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You are about to read a book whose value to you will increase
greatly with the passing years. Twenty years hence, it will serve as
a magic carpet to transport you back to your halcyon high school
days. These write-ups and pictures of your teachers and classmates
will serve as a key to open the door to scores of nostalgic memories
-a door that the fleeting years will have locked. This yearbook can
hardly be appreciated now, but knowing how much it will someday
mean to you, we of this year's staff proudly present to you-
The 1955 VERDIAN
DAVID LEE SHIRE-Editor-in-Chief
LAWRENCE MAXWELL LEVY-Business Manager
EDWARD HOLMES ZANDER-Advertising Manager
Tl-IE VERDIAN IQ55
Published by the Sfudenfs of
BUFFALO, NEW YORK
VOLUME NUMBER FORTY-F VE
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FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION
SENIOR CLASS .,................,.,.,........
HONORS AND AWARDS ....,...A
A TYPICAL DAY AT NICHOLS
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D E D ICAT I O N
AUSTIN McC FOX
Scholar sportsman and gentleman Austm MCC
Fox has served Nlchols School tirelessly for fourteen
years Has sound lnterpr tatnons of the luterature he so
tastefully chooses for hrs students make has classes a
umque Intellectual expernence Hrs renowned athletuc
ablllty has won hum the admiration of the Nlchols
tennis and squash enthusiasts whom he so ably
coaches The Semor Class proudly dedlcates the l955
VERDIAN to a man whose achievements assume an
even finer luster when one conslders the quiet unas
summg manner rn which he has accompllshed them
Formal football and soccer proctrces begm rn 1950 9
9 W ew 1953 95 1954 no comment or Whew
Ohoo' Where s the Tuff Sk1n'J
lt looks lrke a long hard ear
B t s1r nobody grves tests on the second day'
Soccer snows Allendale under wrth rmpressrve score 1 O
Soccer wrns N1ght lrghts at Olean blrnd football team lgood excuse
N1chols edges out DeVeaux 10 O rn soccer
Grrdders f1ght through Hurncane Hazel to beat Cranbrook 12 6 Soccer team
gone wrth the wrnd
Pork orange dyed green by booters 4 2
Sweet revenge on W R A 26 0 Gee we lust couldnt aet started Shorty
G E S Nerther could soccer OO
Davrsmen blast W1ll1omsv1lle 61
Teams to U S and back Trorn strangely quret an return
Playt1me at Allendale 400 and 60 Tr a arn next ear sonn
Boaters over Gow rn rough battle 3 0
Dr Dornberaer of Bell sends us lnto outer space rn a gurded m1ss1le
Shadysrde lynched at pep rally Sock flop fa ls to hop
lmpressrve vrctones drsplay teams power rn Leaaue 350 21
Presentrng Freld Marshall Vrscount Montgomery Here he comes
There he goes' Somebody goofedl
Grrdders gurgle rn aook to 120 vlctory No rest for the weary Home o
Exams You sure you drdnt rve me the wrong one?
Thanksgrvrng vocat1on Rest for the weary
h ras Illustrated lecture
of several s1m1lor monthly exhtbrts and talks
Swordmen stab U B 9 8 Touchel
Football and soccer teams honored B season y ars' Feet fly at fall
lmpressronrst School rmpresses us Furs
Hockey makes hrstory by flyrng to Prrnceton
Taft and outdoor rrnk defeat hockey 32 rn double overtrme Consolatron
Tournament too easy
to an Senror reunron at Orosven r well vacatronl
Alumnr es n oc e Eats non vrctor meal
The Very Reverend Phrllp McNa1ry reopens school land our blaodshot eyes
strrrrng talk on New Years resolutrors
Senrors head for bed after hondrng rn hrstory papers
Nrchols Allendale and defeat 77 7B
College Boards Conferences wrth P B about P G course next year
Dr Murray Yost penetrates the deep dark recesses of the mlnd wth talk
Basketball team slrnks home rn shadows after losrng to Park 54 50
Hockey gl1des to 53 vrctory over Oakwood
Flood of bluebooks hrts school and hrts hard as we hrt halfway mark
trouble wrth St ndrews rn osketball 6241 Hoc e s 30 oss
defeat rn anyone s eyes
4 Vrctor Peacock makes f1fth graders squeal wth hrs hrlarrously funny o
llf you want to know look rt up yourselfl
Jorvrs over Nrchols 32 Trme out for tears Hockey dance Genn Mller
admrtted free wrth date
Plttsburgh crowd lrn camels harr coatsl drstracts cagers tn overtrme SSA
Forest Hrlls drowns sorrows after 5 4 setback
Holnday because of Honest Abe and Old Georae Bless thetr souls
ey wrns 62 r e lrnge rn mau o
Park repard 75 70
99th element added Junlor School Gleonerete
lnternatronal Chrmneys swept 7 5
Talk on Columbra Forum and Basrn Streetl by two drstrnaurshed senrors
B Sabol and Mr T Erg m
Basketball trounces UTS 62 37 Hockey loses real heartbreaker 54
College Boards agarnl PG applrcatrons relected Navy gets the rav
but the Army gets the senrors
Sh re o un ll have 1t done by dea me
Mr Cond1t leads thesprans to success the lrmelrght
Repeat performance followed by dance
Verdran goes to press Agarn rest for the weary
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Second Row Messrs Pedersen Gerorcl Suiter Sessuons Burdrck Gull Fox Brody Shnrcs Stevens Broome
Thfrd Row Messrs Wofermon Turcoff Cockroft Ohler Seomons Johnson Anderson Smith Dovus Berst
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PHILIP M B BOOCOCK Rutgers BA Headmaster
RAY M VERRILL Bowdoin BA Harvard MA
AUSTIN MCC FOX Unron College BA Harvard MA
NORMAN A PEDERSEN Princeton BA
G PETER SHIRAS Yale BA
GEORGE E STEVENS Princeton B A Unlversrty of Buffalo MA
MILLARD SESSIONS University of Buffalo BA Harvard MA Institut
des Hautes Etudes lnternatronales Unrversrty of Geneva Geneva
RONALD S DAVIS Unrversnty College of Wales at Carclrlf B A
MATHEMATICS D EPARTMENT
ROBERT A GILLESPIE Monmouth BA
WILLIAM BURDICK Cornell BA
MERRILL E CONDIT Dartmouth BA
DEPARIMENT OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
ALBERT R SUTTER Unrversrty of Buffalo BA Colurnbna MA
DONALD M COCKROFT Bowdoin BA Mrddlebury MA
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL SCIENCES
EDGAR E ANDERSON Columbia BA MA
PAUL A SEAMANS Unrverstty of Buffalo BA
DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS
DONALDL WATERMAN Harvard BA
HAROLD N GERARD Unrversrty of Buffalo BEd
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
KENNETH C GILL Unnversrty of Buffalo Julluard School of Musrc
PLINY H HAYES III Yale BA Assrstant to the Headmaster rn charge
of the Junuor School
FRANCIS P J BERST Manhattan BA
PHILIP BRADY Unuon BA Unlverslty of Buffalo MEd
C ALLAN BROOME UHIVQTSIIY of Wales BA
GUY JOHNSON Duke BA
CHARLESI KLEISER Lehrgh
W RICHARD OHLER JR Yale BA
DANIEL J TURCOTT State College for Teachers BS
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Headmaster Asststant Headmaster
ADRIAN W SMITH Busrness Manager MRS MARGARET E WILCOX Assistant to the Treasurer
FRANCES M MATHIAS Executive Secretary MRS RUSSELL SCHURR Dretrcran
MILDRED J STICKNEY Assistant to the Secretary MRS CHARLES H STEWART Lrbrarran
JOAN C IRLBACHER Assrstant to the Secretary
GEORGE C BRADY M D JAMES R SULLIVAN MD
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 19541955
EUGENE F MCCARTHY Presrdent NEL
SON T MONTGOMERY Secretary
THOMAS W MITCHELL VIcePres1dent JOSEPH L HUDSON Treasurer
Term Exprrrng June 1955
JESSE C DANN
HAROLD M HECHT
JOSEPH L HUDSON
THEODORE G KENEFICK
EUGENE F MCCARTHY
CARL N REED
DR WILLIAMF LIPP
Term Exprrrng June 7956 Term Explrrng June I957
HENRY W COMSTOCK
CHESTER O GALE
DUDLEY M IRWIN
HUBERT L PERRY
LARS S POTTER
RT REV LAURISTONL
HAMILTON H WENDE
WILLIAM C BAIRD
DR WINFIELDL BUTSCH
ROBERT E DILLON
HOWARD KELLOGG JR
THOMAS W MITCHELL
NELSON T MONTGOMERY
DAVID A THOMPSON
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THE SENIOR CLASS
I shall always remember the class of T955 for theIr warm frlendltness and good Splfll They have had a dlfftcult posItIon In the order
of classes as they have marched through the years for they followed the class that mrght be known as the great Innovator The present class found
the Innovatlons to theIr llklng but faced the somewhat more dIffIcult task of establlshlng and Slfenglhenlng these new developments so that they
mIght grow Into true NIchols tradItIons They have had a unIty of Splfll and purpose that has left IIS effect on the whole school They have
glven us excellent teams IH football soccer and hockey although It IS unfortunate that the competttlon they faced In two of these
sports prevented them from fully tastlng the frurt of VICIOFY Academically theIr record has not been an outstandIng one but wIth the exceptIon
ofa few they have been an Industrlous and serrous group They have made a contrIbutIon to NIchols that has been sIncere and as the
SenIor Class of the school they have provrded the leadershIp that IS so essentlal for the welfare of the student body PHILIP M B BOOCOCK
sated by an admlrable dogged perslstence In pursuIt of Its goal of
growth toward Intellectual maturIty I flnd It a great pleasure to
work Wllh students of such rare QUOIITICS of sweet reasonableness and
A class That Fortunes buFfets and rewards
Hast ta en wIth equal thanks
RAY M VERRILL
Wuthout a doubt the spIrIt of the Class of 55 has changed In
theIr last few years at NIchols One sees thIs GVOIUIIOD ID theIr
acceptance of the VerrIll Doctrlne In theIr growIng Interest In the
Intangtble and In theIr responslble OllIlUd6 toward Nlchols To achleve
fully thIs attItude of Intellectual maturIty the Class of 55 of HSCSSSIIY
has had to overcome a mocktng attItude and a spIrIt of petty lealousy
learned from some of our predecessors at NIchols For theIr un
faIlIng and sympathetIc gutdance IH helpIng us achreve thIs changed
attItude we shall long be grateful to the headmaster and all the
members of the faculty .IOHN WADSWORTH
athletes as have Its predecessors The characterIstIc of the Class of
55 that has Impressed me IS Its WIIIIDQHESS and cooperatxveness Thus
class has made for a happy congenIal atmosphere In and out of the
classroom It has conscIentIousIy performed Its tasks Gentlemen
It has been a pleasure MILLARD SESSIONS
Even last year the two fold lob of the Class of l955 was mapped
out It concerned personal Intellectual growth and better school
admlnlstratton One can count at least a score of Indtvlduals who In
the last year have developed a startllngly mature Intellectual curI
osIty and a thIrst for knowledge Instead of merely a d6SIf6 to
memorlze for a test The foundatlons for a llberal educahon have
been laId ThIs class has also supplIed the sIncere Interest and
cooperatlon necessary to carry on and Improve such baslc Innovatlons
In school polIcy as the student proctored study halls and new
approach to the problem of dIscIplIne JAMES HOWARD
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Frrst Row James Warner Penn Watson Thomas MacArthur Lawrence Levy John Wadsworth Olrver Jones James Howard
Theodore Putnam Norman Wilson Richard Hamlett Walter Malschoss Edward Zander Phullp McNa1ry
Second Row Robert Gorskl Thomas Rumsey Walter Hoftman Dale Skoog Robert Zeller lrwln Kletter Wnllnam Harder George
Truscott Danforth Rogers Chauncey Maguire Mlchael Wells Tracy Perry Wyndham Eaton
Thrrd Row Darvrn DeMcrchl Harvey Putterman Burton Sabol Robert Thomas Rlchard Fischer Thomas Elghmy Raymond Empson
Robert Spntzmuller George Lockle Stephen Kellogg Rlchard Narnns Mules Bender
Fourth Row Bruce Block John Cryer Waldron Hayes Davud Shure Wulllam Zacher Jerry Burns Thomas Webb
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MILES DENNIS BENDER
Born: February 26, 7937 Entered: September, 7948
ln 1948, Miles brought his quiet, courteous manner to our class and to Nichols.
The following year he began his career as a powerful football lineman. His
physical fitness and ability have assisted him in his climb upward to the varsity
teams. This year Miles helped give the varsity eleven the depth and support
which are always necessary for a victorious team. During the spring season he
may be seen driving hits on the diamond. Miles also manages to incorporate the
Glee Club into his heavy scholastic schedule. During his three years as a vocalist,
Miles has used his vibrant low voice as a leader of the small bass section. Next
year in college, Miles will major in economics.
Football squad '55, Glee Club '53, 54, 55
Born: February 7, 7938 Entered: September, 7957
When the class bell rings, a blurred figure can be seen streaking across the
quadrangle and disappearing into the confines of Mitchell Hall. lt's Bruce, who
has remained after physics class arguing over one of his scientific hypotheses.
But these creative thoughts are not in vain, for Bruce obviously is one of those
destined to build that "better mousetrapf' Anything that is an adventure intrigues
him, from extracting and mounting a dog skeleton to the art of trick-photography
and a journey to Mexico on five-minutes notice. Despite his apparent restlessness
and preoccupation with the esoteric, Bruce has one of the easy-going and care-
free dispositions of the Senior Class. Happy journey next year, Bruce.
Soccer squad '52, '53, team '54, Squash team '54, '55, Charities Committee 55:
Forum '55, Math Club '54, '55.
JERRY ROBERT BURNS
Born: September 73, 7936 Entered: September, 7954
Last fall Jerry Burns, an Irishman with a big Irish grin, came to Nichols.
With his good humor and congeniality, Doc started winning friends from the first
day he graced our campus, and he became a part of Nichols life with no trouble
at all. But a knack for making friends is only one of Doc's assets, for he has made
quite a name for himself on the athletic field. Love of sports, natural coordina-
tion, and just plain hard work have brought him success on the gridiron and on
the basketball court. Furthermore, Jerry plays the guitar in several bands and
has appeared on radio and television. If genuine good-nature and sincerity
are any criteria for success, Doc can't miss.
Football team '54, Basketball team 55.
JOHN WILLIAM CRYER
Born: August 74, 7937 Entered: September, 7947
With trusting optimism, Trey decided to face the rigors of Nichols life eight
years ago, Endowed with tremendous enthusiasim and spirit, he joined the elite
circle of cheerleaders and subsequently became one of the finest Nichols has
produced. Not content with striving to create organized uproar on the sidelines,
Trey also wished to reveal his athletic ability. The result: soccer and varsity
hockey in 7955. As a member of the Dance Committee, Trey used his powers of
organization to help plan and carry out the successful Fall Sports Dance. Among
a class of sartorially significant seniors, Trey often flaurits an extraordinary ward-
robe of mixed chartreuse, fuschia and Scotch plaid. We are certain that Trey
will be noticed at St. Lawrence next year.
Soccer squad '54, Hockey team '55, Track Manager '55, Dance Committee '55, Glee
Club '54, '55, Cheerleader 52, '53, 454.
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DARVIN ALBERT DeMARCHl, JR.
Born: November 26, 7938 Entered: September, 7957
"Hey Darv!" shouts a senior from the Newsroom door, but no response is
heard, tor Dee, cracking the whip over a battery of News writers, seldom has time
to spare. As Co-editor ot the News this year, D. D. has done a superb iob-
no surprise when one considers his richly creative mind, fine organizing ability,
and his almost irksome ability in always writing what's right on those Tuesday
morning English themes. Even with the tough iob ot running the News, Mr. D. has
found time to spend three years in the Nichols Glee Club and ably head the
Green Key Committee this year. Darv, with his boundless energy, is sure to be a
success on the Yale campus.
Tennis squad 53, '54, team 55, Manager 55, News staff, 54, Co-editor '55, VERDIAN
staff '55, Green Key Committee Chairman 55, Glee Club 53, 54, 55, Forum 55,
Cheerleader '52, 53, '54, Math Club '53, Study Hall Proctor 54.
WYNDHAM EATON III
Born: November 78, 7936 Entered: September, 7947
Spirited soccer, aggressive hockey, and phenomenal pole-vaults are this
talented lad's contribution to Nichols athletics. For his agility and enthusiastic
play, Wyn was elected captain of this year's soccer team and given a starting
berth as the hockey team's center. Last spring, Wyn set his mark permanently in our
athletic records when he vaulted a record 77'9". This spring again saw him star-
ring as the track team's pole-vaulter supreme and as an 880 relay man. Wyn, be-
sides being a member of the Three Sport Varsity Society and the Athletic Council,
served the underclassmen as a member at the Freshman Orientation Committee
and a study hall proctor in the Junior School. Williams will welcome this per-
Honors '45f Soccer team '53, Captain 54- Hockey team 54, '55- Track team 54,
'55f Freshman Orientation Committee '55.
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THOMAS HARDEN EIGHMY
Born: .lune 22, 1937 ' Entered, September, 7951
To scan multitudinous themes and choose unerringly the most appealing
for our literary journal is a task to tax the most critical of minds. Tom's appoint-
ment to the coveted Gleaner Editorship and his success in that post stem from
a superb verbal aptitude and writing ability, the prime assets of an English
scholar-par excellence. Tom generously shares his talents with the News as its
Alumni Editor. As a freshman, Tom surprised the school by winning the General
Information Test, an unprecedented feat for a third former. Not only a scholar,
Tom is an indefatigable representative of the Charities Committee. With his im-
aginative mind, subtle humor, and solid scholastic ability, Tom will become an
educated engineer at the college of his choice.
Soccer squad '54, Track squad '54, team '55, News staff '54, Alumni Editor '55,
Gleaner Editor '55, Charities Committee '53, '55, Glee Club '53, '54, '55, Forum '55.
GEORGE RAYMOND EMPSON, III
Born: August 2l, 7937 Entered: September, 7952
"Fifteen, ten, five-he's over for his third T. D. today!" booms the loudspeaker
with gratifying regularity. The eighty yard kick-off return, the quick drive for the
basket, and a deer-like 220 won for this nine-letter man the captaincy of the track
team and both the Jack James Football Trophy and the Lehigh Track Trophy. But
many are unaware of Ray's achievements off the field. A superior student, he
frequently achieves honors, a popular leader, he is on the Student Council and
ably heads the Dance Committee, and as a sophomore Ray won the Yale Award
for "outstanding character and scholastic performance." Along with a certain
poet, we too can "say to all the world, 'This was a man'!"
Honors '52, '53, Yale Award '53, Lehigh Trophy '54, .lack James Trophy '54, Student
Council '55, Football team '52, '53, '54, Basketball team '53, '54, '55, Track team '53,
'54, Captain '55, Athletic Council '55, News staff '53, '54, Sports Editor '55, Charities
Committee '52, Dance Committee '54, Chairman '55, Glee Club '54, '55,
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Born: June 2, 7937 Entered: September, 7952
When Dave entered Nichols in the fourth form, he brought with him a distinct
sense of humor and a propensity for argument, which he employs to good ad-
vantage in the impromptu forums that frequently develop in economics class. A
good student, Dave especially excels in math, his favorite subject. His athletic
career was unfortunately cut short by a leg injury this year, however, in his
junior year, he won a major letter in track, the shotput being his forte. ln the
winter, Dave lends his acting talents to the Dramatics Club. Judging by his
ability with hgures and his practical outlook on life, Dave is sure to go far in the
field of professional accounting which he chooses to make his life-long career.
Track team '54, '55, Dramatics Club '55.
RICHARD SAMUEL FISCHER
Born: July 37, 7937 Entered, September, 7947
Since the fifth grade, Dick Fischer has scored constantly in all the activities
of school life-scholastic, athletic, and extracurricular. Scholastically he has made
a most creditable record: honors or highest honors for eight years straight!
Athletically, Fish has utilized his natural coordination, his scoring punch, and
his desire for victory to become a nine-letterman. High scorer on the hockey
team as a junior, Fish won this Year's captaincy, along with the most valuable
player trophy. Moreover, Dick is a familiar figure on All-Interstate League soccer
and baseball teams. ln addition to these scholastic and athletic achievements,
Dick's rnultitudinous extracurricular activities show a truly remarkable versatility.
Lucky the college which gains this tricky puckster!
Highest Honors '48, '49, Honors '5O, '57 '52, 53, 54, Brown University Trophy '54,
Soccer team '52, '53, '54, Hockey team '53, 54, Captain '55, Baseball team '53, '54,
'55, Athletic Council '54, 55, News staFf '52, '53, '54, VERDIAN stal7 '53, '54, '55,
Charities Committee '54, Dance Committee '52, '53, Freshman Orientation Committee
Chairman '55, Cheerleader 52 Study Hall Proctor '55,
ROBERT JOHN GORSKI
Born, August 5, 7937 Entered: September, 7957
"l want all you boys to support your team! Where is your school spirit?"
Thus ends another of Bob's postprandial forensic displays. Such untiring enthusi-
asm as this has made Bob an extraordinary team manager-able to build spirit
for and within the team. His apparent aversion to the study hall has caused some
comment-but we know that he sacrifices, without hesitation, his valuable free
periods either to correcting football polls or to typing the myriad articles of the
News. Neither snow, sleet, nor tons of homework have kept him from fulfilling
his appointed tasks. Bob's eager and complete cooperation, so cheerfully given,
has made him a great asset both to Nichols School and the Class of '55.
Football squad '54, Basketball Manager '55, News staff '53, '54, '55.
JOHN RICHARD HAMLETT
Born: July 74, 7937 Entered: September, 7950
ln 7950, quietly, almost unnoticed, John Richard Hamlett began his stay at
Nichols. Throughout the years that have followed, Dick has remained calrn and
self-possessed-the boisterous, the angry, the frenzied seem foreign to his nature.
This fall, determination and spirit earned Ham a berth in the Wharton line.
After a winter in the rugged atmosphere of Ward's Gym, Hammy moved into
the fresh air and sunshine to run middle distance for the track team. OH the
athletic Held, Dick aids the Dance and Charities Committee and uses his mellow
baritone to harmonize with the Glee Club, We have it straight from Dick that
next year at college he plans to continue spending his week-ends discussing
world affairs with his classmates.
Football squad '53, team '54, Track squad '53, Charities Committees '52, Dance Com-
mittee '53, '54, '55, Dramatics Club '55, Glee Club '53, '54, '55
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WILLIAM HARTMAN HARDER JR
Born November 9 7937 Entered September, 7957
When a tied together Model A coughs to a stop enveloped in a cloud of
smoke and a lanky six footer eases out chances are its Bill Harder One of our
easy going seniors Willie has learned to take the knocks of life with good
natured acquiescence The Helping Hand has always shown a sincere desire to
succor one and all his classmates the faculty and his friends in the front office
Both the Glee Club and the soccer team have been recipients of Bill s paternal
ministrations A veteran racqueteer Bill gives steady support to the squash
team in the winter and the tennis team come spring Bill s desire to help others
and his evenness of temper will make lite easier for all who come to know him
Squash team 55 Tennis team 54 55 Soccer Manager 54 VERDIAN staff 55 Hockey
Dance Committee 55 Cvlee Club 53 54 55
WALDRON STANLEY HAYES JR
Born April ll 938 Entered September l95l
What' Last year he gave us a full page ad' This familiar moan comes
from Terry Hayes the able Advertising Manager of the Nichols News as he
bewalls a loss of revenue. Terry s enthusiasm for whatever activity he undertakes
is not only evidenced by his noteworthy career on the News but also by his four
years as a stalwart baritone in the Glee Club his four years as a star of the
Dramatics Club and his two years as a persuasive member of the Charities Com-
mittee-what a record! And as if all these accomplishments werent enough last
fall Terry became temporary tenant of the football managers office. By virtue
of his amiable nature and capacity for hard work Terry is sure to meet with
success at college.
Football Manager '54, News staff '54, Advertising Manager '55, Charities Committee
' , ' 4, ramatics Club '52 '53 ' ' , Gee u ' '53 '54 '55, VERD
KEITH STANFORD HERBST
Born: April 23, 7937 Entered: September, i954
As a one year man, Keith has made his contribution to Nichols School
primarily in the field of athletics. ln the fall he donned football equipment for
the first time in his life. Starting at the bottom, but improving every day, he soon
supplied the team with that reserve strength so necessary in the daily practices as
well as during the game. For the past few years, Nichols track teams have lacked
one link in their otherwise strong chain-a good miler. This year at last, Keith
filled that spot, to the gratification of all those interested in track and field events.
Keith's placid nature will be as much appreciated on the college campus as it has
been by his friends at Nichols.
Football team '54, Basketball squad '55, Track team '55.
WALTER DIETSCH HOFFMAN
Born: March 3, i938 Entered: September, l95i
The third form year brought us lanky Wally Hoffman. Shining brightest in
his junior and senior years, Walt earned great prominence as a hardeworking
student and Solid athlete. For two years he has been a member of the football,
basketball, and baseball teams, acting as captain of the cagers last winter. As
President of the Athletic Council, Wally was among the initiators of the Three
Sport Varsity Society. Endowed with a rich baritone voice, he has graced the
Glee Club ranks for four years. His sense of responsibility and qualities of lead-
ership made Wally a natural choice not only for a study hall proctorship, but
also for a post on the Dance Committee. Walt will be Dr. Hoffman someday.
Football team '53, '54, Basketball team '54, Captain '55f Baseball team '53, '54,
'55, Athletic Council '54, Chairman '55, VERDIAN stat? '55s Dance Committee '54,
'55, Glee Club '52, '53, '54, '55, Study Hall Proctor '55,
JAMES LEWIS HOWARD
Born: June 9, 7937 Entered: September, 7957
"Ask Louie," is the usual reioinder to many an anxious question concerning
anything from football to physics. And Jim has more than amply iustified this
trust in both his mental and athletic prowess. His uncanny attainment of honors
every year since his entrance in the third form has gratified his teachers and
amazed his classmates, while his accumulation of eight major letters in three
years on the varsity football, basketball, and baseball teams has made him a
favorite of coaches, players, and rooters alike. Jim's classmates recognized his
superlative leadership when they elected him President of both the fourth form
and Senior Class. His never-failing modesty in the light of his superior ability will
make Jim a welcome personality at any college.
Highest Honors '52, '54, Honors '53, Class Officer '53, '54, President ol the Senior
Class '55, Student Council '54, '55, Football team '52, '53, '54, Basketball squad '53,
'54, team '55, Baseball team '53, '54, '55, News staff '55, VERDIAN staff '55, Charities
Committee '52, '53, Hockey Dance Committee '54, Glee Club '52, '53, '54, '55,
Forum '55, Study Hall Proctor '55.
OLIVER PERRY JONES Ill
Born: December 27, 7937 Entered: September, 7957
Leadership, scholastic achievements, a lengthy list of extracurricular activ-
ities, six varsity letters, and a nice guy-What more can you ask? Yes, we're talk-
ing of O.P., Vice-President of the Senior Class. Quite a versatile fellow, as one
can see, Ollie is a member of the Math Club and Charities Committee, Art Editor
of the VERDIAN, and recipient of an Honors prize last year, a fitting reward for
his diligent study. Ollie is equally prominent on the athletic field, as proved by
the number of varsity "N's" he has amassed in his few years stay at Nichols.
With his most pleasant personality and ability to get things done expediently
and correctly, we will not be surprised to hear of Ollie's future success.
Honors '53, Vice-President of Senior Class '55, Student Council '53, '54, Soccer team
'53, '54, Basketball squad '53, team '54, '55, Tennis squad '52, team '53, '54,
Captain '55, Class Officer '54, Athletic Council '55, VERDIAN Art Editor '54, Charities
Committee '53, '54, Math Club '53, Cheerleader '52, Study Hall Proctor '55.
Born: September I5 7937 Entered: September I947
It takes a certain intangible quality perhaps doggedness to stagger suc-
cessfully through eight years of rigorous Nichols training. Steve is one of the few
originals of the class who has made it. And somewhere along the way he acquired
an enviable moth aptitude which later won him the secretaryship of the Math
Club. Steves genuinely cheerful personality and social savoir-faire made him an
obvious choice for the Green Key Committee. In athletics he has started for
both the soccer and the tennis teams for two seasons. As Co-circulation Manager
for the News Steve performs creditably under the ceaseless pressure of the
varied activities. Steve plans to major in business administration in college.
Honors '5l, Soccer squad '52 team '53 '54, Tennis team '53 '54 '55, Squash team
'55 News staff '54 Co-circulation Manager '55, Charities Committee '52 '53 '54,
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Green Key Committee '55, Glee Club '53, '54, '55, Math Club '54, Secretary, '55,
Study Hall Proctor '55,
IRWIN STANLEY KLETTER
Born: December 22, I936 Entered: September, l95l
When Irwin came to Nichols four years ago, the class of '55 gained a keen
wit and affable personality. Irwin, better known as Sonny, better known as Bowie,
although one of the more easy-going members of the class, nevertheless devotes
much of his time to school activities. He has been a determined member of both
the football and basketball teams in addition to putting the shot for the Big
Green in the spring. Bowie's firm belief in "spare the rod and thus the child"
has made him a very popular lower school study hall proctor. In today's pessi-
mistic world, Irwin's optimistic attitude toward pressing problems will do much
to lighten the burdens of his future acquaintances.
Football team '54, Basketball team '54, '55, Track team 55, VERDIAN stat? '53, '55,
Study Hall Proctor 55.
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LAWRENCE MAXWELL LEVY
Born: April 26, 7938 Entered: September, 7957
The year 7957 brought to Nichols one of our most active students. As Busi-
ness Manager, Larry had the responsibility of handling the complicated financial
affairs of the VERDIAN. Larry managed this position and all the others he held
with great facility and a pleasant lack of officiousness. This year, he was also
chosen a member of the Green Key Committee, on which he fulfilled his duties
with his customary cheerfulness and amiability. ln addition, Larry was a member of
the Glee Club, Forum, and Dramatics Club. His inexhaustable energy also led
him to play varsity soccer. Although Larry's extracurricular schedule was an educae
tion in itself, he found time to "hit the books" enough to achieve honors for
Honors '52, '53, '54, Soccer squad '54, VERDIAN staff '53, '54, Business Manager '55,
Green Key Committee '55, Dramatics Club '55, Glee Club '53, '54, '55, Forum '55,
Math club '53, '54, '55.
GEORGE NELSON LOCKIE
Born: October 28, 7937 Entered: September, 7947
Eight years ago a chubby, black-haired boy came to Nichols in search of
the great Tree of Knowledge, and for eight years he has waxed strong on its
nourishing fruit. However, a few of us think that for some time now the Tree has
assumed for our embryonic Einstein the stark outline of a telephone pole, for
George's erudition in the field of electronics has bewildered his classmates and
won him the respect of his masters. Telephones, radios, electroencephalographs
-he builds them all. But electricity does not occupy all of George's time. As
halfback on this year's soccer team, he helped spark the Green through one of
its most successful seasons. Our expert in electrodynamics should give any
college a charge.
Soccer squad '52, '53, team '54, Squash squad '57, Track squad '53, '54, team '55,
News staff '54, Gleaner Board '55, Hockey Dance Committee '55, Math Club '55,
THOMAS CARPENTER McicARTHUR
Born: February 73, 7937 Entered: September, 7947
lt's hard to imagine the Senior Class without Tom MacArthur, whose delight-
ful levity and sparkling witticisms have lightened the burden on many a tiring
day. Possessed of a booming voice, Mac has put it to varied use in terrorizing
Junior School study hall delinquents, amusing his friends with tolk ballads, and
making announcements that at last can be heard. Besides being President of
the Glee Club and Chairman of the Hockey Dance Committee, Tom has won
three varsity letters in soccer, coached and captained the fencing team, and
nimbly hurdled and high jumped to fame on the track team. His wit, self-con-
fidence, and ingenuity in unexpected fields will amuse his college acquaintances.
Soccer team '53, '54, '55, Fencing team '54, Captain '55, Track team '53, '54, '55,
News stati '55, Hockey Dance Committee '54, Chairman '55, Glee Club '53, '54,
President '55, Cheerleader '52, '53, Captain '54, '55
CHAUNCEY HATCH MAGUIRE
Born: April 28, 7936 Entered: September, 7948
Whoosh-What was that? No, not the Green Hornet, just Chan in his green
Ford headed for home after a hard day. Chan, so devil-may-care when cruising
the countryside, is really a quiet, pleasant character when hitting the books.
Apparently, Mr. Verrill's principles have had great ettect on Hatch as he has
spent several summers relaxing in the Canadian woods. However, if one headed
over the Bridge for Canada last summer, he could see a tall, blond figure in
blue standing at the ticket booth-Collector Maguire, Nichols' answer to inter-
national cooperation along our border. Conscientious is the word for Hatch,
as those who try to hide in his back seat find out to their regret. Luck, Chan!
WALTER FRANKLIN MAISCHOSS, JR.
Born: May 2, I937 Entered: September, I949
Since entering Nichols in I949, Walt has established himself as a hard-work-
ing student and an adept athlete. In football, he is renowned for his precise
centering, clean blocking, and hard tackling. Assuming the role of goalie for
the hockey team during the winter, Maisch drew wild praise for his sensational
net-minding, and when spring arrived, he stepped up to the pitcher's mound to hurl
his specialties. Wally climaxed a successful career on the News' staff this year
with an appointment as Co-circulation Manager. When he raises his voice in his
study hall, quiet prevails immediately, for Walt has the respect of classmates
and underclassmen alike. Maisch's conscientious effort and sense of humor will
be appreciated on any college campus.
Football team '53, '54, Hockey team '54, '55, Baseball squad '54, team '55, News
staff '54, Co-circulation Manager '55, Charities Committee '54, '55, Glee Club '53,
'54, '55, Study Hall Proctor '55.
PHILIP EDWARD McNAlRY
Born: March 6, I937 Entered: September, 7950
Nichols football opponents would be amazed if they could see Captain
McNairy off the gridiron. Phil, a rugged terror when turned loose on the football
field, is in reality one of the most gentle and good natured members of our class.
He'll always stand still while classmates cry on his shoulders. In addition to doing
a fine iob as captain of football and as a miler in track, Phil, as a defenseman on
the hockey team, has broken up more plays than we could shake a stick at. The
Glee Club and Charities Committee have also benefited from Phil's generous and
cooperative spirit. Nichols' fighting deacon will be a sure bet on the college
Football team '53, Captain '54, Hockey team '54, '55, Track squad '54, team '55,
Charities Committee '54, '55, Glee Club '52, '53, '54
ALBERT LOUIS MICHAELS
Born: June 20, 7937 Entered: September, 7949
"I contest that!" dissents the Sheu Room philosopher, affectionately known
to his friends as Albie. A devotee of the ideals of Omar Khayyam and a possessor
of the social savoir-faire necessary to put them into practice, Albie is widely
acclaimed as the true sophistocate. Reservoir of a vast store of facts and past
master at the art of debate, he uses his consummate skill to tie up every naive
opponent whom he can caiole into a discussion. The Forum has proved the ideal
outlet for Al's forensic talents. lWill M. S. ever be the same?l Always sedately
attired in grey flannels, "rep" tie, and sport coat, Albie will be fondly remembered
for his admirable understanding of the social graces and the ways of the world.
VERDIAN stat7 '54, Dramatics Club '55, Forum '54, 55.
RICHARD BRUCE NARINS
Born: January 77, 7937 Entered: September, 7952
Dick has made his mark at Nichols since 7952. Possessing superior athletic
ability, he excels in three sports. An able member of the basketball team for the
last two years, he received a squad letter in 7954 and a maior letter in 7955. One
of the best tennis players in the school, Dick has achieved the unusual distinction
of winning major letters in that sport for three straight years. Dick's prowess on
the golf links in local junior golf tournaments is well-known to all those who read
the sports section in the papers. We are sure that Dick, with his broad smile and
friendly manner, will go far in any f7eld he chooses.
Basketball squad '54, team '55, Tennis team '53, '54, '55.
TRACY BALCOLM PERRY
Born: October 29, 1936 Entered: September, 1947
Way back when the nucleus of our class was forming, one of the first to
enter was Tracy Balcolm Perry-with a pair of skates tucked under his arm. As
the years slipped by, Tracy and his blades moved along from form to form while
the varsity hockey coaches smiled in anticipation. Ready for action in the fourth
form, the hard-checking blue-liner became a mainstay of the varsity and so
remained for three successive seasons. However, he does find time-between
hockey, football, track, and studies to help out on the Assemblies Committee.
Looking forward to an engineering major at college, Tracy will certainly continue
to spend a part of the cold-weather months within the dasher boards of a hockey
Football squad '54, Hockey team '53, '54, '55, Track team '55, VERDIAN staff '54,
Assemblies Committee '55.
Born: April 21, 1937 Entered: September, 1951
Coming to us in 1951, Harvey has since been recognized as one of the steady
and concientious members of the class both on the athletic field and in the class-
room. Harve's drive and determination as he patrolled the backfield last fall
earned for him the coveted varsity letter. Having previously served as a member
of the VERDIAN advertising staff, Harve this year turned for his extracurricular
activities to the Forum and Dramatics Club, where his histrionic talent found ready
outlet. ln addition to running a study hall with the touch of a veteran, he helps
collect for the Charities Committee. Harvey's rare ability to come out on top in
a heated debate will stand him in good stead in the field of law.
Football team '54, VERDIAN staff '54, Charities Committee '55, Dramatics Club '55,
THEODORE INMAN PUTNAM
Born: September 7, 7937 Entered: September, 7947
Although voted Typical Joe Nichols, Tip is far above average in everything
that's good. Few have equalled his enviable record at Nichols, fewer still
contributed so much to the school. Since fifth grade, Tip has never failed to
receive Honors for the yearllll. ln spheres intellectual, he has served both the
News and the VERDIAN. After three years in the Glee Club, his faithfulness and
enthusiasm were rewarded with the managership in his senior year. Besides his
work on the Charities and Dance Committees, Tip has proved himself a stellar de-
fenseman in hockey, a good football lineman, and a steady stalwart in track. Tip
culminated his career by being elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Senior Class. lf
this is typical-we must be good!
Highest Honors '49, Honors '48, '50, '57, '52, '53, '54, Class Officer '55, Student Council
'55, Football team '53, '54, Hockey team '53, '54, '55, Track squad '54, team '55,
News staff '54, '55, VERDIAN staff '54, literary Editor '55, Charities Committee '52,
'53, Dance Committee '54, '55, Glee Club '52, '53, '54, Manager '55,
DANFORTH WILLIAM ROGERS
Born: May 73, 7937 Entered: September, 7948
As the words "Ready set! Ready hike!" echo down the field, Rogers snaps the
pigskin, demonstrating again the form that has made him one of the mainstays
of the Wharton line for three years. Dan's drive and persistence on the football
field is also shown in his other activities, for he most successfully inveigles funds
for the Charities Committee from timid freshmen and procrastinating seniors alike.
This year the News honored Dan by appointing him Exchange Editor, a position
entailing the gathering of information from other schools and exchanging news-
papers with them. Needless to say, Dan has done this job completely and faith-
fully. Dan takes his place among a long line of kinsmen who have worn the
Yale blue with distinction.
Football team '52, '53, '54, Basketball squad '55, News Exchange Editor '55, Charities
Committee '53, '54.
THOMAS LOCKWOOD RUMSEY
Born: October 77, 7937 Entered: September, 7948
Nichols study hall proctors would be grateful it a few more students like
Tom had learned that "Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech."
Without a doubt, T. R. is our most soft-spoken and reserved classmate. One might
think that Laconic Tom would have gone unnoticed through his years here, but
the contrary is true. Ever since the sixth grade, Tom has been growing in soccer
ability until, in the last two years, he has become one ot the boaters' most valuable
players. In many a tight spot, Tom's educated toe has blasted through the
opposing team's defense and tallied. The baseball squad has also made use of
his athletic prowess. We wish our "Quiet Man" success in all that he does.
Soccer team '53, '54, Baseball squad '54, team '55, Charities Committee '54, '55.
BURTON ELSTER SABOL
Born: October 30, 7937 Entered: September, 7949
"I disagree with that,"-and so begins an exposition ot another facet of the
philosophia saboliana, well-known to any Scheu Room visitor or Forum member.
The News, VERDIAN, and Gleaner-all publish Burt's saner thoughts. As an
Assemblies Committeeman, Burt has an opportunity to test his persuasiveness on
reluctant speakers. Leading roles in the Dramatics Club for three years have
proved Burt an accomplished thespian, Along with his histrionic ability goes a
clear singing voice, a welcome addition to the Glee Club tor two years. During
the spring months, Burt finds an occasional moment to take his eyes OH the tennis
ball and watch the "birds ot the wilderness, blithesome and cumberlessn. Burt
will ioin the Columbia Bird-Watchers while preparing tor law.
Honors '54, Soccer squad '54, Tennis squad '54, team '55, News staff '54, '55,
VERDIAN Staff '54, '55, Gleaner '55, Assemblies Committee '55 Dramatics Club '53,
'54, '55, Glee Club '54, '55, Forum '55, Study Hall Proctor '55.
DAVID LEE SHIRE
Born: July 3, 7937 Entered: September, 7957
"Man, that Shire can really swing. Look at him go!" Dave's talent at the
keyboard is known throughout Buffalo, for his own band plays not only at dances,
but also for radio and television. Naturally, Dave plans a music major in college.
However, his practicing does not prevent him from regularly making honors.
His preciseness and efticiency as o student have carried over into his extra-
curricular work as well and have resulted in his appointment to the Editorship of
the VERDIAN. But Dave is more than mind and music-witness his three years as a
varsity cager. Along with these important activities go Dave's magic shows,
public-speaking contests, and four year stint in the Glee Club. "Hey, Dad, rock
those frantic quads next fiscal."
Honors '52, '53, '54, Basketball squad '53, '54, '55, News staff '55, VERDIAN staff '54,
Editor '55, Dance Committee '52, Glee Club '52, '53, '54, '55, Forum '55, Cheerleader
DALE PARKER SKOOG
Born: April 27, 7938 Entered: September, 7957
Nichols School has its types, and dapper Dale is the paragon of its well-
dressed set. A Beau Brummel with button-downs and a wild man with a Windsor,
he has managed meticulously to maintain his distinction as '55's best-dressed
dandy. Apart from his cosmopolitan dress, Skoogie transports his lanky length
to the hardwoods in the winter where his basketball know-how and impressive
variety of classy shots lends polish to the team. Two years on the Nichols News
advertising staff have instructed Dale in the ways of the successful business man.
Skoogie will matriculate at Cornell next year to begin a career in medicine.
Basketball team '55, News staff '54, '55, Study Hall Proctor '55,
ROBERT FRANK SPITZMILLER, JR.
Born: August 27, 7936 Entered: September, 7947
An original of the class of '55, Bob has distinguished himself as the class
financial wizard. His appointment as Business Manager of the News, climaxing
four years work on the publication, has revealed his outstanding ability to balance
books and handle figures. Result: this year the News stayed in the black. Besides
donating his knowledge of finance to the Charities and Dance Committees in the
past, Bob was one of the elite chosen to preside over a Junior School study hall.
During his limited spare time, Bob may be seen grooming his steeds for the local
horse shows, eager to accumulate more trophies and ribbons for his collection.
Bob's sanguine disposition and high good humor will make any tough course at
college bearable for his classmates.
News staff '52, '53, '54, Business Manager '55, Dance Committee 52, Study Hall
ARTHU R ROBERT THOMAS
Born: August 26, 7936 Entered: September, 7954
Locker room discussions, dull by comparison in previous years, certainly
perked up when Bob entered Nichols. Possessor of a most paternal manner, "T"
has befriended all at Nichols. Even funnier than "Dads" iokes is the exasperation
of opposing football players trying to tackle a ball carrier with big Bob running
interference for him. Bob's bone-crushing tackles earned him a berth on the All-
lnterstate team this year. Every second period, "T" lugs his two hundred pound
frame to English class where he appears to be in seventh heaven. Bob's iocular
manner in the corridor changes to wondrous profundity when he begins to discuss
the motives of Macbeth or the theories of Thoreau. We're sure that Bob at
college will be as likable as he has been at Nichols.
Football teom '54,
GEORGE BOSLEY TRUSCOTT
Born: January 20, 7937 Entered: September, 7949
In 7949, a long, lanky lad with bright blue eyes and two-colored hair burst
upon Nichols and has been startling us ever since. A fanatic follower of the
Nichols flag, George may be found fighting wherever the banners lead, whether
it be on the football or baseball field or on the hockey rink. For five years Bos
has squeezed his classmates as he would a sponge, all for the benefit of the
Charities Committee. In his spare time he makes music with the Glee Club. An
integral part of the class, George will be remembered as long as the men of '55,
He and Trinity will certainly make a fine pair next year.
Honors '50, Football squad '53, team '54, Hockey team '55, Baseball team '54, '55,
Charities Committee '52, '53, '54, '55, Glee Club '53, '54, '55,
JOHN MURRAY WADSWORTH
Born: March 7, 7937 Entered: September, 7957
John Wadsworth was awarded the Dudley M. lrwin Scholarship for 7955 in
recognition of his leadership, character, and contribution to Nichols. Vice-
President of his class in 7953, President in 7954, and Student Council President in
7955-here is a leader! Classmates, underclassmen, and faculty alike appreciate
his uncompromising integrity, his constant cooperation, and the democratic
treatment he accords to all. His posts on the Charities Committee, the News and
VERDIAN staffs, the football, hockey, and tennis teams, in addition to the herculean
task of Student Council President-all give John clear title to "Done Most for
Nichols". Stop here? Not John. Honors and highest honors round out his list of
achievements. Next year Princeton will gain where Nichols loses.
Highest Honors '52, Honors '57, '53, Dudley M. lrwin Scholarship '55, Class Officer
'53, '54, President of Student Council '55, Football squad '53, '54, team '55, Hockey
team '53, '54, '55, Tennis team '53, '54, '55, News staff '55, VERDIAN staff '55,
Charities Committee '52, '53.
JAMES LAWRENCE WARNER
Born: August 30, 7937 Entered: September, 7950
'Gimme that towel, you bird!" barks out of the hockey managers room,
and the startled frosh flees in terror. Little did the poor lad know that here J. L. W.
rules the roost. But under this grutt exterior beats the benign heart of one of the
best-liked members of the class of 7955. As Chairman of the Charities Committees,
he has completed most successfully one of the school's rigorous tasks-that of
squeezing blood from the proverbial turnips. Also, Jim's work as Sports Editor
has contributed to the success of this volume. Added to these, a term on the
Student Council and a four year Honors record have made Ner's life a full one.
lt will be fuller at Dartmouth,
Honors '57, '52, '53, '54, Hockey Manager '55, VERDIAN Sports Editor '55, Charities
Committee Chairman '55, Forum '55.
PENNINGTON RICH WATSON IV
Born: May 9, 7937 Entered: September, 7957
By nature quiet and reserved, Penn is nevertheless an ardent participant in
Nichols life. He is one of those boys who unobtrusively contributes much to the
school. During the past two seasons, Penn could be seen energetically "cracking"
Mr. Davis's soccer ball about the field. This spring, he ioined Mr. Fox's raqueteers
on the courts. Penn is also a conscientious collector for the Charities Committee
and the possessor of a fine tenor voice, which melodiously supports the Glee Club.
Furthermore, Penn capably shouldered a position on the News advertising staff.
His perserverance and hard work made him a superlative ad-getter. By this
manifold show of cooperation, Penn has made himself a true asset to Nichols.
Luck to Penn at college.
Soccer squad '53, team '54, Tennis squad '55, News staff '53, Charities Committee '54,
THOMAS EARL WEBB
Born: December 24, 7936 Entered: September, 7954
Though a good deal of favorable publicity preceded him on the Nichols
campus, Tom has lived up to every word of it and then some. At the late summer
football practices his athletic prowess and keen sense of humor soon made him
a favorite of all. During the fall, Tom's expert running, passing, kicking, and
defensive play helped spark the team to an extremely successful season. In the
winter, Webby helped the hoopers and then slipped into his track shoes to
strengthen the cindermen. Tom, with equal spirit, attacked the difficulties of
Nichols academic life and by perserverence won as great a triumph in the
classroom as he had achieved on the athletic field. Bonne chance, mon vieux!
Football team '54, Track team '55.
CHARLES MICHAEL WELLS
Born: January 2, 7937 Entered: September, 7953
Our subject of discussion, C. Michael Wells, came to Nichols in his iunior
year and thus launched a short but bright career. He began by receiving honors
his first month here and has continued raking in the good marks ever since. Few
new boys have gained a berth on the hockey team, but "Miguel" belongs among
these select few. However, this boy's forte is his baseball ability. ln a tight spot,
one can always depend on Mike's superb fielding and good batting eye to pull the
team through or disconcert the opposition. Captaining the team this year, he
displayed a fine sense of leadership and responsibility. Who can doubt that Mike
Wells will be a real asset to his college next year?
Honors '54, Hockey team '54, '55, Baseball team '54, Captain '55, Study Hall
NORMAN LOUIS WILSON, JR.
Born: October 4, 1937 Entered: September, 1949
Six years ago, a mild-mannered gentleman ioined our ranks and quietly
discovered to us a remarkable talent for scholarship. By 1952 he had reached the
ultimate in scholarly achievements, the award for the highest scholastic average
in the school. The work involved in leading the class academically, you might
believe, would hamper Norm's attempts to distinguish himself in other fields. On
the contrary, the capable application of his iournalistic ability to the News,
inevitably led to the Co-editorship this year. With his ineradicable smile, he has
served on the VERDIAN, in the Glee Club, and as manager of the baseball team,
with his unfailing good sense, he has helped guide the Student Council. Nichols
School will surely be proud of Norm's continued success at Yale.
Highest Honors '51, '52, '53, '54, Honors '50, Harvard Club Award '54, Student Council
'55, Soccer squad '54, Baseball Manager '55, News stall '54, Co-editor '55, VERDlAN
stall '55, Glee Club '53, '54, '55, Math Club '54, President '55,
WILLIAM HERBERT ZACHER
Born: October 11, 1936 Entered: September, 1950
Slam! bam!-another opposing half-back is ground into the mud as he
desperately tries to skirt Zach's end. The ball changes hands and Bill becomes
the receiving half of that famed passing combination of Webb to Zacher, which
completed seventy percent of its attempted passes this season. For play such as
this, Zach was twice awarded a place on the All-Interstate team. Although loot-
ball is Zach's favorite sport, he has also won major letters in basketball and track.
A firm believer in Epicurean principles, Zach takes advantage of every opportunity
to join the social swirl. A friendly, easy-going approach mask in Zach a fighting
spirit which will stand him in good stead at college and in his engineering career.
Football team 52, 53, '54, Basketball squad '53, team '54, Track squad '53, '54,
EDWARD HOLMES ZANDER
Born: February 77, 7938 Entered: September, l95l
Ted has the honor of being the first winner of the newly created Pierce and
Stevens Scholarship, given for exceptional ability and interest in the field of
chemistry. Reds mental aptitude and his avid quest for knowledge have helped
him to gain this scholarship and rank scholastically among the highest in the
class. In athletics, his eagerness and physical agility made him a stalwart fullback
on the soccer team. A great deal of Ted's free time is occupied in fulfilling his
duties as Advertising Manager of the VERDIAN. And who do you think moves all
the furniture for the Hockey Dances? Red's ability and interest in chemistry will
assist him in his pursuit of a chemical engineering degree in college.
Honors '52, '53, '54, Pierce and Stevens Scholarship '54, Soccer team '54, VERDIAN
staff '54, Advertising Manager '55, Hockey Dance Committee 55, Study Hall Proctor '55.
ROBERT STUART ZELLER
Born: January 24, i938 Entered: September, 7950
"But sir, you're not considering the tenth digit ot the co-eFticent of linear
expansion," smugly remarks the boy in the rear of the physics class, who then
proceeds to consider it. Quick thinking and plenty of study have enabled Bob
to maintain a high rank in his class and Honors for the year l954. His under-
standing of people have made him a capable Chairman of the Assemblies Com-
mittee and Junior School study hall proctor, His charges bear witness to his being
not only the "innocent flower", but also "the dragon underneath". A good man
with a pen, Bob has contributed both to the Gleaner Board and the VERDIAN staft.
Since his entrance in l95O, Bob has impressed us all with his forthrightness and
Honors '54, Soccer squad '54, News stall '53, VERDIAN staff '55, Gleaner Board '54,
'55, Assemblies Committee Chairman '55, Glee Club '53, '54, '55, Forum '55, Math
Club '53, '54, Cheerleader '54, Study Hall Proctor 55.
THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
The JunIor School has witnessed several InnovatIons this year
An OFISDIGIIOD program for new boys helped to ease the straIn of
the first days A room for art and visual educahon was completed
and In the prInt shop a formIdable multIlIth duplrcator replaced the
old press After a stIrrIng debate IH chapel by members of the Second
Form Ives was elected governor of the Junior School The football
team had an undefeated season and the soccer team beat DeVeaux
When wInter appeared there was a tea dance run by the Junior
CouncIl and the Glee Club sang for the alumnI Strong hockey and
basketball teams downed almost all opponents In a season hIgh
lighted by Fathers Day Furthermore on that day The Gleanerette
climaxed the wmter wIth a splendld performance of MolIeres The
MIser Wlth frequent and varled GCIIVIIIES coupled to the challenges
of scholarshIp It has been a stImulatIng year PLINY H HAYES Ill
THE FOURTH FORM
GenIalIty and balance seem to be the keynotes of the Fourth
Form Its members are almost unIversally good natured and affable
They have a good sense of humor and seem to get along well with
one another The balance of the form IS evIdent IH Its having an ad
mIrable share of braIns athletic prowess and leadershIp Gblllly
of humor and serlousness of Idleness and energy of naIvete and
maturIty As a class the Fourth Form approaches the Greek Ideal
of harmony and balance AUSTIN McC FOX
THE FIFTH FORM
The Class of I956 had the honor of belng guinea pIgs In an
expenment to determIne whether fifth formers were capable of self
dIscIplIne At mId year fifth formers who had received no demerIts
all year were made non demerItable The expenment proved to be
a resoundlng success and should be excellent traInIng for college
lrfe The dIsparate IndIvIduals who have Ioined thIs class year by
year have slowly coalesced to form the Class of 56 A good share
of fine athletes and scholars are among Its ranks Perhaps when one
thinks of thIs class In future years the first plcture to come to mind
wIll be Mr Boocock standlng on the chapel platform readIng the hlghest
honors lIst His readIng of three well remembered names has almost
shIfts to thIs class we find them ready to carry NIchols forward
THE THIRD FORM
The Class of l958 IS IU many ways a potentially strong class
They exhiblt conslderable SGTIOUSDSSS of purpose and as a group
show unquestioned loyalty to NIchols and all that It stands for The
faculty has been Impressed wIth theIr wIll to succeed not only aca
demIcalIy but In athletIcs and In all areas of school lIfe lt IS hoped
that the class as a whole wIll lIve up to Its potentlal and make some
outstanding contributions to the school PAUL A SEAMANS
was launched with great hopes for future issues. The Dramatics Club become a Nichols tradition. As the burden of school leadership
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THE FIFTH FORM
Frrst Row Jack Lytle Davrd Laub Bradtord Congdon Gerald Goldstern Roger Barth Alan McCarthy Robert Battel Trmothy
Norbeck Davld Chapnn Robert Berghash James Forman Andrew Purdy Edward Paul
Second Row Jean Beyer Thomas Trlmble Robert Jordon Frank Wrnch Wrllram Genske Frederick Shepard Gllzford Salusbury
Third Row Walter Jones Paul Bonn Mnchael Ryan Mrchael Flemmg Frederrck Pamton Norman Bednarcyk Paul Gudgel Robert
Kruger Willard Pottle Lrnn Smuth Charles Ward John Debus
Fourth Row James Carter Ruchard Yellen Eugene Moss Davrd Lev: Terrence Watson Frank Wltebsky David Donaldson John
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Frrst Row Mrtchell Gratwnclc Maxwell Stachura Peter Boer Bryant McCarthy Peter Wachtel Wrllram Gomez Walter Glbbs
Alan Nordstrom Robert McCormack James Cole Douglas Hohl Michael Hecht Robin Crosfleld
Second Row Alexander Tasso Charles Smith Donald Bradley Ned McGrath James Hagadorn Roger Bakos James Greene Trum
bull Rogers Cameron Ross Donald Pappas Edward Vallon James Corrln Charles Halpern David Wharton Daniel Donaldson
Thrrd Row John Henry Frank Sprtzmuller Alan Oestrench Thomas Welmers Roger Plummer John Russ Stephen Kass Bruce Conover
Alan Lapey Kenneth Fuhrmann Donald LeWrn George Sprtzmuller Laurence Relneman Roger Slmon
Fourth Row Gary Becker Paul Nelson Robert Greene Arthur Rosenberg James Wadsworth George Morrls Kenneth Agostl
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First Row James Vogel Roger Muller Marc Comstock Taylor Kew Brewster Ward Steven Seeberg Kermit Relneman Dyke
Wtllaams Jack Peek John Constantune Hugh Johnson Edward Mathlas Stuart Johnson
Second Row James Sanders Henry May Davrd Butsch Wulluam Leed Robert Goldun Terr nce Hartnett Victor Rasser Murray
Third Row Kenneth Kahn Howard Saperston Michael Weiner Robert George Hoover Banlcard Frank Ernst James Klmberly George
Ostendort Robert Koester Donald Bums Peter Regan Wulluam Johnston
Fourth Row Peter Morrlson James Lytle Frederrclc Wray Maurice Lutwack Paul TenHoopen John Matanle Thomas Doran Bernard
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First Row Mark Clement Peter MacMurtrle M1chaelTannhauser Colln Campbell Howard Benatovlch Robert Rrch James Cranz
Richard Laub Kelth Alford Ronald Hoffmann Robert Keller Timothy Riggs Rlchard Flelschman
Second Row Jeffrey Llnsky John Henruch Vernon Schaller David Thompson Joel Stoesser Ronald Crone Carter Trauster Davnd
Barrett Charles Sellhelmer Peter Shabaclcer Daniel Kraft Edward Hand David Bankard
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First Row David Schulman Walter Empson John Richmond Alden Harwood Sheldon Benatovich William Beswick Michael Crane
Second Row Jettrey Bonn Steven Biltekoff David Smith Robert Klepfer Douglas Learman Thomas Klepfer John Doran William
Morey Joseph Mellor James Barrett David McCormick Norman Ernst Thomas Finn
Third Row Robert Moeschler Charles Stephens Henry Nathan John DeMarchi Peter Wyckoff David Diebold
Richard Colestoclc, Clarence Littell, Andrew Peek, John Cheney, William Riley, Bruce Stoesser.
THE SIXTH GRADE
First Row Donald Whlte George MacDonald Harry LaForge Geoffrey Letchworth Grant Eshelman Wnlllam Cranz Christopher Reid
Robert Williams Mlchell Haddad Arthur Vlctor Wllluam Levltz Walter Stafford Ronald Benderson
Second Row Richard Adams Peter Parshall Ronald Cauley John Bohrman Arthur Roberts John Yochelson Paul Mooney Mzchael
Benson Kevm Lewis Wllllam Franklin Andrew Flelschman Allen Spaulding Baldwin Smith Peter Rothenberg Rnchard Renser
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Flrst Row Marshall Clmlon Jack Quackenbush Wllllam Cooley Rufus Meadows Robert Oshel Wrlluam Fuge John Sessions Wrlllam
Loweth George Kellogg Davud Rlch David Desmon
Second Row Douglas Rumsey Barry Williams Frederick Clark Frederick Eagle Stephen Clement Alan Kew Gregory Graham
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Richard B Adams Andrew Mlchael Flelschman
Kevln Lewls Rnchard Maxwell Rleser Jr Peter
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David Merrill Bankard Rlchard K Fletschman J
Ronald Trant Hoffman Jeffery Lawrence Lxnsky
Michael Peter Tannhauser
Thomas John Chatsworth John Boland Constantrne
Robert Carr George Hugh A Johnson J Hugh
Charles McLean Charles Vlctor Ralser Michael
Upper School Hlghest Honors
F Peter Boer Charles Robert Halpern Alan Emll
Davrd Saul Chapin L Davld Lev: Frank Gulbert
James Lewls Howard Norman Lewts Wilson Jr
John Cecnl Bates Jr Coleman Park Colla Thomas
Wllllam Moran Gomez John Boyd Henry Allen
Lapey George Craig Morris E Allan Nordstrom
J Lawrence Sandford Relneman Arthur Max
Rosenberg James Marshall Wadsworth
Paul Vern Bonn Richard Archbald Gale
George Raymond Empson lll Richard Samuel
Fischer Ollver Perry Jones lll Lawrence Maxwell
Levy Theodore Inman Putnam Burton Flster Sabol
Davzd Lee Shire John Murray Wadsworth James
Lawrence Warner Charles Mlchael Wells Edward
Holmes Zander Robert Stuart Zeller
H Fred Clark Franklin Crevlung Farrow Jr James
Bladen Halpern Robert Martnn Nllson Henry Mel
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COLEMAN PARK COLLA
THOMAS PENNEY III
JOHN CECIL BATES JR
HENRY MELVIN PORTER
JAMES BLADEN HALPERN
FRANKLIN CREVLING FARROW JR
ROBERT MARTIN NILSON
Edmund Petrle Cattle Jr Award for Achievement Leadership
and Influence Based on Character
DAVID CHARLES WOOD
Faculty Prtze for Promtnence In School Acttvtttes Other tan
JAMES BLADEN HALPERN
Harvard Club Award to a Junlor for Hugh Scholarship and Good
NORMAN LOUIS WILSON JR
Dudley M lrwtn Ill Memorral Scholarship to a Jumor for Past
Performance and Future Promfse
JOHN MURRAY WADSWORTH
Alumni Cup for Promtnence In Athlettcs
Wtlltams Cup for Hrgh Scholastic Average wlth a Varsity Letter
COLEMAN PARK COLLA
Lehlgh Cup for the Hfghest Scorer on the Track Team
GEORGE RAYMOND EMPSON III
Yale Award to a Sophomore lor Outstanding Character and
FRANK GILBERT WITEBSKY
Rensselaer Award for Excellency ln Mathematlcs and Science
COLEMAN PARK COLLA
George Knight Houpt Prize for Prohcren y IH English Ltterature
HENRY MELVIN PORTER
McCarthy Award for Outstandlng Achievement tn the Way of
L MAXWELL LOCKIE JR
Headmasters Award for the Student who has Contr buted Most
to the School durmg hrs Sentor Year
THOMAS PENNEY III
Tracy E Tuthlll Award for Excellence IH Mathematics
COLEMAN PARK COLLA
Htghest tn the General lnformatron Test
HENRY MELVIN PORTER
Htghest Boy tn the Upper School
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JOHN WADSWORTH, '55, President
RAYMOND EMPSON, '55 JAMES WARNER, '55
JAMES HOWARD, '55 NORMAN WILSON, '55
OLIVER JONES, '55 ROBERT BATTEL, '56
THEODORE PUTNAM, '55 ALAN MCCARTHY, '56
TIMOTHY NORBECK, '56
THE STUDENT COUNCIL
The main purpose ot the Student Council this year has been the
further development and soliditication of the student responsibility
program, initiated on such a grand scale by lost year's Senior Class.
ln a series of pre-school meetings, the Council selected committee heads
and added new members. At this time, the members also chose the
proctors for each study hall. Furthermore, as the year progressed, the
Council maintained careful supervision over this important facet of
student discipline and succeeded effectively in handling several urgent
problems. This year, the Student Council gave the fifth form much added
responsibility by placing upon their shoulders the duty ot being third form
advisors. In picking out seventeen juniors for this work, the Council
helped prepare these students for the responsibilities they will have to
assume as seniors. One should measure the success ot this year's Student
Council not only by its innovations, but by the capable and efficient
manner in which it has cemented last year's changes into school tradi-
THE JUNIOR COUNCIL
The Junior Council is the nucleus of student leadership from which
the Junior School derives a sense of unity and esprit de corps. Its chief
aims are to establish and maintain high standards of self-discipline and
thoughtfulness for others throughout the school, to present the point
of view of the students to the faculty, and to work with the faculty toward
enriching the life of the school. The Council has, in addition, many
special functions. The three members of the incoming second form, who
have been elected the previous year by the entire school, form an
executive committee which meets before school opens in September to
organize plans for the coming year. The Council this year, aside from
routine supervisory duties, played an invaluable part in the orientation
program for new boys, worked hard to increase attendance at athletic
contests, and gave a tea dance for the first and second forms.
DAVID BARRETT, '59
MICHAEL BENSON, '61
MICHAEL CRANE, '60
WALTER EMPSON, '60
ROBERT KELLER, '59
RICHARD LAUB, '59
ROBERT RICH, '59
BARRY WILLIAMS, '62
WALTER HOFFMAN, Basketball, President
WYNDHAM EATON, Soccer OLIVER JONES, Tennis
RAYMOND EMPSON, Track PHILIP McNAlRY, Football
RICHARD FISCHER, Hockey MICHAEL WELLS, Baseball
THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL
The Athletic Council is composed of the captains of the varsity teams
and the captains for next year as they are elected. Its chief purposes
are to strengthen the morale of teams, to increase school spirit in gen-
eral, and to serve as a repository for criticisms and suggestions con-
cerning athletics. In the second year of its existence, the Council did a
great deal to improve the athletic picture at Nichols. In addition to
advising the Board of Athletic Control on the awarding of varsity letters,
the Council managed the pep rallies, introduced female cheerleaders,
held the school's first "sock-hop," and instituted the Three Sport Varsity
Club. The latter is composed of all those boys who have received
major letters in three different sports. Members of this club are allowed
to wear special blazers and have their names inscribed on a special
plaque. Although only two years old, the Council this year proved
that it definitely holds a responsible place in the administration of the
THE DRAMATICS CLUB
A Slight Case of Murder, a comedy in two acts by Damon Runyon
and Howard Lindsay, was the delightful production of the Dramatics
Club this year. Two representatives from the Buftalo Seminary in the
leading roles greatly increased the appeal ot the play. The action
revolves around a former moonshiner-turned-legitimate, Remy Marko, por-
trayed by Burton Sabol. The feminine lead, Remy's social-climbing wife
Nora, was taken by Nancy Bloomer. Nora is anxious to see her
daughter, Mary lGayle LaForgel, marry socially prominent Chancellor
Whitelaw lHarvey Pittermanl. Marko, opposed to this match, creates
many confusing situations to prevent it. He is aided by his hooligan
friends, Chances austere father, and a political cronie. The actors and
actresses deserve much praise for their lively interpretation of this witty
comedy. Plaudits are also due Mr. Condit for his excellent direction
ot the play, Mr. Turcott for his technical supervision, and Jerry Carter
and Alex Tasso for their assistance with lighting and props.
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MR, MERRILL CONDIT, Faculty Advisor
RAYMOND EMPSON, Chairman
The Dance Committee, in its debut, organized the Fall Sports Dance
to honor the football and soccer teams. Held in December rather than
on its usual pre-Thanksgiving date, this year's dance featured the musical
entertainment of Dave Shire's Orchestra. Decorations on a fall sports
theme transformed Rand Memorial Dining Room into a gay ballroom.
Mrs. Schurr and her staff provided welcome refreshments for the revelers.
Mr. and Mrs. Boocock and Mr. and Mrs. Hayes ioined with the
parents of the fall sports captains and managers, the coaches and their
wives, and various members of the faculty to serve as chaperones. The
capacity attendance assured the dances success both socially and
financially. The Senior Prom following the final exams is intended to
remove all traces of tension in the student body while honoring the
departing seniors. The Dance Committee expresses its heartfelt thanks
to Mr. Boocock, Mrs. Schurr, and Mr. Smith for their guidance which was
of greatest value in preparing for and carrying out these dances.
THE HOCKEY DANCE
This year the Hockey Dance Committee sponsored dances after
four home hockey games. Composed of Chairman Tom MacArthur,
George Lockie, Ted Zander, Bill'Harder, John Debus, and Dave Stewart,
the committee performed its many chores most efficiently, For each
dance the tables and chairs had to be cleared from the dancing area
in the dining room, a record player and records procured, and arrange-
ments made for a large quantity of food to be sold to the exhausted
players and spectators. After the guests had departed, the committee
not only put the dining room back in order but also prepared careful
reports on the cost of the food, the amount of sales, and the total profits
of the dance. The net earnings were then presented to the Charities
Committee. The committee wishes to express its gratitude to the Head-
master and Mrs. Boocock, to Mr, and Mrs. Hayes, and to Mrs. Schurr and
the ianitorial staff tor their assistance in making these dances as success-
ful cs they were.
ROBERT ZELLER, Chairman
TRACY PERRY BURTON SABOL
This year the Assemblies Committee, under the leadership of Bob
Zeller, presented a wide variety of programs which broadened our
knowledge in many fields. ln the first assembly of the year, Joseph
Maloney, a union official, told us about the foundation and Hmodus
operandin of the modern labor union. ln November, Dr. Dornberger, o
rocket and guided missile expert, spoke to us about the possibilities of
establishing a man-made satellite in outer space. ln our next assembly,
the Glee Club entertained us with some beautifully sung Christmas
Carols among other selections. ln an amusing and informative talk, Dr.
Murray Yost explained a few of the fundamental principles of psychiatry.
Mr. Shiras added a cultural note to the assembly programs with a
monthly talk on various schools of art. Under the valuable guidance of
Mr. Seamans, the committees faculty advisor, this year's Assemblies
Committee has continued the tradition of presenting regularly to the
school interesting and informative programs.
THE GREEN KEY
In a quiet, unassuming way, the Green Key Committee performs
a valuable function about the school in its efforts to cement relations
with visiting teams and gain for Nichols a reputation for courtesy and
hospitality. A triumvirate of glad-handers, the boys meet the incoming
teams, conduct informal tours of the campus, answer myriad questions,
and in general, give the visitors an insight into the Nichols spirit and
tradition. During the year, Darv DeMarchi, Larry Levy, and Steve Kellogg
have capably carried out the committee's responsibilities with a broad
smile and outstretched hand. Not content with fulfilling the basic require-
ments, the trio has provided consolation to the teams which fell before
the impact of a Big Green iuggernaut. During daylight or darkness, the
Committee stands ready to greet our rivals from the U.S. and Canada,
who, thanks to the efforts of Green Key, find Nichols something more
than a mere collection of buildings against the sky.
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DARVlN DeMARCHl, Chairman
LAWRENCE LEVY STEPHEN KELLOGG
MR. MILLARD SESSIONS, Faculty Advisor
BRUCE BLOCK EUGENE MOSS
DARVIN DeMARCHl HARVEY PITTERMAN
THOMAS EIGHMY ANDREW PURDY
MICHAEL FLEMING BURTON SABOL
LAWRENCE LEVY DAVID SHIRE
JAMES HOWARD DAVID STEWART
ALBERT MICHAELS JAMES WARNER
The Forum this year successfully realized its purpose of making each
member aware of important world, national, and local issues. Gathering
every Thursday in the History Room, the participants discussed such
pertinent topics as the T.V.A., the Formosa situation, German reunifica-
tion, lndochina, and peaceful co-existence, Every two weeks, members
prepared a fifteen-minute speech, which was followed by a discussion of
the topic by the Forum. On alternate weeks, the meetings consisted of
the consideration of a general problem under the guidance of Mr.
Sessions, Besides debating vigorously among themselves, the group sent
a twoeman delegation to the Columbia University Forum in February.
The representatives, Tom Eighmy and Burt Sabol, discussed the theme
of this forum, Science and Democracy, in ci special assembly. The Forum
also sent a deputation of five members to the U.N. Model Assembly at
the State University College for Teachers. This delegation represented
Nationalist China. The discussions and undertakings of this year's Forum,
without a doubt, broadened its members' views on contemporary
The primary goal of the Charities Committee is to support the Com-
munity Chest. To accumulate the necessary funds, the committee resorts
to many methods. Almost three-fourths of the money collected comes
directly from the student body and the faculty in subscriptions, which
are paid in two installments. This money is collected in the Upper School
by members of the Charities Committee in each form. ln the Junior
School, the task of collecting the funds pledged is performed by the
Junior Council and directed by the Assistant Chairman of the committee.
Along with these direct subscriptions, the committee sells candy after
lunch and at varsity games. Another lucrative source of income is the
proceeds from the Hockey Dances and from both the Upper and Junior
School plays. Not all the money collected goes to the Community Chest.
This year as last, the committee will make a donation to the Save the
Children Federation, which supports many impoverished schools both in
our country and abroad.
JAMES WARNER, Chairman
First Row: Michael Benson, John Yochelson, Barry Williams, John Sessions, Stephen
Clement, Walter Empson, Norman Ernst, William Cranz.
Second Row: James Wadsworth, Penn Watson, Walter Maischoss, Philip McNairy,
Harvey Pitterman, James Warner, George Truscatt, Oliver Jones, Michael Fleming,
Charles Halpern, David Chapin.
Third Row: Richard Adams, John DeMarchi, James Cole, Thomas Rurnsey, Paul Bonn,
David Levi, Kermit Reineman, Alan Lapey, Laurence Reineman, George Spitzmiller,
Robert Rich, Michael Crane.
Fourth Row- Robert Keller, James Cranz, Thomas Eighrny, Danforth Rogers, Frederick
Shepard, Gifford Salisbury, James Cornn, Bruce Block, Victor Raiser, Edward
Paul, David Barrett,
Fifth Row: Edward Mathias, Alexander Tasso, William Gomez, Richard Laub, GBOYQC
Ostendorf, James Lytle, Henry May, Hugh Johnson, David Butsch.
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MR KENNETH GILL Drrector
THOMAS MGCARTHUR President THEODORE PUTNAM Manager
First Row Walter Jones James Carter Walter Malschoss R1chardFlscher Theodore Putnam Thomas MacArthur James Howard Wtlluam Harder Davld Shure Waldron
Hayes Rtchard Harnlett
Second Row Roger Barth Davrd Wharton Donald LeWln Paul Gudgel Darvln DeMarch1 Norman Bednarcyk George Truscott Stephen Kellogg Robert Zeller Thomas
Elghmy Phlllp McNaury Mules Bender Norman Wllson Lawrence Levy Mr Gll
Ttmothy Norbeck Burton Sabol
Fourth Row Robert Jordon Peter Wachtel James Hagadorn Kenneth Fuhrmann Frank Wlnch Jack Wendler Lunn Smuth James Corrtn Thomas Trnrnble Davud Lev: Charles
Smith James Klmberly Walter Gubbs Wulluam Genske
Ftfrh Row James Wadsworth Frank Sputzmlller Robert Battel Robert McCorrnnck Douglas Hohl Maxtmuluan Stachura Edward Mathuas John Constantune Mltchell Gratwtclc
Laurence Rememan Marc Comstock Jack Lytle
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Third Row: John Cryer, James Forman, Edward Paul, Alan Lapey, Robert Greene, Michael Ryan, David Stewart, Michael Fleming, Roger Bakos, Andrew Purdy, John Debus,
Because so many boys were eager to ioin the Glee Club this year,
Mr. Gill was able to select the very best voices through careful auditions.
For the first time in years, the group has contained voices capable of
giving full value to the tenor parts, thus improving the quality of the
entire repertoire. Full bass voices supplied the indispensable foundation,
while the baritones carried their middle part with assurance, a most
difficult task in group singing. Combining with the keyboard artistry
of Miss Stickney, the Glee Club displayed its talent for the first time
late in December. During the spring months, the Club made several
appearances acting as vocal ambassadors for the school. On Class
Night, the Gillmen, as usual, brought down the house with another of
their highly amusing satires. Voices of good natural quality trained
under inspiring and thorough direction have made this year's Glee Club
one of Nichols' finest singing groups.
Last year a new musical group, the Chapel Choir, was established.
Organized to sing more serious music in four part arrangements, this
group continued its work during the present season and was everywhere
received with approbation. The Nicholodeons also entertained as in
past years with their amusing renditions, provoking uproarious applause
at every appearance.
Yet the task of the indefatigable Mr. Gill does not end with the
direction of the musical program in the Upper School, he also trains and
conducts the Glee Club in the Junior School. A group of twenty-five
boys is chosen through auditions to form this select organization. ln the
limited range these boys possess, Mr. Gill has skillfully arranged many
three part scores. Appearing with the Upper School Glee Club in De-
cember, the Junior Club displayed o fine quality in their singing as well
as considerable poise in their first public appearance. At the Alumni
Dinner, they sang a delightful selection of Christmas carols which was
very well received. Several engagements in the spring fill out the
schedule of these budding Carusos.
THE JUNIOR GLEE CLUB
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HOWARD BENATOVICH, President
CURTIS WETTLAUFER, Manager
First Row: Sheldon Benatovich, William Cranz, John Richmond, Harry LaForge, Howard
Benatovich, Curtis Wettlaufer, Walter Empson, David Rich, David Schulman.
Second Row: David McCormick, Paul Mooney, Jeffrey Bonn, Timothy Riggs, John Barrett,
David Diebold, Fred Clark, Bruce Stoesser.
Third Row: John DeMarchi, Peter Gannon, Vernon Schaller, David Thompson, Mr. Gill,
Donald Roberts, Charles Seilheimer, Brian Kellogg, Jeffrey Linsky.
ROBERT SPITZMILLER, Business Manager
WALDRON HAYES, Advertising Manager
THOMAS EIGHMY, Alumni Editor
RAYMOND EMPSON, Sports Editor
STEPHEN KELLOGG, Circulation Manager
WALTER MAISCHOSS, Circulation Manager
ROBERT BATTEL JACK LYTLE
JOHN DEBUS THOMAS MacARTHUR
JACK HELLRIEGEL ALAN MCCARTHY
JAMES HOWARD EDWARD PAUL
JAMES KAVLE ANDREW PURDY
ALAN LAPEY THEODORE PUTNAM
THE NICHOLS NEWS
Keeping in mind the interests of students, faculty, and alumni, the
l955 News supplemented its record of school events with lively photo-
graphs and more articles of general interest. Co-editors Wilson and
DeMarchi infused an active spirit into their staff, achieving as a result
higher literary quality and a wider variety of reading material. A touch
of humor in the articles Ieavened the journalistic fare offered by the
News. Student Council decisions and obiectives were conveyed to the
students with clarity and dispatch. Other informative columns, such as
the News' hep iazz corner, "On the Beat," and "College of the Month,"
contributed to the quality of this year's paper. The arrival of the new
Multilith Duplicator presented by the alumni permitted the printing of
the Nichols chronicle on our campus. Two-color pictures were one of
the several physical improvements the duplicator afforded. It is hoped
that next year's staff will continue the high standards of literary and
artistic quality set by the l955 News staff.
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Oft proclaimed in the past to be on the verge of extinction, the
Gleaner this year came forth with two solid issues. This reversal of an
unfortunate trend was due in large measure to the acquisition of the
Multilith Duplicator, a gift of the alumni, which at last solved the finan-
cial problem. The high Iiterary quality of the T955 Gleaners, however,
must be credited to the work of the staff headed by Tom Eighmy, and
to the guidance of Mr. Verrill, the faculty advisor. Poetry and satire
added spice to the usual fare of essays and short stories, while the
variety which keynoted the contents was reflected in the colorfully de-
signed front covers. Although the Senior Class contributed the maiority
of the articles, the cooperation of the entire English Department assured
representation from every form in the Upper School. The indications
this year of increased literary activity in the school and a renewed
interest in the Gleaner augur well for the future of the Nichols literary
THOMAS EIGHMY, Editor-in-Chief
GEORGE LOCKIE FRANK WITEBSKY
BURTON SABOL ROBERT ZELLER
DAVID SHIRE, Editor-in-Chief
LAWRENCE LEVY, Business Manager
EDWARD ZANDER, Advertising Manager
THEODORE PUTNAM, Literary Editor NORMAN WILSON, Activities E
JAMES WARNER, Sports Editor JOHN DEBUS, Photographer
OLIVER JONES, Art Editor EUGENE MOSS, Photographer
ROBERT BATTEL JAMES KAVLE WILLARD POTTLE
DAVID CHAPIN ALAN LAPEY BURTON SABOL
DARVIN DeMARCHl DAVID LEVI FRANK SPITZMILLER
The key word for this year's Verdian staff has been originality. Many
innovations that we hope will be considered improvements are to be found
throughout the book. First of all, the 1955 VERDIAN was printed in photo-
offset, thus giving the editors greater freedom in planning page layouts.
A full page of Science Fair photographs, a pictorial essay on a typical
day at Nichols, and pictures of Nichols students in the advertisements
appear this year for the first time. Write-ups of the underclasses help
to make the story of the year more complete. A table of contents and
full-page divider pictures complete the list of maior changes. The cheer-
ful cooperation of the staff along with the profound counseling and
optimistic assurance of its faculty adviser, Mr. Sutter, has made the
editorship of this volume more a pleasure than a chore. We hope that
the I955 VERDIAN has fulfilled its purpose-to present the most accurate,
complete, and interesting record of the school year possible.
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F1rstRow Olrver Jones soccer basketball tennrs Raymond Empson football basketball track Rrchard Frscher soccer hockey
baseball Walter HofTrnan football basketball baseball
Second Row David Laub soccer hockey baseball John Wadsworth football hockey tennrs Wyndam Eaton soccer hockey
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Roger Putnam Captain
Captain William Peck Manager
John McLean Captain
John Bates Manager
Philip McNaury Captain
Waldron Hayes Manag r
Wyndham Eaton Captain
Richard Fischer Captain
James Warner Manager
Walter Hoffman Captain
William Harder Manager Robert Gorslci Manager
VARSITY LETTER WINNERS
Frrst Row David Gordon Ward Wettlaufer Ronald Schmltt Terence Carney Denis Doyle Peter Taggart Richard Fischer
Second Row Mr Stevens Terrence Watson Thomas Rumsey Walter Hoffman James Howard Walter Manschoss Davld Laub
Thrrd Row Richard Gordon George Truscott Frederuclc Shepard Muchael Wells
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VARSITY BASEBALL 1954
The T954 season for the Nnchols baseball team was one of utmost success and
bltterest defeat In Interstate competltlon the team flnlshed rn a three way tue with Un:
versity School and Western Reserve but In local competntlon there were many dns
Before the start of the season IDIUFISS Including Captam Terry Carneys fractured
ankle caused great dtsmay After wlnnnng the opener agarnst Wtlluamsvllle 6 3 behlnd
Walt Hoffman s sharp patching the team bowed to Olean 7 3 and to our arch rnvals
Park School 7 2 However after Ward Wettlaufer s brllllant four hut 5 O shutout agarnst
Shady Slde at Pittsburgh the Green seemed to revive and proceeded to take five In
a row Having swamped Allendale ISI and Wllluamsvtlle 74 the varsnty men faced
thenr most cruclal test agarnst Cranbrook Wrth the score tued 2 2 after 8 lnnnngs the
Mlchngan school pushed across a run In the nrnth but the determuned Nnchols team
rallied to knot the count Ron Schmitt havlng relieved starter Wettlaufer In the nlnth
then hurled four scoreless lnnlngs untnl Wally Hoffmans single wnth two out In the
I3th frame drove In the wrnnnng Nrchols tally Next DeVeaux was crushed 204 by
the Nnchols power Thereafter a complete change In the teams fortunes took place
ln successnon the varslty nlne fell before St Joes 4 3 Western Reserve 42 and Ham
burg 43 In the all Important final encounter for the Interstate tutle however the
diamond crew sparked by Ward Wettlaufers styllsh mound performance crushed
Unlversuty School 61
Thus Nlchols team lnsprred by Terry Carneys leadershrp was characterized by
unquenchable splrnt and abrlrty to come back after drsheartenlng fatlure Partncular
credit IS due to Mr Grllespte and Mr Stevens for theur patrent and dnllgent coachrng
Coaches Mr Gtllespue Mr Stevens
Captain Terry Carney
Manager Duck Gordon
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Members of the Interstate Team
Terry Carney Icatcherl
Mtke Wells Ilst basel
Duck Fuscher Iutnllty flelderl
Ronny Schmutt Icenterheldl
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Ftrst Row Lars Pederson Thomas Penney Wulluam Stone Fredenck Turner Roger Putnam Raymond Empson Oscar Oberkurcher
Thomas MacArthur Davtd Wood
Second Row Mr Hyatt Gtftord Salusbury Davld Feldman Robert Battel Charles Smtth Robert McCormtclc Norman Bednarcylc
Theodore Putnam Peter TlfTt Dan1elMcDonald Mr Waterman
Th rd Row Thomas Elghmy Walter Glbbs Wyndham Eaton Walter Jones James Park Wulllam Zacher Maxwell Loclcue Wtlluam
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Under the flne leadershtp of Captarn Jerry Putnam and through the able coachung
of Mr Hyatt and Mr Waterman the T954 track team worked hard and was well pard
for nts efforts lndlvldually the team had many stand outs Captatn elect Ray Empson
was undefeated rn the broad lump and also excelled In the TOO and 220 yard dashes
Returning to Nuchols Wyn Eaton contnbuted a great deal to the team setting a new
school record rn the pole vault and helplng out handrly nn the relay Tom MacArthur
continued to be the team s best low hurdler Lars Pederson and Dave Feldman handled
the shot whale sophomore Glff Salusbury proved valuable rn the duscus throw The
sensors on the team Dave Wood Fred Turner Bob Travls Oscar Oberkurcher Bull Stone
and Tom Penney gave not only excellent performances but also flne leadership
The team may well be proud of nts credrtable record 5 wans 2 losses and thurd
place In the lnterstate Meet lt opened nts season wlth a wtn rn the annual lnvltatuon
Meet defeating Pork Lakemont and Allendale In Its closest contest wlth Kenmore IH
belng defeated by Hamburg but came back to wln Its next four outings over Olean
Canusrus Wilson and Dunkirk For the annual lnterstate Meet the team traveled to
Unlverslty School ID Cleveland where rt gave an outstandrng performance to galn thlrd
place The team comprled 23112 polnts nts hlghest score In lnterstate competltron In
over l5 years Ray Empson turned In the flnest performance for Nlchols wunnlng the
broad lump and placrng second In the TOO and 220 yard dashes
Coaches Mr Hyatt Mr Waterman
Captarn Rog Putnam
Manager Jam Park
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VARSITY TENNIS T954
Wlth the return of all of last year s lettermen the Nlchols T954 tennis team compiled
one of the most Impressive records In the hlstory of the school Captalned by John
McLean and ably coached by Mr Fox the team boasted steady powerful players In
every slot The first singles post was handled IH spectacular fashion by Captain McLean
as he attalned the pinnacle of tennns success an undefeated season Sandy Wllktnson
ln the second slngles positron provlded solid support whale freshman Don LeWln
holdlng down the thnrd singles post came through with an unmarred record The
doubles teams composed of Duck Narlns and O P Jones Steve Kellogg and John
Wadsworth also performed handsomely
After llftlng the curtain with a 50 wln over Lockport Hugh the netmen then pro
ceeded to blank Tonawanda and DeVeaux by the 50 route Playrng Lockport
agann the Bug Green racqueteers scored another 50 whltewash However at Shady
Side the team bowed In Interstate competrtuon 2 3 After returnlng home and drubblng
23 But thereafter the Bug Green proved lnvlnclble as Cathedral School Western
Reserve Kenmore and Unlverslty School all fell by the wayside 50
Congratulatnons must be extended to John McLean who whale wrnmng thlrty three
matches lost only one and thus defeat was thoroughly avenged rn one of the most
thrllllng matches ever wltnessed at Nlchols School Not only playing outstandlngly at
Nuchols John McLean competed un many nation wlde tournaments this summer John
as now New York State Junnor Singles and Doubles Champnon as well as 4th IH the East
Coach Mr Fox
Captam John McLean
Manager Jack Bates
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Kenmore 5-0, the Foxmen dropped a crucial battle to the champion Cranbrook netters, Nichols 2 3 Tonowondo
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man James Howard Theodore Putnam
Second Row Mr Pedersen Mr Stevens Wlllard Pottle Edward Paul Charles Ward Glttord Salusbury Richard Gale lrwrn Kletter
Michael Fleming Rrchard Hamlett Mules Bender Waldron Hayes
Third Row John Lytle Thomas Webb Robert Thomas Robert Jordon Edward McGrath Charles Smith Kenneth Agostl Robert
Fourth Row Jerry Burns Robert Kruger Walter Gibbs Frederick Shepard Kexth Herbst Tracy Perry Robert Gorslcl John Wadsworth
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VARSITY FOOTBALL 1954
Wlth the soundlng of the last whistle on November 20th the T954 football team
completed Its finest season rn recent years The team s sux wrns and two losses a srgnal
triumph for coaches George Stevens Tom Wharton and Norm Pedersen as well as for
the entire team furnished the school wlth plenty of excitement during the entrre fall
The team got off to a slow start by loslng nts flrst game to a strong Olean eleven
but It was a different story In the weeks that followed After coasting to a wln over Um
versity School of Toronto the team was ready to enter unto Interstate competition ln ts
tlrst League game Nichols defeated a fine Cranbrook team by a close score Playlng
their next game at home the Green took revenge on Western Reserve Academy for the
defeats suffered In recent years by wlnnmg 26 O Nichols was on top ofthe League when
It lourneyed to Unlversrty School The game at Cleveland was a heart breaker The
Nlchols grldders outplayed their opponent but were unable to score even though they
Bug Green stall smartmg from :ts loss at Umverslty School marched over Shady Sade
Long wall be remembered Capt Phll McNalrys touchdown dash agalnst Cran
brook Ray Empsons aglle broken Held running Thomas and Howards bone crushrng
blocks and the fabulous combination of Webb to Zacher The lme support of Malschoss
Rogers and Ward the adept signal callnng of Burns and Hoffman and Krugers fancy
ball snagglng all contributed greatly to the excellence of this fine team
Coaches Mr Stevens Mr Wharton Mr Pedersen
Captain Phll McNarry
Manager Terry Hay-es
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Bob Thomas ltacklel
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Ray Empson lhalfbackl
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nington Watson Oliver Jones Robert Zeller David Laub
Genslce Walter Jones Donald LeWin Burton Sabol Mr Davis
Third Row Lawrence Levy Alan Lapey Kermit Reineman David Donaldson John Cryer James Hagadorn Thomas Eighmy James
Forman Richard Yellen
Second Row: William Harder, James Wadsworth, Robert Berghash, Norman Wilson, Edward Zander, Timothy Norbeck, William
VARSITY SGCCER 1954
The I954 soccer team achieved one ot the best records In many years tlmshrng the
season wnth a record of ten wlns three losses and one tue Ten ot the schools played
were non league lncludmg Allendale Wulllamsvrlle Amherst Central DeVeaux Park
Gow and Rldgeway The team lost only one ot these games a tough one to Amherst
Central by the close score ot IO The greatest trlumph was against DeVeaux The
score IOOI However everybody consrdered these games warm ups for the Interstate
League competrtuon In whlch Nrchols placed fourth wnth a record of one wtn two
losses and one tue The Bug Green dropped a heart breaker at Cranbrook In the last
flfteen seconds ot a sudden death overtlme In the next League game Nichols and
WRA In a great display of defensnve power stood each other oft In a scoreless tue
Then at Unlverslty School after rallying to knot the count our boaters suftered defeat
late In the game on a goal from an unusual angle Back home at Nlchols the team
thrrlled a homecoming crowd wuth a 2 I declsron over Shady Sade to end the season
Almost every game was marked by the excellent play of Tum lThe Catl Norbeck
In fourteen games Tum allowed only eleven goals Senior haltbacks George Lockle
Tom MacArthur and Captarn Wyn Eaton all had terrlflc seasons Hold overs Duck
Fischer Dave Laub and Steve Kellogg along with newcomers Bob Berghash and Jim
Wadsworth formed a powerful hugh scorrng Ime booting In 30 of the 45 goals scored
by the Bug Green Don LeWln and Ted Zander alternating at fullback completed the
Ilne up Mr Davis dld a grand 'ob In leading the team to Its tlne record
Coach Mr Davrs
Captam Wyn Eaton
Manager Bull Harder
Members of the Interstate Team
Dave Laub llnslde torwardl
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Third Row David Laub Robert Battel Alan Lapey Robert McCormick James Warner
Second Row: Mr. Ohler, Jack Hellriegel, Timothy Norbeck, Michael Wells, George Truscott, Richard Gale, Mr. Coley.
VARSITY HCDCKEY 1955
Wlth ten returnmg lettermen from last year s squad the outlook for thus season was
Indeed brlght Led by Captam Duck Frscher and stalwarts Wyn Eaton John Wadsworth
and Dave Laub the forward Innes generally managed to take advantage of every chance
to score key goals Furthermore the brurslng checks of defensemen Putnam Perry and
McNaury consistently halted the onslaughts of the opposntlon These boys were backed
up by Walt Malschoss rated one of the top Nichols goaltes ot the past two decades
After a history making flight to Princeton for the Lawrenceville lnvrtatlon Tourna
ment the lcers In their first game encountered Taft School the ultimate tourney cham
pron and dropped a 3 2 decrslon after two sudden death overtrmes In thelr next two
games the Green crushed Deerfield 51 and Choate 42 to wan the Consolatron
Trophy Returmng to home Ice the team steam rolled the Alumnr 4l and having lost
a close battle to Central Tech bounced back to down Oakwood 53 A week later
In their most splendrd effort of the season the pucksters dropped a 3 O squeaker to St
Andrews Atter drsapponntung losses to Trrmty and Jarvns the Ohlerrnen came back to
edge Forest Hrlls 54 However Ridley proved too strong and conquered the Green
lcers 6 2 But a week later It was a dufferent story as the lnternatlonals of the Muny
League fell 7 5 before the flashung blades of the varslty men In the tlnal contest against
U T S the Nichols seniors playing theur last game and flghtlng flercely all the way
came back from a three goal deflclt to make the final count a tight U T S 5-Nlchols 4
and thus displayed agaln the splrlt and flghtlng heart that had characterized the team
throughout the season
Coaches Mr Ohler Mr Coley
Captam Duck Fischer
Manager Jtm Warner
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Second Row: Mr. Gerard, Dale Skoog, Keith Herbsf, Danforth Rogers, Robert Gorski.
VARSITY BASKETBALL 1955
For the Nichols basketball team the T955 season represented a series of disheart
emng defeats brightened only by fleeting flashes of success Their disappointing record
notwithstanding the cagers battled throughout every game always retaining their
spark of spirit and determination to win
After an Impressive 60 57 victory over a powerful Alumni squad the Green faced
not only unusually strong Interstate opponents but also many power laden area outfits
Outmanned in most of their games the varsity men through inspired effort managed
to make nearly every contest so close that one or two timely baskets might have opened
the door to victory Exceptionally bad breaks and a lack of height led to four consecu
tive Interstate League losses However when opposing squads more nearly equal to
them physically the Green hoopsters routed St Andrews 62 4l DeVeaux 69 53 Ridley
82 61 and University of Toronto School 62 37 Moreover a poised sharpshooting
Allendale aggregation tested to their utmost first eeked out a 78 77 overtime victory
and later in the season had to execute a sensational comeback to edge the fighting
earlier 54 50 loss the Green cagers fought to a 70 65 overtime triumph their most re
wording effort of the season
Despite innumerable disappointments the players eager to improve and willing
to work constantly sought the wise and vugorous assistance of long suffering Coach
Gerard Specual credit must go to Captain Wally Hoffman whose spirited leadership
and prolific scoring distinguished him throughout the season In learning to take defeat
in stride while at the some time not despairing of future success the team experienced
an essential part of the maturing process
Coach Mr Gerard
Captain Walt Hoffman
Manager Bob Gorski
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JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM
Record 5 wms 3 losses 2 tres
Frrst Row Mlchael Flemrng Danforth Rogers Edward Paul
Richard Mrllar Wrllram Gomez Robert Jordon Trmothy
Norbeck Rlchard Gale Roger Bakos
Second Row Alexander Tasso Ned McGrath Donald Pappas
David Lev: David Stewart Edward Zander Andrew Purdy
Stephen Kass Mr Gerard
Third Row Mltchell Gratwrck Alan Nordstrom Michael Hecht
Frrst Row Mules Bender Thomas Welmers Robrn Crosfleld
Second Row Donald Bradley Christopher Schabacker Edward
McDermrd Frederuck Parnton Bryant McCarthy lrwrn
Altman George Spntzmrller Bruce Conover David Whar
ton Barton Marcy
Third Row Mr Shlras Maxlmlllan Stachura Robert Wers Bruce
Block James Corrm Cameron Ross Llnn Smrth Edward
Vallone Kenneth Parks Gary Becker James Greene John
Fourth Row Alan Oestrerch Roger Plummer Arthur Rosenberg
John Watson Myron Roberts Chauncey Maguire Charles
Halpern George Morrrs Laurence Rerneman
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Record 4 wins 3 losses
First Row James Vogel Marc Comstock Paul TenHoopen Stuart
Johnson Hugh Johnson Victor Raiser Maurice Lutwack
Second Row Mr Harlow Stuart Angert James Cranz Robert
Barrett Joel Stoesser
JUNIOR VARSITY TENNIS
Record 2 wins O losses
First Row Frank Spitzmiller Pennington Watson Thomas Trimble
Alan McCarthy Robert Zeller Gerald Goldstein Frederick
Terplan James Cole
Second Row Robert Berghash Alan Lapey James Wadsworth
Rich, Richard Loub, Curtiss Siegel, John Constantine, David
JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL
Record 3wnns I oss
F1rstRow Paul Nelson Freder1ckPalnton Robert Carter Roger
Bakos Robert McCormick Bernard Hamby Marc Comstock
Davld Lev: Roger Barth
Second Row Mr Gerard George Spntzmlller Gary Becker Paul
TenHoopen Maurice Lutwack John Debus George Morrus
Vnctor Ralser Wulllam Gomez Davld Butsch Kenneth
Thrrd Row Brewster Ward Carlton Kavle James Corrln John
HeIIr1egeI David Stewart Terrence Watson Terrence Hart
THIRD FOOTBALL TEAM
Record 2 wlns 2 losses
Frrst Row George Ostendort Murray Yost Hugh McLean Ned
Second Row Kenneth Kahn DougIas Hohl Wulluam Johnston
Hugh Johnson Howard Saperston Stuart Johnson John
Constantlne James Vogel John Peek Peter Regan
Thrrd Row Damel DonaIdson Dyke Wulllams Peter Boer
Thomas Doran John MatanIe Cameron Ross James Kam
berly Frederxck Wray Robnn CrostIeId Steven Seeberg
Fourth Row James Sanders James Lytle Frank Ernst James
Greene Bruce Conover Kenneth Parks Davud Wharton
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FOURTH FOOTBALL TEAM
Record 7 wms O losses
First Row Sheldon Benatovlch Peter MacMurtrle Howard
Benatovlch John Henrlch James Cranz Richard Laub Joel
Stroesser Carter Trarster Davrd Barrett Damel Kraft John
Second Row Walter Empson Charles Stephens John Rnchmoncl
Robert Rich Wlllram Beswick Colm Campbell Thomas
Klepfer Ronald Crone Davld Babcock David McCormick
Peter Gannon Curtls Wettlaufer Mark Clement Ronald
Hoffmann Mr Ohler
Third Row Mr Berst Mr Gerard Timothy Rsggs Andrew Peek
Davld Smith James Barrett Wrlllam Morey Douglas Lear
man Mrchael Crane Robert Klepter Peter Wyckoff Clar
ence Lrttell Alden Harwood
First Row Frank Spltzmlller Robert George John Russ Michael
Hecht Laurence Rememan Thomas Trimble Arthur Rosen
berg Jerome Carter James Cole Henry May Lmn Smrth
Second Row Mr Cockcroft John Henry Robert Goldrn Charles
Halpern Edward Vallone Bryant McCarthy Frank Wmch
Van Ness Harwood Roger Plummer Charles Kelly Mrtchell
Gratwlck Maxlmrllan Stachura Mr Burdlck
Third Row Taylor Kew Alfred Buerger Michael Werner Thomas
Welmers John Chatsworth Hoover Bankard Robert Koes
ter Robert Greene Wnlllam Leed Stephen Astman
Fourth Row Roger Muller James Watson Wlllxam Pierce Frank
Wltebsky Jean Beyer Trumbull Rogers Peter Wachtel
Alan Oestrelch Stuart Angert Peter Morrrson
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Ftrs? Row David Drebold JelTrey Bonn Robert Moeschler Davrd
Rumsey Donald Roberts Curtrss Slegel Davld Bankard
Elbrrdge Spaulding Vernon Schaller Rrchard Colestock
Second Row Mr Broome Rrchard Flelschman Steven Blltekofl
Henry Nathan Keuth Alford Mrchael Tannhauser Edward
Hand Bruce Stacy Davld Thompson
John Doran Brran Kellogg Peter Schabacker Thomas Frnn
JUNIOR VARSITY HOCKEY
Record 5 wuns 2 losses 2 res
Frrst Row Ned McGrath Edward Paul Robert Jordon Jack
Lytle Thomas Rumsey Frank Wlnch Donald Bradley
Second Row Mr Waters James Wadsworth Marc Comstock
Bruce Conover George Sputzmlller George Morrrs Bernard
Hamby Dyke Wlllrams Mr Brady
Thrrd Row Wrllard Pottle Laurence Relneman Terrence Hart
nett Davrd Butsch James Cole
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Frrst Row John Henry Wrlllam Leed James Sanders John
Constantane Henry May Jack Peek Stephen Astman
Second Row Paul Nelson Daniel Donaldson Muchael Hecht
Van Ness Harwood Frederick Pamton Bryant McCarthy
Thrrd Row Mr Shuras Frank Ernst Thomas Welmers Robln
Crosfleld Thomas Doran David Wharton Douglas Hoh
James Lytle Frederick Wray
Fourth Row Taylor Kew James Pierce Carlton Kavle John
ebus John Chatsworth Thomas Tnmble Robert Carter
James Watson John Matanle
FOURTH HOCKEY TEAM
Record Swlns loss 3 nes
Frrst Row Clarence Llttell Curtrss Suegel James Cranz Robert
Ruch Richard Laub Curtis Wettlauter Davrd McCormack
Second Row Mr Ohler Robert Keller Davud Babcock Kerth
Alford Davrd Barrett Peter Gannon
Thard Row Elbrudge Spauldnng James Barrett Peter Wyckoff
FIFTH HGCKEY TEAM
Record 0 wms 3 losses e
Frrst Row Robert Moeschler Wulllam Beswick Wrlluam Morey
Douglas Learman Davnd Thompson Brian Kellogg Mnchael
Crane Thomas Flnn
Second Row Mr Ohler Peter Skinner Colm Campbell Ronald
Crone David Rumsey Alden Harwood John Ruchmond
Third Row Davld Diebold Wllluam Rlley Robert Klepfer Peter
Schabacker Stephen Bultekoft Sheldon Benatovltch David
Record 3 wms O losses
Frrst Row Wllllam Fuge Gregory Graham Wllllam Franklnn
Robert Wllllams Baldwin Smrth Ruchard Adams Wllluam
Cranz Kevin Lewls Christopher Read Ruchard Rleser
Second Row Douglas Rumsey George MacDonald GeoFlrey
Hosta Frederick Eagle Grant Eshelman Mr Brady
Stephen Clement Peter Parshall Arthur Roberts John
Sessrons Bengamm Johnson
Thrrd Row Richard Steger Mitchell Haddad Frederick Clark
Wnlllam Loweth Barry Wllllams Alan Kew Geoftrey
Letchworth Davud Rlch George Kellogg Davud Lev:
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JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL
Record 9 wlns 3 losses
Frrst Row Edward Zander David Lev: Donald LeWln Wnllaarn
Gomez Robert Zeller Myron Roberts Davud Donaldson
Second Row Mr Gerard Charles Smith Donald Pappas James
Corrln Stephen Koss Alfred Buerger
berg Steven Seeberg
FRESHMAN BASKETBALL TEAM
Record 5 wlns 5 losses
Frrst Row John Greene Murray Yost Edward Mathias Hoover
Bankard Hugh McLean
Second Row Wullnam Johnston Kenneth Kahn George Osten
dorf Jonathan Paune Mr Pedersen
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FOURTH BASKETBALL TEAM
Record 7 wins l loss
First Row Howard Benatovich Carter Traister Robert Yost
Walter Empson Peter MacMurtrle Donald Roberts John
Henrich Joel Stoesser
Second Row Jeffrey Bonn Jeftrey Llnsky Vernon Schaller
Michael Tannhauser Mr Berst Ronald Hoftman Thomas
Klepfer Davud Bankard John DeMarchi
man David Smith Norman Ernst John Cheney William
FIFTH BASKETBALL TEAM
First Row Peter Rothenberg Marshall Clinton Ronald Bender
son Rufus Meadows Arthur Victor James Bankard David
Desmon Walter Stafford William Levitz
Second Row Andrew Fleischman Michael Benson Mr Johnson
John Yochelson Paul Mooney
Third Row: Henry Nathan, Richard Colestock, Richard Fleisch-
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First Row Mlchael Flemung Gifford Salxsbury Charles Ward
Richard Hamlelf Mules Bender
Second Row Walter Jones Llnn Smith Mnchael Ryan M
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KEEBLER BISCUIT CO
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ALAN MCCARTHY TIM NORBECK
BOB BATTEL FRANK WINCH
BILL POTTLE DAVE STEWART
MIKE FLEMING DAVE LAUB
ED PAUL DOC JORDON
MEYER EQUIPMENT C0 N
NEVER AN AFTER THIRST
SQUIRT BEVERAGE CO BUFFALO N X1
THE DICK MAILER CO
WEST TUPPER STREET
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T325 MAIN STREET
DUST VAC INC
Dusr CONTROL CLOTHS
Telephone MOhowk 5578
563 WILLIAM BUFFALO 6 N Y
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RED 81 WHITE SUPPLY HOUSE
Nnagara Fronher Food Terminal
BUFFALO N Y
ELMIRA ROCHESTER SYRACUSE
JAMESTOWN COLUMBUS OHIO
COMMERCIAL CHEMICALS INC
DIrecI Represenfaflves for 26 Manufacturers
Carlood and Less Carlood Lofs
2II HERTEL AVENUE DElcwczre 53 4
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La gest Stock of Jazz Records IH
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1672 MAIN STREET 432
LEND A BOOK LIBRARY
262 BRYANT smear
Expert Watch and Clock Reponnng
THEODORE lTEDl PATRICOLA
Phone GR 6074
518 ELMWOOD AVE BUFFALO
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LOUIS OMEL Brnngrng You MORE for Every Dollar
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RUGBY KNITTING MILLS BUFFALO N Y
Phone VI 3000
NEUMAN MOTORS INC Complfmeflfs Of
IO25 HERTEL AVE BUFFALO NEW YORK
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MODERNFOLD DOOR CO
The Door that folds lrke an accordion
2267 DELAWARE AVENUE
Choose Your Cleaner
as Carefully as You
752 ELMWOOD AVENUE
ODORLESS DRY CLEANERS
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WARD S PHARMACY
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Prescrrpllons Called For and Dellvered
9l6 ELMWOOD AVE
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ELLICOTT PAINT CO INC
356 ELM STREET
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BUFFALO OPTICAL CO
559 MAIN STREET 297 MAIN STREET
2830 DELAWARE AVENUE
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TELEVISION ' SU 7115
FORREST READ 8. COMPANY
70 NIAGARA STREET
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SOUTH PARK LINCOLN MERCURY
2375 SO PARK AVENUE
51 WILKESON STREET CL 5920 BUFFALO N Y
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2132 Delaware Avenue
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MILLINGTON LOCKWCOD INC MENIGS SERVICE
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Buslness Furniture Fllmg Equlpmenf Office Supplles
MAd'SOn 1772 JOHNSON SEA HORSE MOTORS
ELLICOTT SQUARE BUILDING
SWAN MARINE SALES
7 SOUTH DIVISION STREET
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VIKING TOOL 8. STEEL
1039 Niagara St Buftalo 13 N Y
Flne Cutting Tools Abrasuves
Tool and Stainless Steels
BRAINARD and COMPANY
471 473 Ellicott Square Bldg
DEUEL LAPEY 8. CO INC
Complete Insurance Service
302 GENESEE BLDG
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165 GEORGIA STREET
UTICA FLOWER SHOP
284 286 W UTICA ST Near ELMWOOD
BUFFALO 22 N Y
Open Evenmgs and Sundays
SAMUEL T ARRIGO EVELYN R SINCLAIR
COMPLETE FLOWER SERVICE
After Hours GArfleld 9l96
Lrabtlrty Plate Glass Surety Bonds
Compensatlon Automobile Frre Burglary
EDMOND M BAKOS
Real Estate Mortgages
Office 1845 Clinton Street
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Operated by Nye Park Cleaners lnc
T596 ELMWOOD AVE
A NYE PARK V2 HOUR LAUNDRY
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CONGRATUWONS CLASS OF 55 FADEMAN s KOSHER DELICATESbEN
You have passed the first mllestone on the road
to success' As you continue your career at college
appearance IS a bug asset We Invite you to conslder
Klelnhans as the Alma Mater of your wardrobe
2087 DELAWARE AVENUE
Phone VI 9256
STEWART 8. BENSON
II counr STREET
BUFFALO 2 N Y
Home of Fnne Luggage
KLEINHANS MINIT CAR wAsH INC
2165 DELAWARE AVENUE
KLEINHANS CORNER MAIN and CLINTON
The Fastest a d the Best
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MANUFACTURERS OF COLOR PUBLICITY
BUFFALO NEW YORK CLEVELAND CHICAGO
HAYES FISH CO INC
WHOLESALE RETAIL Complfmenlg of
Dealers rn All Kmds ol Sea Foods Lake and Ocean Fish A
Oysfers Game Poultry Frozen Foods Elc
WA 0512 0513
46 NIAGARA STREET BUFFALO N Y
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JOSEPH DAVIS INC
HEATING ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS
Worfhmgton Refrfgerarors Sprrnkler Sysfems
Phone WA 8435
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LEFF OPTICAL CO
768 MAIN STREET
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W TUPP V 5' BUFIOIO N Y CLOTHING MADE TO MEASURE
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CHESTER O GALE A FRIEND
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B EALS MCCART HY few RO GERS
STEEL INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES
BUFFALO 5 N. Y. WAshingIon 4900
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BUFFALO 3 N Y
BUFFALO AERONAUTICAL CORP
Single and Mull: Engine
AIRCRAFT SALES AND SERVICE
Buffalo Mumclpcl Airport
Buffalo 25 N Y
the Closs ol 55
CRYER AGENCY INC
Jock Cryer Jr President
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37 FRANKLIN STRECT BUFFALO N Y
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2089 DELAWARE AVE
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FIERSTEIN S RED 8. WHITE FAH-ING OPTICAL Co
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964 W FREE DELIVERY GA 2241 BUFFALO N Y
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COLEY S MILK
The Mrlk the Athletes Tram On
COOLEY MOTORS INC
207 W HURON STREET ot NIAGARA
Buffolos Downtown Ford Dealer
BUFFALO MADE SOIL PIPE
Ask Your Jobber For It
BUFFALO PIPE 8. FOUNDRY CORP
Patron ze Home lndustry
RIVER ROAD at SAWYER STREET
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Wu-BER FARMS OSTENDORF MOTOR CAR CORP
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1325 MAIN of RILEY
FOR HOME SERVICE CALL
DELAWARE TEXACO SERVICE BARBER'
CLOTHES or DISHNCTION
24 HOUR SERVICE
CAR WASHING MOTOR TUNE UP
CL 9243 MA 7953 CHARLIE AND THE MONKEY
Delaware at Vlrglma St BuHaIo N Y CHARLIE S BARBER SHOP
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MOLLENBERG BETZ MACHINE CO INC
Refrigeration and Arr Condmonlng
20 26 Henry Street BUFFALO N Y
Phone CLeveland 7l38
MR NICHOLS YOU ARE A V I P
You are becoming a very Important person' to this commumty You will have many
serlous responslbllntles to face as you partucnpote more and more ID community affanrs
Nothnng wall help you more or give you a greater sense of security than a savings
account buult on regular weekly or monthly deposlts
the WESTERN SAVINGS BANK of Buffalo
C e H ll Pqzq Delo a e Park Shopp g Cente
K , MAIN AND COURT 215 Dela e A
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BUILDING and DEVELOPER
Good DBSIQDS In Good Homes
THE WINDSOR SHOP
459 ELMWOOD AVENUE BLIEEALO N Y
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LAMONT WRAY MOTORS
Congratulations to the Class of 55
H96 Mum SUMMIT HARDWARE 8. ELECTRIC
GA 6230 COMPANY
H LAMONT A WRAY
1469 Heftel Ave 2832 Delaware Ave
BuHolo N Y Kenmore N Y
MR and MRS ROBERT DRISCOLL BRADY 5
Complete Danc ng Program For All Ages
RED 81 WHITE STORE
Select Fruit 81 Vegetables Dally
71V2 HODGE AVE GRont 4705 ELMWOOD at HODGE
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WILLIAM F KIMBERLY 8. CO INC
162 Fronklm Street
O NEIL MOTOR CO
1790 MAIN STREET
BUFFALO N Y
Of course all Nichols boys buy their
C lassrcal Pops Jazz, etc
Umversrty Plaza 307 Falls Nlagara Falls
Park Free at All 4 Stores
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GURNEY, OVERTURF, 81 BECKER
REAL ESTATE INSURANCE
BUFFALO N Y
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SIEGFRIED CONSTRUCTION CO INC
6 NORTH PEARL ST BUFFALO NEW YORK
P., P s h VERDVA
CLASS OF 55
RAUCH 81 STOECKL PRINTING CO INC
PHONES: GArHeId 6700 - 6701 - 6702
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