Niagara Falls High School - Niagarian Yearbook (Niagara Falls, NY)
- Class of 1945
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DR. JAMES F. TAYLOR
To Dr. Iames F. Taylor, Superintendent of Schools, Niagara Falls, New York,
the educator who has developed our local system of education to its present
the administrator who has guided our schools through many adverse circumstances
and trying wartimesp
the scholar who is responsible for making our school days a cherished memoryg
the friend ol' many generations of students,
wc, the class of 1945, respectfully dedicate our senior book with the hope
that he may enjoy many happy years of well-deserved rest after his long and
most successful public service.
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"ALL the world's a stage and all the men and women merely
players," Shakespeare observed in the early seventeenth
century. Things have changed a little since then, and we, the class
of 1945, find that our world is a motion picture. 1"fa.r1'1back.r of 1945
is the movie of our high school days. It is the best movie we have
ever attended, perhaps because we starred in it, or perhaps because
its plot is happier than that of other movies which we shall make
later. It was made by an all-star cast of seniors, with hundreds of
supporting juniors and sophomores, and under the capable direction
of a principal, vice-principal, and faculty to whom we shall always
The setting of our picture, of course, is Niagara Falls High School,
erected before our time but decorated partly by our art staff and
supervised by our student council.
There are many sub-plots in our movie, but essentially it is the
story of a girl in a baggy sweater, a plaited skirt, bobby sox, and
bangle bracelets, and a boy with a brush cut, a tent-sized plaid shirt,
and cuffless trousers, who find happiness in a world of laughter,
music, sports, milk shakes, and even . . . a little learning.
The houselights dim and the curtain rises. VVe are transported
back to our high school days as we see with renewed joy and lasting
delight Fla.rhbacfQ.r of 1945.
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NIAGARA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL
Commanding an imposing position in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls,
stands a building which is the scene of our movie, Flarrhbacler of 1945. This
building has been the scene of tragedy, sorrow, and happiness, but for us its
cheerful hours have far outnumberechany other moments. Quiet at times,
and at times often bursting with noise of confusion, the halls of "Old Niagara"
are filled with the memories of its former students. For those of us still present
and for those of us who will graduate, Niagara Falls High School will remain
a treasured interlude in the symphony of life.
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WE love thee, deer old High
With your halls of leeeeihg ee-ehd.
Your eelehe Wen hold high,
To the front we'l,l proudly efehd.
Always, always staunch and true,
Always, ehveye proud of yeh!
hed your Qraises loud Wen eine.:
we to thee eee homage bring.
NINE 'rahs fee- Niagara Fallsl
Nine for the Recl and Grayl
To duty now she calls,
That success may with us stay.
So we pledge ourselves anew,
N. F. H. S., we'll be true,
And for you welll climb the height.
Niagara, you're all right.
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To THE CLASS or 1945-
Your graduation marks the completion
of the first important step in your educa-
tion. The good habits which you have
formed and the things which you have
learned to do will be of inestimable value
to you in the years ahead. Regardless
of where you may go or what you may do,
be alert for opportunities to continue your
education. May your achievements be
exceeded only by your desire to achieve.
To THE CLASS or 1945-
Graduation seems to you, no doubt,
to be the and of a long and wearisome
journey. In reality it is the com-
mencement of a longer and Still more
clifficult venture, one that will demand
greater effort and will offer corres-
pondingly richer rewards to those who
strive for achievement. While some
of you will seek further education in
the immediate future, and others will
spend some time in military Service,
Sooner or later all ofyou will take the
full responsibilities of Self-directed
citizenship. You will establish homes
and build careers, participate in
community improvement and assume
positions of influence and leadership.
AS the future ,Years unfold, may you
always hold true to the best ideals
you learned during these high school
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'I7'S hard to believe that we are Seniors at last. It seems but yesterday that
we were bewildered sophomores scrambling up the steps in the Fall of '42,
Somehow we managed to survive that first year and went on to our junior
year which found us greatly enlarged with addition of classmates from Gaskill
and South lunior. Kenneth Pearl was elected Vice-President of the Student
Council. The lunior plays, "Out of the Blue," "The Valiant" and "Idlings of
the Kings," with Carl Foss and lack Carleton, were superl '
Before we realized it, we were high and mighty seniors. Dick Clancy was
elected President ofthe Student Council. When he graduated in Ianuary, our
famed basketball star, Paul Costanzo, took over. We'll never forget the im-
pressive assembly the lanuary graduates presented. The president was Canter-
bury Coleman. His speech left most of us with few dry eyes. A big event was
the crowning of Bill WVilson and loey Vllells as King and Queen of Niagara at
the yearbook assembly. The Senior play "Clarence" was a huge success under
the capable direction of Frank Baggallay. Carl Foss and lean Wright' were
smooth in the leads.
In March we organized the Senior class. Hans Popp is advisor. The
otlicers are: President, Bill NVilsong Vice-President, Iulia Cabello, Secretary,
Bob Quarantillog Treasurer, Ronald Zito. Class day othcers are: Statistician,
Nlartha Iohnstoneg Testator, Lois Smithg Historian, Carole Kulickg Prophet,
Frieda Kramer, Poet, Isabell Garry. The class colors are sky bluefand gold- and
the class flower is the yellow rose. The motto is the inspiring: "Success is made,
As our Senior year draws to a close, all of us hold fond memories of our high
school days. No matter what the future holds for us, we can face the world
confident that the knowledge gained here will be an asset to us, wherever we are.
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HE sun poured its rays through the study hall window on to the white pages
of my algebra book. The imaginary numbers before me swam as my
heavy eyelids tluttered. But suddenly the rude bell woke me. I raised my head
from the book. The pages were now yellow-as if from age. The teacher
walked briskly toward me. It wasn't the same one, she looked like Vincenette
"I'm sorry but youlll have to get a pass from the office, ma'am" she said.
As I was walking down the corridor toward the office, I saw Glen Snyder.
I called to him. He stopped. "Look, lady, my name's Bill. My a'aa".r name is
Glen." A bit confused now, I stepped into the office, where I saw Rose
Sonsiadlo sitting behind the secretary's desk. I asked her jokingly, "Are you
She replied with a very formal "yes," and showed no sign of recognizing me.
From where I stood I could see a gray-haired Paul Costanzo sitting behind the
principal's desk. Dazedly I walked out of the office, only to bump into Beverly
McBride. I guessed she was a member of the faculty.
Sorrowful strains of a chorus flowed from the auditorium. There was Ethel
Olander shaking a stick at twenty potential singers.
In the gymnasium, I saw Eleanor Princevalle teaching a group of girls how to
acquire a drape shape. A .drummer, remarkably resembling Vincent Brierley,
was assisting her. He was beating out the one, two, three bend on his drum.
Assistant instructor, Rose Maglio, was just scolding him for not paying attention
to his instrument and paying too much attention to the girls.
Tiring of the intellectual atmosphere in the school, I walked out into the
fresh air. But everything looked different here, too. As I walked down the
street, I noticed that a new building had arisen where the Palace Laundry used
to stand. I soon discovered that this was the NIcKelvey-Bowen Hospital for
the feeble-minded. Upon entering the hospital I found Paul Greiner, as chief
surgeon-not as a patient. In the infirmary, technician Faye Rosenberg was
trying to relieve Ronald Zito of a few corpuscles. Among the angels of mercy
trodding the plastic floors were Loda Passer, Carol Green, Vincenette Ullo, and
Gula Ann Pendleton. Unfortunately the patients were nowhere in. sight.
Across from the hospital was the Brown and Brewer Brewery. The happy
owners, Pete and Bill, were sitting on a keg, partaking of their thirst-quenching
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product. Not far away was the Rohrer radio station. As I walked in, I saw
Betty at the controls and announcer lerry hlann giving out with a commercial.
It went something like this:
"Little boys who go to school,
You don't want to be a fool.
Eat Exler's Cornflakes and you'll be
Like that big, strong man, Less Finney."
Being very confused but very hungry, I entered the Moraca Spaghetti House,
whose blue plate special was one meatball.
Singing there as a spaghetti house duet was tenor, Gary Manuse, and baritone,
Louis Santelli. From there I went to the "Thrilling Theater" owned and operated
jointly by Bud Snyder and Iimmy VVarren. In front of the theater was spread
a huge picture of Carl Foss and underneath it in huge letters was CFIVIBL.
Reading on, I found that he was favorably compared to the late Van Iohnson.
The picture, in which he was starring, was entitled "The Sleepy-eyed Boy" and
co-starred lean Wright. The double feature, Hlailbird Iackief' featured the
great lack Carlton in the title role.
A few yards away a bright neon sign glowed, "The Putty Girls." I stepped
closer and found myself in front of a charm school. Peeking in, I saw, amidst
taffetas and Silks, models Betty Koncz, Pat Quinn, Ray Rotunda, and Eleanor
Feigensohn. Wa1x'ing paint brushes furiously about Cand incidentally spilling
paint all overj were artists Betty Casey and Gorden Badgley who were endeavor-
ing' to put the "Putty Girls" on canvas. Cameraman Eric Dahlstrom was
"shooting" a certain angle ofGloria Peck. As head instructor, Branka Popovich,
came walking toward me, I quickly turned and ran down the street.
I was more bewildered than ever now that I had seen all my classmates as
adults. Suddenly, as I passed the Abbot Antique Shoppe, I noticed a portrait,
strangely familiar. Upon walking back and examining it more closely, I dis-
covered that it was not a portrait. It was a mirror!
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ECAUSE 1 succeeded in exasperating my mathematic teachers, and ac-
complished the great feat of Htlunkingu geometry, and intermediate
algebra, 1 have been chosen as class Statistician. The facts and Hgures hereof,
comply with all O. P. A. regulations.
It was discovered, upon looking up the Senior list, that those stuclious, lovable
Seniors are 445 in number. The 296 girls have to fight over the remaining 149
boys. After long hours of hard work, and referring to several mathematic books,
the conclusion was drawn, that 592 feet have followed the 68,455,200 footsteps
of the masculine sex.
Their attendance record is a remarkable one. Out of the 165 school days,
5 Seniors managed to get to school every day, 100 missed a few days, and 542 got
here at most 2 days per week. On the days missed, 46 trips were made to Buffalo
and 150 movies were seen.
At the beginning of the school year, Mr. Strough purchased 400 books ot
yellow slips, and 500 books of tardy slips, with each book containing 100 permits.
Out of these 7,000 permits, only 100 had authentic teacher's signatures. Ten
Seniors are now serving a 10 year term at Sing Sing on forgery charges. Also
150 short day passes were given to graduates who said they wished to work.
One hundred and twenty of these energetic people enjoyed the park benches
across the street, and the 4 comfortable booths in Spinners.
Out of the 400 hours spent by students in Spinners, 250 were claimed by
Seniors. Out of the 6555 cokes tsomeone only had 5cj bought there, only
106y2 were bought by them. Of these 106yZ cokes, 58 were bought with borrowed
money which was never returned. As each Senior spent at least S10 for gradua-
tion expenses, those kind-hearted souls, who so cheerfully lent the money, might
as well give it up as lost, and keep their wallets out of sight.
Issued to the upper classmen, in the past year, were 600 school books. Each
night, 60 were carried home, while the remaining 540 stayed in lockers from
September to June. Those who did carry books home, knew that the only way
they could pass was by making a good impression on their teachers. This shows
that education ranks first and always in their minds.
Eating is a subject that even the thinnest enjoy discussing, especially when
eating means hot dogs. This tempting dish was served in the Cafeteria 6 times
last year, and 600 hot dogs were served each time. The boys consumed 5,000
hot dogs, while the teachers and members ofthe fairer sex fought over the remain-
ing 600. The teachers may have had more intelligence, but with the commando
tactics taught in gym, the girls didn't have to put up much of a fight.
Now after barely passing our subjects, and the fear of being caught "hooky-
ing," no longer haunting us, we leave our alma mater-many of us to fight for
victory, others of us, to stand by at home, awaiting its arrival.
Yours, 'till 1 look up more Hgures,
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Open wide the gates,
Through these portals we shall pass,
Into a world,
VVhere freedom is our greatest goal,
Some shall climb the ladder,
To success, glory, and fame.
Cthers will be waylaid,
To make this country free from enemies.
VVe will go from here, today,
With heads uplifted. A
Free from fear of what lies before us.
Eyes open to meet great obstacles.
VVC hope and endeavor to enlighten,
What seems to be a grim future.
Helping those to follow,
Uur one ambition, always accomplished.
So we say farewell,
To those who have guided us thus far.
From this day forward,
The light of victory shall be our guide.
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E-the Class of 1945 known indubitably as the most outstanding and
extraordinary class in the history of our Alma Mater,-hereby deem it
fitting and proper, with due respect to our successors, to declare and publish this,
-our Last Will and Testament.
To the Faculty-we leave our deepest and sincerest appreciation
for their assistance, under innumerable obstacles, rendered in
preparing us for more advanced fields of study.
To the Iuniors-we leave the responsibility of supervising the
school and the problem of living up to, or excelling the remarkable
reputation of our class.
To the Sophomores, those innocent individuals+we leave the
courage to survive two more years, and the ability to avoid school
on those super-de-luxe days.
To certain individuals we make these bequests:
Frank Accardo we leave Bill Iekielek's physique Qespecially
shouldersj and football ability.
To Dick Stevens we leave Doug Graham's ability to fascinate the
girls around school.
To Peter Knowles we leave Iack Barclay's trim figure.
To Barbara Barr we leave Rose Caputo's dancing and skating
To Bill Simpson we leave Ioe Moraca's unintentional UD but very
To some poor unfortunates we leave a study hall supervised by
To Bill Credicott we leave Glen Snyder's remarkable skill in
To Pat CDeanj Miller we leave Eric Cjust call him Proj Dahl-
strom's unique ability in bowling. May our Pro some day bowl
a 500 game.
To Patricia Morris we leave Betty Lymburner's beautiful hair.
And last, but not least, we leave to all the students our good
friend and companion, Mr. Strough.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Lois Smith, having been duly elected Testatrix for
the Class of 1945, do hereby subscribe my name and set my seal, this 51st day of
April in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-five.
Claw 1 'emla lrlx ' 45.
We the undersigned, do declare this last will and testament duly published
by said Lois Smith and hereby affix our names.
XVILLY LUMP, IOSOI5 BUZGETTI,
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8. Lining up. 9. Stenographer? IO. 255. ll. Bull and chain. 12. Pleasure? 15. Fountain of youth. 14. Iokes?
15. Hello Cookie. 16. Bill and Betty.
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I'IENllY I. BDRGESE
RONALD G. BRIGGS
AN'I'1IoNY PATRICK CASSANO
RICIlAIlD CIIARLES CLANCY
WILLIAM C. COLEMAN
JAMES L. CORDEI.L
LEONARD N. CUSTODIE
DONALD D. DEIFAZIO
E. PIAROLD GEREIN
GLENN RAY GOODWIN
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Secretary-Treasurer. . .
Faculty Advisor .....
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Class Colors ..........
. . . .CANTERBURY COLEMAN
. . . .ANTHONY CASSANO
. , . . .FRANCES SERIANNI
.. . . . . .IEROME Honwrrz
. . .MORTON ABRAMOWITZ
. . . . .FRANCES Si-:RIANNI
.. .. . . . .RONALD BRIGGS
. . . .Miss T1-DIYRA RASMUSSEN
NAVY 'BLUE AND GOLD
Motto-Semper Ferre .... ...... A LWAYS ADVANCING
N order to enter college or the Armed Forces, twenty-eight of our classmates
graduated in Ianuary instead of Iune. Through hard work Linder the ac-
celerated program, they managed to complete two years work in a year and a half.
Despite their heavy burden, this brave little group found time to put on two
of the year's most outstanding assemblies. The first was a student forum based
on the radio "Town Meeting of the Air" at which Canterbury Coleman repre-
sented the affirmative while Ierome Horwitz and Dick lVlcKelvey argued for the
negative on the question, "Peacetime Conscription of 18-year olds."
The second was the Class Day assembly shortly before their graduation.
After a short play written and directed by Ronald Briggs which depicted their
first day at high school, the history, will, prophecy, statistics, and testament of
the Ianuary Class were read. In conclusion, Canterbury Coleman presented
Mr. Strough and the school with a banner to commemorate the class. NO one
who attended the assembly will ever forget Canterbury's farewell speech, given
while the rest of the class softly hummed "Auld Lang Synef'
Graduation meant no relief from work for these boys and girls. By the time
graduation exercises were held lanuary 50, several of them had already left for
the Armed Forces or college.
NO matter where they may be when we graduate, we shall think with pride
and admiration of those who should be with us, but who gave us pleasure and
amusement to do their duty.
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CARL Foss DTARGARETE MxDAs BETTY ROHRER FRANK BOWEN
C0-lfdflor Co-Edilol' zl.r.r1f.rlanl Edllol' lgll.I'L.lItJJ'.l' Jfrznnyer
HARRIETT W. DoNovAN MARGARET P. Trcla
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VIEAID IIBUDIIY STFAXIFIF
Shirley Eclmoncls, Marilyn Fink, Betty lean Hill, Margaret Hoff, Patricia lack,
Nlartha Iohnstone, lean Maloney, Gula Ann Pendleton, Iean Wright.
Dorothy Abbot, Eric Dahlstrom, lane Hall, Ray Trowman.
BUSINESS AND SALES STAFF
Emma Fielcl, Anthony Leone, Marjorie Lunsford, lack McIntosh, Benny Moraca,
MllI'iCl O'Pollca, Rosalie Pace, Anthony Rendina, Rose Sansiacllo, plus the entire
Margziret Easton, Cvlaclys Gibbon, Frieda Kramer, Faye Rosenberg.
Richarcl Cain, Eric Dahlstrom, Eleanor Feigensohn, Marjorie House, Rachel
Dorothea Athoc, Elizabeth Blujus, Muriel Camano, Dorothy Cheatle, Lois
Donato, Yolancla Elia, Theresa Filipelli, Shirley Furry, Eleanor Gabriel, Ioy
Kostuk, Patricia Lambert, Betty Litcharcl, Mary Malinverni, Grace Mancini,
Patricia Metzler, Queenie Mcmoradian, Muriel O'POlka, Mary Pallone, Lorraine
Rosatone, Julia Ruggirello, Anne Shaghoian, Carmine Soprano, Betty Swain,
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Editor Emeritus ..... ....................... S HIRLEY EDMONDS
Co-Editors ..... ......... .... L L OYD B. PATTERSON, THOMAS THORNE
Administrative Assistant .... ........................ M ARCIA EOLOF
Sports Editor ........... ........... B OB GAGEN
Circulation Manager. . . ..... MICPIAEL NVROTNIAK
Ioseph Campo, Iack Carlton, Nicholas Carosella, Martha Iohnstone, Martin
Kotarba, Iane Kremers, Morris Passer, Sam Russo, Michael Silbergelcl, Edward
Taylor, Betts Van Liew, Darlene Woodarcl.
Dorothy Abbott, Lillian Barbao, Vincent Brierly, Beatrice Cole, Elizabeth
Falsetti, Mary Forgione, Marilyn Gaertner, Catherine Hess, Anthony Leone,
Mario Maselli, Norma Iean Martin, Bennie Moraca, Thomas Wojtaszelc.
Iulia Cabella, Angela Fernandez, Irene Kasprzak, Margaret Martus, Ieannette
Mokhiber, Stella Pilat, Normajean Roach, Florence Wise.
Advisor ...,.................,.............. ..... M Rs. BERENEICE OLIVER
Financial Advisor .... .... . MR. WILLIAM CROWIE
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President. ...... . . .PAUL COSTANZO
Vice-President. . . ....... DORA BERTOGLIO
Secretary ..... .... R OBERT QUARANTILLO
Treasurer ....... . . . .ADELINE BANAS
Faculty Advisor. . . . .WILLIAM F. IACK
HE board of executives of the N. F. H. S. Motion Picture Company is
better known as the student council. Although the manpower shortage
of recent years hit last year's student council drastically, we managed to pull
through 1944-1945 with just two council presidents. Paul Costanzo, the school's
basketball star, replaced Dick Clancy who was graduated in Ianuary.
Some of the numerous projects the council has undertaken include the sale
of tickets for "The Road to Zanzibar," the movie sponsored by the yearbook,
the collection of money for the A. W. V. S. QU. S. OJ, the sale of war bonds and
stamps, and the collection of soap for the Polish people.
Despite the coal shortage and many other war emergencies, the social com-
mittee is to be commended on its work, which included a dance after one of the
The good sportsmanship committee, formed during the basketball season
to promote the spirit of friendly competition among the schools participating in
the tournaments, has also done a remarkable job. Working hard and long, the
assembly committee provided that touch of entertainment necessary to
Complete a well-rounded, happy school year.
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ACH year, the Academy of Nlotion Picture Arts and Sciences presents an
award to the outstanding workers in the industry. Our Academy Award
winners are those who became members ofthe National Honor Society because of
outstanding scholarship, character, service, and leadership.
At the Hrst Academy Award dinner ofthe year, in our case a breakfast on
Halloween, twenty-six new members were inducted. Acting as toastmaster was
Dick lVlcKelvey, while Ioanne Wells, Frank Bowen, Margarete Midas, and Carl
Foss spoke on the four basic qualities.
Because of the interest in group discussion which became apparent in heated
pre-election arguments, some of the members formed a discussion group whose
weekly meetings were open to any one interested.
The chief innovation was the society's new function as corridor patrol.
Given jointly with the La Salle chapter, the banquet held Ianuary ll, was
considered the outstanding event of the year. There, strengthened by steaks
and French fries, the members were entertained by Earl W. Brydges, guest
speaker, and a truth or consequences program under the direction of Carl Foss,
Master of Ceremonies.
Officers for the first term were Bill YVilson, Presidentg Ioanne Wells, Vice-
President, and Carol Green, Secretary, while Frank Bowen, Dick lVlcKelvey, and
Iulia Cabello were elected to these offices for the second term.
The largest group ever to be admitted to the Honor Society at one time was
inducted at a surprise tapping ceremony in assembly on Nlarch 7th.
Among the spring projects were a splash party and the annual picnic which
concluded the year's activities.
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S each motion picture studio has its research division, Niagara has its library.
The cheery room, with pine-panellecl walls and endless rows of books, is
the ideal place to escape cross study hall teachers and delve into another world.
1 But behind the scenes, who checks the visitors in and out, stamps the books,
and collects the fines? lt is the library staff, a group of girls who have shown
their school spirit by giving up their study halls and putting in many hours a
week to work under Miss Hutson's supervision.
To become an assistant, a girl must have an 80 per cent average. After a
lew weeks of training, she is able to do any of the numerous jobs in and around
the library. The work is divided and rotated so that each girl receives experience
in checking books, magazines, and papers.
To these girls who serve so efficiently to keep the library running smoothly,
the school owes a debt of gratitude:
S. Wills, B. Stagg, I. Downey, M. Puccio, R. Vanderhoff, Miss D. Hutson,
R. Poulos, A. Cirrito, M. lenson, Sekula, F. Daddario, H. McClure, M. Cali,
I. Penman, M. Carusa, S. Davis, C. Stempien, Shepherd, P. Mazuronski,
B. Iensen, D. Ciadella, E. Asby, R. Shankland, M. Shahin, Rutherford,
G. Poplrey, G. Iohnson, B. Staknunas. M. L. Burke, S. Rieffanaugh,
V. Mclntyre, M. Spaulding.
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USICAL background for our real-life movie was provided by the Asso-
ciated Music Clubs. At a meeting in October they elected the following
officers for the year:
President ..,.... . . . .BETTY BURNS
Vice-President .... ..... H ARRY EASTER
Secretary ........ . . .ELIZABETH OSBORN
TREASURER .... ....... Y VONNE Fix
Under their capable direction, the Associated Music Clubs of Niagara Falls High
School have enjoyed a successful year.
The orchestra appeared in public five times. "F'inlandia" presented by the
orchestra at the autumn concert, December 5, was especially outstanding. The
orchestra lent dignity to the solemn occasion of graduation, both at Ianuary and
Iune. Its other public appearances were at the spring concert, May 10, and in an
assembly program at South Iunior High School.
The mixed chorus also appeared in the autumn and spring concerts. Especi-
ally well received was "Gianina Mia" from "The Firefly." Students at South
Iunior found "The Lobster Quadrilleu from "Alice in Wonderland" very enter-
taining when the chorus presented an assembly there May 5.
The A Cappella choir has had a full year. They sang at the autumn concert
and participated in the Christmas assembly. On March l, the choir was invited
to sing at the Lenten service at St. Paul's Methodist Church before an audience
of about 1,500 people. At the spring concert, they sang Franz Schuberfs
Cantata, "Miriam's Song of Triumph."
The band under Mr. Emert's direction appeared on the football field through
the year, contributing color to the enthusiasm voiced at the games. They also
participated in two assemblies here, one at South Iunior, and one at Trott, at
which the band piyed, The clarinet quartet played at South Iunior and in the
autumn concert of the Associated MLISTC Clubs. In assembly April 24, the
students and faculty enjoyed a medley of Victor Herbert favorites and the
processional from "Peter and the YVolf" by Prokoheff.
The annual spring picnic crowned the social events of the Associated Music
Clubs for the year.
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BACI Row: IOIIN DUNAJ, DAVID AI.oIAN, JAMES FORRESTIQR, MARli BEDFORD, WILLIAM BISHOP LLOYD
PATTFIISON, CARI.'I'ON Lrzlf.
IRONT Row: W1I.I.IAAI SIMPSON, lVlARTlN KOTARBA, IOSEPII MAXIM, IOSEPH CAMPO, HARRY EASTER PETLR
lxNoIvI I s FRANK GOLDIIIAN.
HE Forensic Society has completed another successful year under the able
instruction and supervision of Marla R. Bedford. It was formed a number
ol' years ago by a group of high school boys wishing to improve their public
speaking and everyday conversation.
Early in the school year the othcers were elected to serve until Ianuary:
HAR RY EASTER . . ................................... President
IOSEPI-I CAMPO .... .... V ice-President
CARLTON Lise ...... ....... S ecretary
FRANK GOLDMAN ................................... Treasurer
Soon afterwards arrangements were made to admit new members. Each
candidate must meet certain requirements before becoming a member. He
must be a male member of Niagara Falls High School and be able to present to
the Society a three to five minute speech on any subject he desires. He must
participate in a forum discussion with the other candidates on a subject chosen
by the members. After this, a vote is taken on the candidates and if he is ap-
proved by the members, then and only then can he be admitted to the Society.
Five new members were admitted by the vote of the Society.
The election held in Ianuary determined the oliicers for the remainder of the
IOSEPH CAMPO .... . . . ....... President
IJAVID ALOIAN ..... .... V ice-President
IOIIN DUNAJ ........... . . .... . . . . ....... Secretary
MAR'I'IN KOTARBA. ................................. Treasurer
The meetings which are held bi-monthly, Tuesday evenings include round
table discussions, panel discussions, talks by well known persons, extemporaneous
speeches, character analysis, and movies.
lncluded among the activities performed by the members of the Society were
two movies. One was a group of slides illustrating some of the historical places
and events of Niagara Falls, and the other was a technicolor movie shown by
Nlartin Kotarba giving a view of Grand Canyon and the surrounding territory
as well as a vivid illustration of a Spanish fiesta.
The year's activities were concluded with the annual picnic.
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Llaxencef' Booth Tarlcingtoifs comedy-stage success, was presented as the
senioi pl ay this year. The cast of characters included:
Nlrs. Nlartyn. .
Mr. Wheeler. .
Nlrs. WVhoeler. .
Bobby Nvheeler. . . .
Cora Wheeler. .
Violet Pinney. .
Hubert Stem ........ . . . . .
. . . . .Carole Kulick
. .lack Carleton
. . .lean Wright
. . . .Clara Mazanka
. . . . .Carl Foss
. . . . .Phyllis Haines
. . .ferry Mann
In this particular scene Miss Pinney, the governess, and Mr. and Mrs
Wheeler have been interrupted by a triumphal procession led by Dinwiddie and
Dellw the two domestic servants. Clarence, playing his saxophone is noislly
'lccompanied by his ardent admirer, Cora. Bobby quizically inspects Clarence s
new attire while Hubert Stem looks scornfully on the whole scene.
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HE Girl Reserves under the general supervision of Mrs. Iones are playing
a very important part in the activities of N. F. H. S. This year the combined
efforts ofthe Girl Reserve Clubs have fostered many activities. "The Angel's
Delight," a formal dance, was held for the cadets of Niagara University. During
Lent, the cooperation of the clubs brought some ofthe city's prominent speakers
to the Y. A number of girls from each club have signed up for service work in
the local hospitals. The girls have also aided the soldiers at Fort Niagara by
sending Christmas cookies and packages to them.
A mid-winter conference of Girl Reserves inspired representatives from each
The Tri-Y with Ann Long as president really went to town this year. A
scavenger hunt and a closed plaid shirt dance called "Shirtails for Two" high-
lighted the fun. "Bundles for Britain" appreciated the etlorts of the Tri-Y in
making slippers for the children abroad and aiding them in other ways.
In the Beda Chi, the girls enjoyed a hayride and a Valentine Dance. An
unusual bake sale was one of their activities for the year. Lorraine Alaimo is
GAMMA RI IO
The Gamma Rho Club with Rosemary Valentino as president went all out
on the "Gifts for Yanks Who Gave." A spring dance and hayride were among
P111 GAMMA BETA
The Phi Gamma Beta's with Florence Nlartin as their president are the
babies of the G. R. They were just formed in the past year and are over 30
strong. Their name means "find and give the best." Although they are new,
they have cooperated in all the general activities and have had several parties
of their own.
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HE Alpha chapter of the Niagara Falls Hi-Y organization has been operating
longer than any other local Hi-Y chapter.
A varied program throughout the year was designed to develop the mental,
moral, and physical aspects ofthe members of the group who rotated in planning
and conducting meetings. Nlovies were shown and several speakers discussed
worthwhile subjects of interest to the youth of today.
The cooperation between club officers, the faculty, and the other club members
has resulted in an interesting and inspiring year.
The Alpha Delts' year began with the open house and the beginning of
pledging. After a strenuous football season came the formal initiation. The
high-point of the winter came on February 1 with the election of officers.
Pledging was again resumed in February. Two of the more social activities of
the Alpha Delta Hi-Y were the Hi-Y dance and the Alpha Delta picnic con-
cluding the ninth year in the history of the Alpha Delta Hi-Y.
There are few people in N. F. H. S. who remember the day the Beta Hi-Y
was organized. This year, as well as previously, members of the club have been
proud to participate in school activities under the leadership of Anthony Rendina
and the advisor, Mr. Grauer. To the football squad the Beta Hi-Y lent Mike
Aiduk and Tony Cassano. Active in basketball this year were: Bob Quarantillo,
Tony Cassano, Anthony Mooraclian, and Nlilce Aiduk. The musically adept
members ofthe club participated in school choral groups, band, and orchestra.
A social feature of the year was a party ofthe Gamma Rho girls' club.
As each member graduates, his name is added to the Scroll of Honor to link
him always to his school club.
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Theta Lambda Chi.
Gamma Sigma .... .
Sigma Psi .....4...
Alpha Theta Kappa.
Zeta Sigma Epsilon .
Zeta Tau Iota ....
Gamma Delta Pai..
Theta Xi Upsilon. .
Beta Alpha Sigma..
. ..... MARJORIE DRISCOLL, PHYLLIS SWIFT.
. . . .EDWARD SHALES, IAMES STEPHENS.
. . . .FRANK BOWEN, WILLIAM GILLETT, HOXVARD DALEY
. . . . , .GEORGE LAMBROS, SAM RANGATORE.
. . . , . .AUDREY FOOTE, LAURA COWDRICK.
. . . .BETTY JEAN HILL, DARLENE SCI-IIEMAN.
. . . .LELAND EATON, WILLIAM MCDERMOTT.
. . . . . .YVONNE FIX, DARLENE WOODARD.
. . . . . .MARILYN SCOTT, SONIA BUCK.
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S a special feature, we are presenting a brief study ofthe activities of the
They had a busy time this year, beginning ambitiously early in the fall to
reorganize Pan Hellenic, a union of all the fraternities and sororities, by drawing
up a. constitution based on former rules and regulations. Room 152 became the
scene of many hot debates on Tuesday afternoons until it was decided to hold
regular weekly meetings, although it meant giving up a lively time at the soda
fountain after school. They also decided to invite as Pan Hellenic advisors the
faculty advisor of each separate sorority and fraternity.
The inter-fraternity football games resulted in the usual number of bruised
noses and twisted ankles. However, what's a broken leg among fraternitiesl
The sororities showed their fraternal spirit by whole-heartedly attending the
annual pot-luck supper. Considering themselves experienced at the art of
cooking, they bravely ate their own poison. After the supper each sorority
contributed some form of entertainment which was the finish ofa very enjoyable
In the fall we saw the usual number ot' pledges looking lost and harried at
first, but gaining a look of serene happiness when their time of pledgeship was
over. The new members quickly became loyal supporters of Pan Hellenic.
ln the spring Pan Hellenic again sponsored an assembly entertaining this
time with Ross Burley, a magician, who mystified even the most sophisticated
ln the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, but the
"Greeks" turn to thoughts of spring dances. There was an especially large
number of dances in the spring of this year-almost one every week in fact. The
"Greeks" put on some "smooth" dances despite wartime handicaps adding color
and excitement to our high school days. At the same time these dances cheered
the lives of those less fortunate, for profits were often given to charity or put into
Crowds ol' the "Greeks" congregated before and after school in the cafeteria
to sec their friends and worry about the day's tests and assignments. They
little realized that they were part of an organization which greatly benefits the
school and fraternal organizations.
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IDIEWIIIENV 'Ulf lfll-IIE SIEASUN
UR game with Tonawanda October 8, 1944 marked the first game with a
Frontier League Team in years. The stands were packed with an expect-
ant, cheering crowd of supporters and anxious for a win. Charging to their
positions from their first huddle with blood chilling yells, the Falls boys excited
the crowd, and with Ioe Condino, Bill Iekielek, and the rest of the team turned
in stellar work. Our smoothly-functioning team had Hyde Park Stadium
shaking with the cheers of the rooters accolading each touchdown. At the final
gun, a somewhat-surprised Tonawanda eleven found themselves decisively
beaten, 19 "O, by a superior Falls squad.
The next game at LaSalle before a large audience was a thrilling game from
the first to last minutes va see-saw battle in which the lead changed hands several
times, both teams fighting for the ball and a score. A beautiful pass play
from Condino to Costanzo put us in the lead only to have LaSalle tie the score
in the last minutes.
NVith Kenmore next on the list, we journeyed there with hopes of a win to
put us in the lead. A bruising game, there were no scores until near half time.
Unfortunately Bill -Iekielek and Frank Granata suffered injuries-Frank, a
broken ankle, which dampened our spirits. Despite the Herculean effort of the
Falls squad, the Kenmore team rolled up a 21-0 score against the weakened
WVith the loss ofa strong center lineman and a smart half-back the Falls team
traveled to Lackawanna with a determination to return to the win column.
ln a close battle played in a rain storm, the Lackawanna team trailed a good part
of the game only to force a 7e7 deadlock which was the score at the final gun.
Despite all the Falls squad could muster, a strong Lockport team defeated us
I3-0 in our next home game. An out-of-town game with North Tonawanda
saw the home team defeat us by the narrow margin of 7-6. Underrated before
game time, the Falls eleven played well despite the rain and to use a common
slang expression, "we was robbed." It was only on a lucky break that N.AT.
The final game of the year was played on a wet, snow-covered field Thanks-
giving day against our arch and ancient rival-Trott. A large crowd of partisan
rooters were on hand to witness a hard-fought, see-saw battle. The game ended
in a 0-0 tie. It was a moral victory for both sides and gave the season a successful
climax. A word of praise should be given here to the V. squad who played 4
games with the Trott and LaSalle teams and came out on top in three of them.
They worked hard and deserve credit.
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I. Bench Yvarmers. 2. Smashing Through. 5. Support. 4. Band on Parade. 5. Rah, Rah, Rah! 6. Around
right end. 7. Ir. Varsity Champs. 8. Morale Builders.
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Coach .... .... H AROLD CRII E
M8l1ZlgCl' ...... . . . . ....... DICK CAIN
MARILLO, CHRISTY A., JR.
AUMAN, FREDERICK P., JR
FERRITT, WALTER J.
TIIEAL, ROBERT M.
MARQUIS, FRANK ZASTROW, RICHARD
The past season represents the first time in our high School days that we have
participatecl in the Frontier Swimming League. Niagara Falls abandoned the
Sport in 1942 because of wartime conditions. The team was off to a fine start
when coal shortages caused by storm conditions Closed the pools. We hope the
team will enter Competition next year. '
N . F. H. S. OPPONENTS
15 .... .... K enmore 55
29. . . . .... Tonawanda 56
29 .... .... A mherst 57
40 .... .... N . Tonawanda 25
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Coach ...... ..... B RAINARD N PARSONS
Manager .... .... . . ....... ALBERT PINIZOTTI
Captain. .. .................... ..... F RANK RODRIGUEZ
SAM AUSTIN Q DONALD MENSINGER
IOSEPH COSTANZO HENRY MIE'FLOWS1iI
PAUL COSTANZO PAUL PESCRILLO
DONALD DEFAZTO DANIEL WALOS
N. F. H. S. OPPONENTS
59 ...,.... ................ K enmore 17
55. ...,. ...... N . Tonawanda 21
56. ..... ...... L aSa11e 18
45 ...... .,.... L ackawanna 24
57. ..... .... T onawanda 29
49 ...... .... L ockport 25
57. ..... .... T roitt 15
55 ...... ...... K enmore 19
27. ..... ...... N . Tonawanda 25
46 ...... .... L aSa11e 19
51 ...... .... L ackawanna 56
46 ...... ...... T onawanda 29
49. ..... ................ , ...... L ockport 51
54 ...... ......................... T rokt 26
PLAY-OFFS AT KENMORE
25 ...... ......................... T onawanda
41 . ..... .........,............. L ockport
IDIEWIIIEMV 'Ulf lflI'IIE SIEASDN
HE champs ol' the Frontier League started the season with a win against
Kenmore High. Not only did they defeat the Kenmore tive, but they went
on to emerge unbeaten at the end of the first round. Stellar play by Frank
Rodriguez and Hank Nlietlowski baffled the opponents in every game.
A smart tip-up play on the jump, from Austin to Rodriguez to Mietlowski,
almost always started the game with a score for Niagara. The fine pass work
of the others, Xvalos, both Costanzos, Pescrillo, Nlensinger, DeFazio, and Aiduk
set the stage time after time for scores. Our zone defense worked wonders and
we were scored upon the least by far of any team.
We went on to win ten straight and there was some talk of another undefeated
season. Our eleventh game was against Lackawanna, at the time the Hhottesti'
team in the league. This game was played on our own home court where the
spectators crowded close to the side lines. It was one of the most exciting
contests ot' the year for as one team scored so did the other. With amazing
accuracy and some lucky "breaks," Lackawanna emerged the victor of a most
bitterly fought game, 56-51. Our team never lost hope and in the last seconds,
quick shots by Captain Rodriguez were good to narrow the score as for a time it
appeared we might forge ahead to victory.
The gang bounced right hack to the winning column. Rodriguez, Mietlowski
and Deliazio played their last game of the season against Lockport in the second
round and the High rooters gave them both standing ovations. Frank and Hank
had been hulwarks of offense and defense as they were top scorers on the team.
Don displayed good form in his substitute role. The next morning these fighting
sons of Niagara were inducted into the service.
In the play-offs in Kenmore, the fellows had an OH' night against a "hot"
aggregation from Tonawanda, and Niagara won only, third berth. This review
would not be complete without a word of praise to the undefeated Iunior Varsity.
Prospects of a great team again next year are in order from the V's. The
I"la.vf1b11ck stall and its student supporters say, "Hats off to the fellows of the
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I. CIESIELSKI F. PECCIRELLO L. FERNANDEZ
M. Fmcco G. MAIZILLO R. A. MAGLIO C. SOBIENIAK
C. MOIIINELLO E. PRINCEVALLE V. ULLO
bevy of beautiful cheerleaders is the chorus line of our movie. Whether
we play a winning or losing game, they do not cease trying to spur the team
on to victory until the last gun. They are the one group of students who feel the
outcome of a game equally as much as the team.
The girls have worked hard all year under the supervision of their advisor,
Coach "Doc" Parsons. Having already organized as a club, they elected as
oHicers for this year:
Captain ....... . . .ELEANOR PRINCEVALLE
Co-Captain. . . ............ VINNIE ULLO
Secretary .............................. CARMELLA MORINELLO
They never failed to give an all-out effort to boost the morale of the school
and the team. One of the many new and highly successful cheers used was:
We're the kids from high school,
lVho the heck are you?
Sisl booml hah!
Niagara Falls High School
Rahl Rahl Rahl
NIEMVS 'Ulf Tfll-IIE IDAY
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1. The architects. 2. 1V1arlc. 5. Our advisor. 4. Our popular office gal. 5. Mx's. Ianilc. G. Natural? 7. Pals.
8. Shannon and Sears. 9. 'Nuff said. 10. Oops! 11. "M11rph." 12. Cronlcs. 15. Fnscinators. 14. 0117-boumls?
15. Aren't we cute? 16. Homeward bound. 17. Need we say more? 18. Three o'c1oc1c.
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HE school store staff' headed by Dora Bertoglio includes the following clerks:
Gladys lohnson, Nicholas Carosella, Betty Stagg, Colette Fitzmorris, Pat
Metzler, Isabel Stefanski, Edith NVood, Maree Dykstra and Theresa Felicetti.
These students have worked untiringly in their etiorts to provide a convenient
store for their fellow classmates. The profit from the school store sales is used
for different assemblies throughout the year.
YVar Bonds and stamps have been sold at the school store by Yolanne Forcucci,
Marian Serrianne and Rose Sonsiadlo. The approximate amount of bonds and
stamps sold this school year totaled S7,000.
The publicity staff of the yearbook presented the movie "Road to Zanzibaru
from 1:50 to 5:00 on February 28 in the auditorium. Starring in this movie
were Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby. An additional extra short
subject was also presented. A totl of 700 tickets were sold and the funds
received were used by the yearbook stall.
The yearbook assembly, one of the most outstanding ofthe year, was presented
by the publicity staff' of the yearbook under the capable direction of Marilyn
The Court of Niagara under the supreme rule of Queen Joanne YVells and
King Bill Wilson, created that novel touch. Their royal attendants were Dora
Bertoglio and Joe Fernandez representing the Iunior Class, and Barbara House
and Nicholas Carosella from the Sophomore Class.
Carl Stewart's band supplied plenty of "hep" music and the clever "singing
commercials" were rendered by Betty Burns, Pearl Gerber, and Angie Mehitcll.
The Iunior Iivers consisting of Eleanor Princevalle, Rose Maglio, Canterbury
Coleman, Iolm Pinizotti, Albert Pinizotti and Gary Manuse sang many popular
Carl Foss, Court Announcer, presented many acts performed by Pat
Metzler, Bob Hunt, Ioe Forrester, Iohn Barclay, Carole Kulick, Martlia Brown,
Eric Dahlstrom and Ierry Mann.
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1. Niagara Royalty. 2. Ir. livers. 5. Early Birds. 4. YVheaties. 5. Pan Hellenids Assembly. 6. Ianuary
Class Day. 7. "Pyg. 81 Gul."
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1. Yearbook Dance. 2. Bunny. 5. Iifzterbug XVinners. 4. Happy Fnursome. 5. Carol-'and'? 6. Chuperones
7. Oh my! 8. Cute. 9. Mill: bar? 10. YValf.z Champions.
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
The only ilzfng we have lo fear :lr fear iftrey
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HE year 1945 marks the end of a very pleasant period for the faculty of the
Niagara Falls High School. For sixteen years, Mr. Strough has held the
direction of our school. Some of us have been associated with him during all
that time, and others, for a shorter span. But, whether the term has been long
or short, it has been a happy relationship whose termination would make us sad
were it not for the realization that this change means a greater opportunity for
There will he left with us many agreeable recollections. Chief among these
will be the memory of deep-seated kindness. We have heen impressed by the
fact that that quality has prevailed in all the situations where good-will and tact
are so essential. There has never heen the easy petulance which aggravates
difficult moments, hut rather an understanding which prompts the right word
and gesture. This good-humor and this self-control are not characteristics
easily maintained. They, indeed, give the measure of the man.
Mr. Strough has furnished us with intelligent and successful leadership.
We shall recall with pleasure the ideals which he has set hefore us and the problems
which we have attempted to solve with him in the light of these ideals. YVe
shall think often ofthe skill with which he has presided over faculty meetings,
assemblies, and other gatherings. He has shown gracious levity when lightness
was required, and dignified seriousness in its place. His words have heen marked
hy an admirable balance of warmth and nice restraint.
So it is rightly with regret that we see Mr. Strough leave us. But he does so
with the assurance that our kindest thoughts accompany him to his new post.
We feel that the community which receives him will soon develop that affection
and esteem which we have for him. Our last hand-clasps will convey to him
our ardent wish for his prosperity and success. '
1VlONG the graduates of 19-15 is the man who has guided and watched over
us alleour principal, Nlr. Strough. He leaves Niagara Falls High School
to take over his new duties as Superintendent of Schools in Rome, New York.
XVitl1 him go our lmest wishes for further and even greater success, and our
deep, lasting gratitude for all he has done for us.
It is dillicult to imagine our Alma Matex' without Mr. Strough. But, as he
himself said, he will return occasionally, just like an alumnus. In his new
position, he told us, he will not be so close to the students as he was to us, so that
we would remain his "first love." That is gratifying to know, and our answer
is that he, too, will remain ours.
YVe the Class of 1945, are proud to have Mr. Strough as fellow-graduate.
The rest ofthe school joins us in good wishes, but if we could utter only one word,
we would say, humbly and simply, "Thanks"
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