLENN GOODWIN, EDWIN GREGORSKI, BENNIE MORACA,
ALBERT CHILLE, FRANK GRANATA, IAMES BARATTA, CAROL COWDRICK, RUSSELL MAIO, MARCIA KAHN,
GIRL RESERVE CLUB
The Beda Chi has had an unusually busy year. They have met every Tuesday
night at the Y. W. C. A., and with the advice of Miss lean Bowerman, planned
something special for each month.
Early last term, after their new members were recognized, the girls parti-
cipated in a treasure hunt which ended with a Weiner roast in the Y. W. C. A.
In Ianuary, the club went on an old-fashioned sleigh ride. W
horse-drawn sleighs, the girls skimmed over the countryside and then returned to
the "Y" to enjoy refreshments. .
Other highlights of the Chi's season included the "Floral Fantasy," a semi-
formal dance, afternoon teas, theater parties, discussions, the Girl Reserve
Conference, and slides On "Old Niagara Falls."
Yes, Oscar, it most certainly has been a busy year for the Beda Chi.
N. F. H. S.
D HY BORAK, IULIA ELMASIAN, ROSE VIOLANTE, DOROTIIY PAONESSA, IEAN BOWERMAN. ELEANOR KACHWAL,
DIANA KINCH, INEZ CANALI, FLORENCE CUSHING.
MILDRED AIDUK, VIRGINIA BROWN, PRISCILLA MILLET, IULIA RIZZO, LORRAINE ALAIMO, ELAINE AQUINO
MARIORIE HEWITT, IOYCE BROOKS.
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ALPHA DELTA HI-Y
The Alpha Delta Hi-Y has really succeeded in making this year a
memorable one. If you were to glance through this year's calendar of the
Alpha Delta Hi-Y, this is what you'd probably see:
September 16th, open house . . . pledging . . .A football games . . . Oh well,
we didn't really play to win .... October 7th, formal initiation .... Ianuary
16th, election of officers .... February 10th, pledging again .... Oh, please,
not four weeks .... March 2nd, all pledging permanently stopped ....
February 26th, the Hi-Y dance . . . Wowl . . . Lenten meetings at St. Paul's
Church. . April 15th . . . There goes the city government .... Hi-Y banquet
. . . presentation of book to N. F. H. S.
Thus passed the eight year in the history books of Alpha Delta. Many
names have been engraved on the list of those who have come for a time,
and passed on, each leaving his thumbprint indelibly on the well-worn
pages .... May this tradition be perpetuated in the years to come.
A N. F. H. S.
IOHN FISHER, RONALD BRIGGS, ROBERT HINMAN, EDWARD DUNAI, DONALD HOAK.
IOHN Bosr, PAUL LoPs, RICHARD ASWAD, ROBERT HUNT, HARRY EASTER, IAMES SPALENCZKI, FRANK GOLDMAN
DONALD FEELEY, JAMES DAVI
Here's some news for you about the year's activities of the Alpha Hi-Y, the
oldest Hi-Y chapter in the city.
At its first meeting in the 1945-44 school term, officers were elected. A little
later, a rush was held for prospective members who were inducted the following
week. In November, the officers attended the Hi-Y Officers Training Conference
at Lockport where they learned more about their particular duties. A group of
boys also went to the Buffalo Area Hi-Y Conference. In December, a repre-
sentative of Alpha Hi-Y attended the New York State Hi-Y Assembly in Albany
where the Hi-Y's controlled the state government for three days.
-Again in Ianuary, more new members were admitted. When the Annual
Older Boy's Conference convened in Lockport in the spring, Alpha Hi-Y was
represented and the boys spent a week-end discussing the question, "What Can
We Do?" Along with the other clubs in Niagara Falls, the Alpha Hi-Y assumed
the responsibility of the city government for one day. Each city office was
filled by a boy, and in the evening a council meeting was held at the city hall.
As a more or less farewell gesture to the senior members, a semi-closed party
was given at the North End NY." Members of the Alpha kept in good physical
'condition by using the gym and swimming facilities of the "Y" throughout the
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After business meetings of the Alpha Hi-Y, discussions were carried on or
different speakers gave interesting talks. These programs proved enjoyable as
well as beneficial to the members. The Hi-Y will disband for the summer, but
its activities will be continued next fall. I
N. F. H. S.
FRANCIS MURPHY, RICHARD RoUsH, DONALD Bo'r'roRF, MR. BEDFORD, IACK MCSPADDEN, jAMES D
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DEAR OSCAR, .
The Tri-Y has had a varied program this year. Every Monday evening they
could be found at the "Y" conducting meetings and planning activities.
These girls cooperated with other Girl Reserves and the Sororities in sponsor-
ing the talks made by Evelyn Millis Duvall. This Was, indeed, a Worthwhile
project, for it was Mrs. Duvall who first planted the seed for the "Drydock,"
which is now in full bloom. .
Besides this, the Tri-Y sent delegates to the Girl Reserve Conference to
"make way for tomorrow," in accordance with the conference theme.
Another outstanding activity was the Peppermint Prom, which was rather
different, but successful.
As usual, the Tri-Y's can congratulate themselves on another active year.
A GAMMA RHO
This year has certainly been a red, White, and blue year for the Gamma Rho.
Every Tuesday night at the "Y" they met together to plan future activities and
carry on club programs with the assistance of Miss Vera Clark, adviser.
The girls have kept up the morale of the armed forces by making up packages
and sending them to friends in the service. -
The lighter side of their activities consisted of the Cherokee Hop, a co-ed party
with the Beta Hi-Y and the Girl Reserve Conference.
With all this to their credit, the Gamma Rhos have truly maintained the high
standards of their Girl Reserve Code.
TBETA .HI-Y .
Through numerous and varied activities, the Beta Hi-Y has upheld the firm
foundation upon which they have founded their club.
Their meeting place was in the Y. M. C. A. on Thursday evenings under the
guidance of Mr. LaRue Smith, adviser.
Among their many social activities, the Model Canteen Dance was most
outstanding. You probably have heard about it, for judging from the turnout
of the students, this dance proved to be more than a hit.
In these strenuous days, the boys have kept up their physical fitness by
participating in competitive Hi-Y athletic contests. As a result, they were the
champions of the Easter Basketball League.
Working together, Oscar, these boys are certainly training their minds and
bodies for the tomorrow that is to come. p
i Actively yours, ,
N. F. H. S.
DEAR OSCAR, .
When you attended a high school movie or any other movie did
ever stop to think about the projection staff that operates behind the
scenes to make the presentation of the movie possible? The projection staff
IS to the movie, what the stage crew is to a stage play. They are highly
essential, but they are seldom recognized or praised.
Under the supervision of Mr. Abbey, who undertook the job of director
after Mr. Fowler's departure, the members of this staff have gained ex-
perience in handling the sound projector, the silent projector, and other
mec anical equipment. In so doing, the group has learned the value of
Besides taking care of the microphone for speakers in our assemblies
and showing us movies, this group has been in demand to run the projector
in various parts of the city.
By working diligently, the projection staff has added to our enjoyment
an at the same time has gained a little knowledge in a field that has wide
and unlimited possibilities for the future.
The eleven boys and one girl who make up the projection staff are:
Robert Radmore, Edwin Borkenhagen, Frank Goldman, Edward Shales
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Corbett, William Gillet, john Pinizotti, and Iane Larke.
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Theta Xi Upsilon. . .
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. . . .WALTER BEANBLOSSOM, CHARLES KRAFT
. . . .GODFREY SAVAGE, WILLIAM BREWER
. . . .FRED SCHWARTZ, DOUGLAS MCCOLLUM
. .... CAROL COWDRICK, IOANNE WELLS
. . . .LOIS PALMER, BETTY IANE HILL
. . . .CHARLES ELSE, DONALD WITTMAN
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DEAR OSCAR, J
The name Pan Hellenic echoed faintly through the corridors when you
were here, but it is echoing loudly now. Few know what Pan Hellenic
actually means. It is a union of all the fraternities and sororities for the
primary purpose of bringing about closer relations among these Greek-letter
organizations. One of the main features on the Pan Hellenic calendar is an
assembly program, presented to the student body through the, combined
efforts of the sororities and fraternities. This year they brought Miss Doris
Ieanne Peterson, noted marimba artist, to high school.
Members of the preceding organizations are commonly referred to as the
"Greeks" With such an alias, one expects to see its members donning long
robes and carrying scrolls in their palms. But, they are composed of a
modern generation of high school pupils minus the robes and scrolls.
Invasion of the cafeteria by the "Greeks" in the morning and at night
provides a cheerful atmosphere as they hold get-togethers with their friends.
Their chatter and laughter fill the halls. Members of the oppositesex are
the main topics of discussion.
Despite the shortage of pre-war facilities and eligible males, the sororities
and fraternities have completed a successful year. Social activities were
planned to fit into the present-day atmosphere. Formal dances were limited
to the traditional Christmas season, and formal attire was discarded for
casual wearing apparel. Popular dance .bands played in the Masonic
Temple at Tenth and South, where the "Greeks" and their friends cut a
,mean rug. Closed dances came into their own. Hayrides, with the one
and only being invited, were important dates to remember. Domestic jam
sessions and buffet lunches provided evenings of fun and entertainment.
Fraternities and sororities had their serious side, too. Members con-
tributed their time and services in aiding the war effort as an example of their
willingness to shoulder the responsibilities that students of today face.
Proceeds from dances, card parties, and numerous other social functions
were donated to war agencies and charitable organizations. Programs to
provide wholesome fun for high school students were supported by them.
They took part in the activities of the many school organizations.
The sororities and fraternities of today realized the necessity of combining
seriousness and pleasure. Their schedules for the year were so arranged
that they might have time to handle the more serious problems of war work.
They knew they had a job to do, and they did it. The "Greeks" march on.
F raternally yours,
N. F. H. S.
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Managers .... . . .IOE DEFRANCO, IOE MACORETTA
Captain .... .......... C ARMEN BONGIOVANNI
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. LaSalle 7
. Trott 51
. LaSalle 6
. Trotf 15
. LaSalle 0
. Trott 20
In this year's athletic race, our football team was considered a dark
horse. No one knew what our boys were capable of doing. In pre-season
training, they were full of spunk, drive, and determination. It really looked
as though we were going to have a good team.
Then it happenedl In the first game against LaSalle, the team was
riddled with injuries. Our greatest loss came when Tony Cassano, the first
string quarterback, broke his arm. Six other players were hurt so badly
that they could not show up for practice. The following week, with almost
half the varsity on the injured list, we were swamped by Trott to the tune of
51-O. These were the unhappy results of our first round of play.
At the beginning of the second round of play, we were informed that
Coach Cripe had to discontinue coaching because of ill health. Qur new
head coach was Coach Ott. In the second game against LaSalle, we tried
to secure a victory as a farewell present to Coach Cripe. We did itl We
defeated LaSalle by a score of 12-6.
This victory encouraged the team and raised its morale, but two weeks
later we again lost to Trott by a score of I5-0. Every game against Trott
was played on a muddy field. Our line was never able to get started against
the heavier Trott line, which held a decided advantage in the mud.
In the last round of play we really took LaSalle by a score of 25-O.
This overwhelming victory can be partly credited to the accurate passing
of Ioe Condino. In the final game against Trott we lost 20-6. Although
we lost, it was a moral victory because it was the first time that Trott had
been scored against this year.
Next year the "Red and Gray? will again have a team entered in the
Frontier League. We all hope that they have better luck and fewer injuries
than the 1945 team had. It's good 'to be a winner, Oscar, but it's even
better to be a good loser.
Keep tackling the enemy,
N. F. H. S.
Coach .... .... B RAINARD N. PARSONS
Manager ............................. RICHARD BRANDEL
Captains.. . .IAMES MAURO, TOE CONDINO, IOE RODRIQUEZ
SAM AUSTIN PETER KING
TOE COSTANZO PAUL PESCRILLO
PAUL COSTANZO FRANK RODRIQUEZ
N. F. H. S. OPPONENTSA
29 ...... .... L aSalle 25
26 ..... .... T rott 22
55 ..... .... L aSalle 51
25 ..... .... T rott 9
27 ..... .... L aSalle 18
54 ..... .... T rott 20
Meet the winners of the intra-city basketball scholastic championship.
The high school team finished an undefeated season by defeating Trott,
54-20, in the last game of the season in February. As in previous games,
Niagara took an early lead and never relinquished it throughout the rest of
the contest. Trott tried to rally more than once, but Niagara quickly
showed its supremacy by dropping successive baskets to end an undefeated
Niagara's first basketball win of the season against LaSalle provided
plenty of excitement, and although the victory was close with a score of
29-25, Coach Parson's boys showed indications of a champion team. It
was early learned that with the accurate shooting of Mauro, Condino, and
Rodriquez, Niagara was on its way to produce a top team.
Sparked by the precise plays of a coordinating five, the Red and Gray
won its second consecutive basketball victory by a 26-22 count from the
Trott Vocational quintet. During the initial period, a 10-0 lead was
maintained by Niagara. However, in the second period the Engineers
scored seven points against Niagara's six. The third period marked little
action at which time Trott made two points to the Red and Gray's four.
When the gun sounded, the high school quintet was that much closer to the
city cage title.
The most exciting game of the season was the Niagara vs. LaSalle
contest. It was not until the last ten seconds that the game was decided
in favor of Niagara. At the end of the Hrst quarter, the Red and Gray
trailed by a 15-5 score. The situation looked even blacker when, at half
time, Niagara left the court on the tail end of a 25-12 score. .In the third
quarter LaSalle was held scoreless while Niagara scored nine points to cut
the lead down to 25-21. Finally, Niagara vanquished its opponents by a
55-51 score, with Ioe Costanzo putting in the winning basket.
The high school quintet captured an easy victory by defeating the Trott
five for the second time with a score of 25-9. During this second encounter
with Trott, Niagara was never in any great difficulty and their supremacy
was evident at the half-way mark when they led 12-2.
For the fifth consecutive time, the Red and Gray emerged as victors by
defeating LaSalle with a score of 27-18. With this game, Niagara won the
city championship. Yessir, Oscar, we certainly had a top team this year.
Keep sinking your shots,
N. F. H. S.
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You said back in '42 that the joy of attending basketb ll d f ln
a an oot all games
was in cheering for Niagara Falls High School. This is as true now as it was then.
Without cheerleaders to incite school spirit and urge the team to victory, high
school games would lack the colorful,-and essential.
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very attractive one. They have organized as a club. Their officers are:
ELEANOR PRINCEVALLE.. ............................. Captain
MARIE SULLIVAN ....... .... C o-Captain
THELMA CISZEWSKI. .... .... S ecretary
VINCENETTE ULLo .... .............................. T reasurer
Every Friday during fourth period the cheerleaders have met in the gym to
discuss plans in consultation with their adviser, "Doc" Parsons.
We know you haven't forgotten how to cheer, Oscar, hut perhaps you're out
of practice. Thus, we are sending this cheer your way. Appropriately, it is the
- Niagara, Niagara, rah, rah, rah
Niagara, Niagara, rah, rah, rah
Niagara, Niagara, that's our cry
Cheering for you,
N. F. H. S.
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