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

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. " - ' X :qxi ' ' '?Y1T'Ff-ffX'QiS.Si255 f .ANQMX X .31-Swpu. Q4g35 .gp!:3, 1. ,ug 'iwXNTf?3?SI1yeiT a3Qbh' W9 Mggmlfufm X-X ',:5?,X'X L .- in Iv-V-Nah I gg!T'i'fx Mx F -f 'ii , - 3 ...zu-. I ' X x g-,,i,:.::- 'l:::"rH-'- t gi-M! S 'E-G f av 2 if R Y A x v' . rp. -4,-, -, 44+-ff 1-.:.f p sw , , A -5 itiiffpzun-:'....-:i-f' 3 afzgggiy 'Eff ' " if 5371A 1 ' Q EX means COPYRIGHTED by Editor-in-Chief LAURA PILARSKI Business Mgr. ALBERT CHILLE SALUTI: 1944 'ro PRIVATE OSCAR PUBLISHED BY SENIOR CLASS NIAGARA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. FOREWORD 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 strong. - 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. THEME DEAR GSCAR, 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 DEDIC 'rio 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- Private Oscars. 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. ALMA MATER 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, 1 CONTENTS ADMINISTRATIGN SENIORS ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVITIES ATHLETICS FEATURES DMINlSTRATl X f LYNDON H. STROUGII I,l'l.l1L'l.,0Ill 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 of l944l 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. E WILLIAM F. IACK Vice-Principal FACULTY DOROTHY APPLE ROBERT BAXTER WILLIAM CROWIE VIRGINIA DONOHUE MIRIAM HEARY RUTH IAMESON Q EVELYN IKEIM BARBARA LANIGAN CAROLINE LENG ESTHER NEUBECKER MARY RYAN MARGARET TICE IUDITH TOOLE MARION TRUDGEON RUTH YOUNG COMMERCIAL FACULTY FRANK BAGGALLAY ETIiEI. BRAY CAIZRIE BROXVNELI. OLIVE CHATTERTON HARRIET DONOVAN MABEI. ESHELMAN JAMES FABIANO XVINIFRED NAYLOR BERENEICE OLIVER RUTH ROBINSON DELLA HUTSON CLIBRARIAND FACULTY i x A ETHEL BLOOMINGDALE Gow BROWNELL RUTH COOK CORA GRATRICK ELVERTA MILLER ELGA-CLARE SCHIAVI GERTRUDE TRESSELT RUTH YOUNG MODERN AND ANCIENT LANGUAGES MUSIC U21 FACULTY RUTH COOK CLYDE EMERT WARREN SCOTCHMER FACULTY RUTH CLIVER RUTH MILLER ELIZABETH MITCHELL DOROTHY MAHONEY THYRA RASMUSSEN EDMOND SKIMIN LARUE SMITH ADA STEELE ESTHER STURGE GRETCHEN WATTS SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES FACULTY GREGG ABBEY MARK BEDFORD MARY CRAMER HAROLD FREEMAN IOSEPH OTT 15 FACULTY FLORENCE ABENDROTII ESTHER DAHLQUIST RETA HALL CHRISTIANA HATHAWAY CATHERINE MORRISSEY BENIANIIN TIMM PHYSICAL EDUCATION MATHEMATICS 14 FACULTY BRAINARD PARSONS HAROLD CRIPE FLORENCE SKINNER AMELIA WHITE OFFICE STAFF AGNES O'BRIEN MAIIY PUGLIESE ART AND HOME ECONOMICS ADDITIONAL TEACHERS ANNE BAADER ALFRED BENSON RUTH HAUCK 1 OFFICE STAFF FACULTY FRANK BEDASKA MARY LECRLIDER LOUISE MOSIIEII Q15' DEAR OSCAR, 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 lasting peace. l16l SEMO S ,.,..-- c.. YA..- A-'f W' -' ......-..--.-Y, .. - I SENIDR CLASS OFFICERS ANTHONY GRANA . . . , . . .Prewideni INEZ CANALI. . . VLk'6-Pl:6J'l.d6l'lf CLARA ELEUTERI. . . .... Secretary ANGELO MORINELLO. . . . . .T reamrer WILLIAM CROWIE. . . .... ddwlrer 8 SENIORS ELIZABETH ANNE ABBEY KlRuJly!! IOSEPHINE MARIE ADAMS IIJOU MILDIRED ANN AIDUK "f11il" IENNIE R. ALBERA lfllayll VIVIAN JEAN ALDRICII IIVIVU CARMELLA M. ALOE lfcamil MAIIIE ANTOINETTE AMATO "Ginger" ELAINE MARIE AMBLER "Dimplc.r" LOIS IEAN AMMERMAN8 "Hammerhead" FRANCES M. ARCHIE "Too1f.r" l19l IROBERT EARL ASHBY "Red No.re" RICHARD FRED ASWAD 1IDiCkJy MARION GRACE ATTFIELD . "17lurn" DAVID H. AULD "Scoify" SAMUEL H. AUSTIN lfsamli - SENIORS PEN ELOPE AYDELOTTE "Penny" ANGELA M. BAIO "Sailor Girl" IAMES B. BARATTA, IR. 'Vllachine Gun" NORMA MARIE BARKOW If-Pall, V WILLIAM BARRONS3 If-Bill!! - DOROTHY BASMAIIAN "Dada" CARMEN A. BATTISTA , if-Doi!! RUTH ELIZABETH BAUM "Peache.r" WALTER BEANBLOSSOM, IR fKBean.yll BARBARA ANN BEDENKAPP "Bobby"' H01 CAROLYN I. BELL lfL.ynnelP MARY ANNE BENTLEY "Babe" MARGARET M. BERDS Nfllargeu ESTHER IOAN BERRETTONE "Ea.rIer" IAMES O. BERRY fljlmmyl! SENIORS MARY ROSE ANN BEVACQUA "Prox" DONALD NELSON BLACKLEY llD0n1J . ROBERT BONNERX "Milf-.r. Ulfz" DOROTHY A. BORAK "Dodie" IAMES RUSSELL BOWERS "Rum" MARIE IRATHRYN BOYD ' 'flffnz L" ' PORTIA ANNE BRADY If-Porkxyil RICHARD GEORGE BRANDELH' "Haunl" GERALDINE JUNE BROWN llGe,.,yl! JULIE MAE BROWN "Doll" I21l NINA D. BROWN "Nirza Jo" VIRGINIA ELIZABETH BROWN "Ginger" BERTHA MARY BRUNO flBeriP! MARIAN EUNICE BUCKLEY llBuckIl SHIRLEY M. BULGES' "Shirl" I IANETT E. BURNHAM lKJan'lJ DANIEL F. BURNS fl'RedIl HELEN M. BURNS "Bu:-11.1-ey" THOMAS L. BURNS ll Tom!! ROGER A. BUTLER llR0gll FRANK GUY BUZZELLI "Buzz" DAVID I. CAFEO ' "Garibaldi" LOUIS L. CAMPANARO llCampIJ PHILOMENA CAMPO "Phil" INEZ MARIE CANALI "Ene.r" l22l IOHN DONALD CANNON "Buick" ' BEATRICE MARIE CAPIZZI llBeaJl HERBERT W. CARR "Splaz'lo" LORRAINE CASTLE "Cadiz" IOAN MARGARET CATERISANO MJD!! SENIORS IOSEPH IOHN CELENZA "Ge.rfapo" LOUIS M. CENTOFANTI flSL'dl1 VIRGINIA MARIE CENTOFANTI "Ginny" MARY ANN CERETTO "Liz'ile .fllalyu LEONORA M. CERMINARA lfLen-II ALBERT JOSEPH CHILLE Nd!!! IRENE C. CIESLIK "Rene" SYLVIA CHARLOTTE CIPPERMAN flcipll THELMA M. CISZEWSKI "Peanuf.r" PHYLLIS RUTH CLARK "Plz,yll" FRANK E. CLAYTON4' "Shorty" L HENRY L. CLAYTON8 llHankPJ JACK SAMUEL COBLER , ffRubylJ IRENE MARIE COLICENO lt' J! Renee ELIZABETH L. COLLINS l4L0uJJ i251 I SENIGRS JOSEPH V. CONDINO tlcwanlivn IEAN PHYLLIS CONRAD If ' ll Jeannie JAMES IOHN CONTI flJl'mII EUGENE A. COREY "Dead Eye" SAMUEL I. CORIERI "Saxz'e Sal" ALICE R. M. CORNISH HCOIV1-lju ELVERA ELIZABETH CORTELLINI IKEIV-VII IOYCE A. CORWIN llJ0.V7P ANTHONY D. COSENTINO, IR. llcolrll - MARY ELIZABETH COSTANTINO it V. 61.11 l24l CAROL ANN COWDRICK KlCHl'l'1.6,' DORIS MAY COX "Checker.r" VIRGINIA M. CROGAN "Gina" DOROTHY CURETONW llD0t!l FLORENCE E. CUSHING SENIORS ,, . . ...,x.. Q, x,.,.. x.... , .A ...,.. ALI. ' -- .A A-Q AEN-. IDSEPIIINE M. CUTONILLI Il!la'Vll HELEN CZEPINSKIQ llZl'pIl EMILY ANN D,ANGELO lKEmIl BERNICE DANIELS "Bernie" EDWARD N. DAVIDOVIC ffliidli ADA E. DAVIS "Sho1'ly" PAULINE IUNE DAVIS llpollyli IOSEPH I. DEFRANCO lfJ0ell JOSEPH DEGENNARO Clspooklyil PAUL H. DELANEY "Ivan," l25l KENNETI-I I. DENMAN l'lRed1l MARIORIE ANN IENNIFER DENNEY 'lfllidgen MARGUERITE L. DESGALIER Hfllargien ELIO PHILLIP DESIDERIO n'fDeJ'J'-yi! CLARA ANNE DICAMILLO "Chick" . SENIORS IRENE C. DIFRANCESCO "Beauty" KENNETH HARRY DILLON "D. J." DANIEL L. DIROSARIO "Danny D." HILDA DIRUSCIO "Hiedi" ARLENE LOUISE DISALVIO 11111111 NEYSA IEAN DIXON "ChL'nk"' LAVERNA D. DOANE "Took" WILLIAM L. DOBBS flcul-Ay!! HELEN A. DOIKA "Dulch" ANNE MARIE DOLAN IKDO-do!! l26I IOHN A. DONOVAN, IR. fljackil KATHLEEN MARIE DOUGLAS "Shari SIop" EDWARD MICHAEL DUNAI filed!! CATHERINE LORRAINE DURKIN lllfayll IEAN MARIAN DUSHER "Du.rh" SENIORS - THOMAS R. DWORAK "Baker" PAULINE G. DZIEWISZ "Hanky" FRANCES ELAINE DZIERZAK "Frank" BEVERLY JUNE EDXVARDS "Bol1bief' CLARA ELEUTERI I fjgllyil PETER IOHN ELIA "Shotgun" OLGA HELEN ELISEO ICO!! CHARLES HUNT ELSE "Chuck" ARLENE ESTES lfZ1,1Ly!! GERTRUDE E. EVANS llT,'u4V!l l27l ROBERT F. EVANS l'lB0b!D NETTIE MARY FADEL iiNet!! OLILLIAN ROSE FARACE "Chi-Chi" ELAINE SALLY FARR "Elaine" MICHAEL D. FASANELLI "f1like" SENIORS Q3Nm..Nk.g,.N... -.,. , . DONALD R. FEELEY ROBERT IOSEPH FIGLER RICHARD WALTER FITZGERALD "Dan" "Bob" "Dick" MARY ELIZABETH FEIGENBAUM MARILYN IANE FINELLI IOHN LOUIS FOCAZIO 141511299-yn ffcwalmrolltru frFrazel11: IERAULD D. FERRITTO DORIS MARIE FINLEY ANTONETTE M. FORCUCCI "Jerry" "Finlqy" "Toni" THERESA ELIZABETH FICNER OLIVER L. FINN DINAH ELIZABETH FRANJOINE "Terry" "Ollie" "Lizzie" JOAN FIELDING HELEN I. FITHER ANTONETTE FURNARY u6'wl.I1.06l'U HI?l'flICl'J'U "Dee Dee" I 281 PHYLLIS ANN GALANTE flplzuylii FRANCES GALBO "Frankie" ELEANOR B. GASBARRE IIE!!! HELEN EDITH GAUL "Emile" SAMUEL I. GIARRIZZO lfsamil 1 DOROTHY MARGUERITE GIAUQUE t'fD0tJI IOSEPHINE MARTHA GIUNTA MJD!! ANTHONY THOMAS GRANA KI T0n.y!l FRANK IAMES GRANATA "Grunf" ANGELA F. GRAVINO Kfdngie!P l29l DOROTHY JEAN GRAY KIDO!!! MARY LOUISE GRECO "Mary Loui.re" EDWIN A. GREGORSKIW ll-Eddy!! GLORIA MARIE GROSS "Joycelyn" ELIZABETH ANN HAMMOND l4'Dibb-yi! SENIORS S N fs S S E 2 R R S S ,L EI I I 5 S S 2 E 2 I x 5 . S ......,...,......,..., . A ,,... .IMS-.s......IRI BURDELL HANSON BRUCE CLINTON HOAK MEADE WILLIAM IACOBI "Bird" "Slidell" "Jake" BETTY LOU HEYROTH MARY LOU HOEF IRENE IANET IAKUBEK "Beal.ric" Ufllafy Inu" "Jake" WILLIAM IAMES HILLIARIJ PAUL CARTER HOLMES BETTY IEANNE IANIAK fl-Bill!! fKCur!yJ'l llBei1l FRANCES ELIZABETH HINCKLEY ROBERT DOUGLAS HOPKIN, IR. ALICE ELLIEN IANIK llpoofli ll'Hopl! Kid!!! ROBERT GLENN HINMAN MARGARETE HULING GLADYS THERESA IANIK If-Bob!! llllargell fl I! l50l Gladafy snmons LEGDA D. IANKOVVSKI "Sonny" HELEN IENCZEWSKI "Yankee" LAVERNE JOSEPH "Litile Joe" FLORENCE VIRGINIA IUDA KIFIOU WANDA MILDRED KA BATA "Bunny" MARGAIIET KAPSALLAH: "f1Iar1gie" JULIA M. KARAGICH IKJudy!! TliEO WALTER KARWASINSKI llTeddy!D IRENE VIGLET KELBERER fl-Il! IEAN LUCILLE KELLER "Bee Bee Eyef' l51l JEAN M. KENIFIC lfKennyI! LoIs ELAINE KENNEDY lfKen!1 CLARK L. KESTER "Junior" DIANA MAE KINCH HD!!! PETER KING "Comer" SENIORS NORMA E. KLIPFEL llsuzyii MARILYN CATHERINE KNIGHT "liars" ROBERT LEONARD KNIGHT fl-Buddsyll RUTH ANNA KNIGHT llKnL:ahtVP! HENRIETTA R. KOTLARZ "Sandy" MAIILON E. KOZLOWSKI If-Kaz!! CHARLES WILLIAM KRAFT "Bill" MARIAN LUCILLE KRAGH ".flIarz'an" NELSON I. KRANITZ frspeedri ANNA MARY KRAUSER lfdnne!! ANTHONY B. KUDELA ffT0nyil ALICE SYLVIA LABUDA "HarmonL'ca" IEANETTE RITA LACH "Jancia" . LAURENA ANN LACY fl-Rene!! ROBERT FRANCIS LADUCA IKDOCIJ I-321 1 SENIORS ROY P. LAMARCA n1riIlg8l'J'n LILLIAS LAUGHLIN"' "Lillie" KENNETH E. LAVIOLETTE . f1Kenll DORELL E. LEE "General" PHILIPPA C. LEE "Phil" VIRGINIA B. LEE "Ginny" ROBERT BARRON LENHART KIB0bli LETITIA CATHERINE LENNOX "Lellie" SHIRLEY IRENE LEVERING "Shirl" BERNICE LEVY, IlBcrny!l I55l MARILYN ELIZABETH LIDDLE "f1lL'ke" LEOCADIA ADELE LISTEK If-Lee!! ELSIE ELIZABETH LOFSTRAND "Ellie" PAUL EDWARD LONDON lfsharpii GEORGE A. LONGLEY llL0n-gf! XA. .. CLARA LUMIA ARCANGELA PALMA MAGADDINO "Smz'le.r" ' "Connie" ROBERT LYTLE RUSSELL B. MAIO "Bob" "Ru.f.r1'e" WM. WALLACE MACGRECOR Lo1s MALONEY MGI?-gi! flL0L'e!! AUDREY VIRGINIA MACINTOSH SHIRLEY GERTRUDE MANTE Hfltlllll-CU "Skill" CARMELLA FRANCES MACRI SHIRLEY MAE MARCHITELLI "Pz:qeoneZ" "Shirl" l54l ,, FRANCES P. MARCINKO "Fran" IEANNETTIE MARIE MARKEL fllgibrli ANNA MAE MARRA KIMKZIJI FRANCES S. MARRA "Fran" ELEANOR FRANCES MARSHALL lfEZly!! ANNE CA ROL MAssARO "f1la.r.ra" JANE M. MATUSZEWSKI "flint" ELIZABETH IEAN MAY lfBeifyU DOUGLAS R. MCCOLLUM llD0ug!J MARY MCDICKEN' "Tiny" BERNICE MCDONALD BERNICE BARBARA MIETLOWSKI "Bernie" "Bari" ANNE ELIZABETH M. MCDONOUGH ROBERT MIKLITSCHAG Hllac' ' "fI1ick" LORETTA MARY MCVEY DOLORES MAE MILLER llL0,'ieI i fKDeel, IEANETTE IOSEPHINE MENDENHALL ROBERT WARREN MILLER KfJa If ll-Bobbie!! .V FLORENCE CECELIA METSCHL PRISCILLA ELIZABETH MILLETT llpatll llPriJ!! i551 SENIORS MARGARET P. MILNE Hzllalyev HELEN ANN MIS "Lenny', IEAN MOFFATT "Jeannie" IOAN TERESA MOIR "JoanL'e" ANGELO A. MORINELLO l!11a,niI! RONALD IAMES Moss "Ronnie" ANNE WALLE MOYNIHAN Uflloyf' MARILYN LOUISE NEVILLE lfNeV!! BETTY L. NICKLAS flNiCky,f GRACE MARGARET NOLAN A "Shady" l561 ALICE LOUISE NOONAN llL0ll.yl, DOROTHY E. OLANDER ll-Dot!! MARY ANN OLIVER !'.f7IL'mi" MARY LOUISE ORNE "Weeds" I RENE PACELLA rrspeckxn SENIORS LOUIS F. PACELLA lIL0ull ELIZABETH ANN PALMATIER "Libby" ESTHER VIRGINIA PALMATIER KCEJIJ LOIS IEANNE PALMER flL0ie!I IRENE ROSE PALUCH III!! HELEN PANAYIOTOU "Hal" DOROTHY I. PAONESSA "Doi" DESPINA PAPPAS llpopli ROSEMARIE PARETTO "Chic" MELVIN B. PASSER "Mel" l57l HELEN PAWLAK "Flaf Top" CLARA IOYCE PEABODY "Kick" KENNETH W. PEARL "Chauncey" MARION JEAN PEARSON "Pear.re" GLORIA LORETTA PELLIGRINO "Brigid Eyef' SENIORS PHYLLIS A. PELTON "Pl1yl" BEATRICE IRENE PENNY lf.BeaJl I LUCY PEREz uCIl1Llflbl.l1J'U SHIRLEY RITA PERNETTAS UPBl'l7.IjU ANTOINETTE PERRI KlT0nlfII ROCCO I. PETRONE KIRDCALVLI IACK R. PHELPS lltiackil KALLEOPE PHILOSOPHOS "Kallie" FLORENCE ANN PIETRICONE "Tina" LAURA P. PILARSKI "Loreli" I53l STEPHEN D. PINKOSKI "Pinky" HOWARD JOSEPH POSENER IKPOJPI BETTY IEAN POTTER "Pof.fie" THELMA LOUISE PRICE "Thel" RICHARD WALTER PUTO KKDOCU SENIORS CECILIA M. PYKOSZ lfRed7l ELEANOR I. RACHWAL NE!!! LEE WILSON REESE "Blondie" EDWARD C. RHONEY lIEdi! BARBARA ANN RIzzO ffBab'-rl! FLEURETTE ROLANDE ROBILLARD IIIQIZOII GUSTAVE RAY ROESER KlRayl! CAROLINE M. ROGERS "Carrie" WILLIAM ROSENTHALQ IKRO'-reuyli ROSEMARY ANN Ross 'Vllimf' l59l PAULINE C. ROUNDS ICPOMVII LUCILLE MARIE Russo llLucy!! MARJORIE RUTHERFORD "Iyar-ge" TOM D. SALFI llTimJP WILLIAM F. SAMPLE flsaml! CONSTANCE SANFILIPPO "Connie" DIANA A. SARKISSIANS "Sa1'fci.r.f" GODFREY HAMILTON SAVAGE IISHVII ELEANOR MAY SCALZO "Scallzf' FREDERICK IAMES SCHERBER "Freddy" SENIORS ANTHONY BERNARDE SCHIAVI IITGHAVII SHIRLEY MARY SCHMIDT "Smilly" EUNICE MARSHALL SCOTT "Sadly" IEAN CAROLYN SEAMAN "Jeannie" ROBERT MARTIN SEARS KKBOAIP 1401 STANLEY T. SEKULA "C clo J" .V I0 JAMES M. SHAHIN lfJL',nm.yl! BETTY I. SHANKLAND "Edie" -EVELYN IANE SHANNON ll-Emm.-V!! IRIS M. SHANNON lllkew IEAN E. SHANNON CI ' ii Jeannie CARL JAMES SHEUSI "Shea," r CLARK PRICE SHIPSTON "f7Iu.rcle.r" IEAN R. SIRIANNI ' "Jeannie" IULIA K. SLAIMAN "Julie" Q SENIORS LDTTIE JEAN SLISKA ll-Rlllrtyll DORIS M. SMITH "Do1'i.r" EDWARD SMITHSG lljidll GERALD H. SMITH lille,-lzyfl PATRICIA ANNE SMITH Klpatl! l4ll - PAULINE A. SMITH "Undine" BETTY RUTH SNYDER "Beii.r" SHIRLEE G. SNYDER "Gerf' BEATRICE ANN STABLES lKBeall IEANNETTE STEFANIK llspeedvli DOROTHY E. STEFANSKI "S!evie" SARA STEPANIAN lfsiephyil MAXINE LOUISE STRONG "Jinx" MARIE ELIZABETH SULLIVAN llsullyil MARION T. SULLIVAN llsullyll IAMES C. SUMMERSON KIJl',nI! BETTY IANE SWIFT ll-Beftril MARILYN IANE SZCZERBACKI "Janie" VIRGINIA TABOR ' llGL'nn-y!! ARMINE TATOIAN "Lz'Iz'le .fllilziu l42l .............. ,H-- MARION FRANCES TAYLOR "f7larion" PATRICIA IEAN THOMPSON llT0mm'y!J FRANCES MARILYN TIDD "Tilli" ENDOR TOSETTO1' Kfifnd-yi! . SAM SALVATORE TRUSELLO flzommyll WANDA TRYBALA "1Vana'a" BETTY IEAN TYMCZAK "Squz'r1" PAULINE A. ULI "Paul" FRANK VACCARELLA, IR. "Scorcl1y" IEANNE M. VALENTINO IlJayIl CARMEN G. VALLE "I"1'z'lzie" RICHARD JOSEPH VARTANIAN IlDickU PETER IOHN VENDRILLO Klrfenll ROSE IDA VIOLANTE "V1'0lan,l" FELIX A. VISCUGLIA "Boola" l45l MURIEL RUTH VOELKER "f11u1"' MARY EVELYN VOLPE Mylar!! FRANCES BARBARA VOREL "Frankie" , MAUDE HELEN WACHOB "fUo.fe.r" PHYLLIS MAE WAGNER lfphylll SENIORS WHEN' DONNA VERA WALLACE rs Iyallyu MARIETTE HELEN WALLACE " Wallace" DOROTHY HELEN WALSH "Duffle" HELEN W. WANTER flHeLy!1 STELLA WAWRUCH "Shah" ANNEEELLE IUNE WEKAR "Slran-yer" IAMES F. WELCH ltFL.Cndl, IEANETTE M. WHITE "Shorfy" BARBARA I. WICKER IIB!! GERTRUDE MARIE WILKINS flTrudylI I4-41 HARRY B. WINTERS, IR. "Frank Sz'nall'a" MARY IEAN WOODWARD " W'ooaQy" ALBERTA WOSILUS ll-Pall! IOSEPH WOSILUS IlJ0eJI V BETTE I. WRIGHT? ff-Beftjyll FLORENCE IOAN WROBEL ll 1 ll Flo MARY H. YANDIAN lfYandyJ! ROSE YANDIAN If ' Il Rowe DOROTHY P. YOCCO lfD0tU IENNIE I. ZACHARA ll I! Jen WILLIAM ZOPHY llzopheli I45l ANNE ZAGMESTER "Annie" ARX ZANATION lfzannyil DOROTHY ANNE MARY ZANSKI "Doiiie" IRENE MARY ZANSKI lfTaff'-V!! B. SHIRLEY ZISKE "Shirr-y". lin Hllemnriam Buualh IE. Allen ADDITIONAL SENIORS 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 GEORGE NAZARIAN FRANCES PROFETA 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 I CARMEN BONGIOVANNI EDWIN EUGENE BRIERLEY RAYMOND COOPER EMERSON H. DOLAN RAYMOND A. DRAKE FRANCIS FOTI ANGELO A. IACCO WILLIAM C. ZOPHY l471 GORDON CLARK LAWIE ROBERT ARTHUR LYTLE RUSSELL PETER PITRONE BRUCE ALBERT ROBB ALEXANDER RUGGIERO IOHN GEORGE TRAVIS ROGER CHARLES VANBUSKIRK JANUARY GRADUATES 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 Q 2 I l48l ANUARY GRADUATES 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 I I49l Mrs. Webb. . The Rev. Richard Iarrow .... Emma Iarrow ........... . . Sally Iarrow . Ioanna Iarrow ........ . . . The Rev. Mr. Adrian Marsh. . ..... . . . Sound effects: Tickets : Makeup : Prompters : Publicity : Stage Crew: Director: SENIOR CLASS PIQAY "YI-IS AND NO" CAST NEYSA IEAN DIXON . .. ..... BRUCE HOAK . .BARBARA WICKER . . . . . .MARIETTE WALLACE .FRANCES HINCKLEY Bagshott. . . .... ANTHONY SCHIAVI . .KENNETH DILLON ORGANIZATION 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. LAURA PILARSKI. Manager, CLARK KESTERQ Assistants: ALBERT PINIZOTTI, IOHN PINIZOTTI, EUGENE PERRY, BENNIE MORACA. FRANK BAGGALLAY. I i I l50l 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, Treasurer. 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. PATRICIA SMITH. l51 l SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY Iune, 1966. 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 Chromble. 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. 1521 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, Claw Propheiemr. l55l SENIOR CLASS POEM GRADUATION - 'FORTY-FOUR We elbow at the gateway, Panting, expectant. The dark corridors, Musty with learning, Are tense with waiting. Soon shall those impeding doors Burst wide. Soon shall free air, blue sky, and dazzling sunshine Flood our souls. ' Soon shall we float out on cotton clouds, Ioy-soaked. 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 Smoke-screened heavens, 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. FRANCE I 54 I s HINCKLEY 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 and testament. 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 years. ' 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 tactics. 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 forty-four. A ' VIRGINIA TABOR, Claw Tefiairix. 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. l55l 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 school week. 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." Tush, tushl 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, Q NEYSA IEAN DIXON, Claw Siu fz'.rticz'a n.. I56l ORGANIZATIONS n J . 4 ff' '7 s ' xv, y, 11 Q I X 6 I 'Q' V, N 6 x X-' f"f - I , Wm A 1,4 6 1"v3. 72' ci - '.'-L' If f U., 1 if XVI.-.2 x W M xX .-' 4 fm 5 v "77f' 1 V ' 4m " N., A- .' . f .. W ,k 4 ' 99 - -f ,fx-. A 1' ' K .4 if f " .ff A xv ,jg I xW I Q. I N 4 A fl y 'f 1 - ' ' Q1' x f . V 5 iw 4,114 ml N'- 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 MEMBERS 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 PEARL. Q Accountant: IULIA CABELLO. E581 A cnnomcnn s'rArr Editor Emeritus. .. . .... LAURA PILARSKI Editor. ......... .... M ARGARETE MIDAS Associate Editor .... ................. S HIRLEY EDMONDS Sports Editors ...... . . .ANTHONY GRANA AND TONY SCHiAVI Circulating Manager. . . ................... DAVID WILLIAMS REPORTERS 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. CDNTRIBUTING Rnronrnns IOSEPH CAMPO, MARTIN KOTARBA, IEAN STROUGH, THOMAS THORNE. I TYPISTS ELAINE FARR, MARY FEIGENBAUM, DORIS FINLEY, IRENE KELBERER, RUTH KNIGHT, ROSEMARY Ross, HELEN WANTER, FLORENCE WROEEL. Adviser. . ....... .... B ERENEICE OLIVER Financial Adviser. . . . . .WILLIAM CROWIE l591 STUDENT COUNCIL 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 A h . . . 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. l50l LIBRARY DEAR OSCAR, 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. l61l ASSOCIATED MUSIC CLUBS Directors .... .... C LYDE EMERT AND WARREN SCOTCHMER DEAR OSCAR, 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 1621 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 presenc , and the A Capella group performed for our graduation exercises in January and Iune. 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. jg-------... ......, l65l DRAMATIC CLUB Director ..... ..,. F RANK BAGGALLAY DEAR OSCAR, At fall registration, all hopeful "Katey Cornellsu and "Maurice Ev " anses 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 period classes. 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 b lx d h ' ' ' 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' , ama IC 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 fantasy. 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 l d c ass presente two plays, "They're None of Them Perfect" and "Babbit's Hoy," in assembly. 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 manuscripts. 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. Dramatically yours, N. F. H. S. ,W .... --i-w--- l641 NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY DEAR OSCAR, 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. Scholastically yours, N. F. H. S. l.L .1- ,,............-.---W .......... Y., l65l FORENSIC SOCIETY DEAR OSCAR, A Mr Bedford has h d . coac e not only the Forensic Society, but also the Public S eakin ' Cl th. . . . . p g ass, 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. Glibly yours, 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, RICHARD ASWAD. l66l GIRL RESERVE CLUB BEDA CI-II DEAR IOSCAR, 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. ith traditional 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. Actively yours, N. F. H. S. ,.........i.......- D HY BORAK, IULIA ELMASIAN, ROSE VIOLANTE, DOROTIIY PAONESSA, IEAN BOWERMAN. ELEANOR KACHWAL, OROT DIANA KINCH, INEZ CANALI, FLORENCE CUSHING. MILDRED AIDUK, VIRGINIA BROWN, PRISCILLA MILLET, IULIA RIZZO, LORRAINE ALAIMO, ELAINE AQUINO MARIORIE HEWITT, IOYCE BROOKS. l67l 55 GIRL RESERVE CLUB TRI-Y R A S 2 f 35 gs: Iii" ,N ,. , N is XX 'Q 6 Y E Q R3 X Q:5'4?NYl3. 1 5 L wikxfxgfx ' .Q - wx. 1 W' Sufi?-k, ' ' IISQSEQ A QQ " A M KX Ng f xxx R 1 fl X E5 S XX X X N X X Rx . X b XXX M is X XRS X x X 5 S , XX ES H 'I , X XX N2 E 1, X MSE 4 113 3 R i 1 i 3 E QW 1 E ww . vi'-2 WHEN ,PEE "" 33 " ws F' "5 1 0,1 V 2. isstrmwh s- P E , R , gf. Y Wal?" 4,51 E! R ww.- ww: Ev 2' Y N v :.1::X'5 . yulkm -4' X 1 Qxxxx :X xx X 1 Q Q Q: 'E , ,egg ' z. - , -. SX, . R . . wg? , ' XX NW .. iz: XX iw 3 A XX xX xx X W . Xix K xx QM sz ., ,E , x N , 's mQ:,.1Q-1 mga: xx- SS: 5 2' iw 'I A 1 .. ,. 1 I1 !": wr-, 9? LW.- in 5 1 S 1 . ,. ,yy s- Ha: ,, t " Q55 H 351: 1 .ffl ' Qs 1 w ,Q ' 51 S 5 2591 A 68 GIRL RESERVE GAMMA mio CLUB E ,,,,,,,E E EE , .M ,...,...,,A..,,,RAA EA N E I 5 R 3 mx, : M Aww Rs l69l ,Ss Q S s is ALPHA DELTA HI-Y DEAR OSCAR, 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. Actively yours, 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 l70l DONALD FEELEY, JAMES DAVI ALPHA I-II-Y DEAR OSCAR, 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 year. Q Q 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 Actively yours, N. F. H. S. FRANCIS MURPHY, RICHARD RoUsH, DONALD Bo'r'roRF, MR. BEDFORD, IACK MCSPADDEN, jAMES D ROBERT RoUsH. I 71 1 S, KENNETH PEARL, EDWARD SHALES, WILLIAM GILLET, GODFREY SAVAGE BETA HI-Y I72l 1 TRI-Y 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. l75l .PROJECTION STAFF DEAR OSCAR, . When you attended a high school movie or any other movie did , you 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 h . mec anical equipment. In so doing, the group has learned the value of cooperation. 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 d f 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 Ri h d ' c ar Iwanyuk, Francis Murphy, Eugene Perry, Donald Warne, Donald Corbett, William Gillet, john Pinizotti, and Iane Larke. Technically yours, V N. F. H. S. l74l F IVITI Theta Lambda Chi Gamma Sigma ..... Sigma Psi... . . . Alpha Theta Kappa.. Zeta Sigma Epsilon Zeta Tau Iota . . . Gamma Delta Psi. . . . Theta Xi Upsilon. . . Beta Alpha Sigma .... PAN I-IELLENIC REPRESENTATIVE . ...... DONNA WALLACE, SARA MUNNOCH . . . .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 . . .... MARILYN NEVILLE, BEVERLY MCBRIDE . . . .HELEN WANTER, HELEN PANAYIOTOU l75l Tl-IETA LAMBDA Cl-II S Sa.5,i, Siam .., l77l J Q GAMMA SIGMA V i I ,, ,,...... , .... mr W ,,.1f.::.., ww.-we l73l SIGMA PSI Q 1 S 5 ' X l79l ALPHA TI-IETA KAPPA , ,W ' if ..f: 1 X 7, 5 1 ... LE ,.x..... 3. ' ......... ., ,..... """' """"' """' x RS " ' 111. .., w ALPHA THET KAPP 1, S 1 3 ' E , 3 X, 7 , ,, :,5. ,N 5 A J 33 ,gl ,V ,1-,Q l80l ZETA SIGMA EPSILON l31l 5 E ZETA TAU IOTA ! l32l GAMMA DELTA PSI N .Sl W 1. W W 1 x1.xsszwW..,.,,:wwwmwn.,,,,, ..,..,.. , ....,Q, , - N.. M ..,.. l35l 3 Tl-IETA XI UPSILON I84l BETA ALPHA SIGMA X iw? 2 if 5 Em QS? i851 PAN I-IELLENIC 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. l35l X Z eTiC X 5 ff? fx Z f 551-L ff-4 all pf yf f Qi .fa 2 -f-- F2 2, '-- 'tff ' 5 'Z-N l X WW' .-.2 ,.....--- "pf-i-,- -XJ-n-,,. 1.1: ,il FOOTBALL Coaches .... .... H AROLD CRIPE, FRANKLIN E. OTT Managers .... . . .IOE DEFRANCO, IOE MACORETTA Captain .... .......... C ARMEN BONGIOVANNI SQUAD MIKE AIDUK ANTHONY CASSANO IOSEPH CELENZA LOUIS CENTOFANTI EDWARD CHMIEL IOE CONDINO JOE COSTANZO DONALD DEFAZIO PN. F. H. S. 6 .... 0... 12... O... 25... 6.... WILLIAM FAVERO DON FEELEY FRANK GRANATAI EDWARD GROCHALA MIKE HATALAK ' PETER KING ALBERT MINICUCCI ANGELO MORINELLO THE SEASON KENNETH PEARL PAUL PESCRILLO Rocco PETRONE ANTHONY SCHIAVI PETER VENDRILLO IAMES WATERS IOE WILLIAMSON OPPONENTS . LaSalle 7 . Trott 51 . LaSalle 6 . Trotf 15 . LaSalle 0 . Trott 20 ISS! FOOTBALL REVIEW DEAR OscAR, 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. l39l A BASKETBALL Coach .... .... B RAINARD N. PARSONS Manager ............................. RICHARD BRANDEL Captains.. . .IAMES MAURO, TOE CONDINO, IOE RODRIQUEZ SQUAD SAM AUSTIN PETER KING TOE COSTANZO PAUL PESCRILLO PAUL COSTANZO FRANK RODRIQUEZ DONALD DEFAZIO THE SEASON 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 I90l BASKETBALL REVIEW DEAR OSCAR, 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 cage season. 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. l91l ......v.A.a .,.,,., . ,..,.,..,,,, , CHEERLEADERS DEAR OSCAR, T 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. Th. , . . IS year s cheerleading group was a very actlve one and we mi ht dd , g a , a 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. 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