Niagara Falls High School - Niagarian Yearbook (Niagara Falls, NY)
- Class of 1949
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bad, righteousness versus sin, and peace versus war has been
carried to new and greater extremes. Man has been given the atom for a birthday
present, and like a baby presented with a tiny teething ring, he doesn't know whether
to use it to stop the pain caused by his new molars or to swallow it and choke himself
out of existence. One is iust as easy as the other .... Yet, looking at the problem from
the vantage point of youth, it all seems so simple. Of course, our atomic "teething ring"
should be used to alleviate the suffering, the disease, the famine, the poverty, the "molars"
of modern civilization. Of course, our unlimited power and knowledge should be used
for the good of everybody. It's the human ideal! It's the open door to prosperity! Just
walk through! . . . But many adults see the world through a mirror. "impractical hog-wash,"
they say. "Ridiculous dreaming! Make bombs and blow the devil out of any guy who
makes a false move!" . . . And so, the confusion grows .... What's this got to do with us,
Seniors of 1949? We ask. Plenty. Our actions will decide the life or death of this planet,
our children, and even ourselves, perhaps. We're the baby with the teething ring! We
make the choice .... That's what our '49 Niagarian portrays: the future world of atomic
power and peace .... The atom is a looking-glass in which man sees himself. Will
he see a rational human being or the last ofthe earth's great soulless animals?
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IN APPRECIATION for his long and distinguished service to the youth
and community of Niagara Falls, we dedicate the 1949 NIAGARIAN
to CLARK J. PEET principal.
you into retirement our heartfelt ' .Q
of young people. MDY YQ '
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D. Mahoney, Miss Nea Brown. Secretary: Stephen G. McMullen. Standing: .lamu H. Erwin, Deputy Superintendent and Director of
Secondary Educatiang William J. Small, Superintendent of Schoolsg Frank J. lang, Business Manager. Net In llelurlz A M Arnay
Mrs. Edith M. Krakuxlri.
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The Board of Education is the over-seeing body of
the public school system in Niagara Falls. lt is their
duty to deflne policies and to supervise the execution
of them. Directly responsible to them are the super-
intendent, the deputy superintendent, and the clerk
who acts in the capacity of business manager. The
members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor
of the City of Niagara Falls. They serve for a tive-
year term without remuneration.
Dr. Charles M. Brent is president: Mr. William l..
Salacuse, vice-presidentg and Mr. Frank J. Lang, clerk.
The other members are: Mr. A. M. Arney, Mrs. Mary L.
Bialecki, Mr. Wesley L. Kester, Mrs. Edith M. Krakoski,
Mr. Edward D. Mahoney, Mr. Stephen G. McMullen,
and Mr. Arthur M. Silberberg.
DR. CHARLES M. BRENT
WILLIAM J. SMALL
At no time has the future for American youth
seemed so bright. We have been able to raise our
standards of living for beyond those of any other
country. Through recognition of individual rights we
have learned to live and work together to a de-
gree ot co-operative effort never before attained.
We must not only cherish these privileges but we
must also make every effort to preserve them. We
must strive for greater understanding of the com-
plex problems that lie ahead. We cannot hope to
enjoy the privileges of American citizenship with-
out actively and earnestly assuming its obligations.
I have faith that you will do as well or even
better than your predecessors.
WILLIAM J. SMALL
JAMES H. ERWIN
First ot all, may l congratulate the Class of 1949
upon completion of their secondary school work. l
hope that most of you will realize that, while a big
part of your education has been completed, there
is still much to learn and solve. You are entering
the period of world atfairs where the problems
are not only national but they must take in the
whole world. That intensifies our responsibilities of
learning what all the people in all the world must
have to keep the world in a peaceful and success-
JAMES H. ERWIN
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T0 MEMBERS OF THE NIAGARIAN
STAFF AND THE SENIOR CLASS
ln CI recent issue of o current magazine there was
an article about the rapid rise of a young scientist.
During the war he was drafted to help develop
the atomic bomb. He witnessed the explosion of
the first one. He declared this terrible example of
destruction and power had left him a "legacy of
concern." His concern should follow only one path,
...that of helping to harness this great force for
the good of all mankind. That same problem will
face the young people of our high schools who will
be graduated in the next few years. The challenge
May the members of this class feel a great con-
cern in helping to make constructive plans for the
use of this force.
Our best wishes ga with you.
CLARK J. FEET
T0 THE NIAGARIAN STAFF AND THE
CLASS OF 1949
The theme for your yearbook indicates that you
are aware of the responsibilities of living in an
Atomic Age. One of your most important responsi-
bilities in this new age will be that of helping to
maintain a peaceful world, for without a peaceful
world not much else will matter.
Sooner than you expect, you will have the task
of solving the great problems confronting your
country and the world. We hope that the training
which you have received, and the character which
you have developed during your high school days
will help yau to meet the challenge of the future.
As you leave your Alma Mater our best wishes
go with you. '
WILLIAM F. JACK
WILLIAM F. JACK
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Mathematic: lusinux Mechanical Drawing Sgigngg
JAMES J. IONGIOINO PEARL E. BRITTON
English and Spcnllh Hoallh
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VIRGINIA DONONUE HARIIET W. DONOVAN JAMES V, FABIAMO MAILAN I, IIEEMAN
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Social Slvdiea Social Studiu Physical Education
ALFRED W. BENSON ETMEL L. BLDOMINGDALE JAMES N. BLBARDMAN
OLIVE CIIATTEITON IOBEII' L. COOLEY WILLIAM N. CROWIE
JACOB N. GDLUSYEIN ANNE SERTICK HEROES
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MURRAY P. MQKAIG M. ELIZABETH MITCHELL JOSEPH E. MORAN CAYNERINE MORRISSEY LOUISE B. MOSNEI
Ar! English Business Mufhemcdicx Home Economics
IERENEICE M, OLIVE! JOSEPH 0. OIT BRAINARD N. PARSONS
English Science Physirul Education
FLORENCE M. SKINNEI EDWARD V. SYAFFORD
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GERTRUDE M. TRESSELT
THYRA M. RASMUSSEN DAVID W. REESER
Social Slvdiu Huallh
MARGARET P. TICE IENJAMIN N. TIMM
MARY E. WERNER
AMEIJA E. WNW!
JEANNETTE WYIJE IUYN A- VUUNQ
Soelal Studies Muthemuilu und latin
HARRY W. SCNRADEI WARREN A. SCOTCHMER EDMOND J. SKIMIN RUTH A. COOK ELVERTA I MILLER
Guidance Music Social Sfudiex
French Germ an
additional Teachers o
CLYDE B. EMERT
MABLE E, ESHELMAN
MAY A. GENTRY
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MIRIAM A. HEARY
MICHAEL C. O'LAU6NllN
JEANETTE E. SULKY
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AGNES C. O'BRIEN DORAINE SANZIO
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DAVID W. REESER
Standing: J. DoSanlix, P. Donofro, R. Solurl. Seated: Mr. loner, T. Roberts.
Class Molto: "The future is u world limited by ourselves"
Class Flower: Red Rose
Class Colors: Garnet and Silver
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LEILA ABBEY . -5'
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CARL ABLETT L
"Small in size but great in deeds." '
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JOHN ROBERT ADAMS
"Tull and thin with Iotx of vim."
"A tender heart, a will inflexible."
JOSEPH CHARLES AGNELLO
"Quiet und wall liked."
FLORENCE C. ALAIMO
"om -yn unique."
"Her ways are ways of pleuxuntness.
JAMES T. ALLEN
"Silence is more eloquent than words."
ALBERT JOHN ALLENDER
"You can't keep c good man down."
CARMELINE ANNE ALONGI
"Good things come in small packages."
FRANCES J. ALONSO
"True source of charm und sweet smiles."
ELIZABETH JANE ALTENHEIN
"Affection warm, fnlth slncsref'
GERARD ALVAREZ, JR.
"Whore youth was full of foolixh noise,"
CARL JOSEPH AMATO
"A will to work, u hund to wurk with."
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"A friend to all."
GERALDINE JANE AMENDT
"Pleasant company shortens the way.'
BRUCE K. ANDREW
"rule pl.-.ya me ming."
WILLIAM J. ANDREWS
"Able, bashful, and contented!
VIRGINIA ALICE ANTON
"I have entertained you."
rMskEsA Jem Arrolonsv
"She ls what .hs appears."
LOUIS PAUL ARACNE
"The frlendly man has no enemie1.'
"To dodge herd work lx genius."
JEAN CAROL ASHBY
"She bears o charmed life."
MARY s. Amman
"An my :mum uf. Wm."
JANET RUTH ATKISON
"Music hath charm."
ARTHUR A. AVDOIAN
"When taller sloriex are tald, he will tell
EMILY ANNE BACCELLI
"She is as beautiful as sweet."
ANNABELLE MARIE BAIO
"We love her for herself alone."
Jossvu L. uno
"Speed ix not an his vocabulary."
"Speech is great, silence is qreclen'
rnsosrucx cusronn BAKER
"Ambieion, dmfmsnuiaon, and co-operation,"
NANCVANNE M. BAIRD
"Her .mais makes Us happy:
GERALDINE L. BALDACCNINO
"What is so rare as u fhoughlful person!
"Learned fo think Ior herseII.'
:omni Les nuns:
"wh, Io mauve, param Io pevformf
WILLIAM JAMES BARCLAY
"Good humor is one of the best'
THOMAS A. BARR
"A guy young blode.'
LAWRENCE J. BASTA
"Here comes n man of comfort!
"A little nonsense now and Ihen.'
SALBIE MARILYN BEDROSIAN
"Does her work quietly and xuccaxsfullyl
"Pleasant ways make her welcome any
WILLARD N. BELDEN, JR.
"A will Io work.
F. NEIL BELLEMORE
"His neun is as gms as rm world.
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ELAINE ANN asnssnv
"simpncny and finwny.
BEAYRICE A. BEUTEL
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NORMA Ross BEVACQUA
"Her friendship is u icy,
wnuAM ANYHONY s:vAco.uA
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MARGARET aosmmzv smsuccn
"Her lips an-fn. and ,muy dengm.
DELORE5 lDUISE BIENIEK
"Smile with an intent for mischief.
Joan E. amnucw
"sum und speed mu. bmmuqnu hix gum..
NORMA sums anoom
"ro.mw of Q perfed Smal.,
DAVID J. BOHLMANN
"Timo hath a taming hand.
"Quiet yn mm
GORDON JOSEPH BOLTON
"rn drown my Imax.
"She holdx a csrbain charm for all
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"A cheery smile clwuyx gruels ul
EDNA LUCILLE BOWERS
"cum, :hm for N. F. H. s.
Rosen 'msonons BRAIN
"A personality pau, mam.
GLORIA ANNE BRANDON
"Energetic, emcienb, and u good sport.
Musa c. BRENNAN
"Mun of good ana..
"From cure I'm free.
"She lives at peace wilh all mankind.
JANET LOUISE BRYANT
"A :hwy gran, Q quick hens.
MARGARET HEI.EN BUCKLEY
"Cheerful charm everyone admires.
PETER DEMIR BUDAKIAN
"The wise and uclive conquer diiiiculiy.
JANE muon aumzow
"A scholarly sludenf is xv...
JESSE KEITH BUELL
"Worm makes Ihe man.
A. GERRIE BURGES5
"HQ is Q gum observer.
"True knowiedge is modes! and wary.
"Easy mm., .qs-, go.
BEVERLY MARY BURNS
"Modem is bemnyx me companion.
JOHN BRADFORD BURROUGHS
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"Quia: and unummang
ANGELO JOHN BUTERA
"Navel idle a momenl
"Quiet people are welcomsd everywhere.
Rouen E. auzzelu
"Learning ix lhe aye of me mana
ROSE MARIE CACCIATOIIE
"Her smile buys frisndship
LUCIA ANN CAFFO
"A mu. in her eyes.
FRANCIS E. CAMANN
"He wears his wisdom so well.
"Grace is in all her slaps.
Jann Ammo cAnsu.A '
"Work well done mukss plsusure more fun,
CHARLES EUGENE CARR
"Able and conlanied ls he.
"Troubles never bother me.
NOREEN NANCY CASE
"The world delighlx ln xunny people.
LUCILLE Il. CASSANO
"A many hun is mamma in nu fue.
"Shari and sweel.
"Her friendly mnnnur will brlng fame.
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"Jolly and willy, u :ure cure For blues."
BRADLEY JAMES CHERENZIA
"An geniuses are rmpef.m,."
BETTY ELOISE CHEW
"She says linle, bin lo the purpma.
FLORENCE ANNETTE CHIARENZA
"PersonuIily never lacking."
ELIZABETH FLORENCE CHICHESTER
"Always willing lo do her share
SALLY LOU CHILDS
"run of xpirir, full of fun."
HATTIE JEAN CHRISMAN
"A womcn's place is in lhe home."
DOLORES JUAN CIAMBRONE
"Her dimples odd lo her charm."
FRANCES MARIE CICCO
"To cull her your friend is u pleasure,"
MARY ANN CIRADLO
"A serene and happy face."
BETYY ANN CLA RK
"Full of pep, full of fun."
RICHARD J. CLARK
"Every mon lo his own buslnessf'
CATHARINE G. CLAY
"Th, ganna mins by germ, deed! is known."
JANICE ELIZABETH CL AYTON
"A mind full of work, spirit full of fun."
"A woman with c sense of humor,"
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LTER KENNETH COCHRANE
"The perfect gentleman ix he.
SH AN COHEN
"Wisdom is for better than gemx.'
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"He rules his own mind.
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411 ii ' BARBARA ELIIABETH coksviu
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"Her lhoughh are expressed in her eyes.
x "Rates high with humor and fun.
"To live long, it is nezeunry to lwe slowly
MYRTLE M. CRA MPTON
"She Is an good as she ns was
ALICE JEAN CRIPE
LONA GLEN CROCHERDN
IITA MAE CIIOSSETT
"Her :future is lmle her heart us gun!
MARY SCOTT CUNNINGHAM
"Har voxcn charms and entertains
ROBERT A. CURRY
"He .X U aw: m .myvhmg
WILLIAM J. CUSHING
"God give: spaaclx lo all but mum: to few
"Her life is fortified by many of..-m,h.p,
oonnA Mun: curum
"mum .S har fuca vm. :mules
"Thou crownaxt the yenr with thy goodneu
Mun' ANN rA1'luclA WANNA
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BENEDICT MICHAEL ITAPPOLO
"He lives conhnv und unvues nona
JOHN A. D'APPOL0
"nm, mm .ma .vuywnm
ALAN W. DARBY
"Knowledge once gunned Imgors
WILLIAM DARRALL, II
"Fun and irohc are hu dems:
NICHOLAS JOHN DAVIDOVIC
"His words are bonds, has oaths oroclu
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"say und .nm-me at an ...W
"wnuv.w Is worm aging .I Wm. aw., Mu
CARL MICHAEL DUFRANCO
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EMMA LUIS DQLUKE
JOSEPH F. DQMARCO
ANTHONY FRANK DQMIGLIO
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"A fqulm fellow we Ioh of hm
"Good deeds remain when all else perish-
JOSEPH PHILIP DQSANTIS
"Jce's keen sense of humor hes made him
"Her nealness hath charm."
ROBERT JOSEPH DICAMILLO
"Obedience is the mother of success."
HAROLD WILLIAM DICK
"A smile for every boy and Iwo for every
LDRRAINE RUTH DICKINSON
"Everything yields to diligence."
IDA ANN DiFl.0l'll0
"Greal lhwghos came from the heart"
ANNA E. DIGIOVINE
"Service wilh a smile."
"He's u fellow wilhoul pretense."
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"He is wise lhul is henesl. L Qin:
ROBERT JAMES DOLAN
Sportsman and gsnllamun, leader and
DORIS ANN DOLTON
"mr Munson is proving mmm."
PAUL ANTHONY DONOFRO
"A mighty meer, his pw,-women."
"Kindness begets kindness,"
DIANE E. DOWE
"Upon her lace lhsre is always laughter,"
JESSIE ANN DUCKETT
"sim rm Q pl.m..i Wy."
TOM A. DUDDV
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"When xhould u man do but bs merry."
"A huunau laugh :annul be found."
MARY ELIZABETH DUSHER
"Variety is lhe spice of life."
MARY JANE EADES
"Her hear! belongs Oo only one."
"Great man me mi always wan."
DELORES ELLEN EDWARDS
"A wen glggle adds to har allure."
PAUL H. EGGERS
"A man sf suzh Q genial mme."
XDZJNALD NORMAN EICK
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"Little deeds at kindness, little deeds of love."
JAMES V. ELLIS, JR.
"Lots of pep and go."
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"He most lives who thinks most."
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"rw thing: are impossible to annum. and
CHARLES H. ELSTRODT
"He that lives well has learned enough."
ALMA MARION CATHERINE ESENWEIN
nlmmaculatuness lx indeed next to qodlinessf'
ARTHUR D. EVANS
"His humor is his chief virtue."
DOLORES IRENE EVANS
"She that is fair and never proud."
ELIZABETH JOYCE EVEREST
"Sing away sorrow. Cust away care."
"Neat and attractive."
"We meet her like a pleasant thought!
DOMONIC F. FALSETTI
"He works and seldom fails to gain his and."
Lucius uuuuou FARELLA
--nie eyes have aa:
ROBERT B. FARUGIA
"Be good to me,"
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ANNE PAJRICIA FEE
"'Tis good to be merry and wise."
WILLIAM C. FEARN
"A ward not spoken causes no mischief."
JOAN ANNE rswmevzk
"A gmiw readiness and vigor,"
WILLIAM J. FERMOILE
"Each mind has its own method."
AURELIUS A. FERNANDEI, JR.
"A smart man lmaws everything. a shrewd
"Bright is her face with smiles."
MARIE JOAN FERRO
"She's likeable as well as lockable."
"Her friends are gained by her Winsome
Pnmcm ANN Humour
"Though ma nw, si-.3 frIendIy."
JOSEPH ANTHONY FILIPPELLI
"Wine, women, and song.'
"A friend wha is good and lrue.'
JEAN CATHERINE FINK
"Her paths are paths to peacpf
DORIS MAY FISHER
"Her smile is a precious thing."
DONALD NEIL FITZGERALD
"Silence never betrays you."
PATRICIA ANN FITZSIMMONS
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swsunoun P. ronn
"she as es gms as she appears."
"Who knows what lurk: behind that calm
"H, puns Q weight game ull ns. way weigh."
"A youth who possesses ability coward span."
EDITH I.. FRANK
"Makes tanning to her is plenum."
BLAIR JOHN FRASER
"Humor is one ot the best articles one con
CHARLES H. FREBERG, JR.
DOROTHY l0UISE FREBERG
"Sweet are the slumbers of o virtuous wo-
DAVID NICHOLAS FRISONI
"I om merry when I hear sweet music."
LORENA GERTRUDE FUERCH
"To have n friend is to be u friend."
LEONA CATNARINE FURMAN
"Never idle u moment and always thoughtful
ELI VINCENT GAIANI
"A good mind possesses a kingdom."
s does not consist in greatness."
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"Slowly, silenlly, end eificienlly
"re nna her your lflene ii e pleenne
AGNES MARIE cmlvev
"Her red locks relied her sparkle.
KATHALEEN RITA GARVEY
"Strictly an Irish maiden."
MARGAREY CAYHERINE GASBARRE
"A smile, e word for evefyenef'
MYRTICE LOUISE GATLIN
"ConIenImenI is the peeil of green price.
JOYCE LOUISE GAUL
"Her niil.-1 niennef el-enne you."
WALLACE J, GAWOSKI
"A fellow wnein you eenw help bul lil-e,"
"ce..reqe conquers all lliineef'
"Gels-.in nel' ii her shining glory."
PAULINE ZEVART GMDUGASIAN
"Humor of Ihe ben."
ROSE ANN GIANNINI
"Silence is the herald oi
"sim in every graceful deed."
MARY CATHERINE cuss
"singer ene spice ena eveiylliine nine,"
"He will climb the ladder nf nieeeeif'
ROBERY EVERETY GODLEWSKI
"He is the foundation af honor."
STANLEY W. GOLDA
"Nor only maidens have fair hair."
OLGA T. GONZALEZ
"Endurance is 'Ile crowning quality."
JOANN E. GOODWIN
"Oh well for her whoxe will is strong."
"No one Ilnows whal Ile can do unleu he
MARGARET R. GOURLAV
"A fair face ls always a recommendation."
ELIZABETH ANN GRAFUIS
"A female Don Jann."
HAZEL A. GRAHAM
"FreIic is her by-word, ye! she is sincere."
JOHN 1. GRANA, Jn.
"nie one, Vhs only, Cilixen Mn."
THERESA J. GHANA
"There ix peace wllllln her ew."
E. LORRAINE GRAY
"Dimples deep upon her cheek."
SALLY ANN GROSS
"ll is great ability lo be able lo conceal one's
FRED E. HAAG ,
"Personality sa Bne merits deep admiration,"
LOUISE 5. HAEFELE
"Cheerful, courleaus, full ef manly grace."
RUBY CLAIRE HAGUE
"Fond of humble lhings."
LORETTA A. NAl.l
"Hats QR to the pustp coats ol? In the future
:enum s. HAMAM
"Here I M., gm,
ssvsruv ANN Henson
"The-lgn om ol lzgm, never we of mana
JOAN ELIZABETH HANSLEY
"She lx able because :he thinks she is able
STANLEY .IACK HARMATYS, JR.
"A generous and friendly fellow
CEIIA MARIE HARVEY
"Every natural action is graceful
AlLAN C. HASTEE
"Friendship is the way of life,
GORDON N. HAYES
"Every dey sl f. holiday.
BONNIE ROSS HAYMES
"A gentle heart ix tied with a gentle string.
FRED W. NEIL, JR.
"On Iund or sea ns fast us :en be
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genius never can he quice ,nn
"w. am on ns, very ,umm
Wll.llANl J. HINDLE
"Knowledge is the food of the soul
"Womunly grace and modesty
NCREEN A. HOFFMAN
"Joy dance: in her eyex.
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PAUL A. HOGAN
"Behind an able man lhere'x always another
NAR0lD STEWART HOLMAN
"Ha :harms Iha ladies."
D0 S JEAN HORNE
y' "Quiet and mannerly ls she."
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"Her presenne lrexhanx the ulr,
Jann Hovivum V4"'ig glig' K4
"Baller lute lhun never."
"Wil is the but sense in fha world."
BARBARA JOAN HUNTER
"Pleaxan!nnu has in own reward."
"A man of mischief."
ARNOLD J. HUTTON
"WIld spirit which ur! moving everywhere."
RICHARD P. HYLA
'Thauqhr clone ix eternal."
Muv A. msusci
"sum uf. her ey., and softly they gleam."
"Words of wisdom."
MARION B. JACKSON
"CoMenlmenl does not mean lan work bul
MARILYN J. .IAGOW
"ll only olhers could follow her rare exam-
"The patient conquers."
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"True xucceu come: only fa than who do
STEPHEN J. JARLENSKI
"A moxt popular ganllemanf
GLENNA MAE JAUS
"little and sweat."
SHIRLEY M, JENKINS
"Mild manners and a grunt mind."
wumm n. Jensen
"A we of goodly pam."
DONALD W. JEPSEN
"Wisdom is lha wealth of the wine."
FAYE C. JONANNE5
"A good hear! is worth gold."
"Beauty seen ix never lon."
DUANE C, JOHNSON
"A hit. on fha diamwnd and a hit wilh his
"Carefree and gay."
"Tha world balongx Io the unergelicf'
JEANETTE B. JUIJAN
"All lhe world'x a stage."
"Nolhing great was ever achieved wilhoul
"Sha lives In a world ai glamour."
ARLENE H. rum
Hey.. me mn you xo."
JONATHAN w. KAEPPELEII
"He1haIhus patience can compass unyihing.
ROBERT EDWIN KAJFAS1
"A good timo'x coming."
Dnonss ANN num
"A loveiy may."
suasns KArALosKl fb"
"YouIh is wholly axperimenialf'
"A merry hear! doelh good like madicinsf'
RUYN I. KAVANALIGN
"Whan Irish eyes are smiling."
EMILY BARBA RA KELLER
"Tha ornament of her xox."
JOAN L. KELLY
"Wne bul wise.
KATHLEEN BLANCHE KELLY
"Whose words nil aan rack zcprivs.
JOHN R. KENNEDY
"CIsver men urs good."
DAVID L. KENYON
"A quid und :incurs friend."
WILLIAM FRANK KERNIN
"Ha will succeed In all he does."
ALVIN MURRY KIANOF
"Haste makes wash."
BETTY JANE KINARV
"With sunny locks and a happy face."
"Alwayx a willing worker."
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"A little work, u little play."
JOAN ARLENE KLEINHANS
"Her humor leudx the way to fame."
MARILYN ANN KLIPFEL
"The still, small voice of gratitude."
PHILIP NORMAN KNIGHT
"He In well paid that is well xutlstledf'
"She is vivncious and active."
MARY svenu xonsclu
"Nothlng I. imponabl. to har waning uma."
FREDERICK JOHN KOPERSKI
"Niugura's greet orurorf'
CHARLES H. KRACHI'
"This wdden mischief."
RICHARD LLOYD KRAUSER
"He leaves u path of broken henna."
CHESTER JOSEPH KRAWCZYK
"He who does kindly died: becomes rich."
"Seccnd thoughts are even when"
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"I um ni. .....i.f of my fm."
"Lofty ambition: will carry her far."
IRMA T. lu6ATTA
"With eye: no blue."
FAYE MARILYNN LANGE
"Sweet ond lovely."
ANNE GOODWIN LARKE
"Few things an impessi vo diligence end wggggzrw ..-
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DOROTHY 0. LATKO
"hue only way to have a friend is to be one."
NORINE BERTHA LASS
"A girl vlilh an invincible spirlif'
RONALD L. LAUZALI
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"louis Pasteur ol N. F. H. S."
DONALD C. LEARMAN
"A true, brave, and downright honest man."
GERALDINE CARLETON LEE
"The secret of success is the constancy of
"A sum, xhy. umm-loving gm."
Mmfnsn H. misss.:
"Wherever he goes, he is welcome."
DANIEL JOHN LEONE
"Cheer up-the worst is yet to come."
HERBERT G. LIEBIG
"The early bird catches the warm."
JAMES I. LINDSAY, JR.
"A man of learning has riches within him."
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MIITON JAMES LINDSAY. JR.
"He holdx his nose to the grindslonui'
"For she shall have music."
GEORGE R. LOMBARDI
"A closed mouth cuichex no Ries."
'Rx RP LONG if 1: is hix theme."
"sur uni. gona name."
JOHN N. LOSTRACCO
JOHN LOZINA. JR.
" 'Take it easy' and 'live long' are hrevherxf'
-'1 have Q heurl warn mm for .my icy:
PAUL ARTNUR LUNKEN
"Make hay while the xun shinaxf
summer mucus: Lursr
"Life'x Q iw and all many, show ar."
"som, speak ana many xmile.'
JAMES N. MntGllL
"The greater ihe man, the greater the :our
wANuA sorms Munn:
"A gmciwi moid.'
ANN LOUISE MACK
"vivq:zo-H and happy
MARY OLIVE MneLAREN
"The very pink oi courtesy
NORMAN MQQNEIL, J R.
"mi s. ...unc Oo my mn.
BRAUNDA JUNE Me:SFORRAN
"A lrue friend is forever a friend."
R. DONALD MAGORIEN
"His wisdom speaks for itself."
"ll daes e heap of good sometimes Io be u
Jonn H. nuuonev
"ay lhe won. one know, lhe workmen."
"Dark and flashing are her eyes."
VIVIAN c. miuumo
'1 gm :urn mu. my eyes serum."
EDGAR ALAN MANKER
"The force of his own merit makes his way."
EUO PETER MARCHETTI
"Wir and wisdom are born with the man."
"Bur let me silent be,"
JOHN A. R. MARINO
"Ambition has no rest."
MARGARET KATHRYN MARKUSON
"Waves in her hair and grace in her feel."
"Deeds and fucls forever and ever."
ANGIE THERESA MASSARO
"SinceriIy will be remembered always."
"Ta succeed in the world, look foolish but acl'
GLORIA CAROLYN MATARRESE
"With a world of mischief in her eyes."
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BEVERLY JANE MATYHEWS
"Psrseverancs is lhe loundunon of character
LOUIS F. MAZZEI
MARIE ANNE MAY
"Her face Is ever Ill wnh Icughler
JEANNE MARIE MEDONALD
"Her eyes xpeuk wal
ERNEST EDWARD MEELROY
AAUDREY JEAN M:EWEN
CELESTINE JOYCE M:GlLL
"A helpful and well meumng gurl
ELEANOR ELIIABEIN MeGOVERN
"A good repulciion lx worth more Ihen
JOHN CLAIR M:GREEVY
"An athlete and u scholar
NANCY LQDEANNA M:lN1'YRE
MAE M. M:PHERSON
"The ligln of you as good for sore eyex
SHIRLEY M. MELLON
"I hula nobudyg I nm In chonly wnh me
TED R. MENDELSOHN
"Better Io wear ou? lhan lo rusl out
"Full of courtesy, full uf crufl
MARSHALL DAVID MEYER5
"Whose body lodges u mighty mind."
FRANK PETER MICALE
"A quial nulvre, u xlow smile and a diligonl
FRANK JOHN MIGLIAZZO
"Give ma laughin."
DELORES HELEN MILAZZO
"lr ix banu lo be small and shine,"
mens HELEN Mme:
"Perma though happy nm."
MAUIUCE HENRY MOESTA
"Let us Iiva while the heart is lighlesll'
RICHARD D. MOLINARO
"The xhow mvxl qs on."
NICKOLAS M, MONTANARO
"Action und life-Phe keys Io suczouf
"Both artist and sludsnif'
CARMEN THOMAS MORREALE
"We could nol do wirhoul him,"
JENNIE ELAINE MOIREALE
"My own thoughlx are my companions."
ANNE ELIZABETH MDRTON
"Along with surceu cnmss a repululidn for
GEORGE BUMPER MOVESIAN
"What mischief lurks behind lhal smile."
EUNICE HELEN MUELLER
"This maid will mln."
SHIRLEY BEIINICE MUELLER
"She ix blnxed with reason and cummon
"A muldsnk basl dress is bashfulnesx.
MARGARET MARIE NACCA
"Always on 'he ich.
LQUISE ANN NASCA
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"aiming as Q sign of virlue
"The burdsn cheerfully barns is light
MARGARET ANN NEVILLE
"A rainbow ro the storms of life
FRANK E. NIGM
"Character to distinguish him.
MARILYN J. NIGH
"As fair as sunlight on the lrees.
JUNE MAYADELL NOBLE
"Her haurl is in her work.
"Her ayes reveal her rharm.
DELORES ELIZABETH NOWE
"A smile is the headlight of success.
"A smile and word lor all.
EARL E. O'BRlAN
"SIeadfus! as u lower.
ELIZABETH ANN OCHAB
"Har smlls is swealsned by her gravity.
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BERNICE STELLA OLIVER Q
"Your own is yours." it
ANN SUSANNA ORSI
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"A cheery gran, u quick neue."
"A bay of high sperm."
"Nothing :an bring you peace but yourself."
"Music an his nngenapu'
HELEN M. POLKA
"Sincerily plus modesly gains success."
smru.sY E. PALMER
"Hu mining eyes where xampl. num is
JOYCE MARY PALUMBO
"Reason and calm iudgmenl make her a
HELEN J. PANIA
"Honest labor bears a lovely face."
FLORA MARIE PAOLONE
"A cheerful look makes a dish a leash"
"No person is happy wha doexn'l Ihink himself N ,sk
EMANUEL E. PASTIZZO f '
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"A sweeter girl never lived."
T. ELIZABETH PAULINE
"A light heart lives long."
LOUIS N. rsussmno
"I have no mockings or nrgum.ni,."
FRANCES D. FENALE
"A serene and happy face."
JANE E. PERDUE
"The variety of all things forms u pleasure."
JACQUELlNE J. PEREZ
"With personality and :harm so rure
JOHN HAROLD PERKINS
"Our lender and fellow worker."
"Peace sits within her eyesf'
F. :mms Psmvsnlose
"lt mullers not wha! yau are thought I0 be
but what you ere."
K. LORRAINE PETNYBRIDGE
"Beauty should be kind as well as charming."
DELORES ROSE PIERONI
"Always beaming with pleasurable anticipa-
RONALD WILLIAM FIETA
"He who sow: courtesy renps friendship."
ROBERTA FRANCES PINKOWSKI
"Self trust-the flrxt secret of success."
"Efficiency with U male."
JANET CECILIA NOTRZKOWSKI
"Pleasure liex futher in tranquillity than in
FRANCES MARIE PIROSKI
"There is a soul wilhin her eyes."
MARY NATALIE PITARI
"An ulhlete of lhe ilrsl rank."
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"In friendship she was early faughl to be-
MILDRED F. PLUNKETT
"Sunny us summer skies."
MARY FRANCES PO OR EY
1 "A pid? of fashion."
XHERESA N. PONTECORVO
"Genius does what it must."
DQMINIC G. PONTIERE
"we gee out of life exactly what we pu! into
SYBIL JOYCE POPE
"Her voice was ever mild."
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"Lu-.gn and me wma laughs wan. you."
MARILYN M, POTTER
"Done as soon cs said."
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"His good limes mf-'v coming: 1hey're nm.
"She lives by admiration, hope, und love."
BETTY JEAN PRIEST
"Health and cheerfulness mutually begs: each
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"Her many friends are well deserved.
SHIRLEY LOUISE REA
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"Handsome is as handsome does.
"An ef-ergerir, willing worm.
THOMAS A. RILKO
"The grealer man, Ihe greater wisdom.
FRANCES C, RIZIO
"ND legacy so mn as homey.
MARY A. RIZZO
"Ta have u Iriend is Io be a friend.
THOMAS esonss noasnrs
"vom our convoy, ren.-1 ni. way, and wan
SHIRLEY LOUISE ROBILLARD
"spam of youin.
"mm gennemen, mm. wisesi ihougnm.
ANIYA MARGARET nomusuez
"A generous saulris sunshine Io me mind.
ROMAINE ESTMER ROMBERG '
"Friendly and charming.
ROLAND l. ROSATI
"His generosity and sparkling wit are re-
..,,, DONALD ROSINSKI
"Yau'II Rnd a way to successl
DOREEN MARILYN ROTH
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"Charm wins thu sigh! and maril wins the soul."
RICHARD NYLES ROVNER
He should, he rould, In would, and he did
GEORGE T. ROY
"N. F. H. S. knows iillle ol in qreulexl men."
RUTH MARILYN RUSSEU.
"A laughing mmm."
FLORENCE MAH RYMER
"Very young and lowly."
RUTH PATRICIA SACCO
"Anything done lor unolhar is done for uno's
ANNE MARIE SANFILIPPO
"With fire and sparkle in her eyes."
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"Fully wa., patty wk., lwl..mmn."
"Man may mm., and min may ge bln l ge
AMELIA THERESA SARKEES
"To know her is Io love har."
MARIE ANN SARYINO
"Mm is ll.. nm pcinhd by nuIvre's gym
ELVERA C. SCAIIA
"Labor in in ihelf a pIsaxura."
JOAN MARIE SCAIJA
"On her lips c :mile of Omen."
ROSE LUCILLE SCHIRO
"Her happy :mile ix never dimming."
BEVERLY cullsluue scllulo
"Mm naar is always so clmfmlngly curled."
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"They are only truly grocl. who are lruly
luvmoun J. SMAMIN
"A musician wanhy ol prune."
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"A Irue friend, mga, and mmm."
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GEORGE W. SHAW
Hu. mms., wore, of Wham."
CHARLES VINCENT SHEUSI
"Amlabilify nhinm by its own light."
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ANTHONY F. SILVAGBI
"There lx no wixdom bv! frunlmanf'
E "Beauty is xllenl eloquence."
"Efficiency is Ihe highesl virtue
ALICE MARY SKRABACI
"Strong and comentl travel llie open road
GRACE E. SMITH
"Concentration alone conquer:
MARILYN M. SMITH
"lo, lhix is she who was lhe worId'x deliqhl.
RONALD R. SMITH
"Will: anxious hearl he leaves lhe school.
GEORGE E. SMUTKO
"For auch a man could win anylliing.
WINONA J. SNOWBALI.
"A winxome way and a pleasant smile.
MARY EI.l.EN SNYDER
"A witly woman is u lreaxure.
RICHARD F. SOLURI
"Reason and ludgmenl are lhe quulilies of a
VINCENT A. SPADORCIA
"He sleeps regularly, once a week.
BETTY JANE SPAULDING
"Dependable and hard-working.
ANNA R. SIINA
"All her acl: are acl: of kindness.
:Ames nossnr srmn
"A youth of artistic ebauaiy.
BERNARD E. STACK
"There are daggerx In men'x smiles.
"Amiable and induxlrloux.
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JANET W. STEVENSON
"A soft answer lurnulh away wmlh.
HELEN JEAN STEWA RT
"Sufi and loving is her soul.
JOHN GIBB STEWART
"True success comes to only lhose who lry.
"She was made for thoughlx.
MARGARET L. SUHANSKY
"Fen of nw, pep, una nm.
MARY A. SUHANSKY
"Always smiling and good humored
"Being good is a lonesome ich
PATRICIA A. SWIFT
"For her own breakfast, she'll proieci
ELIZABETH FRANCES TACZAK
"Ac merry us u queen in her delight
"A man of many Ionguex.
ANTHONY J. TAVANO
"He he, kepl wr hearts full of nm.
RICHARD LOUIS TAVANO
"A nickname lem forever.
JEAN ELLEN TAYLOR
"True evidence of good esteem.
LUCY SUE TEDESCO
"Trim, sleek, and graceful.
HAZEL ANN TENNANT
"Sober but noi serious."
BARBARA J. TNEAL
"Amb?lion lands foward succeu.
PATRICIA G. THOMPSON
"Work well done makes pleasure more fun.
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"Youth so full of force.
"Li6e's a sweei flddle.
PHYLLIS ANN TOLLI
"Slender and fair."
EDWARD MARK TOOLE
"Just a happy-go-lucky fellow.
MARY NORTH TOWER
"Tha style ls the man."
"He cannot be sad
CASIMIR S. TUBINIS
"A fun-loving fellow, liked by ull."
RQBERT ALAN VANDERHOEK
"He who is willing is cbls.
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MARTENA VAN LOAN 1
"Her beauty is cupiwuting.
MARY J. VANNI
"Youth is so full of sporl.
5. JDANN VERNER
"Her lwgnm is Q ming of icy.
JOHN SPIECHER VIELE
"Oh what u mighty man ix hal'
"sober, made.-.,e, .mx a.mw..'
"The my of happiness i. en. nm of mind.
CECllIA JUDITH WACH
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ALBERT G. WALCK
"A fallow who can take if as it comex.'
HELEN SOPHIE WALCK
"Her virtues are many, her fuulis are few."
n n-:sums mmmne wAu.Acs
"run, muagm, and fain
GERARD D. WARFIELD
"CuImness is u gran! udvuniagef
BARBARA ANN WARRY
"FIumlng hair and Rushing smiIe.'
IRENE MARY WASIEWICI
"T1uIy fair and fairly lnls.'
BEYTY JANE WAN'
"Her smile is evnrlmtingf
RUTH ELEANOR WELLS
"Inno:an9 ayas are herd
"opponw-ivy com.. to all who wan:
VADA JEANEAN WHITTLE
"Har face wlth glndness is overxpreui'
"When she Oulkx if isn'i conversation
lt'x u flllbuxisrf'
MAGGIE MAE WILLIS
"Silence is the herald uf common sense."
JOYCE LOVE WISBAUM
"A girl possessed of many Ialentsf'
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"em quiev, bin amy. in..."
ARLENE K. WOODARD
"A sweel ailrociive kind of grace."
CAROLYN MARIE WOODBURY
"A life rho! meves lo gracious ends."
STELLA MARIE WRCBEI-
"A sweel and true ringing voice."
MARLENE M. YAGGIE
"'I'Iloughh are more precious than words."
"There is ne great genius without u mixture
MARGARET I. YATES
"TriI'les make perfecllonp perferlion is no
"None is so sincere as she."
--rm unmet nanny wsu curry him fer."
FLORENCE MARY ZALINSKI
"There ix u genlle women."
"Faire: vhan olher maidens are,"
PAUL M. ZATULOVE
"Nev only e gram lender but also Q good
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FLORENCE JOAN ZASUCHA
"Something oliempied, :om
LEOPQLD PETER ZELONES
CHARLES J. ZGONCE
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Genevieve PATRICIA zunmsxl
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"Always time for Cammy."
EVARD LEE BROWN
"He if a youih who has determination."
JOHN ROY BURKE
"There was a manhood in his look tho! murder
could nol kill."
"A xerioux, xilenl, and slunning Iady."
CHARLOTTE JEAN DALTON
"Quiet neal. and smiling."
"Be not merely goody be good for something."
"The world has exieemed him honorable.
"His drawings are delighlful.
JOSEPH ADMAN FERNANDEZ
un read him."
for the heurh'
"Wim words we gown men.
"O fairest of the rurol maidens.
I your service
"ns is amy, meme."
BARBARA ANNE JOAN FINITZ
"PreiiY: Periie, and irvs.
ELVIRA M. FINITZ
"Smiles buy her friends."
JACOUELINE M. GABRIELSON
"Trying wan do an-,wang an mn world.
camera shy seniors
ROLAND E. GRANDIN
EUGENE ROBERT PASCIAK
"The gl-me mind know: me way, of gentle- "Learn to live, and nav. to learn.
BETTY LOU YAUYST
KATHLEEN ELIZABETH GRAVES "AH WII5' IIVN 3V"Y"'I"'9-
"Honesty ix lrve honor."
BARBARA JEAN KAEPPELEII
ELIZABETH G. RIEGER
"sw..v..m won:-y af ma...
"Tha endearing elegance of female friend-
CECILIA F. xuux
"Dynamite come: in small packages.
"WhaI ix so rars as a willing worker?" JOHN THEODORE ROBACKER
ALICE MAY LEWANDOWSKI
JACK LOUIE LUCIIESE
"He is complele in feature and in mind.
"xmanw is Wham." rnsmuc 1. ssiunmm
--run, quam, yew full of Inn
"We silent men are best." MARY E. STRUZIK
M. IRENE MANNERBER6
"Mal-Ieny is beauly's best companion.
"Her voice is eve-r :oh and gsnlIe." DON CHARLES WHITCUMB
JOHN D. MARSHALL
"An honest man and
MARY ALICE M:CLURE
"An anal to hix friends.
a warm haan within." PATTIE L. WILLIAMS
"Fair lad .
"Swan in sigh! and svleei by nnNre." VIRGINIA WIINER
"She looks a queen.
DONALD JAMES MILLEVILLE
"Slew and steady win: ilu race." THEIESA N0l5EN YOUNG
"Ai merry as ma au! if long.
MICHAEL J. o'snEA -
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in memoriam o
HELEN THEAI. DANFORD NICHOLS
Helen Theal, a well-known musician of N. F. H. S., died September
8, l94B, after an illness of one week.
An active student, Helen was a member of the high school's orchestra
and chorus and the Tri-Y club. At Gaskill Junior High she was a member
of the Legion of Honor. Membership into the National Honor Society
was awarded posthumously to Helen's family on October 28, l948.
Helen's cheerful disposition won her many friends. A good student
with a keen determination to go on despite a physical handicap, and a
desire to develop her musical talent, especially with the violin, won her
the admiration of both students and teachers.
Danford Nichols died early this fall of iniuries he received when he
dived into shallow water at one of the adiacent beaches.
Danny had played an active part in all high school activities. He was
always interested in all, and all were interested in him.
His ambition and ready wit won him respect and friends wherever
he went. Danny participated in all maior sports in North Junior High
and at N. F. H. S. and was a layal member of the Gamma Sigma
We, the Senior Class of 1949, moum the absence of Helen and
Danny tram our midst. Their memories will remain imprinted farever
upon our hearts. Our deepest sympathy is sincerely extended to the
families of our departed classmates.
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women, merely players." . . . so was Niagara Falls High
School the stage set for the entrance of the Class of '49.
Act l .... We were first viewed over the faotlights in the role of sophomores in the year of l946. Under
the direction of Mr. Crowie, our adviser, we lost no time in introducing our drama. The cast of characters
that year was headed by Jack Viele, president of the class. He was ably assisted by Vincent Sullivan, vice-
president, and Felix Palermo, secretary. Since we were new to the stage, we contented ourselves with a
minor role, supporting the various school activities which included the student council, the senior play, and
the school's athletic teams. Thus at the end of Act l the curtain fell upon an uneventful, yet successful sopho-
Act. ll .... After a brief intermission, we resumed our play, this time in the role of iuniors. With Mrs. Herges
as adviser we elected Jack Perkins, president, Bob Dolan, vice-president, Bradley Cherenzio, secretary:
and Steve Jarlenski, treasurer. We proved our worth as amateur thespians by producing Adam's Evening
on November 13 and l4. Encouraged by this successful performance, we presented the Junior Class Variety
Show in May. Rumors were circulated about having a iuke box in the cafeteria. However, they proved un-
founded. Instead, a trio played soft dinner music in the auditorium above.
A vigorous campaign was waged for the offices of president, secretary, and treasurer of N. F. H. S. The
candidates, who were ficm the iunior class, organized into two parties. The Abolitionist Party pla tered the
halls of the school with signs of the times: "Vote for Viele, Haynes, and Leo." On the other hand, the Cosmos
ispelled backwards-scm sccl sported party shields emblazoned: "Vote for Perkins, Brad, and Truddy."
The final result of the election: Perkins, Haynes, and Leo, an even split. Thus with an ever increasing partici-
paticn in school activities giving hints of things to come, we rang down the curtain on Act ll.
Act lll .... When the footlights dimmed and the curtains parted for the last act, the spotlight was focused
on us, seniors now. During our last year, o change was made in the student council. Under the new plan each
homeroom was given the name of a state with the representative of each bearing the title of governor.
The 70th anniversary of the Chronicle was celebrated by an assembly featuring Hashbacks from previous
years. It not only provided the student with humorous entertainment but it also promoted the sale of the
This year N. F. H. S. was honored to receive the Lieutenant Torn Savage Trophy awarded for successful
athletic competition. During the same program, members of the Red and Gray football team received their
hard earned letters from our popular new coach, Mike O'Laughlin.
We elected as our senior class officers: Tom Roberts, president: Dick Soluri, vice-president: Paul Donofro,
secretary: and .loe DeSantis, treasurer. Mr. Reeser was chosen as our adviser. Under this leadership we
sold magazine subscriptions to raise money for the senior class treasury. Many who buckled under the
high pressure tactics of our salesmen can still be heard muttering such recriminations as, "Ten more years of
Ski News . . . bah!"
The last scene of Act lll found the entire cast, from the leading characters to the bit players, assembled
on the stage for the flnal curtain . . . graduation. Our performance was concluded.
Now as we return for our curtain call, we can look back on the three
acts, our three years at N. F. H. S. They have been pleasant and fruit-
ful. At the same time we must always be thinking of what tomorrow holds
for us and constantly planning for it. This is aptly illustrated by an ex-
ujt I . - :I i, 5.11: cerpt from Jules Jusserand's farewell address to America .... "Remember
li I: l X" , "-l ' ' .. Q this also, and be well persuaded of its truth: the future is not in the hands
ref' ? I "" li i of Fate, but in ours."
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class statistics o
While the city census-takers have been at work trying to determine how the city is populated, we, your
three energetic statisticians for the Sixty-First Graduating Class, have compiled the following information:
After weeks of delving into dusty records, we conclude that the "grandfather" of our happy-go-lucky
group is 25 years young. The youngest is the "ripe old age" of l6 years. If you find, while walking through
our hallowed halls, that the maiority of our seniors have brown hair and eyes, you are correct. It has been
proven that 360 have brown hair, 77, blonde, 39, black, and a lagging 14 with red tresses.
We have one senior whose head is in the clouds. This aviator stands 6 feet 4 V1 inches, while our most down
to earth, reaches the height of 4 feet TOV2 inches.
Every morning 166 of us patronize the I. R. C., 256 wear out our shoe leather, while a select 99 travel
in style-in the family automobile. Our two most modern students Hy.
Rising with the sun, one early bird emerges from his boudoir at 5 a.m. to milk the cows. The average Joe
and Jane rise at 7:30 a.m., and this comes pretty early for some of our "night hawks" who admit sneaking
into the hause at 1:30 a.m. on school nights. The remaining group of wide awoke students crawl into bed
at ll p.m., although we do have a "wise one" who goes to bed at 7 p.m., lafter Dick Tracyl.
Due to the fact that we are ordinary fun-loving youths, 99 44fl0OW-, of us enioy night life, ranging from
movies and dances, to iust plain visiting, about four times a week. One in our midst stretches the week into
eight fun-filled days.
According to our questionnaires, our most sought-after teachers land men rank high over womenl are
those who teach social studies and English, while those from which students shrink are teachers of languages
Of interest to the fashion-minded set is the fact that 501, of our student body prefer high necklines and
long skirts, while the remaining 5095 cry, "short skirts and low necklines."
Again, as in previous years, basketball leads our sports parade by a wide margin, and dancing offsets
this physical exercise as our favorite pastime.
Although it is not yet spring, love seems to be blooming in all its glory in our Alma Mater. We are happy
to say that one of our group has sought married bliss, 2l have not yet taken the fatal plunge, and l49 of
our "love birds" are going steady.
Although this may come as a iolt ta some of our teachers, 991, of us hockey classes. The favorite hangout
proved to be the "iohn." Five of our more adventurous students travel to Buffalo on their "clay ot?."
A meager 257, are lucky enough to drive their own cars, but, fortunately, only 276 of them have been
involved in accidents.
You might have guessed-5042, of us daydream in study hall, while the remaining sow, actually do
Strangely enough, classical music and pie top our list of "likes."
N. F. H. S. local representative of Lana Turner has been found to be a brunette, with blue eyes, about 5
feel' 4 inches tall, and weighing l25 pounds. This year the trend seems to be toward the home type, so,
girls, if you want to get your man, be sweet, natural, smart, and neat.
According to the opposite sex, the girls' ideal has brown wavy hair, blue eyes, stands at the heavenly
height of 6 feet, possessed shoulders like "Atlas," and owns a car.
After having compiled this information we hope that the students of
N. F. H. S. are well informed as to the characters of the never-to-be-
forgotten Class of '49.
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class prophecy o
Senior Class Day was approaching and still no prophesy had been written! Your sad soothsayers were
knocking their heads against the freshly-painted walls of High School, when to our rescue came Captain
Marvel Lawrence with his famous time machine. We stepped in and were whirled away to the land of the
future. The first thing we noticed was the change of weather-NIAGARA FALLS, WINTER PLAYGROUND
OF THE STARS! lt was warm! The streets were covered with palm trees and orange blossoms, beautiful
girls in bathing suits were walking up and down the boardwalk. Preparing for the Miss America contest
were: Marty Van Loan, Mary Dusher, Donna Cuttaia, Delores Ciambrone, Joyce Wisbaum, and Mae George.
We hired one of the new all-glass DeFranco and Moesta taxis driven by Joe Sansalone, Jr. As we drove
down Esenwein Avenue we passed Amato's Unique Barbershop and through the window we could see Theresa
Appoloney, Laura Fernandez, and Mary Ann D'Anna, lady barbersp polishing Jack Viele's fingemails was
A screech of brakes was the first warning we had that Bill Fermoile was in the vicinity. As he skidded by,
we could see Bobbie Pinkowski, Harold Holman, and Vicki Maniago, all in the front seat. We passed several
souvenir and prune juice stands owned by the Stack-Shapiro syndicate. The drug stores appeared to be
owned by the Tavano and Haman monopoly.
Curious to find out what had happened to N. F. H. S. over the years, we walked in the front door and
were amazed to flnd students leisurely sitting in lounges. There were escalators, and sweet be-bop music
was being played over the loudspeaker system. Dick Soluri and Alice Cripe, on a two-seated pogo-stick,
hopped past us. lt seems that they had been serving "time."
Opening the door marked "Principal," we found Molly Silbergeld sitting at the desk, dictating two letters
at the same time to Marie Ferro and Anne Morton, while Antoinette Rangatore answered the phone. In the
midst of the confusion we noticed the colors of the room-sky-blue pink with purple rabbits! Finally Molly
looked up and recognized us. It seems that we came to school much too early-for the TEACHERS!-Mary
Pokarney, Mary Lou Scibilia, Joan Kelly, Hazel Graham, Jack Perkins, and Donald Burhyte had just walked
in. We decided that we needed refresher courses. We bade them a fond farewell and continued our sight-
We soon spotted the Jepsen laboratory where the famous nuclear flzzes, Fred Koperski, Charles Kla-
bunde, and Jan Richelsen, had iust perfected the famous atom-fertilizer, guaranteed to make Carl Ablett
looming up ahead of us was the most modern building in the city, the Medical Arts Building, and the
new railroad station constructed by the Duddy and Leissle contractors. Here was located the famous Cheren-
zia-Childs Clinic. Among the many intemationally known doctors connected with it were Richard Rovner,
M.A.D., Betty Pauline, C.U.T.E., Theodore Casamento, the world's only turtle specialist, and Florence Rymer,
famous female philanthropist.
We passed door marked: Domonic Falsetti, chicken dentist, Jenkins and Morreale, Veterinarians: and the
Research Laboratory of Belden and Herowski, where these two men were devoting their lives to the field
of JEANS-McDonald, Ashby, Peron, and Durfy.
We ordered the cob to circle the outskirts of the city where the Brain University was located lco-ed, of
coursel. The driver told us that Dean Manker and his vice, James Lindsay, had a staff of Niagara Falls
High School alumni. Professor of Darby College of Musical Knowledge was Irv Long. The physical education
department was headed by Randy Rice and Gloria Brandon, famous All-American badminton players.
Professor of colloquial English, slang that is, was "Bumper" Movesian while director of the choral groups
was Stella Wrobel. Other noteworthy professors were John Burroughs, Joan Conrad, Jardine Skoff, and
A few furlongs past the university was the scientific form of Jimmy Kydd with his right-hand man,
"farmer" Metzler. His partner, "Hayseed" Camann, had quit a few weeks earlier as he declared farming
methods were getting too modem for him. We decided to enter the barn where we discovered a record of
the melodious voice of Jimmy Spina was being played as encouragement for the cows' milking.
To our amazement, in the chicken coop, the hens were laying eggs by the thousands to the tune of Joe
DeSantis' iokes. As we drove away, the milk maids, Phyllis Belishuk, Jeanne Fink, and Dorothy Dorochak,
bade us fond farewell. Ah! these modern farms.
Re-entering the city, we came upon Shahin's Showboat Cafe where we were greeted by the bouncer,
Patsy Allender, who threw us to a ringside table. We ordered the specialty ofthe day-"Pill A-La Capsule
on TOAST"-from the waiter, Eugene Janik. The house lights dimmed and a hush fell over the audience.
The M. C., John Grana, introduced the parade of stars. The flrst number was an exotic dance by Katies
Chorus, Katy Clay, Katy Roussi, Katy Giles, Katy Curry, Katy Graves, and Katy Wallace. Next was an
acrobatic act with Gerard Alvarez and Bruce Andrew, followed by Bob Borks and his twenty mule team.
The last act was the "aff-key" quartet with Queenie Beclrasian, Mary Cunningham, Charles Kracht, and
At the conclusion of the show, the M.C. had famous celebrities at the ringside introduced, among them,
Diane Dawe, Metropolitan Opera Star, Chief Justice of the U. S., Paul Zatulcve, Bonnie Haynes, first woman
Governor of New York State, the glamorous movie star, Ada Cochrane, the Bill Heils, the flrst family of
the city, and his in-laws, the Macks, and Marshall Meyers, cartoonist of the local newspaper-the "Palumbo
Leaving the cafe and looking for some more laughs, we drove past the Budrow Memoriam Grounds.
At the grounds was the Barr-Baia Carnival. Through our inliuence with the manager, Aurelius Fernandez, Jr.,
we were admitted for 52.00 instead of the usual dollar and a half. We were pushed into the Sideshow
and on the platforms we noticed many peculiar sights: the thineman, Tom Roberts, and the fat lady, Lorraine
Pethybridgeg the strong man, Clayton Robinson, going through his strenuous routine of busting threads with
his bare hands--two-at-a-time, the Siamese twins, Margaret and Mary Suhanski, and the fire-eater, Ann
Coyle. Above our heads we saw a monkey swinging by his tail with a camera in his hands. "Hi-Ya, Bahlmann,"
we hallered. Lying an a bed of needles was Roger Dodimead, Lo and behold-a man with ten arms-
As we were on our way out, we were astounded when we saw an emergency crew trying to get Janet
Atkison out of the barrel of the cannon. They told us that most of the crowd had gone as they had been
there three hours already. Barclay, the barker, then drew our attention to o hot dog, before we took the
cab back to the Deloisio Radio Station where the famous quil show, "Say lt Or Play lt," was taking place.
The quiz master was interviewing the first contestant, Walter Popovich. When he couldn't answer who the
principal of N. F. H. S. was in '49, he had to play his violin. When he began, so did we, for the door. The
stampeding audience from that studio carried us like leaves in the wind to a room marked, "Amelia Sarkees,"
woman commentator. We entered iust in time to hear her say, "Good-evening, ladies and gentlemeni
"Flash! Quintuplets were born to Mr. and Mrs, Robert Dolan today. lt is reported that he immediately
rushed to Darrall's Sport Center and bought flve basketballs.
"Professors Vanderhoek and Danofro have iust returned from a trip to the moon and they plan to open
up a green cheese factory.
"Police Commissioner, James Beanblossom, today ordered a routine check-up to be made concerning
Dr. Mike Yandian and his aid, Margaret Fielding, and the Dick-Toole-Eaton Undertaking Establishment who
are believed to be working hand-in-hand on a 50-50 basis.
"And now a slight pause for only a few thousand words from our sponsor."
We, being allergic ta commercials, left the studio, and walked out into the night air--when suddenly
from out of the past came the thundering machine. The soothsayers ride again, back to '49, to end their
memorable high school daze in the halls of our dear Alma Mater, days which will be lacked in our golden
book of memories forever.
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last will and testament
We, the senior class of nineteen hundred and forty-nine, of Niagara Falls High School, of the city of
Niagara Falls, the county of Niagara, and the state of New York, being of unsound mind and body l?l,
do declare this our last will and testament to be carried out by the beneficiaries, who thereby assume full
responsibilities as future seniors.
Article I: To Mr. Clark J. Peet and Mr. William F. Jack, whose understanding and wise leadership has helped
us along the three year turbulent path, we bequeath: four beautiful secretaries, a lie detector, and 566
juniors to comfort them while mourning the passing of the class of '49,
Article ll: To the faculty, our patient pilots of two, three, and possibly four years, we leave the satisfaction
that they will not have to deal with us any longer. Also, we leave to our worthy teachers, our deep gratitude
for their fine work, a new five year plan of education, and an extra year's supply of aspirin.
Article Ill: To Mr. Dave Reeser, our class adviser, we leave our sincere thanks for his co-operation and hard
work in our numerous projects. We also leave him a new set of nerves and a peaceful vacation to recuperate
after our graduation.
Article IV: To the Junior Class and the other insignificant classes to come, we leave the honor at holding our
highly esteemed positions as seniors of N. F. H. S. To the aforesaid, we leave the wet paint signs, empty
milk bottles, turkey on Thanksgiving, and two-hour long assembly programs.
Article V: To the following honored individuals we bestow these most valuable treasures:
l. To the cafeteria home-rooms and study halls yet to come, we bequeath heavily embroidered ear-
muffs to protect their sensitive ears from the clang and clatter of the energetic kitchen help.
2. To Ray Burry, we leave Tom Rabert's curly red hair and two boxes of henna rinse.
3. To Jerry Rushton, we leave Joe "Love 'em and leave 'em" Dick's ability to charm the women.
4. We leave Joe DeSantis's second million dollars, made while an officer of the senior class, to any
deserving junior who wants to learn how to add.
5. To Bruce Rhodes and Gene Dimet, we leave Jack Perkins' and John Bjarnow's basketball ability.
6. To future seniors we leave the fine salesmanship and personalities of Mary Ann D'Anna and John
7. To the dramatic class of 1950 we leave Virginia Anlan's and Richard Malinaro's acting abilities.
8. Gussie Wilkerson's sharp wit we leave to Stanley Harab.
9. To Joanne Heicler and Edith Ball, we leave Dale Suits' and Pat Swift's recipe for a perfect friendship.
lO. We leave Mr. Brown's projects to all unsuspecting juniors.
ll. We leave to Gus Roussi, Albert DeSantis' fire extinguishers and gas masks used in chemistry labora-
l2. Ray Shahin's familar grin we give to Richard Weil.
l3. We leave Donald Jepsen's electronic calculating machine to Jack Collipp.
'l4. We, the undersigned, just leave!
ln witness whereof we, the departing class ot 1949 has to this our last
will and testament, affixed and set our hand and seal.
The Senior Class of 1949
Joyce Wisbaum, Molly Silbergeld, and Joan Kelly
We, as witnesses, declare the above document to be to our satisfaction,
and hereby attach our names.
, , ,. Paul Zatulove
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lt is at this time that we, "The Class of '49," must, as have other graduating classes before us, untie the
strings of youth and prepare ourselves for the responsibilities of adulthood. As leaders of the world and
peace, we have, in this Atomic Age, a great and heavy load to carry. We have been taught the ideals of
democracy and fair play, and it is up to us, as a minute particle of the youth of the world, to help spread
these cherished ideals. We shall try, to the best of our ability, to accomplish this great task.
We should like to express our sincere thanks to the following:
First, to the teachers who have guided us and helped us with the deepest of understanding. Throughout
our sophomore, iunior, and senior years, they have extended a helping hand that has made vs surmount
the problems of youth, and that has directed us to the paths of success.
Secondly, to the friends whose fellowship we have enioyed in these hollowed halls of learning. We hope
that this friendship shall not be dissolved after graduation.
Finally, to Niagara Falls High School where some of the best days of aur lives have been spent. Although
we look forward to graduation, with pride and humility, we also look forward with a touch of regret,
And so proceeding toward the future, we turn to bid one last farewell to the faculty and our classmates,
and to take one last look at our beloved Senior High.
With genuine pleasure and pride, "Class of 50," l present ta you the Mantle of Red and Grey. lt is a
hopeful expectation of great things you are capable of accomplishing. May you hold this Mantle dear,
and add to it a distinction and honor, which will set a high goal and inspire the future classes of this institution.
President, Class of '49
iunior class response
With deep gratitude and sincere appreciation to the Senior Class, l, as representative of the class of l950,
am happy to accept the symbol of seniority, the Mantle of Red and Grey.
College and industry seem near in the closing days of high school and the Seniors are becoming aware
of the new responsibilities which will face them. However, with good high school records behind them, our
graduates can look with confldence to the future. At the some time, it is necessary to remember that high
school graduation is not regarded as the end of education, but merely a stepping stone towards higher
The Seniors are a united group with high ideals of loyalty and devotion lo our school.
The Junior Class is confronted with the task of upholding the traditions of the school. lf it maintains the spirit
of co-operation and good workmanship so apparent in this Senior Class it will not find the task too di5icult.
It is with best wishes for good luck and happiness to the members of the Senior Class that we, as next
year's Seniors, accept this responsibility.
President, Class of '50
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THE TINY TOTS
l. Jack Perkins. 2, Alice Crlpe. 3. Bob Dolan. 4. Jack Viele. 5. Bruce Andrew. 6, Bonnie
Haynes. 7. Tom Roberts. 8. Joan Kelly, 9. Pat Swift. 10. Brad Cherenziu. ll. Betty Wall.
12, Margaret Fielding. 13. Teddy Robacker. H. John Biarnow.
1. mu vm.. 2. anna Cherenzic, 3. Bonnie Haynes. 4, John ninrnnw. 5. Aunn cfspn.
5. Pns swan. 7. Margaret Fieldlng. a. Joan Kelly. 9. a.ny wan. lo. sob nnlnn. 11. sn-nn
Anarew. 12. Yom Robnm. 1J.Jnnk Pwann. 14. Teddy Round-nf.
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8. Clan dixcunion. 9. Regisvrclion. IO. Joe and Co. II. Buddies. I2. Smile prehly. I3. Who reads signs? I4. Auiogruphx. I5. You'II be Isle.
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MISS J. WYLIE
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class history o
We, the Class of l95O, are on the threshold of our senior year at Niagara Falls High School. Last year we
were only 288 in number from North Junior, but we made ourselves known in sports and other functions.
This year many students immigrating from South Junior and Gaskill added to our tiny class, making the
membership now 577. Our class adviser, Miss Jeannette Wylie, aided us greatly with our annual play,
"A Case of Springtime," an entertaining comedy presented in December. The annual Junior Class Variety
Show was presented during May exhibiting our versatile talents.
To the Senior Class we extend sincere congratulations and best wishes.
To the incoming Junior Class we extend a hearty welcome.
As seniors, we shall follow in the footsteps of the preceding senior classes. We shall sincerely try our
best to live up to all the standards and traditions of Niagara Falls High School. "What we have done for
ourselves dies with us, what we have done for others and the world, remains." With this goal in mind we
shall strive for greater achievement during our senior year of l950.
lun Row: R. Anton, R. Belounv, F. Bongiovanni, H. Brooks, T. Shumwuy, W. Carlxan, F. Field, T. Budrow, R. Burry, A. luPorla, N. Bucci, R. Carlini
Fourlh Row: F. Forrester, J. Falcone, J. Brenner, E. Bower, D. Clarke, L. Carhane, W. Boudreau, 1. Collipp, L. Brown, W. Fivxximmons, H. Olander
T. Bunce, K. Bullard. Thlrd Row: C. Capolupa, A. Circarelli, M. Buell, N. Chase, M. Finley, G, Bracken, C. Baumann, J. Carr, R. Cerminara, K
Chapul, M. Bruno, M. Coyle, A. Cenlafanli, C. Basra, W. Schmirx, A. Schaepllin, D. Caxe. Second Raw: R. Cuffo, J. Ciraolo, N. Bradley, E. Figler,
A. Fyle, M, Collins, L Carella, R. Bowen, C. Chukos, J. Clancy, D. Buckrope, H. Allen, A. Abel, J. Crispell, M. Blake, E, Bundy, P. Chennell, J. Buhl-
mann, E. Cenlofonii, J. Ciraolo, C, Barone, Firxl Raw: M. Cussuno, B. Filippelli, J. Chido, B. Clurd, V. Burns, J. Berlrand, L. Comidine, T. Caxey,
M. Albem, B. Bryant, C. House, W. Cleveland, L. Bax, R. Barber, Y. Diilocco, M. Candellu, A. Civlello, N. Fulqenxi, l. Filocamo.
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Lal! Row: G. Selah, D. Wllxon, R, Roberts, H. Marlsl, A. Wulzlr, J. Trane, B. Norwalk, A. levy, A. Pellegrino, O. Wolf, M. Ziehm, F. Oxelkowski,
W. Wax. Faurlh Row: C. Winlars, C. Veriglo, R. Turner, J. Ruxhlon, D. Siriekland, D. Parish, R. Nanula, E, Pacia, R. Maxham, E. Tale, D. McMurray,
K, Slavanson, E. Rickells, A. Trawidl. Thlrd Row: C. Waxl, D. While, l. LoFresli, 1. Smeal, D. Palazzo, S. Parker, W. Pappas, D. Woillcawialr,
M. Quinn, W. Nemer, E. O'Farrell, J. Zurlman, P. Nerl, G. Wonsley. Strand Raw: T. Rau, B. Yoho, J, Pehing, B. lubkaff, P. Quinn, P. Weaver,
M. Williams, T. Pidgecn, H. Zudun, M, luxu:ha, L. lackey, G. Tilyou, L. Williamson, G. Furla, B. Whitlle, J. Persia. Flril Ravi: G, Weilcoll,
J. Urin, E. Vespa, J. Zymrox, N. Raxcelll, S. Whne, . am, G. Rixlimenfi, H. Hanesian, M. Pllluli, A. Pinilxafia, R. Pixcianere, M. Reed, M. Walker,
R. Pallaci, A. Ulla, R. Pina, H. Pendola, T. Perri.
Lusl Row: S. Mayes, J. McKinley, N. Lange, G. Scurapa, J. Gugen, L. Reid, E. P. McCabe, H. Goodwin, F. Lewundowslri, H. Orcher, R.
Dobberleon, H. Wendt, B. Montagano, L. Chopin. Fourth Rev E Moorudinn C R. Luxurx, P. Mnllurnuci, J. Lawrencc, J. Lxhowski,
S. Mo:Kenxic, J. Lime. C, Mizhener, M. Worth, J, Mahl, J. Re J. laone. Third Row: M. DeVcux, J. MacKenzie,
F. Mdlrccknn, E. Milleville, A. Grandin, V. Lockrow, H. Goodwin, M. C. Monleleotle, F. Mauro, B. Griiiuih, D. Murchison,
P. Donovan, M. Gcrrow, F. Watson, J. Liersch, L. McCormick. Sozodn E, Marlin, A. McGovern, J. Nsuhuua, N. Noglu,
J. MacMillan, J. Neidenr, C. Giurrixzo, J. Golunku, I. LoPrexOi, W. G. LeMuners, D. learmun, S. Greene, A. Lucinxki, F. Szofrun,
Parker J. uma, D. Murphy, A. D'Ami:o. Frm naw. R. Mutri, J, E. Narhalxan, M. Lavauay, M, Millar, I. Man,
icollvli, M. MocVilliu, R. LuRin, S. Dommon, R. Burio M. M. Oceio, F. Morris, M. Muldoon.
lull lam v. Lawn, v. Favanea, M. Muna., J. Ingham, c. Glurriuu, nz. Nichol, s. Harab, w. If-mean, v. Lada, M. smnh, F. ram. Fuurlh naw:
s. vanw, D. Gambaaan, R, mam, H, warm, n. Lea, D. wraam. R. Fornandox, P. Trane, M. Nanaiy, B. Jam, M. Baird, s. Gaiam., R. wan.
'rmfa Row: K. Marana., A. safaaua, s, sum-an, F. LuBallu, M. owam, c. Maacannau, u. shaman, N. Lycia, H. Gnraaaawm, s. sanvana, H. can-
malu, P. Fraser, M. c-mga, M, wean, M. on, R. zyaana, w. Mafaan, a. Salisbury, D. Gurdon. sauna Row: A. oranna, J. Heider, R. GoodIiW,
u. warm, K. shapnard, 1. Norion, s. Mauaf, J. Gibbon, R, Gullen, R. Hanay, w. Lamar, R. Mman, 1. zaahaf, L. warm, 1. Wuzhob, c. Gamma,
L, Holmas, c. Ellis. rum Raw: E. oamaafa, M. Warren, N. wang, re. Malaf-ay, M. Arghbaw, E. wma, v. Lana, M. synm, e. sigam-and, D. spamwry,
H. san-nu, c. Gaxpana, c. Hermonxon, L. nan, J. Lamar, s. naman, M. Manafana, E. Mamnaxana, A. Murchetii.
lull mm: G. oesmmg, nz. Price, R. Dole, T. Krzyskoski, E, Km., v. Pimni, P. Ing.-mi, v, Luvomur, D. culywn, w. Prey, E. nasanm, G. Roma,
M. Eddy, P. Eugeni. Fsurlh low: G. Russo, R. Rotallu, J. Knight, J. Koneclri, R. Sankus, J. Feunic, A. lwanyuk, F. Kawalxki, T. Kolaga, J. Johnson,
R, Price, G. Davidson, W. Kvhns, J. D' Rotella, H. Kreutxer. Third Row: K G. Filichei, S. Rina , D. Doiku, J. Schimmalmunn,
Craven S A. Rufrano, M. Ron, F. D'Ar:angelc, A. Rotellu,
D Johnson, H J nymer, J. Emu,
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Venlbilla, B. Belasco, P, Sirianni, N. Barnhurdt, P. Seevars, J. Adams, R. SariannI,
Last low: O. Auman, J. Stoellmg, J. Price, R. Ingham,
R. Shapiro D. Bialic R. Sedlak S. Johnson, F. Klettlre, T Fourth Row: M. Kraft, R. Ingham, H. Bloomquist, D. Smith, M. Alaima, J. Nicks,
W. Armxtrong, J. Thomas, V. Smith, J. Crorty, J. Brookinx, J. Biasucci, B. Stafiord, S. Alcorn, J. Burr, G. Holder. Third Row: M. Irish, J. Bilxen, E.
Martin, W. Aivazix, B. Taylor, N. Saubnr, H. Kargalix, J. Sirianni, F. Koxluk, 1. Aceii, S. Scibilia, J. Sarian, B. Spafiard, M. Sherman, P. Beretta,
A. Ma:-own, E. Emmolz. sauna nw: n. Arsr. J. Kysor, s. rcmccglmka, J. surrey, L. Hodge, J. simon, R. Nichols, R. Horst, M. Brierley, H. Taylor,
D. Elin, J. Bultzly, R, Beach, J. Bcharieh, I.. Jircilano, B. Shankovich, V. Siuta, F. Holt. Flrxt Raw: N. Benvenuti, G, Smith, M. Ailotia, J, Swailes,
J. sauna, n. Kang, A. afamn, s, A-man, G. Armamge, R. LoPre5ti, M. Schmidt, A. xinun, R. xoumuq, J. Sulkey, P. ummm, E. san, sa. Mum, A. nerds,
inquiring reporter o
Do you think that eighteen your olds should be
allowed to vote?
ANGELA CUTTAIA '49-Yes. They
are old enough to fight for their
country: they are old enough to
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-' NQAQERINE cumzv '49-No. sign-
teen year olds ore not mature
K enough to decide the important
Qjlggf their co ntry
ALICE COSTANZO '49-Yes. They
have more knowledge of current
affairs than some who have been
gg out of school for years.
What improvements do you think the school
i Louis PELucRnNo '49-The school
needs more of a variety ot sports,
Too much emphasis is placed on
football and basketball.
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4 ARCHIE CRAIG '49- Esculators from
the first to the third floorp clocks
that keep correct timep and tele-
phones that work.
, , " JAMES sPiNA '49-MOYE musical
'Q assemblies, because high school
K 1 people enioy musicg fewer speeches
, ' in assembly.
What typo of teacher do you prefer?
F i"' LAWRENCE BASTA '49-A young,
54333 pretty teacher who doesn't give
much homework because l have
Y other classes, too.
JANE BUDROW '49-One who is
interested in the pupils and is able
5, to teach and keep order ot the
i same time
HOWARD BROOKS '50-One who
Mil will help when I need it, and who
knows that l have other classes, too.
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How does it feel without sophomores around the
! Q Rose DePASQUALE '49-The school
I seems lost without the sophomores
because the seniors can't misdirect
"TONl" RANGATORE '49-l miss
the dazed expressions on their faces.
MICHAEL YANDIAN '49-Now-a-
days when l walk in the halls, l can
stretch my elbows.
How could attendance at school sporting events
DONNA CUTTAIA '49-Carry out
the idea of dancing alter the games
ond refreshment stands.
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BOB FILLICAMO '49-Tell them l'm
playing-a famous personality like
mine would attract a crowd. l'm
GREGORY TATOIAN '49 - The
events could be more interesting and
What kind of music do you think that the band
and orchestra should ploy?
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JUNE JULlAN '49-Any type, but
they should play it the way it was
meant to be played.
RAY BURRY 50-l think that the
band should continue to play as it
has, but the orchestra is too
DAVID BOHLMAN '49-I think that
anything would be better than the
stuff they play now.
If you had your way, what color would you
point the halls?
ANDRE McGOVERN '50-Buff, be-
cause il is more conservative, but
then again, black and white stripes
for solitary confinement.
LeVAN BROWN '50-The ceiling
should be painted sky blue with
pink elephants, and the walls purple
with yellow polka dots.
t GEORGE LeMASTERS '50-Scotch
plaid with yellow polka dots ta
7 L .,f'V,i f ,,', 1 brighten the school since the students
aren't very bright in the morning.
Do you think that there should be a driving :lass
' , TOM FREEBURG '49-Yes, because
l already know how to drive and it
f 5 iq?-fflfg' would be easy credit for me.
V ' Teo auunow '5o..Y-es, because
K - my father wouIdn't have to waste
- time teaching me.
' PEGGY YOUNG '49-lt will teach
the students the right way to drive
and will probably teach safety.
Do you think thot high school student: should be
allowed to read comic books?
A I MR. JACK-High school students
should llnd more prohtable reading.
ROLAND ROSATI '49-They should
read educational matter, ond in
iw K such a way, become more mature.
- ' RICHARD MOLINARO '49-No, be-
: cause a lot of the girls go around
l acting like Tiger Lil, and the boys
act like schmoos.
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last Row: J. Grano, J. Gormley, J, Ahrens, J. Lindsay, G. Scarupa, P. lngrascl, R. Krauser, P. Soevers, J. Adams, J. Viola, T. Cusamenta, P. Molin-
verni, L. Moxxei, E. Kapoloski, F. Zatulove. Fourth Row: J. Johnson, R. Burry, E, Mnnker, E. Atileck, F. Palermo, M. Meyers, R. Carlini, J. Balo,
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F,Colavecchia,A. refgisnes.remm4.1,c.afen4on,r. Hound., F.Forrester, D.Wilxon. uma new. o. cimeie, . oy or, U 1, ,
D. Pieroni, H. Bloomquist, M. Shapiro, R. Ratella, J. Marino, R. Weil, J. Gibbon, M. Gourlay, S. Herewski, M. Nassoiy, L. Gatlin. Second Row:
J, McDonald, M. Weeks, M. D'Anno, T. Bunce, S. Rizzo, A. Sorkees, M. DeFelice, B. Smith, R. Filocamo, P. Ozzimo, M. Scibilia, C. Rovssi, D. Focaxio,
F J w' la A M ck rim new i Elia A nioievins, M Meuufen, D DaRin E Fagisr, M. Potter, B, zusuen, o. nlyou,
I. LoPresti, F. arina, . is aum, . a . : . , . . . , .
R. Tovano, S. Demmon, V. Long, J. DeSantis, R. Shahin, P. Quinn, D. King, R, Nichols, C. MacCannoll, C. Gornicki, P. Parker.
Our Student Council assumed greater proportions in 1949. Home-rooms were no longer the conventional
105, 212, 450 but were California, Oklahoma, or Missouri. Homeroom representatives and alternates
quickly became the "governors" and "lieutenant-governors" of the various states.
The highlight of the year was the vigorous campaign for the vice-presidency of the school, patterned
after notional party nominations. On election day, the auditorium was f1lled with hundreds of excited
"politicians," each sitting in his own state "bloc," designated by an uproisecl sign. On the stage were the
candidates, Glenn Tillyou, Jerry Holder, and Douglas Wilson, together with the huge tally-board and tellers
equipped with adding machines. As the roll-call at states was read ali, each governor rose in tum and
proclaimed his state's ballots. While disgruntled "Dixiecrats" from South Carolina filled the air with confetti,
and countless Flashbulbs blinded the crowd, Jerry Holder was announced our new vice-president.
Among the student Council's accomplishments were two suc-
cessful dances, contributions to the Junior Red Cross and Com-
munity Chest Campaigns, intramural basketball, the mainte-
nance of the Sportsmanship Council, panel discussion an comic
books, ond contributions to CARE. Also bus tickets were made
available to the students.
Officers of the Student Council are os follows: President,
Jack Perkins, Vice-President, Jerry Holder, Secretory, Bonnie
Haynes, Treasurer, Freddie Leo.
Thanks to the efforts of these officers with their adviser
Edmond J. Skimin, N. F. H. S. became better known in the
community for its welfare and social services rendered.
Standing: Mr. Skimin, G. Holder. Suited: J.
Perkins, F. Leo, B. Haynes.
slant low: C. Klabunde, F. Haag, E. Mankar, D. Burhyte, J. Maloney, D. Jepsen, W. Kernin, G. Shaw, A. Steffen, J. Menk, R. Rovner, R. Brain,
K. Lawrence, R. Lauxau, E. Facia, J. Collipp, R. Serianni. Slxlh Raw: E. Janik, C. Krawczylr, R. Rasati, J. DeSantis, F. Micale, F. Kaperski, E. Shahln,
P. Zatulove, R. Vanderhoek, R. Moxllotn, R. Well, P. Budakian, J. Eurraughs, J. McGreevy, E. O'Brien, W. Andrews, A. Walck. Fifth Raw: J.
Sloelting, E. Milleville, T. Hadiclr, F, Klettke, M. Smith, V. Surry, A. Morton, A. Cripe, A, Cochrane, E. Chichester, l. DaFIorio, T. Grana, E. Baccelli,
G. Shahinian, M. Kirchue, P. Young, K. Chaput, C. Hermansan, O. Ingreaci. Fourth Row: A. Darby, C. Elstrodt, F. Forrester, E. Gambaro, C. Gornicki,
B. Janes, M. Basl, W. Sihmitx, S, Austin, J. Clayton, V. Anton, R. Russell, D. Cuttaia, D. Dornchalr, F. Piroslri, J. Shalt, P, Thompson. Thlrd Raw:
R. Nanula, R. Bulzalli, E. Gaiani, G. Smith, A. Esenwein, B. Haynes, M. lngrascl, R. Cusioda, P, DeFelice, G. Davis, l. Elia, P. Belishuk, M. Kanecki,
J. lauxau, E. White, V. Long, J. Crispell, A. Ciccarelli, I. Wasiewuz, M. Finlay. Second Row: l. l.aPres!i, A. Kinan, P. Cvhougasian, M, Gasbarre,
G. Jaus, J, Julian, O. Achilli, E. Ncholsan, E. Ball, P. Poupart, M. Silbergeld, B. Tomaszewski, M. Zasucha, l. Kryxiak, D. Pieroni, E. Affleck, D. Fisher,
J. Hanslay, M. Pokorney, J. Sidenberg, F. Johannes. Flrxt Row: B. Spaulding, H. Kalano, S. Gross, J. Wisbaum, J, Richilsen, A. Jackson, J. Budrow,
S. Ellsworth, M. Weeks, M. Plunkett, C. Roussl, J. Palumbo, M. Bmno, A. Coyle, A. Mack, D. LaFranier, A. Rangatore, M. Buehl, C. Michener, S. Alcorn.
The four cardinal principles of the National Honor Society, Character, Service, Leadership, and Scholar-
ship, have inspired the members of this organization to play an increasingly prominent role in school affairs
since its inception in l942.
Members were inducted in October at a breakfast. ln February the group played host to the LaSalle
chapter at a banquet at the Samovar Restaurant. Additional members were inducted in March at an im-
pressive assemhly. A motion picture was sponsored as a money-making proiect. Maintenance of the school
clinic and management of the corridor patrol are among the organization's functions. A picnic with its tra-
, V ditionol baseball game and delicious food completed the year.
Olricers during the first semester were: Marshall Meyers,
president, Bradley Cherenzia, vice-president, Amelia Sarkees,
secretary, and Margaret Vitello, treasurer. At the mid-year
Mike Yandian was elected president, Anna DiGiovine, vice-
presidenty Mary Nassoiy, secretary, and Theresa Appoioney,
Mr. Mark Bedford, Mr. Edmund Skimin, Miss Thyra Rasmussen,
Miss Catherine Morrissey, Mr. C. J. Peet, principal, and Mr.
W. F. Jack, vice-principal, served as faculty advisers throughout
lull Row: M. Vitello, A. Sarkeax, B. Cheren-
xia, T. Appoloney, M. Nasxaiy. Front Row:
A. DiGiovine, M. Yandian, M. Meyers.
last Row: M. Meyers, D. Johnson, R. Rayner, L. Zelones, R. Brain, J. Ahrens, J. Adams, F. Nigh, J. Heuer. Ytslrd low: P. Thompson, D. Cuttaia,
D. Bruss, l. Long, A. Fernandez, W. Ellison, S, Mueller, C. Kracht, T. Trzeciak, R. Weil, R. Moscati, B. Carsten, C. Harvey, Second Row: B. Zublioft,
M. Jackson, D. Fisher, J. Conrad, B. Warry, J. Sidenberg, J. Richelsen, M. Nacca, E. Baccelli, l. Zielinski, P. Budakian, J. Atkinson, M. Neville, L.
Bowers, R. Campanara, M. lagow, B. Haynes. Flrst Raw: F. Cicco, G. Congelosi, F. Alaimo, G. Russo, A. Rangatore, M. Sherman, M. Silbergeld,
P. Morden, A. Skrabacz, D. latka, W C. Curry, C. Raussi, A. DiGiovine, E. Deluke.
Modern minds are formed by modern ideas, and perhaps no more force is more potent in forming these
ideas than the power of the press. ln Niagara Falls High School, the Chronicle has reflected theifast-moving
atomic youth in its pages. Gone are the "buttons and bows" which characterized the first editions of l879.
Now the Chronicle must play a new, realistic role without sacrificing its high school flavor.
In the year l9A9, Joyce Palumbo and Paul Zatulove have
worked as co-editors-in-chief with associate editors Richard
Rovner, news stattg Molly Silbergeld, literary editor, Irvin
lang, sports editor, Joy Sidenberg, circulation manager, Anna
DiGiovine, business manager, and star reporters, Peter
Budakian, Aurelius Fernandez, Richard Weil, Bernard Zublcoff,
Bill Ellison, Margaret Neville, and Mary Pokorney the iournalism
classes, and Donna Cuttoia, typist.
The Chronicle's chief praiects this year have been in promoting
a nominating convention for the election of school officers and 7
an assembly commemorating this year as the Chronicle's 70th
anniversary since 1879.
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Standing: Mr. J. Goldstein, P. latulove.
Seated: J. Palumbo, Mrs. B. Oliver.
the 1949 nia
Stundlnllz G. Tilyau, S. Ellsworth, P. Thompson, R. Smith, J. llarnaw.
Sealed: I. Hunter, Mr. Mcllaig.
Last Row: M. Tower, R. Well, F. Palermo, W. Ellison, K. Lawrence, J. Viale,
R. Brain, R. Rovnor, P. Zatulova, J. Grana, A. Fernandez, R. Buuelli. Sezond
The earnest efforts of several of our teachers and
fellow students have gone into the making of our
Niagarian for l949. All looked boldly ahead to the
future that is bound up with us in selecting the "Atomic
Age" as the yearbook theme. ln carrying the theme
through the pages of the Niagarian, the staff hoped
to make our yearbook both meaningful, enioyable,
The school yearbook was an issue of the Chronicle
before l93l, when it first was made a separate pub-
lication called the Niagarian. This year's yearbook
features an outstanding maroon and silver cover and
bold black and white division pages, in keeping with
the futuristic theme. Among the innovations featured
in the yearbook for l949 are "Yesterday and Today"
with pictures of members of the Senior Class in baby-
hood and as seniors, and a "Roving Reporter" column
of student views.
Guiding the yearbook organization were Marshall
Meyers, editor-in-chief, Ronald Lauzau, associate
editor-in-chief, Mr. James Bongiorno, faculty adviser,
and Mr. Perry Brown, assistant faculty adviser.
Row: J. Goodwin, B. Warry, J. Sidenberq, J. Clayton, H. Graham, R. Russell,
P. Bvdakian, M. Nauoiy, A. Crlpe, E. Baccelli, A. Coyle, M. Neville, J. Richelsen,
A. Mack. First Row: A. DiGiovino, B. Haynex, M. Weelu, J, McDonald, J.
Wllbaum, J. Conrad, F. Daloisio, M. Snyder, A. Bolo, C. Rouui, M. Ferro.
Standing: A. Mciwin, N. Lau, R. Dilfoxquale
Sentedx A. Bolo, M. Ferro, M. Vonnl.
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Each phase of yearbook work was as-
signed to a different department, each with
its own editors, staff, and advisers. The
editors were: Molly Silbergeld, literary
editor, Clayton Robinson, associate literary
editor, Olga Achilli, feature editor, Jardine
Skolf, associate feature editor, Florence
Klettke and Donald Burhyte, co-art editors,
Betty Spaulding, business editor, Antoinette
Rangatare, associate business editor, David
Bohlmann, photography editor, and Donald
Eick, assistant photography editor. Mrs. Ber-
eneice Oliver was literary faculty adviser,
Mr. Murray McKaig, art faculty adviser: and
Mrs. Miriam Heary and Mr, Joseph Moran
were the business faculty advisers.
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Back Row: M. D'Amuro, A. Morton, R.
Russell, G. Brandon, V. Burry, F, Rynnr,
S. Wrobel. Snead Row: P. DaFeIica,
V. Long, B. Povline, M. Fielding, R. Cas-
tilleux, J. Perez, M. Seibilia, M. Giles,
A. Slciarbacz, R. Sacco. Flrst Row: J.KelIy,
l. Ella, E. Colucci, L. Luciani, A. Esenwaln,
M. snyasf, M. vans, J. xisannqm, n.
Clumbrona, M. Farm, J. Vsmer.
music club o
The Associated Music Clubs are composed of the band, the orchestra,
the mixed chorus, and A Cappella Chorus of the Niagara Falls High
At its first organization meeting in November, the representatives of
these various music groups elected Janet Atkison as president, Angelo
LaPorta as vice-president, Ralph Vescio as secretary, and Jennie Schiro
The various music groups have enioyed a successful year.
The band entertained the students here in school with the assemblies,
and also played at South Junior. They cheered on our football team,
too, playing at all home games.
The various Associated Music Clubs have performed together on
many occasions. The highlight of the season was their annual spring
concert. The orchestra and the A Cappella Chorus performed at the
Commencement exercises in June. The orchestra and band played for
the Junior Class Play.
These ioint activities also covered the amusement side. At Christmas,
a rousing party was held in the music room where everyone present
had fun playing games and dancing to records. The'school year was
concluded by a picnic in June filled with plenty of sports and food.
These happy hours spent at work and play by the Associated Music
Clubs were made possible through the directing of Mr. W. A. Scotchmer
and Mr. C. B. Emert.
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Last Row: V. Castonzo, P, Weaver,
A. Grondin, R, Serianni, P. Trans, J
Aiuimn, D. tcenyen, s. Clark, J. Mum
o. aaeiac, J. Ama, M. sushi, 1. Mae
Gill, W. Fopovich. Second Row: A
Bards, H. Adams, B. Theal, R. Shahin,
J. Agnello, J. Skoft, J. Johnson, J
Mmm, c. needy, s. Prey, o. imma,
S. Mayes, l. Brown, C, Carr, M. Forbes,
H. Dfytm, s. what., L. rsamo, M.
Walker. First Row: A. McHenry, D.
Game, L. Ammo, N. Moment, P, Siri-
anni, F. Kowalski, W. Kernin, N. Kru-
mr, P. sssvm, 1. Adams, F. Bongio-
vanni, R. Turner, J. Sirianni, A. Ruf-
rano, V. Housman.
The orchestra, directed by Mr. W. A. Scotchmer, also enioyed o successful season. Its first appearance in public
was at the Junior Play. As in the past, the orchestra took part in the annual spring concert. Its last public appearances
were at the Spring Music Festival where it presented a variety of selections, and at commencement exercises. .
lust Raw: E. White, E. Pethybridge,
J. Alkixon, B. Thaal, S. White. Second
Raw: K. Marable, A. McHenry. S.
Coxtanxo, A. Rufrano, J. Sirianni, N.
MacNeil, H. Kargolis, A, Morton, J.
cmpeu, J. louzau, L. Kfysiui.. nm
low: B. lee. F. Aumon, R. Ingham,
W. Popovich, 1, Adams, G. Lee, B.
Prey, M. DeFoxco, J. Johnson, M.
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The band, under the baton of Mr. C. B, Emert, started off its year of activities by attending all the home football
games and displayed its talents during half-time. We were given our first opportunity to hear the band when it
presented a pep assembly to honor the football team. Shortly after, an assembly of modern compositions was pre-
sented at South .lunior before a capacity audience. Having received word of its abilities, the Rotary Club requested
the band to play at one of its meetings at the Hotel Niagara. To round out the season, the band presented a concert
at Stella Niagara, receiving much praise and recognition for its performance.
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Armitage, P. mmm., G. sulawhano,
E. at-Ju, J. Battaqlia, c, Baumann, L.
Bax, N. Bevacqua, M. Blake, J. Bud-
mw, r, andrew, a. chermie, w,
Cochrane, J. Conrad, V. Coxtonxo, B.
Craven, J. Crispell, M. Cunningham,
R. Custode, F. Daloisio, A. D'Amico,
B. D'Apollo, M. DeVavx, P. Donovan,
J. Escalante, A. Evans, E. Everest, M.
Faiola, J. Gardener, H. Goodwin, H.
Gattxchalk, M. Gourlay, A. Gratuis,
S. Greene, B. Hanson, B. Haynes, D.
Ham., M. uni., J. Irwin, r. Jaime, J.
Julian, E. Keller, B. lee, G. lee, E.
Leixsle, H. liebig, A, Linton, S. Mac'
Kenxie, M. Maclaren, M. Macvittie,
Cr. Matorrese, M. McPherson, M.
Milich, J. Matt, D. Murchison, M. Ne-
ville, E. Nicholson, F. Penale, J.
Purim, E. mhybfaag., v, Pier.-mi,
M. Pakomey, w, Popovich, G. Pena,
J. Redmond, T. Roberts, N. Racetli, J.
Rymer, B. Sartino, J. Schira, R.
Schmidli, A. Schoepflin, J. Scibetta, R.
Serianni, B. Sheldon, V. Siuta, M.
smith, J. sperm, D. spamwfy, J. spina,
J. Stephen, J, Stevenson, K. Stevenson,
H. Stewart, M. Sykes, B. Theal, J.
Verner, E. Vespa, P. Weaver, S.
White, G. Wilkerson, M. Williams, S.
Wrobel, M. Zasuehu, l. Zielinski, B.
zubkofr, J. zymm.
The A Cappella Chorus, under the direction ot Mr. W. A. Scotchmer, has enioyed a busy year. Their first perform-
ance in October was forthe Zonta Club. This was followed by programs for the Rotary Club in December, the Business
and Professional Women's Club in February, and the l.ion's Club in March. Also, the A Cappella Chorus had the
honor of opening the Lenten series at St. Paul's Church in March. They presented the Spring Concert in April, per-
formed at South Junior, presented their own annual concert in June, and sang at the commencement services in June.
last Row: H. Liebig, J. Perkins, D.
Jepsen, W. Popovich, B. Zubkotf.
Fltth Raw: T. Janese, R. Seriannl, W.
Cochrane, K. Stevenson, J. Redmond.
Fourth Row: M. Smith, B. lee, P.
Auman, F. Pendle, J. Spina, J, Matt,
B. Charenlia, T. Roberts, J. Adams, T.
Budrow. Third low: J. Crispall, C.
McGill, R. Custode, S. Wrobel, E.
Everest, V. Costanxo, M. Faiolo. H.
Goodin, M. Mihich. Second low: J.
Zymral, M. Neville, J. Scibetta, M.
Cunningham, M. Pokarney. A. Gratuis,
M. waimsm, J. -Atkinson, E. Penny-
braaqe, v. Hausvnan, G. Lu. rim
nw. J. Escalante, A, union, J.
Specht, L. Krysiak, E. wma., J. Julian,
G. Wilkerson. B. Haynes, B. Hanson,
B. Theal, J. Schiro, S. White, G. Barto,
K, muy, awww Mr. swnhrw.
The Mixed Chorus, also directed by Mr. W. A. Scotchmer, worked industriously. In October they appeared in o
school assembly. They performed in the Spring Concert in April and shared honors with the A Cappella Chorus in
the South Junior program in May. The flne work of these musical organizations has contributed greatly to the culture
of our community.
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Warielsl, V. l.aDauceur, H. Liebig
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Kenzie, P. Fraser, A. DiGiovine
s. Austin, G. smi-ly.
stage crew and proiection staff
We have seen plays and other productions on our stage and have applauded and praised the actors, but seldom
do we give thanks to the people behind the curtains-the Stage Crew and Proiection Stott. Truly, they deserve
credit for their hard work and untiring efforts.
This year the Stage Crew under the direction of Miss Mary E. McDougall and Mr. Robert l.. Cooley, have etticiently
taken care of scenery, props, clever lighting effects, and the carefree timing of curtains.
They have contributed much of their extra time to prepare and decorate the stage for the iunior and senior plays.
Members of the stage crew are: Bruce Andrew, William Barclay, Anna DiGiovine, Arthur Evans, James Huer,
Donald Jepsen, Victor ladouceur, James MacKenzie. Walter Popovich is the stage manager and Herbert Liebig is
Ca-workers and helpers to the stage crew are the members of the Proiection Staff. They have the iob of handling
the public address system, playing records, and showing movies and slides in the auditorium and in the classrooms.
With Mr. William Crowie to guide them, they have played a very important part in the Thanksgiving skit, and
the numerous variety shows.
Members ot the Projection Staff are: Sally Austin, William Barclay, Gordon Bolton, Anna DiGiovine, Phylis Fraser,
Victor Ladouceur, Herbert Liebig and Gerard Warfield.
These students are the ones who pulled the switches, climbed the ladders, pounded the nails, burned their fingers
on the hot spotlights, opened curtains. They are the students who, in overalls and dust-stained shirts, made possible
the fine stage productions which we saw this year.
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er Squad unobtrusively plays an important role in the activities of Niagara Falls High School, as
well as in many community events.
The members ofthe squad serve at annual events of the school, such as the iunior and senior plays, concerts,
the variety show, and at baccalaureate and commencement exercises.
The girls also render their invaluable assistance at general teachers' meetings, the lectures of the Public
Forum, and other community programs and performances taking place at Niagara Falls High School. On
these occasions the girls help with the sale and collection of tickets, the distribution of programs, and with
the smooth functioning of the seating of the audience.
Miss Lucy Massimilian has been faculty adviser for the past year. She
l has been ably assisted by Phyllis Belishuk, captain, who has greatly
helped the squad to maintain its standard of service. The captain and
all the squad members are to be commended on the excellent iob they
The bookstore, which is lodged between the office and clinic, serves a demanding purpose. It is a familiar
and welcome sight to those who need school supplies. The stat? consists of Georgia Shahinian, Rose Hovivian,
Shirley l.utey, Helen Schultz, June Noble, and Don Myers.
When Miss Emma Hulen, the original founder, organized the school store, the sole purpose was to provide
o service ta the students and a means of raising funds for the Student Council. The same principles are ap-
When Mr. Jack came to N. F. H. S. he was given complete responsibility of the store. ln i945 the adviser-
ship was given to Miss Virginia Donohue.
Merchandise includes notebooks, two and three ring paper, pencils, erasers, ledger and iournal paper
and folders, two and three ring paper having the greatest volume of sales.
ln l947, an additional service was provided. A lost and found department was established in the store.
This has aided many students in recovering articles.
The purchasing of the service flag, displayed on the second floor
opposite the assembly, was made possible several years ago by funds 'USQQ 1
raised through the school store. ,
On December 2, the Student Council and the staff of the school store ,gl 0
sponsored the presentation of Donald Scott-Morrison, a famed pianist 5 6
and impersonator. His impersanations included those of Bach, Handel, - R Q5
Brahms, and Beethoven. Q ' Q it
Merit and service emblems are awarded to the deserving students
who devote their time to this proiect.
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Many students do not appreciate the hard work involved in the
efficient operation of our school ofice. Mrs. Agnes C. O'Brien, senior
stenographer, has helped both students and faculty. A few of her duties
include making out students' transcripts for colleges and iobs, requisitions
for materials needed in school and she is in charge of all official cor-
respondence. She is in charge of diplomas, financial statements, and
permanent record cards, also.
A newcomer to the omce stat? is Miss Doraine Sonzio, who was a
member ofthe i948 graduating class af N. F. H. S. Her main duty is to
check all absentees from class and make out the weekly, monthly, and
annual attendance reports. She compiles and mimeographs the weekly
bulletin and supervises the staff of students who assist her, collecting the
blue sheets and morning attendance cards. The switchboard and pro-
gram cards are also under her supervision.
R. Rosati, M. Klrchue, D- Sanrlv. Sally Childs, Diane Dowe, Faye Johannes, and Margaret Voutour
collect the blue attendance sheets every clay. Gloria Porto, Norma
Roscetti, Rosemary Piscioneri,and Theresa Perri collect the attendance cards in the morning. Roland Rosati and Carol
Hermanson have the task of alphabetizing the list of absent students. Mary Kirchue types up the absence sheets and
Few people have seen the inside of the school vault which contains the records of all students who have been
graduated from high school and records of all students who have left school before graduation. It contains duplicate
report cards of all students now in school and a master keyboard with keys to all locks.
In the main office are the mail boxes tor teachers, the teachers' bulletin board, the master clock, card catalog,
switchboard, desks for stenographers and a desk for excuses and tardiness, where a teacher is in charge every
period. ln an adioining room is the mimeograph machine and the school store. Mr, C. J. Peet's office and Mr. W. F.
Jack's office are on either side of the main room.
signing: N. nmem, G. Pans, F, Johannes, iz. Rosen, A. Cochrane, c. Hermanson, T. Perri. suns: M. Fleming, R. Piscianare, o. nw., Mau
86 semis, M. vouiwf, s. Childs, M. Kafehu..
Back low: I. loPrexti, D. Clayton, B. Bryant, A. Levy, J. Ma:Kenxie, S. Norah, G. Ulyou. Front lewx Min McDougall, J. Salacuxe, E. White,
B. Sheldon, M. Weeks, S. Jerkovich, J. Little, M. Buell, A. Ulla.
"A Case of Springtime," a comedy in three acts by Lee Sherman, was presented by the Junior class on December 7.
Under the direction of Miss Mary McDougall, a fine performance was given by the hard-working members ofthe cast.
The plot concerned the troubles of a high school boy, Bob Parker, turned magician in order to regain the attention
of Joan Abemaker, the principal's daughter, who was more interested in dates with college boys. Bob Utterly fails
as a magician, and flnds himself in more difficulties than he had bargained for. By ruining the tuxedo belonging to
Mr. Abernaker, and failing chemistry, Bob is in trouble with both faculty and his family, not to mention Joan. A minor
calamity occurs when members of the Parent-Teachers Association arrive at the Parker home to register complaints
against Bob. The humor in this scene is provided by the kid brother,
Dickie Parker, and his girl friend, Gwen Anderson. However, all ends
happily and Joan and Bob flnd mutual interest once again.
The cast of characters was as follows: Bob Parker, Stanley Horab, Mr.
Parker, Avrom Levy, Mrs. Parker, Barbara Sheldon, Betty Parker,
Elizabeth White, Dickie Parker, lgnazio LaPresti, Gwen Anderson, Anita
Ulla, Joan Abernaker, Marcia Weeks, Eddie Abernoker, Glenn Tilyoup
Lauella, Barbara Bryant, Mr. Abernaker, Daniel Clayton, Mrs. Bruns-
wick, Joanne Little, Mrs. James, Sally Jeckovich, Mrs. Hill, Jean Salacuse,
Plainclothes Man, the "Law," James MacKenziep and Miss Bright, from
the Zoo, Mary Lau Buehl.
M. Weeks, 5. Horeb, Min McDougall.
last Row: M. Giles, B. Smith, T, Duddy, J. Zarlmon, C. Krachl, Trxeclalr, E. DeSantis, A. Fernandez, F. Ackly, R. Nichols, J. Peru, F. Johannes, A.
Grandin. Second Raw: li. Pino, E. Daluke, B. Clark, E, Gombaro, J. Persia, N. Mullen, F. Dalaisio, M. Orr, J, Rymer, J. Llersch, A. Schoephin,
B. Hunter, M. Pitari, M. Vitello, N. Krulik, L. Luciani, G. Jaus. First Row: Miss Britton, F. Forrester, J. Sidenberg, A. Mock, A. Sarkees, V. Maniago,
F, Betishulr, A. Kinan, J. Human.
red cross council
Our Red Cross Council began as an experiment this year to find whether Junior Red Cross activities would be
enhanced by such an organization. The unequalled work of the Junior Red Cross in our school is proat that it has
not only become a worthwhile part of our school administration but also an integral pqart of the inter-school Red
Cross council. '
Under the guidance of Miss Britton, assisted by Miss Werner, and the three representatives to the city-wide council,
Joy Sidenberg, president, Fred Forrester, treasurer, and Phyllis Belishuk, the program commenced with the election
of officers. Amelia Sarkees was elected president, Elizabeth White, vice-president, Amel Kinan, secretary, Ann Mack,
treasurer, and Vivian Maniago, reporter. They all did a noteworthy iob.
ln November, the members were called upon to assist in the city x-ray campaign, sponsored by the tuberculosis
center. They not only worked in mobile units stationed throughout the city, but also delivered informative pamphlets
to all houses in the DeVeaux section.
ln the annual drive for funds, held in January of this year, the school exceeded its goal by obtaining the high
total of S'l5'l.00. lt was due to the excellent publicity campaign, under the chairmanship of Jerry Haman, and the
ardent persuasion of the council members, that so commendable a sum was able to be rasied. All those students
who contributed to the drive automatically became members of the National Junior Red Cross.
During Christmas, three members went ta Batavia to help decorate the Veterans' Hospital for the Yuletide Season.
Other activities for the hospital included a variety show presented in March. The talent for this, such as other entertain-
ment, was part at a reserve list of talent which we used in emergencies whenever such entertainment was needed
at various hospitals, old-folks homes, or schools throughout the county.
This committee was headed by Tom Duddy and Fred Forrester,
Many volunteers assisted at Red Cross Headquarters during the pre-
parations for the Senior drive by counting and sorting various material.
.S The council sponsored a Red Cross home nursing class held at Memorial
I 4 we ' Hospital and over twenty girls earned their home nursing certificates.
Several afghans, over 50 stutted animals, and over 100 washcloths
' f o 1 if ' have been made by various Junior Red Cross members throughout the
. NE , ' The spring drive for the filling of a chest with articles to be sent over-
5' "7 fi Q- W seas concluded a very successful year.
Books are beacons beamed at the
stars. Study of them helps us to take
our places in this modern world.
Two hundred and fifty new books
are added each year to the five thou-
sand books already in our school li-
brary. Our library subscribes to forty
magazines of varied appeal, a collec-
tion of college catalogs is available,
and fine encyclopedias offer unlimited
advantages for study and research.
Miss Della Hutson, school librarian,
with the assistance of twenty-three girls,
helps the students take advantage of
the varied library materials.
The library is a pleasant place where
education is an enioyment and inspira-
tion. With the beacon of these books
at our fingertips, the stars may yet be
last Row: E. Keller, P. Morden, D. Pieroni, J.
Johnson, A. n-wick, E. cniel-wer, R. zyguna, J.
laBeIIe, C. Wach, V. Locliraw, K. Shepherd, I. Miller,
G. Zultenski, R. Romberg, A. Waitowicz, F. Sxafran.
R. Pallaci, G. Amendt, G. Wilkerson, A. McEwen, M
Lasher, F. Rizzo.
B. Craven, S,
Second low: F.
J. Swalles, J.
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Stundlng: J. Richelxen, A. Morton, A. Cripe, R. Rusxell, V, Anton, J. Clayton,
M Neville,,A. Mack, R. Pinkowslci. Seated: R. Cuxtade, I, Elia, Miss McCarney,
J. Sidenlaerg, J. Wisbaum.
Amid Niagara's hallowed halls there
is a haven of rest and quiet which the
students proudly hail as the clinic.
The clinic is managed under the
leadership of Miss Helen McCarney,
R.P.N., school nurse-teacher, and by
girls selected through the National
Honor Society. These girls are on duty
every period of the day. Their work
consists of administering simple flrste
aid, keeping the clinic in good order,
and recording all treatments given. On
Friday mornings, Dr. J. P. LaDuca,
school physician, is in attendance.
Girls assisting on the clinic staff are:
Roberta Pinkowski, Ruth Russell, Jan
Richelsen, Joy Sidenberg, Anne Mack,
Anne Morton, Alice Cripe, Virginia
Anton, Joyce Wisbaum, Margaret Nev-
ville, lrene Elia, and Janice Clayton.
B Spaulding, N. Baird, B. Zubkatf, R. Lauzau, F. Mlcale, C. Klabunda, D. Jepson,
R. Brain, M. Nassoiy, Mr. Benson.
Since early October, the Science
Club, with Robert Brain as president,
Charles Klabunde as vice-president,
and Vee Houseman as secretory-treas-
urer, has been actively operating under
the guidance of Mr. Benson as sponsor.
ln order to ioin the club, under the
new constitution, one must possess a
keen interest in the advancement of
science together with a few courses of
high school science. Prospective mem-
bers can flnd facilities for experimenta-
tion and investigation by joining the
Members are allowed full use of the
chemistry laboratory facilities where
they work out proiects according to
their individual interests, Many useful
inventions have been developed by the
student members of the club with re-
sults in the fields of chemistry, physics,
palette and brush
The Palette and Brush Club is com-
posed of a small but active group of
students who are interested in the de-
velopment of their talents along the
different lines of art. Their meetings
offer the student the stimulation of
working with fellow artists.
Various techniques are used by the
members including soap carving, water
color and oil painting, wood carving,
charcoal drawing, and modeling in
The meetings are held each Wednes-
day after school and are open to any-
one who is interested in art.
Donald Burhyte is the president,
Evelyn Ricketts is secretary-treasurer,
and Mr. Murray McKaig is the adviser.
lout Row: G. Tatoian, P. Budaklan, Mr. McKaig, S. Kreamer, E. Sigixmond
Second Row: S. Jenlrinx, M, Sykes, E. Ricketts, J. Biarnow. Flrrt Row I
Crocheron, B. Hunter, D. Burhyts. Model: J. Swailu. Omlttod from Plcturox
Bock Raw: K. Scheel, F. For-
rexter B Andrew, R. Rovner,
D Jepson, R. Kolenkow, T.
Budrow R. Vanderhoek, H.
Bloamquist. Front Row: M.
Meyers K lawrence, P. Zatu-
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Zubkott, J. Star. ,
The Forensic Society, one of the longest-established N. F. H. S. organizations, was founded by a group
of energetic students for the purpose of fostering fellowship and developing ability in public speaking.
Through the years, the society has maintained a high standard of achievement, and has played an im-
portant role in building future leaders. The 1949 members viewed with pride the accomplishments of their
predecessors, and determined to uphold the fine record, while it was in their hands. With the indispensible
help of Mr. Mark Bedford, the faculty adviser, the members maintained this ideal throughout a successful year.
The otTicers for the first semester were as follows: Robert Brain, president, Paul Zatulove, vice-president,
Richard Weil, secretary, and Richard Rayner, treasurer. For the second semester, the officers were: Paul
Zatulove, president, Robert Brain, vice-presidentg Kenneth Lawrence, secretary: and John Burroughs, treasurer.
At the meetings, held every second Wednesday evening at the homes of the members, good fellowship
formed the background, while the emphasis was on public speaking, debate, and group discussion. The
wide variety of program subjects included current topics such as the presidential campaign and the Berlin
crisis, as well as general topics such as school spirit, and the education system.
To assure the complete absence of monotony of meetings, the type of program also was varied. Debates,
informal discussions, outside speakers, wire-recordings of short talks, impromptu speech contests, ond com-
petitive tests, were included in the year's calendar.
Among the special proiects this year was the presentation of an educational radio program over WHLD.
The members of the Forensic Society realized that its continued success depends primarily upon the
natural ability and enthusiasm of the various members. With this fact in mind, try-outs for membership were
held twice during the year, and each time a well-qualified group of new members was added.
lt is generally agreed that, in our complex world of today, in order to become a leader in almost any
field, a person must be a good speaker, To find out whether the converse is also true, i.e., whether good
speakers become leaders, the '49 members organized a tile containing data about former Forensic Society
members. The data showed a goodly percentage of the Forensic alumni to be well on the road to
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top, in many fields. This year's members liked to think of this tile as a crystal ball that showed wh t
their future might hold for them.
A typical attitude was expressed by one member, who said, "l only hope l have done h Ja mupklof ff I
the Forensic Society as it has done for me." Ivy 1,4 ji
Back Row: L. Bax, C. Mac-
Connell, M. Mossta, H. Olan-
der, 1. Gegen, R. Nicol, G.
Roussi, C. DeFranca, F. Farina,
A. D'Amica, S r a . Front
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J. Clayton, F. Forrester, R.
Finkowski, V. Long, Miss
Mitchell, M. McPherson, R.
Elections held in September resulted in Dick Soluri, chairman, Roberta Pinkowski, vice-chairman, and Mae
McPherson, secretary-treasurer. When the ballots were counted after the first ten week term, the chairman
was Roberta Pinkowski, the vice-chairman was Dick Soluri and Leona Bax was secretary-treasurer. February
elections began with Roberta Pinkowski, again, as chairman, Harold Olander as the new vice-chairman, and
Virginia Long as the new secretary-treasurer.
ln September the laws concerning pledging, initiated last year by Pun Hellenic members, with the approval
of Mr. Peet and the organizations, were again in force. These rules concerned the length of the pledging
period, dates for the rushes to be held, and general standards for pledging. These agreements helped to
curtail the amount of vicious hazing which has been going an, yet allowed the members to satisfy their feelings
or opinions in a more mature manner.
Scholarship was also highly stressed in Pan Hellenic this year. In the past, sororities had informally con-
ducted competitions each ten weeks, by submitting their averages to the other four organizations. However,
it was decided to try to get all the groups into this program. A few special meetings were held with Miss
Mitchell and a selected committee to organize the program. They decided to erect a plaque in the Pan
Hellenic box onthe tlrst floor in front of the cafeteria and, each January and June, to place two plates with
the names of the sorority and fraternity having the highest averages for the preceding semester on them.
The annual Pan Hellenic assembly in the spring provided educational entertainment for all.
The members representing their organizations for the year were: Beta Alpha Sigma, Leona Bax and
Doris DeRin, Theta Lambda Chi, Mae McPherson and Joanne Barber, Theta Xi Upsilon, Roberta Pinkowski
and Sue Pu rant- Zeta Sigma Epsilon, Marcia Weeks and Janice Clayton, Zeta Tau Iota, Mary Jane Eades,
Cornelia McConnell, and Virginia Long, Alpha Theta Kappa, Frank Farina and Dick Saluri, Gamma Delta
Psi, William Fermoile and Harold Holman, Gamma Sigma, Harold Olander and Fred Forrester, Sigma Psi,
Bob Dolan and Carl DeFranco.
V A relatively new organization to enter the halls of Niagara Falls High is the "Pianissimos." The
name of this organization originated from a song of the some name popular at the time, "Pianis-
The members, through the organization, are trying to promote good fellowship, curb iuvenile
delinquency, and racial and religious discrimination. A member added: "To form a more perfect
fraternity ond brotherhood for the enlightenment of ourselves and others."
Organization of this fraternity took many months of planning, meeting, and hard effort. lt
was in May, I948, when the venture was first undertaken as the boys wanted to keep in contact
with each other during the summer vacation.
It was Neil Fitzgerald who flrst came upon the idea of getting together as an organization. His
suggestion was unanimously approved and "Pianissimos" came into being. At flrst the sole purpose
was to have good times. After serious thinking the members began to plan their meeting, to hold
elections, and to debate the dihierent current issues. A moderator was needed for the debates
and Mr. Leo Waznak, on interested party, kindly accepted the invitation to ioin the group. They
began to hold regular meetings in members' homes. During the latter port of the summer, meetings
were recessed as it was vacation time. ln September, meetings were resumed but things were
greatly out of order. After two to three months, another interested person, Mrs. D. W. Van Allan,
agreed to help.
Soon the members will be high school graduates on their way to colleges and iobs but as the
president stated, "Once a pianissimo, always a pianissimof' This good fellowship will never be
forgotten. Members hope to carry the organization far into the future and have another chartered
A great man once said: "A good doctor, in curing a disease, delves into its source." Under-
standing among all people is the only road to peace and happiness.
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The Tri-Y, a member club of the Young Women's Christian Association, under the advisership of Miss
Arlene Fink and Gloria Brandon, president, was ably assisted by Helen Goodwin, vice-president, Alma
Esenwein, secretary, and Mary Nassoiy, treasurer.
Contributions were given to the Y. W. C. A. World Fellowship and Reconstruction Funds, which build
better citizens and Y's in other sections of the world. Other services of the Tri-Y included knitting an afghan
and presenting Christmas gifts to orphans.
Having been host to the annual midwinter Y-Treen conference, Niagara Falls Y-Teens were quite busy.
Tri-Y's other social highlights were o "Cootie Party,"cosmetic party, interclub bowling. ond a spring dance.
The thirty members concluded the year with the annual farewell party given in honor of th
seniors and Installation of the new officers.
Miss Dolores Matarrese, adviser, and Jacqueline Perez, Beta Chi president, welcomed the new members
ot a tea in the fall.
Highlights of the year included joint parties with the Beta Hi-Y, an annual Christmas party, caroling at
Christmas, and the annual Mid-Winter Conference for Y-Teen clubs. On February l9, "Starlight Rhapsody,"
a sport dance was held, with Elizabeth Pasquale and Angeline Massara as chairman and co-chairman.
The group has co-operated with the Y. W. C. A. in the contributing to World Fellowship and Reconstruction
The year ended with a pleasant cruise an Lake Ontario.
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Under the able leadership of their president, Mary Ann D'Anna, the Gamma Rho has had a memorable
year. Other officers were Theresa Appoloney, vice-president, Marie Ferro, secretary, and Dolores Ciam-
The social activities for the year began with an annual rush-tea held at the home of Barbara Corsten.
After several weeks of pledging, the new members were formally accepted at a banquet held at the
The group sponsored Swing-ln, the recreational center for all high-school 'teenagers. Other activities
planned were bowling parties, bake sales, luke-box dances, and intramural basketball games. The Gamma
Rho girls were very active in school activities. Many were in chorus, on the cheerleading squad, and on the
To round out a profitable year, their
annual dance was held in May.
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ln June of l948, the following officers were elected for the Phi Gamma Beta: Donna
Cuttaio, president, Alice Costanzo, vice-president, Rose DiPasquale, secretary, Florence
Alaimo, treasurer, and Corrine DeCarlo, committee chairman.
These four girls have contributed much ot their time and effort in order to make their
club outstanding. Parties, dances, and hayrides added to the enioyment of the club
A welcome party was given to the girls by the To-BofVi Hi-Y since they obtained the
title of "sister club." To show their appreciation, the girls gave them in return, a party
with dancing and table tennis. The parties were made possible through the excellent co-
operation of bath clubs and under the guidance of Miss Henick and Mr. Caccomise,
Basketball, an extra activity, aroused the interests of club members. Games were
played with three popular Y-Teen clubs. Star players were: Rose DiPasquale, captain,
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Alice Costanzo, Rosemary Pallacci, Florence Alaimo, and Donna Cuttaia. Bowling
and Mary Vanni worked hard to keep the clubs circulating.
ary Vanni was captain of the bowling team. Rose DiPasquale
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The Phi Sigma Phi opened its fourth season with the
annual rush tea held at the home of Agnes Garvey.
Under the leadership of lda DiFlorio, president, the club members enthusiastically responded to the many
activities.'A formal initiation was held at Luigi's in honor of the new members. The girls, in co-operation
with the Y. W. C. A., participated in contributing to the World Fellowship Funds.
Among the extra-curricular functions were a skating party held at Dexter's, a hayride, bowling parties,
and a cosmetic demonstration by Avon.
ln combination with the Phi Gamma Beta, the Phi Sigma Phi sponsored a spring dance with Vincinette
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The business and social activities of the year were conclude y picnic held at Crystal Beach.
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Theta Xi Upsilon Sorority, under the guidance of Miss Catherine Morrissey, adviser, opened its social
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The chapter played hostess to its four Canadian chapters for the annual convention at the Red Coach
lnn which included a formal dance, a business meeting, dinner, and tea with Mayor William R. Lupton and
Mrs. Dorothy Shank, guest speakers.
"Frantic Fantasy" dance was held at the Prospect House, under the co-chairmanship of Roberta Pinkowski
and Pat McGrath, Febmary l2. .
On Mather's Day an impressive tea was given and the following week the semi-closed formal dance at
the Hotel General Brock, Activities were brought to a close by the senior picnic in June,
Members, not included above, are N. Young and B. Smith.
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The Alpha chapter of the Theta Lambda Chi Sorority has been an active organization in N F H S since
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The Chi's began their activities with the annual rush tea at the home ol Mae McPherson. Pledging was
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"Autumn Lyric," the Chi's fall dance, under the chairmanship of Mary Ellen Snyder, was given during
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Other activities included a closed dance in February at the Prospect House, a bake sale, a rummage sale
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With Ada Cochrane as chairman, the annual spring semi-formal dance was given in April. ln June, sopho
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The Alpha chapter of the Zeta Tau lata Sorority has been a very industrious organization in
Niagara Falls High School during the past year. After a pledge period of flve weeks, nine new
active members were initiated at a formal dinner at the Red Coach lnn.
On October 9, the first dance, "Indian Pow-Wow," was held at the Hotel Niagara. After- this
unusual fall dance, the annual Christmas formal was planned.
The Christmas project was a donation to CARE for packages to be sent overseas. Under the
auspices of the Red Cross, an afghan was knitted for the Veteran's Hospital in Batavia.
The Mother-Faculty Tea was held on April 24. This traditional affair proved to be very enioyable.
June 3 came, and the final dance ofthe year, Memory Lane, was held.
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The Zeta Sigma Epsilon sorority concluded an active season with Bonnie Haynes as president and Mrs.
Eleven new members were bid after the annual rush tea, duly pledged, and were initiated at a formal
banquet at the Whirlpool Club.
The semi-formal dance, Moonlight Mood, on December 29, at the Hotel General Brock, was one of the
highlights of the Christmas vacation.
The Zeta Sigs' full social program included a Valentine party, a slumber party, a spaghetti dinner, an
annual birthday party and weekly badminton play. Other functions were a get-together with the Alpha
chapter in Buffalo, a Mothers' Day Tea, and participation in several discussions under the leadership of
Dr. Safran and Mrs. Slack, a French war bride.
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A highlight of Beta's activities was the fourth annual Yearbook beneflt dance. The
proceeds of this dance helped to pay for the leather-bound covers of the "Niagarian."
During the year Beta exchanged ponies with their sister club, the Beta Chi. It also
supported Hi-Y activities, including the Saturday Nite Club, the Hi-Y City Council, the
World Youth Guild, and other Hi-Y benefits. Members of the Beta took active part in
school sports, dances, and other social proiects.
The season concluded with the annual picnic at Olcott Beach.
John Grana was president and Charles A. Zabaldo was the adviser.
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Many students in N. F. H. S. can still remember when the To Bo Vi Hi-Y was organized in 1946. lt has
advanced far since then, and has in the years '48-'49 left many milestones that will be remembered.
Under the leadership of Charles Caccamise, adviser, and Elio Marchetti, president, the club has accom-
plished many achievements. ,
The social calendar was highlighted by the "Moth Ball Hop" on May 21 at the north end Y. M. C. A. and
participation in the Saturday Night Club.
Another feather in the To Bo Vi's hat was the distinction of being the first Hi-Y in this area to meet its
obligation to the World Youth Fund.
As a lawmaker, the To Bo Vi Hi-Y presented a bill at the area Hi-Y Council meeting on December ii.
On November l5, the To Ba Vi Hi-Y selected the Phi Gamma Beta as its sister Hi-Y. To commemorate
the occasion a party was held at the North End "Y" on November 26.
The To Ba Vi sent a representative to the State Hi-Y Council which was held on April 23, 24, and 25 in
Westheld, New York.
The To Bo Vi Hi-Y rings down the curtain and looks back on the old year with pride and toward the new
year with anticipation of greater things to come.
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In its first year of existence, the Niagara Falls High School Key Club made its presence felt on the school
scene. Sponsored by the Niagara Falls Kiwanis Club, with service to the school as its purpose, the club
has an able adviser in Mr. Orlo Thompson, vice-president of Kiwanis.
Oiicers who were elected for the post year are: Charles Sheusi, president, John Burroughs, vice-president,
Herbert Bloomquist, secretary, and Avrom Levy, treasurer.
The Key Club sponsored two fund-raising projects. lt sold "coke" at home games of the basketball team
and tickets to the annual Kiwanis Invitation Basketball Tournament held last April.
The March of Dimes Drive in school was in the members' charge and proved highly successful. Over
sixty dollars was turned over to the lnfantile Paralysis Foundation.
The highlight of the season was the Key Club International Convention in Washington, D. C. The local
Kiwanis Club, at its own expense, sent several Key Club members there to receive a better understanding
and appreciation of the work of Key Clubs all over the country.
With a year of helpful experience to guide it, the Key Club can look forward to an even more vigorous
program next season.
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The Alpha chapter of the Alpha Theta Kappa fraternity held many
activities during the 1949 school year. During the first semester they
held their annual pledge hayride and at the close of the pledge period,
the formal dinner at the new members at the Whirlpool Club. On No- ,
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for Senior High School's best athlete, and with the popular "Kappa
The oEicers for the tlrst semester were: Marshall Meyers, president, Jerry Hamam, vice-president,
Aurelius Fernandez, treasurer, Edward Maoradian, Jr., secretary, and Dick Horst, sergeant-at-arms, for the
second semester: Richard Soluri, president, Aurelius Fernandez, vice-president, Ramon Fernandez,
Le Van Brown, secretary, Homer Martel, corresponding secretary, and Robert Fennish, sergeant-at-arms.
Anthony DiChiara is the adviser of the fraternity. A member, not pictured above, is Morton Haber.
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Under the supervision of their adviser, Mr. James Boardman, the Alpha Eta chapter of Gamma Delta
Psi fraternity has completed another interesting and eventful year.
ln September a rush party opened the season, at the home of Ray Shahin. The many rushees who received
bids and underwent the somewhat arduous period of pledging, breathed a deep sigh of relief at the formal
initiation in November.
On Thanksgiving Day, the third annual "Harvest Moon" dance was held under the chairmanship of Bill
Fermoile. The unusual elimination dance prize was a Toy Shepherd puppy which was won by Mildred
Plunkett and Kevin Weil.
Due to the financial success of this dance, money was donated to the Salvation APmy. Outgrown clothing
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A hayride, held iust before Easter, with .lack Kehoe as chairman, was enioyed by all those present.
January pledging began with a rush party at the home of Tom Shay, and lasted the usual period of
time, during which time pledges were hazed with the usual attempt toward constructiveness by the fraternity.
"Easter Parade" was the theme of a spring dance held during Easter vacation, in the Crystal Ballroom
at the Hotel Niagara. A King and Queen were chosen, crowned, and each was presented with a prize in
keeping with the spring season. Program booklets were given away as souvenirs.
Other activities during the year included football games each Sunday during the fall season at Hyde
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Four score years ago, Professor Charles Maclean ' 'ff K'
laid the cornerstone for the Gamma Sigma fraternity
international-a memorable heritage for Niagara's
Socially, Gamma Sigma has established many an-
nual attairs, two of these being the tlrst dance of the G- Smllh J- Rldmwld
year, "The Pigskin Prom," and the newer, novel, .
"Apache Dance," held later in the season. The yearly QB
"Father and Son Banquet" was held in honor of the
A convocation of Gamma Sigma's fifty international chapters was held this year in Syracuse.
The fraternity donated a Thanksgiving basket to a family in need, and at Christmas, portrayed
Claus for the children and adults confined to St. Mary's Hospital.
One of the members of Gamma Sigma who rose to great heights was our late beloved President Franklin
This may be a period at anti-fraternal sentiment, but the Gamma Sigma believes, "That hunger for
brotherhood is at the bottom of the unrest of the civilized world."
newly inducted members.
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Under the guidance of Mr. Mark R. Bedford, the Nu chapter of Sigma Psi fraternity has completed
another satisfactory year.
An innovation of the pledge period, which started shortly after the beginning of the school year and
ended in November, was its constructive theme. An entirely new and unprecedented type of informal
initiation was conducted this year. The formal rituals and a banquet, at which the eleven new members
were feted, took place the following Monday night.
The main event of the past year was the annual Christmas formal at Hotel Niagara with Hal Mclntyre
and his orchestra, famed for its modern rhythm.
Other praisewoithy events were the Mother and Son banquet, the Father and Son banquet, a toboggan
party at Fonthill, a hay ride, and the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Nu chapter of Sigma Psi
fraternity. Once again Sigma Psi was undefeated in the lnterfraternity football league.
Interesting and educational programs were a part of the weekly meetings in addition to the regular
business of the evening.
Monetary contributions were made to two worthy causes: The March of Dimes and the American Red
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Having been organized only a short time ago, the Gamma Phi has been very busy in
school and Y activities.
They opened the school year with a pledge period and then, the formal initiation.
The club has been energetic in the Hi-Y Council which supports the Saturday Nite Club
and the Annual New Year's Eve dance. With twenty-one fully active members, many
have been elected to homeroom positions and one member heads the Junior Class as
The l'li-Y has participated in many activities, including the Saturday Nite Club, closed
parties, dances, and the Hi-Y Council meetings. Its members sold Christmas trees for the
Y's Men's Club with the proceeds going toward an electric score board for the North End
Y. M. C. A.
The charter members are Thomas Rilko, Mel Snelling, Jerry Holder, Ray Burry and
alpha delta hi-y
The Alpha Delta Hi-Y enioyed a well rounded program during this sch I
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was a S100 contribution to the World Yo th F
u und. Much of this money was raised by selling pop to the
bridge club which held tournaments at the South End Y. M. C. A. Th '-
e Hu Y, also co-sponsored the Saturday
ight Club with the rest of the Hi-Y clubs of the c't
The program committee was successful in presenting an interesting and educational program to the
members. Programs during the year included movies, speakers, swimming, and several meetings at members'
homes. They were often entertained by the piano artistry of Glenn Tilyou.
The Hi-Y basketball team, under the capable leadership of Hugh Brennan, sports manager, had a very
satisfying season with a record of eight victories and two defeats.
Other activities during the year were participation in the fund-raising campaign for Camp Kawabi, the
Y. M. C. A. camp in Canada and support of the Hi-Y Carnival sponsored by the Hi-Y clubs of the city.
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Tilyou, vice-president, and Donald Burhyte and Hugh Brennan, secretary
and treasurer, respectively. Ofticers for the second term were: Donald
Burhyte, president, James MacKenzie, vice-president, Frank Richardson,
H Rv Shaw, treasurer, and Glenn Tilyou, secretory.
Advisership of the club was elficiently handled by Mr. William Sion.
Members, not pictured above, are James MacKenzie, William Trues-
dale, and John Justiana.
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H. Wellsworth, T. Johnson, J. Viele, R. Metxler, M. Nowak, M. O'LeughIin.
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As the baseball season ended, the Red and Gray emerged as cham-
pion of the Frontier League with six wins and one loss.
The Red and Gray nine opened the season by shutting out the LaSalle
squad, 5-0. Lanky Jack Perkins pitched good ball, striking out fourteen
men. The trio of Chepkauskas, Marshall, and Burnett collected two hits
Tonawanda proved to be a stumbling block, and Niagara was beaten
by a 7-4 score.
The hnal score against Lockport was 6-5 with Mickey Novak pitching
a six-hit ball game. Bud Johnson, rookie inheider, led the barrage of
hits with three singles.
Jim Webber proved to be too much for the Lackawanna club and
came through with a neat four-hitter. Again outhelder, Danny Chep-
kauskas, led the hitting with a double and two singles. Frank Bumett
drove in the winning run with a single in the sixth inning to make the
Rnal score, 3-1.
In the game with Trott, Mickey Novak, pitcher, held the Engineers to
no runs and two hits. Jack Marshall and Danny Chepkauskas racked up
six hits and were instmmental in the eight run splurge of the Red and
Niagara Falls then came through with a 3-I victory over North
Tonawanda by the efforts of hurler Bob Young.
The speed of wiry Jack Perkins handicapped the Kenmore Blue
Devils to but two runs, four hits, while his squad was gathering ten runs.
Danny Chepkauskas, speedy outhelder, proved to be the spark plug in
the field and at the plate.
N. F. H. S. entered the playoffs to meet the Lockport nine. The boys
played hard, but Lockport won 5-O.
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. 6 Lockport
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Lett In Right-Sitting: J. Miller, J, Mott, A. Vilas, R. Vesclo, D. Russell, B. Rhodes, J. Franciosco. D. Bunas, J. Viele, T. Tadexca, N. Skelton, J. Rushton.
Ksullng: G. Smith, J. Anderluk, G. Kelly, B. Hallett, J. Ventry, J. Gormley, G. Roussi, J. Elmassian, N, Mantanara, F. Bruslno, R. Nanula, I. Norton,
J. Nowe. Standing: M. Nowak, E. Nemer, F. Faso, N. Baccarelll, E. Gaini, A. Milano, F. Newandowxki, R. Rhodes, D. Smlth. S. Zuba, W. Laska,
B. Lltchka, Assistant Coach, D. King, Manager, M. O'LaughIin, Coach.
Niagara started the 48-49 football season with the return of three lettermen, a new head coach, Mike 0'Lau hlin'
and a new assistant coach, Robert Litchka.
As the season ended, the Red and Grey had a record of no wins, six losses and one tie, but as every game was
played, the boys showed steady improvement in their knowledge of football.
N. F. H. S. opened the season by playing the White and Blues of Kenmore. Numerous fumbles cost the Falls three
touchdowns in the flrst half. During the second half the boys knuckled down to a better defense and held the Ken-
morites to but two hard-earned touchdowns.
A week later Tonawanda traveled to Hyde Park Stadium to play the Red and Gray. In the second quarter of
play a twenty yard pass from Skelton to Rhodes gave Niagara the lead, 6-0. John Nowe failed to convert the
extra point. During the third quarter, Tonawanda scored and made the extra point to clinch the game.
The following Saturday the team met the LaSalle squad. It was touch and go for three quarters until LaSalle
blocked Richard Banos' punt and recovered. Two plays later they scored. Niagara went to the air but to no avail.
A small but scrappy Dunkirk team beat N. F. in a hard fought battle, I2-O.
The shifty deceptive single wing attack of North Tonawanda baffled the Red and Gray players. North Tonawanda
emerged victorious, 37-O.
Against the Blue and Gray Steelers of Lackawanna, Niagara went
down to defeat 34-O. During the first half N. F. H. S, made a ball game
of it, trailing 7-0, but the reserves of the Steelers told the tale in man-
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'lte ' L Playing Lockport, Niagara scored the second touchdown of the season
. qt- gi ,Vu Pint y when Norm Skelton lashed through to block a line punt. Nowe recovered
Q,fiff,:Q ' the fumble and went to the three yard line where Bob Hallett smashed
'T fl-' - . over, after three plays. Lockport scored on a pass, but the tie could not
M .tiff I be broken.
. mfg- The T-formation of the Trott Engineers ran the Red and Gray defense
' - 'V yur-' wild. Mickey Novak and Jerry Rushton threw numerous posses, but
5 'Ziff '-1 1,9 -V 7' crucial interceptions frequently lost the Niagara Falls ball. Trott then
' became city champions by a score of 19-0. Guard Stanley Zuba fought
l y heroically for N. F. H. S.
r Scores, however, can be very misleading. Niagara's boys played
FE "'. ' 2 , . " li, hard football, much better than records can show.
Coach Parsons again moulded a successful team for the fourteen
game season, eleven of which were recorded as wins. The season began
on December 10 when the "Parsonites" defeated North Tonawanda 54-
36. The next three games found the team successful, but not equally suc-
cessful. The second classic of the season was only a 28-27 victory.
Lockport and Lackawanna, the third and fourth opponents of the season,
tasted 59-43 and 39-3l losses. The flfth clash of the season began the
short list of Red and Grey losses as Tonawando outscored 52-33.
Doormat LaSalle remained underdogs after Niagara handed them a
48-33 defeat in the sixth game of the season. Trott visited us to play
in the seventh classic of the season with a former Red and Grey cager
to leave with a 40-33 win. The first round of the season flnished with
five victories and two losses.
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Avenging North Tonawanda began the Red and Grey's second round by defeating them 46-41. At this point
Niagara recorded its third loss. Kenmore tasted their second Niagara loss in the ninth clash of the season. The Blue
Devils were out-tallied 49-43. Lockport outscored Niagara in the next tilt 35-29 and our fourth lass of the season
was chalked up. The twelfth and thirteenth games of the season proved to be extremely exciting when the "Come
back kids" from Tonawanda and LaSalle were paid visits. Both tilts were 38-36. Trott paid their second visit of the
season and made a repeat performance. The game was lost 55-40. This flnished the season for the Red and Grey
and left them in a two-way place for third and an invitation to the playoffs where they were comparatively un-
Every man who wore the Red and Grey this season did not disgrace the colors. All played fine ball using sports-
manship and fair play as their guides. High scorers for the season were Dave Sand, Jack Perkins, and Bob Dolan,
all of whom played extremely flne ball throughout the season. They had I76, IO2, and 7l points, respectively.
lllt Rovrx J. Golanlra, T. Roberts, J. Perlrlns, J. Blamow, C. Costanzo, J. Vlele, T. Waznlalr, Mr. Parsons, R. Dolan, I. Rhodes, R. Krauser, N. Skelton,
D. Sandi, J. Marino, W. Popavlch. Fran! Row: N. Latham, R. Rhodes, R. Perri, W. Green, W. Sceuler, E. Dlmel, R. Walnscott, E. DeSantls. W.
Johnson, R. Hendricks, G. Smith, A. Klnan, R. Chawn.
last Kew: J. Fargual, li. Serianni, Heil, J. McCracken, W. Patterson, R. Prlce, R. Roberts, ll. Price. Second low: Mr. Raenr, W. Wldderson
H. Miller, B. Cherlnlia, R. Tipton, M. Smith, P. Lalarhara, M. Masala, G. Mavexian. Flrlt low: W. McNally, E. Nemer, W. llfflar.
Coadsed by "Dave" Reeser and captained by Bill Heil, the 1948-49 mermen began a comparatively unsuccessful
season on December 2 at Lockport. Although the natators downed the "County Sealers," 45-21, in the opening meet
they went on to lose the next four meets in the following order: December 8 to Kenmore 39-27, December 16 to
Tonawanda 37-29, January 6 to North Tonawanda 42-24, January 13 to Amherst 38-28. The first round ended
with a wan l and lost 4 record. i
lnougurating the second round at Lockport on January 20, the team chalked up its second victory in six starts to
the tune of 38-27. Kenmore, Tonawanda, and North Tonowanda repeated their tirst round of performances on
Febmary 3, 10, and 17, respectively. The points for the meets ran 41-25, 48-18, and 57-9, respectively. The final
meet of the season on February 24 found the Red and Grey in "tip-
if top" shape to down Amherst to the splash of 39-27.
MEX The league flnals were again held at Kenmore and our natatorstook N
two places in the March event.
X .lx X The, team showed steady improvement throughout the season. Bill
A I ' McNally and Dick Price were outstanding throughout the season as well
3' as in the play-offs where they gained the two places for Niagara, nor
he must we forget Maurice Moesta, student manager, who labored untiringly
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Xu 6,.saL'gf and heard shouts and cheers combined with anguished sobs, you were
receiving an auditory view of the highly-competitive girls' volleyball
.44 Af ,, games.
W J The volleyball tournament gave the iunior and senior girls their first
-:MWF it chance of this school year to take part in a team sport which really re-
quired the ability to work together as a group.
' , Members of the eleventh grade gym classes gat together and formed
Z 'fl fifteen individual teams which vied with each other for top honors in this
A ,Q field. After a number of close games, sore muscles, and hoarse voices,
the Cyanamid team, with Mariorie Smith as captain, came out on top.
The Flying Saucers, with Anna Scalfoni as captain, captured the title of
ln the senior division ten professional teams were arranged, which fought fast and furiously to win the
honored title of champs. However, quite a few of the teams met with overwhelming competition and were forced
to bow out of the running after suffering many defeats. ln the end the Atoms, winners of two previous years, finished
the season undefeated and captured the senior crown. Margaret Nacca was the captain of the winning team with
the following players: Lottie Sieczka, Jennie Sieczka, Gloria Brandon, lrene Elia, Mary Vanni, Rose DiPosquoIe,
Arshloose Der Ohanessian, Shirley Robillard, Margaret Fielding, Mary Pokorney, and Noreen Lass.
Second place honors went to the Drivers with Mary Pitari as captain.
The volleyball toumament was enioyed by all, including some daily
observers of the opposite sex.
last Row: G. Brandon, N..La1x, M. Nacca, l. Siecxku, M. Fielding, J. Sieczka, It. DiPasauale, M. Vanni, 5. Rahillard, A. Dar0hanexxian, I. Elia.
Flu! low: B. Clark, M. lrish, F. LaBelIe, ll, Zygand, B. Sheldon, M. Nauoiy.
, girls' tennis
Tennis tournaments, which are a relatively new competitive sport for
,M girls in Niagara Falls High School, were held again this year. However,
'5 A 't due to unfavorable weather conditions, the toumaments could not be
f completed until spring and all the flnal championships could not be
In the eleventh grade singles tournament, the toss up was between
ag Amanda Grandon, Marcia Weeks, and Clara Gornicki.
In the eleventh grade doubles, flnals were played between Theresa Ross and Mariorie Kraft who defeated
Jane Zymraz and Elaine Kopacz by a scare of nine to seven.
ln the twelfth grade singles, Gloria Brandon was defeated by Mary Vanni with the terrific scare of six
ln the twelfth grade doubles, the final match is to be between Ann Orsi and Mary Pitari against lrene
Elia and Elizabeth Pasquale. This is predicted to be a fast moving and exciting match. Either way the game
will be won by a close score.
lan Raw: G. Brandon, E. Pasquale, A. Orsi, M. Pitari, M. Vanni, l. Ella. Flrlt Raw: J. Zymraz, C. Corniclri, M. Kraft, A. Grandln, M. Weeks,
T. Ron, E. Kopacz.
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Last law: J. Sldenberg, M. Van laan, A. Whaley, Miss McDougall. Second law: P. Thompson, F. Rymer, M. Weeks, D. Scott, S. White. First
low: M. Potter, V. Maniago, V. Burry, A. Cripe. Sealed on Board: M. Walker, R. Giannlnl, C. Gaxparla, N. Lan.
"Fear is one of the most powerful instinctive emotions," says Miss Mary McDougall, girls' swimming instructor. "I
consider it my most important adversary in my teaching of swimming. The causes of fear are usually some frightening
personal experiences in the water or serious water accidents to near relatives or friends: The high school girl usually
manifests her fear by some expression of rationalization, so we have the numerous so called 'reasons' for her not
taking swimming-catch cold too easily, hair looks unglamorovs, not enough time to dress, feel ill after swimming,
and many others. Our program is designed primarily to aid the pupil in understanding and overcoming these fears.
The many advantages of knowledge of swimming are discussed and
"The ability to save oneself or another is reason enough in itself to
leam to swim. A 'water wallflower' is a sod unhappy person, How many
swim parties, canoe trips, fishing or sailing expeditions does the non-
swimmer miss aut on! Also, swimming can't be equalled as a form of ' r
symmetrical body building exercise. It develops grace, poise, and good
Miss McDougall, in addition to her regular classes, teaches a class in
Senior Red Cross Life-Saving, allows the girls to go to the pool every
FriddY after school for PlaY or Practice, and also presides at several H Q
"mixed" splash parties each year. She holds several classes for non- 3 K
swimmers as she feels that everyone should have at least an elementary :WWW I K -
knowledge of the fundamentals of swimming. , , :l?JE'11:-'iffffr-W.
Basketball season in the girls' gym was the time for all good female contestants to come to the aid of their teams
in the annual tournament.
Those males who witnessed some of the games were probably a bit puzzled by the method of play. There are
two main differences between girls' and boys' basketball. First, the girls place their forwards and guards at different
ends of the court, and neither cross the center line during play. Secondly, o girls' team consists of six players com-
posed of three forwards and three guards instead of five.
This year the girls especially loaked forward to the season since Lockport invited our "basketshooters" of two girls'
teams for a Play Dav in basketball.
Here at High School, intramural games were played with former
champions such as Margaret Nacca's and Susie .lohnson's teams trying to
Q hold their crowns earned last year. Also, contests were held in the differ-
' ent gym classes.
' Ak, jk My Aside from the fun and sports ability displayed, both the eleventh
4' X '- : and twelfth grades were given tests in class. The Juniors had a practice
if if test while the Seniors labored over a written examination.
,yffiifif The students were also drilled in the techniques of basketball during
si , wif' ff, ' class.
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Standing: G. Brandon, M. Nacca, N. Lass, M. Fielding, L. Slecxka, M. Fokorney, J. Sieczlza, M. Vanni, R. DiPasquale, S. Robillard, A. DIGivolne
l. Elia. Sitting: K. Marable, G. Bracken, F. Klettke, S. Johnson, M. Smith, B. Griffith.
laul Row: I. Elia,' M. Vanni, A. Orsi, J. Sldonberg, R. DiPasquale, M. Pitarh Flrlt Row: R. Bowen, M, Kraft, M. Smith, B. Sheldon, T. Rexx
One of the flrst forms of organized sports for the girls last fall was
the table tennis tournament. This took place during gym classes as well i
as in the after-school sessions. Enthusiastic senior and iunior girls alike t:5M1f"" :'M
went all out to support this tournament, with the result that there were -MB' " , W , ' "
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numerous close games, a duo emerged triumphant and was proclaimed XY w,,mff-'-ffff"""'ffT'g2.'s:Q"A"sg"
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brand of table tennis, but they also enjoyed themselves to the "nth"
ln the senior division lrene Elia, the champion in previous years, again took top honors by conquering Joy Sidenberg
with the scores of 21-14 ond 21-15.
The finals in the doubles was a very close match which went to three games, the scores being 17-21, .21-16, 21-13.
Mary Vanni and Rose DePasquale were the winners of this tournament while Anne Orsi and Mary Pltaru took second
The iuniors also had a chance to exhibit their talents in a tourr which took place at the same time as the
The singles crown was claimed by a previous winner, Rose Bov Jn, who with her fast game, defeated Jean Rymer
with the scores of 21-9 and 21-15.
Mariorie Smith and Barbara Sheldon became champions of the eleventh grade doubles after gaining a 21-17
and 21-15 victory over Theresa Ross and Mariorie Kraft.
Stnndlng: L Siecxko, M. Necca, A. Mack, M. Tower, Seated: M. lrixh, I. Sheldon, M. Smith, E. Eichoiz.
One of the sports which rates high on the list of favorites is badminton. At the beginning of the second term, during
every gym class the girls could be found industriously hitting the bird from one end of the court to the other, and
trying tricky net shots to toil their opponents.
There were individual class tournaments which progressed through the weeks until two girls from each gym period
worked their way through the flnals to become class champs,
At the end of the school badminton season the iunior and senior tournaments were held, with a large number of
girls turning out to give their full support. The games were usually played in the girls' gym on Thursdays after school.
ln the iunior tournament 94 girls entered. After a number of close, well-played games, Barbara Sheldon and
Mariorie Smith emerged triumphant after downing Evelyn Eichholz and Mariorie Irish in a match which went to three
games. Eichholz and Irish took the flrst game ll-15, and then Sheldon
and Smith staged o come back to win the next two games by the scores
of I5-6 and I5-9.
The senior girls, not to be outdone, also played good badminton in
t , . 3 their tournaments, in which 52 were entered. In the hnal match Ann Mack
' and Mary Tower, champions in tenth grade, captured the senior bad-
u W minton crown by defeating their opponents in two games, 15-7 and
K I5-7. Margaret Nacca and Lottie Sieczka claimed the runner-up position.
Contrary to other years, there was no play-off match between the
senior and iunior winning teams.
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The Scholastic League bowling at the Kaifasz 8 Lanes consists of 60 A :nk "XII ' .-,rf
members. It is a powerful 8 team league running under the sanction of V .1i.,..gb 6 ' N
the American Junior Bowling Congress. The Flashie Five are now leading ,jx T 1 - N , T '
the league, which is one of the tightest in the city, by a two game lead. li 5 l' X- s K
They also hold many honors such as high single and high series which ' X i . V- t
are 1,046 and 2,914 respectively. The second place team, the Pro- 4. M J.. f...
beaters, hold the highest team average of 8l0. The individual high single -- f' "'4ti.e "
of 243 is held by Bob "Red" Johnson. Leo Asamus,who has bowled every
game thus far, has an average of 170 for a total of 66 games. Bob Kaifasz, president and treasurer, holds the indi-
vidual high of 627. The runner-up with a 6l9 is the secretary, Eddie Surman. This 33 week schedule is one of the
longest every achieved in the A. J. B. C. history. We ended this league in late April. At the conclusion of the season
awards were given for individual high honors. The proprietor, Mr. John Kaifasz, donated a trophy to the winning team.
The bowling season at Niagara Falls High School got otf to a good start on February 4. Everyone was enthusiastic
about the game of bowling, and this resulted in a record number of teams in the league. The fifteen teams bowled
every other Friday at the Central Bowling Alley. Under the supervision of Mrs. Skinner, the girls learned the funda-
mentals of bowling. They learned the meaning of "soldiers" and "timber" and how to get their high scores. Although
many had never bowled before, scores of 100 or better soon showed on the score sheets. The teams, the Alley Cats,
Ball Bearings, Beginners, Boogie Bowlers, Bunnie Bugs, Jet Pilots, New Look, Pin Queens, Pin Splitters, Rockets, Schmoas,
Spares, Strikes, Triple Threat, and the White Eagles, fought hard to win first place, with the Boogie Bowlers and
Triple Threats leading. ln the individual scoring the league was amazed at the increasing number of high scores.
Dolores Evans of the Triple Threats was high with l5O and June Julian followed with a score of 144.
Last Raw: E. Surman, D. Smith, S. Mayes, J. Mahl, E. Janik, J. Trane, R. Price, B. Kaifasz, J. Koneclml, N. Bucci, P. Trane, S. Harab, R. Pirce R
Nlehols, R. Tipton. Thlrd Row: S. Roblllard, G. Smith, J. Ashby, M. Kraft, D. Sturak, B. Tomasxewski, J. Carr, M. Bruno, T. Sioln, M. Lech, M. Nacca
V. Burry, M. Naxsoiy, T. Pidgean, M. Smith, L. Casxana, M. Collins, T. Ross, P. Ghougaslan, D. Focazio, D. Dugan. Second Raw: lt. Kokoxka M
Buckley, E. McGovern, M. McPherson, M. Flaldlng, S. Mellon, D. Evans, A. Oral, N. Lass, A. Grafuis, E. Penney, B. Kok, F. laBelIn, J. Elstan, B Salim
bury, l.. Naxca, M. Pitad, A. Baia, B, Hunter, M. Snyder, E. Bundy, M. Miller. Flrlt Raw: M. D'Anna, T. Appoleney, M. Ferro, C. Chakas, M. Candella
D. Milano, R. Cacclatero, I. Mart, J. Julien, M. Warren, J, Julien, L. lvcianl, M. lngraso, R. Custade, S. White, M. Walker, C. Gasparro, L. Carolla
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The chief aim of the cheerleaders of '49 was to inspire a great deal of pep and enthusiasm among the student
body. Their energetic endeavors made it possible for the students to spur our teams on to many victories. Win or
lose, these cheerleaders could be found with a smile, creating c spirit of friendly rivalry and good sportsmanship
at athletic events of the school. Under the guidance of Coach Parsons, this group has spent many long hours pre-
paring and learning new cheers to present to the school. The cheer which proved to be most popular and successful
this year was:
Two pencel All for Niagara
Four pence! Stand up and holler!
Six pence! lAIl stand up and hollerl
A dollar! Yeah Team!!
.loan Kelly was elected captain for the year and Aurelanne Able
was co-captain. Under their leadership other members of the cheer-
. 7 leading squad were: .
1 , f Varsity Squad: Lucille Bowers, Donna Bruss, Rita Campanaro, Delores
Ciambrone, Mary Dusher, Barbara Griftith, Marilyn Kelly, and Mickey
X 5 'J J Reed.
x U 'Q' V. Junior Varsity Squad: Mary Ann Allotta, Edith Ball, Julie Escalante,
'XXX V ' I Noreen Fulgenzi, Joanne Heider, Lillian Hodge, Carol West, and Helen
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R. Curry, M. Shaplro, T. Kolaga, W. Cushing, 1. Monk. lnllrvdon Mr. Sharp.
ln a len match season the I948 N. F. H. S. golfers turned in
the flnesl record of all ieoms wearing lhe Red and Grey. The
season began on May 6 and ended on June 10, during which
lime seven wins and three losses were recorded. Bob Curry,
Jim Menk, Bob Shapiro, Louis Marconlonio, Ted Janese, and
Bruce Mercelliol composed the team which was coached by
John Sharp losl year.
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As the Basketball season ended, notices were put up that tryouts for the Tennis team would soon be held. This
was an unfamiliar cry at Niagara Falls High School since the war. Practices were few and far between due to the
frequency of wet grounds, but under the supervision of Mr. Stafford each practice was a step ahead. During the
flrst few weeks an intra-squad tournament was played to seed out the best qualified players. Among these were
flrst singles, Don King, second singles, MorQrLHaber, third singles, Francis Pedrick. ln the doubles Stanley Herowski
and Herbert Liebig paired off. Also Bryant Kurtzman and Lew Smith played in the other doubles with Pat LaBarber
The Red and Grey Racqueteers squared off against LaSalle in the flrst match. It was a hard fought scrap with the
Explorers coming out an top 3 to 2. After five days rest, the boys met Trott and won a one-sided victory 5-O. Against
the Red and Blue of North Tonawanda, the squad lost four matches to one. They met the Kenmore Blue Devils on May
l8th and were defeated by a lop-sided score of 5-O. LaSalle was the
first foe in the second round of play. The Red and Grey went down to
defeat 4-l.The Engineers could not solve the smashing drives ofthe Red
and Grey Racqueteers who came through with a 4-0 win. The team of
North Tonawanda could not be stopped as the team went down to de- 4- -b
feat 4-I. Kenmore proved to be a great stumbling block in the path to V s. ' I
victory. The final score book read Kenmore 5, Niagara Falls O. Q ff: 'i
Although they did not hold an enviable record in the League, it must "l 'jst V A
be remembered that the boys were handicapped by the fact that the f' Tiff
other players had more experience and knowledge of the game. With
most of the squadereturning, Mr. Stafford looks to the future with high
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