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The first volume was published in 1910, the same year that the Nichols School moved to its present site at Amherst and Colvin Streets. In the beginning, the books were larger than the present form, despite the fact that the Senior Class was considerably smaller, numbering between nine to twelve boys. But the book doted on its athletics, humor, and advertisers, which eventually produced enough material to fill its pages. The shape of the book also was different, being then higher than it was long. This lasted until 1914, when due to the faculty's request, no publication was produced for two years. The editions from 1916 to the present time present an almost complete evolution. The volume was designed more proportionately, and a decided, but much needed, improvement in photography took place. Fraternity pages were designed, giving an imprint of the fraternity's seal, and listing their chapters and members. This, however, was eliminated when the societies ceased to function as a school activity. Stories were printedg color and art work were added until an extremely interesting and beautiful book was finally produced. During the depression, the Verdian, striving to maintain its high quality, followed the more modern trend and consequently became less expensive. The book of 1938 was the last truly elaborate one. In the thirty-nine issue, "quality not quantity be- tween the covers" became a motto which was adhered to severely. But in this, the yearbook of 1940, we have sought a happy medium and have designed one of the most modern Verdians ever published. It is the sincere hope of the editor and his staff that you will not find quality lacking. me aCll!ty GEORGE NICHOLS PHILIP M. B. BOOCOCK WILLIAM C. O'NIEL Harvard, A.B. Rutgers, A.B. Rutgers, New York University Senior Master Headmaster Assistant to the Headmaster Elton M. Adye, Brown, Ph.B.g Buell Critchlow, Amherst, A.B.: Robert A. Gillespie, Monmouth, A.B.: Guy C. Holbrook, J r., Harvard, A.B., Stuart R. Ikeler, Princeton, A.B., Herbert T. Kenyon, Massachusetts Normal Art School, Charles I. Kleiser, Lehigh Universityg Wilbur J. Lee, New York State Teachers College, Stout Institute, B.S.g Bernard B. Pierce, Brown, A.B., Robert P. Reist, State Teachers College, B.S.g Ray G. Schiferle, Normal College. Indianapolis, Frans A. Thomsson, Harvard, A.B., Harry C. Thornton, St. Michael's College, Torontog Lawrence O. Thornton, Plattsburg State Normal Catholic Universityg Tracy E. Tuthill, Oberlin, A.B., A.M.g Ray M, Verrill. Bowdoin, A.B., Harvard, A.M.g Vincent E. Walsh, Oxford, A.A., Rome, Ph.D.: Donald L. Waterman, Harvard, A.B. 6 .fdalminirifrafiue icerd GEORGE NICHOLS PHILIP M. B. BOOCOCK WILLIAM C. O'NIEL Harvard, A.B. Rutgers, A.B. Rutgers, New York University Senior Master Headmaster Assistant to the Headmaster In Charge of the Lower School HOWARD OSGOOD D. KATE ENNIS M-D- Executive Secretary Consulting Physician MRS. CORNELIA HURD TYLER MRS. OLIVE B. MITCHELL MRS. MARIAN MINTHORNE Assistant to the Secretary Assistant Treasurer Dietitian we Earn! of gllrfteeif ' LARS S. POTTER, President LEWIS G. HARRIMAN,Vice-President CARLTON P. COOKE, Treasurer JOHN MCW. REED, Secretary Terms Expiring June, 1940 JOSEPH A. ARCHBALD, JR. CARLTON P. COOKE THEODORE G. KENEFICK E. H. LETCHWORTH KARR PARKER RALPH F. PEO JOHN Mew. REED Terms Expiring june, 1941 ALEXANDER P. DANN NELSON M. GRAVES LEWIS G. HARRIMAN EDWIN LANG MILLER LARS S. POTTER J. FREDERICK ROGERS D. RUMSEY WHEELER Terms Expiring june, 1942 MAX E. BRETSCHGER ALBERT G. BUTZER WINTHROP KENT ALFRED H. KIRCHHOFER THOMAS W. MITCHELL GEORGE F. RAND ADRIAN W. SMITH Only four members of the graduating class of 1940 were on its rolls in 1933 when that class made its debut on the campus of Nichols. They are A. Bretschger, S. Thompson, C. Wertz, and Sikes CWe cannot give his initial as we know him only under the affec- tionate sobriquet, "Stocky"J who left us for awhile to return a few years later. The class in the following year was enriched by the acquisition of J. Richmond, and E. Roth, and one year later by M. Cooley, G. Houck, D. Whitmer CDestined in the course of time to head the Charities Committeej, and D. Prophet, of whose presence we were unaware until a considerable time after his arrival. When the class entered the Upper School its roster included six new names: B. Anthone, H. Harrison, P. Mugler, H. Neureuter, W. Penseyresg and later Cin Marchj the brilliant J. Hurley. The sole entrants in 1937 were W. Jones and E. Lasserg but 1938 brought us an accretion of which any class would feel proud: G. Goetz, E. McGuire, G. Wadsworth, N. Sullivan, and W. Rockwood, all of whom kept the flag flying in extra-curricular activitiesg and R. Arnold, R. Davey, E. Smith, and A. Hill who did yeoman's service in Athletics. H. Graves and "Stocky" completed the list. Seven members of the class, H. Conners, S. Eby, R. Ferguson, A. Leous, G. Robinson, J. Taylor, and C. Thompson were with us for one year only but had time to demonstrate the ease with which the human being adapts himself to his environment. Finally a post- graduate year was spent in the class of 1940, by G. Batt, D. Coley, H. Cheyney, R. Pleuthner, and J. Tracy. The 1910 Verdian of thirty years ago had but nine seniors in this section. The write-ups were merely an activity listing, and a single sentence by way of description of the senior. This section also included the enrollment of the forms fthere were no gradesj, but had no pictures of them. jke Sixfd jorm CARLTON EDWARD WERTZ, JR. DONALD HACKENBERG WHITMER ALFRED MAX BRETSCHGER President Vice-President Secretary and Treasurer Bernard Anthone, Roger Plunkett Arnold, Gregory Joseph Batt, Houston Charles Cheyney, Daniel Edward Coley, Harold Russell Conners, Samuel Morton Cooley, jr., Richard Davey, Samuel Eliot Eby, Robert Clark Ferguson, George William Goetz, Howard Barker Graves, J r., Harvey Buswell Harrison, Allen Thompson Hill, George Ernst Houck, James Gregory Hurley, William Harry J ones, Elliott Charles Lasser, Alfred Thomas Leous, Edgar Francis McGuire, Joseph Lee McTigue, Charles Philip Mugler, Jr., Howard Ray- mond Neureuter, William Henry Penseyres, Robert Warren Pleuthner, David Tindle Prophet, John Watts Richmond, Sidney George Robinson, Wade Rockwood, Edward Carlton Roth, Robert Stockton Sikes, Edward Balcom Smith, Cornelius Henry Sullivan, Gerald Ray Taylor, Charles Frederick Thompson, Sheldon Thompson III, Jack Sawyer Tracy, George Wadsworth. 10 BERNARD ANTHONE Born: October 4, 1922 -- Entered: September 1936 Basketball squad '39, Basketball team '40, Track squad '39. As the mother once said to her baby who was too near a hot stove, "Bernie, Bernie!" With a friendly handshake or slap on the back, this popular member of the Class of '40 has for four years introduced all newcomers to Nichols and to himself, immediately gaining "for keeps" their friendship and esteem. Although the recently acquired title of "Class Pessimistn might imply a lack of foresight and ambition on his part, he has, on the contrary, gone far on the road to success in both the classroom and gymnasium. Constant plugging has made Bernie's name a frequent addition to the honor list, while this same hard work has greatly impressed the athletic coaches. Almost any wintry afternoon he may be seen shooting baskets with other members of the basketball squad, while spring sees him a member of the track squad, faithfully running the ever-increasing laps under the watchful eyes of his coaches. Nichols will certainly miss this all-round boy when he leaves for college next year. Bernie plans to enter the University of Pennsylvania, preparatory to entering his father's furniture business. ROGER PLUNKETT ARNOLD Born: December 31, 1921 - Entered: September 1938 Football team '38, '39, Basketball team '39, '40, Track team '39. Although Roger has attended Nichols for only two years, he has become one ofthe best known, most popular members of his class. His pleasing personality plus being tall, blond, and handsome, seems to provide him with great attention from the weaker sex. Having been voted the biggest heartbreaker, Rog has had to absorb much abuse during the past year with that broad grin and triumphant sense of humor. . Rog's forte has always been athletics, and since his introduction into Nichols from St. 1oseph's, where he had previously shown preeminence, he has greatly aided Coach Waterman's eleven for the past two years. During the most recent season, Rog switched from end to tackle, showing even greater ability in that position. He has also figured importantly as a forward on the basketball team and as an outstanding hurdler and shot- putter of the track team. But Rog's faculty in athletics by no means indicates an incapacity for his studies. In fact, it should be mentioned that he has stood high above average scholastically since he entered Nichols. Next year, Nichols is certain to miss a consistently good performer when Roger leaves for Yale. ALFRED MAX BRETSCHGER Born: June 18, 1922 -- Entered: September 1933 Boxing team '37, '38, Student Council '40, Assemblies Committee, Chairman, '40, News Board, Adver- tising Manager, '40, Verdian Board '40, Advertising Manager '40, Class Omcer '40, Honor Roll '34, Fred is one of those seniors now so few who entered way back in the sixth grade. Since that time he has kept indeed busy establishing his reputation as "Biggest Social Light" Cwhich, we must admit, is well deservedj as well as being a close contender for the position of "Best Dressed" senior, a combination exciting enough to melt the coldest Cwell, almost the coldestj Seminary heart. Despite his not too athletic inclinations, Fred nevertheless entered the two most recent boxing tournaments at Nichols, in which he distinguished himself by his fighting gameness. In his extra-curricular activities, Fred has served the school as Chairman of the Assembly Committee, editorial writer for the Verdian, Secretary- Treasurer of the Senior Class and in the resulting position on the Student Council. His ability to secure ads so manifested his worth to the publications that he, this year, was appointed Chairman of the advertising staff. thus becoming one of the "Aristocratic Four." In all that he has done, Fred's ready smile has opened to him the warm hearts of all his classmates: perhaps this explains his success in advertising. HAROLD RUSSELL CONNERS Born: October 22, 1921 -- Entered: October 1939 Football team '39, Basketball team '40. Hal, making his appearance in Nichols only last fall, quickly won over the faculty and students with his ever-present smile and humorous attitude. Although one of the best athletes in the school fwe quote the senior ballotj, it is apparent that "King" Conners does not devote all of his time to pursuits in that direction. Recognized land a bit enviously, tool for his constant 90's, Hal is probably the best combination of an athlete and student ever to enroll in Nichols. One of his minor achievements, besides owning the school one week while Dick Davey runs it, is his ability to appear totally unconscious in Mr. Adye's Chemistry class, and yet fire correct answers at any question that might be asked, a feat which he alone has been able to accom- plish, although it has been tried by many. On the senior ballot, in addition to being voted the "I-Iandsomestu and "Best Athlete," Hal was high on the lists of the "Most Popular" and "Most Versatile," the reasons for which need no more proof than merely to know Hal. His plans to take up chemical engineering have been made definite, but at present he is still undecided as to what college he will attend. SAMUEL MORTON COOLEY, JR. Born: September 13, 1921 - Entered: September 1934 Football squad '38, Football team '39, Track squad, '38, Dramatic Club '39, Dance Committee '40, News Board '40, Verdian Board '40. Mort is one of the few individuals who has been fortunate enough to secure a full high school education at Nichols. Not one of the oldest members of the Class of 1940, but nevertheless, a very early arrival, Mort has established himself securely as an integral part of the Senior Class. In the fall of '39 he, along with a score or so of aspirants, donned his uniform and prepared to defend the honor of Nichols upon the gridiron. And of .this hard working squad, he was the only person who, in fair weather or foul, did not miss a single day of practice. Quite naturally, such application as this did not go unrequited, for he received his Varsity Letter at the close of the season. Although a member of that select clique of milers and half-milers, the school lmows "Beak" better as one of the editors of the News' Glimpsetorial Column. Due to the fact that he is invariably teeming with anecdotes, good and otherwise, his position on this board was uncontested. If conscientious effort and drive is sufficient, Mort, like his father, will become a Princeton Alumnus. RICHARD HARRISON DAVEY Bern: March 11, 1921 - Entered: January 1939 Football team '39, Basketball team '39, '40, Baseball team '39. In his two years at Nichols, Dick, the popular lad from Kenmore, has demonstrated much praiseworthy athletic ability. On the football Field, Dick's place-kicking was the envy of many a player, and he well deserved his varsity "N". When the winter sports season arrived, he proved himself to be equally proficient on the basketball court as he had been upon the gridiron, Time and time again, when the Green and White needed those two deciding points, Dick could always be relied upon to come through for his team. As third baseman his fast playing and clean hitting stood him in good stead on last year's baseball team: this spring his position on the team will be even more secure. With this preeminence in athletics, one would hazard a guess and say that Dick is a boisterous, bold sort of fellow. The individual hazarding that guess would be one hundred percent inaccurate, however, for very few members of the Senior Class are as quiet and non-captious as he. At dances Dick must be quite a popular fellow, because his fellow classmates voted him the Senior Class' "Best Dancer". With attributes such as these, Dick will, without a doubt, be royally received at Michigan State. SAMUEL ELIOT EBY Born: May 17, 1921 -Entered: October 1939 Football squad '39. A smiling face, topped by a thriving head of curly, yellow hair, frequently likened to a haystack in a high wind, identities Williamsville's gift to Nichols. Although this was Sam's first year here, he would easily be recognized from this description, since almost daily he gives his indefinite answer to the question "When are you going to get a hair-cut?" In his comparatively few months at Nichols, Sam has made a host of new friends, due undoubtedly to his winning smile and optimistic viewpoint. Hard work on the varsity football squad at right end position has not only won for Sam a football award, but has greatly aided him in acclimating himself. Sam's work has also been above par in the classroom, Where, on the slightest provocation, he will argue a disputed point to the sometimes bitter end. After a thorough training at Harvard Law School, Sam will be quite fit to interpret the Constitution of the United States without fear of contradiction from the members of Mr. Pierce's American History class. ROBERT CLARK FERGUSON Born: January ll, 1920 -- Entered: October 1939 Football team '39, Charities Committee '40. Bob is another of those amiable, good-natured youths who entered Nichols last fall, adapted themselves quickly, and will leave at the end of this their senior year. It is with a sigh of regret that we see Bob leave, for already he has become a popular, well-known figure on the campus, and we feel sure that more years would see Bob a student leader at Nichols. Not wishing to remain inactive, Bob spent time in aiding the all important Charities Committee. Bob would indeed have been an excellent addition to our football team had he not received a severely sprained wrist early in the campaign which never completely healed despite Mr. Boococlds claim that vegetables are a cure-all for such ailments. Regardless of his painful injury, he participated in almost every game as a sub- stitute, and his versatility enabled him to play every position on the line with the single exception of center. Bob's future quest for knowledge will lead him to the University of Kentucky, where he may major in journalism. GEORGE WILLIAM GOETZ Born: November 2, 1922 -'Entered: September 1938 Soccer squad '38, '39, News Board '39, Editor-in-Chief '40, Verdian Board '40, Gleaner Board, Editor-in-Chief, '40, Student Council, President, '40. "Say, I have something for you. Come here." As you unwittingly fall into this neat trap, George pulls out a small typewritten sheet of paper and hands it to you. 'These articles are your responsibility, be sure to have them in on the specified dates, and write plenty on them." This is the manner of handing out assignments for which George Goetz, editor of the Nichols News, has become notorious. Despite his having attended Nichols for only two years, the good-natured G2 has become, most probably, the real leader in the Senior Class. Probably the most influential, and certainly the most energetic of the "News Room Aristocracy" as well as of the Senior Class, George has been editor-in-chief of the News and Gleaner, assistant editor of the Verdian during his senior year, having been introduced into the publication in the fifth form as associate editor of the News. We feel sure that throughout succeeding years, the Voice of the Ghost of Goetz will still be heard saying, "Say, Bretschger, when are you going to get that Gerhard Lang ad again. What do you expect me to fill the back page with-Glimpsetorials?" The most conscientious of his class, George should be well equipped to study Law at Harvard next year. HOWARD BARCLAY GRAVES Bom: August 17, 1921 - Entered: September 1938 Soccer squad '38, Hockey squad '39. '40. Upon his arrival from Peddie in '38, Bud quietly and methodically busied himself with his studies, occasion- ally intermingled a dash of athletics. No doubt his predilection for silence is due to the fact that he possesses the admirable quality of minding no one else's business but his own. A member of the soccer squad for two years, he just narrowly missed making the team. This, however, was not because he lacked the will. The winter sports, however, were more to his liking, for he was an ambitious member of Mr. Thornton's varsity hockey squad Ca sport to which he had previously become addicted at Pedcliej. The end of the hockey season terminated Bud's active participation in athletics, perhaps because in spring a young man's fancy turns to things he has been thinking about all winter. Even though Bud placed only third on the senior ballot as the handsomest, we venture to guess that had the voters been of the feminine gender, he would have been First. Still doubtful as to his college, Bud does not know where he will take his pre-med course. HARVEY BUSWELL HARRISON Born: September 2, 1922 - Entered: September 1936 N B ' ' ' ews oard 40, Assemblies Committee '40, Dramatic Club '39, Tennis squad '38, Honor Roll '37. Entering Nichols in the third form, Harvey readily caught the spirit of the school and began, without ostentation, to stack up a reassuring collection of "honors". While all of his subjects are above average, an ever-increasing pile of A's will "Verril1fy" the fact that English is his forte. His aid in publishing the "Gleaner" was greatly appreciated, and the "News" also owes him a debt of gratitude. Harvey has undertaken this year to fill the difficult but important position of Alumni Editor on the "News" staff and has, in his oliicial capacity, met with great success, exhibiting marked ability and ambition. While he cannot be classified as an athlete, Harvey, like his good friend, Jim Hurley, enjoys squash and tennis, and will challenge anyone to a good game of golf. If we may believe the senior ballot, Harvey is one of our seniors who enjoys a Nichols dance to the utmost, and, as becomes a man-about-town, gives the impression of being just a little "high-hat". Harvey is not yet definitely decided as to his choice of colleges, but either Williams or Wesleyan will win the honor of preparin him t b ' ' g 0 6 8 CO!I11T1C1'Clal aYtlSt- ALLEN THOMPSON HILL Born: December 30, 1921 - E Football squad '39, Basketball ntered: September 1938 squad '39, Tennis team '39. Allen is one of those boys who, when it comes to doing senior write-ups, make editors tear their hair and stay home on Saturday nights. To call Allen reticent and reserved would be a masterpiece of understatement. Few see him come to school' few see him lea b ' , ve, ut we know he is here since his name does not appear with any regularity on the absence report. This is true during the greater part of the year, but in the spring Allen is very noticeable due to unusual ability in his swift and enervating game of tennis. Turning out for the tennis team two years ago, he immediately found a place for himself, a place in which he has prominently distinguished himself, since he was a vital player on the championship tennis team of 1939. Unfortunately, Allen was unable to attain the varsity foot- ball team last season. This was not d ' ' ' ue to a lack of energy or ambition, of which he has an abundance. but to his diminutive size. At whatever school he matriculates, we hope "Al's" aspirations for the freshman team do not fall short. GEORGE ERNST HOUCK Bom: April 15, 1922 - Entered: September 1935 Soccer, Manager, '39. George might well be called one of the pillars of the Class of 1940, for without him the class would be lacking in modernism. His suave manner and his loquacity in English class fespecially when a joke has just been launchedj often make Mr. Verrill raise his eyebrows and look askance at the perpetrator of that deprecating chuckle and that long drawn out "yes-s-s-s". In fact, in the classroom George's loquacity extends to that one derisive word, "yes-s-s-s". But once out of the classroom his geniality becomes very pronounced. After dutifully performing all the arduous and never-ending tasks which an assistant soccer manager must, he rightfully fell heir to the post of manager on the '39 team. As soon as the last bell rang his troubles began. Shoelaces, shoes, towels, and other such athletic paraphemalia were simultaneously demanded from every nook and cranny of the locker room, within a fraction of the usual time the ubiquitous George had satis- factorily filled the behests of the howling players. George eventually intends to become an insurance salesman: it is superfluous to add that he will be a high- pressure salesman. JAMES GREGORY HURLEY Born: January 3, 1922 - Entered: March 1930 News Board '39, '40, Verdian Board '39, Gleaner Board '38, '39, '40, Honor Roll '36, '37, '39. jim is without doubt one of the most brilliant members of this year's graduating class. During his five years at Nichols, he has consistently earned "honors" and has established himself as a student of highest scholastic ability. An indication of his high rating is the fact that "jim" polled among the first as "most conscientious" and "biggest grind" in the Senior Class ballot. While he has concentrated most of his efforts on scholastic endeavor, J im has not missed out on the important and broadening effects of extra-curricular activities. Although he has never gained a position on a major varsity team, Jim plays an excellent game of squash and has for two years practiced with the varsity tennis squad. Work "par excellence" in the literary field has earned for him the assistant editorships of both the "News" and the "Gleaner"-equally well-deserved positions. Argumentative by nature, and possessed of an apt mind and retentive memory, Jim is well Fitted to the life work which he has chosen-law. He will attend Princeton next year. WILLIAM HARRY JONES, JR. Born: March 2, 1920 - Entered: September 1937 Football squad '37, '38, '39. A loud "Ah-ooh-ga" and a series of spasmodic rattles herald the arrival in the parking lot of a somewhat time-worn gas buggy from the Wilderness of Kenmore. Out of the debris steps the friend of the people, Bill Jones, ready, willing and even anxious to jump to the immediate defense of his famous chariot. Although we realize that Bill's affability and continual good humor keep him constantly in the good graces of the entire student body, we fail to understand his being one of the "In worst with the Faculty", especially since his name is occasionally seen among those comprising the honor list. Besides maintaining a respectably high academic standard, Bill has played on the varsity football squad for the past three years, being a valuable and versatile player especially during the most recent season. We feel certain that Lehigh will welcome the opportunity of starting Bill on the long road to a successful medical career and will also enjoy the privilege of housing the primeval Chev., if it continues to exist. ELLIOTT CHARLES LASSER Born: November 30, 1922 - Entered: September 1937 Football squad '38, Football team '39, Basketball squad '38, '39, Basketball team '40, Dramatic Club '39, Honor Roll '38. Although quiet and retiring, Elliott is far from lacking in school spirit, excelling both scholastically and athletically. His pleasing smile and friendly attitude toward all make him well-liked by students and faculty. Since his arrival at Nichols from Lafayette three years ago, Elliott has given much of his time and energy to football and this year realized his ambition by winning a starting position at left guard on the varsity team. As all members of the "green eleven" will affirm, his crushing tackles and skillful recoveries have rendered him invaluable to the team. His athletic ability is not confined to football, however, as he has for three years played basketball on the varsity squad under the excellent coaching of Mr. Gillespie and Mr. Reist. His marks are also in the upper bracket due to this same indefatigable effort. Achieving honors for 1938, he has also upheld his record this year and is deserving of all credit paid him. Elliott has not yet decided in which course to major for his four years at Harvard. ALFRED THOMAS LEOUS Born: September 16, 1920 -- Entered: October 1939 Football team '39, Hockey team '40. On visiting the football field during practice last fall, one undoubtedly would have heard "Hey, 'Oppie', get out of that hole", or "He would run faster if he got off his knees". One would have probably been quite startled when he saw "the little man", because he is not only short but fairly stocky, which makes him appear even shorter. "Oppie" would greet all this joking with that friendly ear-to-ear smile. Thus our class baby is blessed with good-nature and a sense of humor. Coming from Bennett this year, "Oppie" was a very welcome addition to the football team as well as to the Senior Class. On the former, "Oppie" did an excellent job of ridding the team of a fatal weakness in the backiield. On the defense, he backed up the line and his blocking made him prominent. His position on the varsity hockey team was more than warranted, for he spectacularly prevented more than a few goals. His time having been completely taken up by these athletic endeavors, "Oppie" has not had the opportunity to enter into any other extra-curricular activities. His choice for college is still uncertain, but whichever he chooses will acquire one of the best-natured boys Nichols has to offer. literally "rags the scale". Verdian in his senior year. Mac is considering continuing his education at Princeton. 19 - EDGAR FRANCIS MCGUIRE Born: November 21, 1921 - Entered: September 1935 Re entered October 1938 Football squad '38, Dramatic Club '39, Student Council '40 News Board 39 40 Verdian Edztor 5 in-Chief, '40, Gleaner, Editor-rn Chief 40 K "The following boys will please report to the News Room". Thus run Mac s announcements nearly every day One may almost always iind Mac bedecked in his hom-rimmed glasses pormg through a mass of papers There is little doubt that he is an asset to the school, having been voted the Biggest Benefactor not to mention his being an asset to the students with the title of the "Most Influential Nevertheless whenever a 'S joke drifts through the air, Mac's serious air gives way immediately to a burst of raucous laughter which He has put his efforts into Mr. Waterman's football squad, worked for Mr Gillespie s baseball team as assistant manager, displayed his talents on the legitimate stage held an important position in the Student Council, and has become thoroughly acquainted with the "Nichols Publications One of the Aristocratic Four", he has been the associate editor of the News for two years and editor in chief of the Gleaner and the JOSEPH LEE MCTIGUE Bom: July 4, 1920 - Entered: September 1937 Football team '37, '38, '39, Hockey team '38, '39, '40, Baseball team '38, '39, '40. Despite the fact that Lee entered the Senior Class late in the year, he is and has been for several years one of the most colorful students in the Nichols School. Coming here three years ago from Lafayette, Lee at once entered into three major sports-football, hockey, and baseball-secured on each of these a varsity position, which he has not had to relinquish in three years. Captain of the Hockey and Football teams in 1938, Lee played brilliantlyg while in baseball, the double play combination of Batt, Amigone, and McTigue will long be remembered for its unusual success. At Graduation every year, Nichols loses fine boywfine in amiable qualities and the ability to command respect. This year Lee will be one of Nichols' great losses. Wherever he goes, we feel sure Lee will find the certain success which he has received while at Nichols. Best of Luck to you, Lee. CHARLES PHILIP MUGLER, JR. Bom: May 13, 1920 -Entered: September 1936 Soccer squad '39, Verdian Board '40, Operetta '38, Class Officer '38, Student Council '38. Time: 9:15. Scene: Mr. Pierce's history class. Mr. Pierce: "Now, fellows, I will inquire about the book reports. Let's see . . . Hurley, Sikes, Graves, you have all handed yours in. Now Mugler? Hmm . . . He isn't here, but I am sure that he has been working on it." CDoor opens. Phil steps in jauntily, grinning broadly with his book bag over his shoulder.j "Well, good morning Mr. Mugler. It is a good morning, isn't it?" Phil: "Good morning, sir. It is nice." Mr. Pierce: "Kindly see me after class to clear up a few points." In this way starts a typical day for Phil Mugler after having driven from Orchard Park to school. Phil has become one of Nichols' most illustrious characters, without whom it will never be the same. He entered in the third form, and his perpetual and decidedly outspoken humor has added zest to what otherwise might have been dull days. Phil has not yet indicated any preference for his college career, but regardless of where he goes, he is certain of being welcomed as a good fellow. HOWARD RAYMOND NEUREUTER Born: January 15, 1923 - Entered: September 1936 Soccer squad '38, Soccer team '39, Basketball, Manager, '40, Track squad '38, '39, Charities Committee '39, '40, News Board '40. Howard crossed the threshold of Nichols four years ago, and, since then, his jocose and unobtrusive manner has won him countless friends. By means of the Glimpsetorial column in the News, "Howie" has spread his sparkling wit abroad, thus giving the entire school the dubious benefit of his indigenous puns. Not content at seeing his wit in print. he assails his fellow men with still more of his humor at lunch time. As a matter of fact "Howie" spends most of his time telling jokes, fwhich, in a Nichols student, is a rare qualityl. On the athletic field he has not remained idle, for his work as fullback on the varsity soccer team was many times instrumental in keeping the onrushing enemy from scoring a goal. Howard also was manager of the basketball team under Mr. Reist, and has been a member of the track team for the past two years. With the spare time that was left him, "Howie" aided the vital Charities Committee. If a prep school record holds any indication of a college record, we predict great success for Howard at Dartmouth. ,, -. f ,,, jg welcomed anywhere. 2 1 WILLIAM HENRY PENSEYRES Born: May 6, 1923 - Entered: September 1936 Football squad '38, '39, Dramatic Club '39 Baseball Manager 40 1 Although Bill is the youngest member of this year's graduating class neither his actions nor his beard betray his youth. Frequent reports upon his social life as found in the "Glimpsetorials usually refer to him as Blue beard", a descriptive nick-name best suited to his "live o'clock" physxognomy In four years at Nichols, Bill has distinguished himself in no particular field High marks have no interest for him-athletics little more. But Bill, we feel, has had more fun at Nichols than most other students His naive answers to questions on Julius Caesar and Macbeth have always managed to raise a good laugh even though they may have failed to raise his mark. Baseball and dramatics seem to attract Bill to some extent and, therefore, when the Dramatic Club was substituted for the Operetta Bill entered this Last year he was the assistant manager of baseball and this year was placed in the more advanced position Although Bill has not yet decided where he will spend his next four years it is a certainty that he will be DAVID TINDLE PROPHET Born: October 29, 1922 - Entered: September 1935 Honor Roll '36, '38. David, our "worst woman-hater", may well be envied by the rest of his class for his invincible resistance against the fairer sex. Perhaps his "most retiring" disposition accounts for this attitude. Contradictory beliefs are present, however, for David, like his brother, is expected to be one of the first in his class to marry. So far, however, he has proved that his interests lie in far more worthy iields than that of women. Since David's entrance into Nichols in 1935, his determined and conscientious attitude have placed his name upon the honor roll with amazing frequency. He holds a decided and unusual interest in weather prophecy, but this has not helped him in determining his life's calling. We are truly sorry that we have not had the oppor- tunity to know David better, but honestly complimented and honored will be the boy, who breaking down David's rigid resistance to conversation, will leam to know him. JOHN WATTS RICHMOND Born: September 1, 1921 - Entered: September 1934 Football squad '38, Soccer team '39, Baseball squad '38, Baseball team '39, Hockey squad '38, Hockey team '39, '40. Johnny has been with us since the first form and now stands as one of the most dependable mainstays of this Senior Class. Popular, witty, and optimistic, he has also acquired the title of the "class roughneckn, the reason for which must be apparent to every member of his class. The characteristic bluhing Cwe quote the senior ballot? does not enter into John's athletic record, which stands impressively above most. Despite his retirement from varsity football this year because of injuries, he retained the position of goalie with Mr. Ikeler's soccer team, and then this winter went on to captain the spirited hockey team on which he figured so importantly at center last year. Two springs have seen him in the field and at home-plate, working strenuously for Mr. Gillespie's baseball team, with a marked degree of success. Although his destination, when he leaves for college, is still undecided, John will anywhere be welcomed as one of the few people who realize the appropriate time for a typically Richmond remark-optimistic and humorous. SIDNEY GEORGE ROBINSON Born: July 15, 1920 - Entered: October 1939 Basketball squad '40, Last fall, an extremely mild and unfratemizing youth slipped into the back row of the senior section of study hall. The name-S. George Robinson. It would easily be imagined that his first initial stood for silent, as he assumed his place in the Senior Class. Truthfully, he had been in school for some time before we dis- covered his identity. His silence and modesty, however, do not signify that he lacks scholastic ability. It is truly disappointing to us to know that George will not be here longer than one year, for once knowing the school, we feel George would within a short time become one of the factors of the school activities. As it happened, George tried for the basketball squad, successfully making the squad the first year. When the school finally discovered George's presence, it was not long before he had a retinue of friends who will always remember his quiet, retiring effort, his willingness to work, and ever-present smile. The splendid work and co-operation which he has shown here will undoubtedly make George a valuable asset to the student body of Hanover College, where he intends to spend the next four years in a Business Administration Course. WADE ROCKWOOD Born: September 12, 1922 - Entered: September 1938 Soccer squad '38, '39, News Board, Business Manager, '40, Verdian Board '40, Charities Committee '40, Wade, one of the four members of the "News Room Aristocracy", has had the exasperating and enervating experience of guiding the financial destinies of the Verdian, News, and Gleaner. If any discrepancy was noted in the books, or if the various editors entertained any Sybaritic ideas, it was "Rockey's" job, as chancellor of the exchequer, to smooth out the situation diplomatically, Cwhich, needless to say, he invariably didj rather than merely successfully. In addition to being the business manager of the publications, Wade accepted an important post on the time-absorbing Charities Committee. Every Friday might see him helping with the candy sales or, at any time, poring over the figures of that most vital committee. Besides maintaining a position as a regular member of the varsity soccer squad for the past two years, he has formed a very enviable scholastic record, decorated frequently by honors. Despite his training in dealing with financial difficulties, Wade plans to study medicine at Harvard. center half as one of the mainstays of the team. Next year Ed will begin preparing for the study of aeronautics ROBERT STOCKTON SIKES Born: July 3, 1921 - Entered: September 1933 - Re-entered 1938 Football squad '38 '39, Track squad '39, Dramatic Club '39. Time: 8:55 any moming. Scene: Nichols parking lot. Sound Effects: Motor of a 1933 Ford with a broken manifold. Compression whistle shrieking as car lurches around the corner on two wheels at a terrific speed followed by sharp screeching due to the sudden and violent application of brakes. Dramatis Personae: Cln order of appearancej Mr. Robert Stockton Sikes alias "Stocky" or "Stockums". A large group of boys racing in mad haste from the driveway. Thus might start a play based on the action of one Stockton Sikes any morning of the school year. We do not feel, however, that all "Stocky" can do is drive madly around corners, since he is, at times, a rather con- scientious worker. Another of the famous incoming fifth formers of last year, "Stocl-ry" immediately became popular due to his extreme good-nature and jovial character. Because of these acquisitions, "Stocky" has been a necessary addition to the Senior Class. As yet he has not chosen the college in which he will make his preparations for a banking career. EDWARD CARLTON ROTH JR Born: September 24, 1921 -Entered September 1934 in Soccer squad '37, Soccer team '38, '39, Honor Roll '34, 35 Hockey Dance Committee 40 Ed, if the condition of his books is significant, is one of the wildest boys of this Senior Class Good looking with a '34 Ford coupe, Saturday morning classes must affect Ed more than any of his classmates But Ed knows how to work also, as witnessed by the two successive years for which his name adorned the Nichols honor roll. He figured prominently in the elections for both the Most Energetic and Most Pessi mistic" member of the Senior Class, a combination which, if his fellow class members have Judged accurately A is unusual indeed. Also, he shared top honors with one other as the Most Argumentative and the same fighting spirit which enabled him to receive this title has proved a great asset both to himself and the Nichols team on the soccer field. He has played varsity soccer for the last two years advancing from a utility man to Ed has also added to the success of the new hockey dances, introduced into the social calendar by the Student Council, by providing a record-playing set-up for their use for this he deserves a vote of thanks EDWARD BALCOM SMITH Born: October 13, 1920 - Entered: September 1938 Football squad '38, Football team '39, Hockey squad '39, Baseball squad '39. Due to the languid and nonchalant manner in which he conducts himself both' in and out of school, Ed is extremely affable with his schoolmates, despite his being voted one of the laziest in the class. He can usually be seen strolling through our halls in apparently no hurry, while at the same time others around him are generating a melee in an effort to meet their next class promptly. Ed has not taken advantage of the extra-curricular activities of the school, but he has more than made up for this on the athletic field. He was a member of several hockey squads as well as the baseball nine. The foot- ball seasons of two years ago saw him through without injury, but during the most recent season, he sustained a fractured jaw and was unable to rejoin the team for the rest of the season. Not only is he assiduous on land but also in the water, where he has shown outstanding ability during various swimming meets. Already a master of sailing, Ed will spend four years in anticipation of a future in marine architecture. CORNELIUS HENRY SULLIVAN Born: February 9, 1923 - Entered: September 1938 Football squad '38, Football team '39, Track team '39, Basketball squad '40, News Board '40, Verdian Board '40, Honor Roll '39. The old adage which states that a person weighing over two hundred pounds is invariably genial. certainly holds true in Sully's case. Vlfhenever you see him walking down the hall or roaming over the campus, it is only a matter of seconds before such stock epithets as "Hi, Sully" or "Hey there, Big Stoop" reach your ears. But even though Neal does tip the scales at over two hundred, a high percentage of this weight is tough bone and sinew, which have served him excellently on the football team for the past two years. He also applies his rugged physique to the track and field team, hurling the shot-put a fabulous distance. His numerous sport proclivities quite naturally entitle "Sully" to the position of sports editor of the Nichols "News," and his excellence in writing warranted his being on the editorial board of the Verdiang both tasks he executed with a considerable degree of success, while at the same time his name appeared on the honors list each month. , Neal looks forward to Yale, but vacillates between the career of a chemical engineer and that of a surgeon. GERALD RAY TAYLOR Born: December 2, 1919 -- Entered: October 1939 Football team '39, Basketball team '40. In one year at Nichols, Jerry has, through his remarkable athletic ability and his amiable manner, become exceedingly popular with his class-mates. Throughout the football season, his astounding end-runs and accurate punts, which usually managed to bounce out of bounds in the vicinity of the opponents' three-yard line, saved several games for the Green and White. He has also shown promising ability in various other sports, which include especially basketball and baseball. Certainly Jerry is one of the best and most versatile athletes in the school. As a student, he does not always attain highest honors, but the eighth period often finds him enjoying the tales and comments of Mr. Thornton's class for boys "who cannot fathom the intricacies of General Business". Since athletic activities have left him no time to enter into the extrascurricular lields, the various commit- tees and boards have not been able to take advantage of his jovial, yet carefree nature. Jerry's hopes for next year lie in Michigan State. CHARLES FREDERICK THOMPSON Born: April 4, 1922 - Entered: October 1939 Soccer team '39. Much to the disappointment of all who grew to know and like "Charlie" this year, he, like most of the 1940 Seniors, will no longer frequent the halls of Nichols, but, after his one short year with us, will head for Rutgers University. A man after Mr. Pierce's own heart, "Charlie" came to us from Kenmore High School, and long before school opened, made his initial appearance on the soccer Held. There he played long and diligently, filling the important position of left half -back in an otherwise weak defensive system. "Tommy's"talents are too numerous and far-Hung to be enumerated, but we might add that he is a master mathematician, frequently surpassing his awed classmates in penetrating by brilliance and insight into some unfathomed geometric depths. Time passes quickly as the class listens with interest OJ while "Charlie" tries to explain geometry to Mr. Tuthill. The field of plastics-an almost untouched frontier, according to "Tommy"-should provide him with an excellent opportunity to exploit his already obvious ability. SHELDON THOMPSON III Born: October 20, 1921 - Entered: September 1932 Football, Manager, '39, Hockey, Manager, '40. Ten lingers playing up and down your ribsg a poke in the stomachg a push in the back-guess who? It's "Shelly" Thompson, one of the inevitable roughnecks of this Senior Class, who denies all recognition in con- nection with the poet. Since "Shelly's" entrance into the school way back in the sixth grade, his sense of humor has developed steadily. The results may be heard daily from Mr. Verrill's first-period English class. For him a day at school is wasted, but days spent on his vivid green auto contain the really important accomplishments of life. How this antiquated, but often renovated, Chev. is kept running, remains a mystery, but at 8:30 every morning, whoever happens to be left over at school from the day before may see him bounding up the driveway in it. Two years ago, "Shelly" was the assistant manager for both football and hockey, and during this last year he acquired the managership of both of these teams, a decidedly unusual feat at Nichols. Incidentally, we are searching for someone who can remember when Thompson used to be active on a squad. "Shelly" has not yet decided in which institution to further his education. GEORGE WADSWORTI-I Born: April 1, 1922 -Entered: September 1938 Soccer team '38, '39, Tennis team '39, Dramatic Club '39, Charities Committee '39, '40, News Board '40, Honor Roll '39. Coming to Nichols from Syria two years ago, "Waddy" immediately entered into the school life. As a member of the Dance Committee, he holds the record of being the most tenacious ticket seller therein, and his motto in the Charities Committee has been one of collect or die. Not content with these positions, George industriously saw to it that each of the alumni received his copy of the "News" every month. On the athletic field, "Waddy" has not remained inactive. He was a regular member of Mr. Pierce's varsity soccer team in 1938 and Mr. lkeler's in '39, playing most creditably both years. His swift footwork and quick returns have made him an increasingly valuable member of the championship tennis team. One can well imagine that such a profuseness of extra-curricular activities would literally inundate the average person, but not so in this case. George was an inveterate holder of the "honors" title and comprises one-third of the intelligensia of Doc Walsh's third period Virgil class. George in his quiet and unobtrusive way intends to foster his inclination for international law at Princeton CARLTON EDWARD WERTZ, JR. Born: March 7, 1923 - Entered: September 1933 Football squad '38, Football team '39, Hockey squad '38, Hockey team '39, '40, Dance Comn-u'ttee '38, '39, Chairman '40, News Board, Advertising Manager, '37, Operetta '38, Verdian Board, '40, Class Officer '39, '40, Student Council '39, '40. Carl Wertz' great popularity at Nichols is indeed proved by the fact that he was elected president both of the fifth form and the Senior Class, the latter an indeed coveted honor. In addition, he placed highly in the senior election for both the "Biggest Heartbreaker" and "First to Marry", which would seem to indicate that his popularity extends to the opposite sex. But this is by no means the limit of his accomplishments. Since he entered Nichols back in the sixth grade Cone of the few seniors left with that distinctionj Carl especially distinguished himself as advertising manager of the "News" in 19375 both member and chairman of the Dance Committee, and at one time he participated in that famed Nichols-Seminary institution, the Operetta. Nor has he been inactive in the field of sports. Besides taking part in varsity football and track, he has been a member of the hockey squad since he was a freshman, and has made the team for three successive years--a brilliant feat in a school so hockey-minded as Nichols. Carl will study for his father's profession, that of a doctor, at Williams. DONALD HACKENBERG WHITMER, JR. ' Born: November 13, 1922 - Entered: September 1935 Football squad '38, Tennis squad '38, Boxing team '37, '38, Student Council '39, '40, Charities Com- mittee, Chairman, '40, Operetta '38, Verdian Board '40, HOIIOI' R011 '37, '38. Another one of the outstanding members of this class, "Whit" has been with us since the second form. During the last two years, he has assumed in his quietly impressive manner the duties bestowed upon him by the Student Council and has likewise shouldered the responsibility of the all-important Charities Committee most successfully. His popularity has never been questioned, since he has executed his duties as the Vice- President of the fifth and sixth forms efficiently and capably. In addition to these responsibilities, he has found time to assist in the publication of this volume without neglecting his athletic activities which have consisted of winning his laurels in the boxing tournament for two consecutive years and playing football and tennis with the varsity squads, ably assisting the manager of the former during the recent season. "Bud" was also a violent member of the now extinct Nichols-Seminary Operetta. Not overwhelmed by the extra-curricular activities, "Whit" earned honors for two years, receiving marks of the highest quality, especially in languages. Don hopes to further his knowledge of photography and sash-and-door manufacturing at Yale. we .gznior Cfazia Kami Biggest Benefactor: McGuire 16, Goetz 9. Most Influential: McGuire ll, Goetz 8, Wertz 6. Most Popular: Wertz 9, Richmond 3, Conners 3. Most Likely to Succeed: Sullivan 5, Bretschger, Wadsworth 4 Goetz 3. Most Energetic: Goetz 7, McGuire 3. Laziest: Mugler 11, Richmond 4, Penseyres 3. Best Natured: Sullivan 13, Graves 4, Bretschger 3. Woman Hater: Prophet 14, Neureuter 6. Marry First: Prophet, Sikes, Leous 6, Wertz 4. Biggest Heartbreaker: Arnold 14, Wertz 6, Harrison 4. In Worst with the Faculty: Mugler 16, Penseyres 6, jones 3. Biggest Drag with the Faculty: McGuire 16, Hurley 5, Goet Biggest Bluffer: Mugler 10, Sikes 4, Richmond, McGuire 3 Biggest Social Light: Bretschger 6, Whitmer 3, Wertz 2. Best Dressed: Whitmer 9, McGuire, Bretschger 4. Class Pessimist: Anthone 5, Mugler 4, Ferguson 3. Class Optimist: Richmond 4, Taylor, Bretschger 3. Brightest: Hurley 17, Wadsworth 8, Bretschger 3. Most Conscientioust Goetz 7, Hurley 6, Sullivan 4. Biggest Grind: Sullivan, Hurley 5, Eby 3, Prophet 2. Class Flunker: Mugler ll, Penseyres 9. Most Retiring: Prophet 16, Sullivan, Neuteuter 3. Class Roughneck: Richmond 19. Most High Hat: Bretschger, Harrison 6, Graves 5, McGuir Most Versatile: Sullivan 9, Conners 5. Best Athlete: Conners 6, Richmond 5, Taylor, Davey 4. Most Argumentative: Roth, Cooley 5, Mugler 4, Hurley 3. Wittiest: Bretschger, Richmond 5, Wertz 3. Class Baby: Leous 12, Cooley 4. Handsomest: Conners 11, Arnold 4, Graves 3. Best Dancer: Davey 5, Harrison, Smith 4. Z 9 Sckofwfic .MOM 1938-1939 lalaer .gckoof .lwlonom Highest Boy in the Upper School: JOHN COOPER KENEFICK Highest Honors in the Upper Schoo1.' JOHNLCOOPER KENEFICK NORMAN BANKS BASSETT JOHN BRADY OGDEN REED BROWN ALBERT GEORGE BUTZER, JR. EDWARD GEORGE CART w1LL1AM FRANCIS GALLIVAN ERIC LEONARD HEDSTROM, JR. Highest Boys in t RADCLIFFE DANN, JR. BRUCE FRIEDMAN MAX BECKER ROBERT GORDON DERRICK GEORGE ROOT DURYEA, JR. JACK HAHN onorri in fLe Mayer Schoof RICHARD EDWARD HENRICH JAMES GREGORY I-IURLEY JOHN KARLEN KIMBALL ROBERT ALFRED KIRCHHOFER JOHN GEORGE KLOEPFER THEODORE GARWOOD LEWIS DONALD LANG MILLER Oulel' .sizeof RNOIIOFJ EARLE KENNEDY MOORE JOHN RUTHERFORD MOOT DAVID PROPHET EDWARD BARCALO REED ROLAND BISGROVE SMITH NEAL HENRY SULLIVAN GEORGE WADSWORTH he Lower School: RADCLIFFE DANN, JR., JOHN LOVERING TRUSCOTT Highest Honors in the Lower School: EDWIN CAMPBELL ROBINSON onord in fke lower Moo! DUDLEY MARVIN IRWIN, III DOUGLAS ROGER LEWIS NATHANIEL SHAW NORTON, JR. THOMAS ROOSEVELT PUNNETT, JR. NORMAN JOHN THOMAS JOHN LOVERIN G TRUSCOTT EDWARD WALTER RUCKER, III JACK MACKENZIE STERN RAYMOND DONALD STEVENS, JR CHARLES VON WRANGELL LUCIJ' 6 The Alumni Cup for Prominence in Athletics 1938-1939 WILLIAM FRANKLIN COURTER The Faculty Prize for Prominence in School Activities other than Athletics JOHN COOPER KENEFICK The Rensselaer Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science The Lehigh Cup for Scoring the Most Points in Track EARLE KENNEDY MOORE ROBERT JOHN DOBMEIER The McCarthy Award for the Most Outstanding Achievemen ts in the way of Overcoming Personal or Scholastic Difficulties OGDEN REED BROWN The Edmund Petrie Cottle, Jr.Award for Achievemen t, Leadership and Influence Based on Character JOHN COOPER KENEFICK The George Knight Houpt Prize for Proficiency in English Literature JOHN COOPER KENEFICK The Williams Cup for the Highest Scholastic Average with a Varsity Letter JOHN COOPER KENEFICK Highest in the General Information Test JOHN COOPER KENEFICK 31 .7412 gum ellaucle Sociefy Founded in 1906 at the Tome School in Maryland, the purpose of this society is to foster and reward good scholarship in the secondary schools of the country. In its methods, the Cum Laude Society may be compared with the Phi Beta Kappa Society of higher institutions, and there are chapters functioning in many of the best preparatory schools for boys and girls in the country. The Nichols Chapter was granted a charter in 1918 under Mr. I-Iead's administration. Those elected to this society at the Commencement in 1939 were: Thomas Hooker Danforth, John Cooper Keneiick, John Karlen Kimball, Earle Kennedy Moore. ,- If the members of the present Senior Class, in a reminiscent mood, were to turn back the hands of time to their earlier days at Nichols, they would find the graduation from one instructor to another would highlight their mood. In the sixth grade, their first year at Nichols, our seniors were instructed by Mr. Dearborne, who left immediately, Mr. Kleiser, Mr. Kenyon, and Mr. Lee. The following year experienced no change, except Mr. Baker's replacing Mr. Dearbome. As members of the second form, we made the acquaintance of Mr. O'Neil, Mr. Waterman, and Mr. Gillespie, while we continued with Mr. Kleiser and Mr. Baker. Entering the Upper School as third formers fthe first class to do thisj, we experienced a complete change of instructors. Mr. Pierce, Mr. Thomsson, Mr. Tuthill, and Dr. Walsh, along with Mr. Fellows Qanother English instructor who left after he had finished usi faced us as something to be conquered. The following three years included but two changes. Mr. Wilkens came as an instructor in Mechanical Drawing, and at the first of our last year we saw the welcome ad- dition of Mr. L. O. Thornton to the faculty. The most important single change which we witnessed was the appointment of Mr. Philip Boocock as the headrnaster, following Mr. Gilland's resignation. Two important additions to the physical side of the school which should be mentioned were the installation of the artificial ice machine in the hockey rink, and the alumni pre- sentation of the gates, illustrated on the title page. WNLJQPC adrieci The 1910 Verdian gives us this information: "The Nichols School moved from 35 Howard Avenue CNorwoodJ to its present new site on jan. 11. The new buildings are Albright Hall- class-rooms, assembly rooms, and the dining room-and the gymnasium which contains a well-equipped gym, a plunge, squash courts, and shower rooms." gh jifm jorm TODD ARCHBALD CHARLES PALMER BEAN JOHN FRANCIS SNYDER President Vice-President Secretary and Treasurer John Brady. Albert George Butzer, Wilber Nevin Conley, Charles Morgan Epes, Louis Sutton Funke, Lewis Richard Goodman, Bernard Francis Groh, John Preston Halstead, Jr., Morgan Heussler, Donald A. Hutchinson, Philip Roblin Jacobs, Raymond Thomas Jones III, Henry Mellen Kent. Robert Alfred Kirchhofer, Edward Leroy Klopfer, Robert Joseph Kovarik, Donald Myron Lehman, Robert Anthony Leonard, Theodore Garwood Lewis, Carl Carter Machemer, Joseph Lee McTigue, Louis Halliday Meisburger, Edwin Lang Miller, Jr., Charles Neal Oliver, Bernard Francis Oshei, Charles Pearson, Paul Alfred Pfretzschner, Jr., Allen Arthur Raymond, Jr., Robert Louis Reisman, James Bronson Ross, Robert Austin Sanders, William Carl San Jule, Richard Charles Smith, Jr., Richard Stovrolf, Edward Harrison Struebing, James Ralph Ulsh, Sheldon Thompson Viele, Edward CliB'ord Wertimer. 34 ourfA g0l'I'l'l EDWARD BARCALO REED FREDERICK CHARLES STEVENS, JR. PAUL ULRICH BRETSCHGER Presiden t Vice-President Secretary and Treasurer Roland Anthone. Sidney Anthone, William Carter Best, Clarence Donald Brenner, James Francis Breuil, Jr., Roger James Chambers, William Brodie Coddington, David John Coley, Alexander Halliday Dann, William Peter Gallivan, Laurence William Griflis, Roger Russ Hayes, Jr., Thomas Shackelford Hemenway, Jr., Harvey Ernest Holzworth, Jr., John George Kloepfer, Henry George Lubke, Jr., Don Roger Marsh, Jr., Carl Alfred Miller, Donald Lang Miller, Richard Wilson More, John VanArsdale Noble, Donald Douglas Notman, Rex Peters, Kirlce Rockwood, Donald Scott Rurnsey, Edward Magnus Scheu, Jr., Raymond Francis Schwenzer, Frank Curtis Trubee, Henry Scheifer Wall, Willis Harold Wheat. jie jAirc! jorm NORMAN JOHN THOMAS WILLIAM ROBERT BOOCOCK DAVID CHARLES DI EFENDORF President Vice-President Secretary and Treasurer Peter Conners Andrews, David Archbald, Roswell Park Bagley, Daniel john Cole, John Kevin Danahy. Marshall Ewing Davis, Richard Newnham DeNiord. john Felix Desbecker, Jr., William Allan Gardner, Robert Clark Graves, Nathaniel Ross Hall. Edward George Kinkel, Jr., George Mathewson, Richard Lang Miller, James Knight Morrow, Frederick James Ross, jr., jack Reynolds Sharpe, Jack MacKenzie Stern, David John Stouten, William Andrews Urban, Charles vonwrangell, Edward Francis Walsh, Robert Dawes Wilkes, Charles Hammond Wood. Donald Hammond Yeung. 36 QCOIZLJ g0l"l'l'l Paul Warren Brown, joseph Breckenridge Cary, Jr., Stuart Mann Coit, William Ramsdell Dann, Burt Prentice Flickinger, Nelson Montgomery Graves, Jr., John Robert Grilifis, Herbert J ames Hambleton, William Oscar Kuhns, Douglas Roger Lewis, James Durand Lindsay, Thomas Lathrop Mitchell, Clarence Bushnell Olmsted, Stephen Potter, Dennis Samuel Powell, Thomas Roosevelt Punnett, Jr., Carl Norton Reed, Jr., Edwin Campbell Robinson, Edward Walter Rucker III, James Hayes Smith. Sidney Errington Smith, Weldon Deveraux Smith, Charles Edward Utley, Raymond Philip Weil, Jr, jAe girdf jorm , M John Morton Bozer. Philip Brady, Robert Madden Cleary, Radcliff Dann. Jr., Edward Eamer Donaldson, George Root Duryea, Bruce Friedman, Jack Hahn, Edward Henderson, Donald Long Hershey, John Park Hoffman, James R. Ingham, Dudley Marvin Irwin III, David Jones, Thomas Frederick Kendall, Kellogg Mann, Dick Watt Meisburger, Robert Lang Miller, John Hablich Mugler, John Howland Osgood, Julian Marshall Rabow, Dana Frederick Rice, Theodore Roosevelt Sanders, Raymond Donald Stevens, John Lovering Truscott, Philip Campbell Wright. 38 .gixfk gra e Max Becker, Knox Campbell, jack Allen Davis, Robert Gordon Derrick, William Revere Kinkel, George Wesley Laub, John William Lautz, Joseph Leeming, Nathaniel Shaw Norton, Jr., Howard Lawrence Osgood, Jr., Sidney Warren Prince, Jr., William Pierce Taylor, Stuart Cary Welch. 39 gra e Gerhard Lang Boyd, Edward Webster Dann, Peter Baker Flickinger, Lawrence Hamilton Gardner, Roger Riley Gibson, Robert William Jones, Robert Allen Kaiser, Robert Putnam Keating, Paul Roeder Kinkel, Richard Leahy, Weston Charles Phillips, Calvin Gordon Rand. Burton Francis Wilkenson, Jr., John Alexander Williams. 40 .xdfumni Jfnociafion Officers serving the organization during the present year are: DUDLEY M. IRWIN, JR. President JOSEPH H. MOREY, JR. Vice-President BUELL CRITCHLOW Secretary ARTHUR L. CHAMBERS Treasurer The Alumni Association of Nichols, since its inception in 1921, has been a strong factor in the growth and development of the school. The enthusiasm of the "Old Grads" was never more in evidence than at the Annual Dinner held during the past Christmas season, when the largest attendance in the history of the Associa- tion was recorded. At that time, plans were outlined for the con- struction of entrance gates at the main driveway of the school grounds, a gift of the Association to the school. This gift will replace the two annual half-scholarships which the alumni have sponsored in the past. It is also planned to construct gates at the other en- trances as future alumni funds become available. Athletics are a highly important sphere of interest for Nichols as for every sound and worthwhile school, so it is particularly gratifying to record that the class of 1940 has witnessed, shared, and to a great extent affected, in various sports, one of the most successful seven-year periods in the history of the school especially when considered in the light of Inter-State championships won. Led by such stars as Bill Wright and Jim Sullivan, the football team of '33 won, for a second year, the Tri-State title. The following spring, the baseball team batted its way to victory under the captaincy of Emmy Dickmang the Basketeers under Bill Wright won the championship in '34, In '37 the football team, in which were Coley, Gemmer, and Deringer- players whose names will long be remembered at Nichols-was undefeated. With Fred Deringer as captain the school team in '38 maintained the unbroken record of successes. Also in '38 League championship was achieved in Track. Finally, last year, our tennis players, captained by the versatile Jack Tracy, also joined the champion teams of which Nichols may be justly proud. .fdfhfeficd A description of only three teams is found in the 1910 Verdian. A light, young football team was quite successful considering that the squad consisted of but tif teen men. The basket- ball team completed an equally successful season with only eight men. Six out of eight games were won in the hockey competition with the local high schools. This squad was made up of nine men. VARSITY BASEBALL-1939 Few seasons at Nichols have ever closed on as successful a baseball team as did last year's. Although the Interstate Championship Award does not reside within our halls, the excitement and thrills of '39 have rendered that season more valuable than most. After chalking up their first important victory of the year by decisively defeating St. Mary's 11-0, the Nichols' nine began the Interstate Championship competition with the Shadyside Academy at Pitts- burgh. The score remained 1-0 until the 'rifthinningwhen Amigone drove Robinson home on a clean single to prematurely tie-up the score. Throughout the game, aided by the infield, Smith tossed brilliantly, reaching his peak, however, in the eighth, when he fanned the trio of batters to face him. Davey loosening a long homer in the ninth to defeat our traditional rivals, St. Joseph's, by one run, the Shamrocks later in the week again used a late rally to take a smashing 7-4 victory from Cranbrook. Later in the eighth inning, trailing 3-4, the Green batsmen scored, twice on McTigue's double, and twice on Robinson's grounder, thus putting the game on ice. Canisius's efforts proved futile under the slugging of the masterful Green nine as Nichols won the game 11-4. Amigone broke loose in the fourth with a triple to break a tie, and Courter, Batt, and R. Smith followed with six runs to completely flounder the Blue and Gold. Next week, with Smith again twirling a remarkable game, the Shamrocks kept the Western Reserve Pioneers continually at bay. In the eighth, with the bases loaded, Smith fanned Allchin of Reserve, cutting short their potential rally and preserving the 9-2 score. Donny Smith who hit consistently, and Greg Batt with his long, well- directed homer made the Reserve diamond the scene of intense action that day. For the final game of the year, a distinctly faster University School team, barely ekeing out a 5-4 victory over the Green and White, scored three runs during the first inning, but the determined Nichols batters, stepping to the plate in the fourth, literally slugged in four runs, Davey contributing his usual homer. With an average of one run for every three hits, the Green's opponents, with Eide on the VARSITY BASEBALL-1939 Back row: Smith, D., Davey, McTigue, Robinson, D., Regester. Middle row: Cheyney, Managcrg Coley, D., Kimball, Mr Gillespie, Coach: Richmond, Batt, McGuire, Assistant Manager. Front row: Courter, Smith, R., Co-captain, Amigone, Co-captain: Miller, G. 44 mound, held the N ichols' nine in check. Flood, of Uni- versity, hit the tie-breaking homer in the ninth. The 1939 Nichols baseball team experienced a re- markably successful season. Since everybody played the best that he knew how and put all that he had in every game, Mr. Gillespie may well be proud of this team which he helped to form so energetically. VARSITY TENNIS-1939 Last spring for the first time in ten years, Nichols maintained a championship team by defeating in order: Shadyside, Cranbrook, Western Reserve Acad- emy, and the University School. Besides these con- quests the team also scored wins over the University of Buffalo Freshmen, Tonawanda High School, Canisius Prep, and the St. Joseph's Institute, the last two victories giving us the City Prep School Cham- pionship. Losing only to DeVeaux, the team wound up a brilliant season with the impressive record of nine wins to only one loss. The opening match against Shadyside Academy of Pittsburgh was won by a narrow margin of 3-2. The other three teams of the Interstate League succumbed more easily by a score of 4-1. Sam Abbott was again the outstanding player on the team, giving the team its deciding point over Shadyside by defeating Cran- dall in a hard fought three-set match. The success of this year's team was due largely to its balance. There was little difference between the first single's man and a second double's man. The school has again had a 45 good season, since the 1940 team retained five letter men from last year's team. TRACK-1939 A five-meet schedule of track and field events for the 1939 season saw the Nichols team on the short end of all but one occasion. The rather weak showing of the team was due principally to the drain of the baseball and tennis teams on the available material. The season, however, saw the development of several Nichols stalwarts who showed well in most of the competitions. The outstanding among these being Dobmeier, Arnold, Conley, and Hennigar. It was early in the season when the team tasted the first bitter VARSITY TENNIS-1939 Top row: Bassett, Wadsworth, Trubee, Mr. Schiferle, Coach: Smith, R., I-Iedstrom. Front row: Archbald, Tracy, Captain: Hill. dregs of defeat when it went down before Ken- more High by the score of 64-5. This was quite a reversal of the 1937 season when Nichols scored 56 points to Kenmore's 21. In the next competition Nichols showed to better advantage against East High in a practice meet, but again was outclassed 69-35. Not until May 19, did the team hit its stride, taking St. Joseph's by a safe margin. In this meet, Nichols scored a total of 71 points to St. Joseph's 46. Arnold showed up as high scorer for the day, taking firsts in the 120 yard high hurdles, 120 yard low hurdles, and the shot-put. Hennigar and Dobmeier tied for second place as individual scorers, each with eleven points while Conley received a first in the 100 yard dash and a third in the high jump. In the Held events, Nichols made a clean sweep with Sanders, Machemer, Sulli- van, and Holzworth all scoring points. The Interstate Meet held at Pittsburgh resulted in the worst setback of the year for the Nichols team against extremely keen competition. Western Reserve of Hudson, Ohio carried off the laurels of the day with a total of 64M points. Cranbrook of Detroit placed second with 475, and University School of Cleveland earned third honors with 19 points. Fourth place went to Pittsburgh's Shadyside Academy which tallied 10 points. VARSITY FOOTBALL-1939 On September 14, the prospective Nichols football players started their opening practice under the watchful eyes of Mr. Waterman and Mr. Holbrook. The backfield candidates, Miller, Conners, Leous, Conley, and Davey, with Taylor, Smith, Lasser, Sullivan, and Jack Coley on the line plus the returning veterans, Captain Lee McTigue, Amold, and Dan Coley constituted the starting line-up. In the opening game against St. Joseph's, the Nichols team started well by recovering the opening kickoff fumble but lacked the drive necessary to score it. Throughout the game the St. Joe's team held the Nichols' eleven at bay, although the field was clearly dominated by the latter. However, one intercepted pass by the VARSITY TRA CK-1939 Back row: Sanders, Cooley, Arnold, Darrin, Sullivan, Holzwarth. Middle row: Wertz, Wolf- sohn, Mr. Adyc, Mr. Merwin, Mr. Waterman, Mr. Bertsch, Coaches, Machemer, W., Moore. Front row: Breuil, Dobmeier, Hennigar, Conley, Anthone, Henry. 46 St. Joe's spelled defeat by 6-0 in a close iirst game. Nichols won the second game against St. Mary's of Dunkirk, however, by the score of 12-0. Their playing had improved, and the kicking of Jerry Taylor was the dominating interest of the game. Hal Conners, having scored a touchdown himself, passed across a strong defensive line for the other. Nichols then opened its defense of the Interstate title. In the first game, Nichols led Cranbrook at the half 6-0. On the kickoff of the third quarter, Cran- brook, using an intricate reverse play, immediately evened up the score. The Michigan team had their own way from then on to the final score 25-6. The Nichols team treated the Alumni on home- coming day to a 7-6 victory over University School, the only victory of the Interstate season. Cleveland scored early in the first quarter but in the second half the Green and White started their passing attack. After marching the length of the field, Taylor snared one of Conners' passes in the end zone, trying for the crucial point. Taylor's aim was accurate as the ball split the up-rights, giving us a hard-earned vic- tory. To Wind up the season, Nichols played the Shadyside Academy of Pittsburgh. Nichols rallied valiantly duplicating Shadyside's first quarter feat, as Davey scored on a line-plunge from the six- yard stripe, but Shadyside sent their fast men on end-around plays to score the final touchdown, pre- maturely ending the game 13-6. Overlooking the record of the 1939 team for the 47 moment, we must say that their fighting spirit, even against the greatest odds, can never have been duplicated here at Nichols. VARSITY SOCCER-1939 In the opening game with DeVeaux, the Green team stubbornly refused to yield to their opponents, holding them to a score of 1-1. The following week the team journeyed to Park School which, living up to its reputation as a swift, tough team, gave them a hard iight, winning by the close score of 2-1. VARSITY FOOTBALL-1939 V Top row: Jones, Cooley, Penseyrcs. Second row: Holzwarth, Raymond, Goodman, Eby, Hill, Smith. Third row: Mr. Waterman. Coach: Ferguson, Wertz, Conners, Taylor, Thompson, Manager: Snyder, Coley. J.. Lasser, Mr. Holbrook, Coach. Front row: Machemer, Miller, Arnold, Coley, D., McTigue, Captain: Davey, Sullivan, Conley, Leous. Cranbrook, the iirst of the Interstate games, was by far the most exciting. Batt scored a goal in the first quarter, as did Scheu in the second. Then Cranbrook booted one through, making the score 2-1 at the half. At the end of the fourth, Cranbrook and Nichols were tied 3-3, and it was decided to play two additional periods of five minutes each. The Green and White booters, hopes now high and spirit strong, scored a goal in each period, thus earning their first victory of the season. The result of the second Interstate game played at Hudson did not turn out so favorably. During the first period Reserve scored two of their three goals, while soon after the start of the second, Nichols rallied and sunk one goal. Reserve scored again in the third period making a final total of 3-1, and, although the Green and White attempted to score many times during the fourth quarter, they were repulsed by a strong Reserve guard. In the contest with University School, Nichols fared poorly. University, catching the hooters nap- ping, sunk three goals in the first quarter. Nichols did not really become alive until the last two quarters, and Batt finally managed to score in the fourth, but the three point lead proved too great, and the score remained 3-1 until the end. Remembering Gow's victory of last year, the team resolutely went out to win, and by continual, intense hammering at their opponent's defense finally achie- ved success. Tracy scored one goal in the second, and Batt scored one in the fourth. A tight Nichols defense prevented any scoring on the part of Gow. The result of the Shadyside game, the last Interstate encounter, closed by the discouraging but excit- ingly close 1-0 score. Starting out with such a successful season, it was indeed regrettable that the team could not have made a better showing, but many set-backs such as injured players and unfavorable weather conditions which included a blizzard at Hudson took their toll on the squad. Under the guidance of Mr. Ikeler, the '39 team exhibited more fight than they had shown in many years. The boys cheerfully practiced till dusk for the greater part of the season, and the increase in teamwork under the captaincy of Jack Tracy was plainly evident. VARSITY SOCCER-1939 Top row: Richmond, Roth, Schwenzcr, Neureuter, Trubee, Jacobs. Middle row: Mr. Ikeler, Coach: Butzer, Hemenway, Archbald, Thompson, C., Scheu, Wheat, Houck, Manager. Front row: Breuil, Wadsworth, Tracy. Captaing Batt, Coddington. 48 VARSITY HOCKEY-1940 Never, certainly not within the last ten years, has such an aggregation of individual stars, forming a so closely knit unit, played in the Green uniforms. Com- prised of several individual stars, brilliant in their own right, the 1940 hockey team, winning thirteen out of fifteen games in the hardest schedule of years, is certainly deserving of any amount of credit. Before their speedy, clever stick-handling iirst line, the cream of the Prep School hockey teams of the country fell at Lake Placid. Throughout the season down went such teams as Hamilton, North Toronto, Ridgeway, Ridley, Manlius, Northwood, Cranbrook, and the Cornell Freshmen. The two defeats that marred the otherwise perfect season were Upper Canada and Colgate Frosh. Every member of this squad turned in, at one time or another, a memorable performance. Hard fighting Jack Tracy, scrappy little center was given a great deal of credit for the win over North Toronto and the Alumni, and only superb goal tending by dependable, veteran Jack Coley prevented the score of the Upper Canada game going up higher against uslbefore thirteen hundred spectators. According to a local expert, "The spectacular play of Greg Batt at Lake Placid gave him a strong claim to the title of ' best school- boy hockey player in the U. S.' ", and Dan Coley, despite his injured ankles, was many times more than just instrumental in preventing a score. Oppy Leous and Bill San Jule, newly acquired additions to the team should be highly praised as promising, hard- 49 working players, and it has been felt that the impromptu wit and confident winning attitude of John Richmond, captain of this star- lit aggregation, along with his able stick-handling, was responsible for several wins. Nonchalant and pugnacious Lee McTigue's intermit- tentscoringprovedhisworthtotheteam.Thesemenstandout,but close on their heels Hash Curt Trubee, Todd Archbald, Carlton Wertz, and John Brady, whose record of twenty-six saves in the Hamilton game gave him much of the credit for Nichols' impressive win. Despite the conglomeration of men whose individual merits make them prominent, the team was not at a loss for real team-work and a combined spirit which was hard to subdue. Coach Thornton, who VARSITY HOCKEY-1940 Back row: Coach Thornton, Leous, Wertz, McTigue, Trubee, Brady, San Jule. Coley, J., Thompson, S., Manager. Front row: Coley, D. Tracy, Richmond, Capt., Batt, Archbald. has a brilliant record for successful- teams, may well be proud of this squad of 1940, which,'.for'.two Q-years, he has been so active in forming. . -6- VARSITY BASKETBALL-1940 The 1940 Nichols varsity basketball team corn- pleted a very successful season by compiling the record of twelve wins out of fifteen games. Under the capable instruction of the talented Mr. Reist, the team seemed to improve with each game. Possessing no individual star, the high-scoring honors were divided evenly among the starting five. With Captain Dick Davey and Rog Arnold, the returning starters, as his nuclei, Coach Reist soon discovered the ability of three new- comers: Jerry Taylor, Hal Conners, and Don Hutchin- son. By the start of the season this quintet had round- ed into a well-knit team, with Morg Heussler, Bernie Anthone, and Elliott Lasser still working hard to break into the starting line-up. The varsity quintet won their first eight games, beating such stand-outs as University of Buffalo Fresh- men and State Teachers Junior Varsity quintet. This last game was a real thrill-packed encounter. Neither team led at any point, in the game by more than one point. The final score was 32 to 31. The first setback for the Green and White cagers came from the hands of their local prep school rivals, Canisius H. S. On Saturday, February third, Nichols opened the Inter- state competition by downing Western Reserve Acad- emy by a score of 45 to 35. The following Saturday 1 -the Green basketeers continued their opening conquest -by conquering Shady .Side Academy on the State Teachers College court for the. second Interstate win. Playing in Cleveland, Nichols- lost the 'next league game to the University School players. In the final cup game Nichols downed Cranbrook at Detroit. The only other game the quintet lost was to St. Joseph's C. I. on our home court. Thus closed a most successful first season under the new coach, Mr. Reist, and we hope this will be the first of a long series of success- ful years. VARSITY BASKETBALL-1940 Back row: New-cuter, Manager, Robinson, Heussler, Strubing, Lubke, Coach Reist. Front row: Lasser, Taylor, Hutchinson, Davey, Capt., Conners, Arnold, Anthone. 50 jhe f7Lirc!joofLaf!f7eam Roland Anthone, Sidney Anthone, Robert Boocock, Park Bagley, Alexander Dann, Marshall Davis, Richard De Niord, David Diefendorf, Allan Gardner, Robert Graves, Laurence Grillis, Roger Hayes, Jr., Henry Lubke, Donald Miller, Richard Miller, Rex Peter, Edward Reed, Frederick Ross, J r., Frederick Stevens, J r., Edward Walsh, Robert Wilkes, Donald Young, Donald Cole, Manager: Mr. Robert A. Gillespie, Coach, Mr. Lawrence O. Thornton, Coach. we g0lll'tA g00t66lf!jeaI12 Joseph Cary, Jr., William Dann, Burt Flickinger, Nelson Graves, jr., John Griflis, Herbert Hambleton, Douglas Lewis, Kellogg Mann, Richard Miller, Thomas Mitchell, Clarence Olmsted, Carl Reed, Jr., Edward Rucker, James Smith, Raymond Stevens, Charles Utley, Philip Wright, Raymond Weil, Jr., Manager, Mr. Charles I. Kleiser, Coach. 51 jAe jifflz joofgaffjeam Philip Brady, Edward Donaldson, J ack Hahn, Edward Henderson, John Hoffman, James Ingham, Dudley Irwin III, Richard Jebb, David Jones, John Mugler, john Osgood, Thomas Punnett, Jr., julian Rabow, Theodore Sanders, John Truscott, Raymond Stevens, Captain ,' Mr. Wilbur J. Lee, Coach. me kezfeflle SOCCBI' jedi!! David Archbald, Paul Bretschger, Roger Chambers, Kevin Danahy, Bernard Groh, Ross Hall, Edward Kinkel, Jr., Alfred Kirchhofer, John Kloepfer, Carl Miller, Donald Notman, Richard Smith, John Schneider, John Stern, David Stouten, James Ulsh, Sheldon Viele, Charles von Wrangell, Henry Wall, Edward Wertimer, Mr. Bernard B. Pierce, Coach. 52 me j0lll'fL .SDOCCBF jeahi John Bozer, Paul Brown, Stuart Coit, George Duryea, Thomas Kendall, James Lindsay, Richard Meisburger, Stephen Potter, Dana Rice, Sidney Smith, Mr. Buell Critchlow, Coach. unior Uaraify ,J4vlocLey P. Bagley, C. Bean, Manager, J. Breuil, R. Chambers, W. Coddington, A. Dann, R. De Noird, A. Gardner, J. Halstead, H. Holzworth, H. Kent, D. Miller, D. Notman, C. Pearson, A. Raymond, E. Reed, E. Scheu, R. Smith, G. Wadsworth, E. Walsh, Mr. Holbrook, Coach. 53 jke .7Lirc! .JUocLey jeam D. Archbald, P. Bretschger, D. Cole, K. Danahy, W. Gallivan, R. Hayes, T. Hemmenway, E. Klopfer, C. Miller, R. Miller, F. Stevens, D. Stouten, E. Wall, E. Wertimer, C. Wood, C. von Wrangel, Mr. Ray Schiferle, Coach. me g0lll'tA xNOCLey jean! P. Brady, R. Cleary, R. Dann, E. Donaldson, B. Friedman, E. Henderson, D. Hershey, J. Hoffman, J. Ingham, D. Irwin, K. Mann, D. Meisberger, J. Osgood, J. Rabow, T. Sanders, R. Stevens, J. Truscott, P. Wright, Mr. Ray Schiferle, Coach. 54 .740 jifd Cuoclfey jeam J. Cary, S. Coit, W. Dann, N. Graves, T. Mitchell, C. Olmstead D. Powel, C. Reed, E. Robinson, E. Rucker, W. Smith, J. Smith R. Stevens, C. Utley, R. Weil, Mr. Buell Chritchlow, Coach. .7Ae jnircl gadgefgaff jeam R. Anthone, S. Anthone, A. Butzer, M. Davis, E. Kinkel, J Morrow, P. Pfretzschner, J. Stearns, J. Sharpe, C. Thompson, W Wheat, R. Wilkes, D. Young, Mr. Donald Waterman, Coach. 55 Of all the many factors which go to make Nichols a character- building school, not the least important are those which the students themselves manage, operate, and directly participate in. It is the training received in these capacities which may prove useful to the student when he tries to cut his niche in the Hall of Fame. If the student feels he possesses the ability to write well, he has the opportunity of trying out fox a position on either the Verdian or the News Boardsg or if he exhibits real literary talent, a position on the Gleaner Staff awaits him. Then too, when a pronounced tendency for executive ability and management manifests itself, the student can put these attributes to work on the Student Council, and the Dance, Charities, or Assembly Committees, thus aiding himself and Nichols. So, all in all, the opportunities for recognition in these extra-curricular fields are manifold, and the training de- rived most beneficial. Acfiuzfieg f The publications were, according to the 1910 Verdian, the only activities in the school with the exception of athletics. They were unusually active with the Verdian and an "occasionally daily paper" both going to press for the first time. The latter known as the "Demonstrative Gazette," the "Metamorphous Scribe," and finally, the "Response", was discontinued after its first year. .sjfucfenf Counci GEORGE W. GOETZ, 1940, President DONALD H. WHITMER, JR., 1940, Secretary ALFRED M. BRETSCHGER, 1940 TODD ARCHBALD, 1941 EDGAR F. MCGUIRE, 1940 CHARLES P. BEAN, 1941 CARLTON E. WERTZ, JR., 1940 R. ALFRED KIRCHHOFER, 1941 During the first month of each school year at Nichols, a Student Council is formed consisting of the most able representatives of the Fifth and Sixth forms. The council at present includes eight members, as follows: Carlton Wertz, Donald Whitmer, and Fred Bretschger, officers of the Senior Class, Todd Arch- bald and Charles Bean, officers of the Fifth Formg George Goetz, editor of the Newsg and a representative from the Fifth and Sixth forms, nominated by the council and chosen by the faculty-this year, Edgar McGuire and R. Alfred Kirchhofer. At an early elec- tion, George Goetz was elected to the presidency of this august body, one of the highest honors the Nichols School can bestow upon a boy. The purpose of this body is to act as a clearing house for matters pertaining to student activitiesg actually it also serves to promote a closer understanding be- tween the students and the faculty, Mr. Boocock representing thelatter upon invitation from the council. In years past the council was composed of fifteen members, but was found to be unwieldy because of such size: therefore, the constitution was amended in May, 1938, cutting the number of council members down to eight. This figure serves only as a minimum, since the council may bring in other boys from the student body by a favorable vote, but as yet it has not availed itself of this privilege. The function of this smaller body is administrative rather than legislative or disciplinary. The heads of the various committees are chosen from the council members while the membership of the committees is drawn from the whole student body. The council, therefore, may be called the executive committee of the students. 58 The Junior Council, consisting of representatives of the various classes of the lower school, has successfully fulfilled its duties and responsibilities during the school year. Besides supervising extra-curricular activities, the council, in the capacity of a student governing body, has been the agency for acquainting the faculty with the desires of the students. It has been a means of strengthening the disciplinary system, and has aided greatly in developing more responsibility and greater leadership among the lower school boys. Help- ing new students to become acclimated is also an important function of the council. This year, the members of the Junior Council acted as hosts at the Christmas Play, and their activity in directing the Charities Drive, was crowned with unusual success. 59 unior ounci THOMAS L. MITCHELL, 1944 HERBERT J. HAMBLETON. 1944 KELLOGG MANN, 1945 RADCLIFFE DANN, JR., 1945 WILLIAM R. KINKEL, 1946 CALVIN G. RAND, 1947 we WCAUZS ur ian Editor-in-Chief EDGAR F. MCGUIRE, 1940 Assistant Editors Advertising Manager GEORGE W. GOETZ, 1940 ALFRED M. BRETSCHGER, 1940 NEAL H. SULLIVAN, 1940 Business Manager Assistant to the Editor WADE ROCKWOOD, 1940 PAUL U. BRETSCHGER, 1942 Associate Editors JACK S. TRACY. 1940 JOHN P. HALSTEAD, JR.. 1941 DONALD H. WHITMER, JR., 1940 BERNARD F. GROH, 1941 Photographic Staff S. MORTON COOLEY, JR., 1940 PAUL U. BRETSCHGER, 1942, C. PHILIP MUGLER, JR., 1940 Editor S. MORTON COOLEY, JR., 1940 CARLTON E. WERTZ, JR., 1940 JAMES R. ULSH, 1941 RICHARD W. MORE, 1942 WILLIS H. WHEAT, 1942 WADE ROCKWOOD, 1940 Advertising Stat? RICHARD STOVROFF, 1941 JAMES R. ULSH, 1941 SHELDON T. VIELE, 1941 Faculty Advisor DR. VINCENT E. WALSH Last year a tremendous sacrifice on the part ofthe editor-in-chief of this volume was made. Due to financial failure, a condensed, shortened book was produced, and economy even extended to the use of old engravings. This year we have kept within a similar budget, but we feel that several important changes, which will eventually affect the future of the Verdian, have been made. The most important of these changes has concerned the cover, which up to this time has been either real or imitation leather. The cloth cover is a definite step to a less formal, more modern Verdian. Short write-ups have been added to the division pages which, up to this time, have had completely blank left pages. We believe that this is an addition which will be welcomed, especially by the seniors. The additional write-ups in the Activity and Athletic sections have also been restored to their former places, and as an added feature, the colored engraving of the title page has been introduced for this year. The Staff this year has not been large, but it has been a Well organized body of individually valuable members to whom the entire credit for this volume must be given. Special thanks are due to Neal Sullivan for his tireless efforts in the technical preparation of copy and for faithfulness to his position. 60 With the opening of school in the fall of 1939, the Nichols News began its twenty-first year as an official student organ of Nichols School. For the most part the changes made were not radical, but they, never- theless, helped to make the paper more interesting. The following was one of the first innovations. Since the Nichols Alumni constitute the largest number of News recipients, alumni secretaries, in the person of former grads, were appointed at the various colleges which Nichols men attend. In this way the Alumni read fresher and more pertinent facts about the activi- ties of their former classmates. The editorial policy of the board was altered in that the editorials dealt with subjects other than sports and presented topics which pertained to the entire school. Also, as was done last year, the Lower School had their column in the News. However, in order to make the column completely theirs a lower school managing editor was installed, and the responsibility rested upon his shoulders. This plan worked most effectively. The 1940 staff was not quite as large as before, but this fact did not tend to reduce the quality or quantity of the articles, because by this reduction the staff became less difficult to manage and worked more efiiciently. A genuine effort was made to enhance the paper by means of the lay'out, and at every possible oppor- tunity the News inserted the freshest copy possible, in one instance even publishing an article relating to an incident which happened only three hours before the News was distributed. In general, it may be said that each member of the staff performed his job to the best of his ability, and managed to give the Nichols News a very successful year. 61 jke WEA fi W Editor-in-Chief GEORGE W. GOETZ, 1940 Assistant Editor Sports Editor JAMES G. HURLEY, 1940 NEAL SULLIVAN, 1940 Alumni Editor Glimpsetorial Editors HARVEY B. HARRISON, 1940 MORTON COOLEY. 1940 HOWARD R. NEUREUTER 1940 Associate Editors EDGAR F. McGUIRE, 1940 JOHN P. HALSTEAD, JR., 1941 CHARLES P. BEAN, 1941 R. ALFRED KIRCHHOFER 1941 BERNARD F. GROH, 1941 EDWARD L. KLOPFER, 1941 SHELDON T. VIEL, 1941 Business Stal? Advertising Manager Business Manager ALFRED M. BRETSCHGER, 1940 WADE ROCKWOOD. 1940 Circulation Manager Faculty Advisor GEORGE WADSWORTH, 1940 DR. VINCENT E. WALSH Z 0 0 Cl I1 2 I" Editorial Stal? GEORGE W. GOETZ and EDGAR F. MCGUIRE, Co-Editors, 1940 JAMES G. HURLEY, 1940 R. ALFRED KIRCHHOFER, 1941 MR. RAY M. VERRILL, Faculty Adviser Mechanical Stal? JOHN BRADY, 1941 CARL REED, 1944 SHELDON T. VIELE, 1941 WELDON SMITH, 1944 MR. WILBUR J. LEE, Faculty Adviser During the last few years, the school's literary maga- zine, The Gleaner, noticeably deteriorated, despite the valiant efforts of the various editors. This difficulty became so acute last year that the editor could only collect enough material for one small issue. This year it was obvious that whoever edited the Gleaner would not only have to publish this magazine, but also iight a recession of interest that was over- whelming, and to return the magazine to its unique position among the Nichols Publications. Two steps were taken to accomplish this. First, this year, due to a lack of writing experience in the school, the position of editor-in-chief fell to two boys, Edgar F. McGuire, editor of the Verdian, and George W. Goetz, editor of the Nichols News. Alfred Kirchhofer and James Hur- ley rounded out the literary board. Then, secondly, with their staff organized, the editors turned to the big problem of stimulating interest for enough material to fill at least three issues. They solved this problem adequately, however, by establishing the Nichols Publications' Literary Award. This prize was awarded to the best article submitted to the current issues. In each case, a member of the faculty was asked to name the Winner. Due to the above changes in the Gleaner set -up and the tireless and persistent drive of the two editors, the Gleaners of this year have fully equalled if not sur- passed those of years gone by. The co-editors, giving unceasingly of their time and literary ability, have this year edited three Gleaners, which came up to the hopes of even the most optimistic individual. Without a doubt, they deserve the highest praise for their effort and ambition as well as for their publications. 62 One of the hardest-working student groups at Nichols, the Charities Committee, has, by consistent and conscientious efforts throughout the school year, attained its quota. Since the school no longer benefits from the Nichols-Seminary Operetta, the Circus, or the Horse Show, this committee has found it necessary to devise other schemes for raising money. Last year's Committee instituted the issuing of programs at the hockey games. The money received for advertisements in these programs was donated entirely to charity. To replace the annual operetta, the Dramatic Club held, for the second time in two years, an evening of stage presentations, which proved a decided financial asset. And who is not familiar with the Friday candy sales? A new element introduced into school life by the Student Council and Dance Committee was the Fri- day night Hockey Dances. These proved especially valuable to the Charities Committee, since the funds gained were turned completely over to the committee. Without the receipts from the large-scale activities of a few years ago, however, this committee depended more upon the Joint Charities Drive, carried on last May, which was fundamentally their greatest source of in- come. Another duty of the committee was collecting discarded clothing, books, and toys for the less fortun- ates of Buffalo, and since it is customary to aid one other charitable work, the committee this year spon- sored the March of Dimes for Infantile Paralysis from within the school. 63 Charifiezi ommiffee Sixth Form Representatives DONALD H. WHITMER, JR., 1940, Chairman ROBERT C. FERGUSON, 1940 WADE ROCKWOOD, 1940 HOWARD R. NEUREUTER, 1940 GEORGE WADSWORTI-I, 1940 Fifth Form Representatives TODD ARCHBALD, 1941 R. ALFRED KIRCHHOFER, 1941 JOHN BRADY, 1941 C. NEAL OLIVER, 1941 SHELDON T. VIELE, 1941 Fourth Form Representatives HARVEY E. HOLZWORTH, JR., 1942 WILLIS H. WHEAT, 1942 Third Form Representative DAVID ARCHBALD, 1943 a n C e 0 m m i f fe e CARLTON E. WERTZ, JR., 1940, Chairman S MORTON COOLEY, 1940 CHARLES P. BEAN, 1941 GEORGE WADSWORTH, 1940 WILBUR N. CONLEY, 1941 TODD ARCHBALD, 1941 EDWARD L. KLOPFER, 1941 EDWARD B. REED, 1942 HOCKEY DANCE COMMITTEE CARLTON E. WERTZ, 1940, Chairman GREGORY J. BATT, 1940 CHARLESP. BEAN, 1941 EDWARD C. ROTH, 1940 EDWARD L. KLOPFER, 1941 TODD ARCHBALD, 1941 SHE LDON T. VIELE, 1941 Under the able chairmanship of Carlton Wertz, this year's Dance Committee opened its season with the annual Football Dance on November 22 with Bunny Eimer's orchestra playing the most popular of the "hit" tunes for the pleasure of dancing couples. The next big dance, held just after the Spring vacation, struck a resounding chord in the hearts of the Nichols boys, as they turned out en masse to start the vacation on the right foot. Previous to the aforementioned dance, a precedent was established by this year's committee. Inaugurat- ing a much-needed addition to the Friday night hockey games, a series of informal dances under the guidance of a separate committee in collaboration with the Senior Council was staged in the Rand Dining Room. Making the admission very nominal and limiting the attendance to only Nichols boys and friends attracted a large crowd. As there was virtually no expense, thanks to the record player donated by Edward Roth, the total income was turned over to the Charities Committee. Another feature, the milk bar, serving chocolate and plain milk, Coca-cola, and doughnuts, took care of the refreshments. These dances were a decidedly welcomed and thoughtful addition to the social calendar. The highlight of every year, and this year is no exception., will be the Senior Dance held immediately following the Class Day exercises. The scene for this formal and final dance will be the brilliantly decorated Rand Dining Room. The Committees wish to express their thanks to, and commend the generous assistance of Mr. Booccck, Mrs. Minthorne, and faculty members who have graciously served as chaperons and made these dances the successes that they were. 64 Due to the late opening of school, caused by the infantile paralysis epidemic this fall, the Assemblies Committee has been somewhat curtailed in its activi- ties, but the student body has however, through the fruitful efforts of Mr. Boocock and the Assemblies Committee, thoroughly enjoyed the various lectures scheduled throughout the academic year. The com- mittee headed by Alfred Bretschger is comprised of two members of the senior class and one from each of the other forms in the upper school. The aims of this com- mittee is to secure a number of interesting lecturers whose talks deal with many diversified subjects. Among the notable speakers of this school year were listed Alexander P. Schwartman, who addressed us on "Chemical advances since the World War." Professor Franze Albien, Head of the History department at Princeton University, who advanced his opinions on the second World War, and Mrs.Ethel Holmes Munsey who reviewed the book "Benjamin Franklin." Then too we enjoyed the assemblies which originated within the school. As the Nichols Amateur Show of last year was such a decided success, another was held this year which was executed in the same manner. Our own Mr. Thomsson also contributed with another of his famous musical programs. Although it is certain that the Assemblies Com- mittee of this year was much more active than its predecessor, it is also felt that this committee has not reached maturity for it does not function with the energy and efficiency of many others. This develop- ment, however, is evidently in process since the com- mittee has executed its duties more faithfully each year. 65 Jfiem Aer! ommiffee ALFRED M. BRETSCHGER, 1940, Chairman HARVEY B. HARRISON, 1940 ROGER J. CHAMBERS, 1942 LOUIS H. MEISBURGER. 1941 DAVID C. DIEFENDORF, 1943 .xdcluerfifiemenfd The Verdian Board of Editors wishes to extend to its advertisers sincere gratitude and appreciation for their kindly interest and support. AMERICA'S GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO CIVILIZATION .... "America has contributed the concept of a press of information-of news, accurately, completely, and real- istically presented to millions of minds. It is the greatest contribution America has made to civilization-greater than machines, speed or science". PROF. REUEL R. BARLOW School of journalism, University of Illinois PI s P t e the VERDIAN Advert se s II -ifee e-ee e-We A-as--eeeeeeorrlcss Reeve A A A e ee eeeee reef BALTIMORE, PHILADELPHIA, ROCHESTER, BUFFALO, SYRACUSE, SPRINGFIELD, UTICA WARSAW ELEVATOR CO. 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DANN, WICKWIRE Sl CO. 52 MEMBERS OF NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE Please Patronize the VERDIAN Advertisers V FOUNDED, 1826 - INCORPORATED BEALS 'NXCCAIQQHY Env RO GERS Steel - Hardware - Metals "OVER A CENTURY OF SERVICE" BUFFALO, NEW YORK -And after you are married and want to build a home, come and see us for sound advice as to the best and most permanent building materials. GLOBE PLASTER COMPANY General Offices 154 West Huron St. Buffalo, N. Y. C. E. WEINIG COMPANY Tax Exempt Securities M. 85 T. BUILDING Please Patronize the VERDIAN Advertisers VIII S U M M I T ELECTRIC-HARDWARE co. Kramerxs Studio TWO Complefe PHOTOGRAPHS Hardware - Electrical Dept. Stores 1469-71 Heftel Ave. 2832 Delaware Ave. Buffalo Kenmore Official Photographer THE 1940 VERDIAN Compliments of BUFFALO TRANSIT COMPANY The name of our yearbook is derived from the Latin Word Viridus meaning green. This title was suggested by Harry Ewens of the Stud'-of 856 Main Street GRant 1113 Class of 'l0. Please Patronize the VERDIAN Advertisers IX YOUR LUNCHES Complimen ts of will be onore enjoyable ELECTRO CHEMICAL Co. Z Milk D Q D D ' HOMOGENIZED GArfieId 8000 KLEPFER BROTHERS INCORPORATED BUICK MOTOR CARS For Home 1565-1585 Main Street Buffalo, N. Y. SOFHT-CURD MILK Service - Phone: HUmbo1dt 4200 Please Pa tronize the VERDIAN Advertisers X Rock iii harm Cryslal CRYSTAL keynotes culture in gracious hospitality. From breakfast fruit juice to midnight spread ROCK SHARPE CRYSTAL adds sparkle and zest to correct service. Whether for the casual drop-in call or for the setting of a formal invitation dinner, ROCK SHARPE CRYSTAL gives more fascination-beautyAand brilliance. At all leading stores- CATARACT - SHARPE MFG. CO. BUFFALO, NEW YORK Complimen ts of BARTON A. BEAN, JR. 3 Congratulations NICHOLS' CLASS OF 1940 SAVOY SHOP GIFTS or DISTINCTION 431 DELAWARE AVENUE Quality, like good students, will always be remembered AMERICA'S QUALITY TIRES THE GENERAL TIRE COMPANY or BuFFAl.o GR. 9326 Main at Summer Compliments of W. RAYMOND HUGHES Interior Decorator 395 Delaware Avenue Please Pa tronize the VERDIAN Advertisers XI Since 1898 .gg D- Everything in Furs Complimen ts of ffcilf ,T NIAGARA LITHOGRAPH co. .. fA1'A Qi" Qff! 59' ,L .-FURRIERS'- 8 Alfred Leous Eugene Leous Thomas Leous Compliments of WHITMER -JACKSON CO. Compliments of A FRIEND HAYES FISH CO. Incorporated Sash and Door Manufacturers wholesale Retail Dealers in all kinds of Sea Foods, Lake and Ocean Fish, Oysters, Game, Poultry, etc. 46 NIAGARA STREET WA. 0512-0513 BUFFALO, N. Y. Please Patronize the VERDIAN Advertisers XII 30,0100 up Ol' . . Texaco Fire-Chief is being made greater than ever, giving you "touch and go" starting, smoother pick-up, and a new saving in gasoline, too. jg 1940 Ere- 6Aie! af gzoclgear- wen e exaco ibeagra ow Best Wishes to Graduating Class from Buffalo Rubber Supply Co. 37 Carroll Street Examining eyes and Fitting glasses should be intrusted to none other than a most reliable and competent authority, "The Safe Way" is to consult an Eye Physician fOculistj and then glasses by OSCAR 1 I in HERBERT CLEAL ' DERRICK BUFFALO OPTICAL CO. 559 Main Street 297 Main Street 2830 Delaware Ave., Kenmore Please Patronize the VERDIAN Advertisers XIII ROSWELL P. BAGLEY LIFE INSURANCE-ESTA TES 7 ammoncla ibiamon HARLOW K. HAMMOND Jeweler and Silversmith 54-56 Seneca Street Buffalo, N. Y. Four Winds Farm Nursery, Inc 4190 Main Street Eggertsville, New York LLl'6Ql"gl'l'l.0ll OFGHJJCGPE C0l'ltl'6lCt0l'5 Visitors welcome at all times WM. R. BOOCOCK, President Please Patronize the VERDIAN Advertisers XIV BUFFALU BULT BUMPANY Makeasatewith Nllfth TUIIZWHIIIIH, New York DATES LAUNDRY Rlverside 1230 EE Bolts and Nuts Hot-Rolled Bars and Drawn Wire BETTER BUY BUICK Sales Offices TWIN CITY AUTO COMPANY, INC. Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Used Ca,-S - Sales and Service Memphis, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London, England: Buenos Aires, Argentina: 2780 Delaware Avenue KC1'1m0l'C, N- Y- Manila, Philippine Islands: San Juan, Puerto Rico: Istanbul, Turkey: Havana, Cuba. ECONOMY FUEL CORPORATION Cable Address: - BUFBOLT "The Economy Fuel" 214 Pearl St. CL. 2024 Please Pa tronize the VERDIAN Advertisers XV S A U T E R , S COMMENTS OF METAL 85 ALLOYS SPECIALTIES Sausage Maker to His Majesty "King Appetite" Distributors of RICHELIEU QUALITY FOODS I. + It 3947 MAIN STREET AT EGGERT ROAD HEATING PLUMBING Real Estate in all its Branches Gurney - Overturf 85 Becker, Inc. GEORGE H' DRAKE Incorporated All Forms of Insurance in the Strongest Companies REFRIGERATION at Minimum Rates 17 SOUTH DIVISION STREET 218 Lexington Avenue Buffalo, N. Y. Please Patronize the VERDIAN Advertisers XVI COMPLIMENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO DEXTER P. RUMSEY 85 COMPANY INCORPORATED REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE 53 Court Street Corner of Franklin Buffalo, N. Y. O'BRIAN, POTTER 85 CO. Clistablished 19151 UNDERWRITERS DISTRIBUTORS INVESTMENT SECURITIES WALSH - LASCELLES COMPANY GENERAL INSURANCE Liberty Bank Building Private Wire to Homblower and Weeks Members New York Stock Exchange THE SAFE WAY Glassesby PRECHTEL OPTICAL COMPANY 632 Main Street Please Patronize the VERDIAN Advertisers XVII Best Wishes to The Senior Class of Com plim en ts of S. A. WHISTLER COMPANY 19 4 O from Compliments of BERNARD ANTHONE Ford Motor Cars Fuhrmann Boulevard Hasselbeck Cheese Division THE BORDEN COMPANY Buffalo Brand Cheese Products Buffalo, N. Y. PI P t e the VERDIAN Advert XVIII BuHaIo's Newest Drive-In Laundry Service C O n g 1' a t u 1 a t O n S I WOLFE at WRIGHT, INC. Class of '40 1754-60 Main Street Llncoln 2000 MEMBER IIIIIERIIIHII INSTITUTE UF LHUHUEHIIIE "the care your clothes deserve" Compliments of Ke11ogg's Petroleum Products, 268 Main Street Inc. Graduation from Nichols is an achievement of which you may well be proud. It's the first milestone on your road to success. Whether you go to college, or take up a career in the business world, you will find that a smart ap- pearance is a detinite asset. We invite you to consider Kleinhans as the "Alma Mater""of your wardrobe. 3' ' I -, Aww v..:. K L E It N 1-1 A.iiiNiis 12" .Lui nf" Please Patronize the VERDIAN Advertisers XIX Sept. Sept. Sept Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov Nov. Nov. Nov. gafenclar ofguenfd 14-Varsity football practice began at ten A. M. 18-School postponed until Monday, September 25th due to the infantile paralysis epidemic. 20-Varsity soccer practice began at ten A. M. 25-School again postponed until October 2nd. 2--School again postponed. 6-Opening football game between Nichols and St. Joseph's C. I. St. Joseph's won 6 to 0. 9-School opened 9 A. M. with registration of students. 11-First soccer game with Deveaux. Game ended 1 to 1. 13-Nichols and St. Mary's football game was played today on Nichols' field. Nichols won 12 to O. 16-Whitmer's summer vacation ends abruptly. 17-The soccer team played Park School at Park. Nichols lost 2 to 1. 21-Nichols met Cranbrook in both soccer and football. The soccer team won 5 to 3 in a ten-minute over- time period. The football team lost by a score of 25 to 6. 28-Nichols traveled to Hudson meeting Western Re- serve Academy in football and soccer. Nichols was defeated in soccer by a score of 3 to 1, and in foot- ball by 7 to 2. 1-The first mark period closed today. 3-Varsity sport pictures for Verdian taken today. 4-Nichols played University School in soccer and foot- ball. Nichols lost the soccer game by a score of 3 to 1. The football team was victorious with a score of 7 to 6. 6-Senior class ballot taken. Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov. Nov Nov Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. 7-The soccer team defeated Gow School 2 to 0. -The football team and soccer team traveled to Pitts- burgh to play Shadyside Academy. The soccer team was defeated 1 to 0. Football team lost 14 to 6. 16-"Mids" began. -"Mids" closed. -Fall Athletic assembly held today. Mr. Lars S. Pot- ter was presented with a varsity letter for faithful and distinguished service on the Athletic Advisory Board. Mr. J. Frederick Rogers took over his posi- tion as new chairman and presented the awards. I. Q. Test. Football dance held in Rand Memorial Dining-Room. -Thanksgiving vacation began. -Thanksgiving vacation ended. Winter sports began. -Clubs started. -Gleaner contest closed today. -First half-day of school held to make up for the lost time at the beginning of year CSaturdayJ. -Verdian groups taken. -Verdian groups taken. -Goetz spoke in assembly concerning Student Coun- cil regulation on all books found in halls. Gleaner goes to press. -Gleaner given out. Bernie Oshei received ten dollars award in assembly for best article in contest. Nichols quintet defeated Deveaux by a score of 2 7 to 22. -Christmas vacation began. -Varsity hockey team beat Alumni 4 to 2. Varsity cagers down the Alumni 37 to 26. New gates presented by the Alumni at dinner. Dec Dec. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Feb Feb Feb Feb . 23 28 4 6 8 9 12 16 17 19 22 25 26 -Varsity basketball team defeated U. B. Frosh 26 to 13. -Hockey team traveled to Lake Placid for North- wood Toumament. Nichols won by beating Choate 4 to 1, Exeter 1 to 0, and Northwood School 3 to 1. -School reopened. -Another Saturday moming. -Names of members of the J. V. hockey team posted. -Varsity basketball team beat U. B. Frosh 50 to 23. Wertz announced the Student Council's Friday night hockey dances at lunch. -Dr. Stwartzman from Spencer Kellogg plant spoke at assembly this morning. Hockey team beat Central H. S. of Commerce 3 to 1. First hockey dance held in the Rand Memorial Dining-Room. -Basketball team defeated Park School 49 to 24. -Dr. Albian of Princeton spoke in assembly. -Hockey team beat Hamilton C. I. 5 to 4. Basketball team won 35 to 23. -Deadline for Verdian photographs. -Dr. Merrilyn of Harvard spoke. -Hockey team defeated North Toronto C. I. 7 to 2. Basketball team beat N. T. C. I. 35 to 29. Lower School dance held in Rand Dining-hall. 30-Goetz gave brief talk in assembly about Student Council views on behavior in chapel. Canisius beat varsity basketball 31 to 36. 2-Nichols beat Ridgeway H. S. 5 to 3 in hockey. 3-Basketball team beat Western Reserve Academy 45 to 35. 5-Mid-year exams started. 9 -Exam week closed. Upper Canada College beat Nichols in hockey 10 to 2. XXI Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Mar Mar Mar Mar. Mar. 10-Nichols beat Shadyside in basketball 45 to 35. 12-Vacation after Mid-years begun. 14 15 16 17 19 20 -School resumed. Basketball team beat Ridley 52 to 45. Hockey team beat Ridley 6 to 3. -Mr. Harold J. Kennedy addressed the student body on "Shakespeare on the stage" with particular reference to Maurice Evans' "Hamlet" -Hockey team defeated Manlius 12 to 5 with the help of the J. V. team. -University School beats Nichols 44 to 36 in basket- ball . -Mr. Verrill inaugurated the Masters' Assembly programs, brought into the school by the Student Council. -St. Joe's defeated Nichols basketball team 50 to 29. 22-Ed Roth and George Wadsworth spoke on Washing- ton in chapel. ' 23-24-Interstate Hockey Tournament. Nichols won by defeating Cranbrook and Northwood. 24-Nichols defeated Cranbrook in basketball 41 to 36. 26-Mr. Tuthill spoke in assembly this week. 1.1 Mr. Perkins, curator of the Buffalo Zoo, spoke in chapel. Hockey team defeated Comell Freshmen 10 to 1. 4-Dr. Walsh spoke in assembly this week. 5-Second Gleaner went to press. 8 15 -Colgate Freshmen beat Nichols Hockey in closer 6-5. -Final consignment of Verdian goes to press. Mc- Guire expected to be absent next week. Second issue of the Gleaner comes out. James Hurley was pre- sented the "Nichols Publications' Literary Award." 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