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Published by the students of NICHOLS SCHOOL, Buffalo, New York
Because he showed us that drill is an essential part of learning;
Because he invested in every class the spark of his own personality and made his courses something special;
Because he could laugh with us as well as teach us;
Because behind his stem discipline, behind the growling and gruffness, there was a compassionate understanding of our problems;
Because, above all, for thirty-five years he gave us in full measure his affection and devotion;
We the Class of 1960 dedicate our yearbook to
Charles I. KleiserHistory of the Verdian ....
Faculty and Administration
Junior School People and Places
Patrons and Advertisers
Fifty years have passed since the first Verdian was published. The 60 Verdian would be found lacking did it not delve into the pages of its predecessors to record the growth of the school as reflected in her yearbook.
In 1910, Nichols School moved to its present location at Amherst and Colvin streets. From the Verdian of 1910 we learn, “As this is the first year that the Nichols School has been going on under its present management in the new school, it was thought appropriate by the class (nine seniors) that a yearly book ought to be edited by the pupils, and so, in October, 1909, it was voted by the Senior Class to undertake this task.” The name Verdian, stemming from the Latin viridus (green), was suggested by a senior, Harry Ewens.
From this yearbook we have a description of Nichols in its eighteenth year. “The buildings of the School are surpassed by none of their kind in the country; the grounds are ample and well equipped for the various sports; the boys already enrolled are among the best in Buffalo, the masters are college bred, thoroughly trained, congenial and very earnest in their work.” This volume contains a section of student creative writing, jokes, and an impressive listing of six fraternities. Among the write-ups of various activities, athletic, academic, and social, was this one:
“Among the lower forms of the School there have been formed third teams for the purpose of training the boys in the different branch of each game, so that when they grow older the points of the games would come to them very easily, and also for the purpose of putting out the best varsity team possible. This works another way, for by having the third teams, this allows the fellows to get into the spirit of the game, and also to get used to the way his chums
Title Page from the 1910 Edition
play, so that the result is the team acts like clockwork, and it is not only a pleasure for himself and the coach, but it is a team that the whole school would be proud of.”
In 1911 appeared on the pages of the second Verdian reports of the Mandolin, Motorcycle, Golf, Gun, and Glee Clubs. The Quadrangle Club functioned somewhat as our Student Council does now. Songs of the school and write-ups on school dinners appeared. The 1912 book was the originator of the distinctive Verdian shape. It reported on skating parties, lectures, dances, the G.I.T., the annual flour fight, contained much humor and an elaborate school calendar. It was the biggest yearbook in Verdian history. In 1913 came mention of Nichols’ first newspaper, the Nuntius, and the athletic intramural system of camps (the Huns, Celts, and Goths) was formalized. During the year 1914, a monthly publication, the Pynx, took the place of a yearbook. In 1915, by faculty request, there was no school publication.
In 1916 publication was resumed, and, worthy of note, appeared Nichols’ first organized soccer team. In the 1917 Verdian we find the statement, “Soon after war was declared it was decided that the entire school should drill two hours a week, plus fifteen minutes every day after lunch.” The Cum Laude Society was initiated at Nichols in 1918. Also in that year appeared the Senior Council and a weekly Club Activity Day. Pursuant to state law, military training was formally organized. During the wartime, Verdian ad staffs were hard pressed for advertisers.
1920 was a good year: the Nichols News put out its first issue and the long awaited enclosed hockey rink was built. In the 1922 yearbook we find reference to the Shotgun Club and a Riding Club which made use of the trails in Delaware Park. 1925 brought the completion of Mitchell Hall; it was a proud Verdian with pages filled with photographs of the school grounds. The sports section was replete with coverage of the first Triangular League contests with University School and Shady Side Academy. 1926 brought the Gleaner. In that year Nichols men produced two plays “In the Next Room” and “Mr. Bob” and established a Minstrel Club. The School Council, composed of
class presidents, appeared the following year, 1927, in which Nichols beat Shady Side in hockey 10-0. From the 1927 Verdian comes this timely thought, “Scenes and incidents of these beautiful years of irresponsibility and boyhood friendships are reenacted vividly in our minds now; but years of more serious affairs and trying experiences will wear away the outstanding occurrences of today to obscure memories of the past .” The 1928 Verdian reports a Nichols circus.
On into the thirties, football remained the big sport, receiving the most coverage. Jokes still found their way into the Verdian. In 1932 the football team met Cranbrook for the first time, and spoiled their undefeated record. Of some sixty who had been sophomores in the class of 1933, but thirty-seven were graduated: the Depression was felt. 1935 produced a distinguished yearbook, with green transparent dividers and much better photography. The Assembly Committee made its appearance. During the school year 1938, Cranbrook joined the League now called Interstate. The 1938 Verdian also gave thanks for new artificial ice in the rink. In 1939 Western Reserve entered the League. The Verdian found it increasingly difficult to obtain funds necessary for production, due to economic instability.
The 1940 Verdian came out proclaiming itself “one of the most modern Verdians ever published.” 1942 was the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Nichols and the Verdian proclaimed it. Also appeared Clubs for Communications, Military Science, Economic Warfare, Navigation, and First Aid. This editorial from the 1943 book is significant: “Like so many boys all over the country, we (the senior class) were faced with a truly perplexing problem. The future was unknown, and indefinite, and few could make any plans.” A number from the class had already left to join the Service. A diminishing senior class of twenty-four published the Verdian in 1944. It contained a school hymn. In 1946 Nichols had an orchestra. The 1948 yearbook tells of the dedication of the Scheu Room and the alumni laboratory.
In 1950 the Verdian first mentions the Forum and the Hockey Dance Committee. The following year appeared the Green Key Committee. The 1955 Vedrian reports on the Three-Sport Varsity Club and the Athletic Council. The Science Fair is an important feature also. In 1956 came Creative Writing, Driver Education; the next year, the Math Club, and the disappearance of the Dramatics Club. 1957 was the year of the new Gym. In the past two yearbooks the Publicity, Foreign Exchange Student, Study Hall Proctors, and Freshman Orientation Committees appeared.
The biggest of the Verdians was in 1912, 251 pages, and the smallest, 1939, eighty-one pages. In 1955 the book was first printed by photo-offset. This is the most significant development in recent years. By this process, a greater number of pictures and a wider variety of layouts are made possible. The improvement in style and readability is great. As the fiftieth Verdian rolls off the presses it becomes another in a lengthening line of distinguished yearbooks.
MR. WILLIAM NICHOLS Founder of Nichols School8
This time on earth was sweetest;
We have yet to know its joy,
Though we shall, and knowing, smile On the freedom that was ours,
On the learning as the bond That held us high together As we knew some things we didn't, And said so, and were young.
Schoolboy days were much to us. Though unaware of meanings.
Though we laughed and knew not why And offered foolish reasons.
It all was good and belonged to us. And now is ours to keep.
SeniorsTHE SENIOR CLASS
Friendly at times, irritable at others; now serious and profound, now full of a boisterous, almost rough humor, the Class of 1960 has surged through the school with the restless energy of a spring tide. Quick to take advice, always ready to cooperate with one another, perhaps their most characteristic traits have been sincerity, drive, and determination. While no boy in the class gives unmistakeable evidence of budding genius, there are many men of outstanding talent. By hard work, and by using their ability to the full, they have achieved a fine scholastic record. In sports they have had their ups and downs. With limited natural ability, their successes have come when individual goals have been subordinated to the good of the team; their failures when they succumbed to selfishness or bickering. They played hard, and refused to be discouraged by defeat. Their achievements as study-hall proctors, and members of the Student Council and other committees have been due rather to the ability of many men to lead by setting a quiet example than to the whip-cracking of a dictator. Rarely have there been so many who could rightfully claim their share of the credit for a successful year. The Class of 1960 has been a team.
Edgar E. Anderson
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS — Paul Kritzer, Vice President; Robert Raiser. President; Joseph Rich, Secretary-Treasurer.
Perhaps few past Nichols classes can boast of the stability shown by the class of 1960. This class trait has been evidenced by the conscientious approach to the obligations and problems which have confronted us both as a class and as individuals. Throughout the entire year the responsibilities accepted have been diligently fulfilled.
As a class we can be most proud of the calibre of the Nichols publications, the distinct improvement in the study hall proctor system, the efficient Student Council, our well-organized committees, and the many interesting assemblies which have been presented during the year. Although not outstanding athletically, we have fielded teams composed of men who are a credit to Nichols School.
While we are aware that for the most part our names may not be individually inscribed in the annals of our school for outstanding accomplishments, it is our hope that our contribution as a group has been of benefit to the school.
Robert E. Raiser,
Class PresidentFirst Row: Arthur Yates, Clarence Littell, James Cranz, William Beswick, Finley Greene, Joseph Rich (Secretary-Treasurer), Robert Raiser (President), Paul Kritzer (Vice President), John DeMarchi, Frank Spangenberg, David Diebold, Alden Harwood, Robert Mikulec.
Second Row: Sheldon Benatovich, Walter Constantine, Donald Koch, Curtiss Campagna, William Donaldson, Richard Mikulec, Gerald Morgan, William Morey, Ralph Kreuger, Steven Kahn, Jeffrey Bonn, Richard Nilson, Marshall Goldstein, Steven Biltekoff.
Third Row: Dennis DeSilvey, Taylor Yates, Bruce Stoesser, Brian Block, Jay Regan, John Richmond, William Hudson, Jorge Comas-Riu, Peter Blakeslee, David McCormick, Charles Milch, James Sari, Ronald Benz.
Fourth Row: Thomas Zawadski, Norman Ernst, David Donaldson, Bruce Lytle, Michael Crane, Thomas Klepfer, Kirkwood Dormeyer, Henry Nathan, Donald Miller, Ralph Haag, Ernest Notar, Albert Dold.
11Sheldon Brian Benatovich
Burn: April 6, 1943 Entered: September, 1952
A member of the Vf.rdian advertising staff since his freshman year. Shell has played an integral part in the financing of our year book. As a just reward for his efforts, he was named manager of the staff for 1960. In this capacity, Shell performed the monumental feat of selling the entire ad section before Thanksgiving. During the 1959 season, the track field daily saw Shelly turning over the sawdust in the jump pits. Such diligent shoveling earned for him the managership of the team this year. Above average in scholastics. Shell has maintained good grades throughout his eight Nichols years. But if he spends the week with Commager and Faulkner, his weekend finds him relaxing in a different kind of company.
Honors ’53, ’55; Soccer squad ’59; Track team. Manager ’59, ’60; News staff ’59, '60; Verdian staff ’57, ’58, 59, Advertising Manager ’60; Dance Committee ’57; Hockey Dance Committee ’60; Glee Club 58; Math Club ’59; Creative Writing ’60
Ronald Ralph Benz
Born: July 27, 1942 Entered: September, 1955
In his tranquil manner, Ron contributes to both extracurricular and athletic organizations. He is a member of the Publicity Committee, which ballyhoos'athletic contests with original posters and humorous skits in the dining room. On the Verdian staff, Ron sacrificed many hours of his Christmas vacation in order to give difficult senior write-ups a new and interesting twist. As football manager, his hard work made light work of pre-game preparations. Ronnie never has to indulge in the mad scramble of other less organized managers to get out the water, towels, uniforms and lists for line-ups. However, despite these activities, he finds time to push hard for the college of his choice.
Football squad. Manager ’59; Track squad ’60; Verdian staff ’60; Glee Club 59, ’60; Advertising Committee ’60
12William Frederick Beswick, Jr.
Born: May 12, 1941 Entered: September, 1953
Whether it be on the gridiron or the ice or in the pole vault pit. Bill always elicits respect from opposing players and cheers from the spectators. His quiet determination and willingness to exert himself to the utmost have made him a valuable player on the Nichols teams. In football and hockey especially. Bill's speed and endurance have enabled him to halt many an enemy drive into Green territory; offensively, his tremendous strength smashes opposing defenses. In the spring. Bill arches his muscular body over the bar. exhibiting the strength and co-ordination necessary for a good pole vaulter. Both on the field and off. Bill displays a becoming modesty and a fine sense of fair play.
Football squad '58. team ’59; Hockey ream 57, 58, '59; Track squad '58. ’59. team '60; Charities Committee '57, ‘58. ’59, ’60;
Freshman Orientation Committee '58
Steven Gerald Biltekoff
Born: March 3, 1943 Entered: September. 1953
More social than most members of the class, Steve has often set the fashion in clothes and cars for his coterie. But his affable approach and love for a bit of idle chatter does not truly represent the seriousness with which he has met his responsibilities. This year, awakening to the importance of good grades, Steve has shown his scholastic abilities and has improved considerably his rank in class. Steve's desire to contribute to school life led him to work for the Math Club, the editorial staff of the Verdian, and the Dance Committee. In Creative Writing. Steve has shown promise and has had some of his free verse poetry published in the Gleaner.
Squash squad ’60; Verdian staff '59, ’60; Dance Committee ’60; Math Club '59, ’60; Creative Writing ’60
13Peter Donald Blakeslee
Born: September 20, 1942 Entered: September, 1957
As the leaves begin to wither and the fairways to fade Pete replaces his golf shoes and caddy cart for a fur-lined Nichols parka to face stoically the elements on the gridiron. As manager of the football team he served our behemoths with tape, tees, and truisms. When not organizing an all-star touch game before practice, our Bret Maverick (“I never draw to an inside straight!”) is cheerfully welcoming rival teams as a member of the Green Key Committee. Pete, who likes people, is also active in his church and its Youth Fellowship groups. To his classmates— the owner of a second hand version of “shake, rattle, and roll"; to his acquaintances—the student who can quickly change from the carefree to the serious.
Football team. Manager 58, 59; Green Key Committee 60;
Math Club 60
Born: September 10, 1942 Entered: September, 1956
An outstanding student and a great contributor to extracurricular activities, Brian has distinguished himself in several aspects of Nichols life. Throughout the years, he has ranked at the top of his class, receiving Highest Honors or Honors the last three years. To the despair of his masters, Brian unceasingly attempts to convince them of their errors or himself of the validity of his arguments. In recognition of his journalistic and organizational abilities, Brian was appointed Co-Editor of the Nichols News; in this capacity he has written provocative editorials and created attractive layouts. His sense of responsibility and maturity have served him in good stead as chairman of the Freshman Orientation Committee which, under his supervision, has been of greater value than in previous years.
Highest Honors 59; Honors 57, 58; Winner Science Fair 57, 58; Soccer Squad 59; Tennis team. Manager 60; News staff' 59, Co-editor 60; Verdian staff 57, 58, 59; Freshman Orientation Committee 59. Chairman 60; Glee Club 57, 58.
59, 60; Math Club 59, 60; Creative Writing 60 Study Hall Proctor 60Jeffrey Dean Bonn
Born: October 28, 1942 Entered: September, 1954
When Jeff won the Gleaner Prize in his sophomore year he earned himself the designation of poet laureate of the class. As could then be predicted he became this year an assiduous and demanding editor of the Gleaner, expecting the best from all the members of his board. His enthusiastic effort surprised us with two issues of the Gleaner this year. Jeff s close reign over second period study hall has made it a refuge for boys who would rather work than enjoy a social hour. Jeff has also contributed to the Verdian and the Nichols News. Besides this interest in school activities Jeffs ribald humor combined with an air of practiced nonchalance wins him a group of appreciative listeners wherever he goes.
Gleaner Prize ’57; Soccer Squad '59; News staff' 60; Verdian staff ’60; Gleaner board '58, ’59, Editor-in-Chief'60; Dance Committee ’60; Glee Club ’58, ’59 ,’60; Math Club 59, '60;
Creative Writing '60; Study Hall Proctor ’60
Curtiss Joseph Campagna
Born: July 24, 1942 Entered: September, 1956
A strong, independent spirit. Curt has remained one of the individual personalities in the class. Untroubled by the necessity to conform, he has pursued intellectualism with singularity of purpose. His ability to express himself has been demonstrated both in Creative Writing and on the Verdian staff. His friendliness and generosity, as well as his interest in things hispanic, led him to take our Spanish exchange student under his wing, helping him to adapt to life at Nichols. As a member of the Charities Committee. Curt’s persistence has aided him in the difficult business of soliciting funds from his fellow students. Curt’s hallmark, warmth of personality and sensitivity to the feelings of others, is a trait all too rare with students of his age.
News staff '60; Verdian staff '60; Charities Committee '60;
Creative Writing '60; Dramatics Club '57
Born: April 7, 1942 Entered: September, 1959
George Comas, our ambassador from Barcelona, has brought to us this year a taste of Mediterranean warmth and humor. Scholastically, George’s inherent enthusiasm for learning has considerably smoothed the transition to Nichols' rugged academic life. His determination to master the complexities of our language has provided inspiration for the students of Spanish to return the compliment. Athletically, it was the Nichols soccer team that benefitted most from his sturdy limbs and spirit, as well as from his well-meant advice on everything from heading to goal tending. ("Hombre, no se hace asi en Barcelona!") A good musician, George has delighted Bach fanciers with his keyboard sensitivity. To know a young man with so liberal an outlook and happy disposition has been a rewarding experience.
Soccer team ’60; Fencing team '60; Track team ’60; Hockey Dance Committee ’60; Math Club ’60
Walter Edwin Constantine, Jr.
Born: October 28. 1942 Entered: September. 1955
The assembly is quiet, the speaker begins his lectures, and — FLASH, and all eyes turn to the Verdian photographer. A familiar sight is our hard working Matthew Brady, recording the battle of Nichols life in candid shots. Walt's long hours spent in photographic chores during his junior year led to his appointment as associate Editor-in-chief of this year's Verdian. With these responsibilities, Walt still finds time to share his seemingly inexhaustible humor with the Dance Committee, making the usually boring ordeal of decorating the dining room an interim of levity for all concerned. As football manager for the past two years, Wally has upon occasion boosted the team spirit with this often reckless humor .
Football team. Manager ’58 , '59; Track squad ’60; News staff ’59, ’60; Verdian staff' 58, Photographic Editor ’59. Associate Editor-in-Chief ’60; Glee Club '57. ’58. '59. ’60; Math Club '59. ’60Michael Watson Crane
Born: August 24, 1942 Entered: September, 1952
Cool and outwardly unworried Mike gives the impression of drifting through the Nichols routine, while his friendly, easy going attitude serves to relieve many of the tensions built up by our hectic life. A sports enthusiast at heart, Mike has always taken an active part in athletics. Playing on the football and hockey teams in the fall and winter, he moves to the baseball diamond in the spring where his height proves a great asset at his important position at first base. In his capacity as a freshman advisor, he was the sounding board for many of the problems of his charges. Connoisseur of motor cars, sports, and the casual manner, Mike will be remembered as the coolest cat in the class.
Football team ’58, ’59, 60; Hockey squad ’58, team ’59, ’60;
Baseball squad. '59, team ’60; Charities Committee ’57, ’60;
Freshman Orientation Committee ’59
James Miller Cranz, II
Born: February 2, 1942 Entered: September, 1951
In his own quiet way, Jim has won many friends in the senior class. A good listener and slow to criticize, he always has a witty comment to relieve a trying day. His congenial and quiet manner, however, belie his fierce competitive spirit on the athletic field. Moose’s size and ruggedness command the respect (and fear) of opponents, and his drive and power have been great assets to the teams. A varsity letter winner in both football and baseball for the past four years, he has always been a key man in these line-ups. It is in hockey, however, that Moose releases his massive energy, guarding the cage with crunching body checks, which leave his opponents on the ice, and Jim anxiously awaiting the next assault.
Football team ’56, ’57, ’58, Captain ’59; Hockey team ‘58, ’59 ,
’60; Baseball team ’57, ’58, '59, ’60; Class Officer ’56, ’58;
Student Council 58 .’59; Three Sport Varsity Club ’58, ’59,
'60; News staff '59, '60; Charities Committee ’56, '59, '60;
Freshman Orientation Committee ’59; Study Hall Proctor '60John James DeMarchi
Born: May 17, 1942 Entered: January, 1953
Whatever John does, he does supremely well. Since the fifth grade his Honors or Highest Honors have usually placed him first in his class. Athletically he has proved to be a tough fullback on the soccer team and a determined netman on varsity tennis. As Editor-in-Chief of the Verdian and President of the Student Council, John holds the two most coveted positions in the school. His deep sense of responsibility and readiness to undertake any task, no matter how difficult, made him a natural choice for these positions. Maturity beyond his years and the strength to follow an ethical course, attributes which give a sense of reassurance to all who know him, have made John our outstanding citizen.
Dudley M. Irwin HI Memorial Scholarship'59 Yale Award 58;
Winner. Science Fair 58; Highest Scholastic Average in Upper
School 58; Highest Honors 53, 56, 57, 58; Honors 54, 55,
59; Class President 58, 59; Student Council 58. 59, President
60; Soccer team 59, 60; Tennis team 60; Gleaner Board 59;
News staff 58, 59; Verdian staff 58, 59, Editor-in-Chief 60;
Charities Committee 57, 58; Hockey Dance Committee 59;
Freshman Orientation Committee 59; Glee Club 57, 58, 59;
Math Club 59; Cheerleader 58; Nicholodians 57, 58
Dennis Lee DeSilvey
Born: May 17, 1942 Entered: September, 1957
Mixing a cheerful acceptance of responsibility with stern intellectual pursuit, Denny, often on the Honors list, is a man of many activities. A master in clever repartee, publicity is his special delight. As chairman of the Publicity Committee, Denny has been the motivating force behind its amusing posters and lunchtime skits (“A little more rouge on the cheeks. Little Red!”) On the News staff, as its Production and Circulation Manager, he plays the role of newsboy in getting out the paper. In the spring Denny completes his year with the managership of the baseball team. A pint-sized Stengel, he exhorts his team with boisterous encouragement and shrewd advice from the sidelines. A continental grin and a happy spirit have made Denny many friends.
Football team 59; Baseball team. Manager 60; News staff ‘58. 59. Production and Circulation Manager 60; Verdian staff 60; Freshman Orientation Committee 59, ‘60; Publicity Committee 59, Chairman 60; Cheerleader ‘59David Kittinger Diebold
Born: December 30, 1942 Entered: September, 1952
Dave is a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Clad in strictly ivy attire, he roves the city in his black Morris Minor. Quite a sports enthusiast, he has eagerly participated in both tennis and squash. Outside of school, his athletic pursuits range from skiing at his favorite winter resort to golf at the country club. A hardworking student, his interests go further than his daily assignments, for he was a devoted member of the Math Club. Dave has spent many hours in the past two years toiling for the Foreign Exchange Student Committee. In the cold and rain of the football season he was always ready to serve. His interest on this committee offers a reflection of Dave's unselfish, good-natured spirit.
Fencing squad '58, team '59; Tennis squad '60; Foreign Exchange Student Committee '58, '59; Math Club ’58, '59
Albert W. Dold, III
Born: November 28, 1942 Entered: September, 1956
Diligence and an extreme devotion to duty make A1 one of the most respected members of the Senior Class. Al’s performance in diverse fields has brought him many accolades in his years at Nichols. Foremost among these are the Harvard Prize Book to a Junior for high scholarship and good character, and honors every year. As Co-Editor of the Nichols News he is often seen pursuing a delinquent reporter or dashing down to the publishers for last minute improvements in the layout. A1 has also found time to serve as Chairman of the Assemblies Committee and has introduced us to fascinating and enlightening speakers. Al's diligence, innate respect for others, and faithful fulfillment of duty make him typical of the finest Nichols men.
Honors '57, '58, '59; Harvard Prize Book '59; Student Council '60; Track squad '58, ’59, team 60; News staff '59, Co-editor '60; Verdian staff 58. '59, '60; Assemblies Committee '59, Chairman '60; Charities Committee '57; Freshman Orientation Committee '59. 60; Math Club '59; Cheerleader 59, '60;
Study Hall Proctor ’60David King Donaldson, Jr.
Born: March 13, 1942 Entered: September, 1955
For the past five years Dave has been harrying his professors with a determined “I don't agree with you. sir!" A staunch nonconformist, Dave refuses to accept anything as fact without first proving it to himself. His original thinking often comes up with a new apporach to an old problem. Especially proficient in science and math, Dave was elected President of the 1960 Math Club. In the Club he introduced a new program of study, having speakers talk on a different subject every week rather than pursue one subject for the whole year. On varsity track, Dave has used his long legs to best advantage in running the mile. With a serious attitude toward life, Dave has sought serious answers.
Honors '51, '58; Track squad '59, team '60; Freshman Orientation Committee '59; Math Club ’59, President '60
William Fraser Donaldson
Born: December 12, 1942 Entered: September, 1958
A member of the Class of 1960 for only two years. Bill in that short time has been an active participant in Nichols life. His love of music and singing made Bill a mainstay in the bass section of the Glee Club. Bill, the class’ best dancer, who always enjoys a good time, was a natural selection for the chairmanship of the Dance Committee. In Math Club, Bill demonstrated his interest in the intricacies of mathematical operations and theory. Bill has shown a real sensitivity for beauty, uncommon for his age. His aesthetic appreciation manifested itself by his work as a member of the Gleaner Board and by the unique style of his poetic contributions to that publication.
Gleaner Board '60; Dance Committee. Chairman 60; Glee club '59. '60; Math Club '59. '60
20Kirkwood Robert Dormeyer
Born: November 10. 1941 Entered: September, 1955
"Ya wanna fight?” is a challenge rarely brought to fulfillment, but with Dormeyer—beware! Those three little words, spoken by the class terror, send us running for the nearest exit. However, such prodigious strength and longing to test it are put to more useful ends on the gridiron. His size and speed have been a bulwark on defense, while his ability to pluck passes out of the air have brought dismay to opposing teams. It is on the cinder path, however, that Kirk wins the esteem of the coaching staff. His long legs have taken him across the broadjump pit and over the hurdles with lightning speed. In the sprints he has done equally well as a member of the relay team.
Football team '51, '58, 59: Basketball squad '60; Track squad
'51, team '58, '59. ’60; Charities Committee 59, '60; Glee Club '57,'58, 59, '60
Norman Frank Ernst, Jr.
Born: September 7, 1942 Entered: September, 1952
Outwardly self-effacing, Ormie has made his presence felt through a congeniality and warmth of personality which becomes increasingly evident as one grows to know him. Because of his gentlemanly demeanor, Normie has been an asset to the Green Key Committee, and has sent many visiting teams on their way with a fine impression of our school. On the soccer field, however, his attitude changes noticeably. Working from the center-half position. Norm was the pivot of offense and defense. His long goal-kicks often brought the ball into scoring territory. A strong desire to win games without ball-hogging has also made Norm a great team player. Even rough competition, however, means clean sport to Orm, and his aggressiveness never degenerates into poor sportsmanship.
Soccer team 59; Tennis team '60; Green Key Committee ’60
21Marshall Lawrence Goldstein
Born: April 16, 1943 Entered: September, 1955
Marshall has labored diligently at his responsibilities, academic and extra-curricular. A conscientious student, he has achieved honors for the last three years, while consistently notching a high rank in class. He has been a valuable asset to both the News and Verdian staffs; his informative and interesting “College of the Month" articles have been an outstanding feature of the News, and his work on Verdian write-ups has been marked by the patience needed for the job. Marshall also has devoted much energy to the Foreign Exchange Student Committee, where for two years his delicious hot chocolate (secret recipe) lured the cold and hungry to the stand. Marshall's five years at Nichols have been characterized by a desire to participate and a willingness to cooperate.
Honors '56, ’57, 58, ‘59; Basketball squad ’59, Manager ’60;
News staff ’59, ’60; Verdian staff ’59, ’60; Foreign Exchange
Student Committee ’59, ’60; Freshman Orientation Committee ’59; Glee Club ’58; Math Club ’59; Creative Writing ’60
Finley Robert Greene, Jr.
Born: July 10, 1942 Entered: September, 1955
Monday morning may look bleak to some members of the class, but judging by Finley’s perpetual, papa-Noel grin, one could easily think that any day was Saturday night. As chairman of the Foreign Exchange Student Committee big Fin has cheerfully devoted himself to the task of raising the funds to bring another exchange student to Nichols next year. At the football games who could by-pass the refreshment stand where Finley was waiting to ply his customers with good food and a jovial comment? Finley’s flare for music is manifest not only in his three years membership in the Glee Club, but also in his pre-rehearsal recitals of popular music on the piano.
Dance Committee ’59; Foreign Exchange Student Committee ’59, Chairman ’60; Glee Club 58, ’59, ’60
22Ralph Louis Haag
Born: June 15, 1942 Entered: September, 1956
Intrigued by the realms of the ocean, Ralph has devoted himself to extensive research in marine biology. A member of both the Oceanographic Foundation and the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, he is becoming more and more qualified in the field which will be his career. Summertime finds Ralph skin-diving and beach-combing for specimens to enhance his collections of intertidal invertebrates. Last summer at Roswell Park, he expanded his interest to the field of immunology, as he compared the blood agglutination between cancerous and non-cancerous people. During the academic year Ralph reads scientific material, dissects some specimens and attends Nichols School. Ralph has the interest and intellect to overcome the rigors inherent in a scientific career.
Track squad 59, team ’60; Verdian staff ’60; Charities Committee ’60; Dance Committee ’59
Alden Drake Harwood
Born: December 6, 1942 Entered: September, 1954
“. . . Then fill the hollow tube with that potassium compound, run the wire behind the tree, flip the switch and . . . KOPOW!” Such is Alden’s typical conversation. His mania for things electronic and explosive has intrigued his classmates throughout all of his years at Nichols. When the debris settles, however, Alden can be found in somewhat more constructive activities. For example, he served as a member of the Dance Committee, where his vivid imagination lent color to the preparations. Come spring, Alden, experienced in fast getaways, utilized his speed for the benefit of the track team. In Math Club meetings Alden’s wide range of knowledge in mathematics has surprised his fellow members. To Alden, we wish every . . . BANG . . . where’d he go?
Track squad ’58, team ’59, ’60; Dance Committee ’60;
Math Club ’60
23William Norton Hudson, Jr.
Born: February 16, 1942 Entered: September, 1952
Master of three hundred white-walled horses. Bill attempts desperately to comply with our speed limit as he roars to meet each day’s new challenge. A debonair young man, this connoisseur of ivy-league attire has long been acknowledged a class Beau Brummel. More socially-minded than his fellow classmates, this year Bill worked for the hockey dances, seasoning them liberally with his own urbane flavor. An ardent devotee of Florida sunshine. Bill is attracted by water skiing and sculling, and conditions himself for these sports during the winter on the Ward’s Gym mats. Displaying an interest in language, he was also a member of the French Club. Bill’s polish has left an imprint on his coterie.
News staff '59; Hockey Dance Committee '60
Steven Charles Kahn
Born: August 29, 1942 Entered: September, 1955
Conscientious is the word for Steve and conscientiousness has been rewarded by a consistently high rank in class and by Honors and Highest Honors for four years. Steve's ability to express himself in the written word has made him a valuable member of all the publication staffs. As Activities Editor of the Verdian he presented a thorough review of Nichols extra-curricular life. A frequent contributor to the Gleaner, he was also a member of the Board. He is the anonymous author whose “Who’s Who" articles in the News show the best side of senior celebrities. Steve has also participated on the Charities and the Foreign Exchange Student Committees, and in Creative Writing. In his quiet, unassuming way Steve has helped chairmen and editors to succeed.
Highest Honors '58; Honors ’56, '51, '59; Squash squad '59; Tennis team '60; Gleaner hoard '59; News staff ’59; Verdian staff' 58, Activities Editor '59; Charities Committee '57, 58; Foreign Exchange Student Committee, '59; Freshman Orientation Committee ’58; Math Club' 58; Creative Writing '59Thomas Matthew Klepfer
Born: August 4, 1942 Entered: September, 1954
The outstanding characteristic of Tom’s personality is an ability to see the bright side of any situation. This banter acts as a catalyst to change the gloomiest into the most carefree gathering. The only place his humor forsakes him is in study hall, where, as proctor, he keeps close rein on over-enthusiastic upper-classmen. Tom's greatest contribution to Nichols has been in the field of athletics. His size and strength made him a formidable opponent for our football rivals and a fine discus thrower for the track team. Tom has used his 6'6" to greatest advantage, however, as center on the basketball team; captain this year, he has proved himself an explosive and able leader.
Football squad ‘57, team ’58, ’59; Basketball team ’59, ’60, Captain 60; Track team ’59. ‘60; Freshman Orientation Committee ‘59; Three Sport Varsity Club ’60; Creative Writing Club 60; Study Hall Proctor ’60
Donald Warner Koch
Born: October 18, 1942 Entered: September, 1956
The keynote of Don’s stay at Nichols has been a sincere approach to every phase of the school’s life. In the classroom, Don, with a conscientious attitude toward his studies, has achieved respectable grades; he has also participated in extracurricular activities compatible with his interests. To satisfy his mathematically inquisitive mind. Don joined the Math Club last year and has since been an active member. For two years he has been a faithful typist for the News—his willingness to type while others play has been a pleasant relief to the editors. Serving on the Green Key Committee, Don welcomes the visiting teams and conducts them around the campus. An altruistic good-natured spirit has characterized Don’s four years at Nichols.
News staff ’59, ’60; Green Key Committee ’60; Math Club ’59. ’60
25Ralph Walter Kreuger
Born: September 21, 1942 Entered: September, 1956
Loquacious and pleasant, Ralph greets each school day optimistically. Whether his latest physics mark suited him or not, he returns to the challenge with an amiable, energetic spirit. In those activities which he has undertaken at Nichols he has been a diligent worker. Ralph successfully met his quota for two consecutive years in the rigorous competition for position on the Verdian advertising staff. Known to but a few, he is also greatly interested in the complexities of mathematics. His ability in this field was proved by the high scores he obtained on the Tuthill Mathematics Contests and his active participation in the Math Club. Athletically, Ralph put his weight and muscle to good use on both the football and track squads.
Football squad ’59; Track squad ’60; News staff ’60; Verdian staff ’58, ’59; Math Club ’59, ’60; Cheerleader ’58
Paul Eric Kritzer
Born: May 5, 1942 Entered: September, 1957
Kritz joined in his sophomore year as a George Nichols Scholar. His election to class offices for the past two years is a manifestation of the popularity and respect he enjoys among his classmates. As sports editor of the News, Paul has pepped up the athletic section with a new sports gossip column—“The Roar of the Crowd." In athletics Kritz has been equally prominent. His speed and strength have made him a great asset to our football and basketball teams. It is in the spring, however, that he comes to the fore. His flashing speed in the sprints and relay made him the season’s high scorer last year and captain this year.
George Nichols Scholarship ’58 Class Officer ’59, ‘60;
Student Council ’59, ’60; Football squad ’57, ’58, team ’59;
Basketball squad ’59, team '60; Track team '58. ’59, Captain
’60; Three Sport Varsity Club '60; News staff '58. ’59, Sports
Editor '60; Verdian staff '60; Charities Committee ’58;
Hockey Dance Committee ’59, ‘60; Freshman Orientation Committee '59. '60
Clarence Hardin Littell, III
Born: September 4, 1942 Entered: September, 1952
A hard tackle near the sidelines, a bone-crushing check to the boards, a line drive into right center—all is pure routine for “Stanley.” Endowed with a natural athletic talent and fine team spirit, Buster has earned eight varsity letters since his sophomore year. In football, his solid blocking and running have been a great help to the team. Deadly accuracy on the ice has often sent an opposing goalie scurrying for a team conference. On the diamond, Buster’s stunning performance in any position often wraps up victory for the green and white. Because of his athletic prowess, Buster has the honor of being the first athlete in many years to be chosen captain of two teams in the same year.
Football squad ’57, team ’58, ’59; Hockey team ’58. '59.
Captain '60; Baseball team ’58. ’59, Captain '60; Three Sport Varsity Club ’59, ’60; Charities Committee ’58, ’59,’60
Bruce Phillips Lytle
Born: October 26, 1942 Entered: September, 1956
While Bruce’s drolleries have revealed the lighter side of his nature, his vast knowledge of all aspects of athletics has made him the class' authority in the field. This knowledge was often gained first hand. In the fall Bruce exploded out of the line, smashing through the opposition. On the other hand, in the winter he managed, fulfilling every capricious desire of the icers. On the track team his strength again aided him in the shot put circle. Bruce’s activities, however, are not limited to athletics. He has worked on the News staff and on the Charities Committee and been a member of the Math Club and the Glee Club. Bruce’s approach to our routine has made life interesting both for him and for us.
Football squad ’58. team ’59; Hockey squad ’59, Manager ’60;
Track team ’59, ’60; News staff ’60; Charities Committee ’59;
Math Club ’59, ’60; Glee Club ’57, ’58, ’59. ’60
77David Gerber McCormick
Born: October 24, 1942 Entered: September, 1952
In the past eight years, Mac has learned to face the rigors of life at Nichols with a good-natured acquiescence. A take-it-as-it-comes philosopher, he lightens the burdens of students anticipating dreary classes with his whimsical remarks. Mac is, however, a steady supporter of all school activities. Working for the Charities Committee, he has made parting such sweet sorrow for his fellow students and their money. In selling ads for the News, he has successfully persuaded the local merchants to support the publication. As a member of the Foreign Exchange Student Committee, Mac is instrumental in bringing to Nichols our colorful foreign visitors. “With malice towards none and charity for all,” Mac has engendered a warm comradeship with his classmates.
News staff '59, '60; Chanties Committee '60; Foreign Exchange Student Committee '60
Richard Alexander Mikulec
Born: January 23, 1943 Entered: September, 1956
The more serious of the Mikulec twins, Dick considers petition the most effective method for changing the injustices of the world. It was most discouraging for him to learn that the headmaster did not see eye to eye with him on this score. Rikmik’s other activities have included a year on both the News staff and the Charities Committee, where he has cheerfully devoted himself to any and all the tasks assigned. His friendliness, altruism, and own rugged experience fitted him well for the task of counseling incoming freshmen during his year on the Freshman Orientation Committee. Dick’s light-hearted friendliness has made him one of the more pleasant members of the Class of I960.
Football squad '59; News staff '58; Charities Committee '60;
Freshman Orientation Committee 59; Study Hall Proctor '60;
28Robert Anthony Mikulec
Born: January 23, 1943 Entered: September, 1956
In keeping with his “You worry too much" attitude, this optimistic fellow has the worrisome habit of beginning his work at the eleventh hour and finishing with only seconds to spare. The midnight oil usually burns long and late at the Mikulec residence the night before major papers and projects are due. An avid fan of folklore music, carefree Bob has enjoyed singing for two years in the Glee Club. In the fall. Bob dons the green and white stripes for the Zellermen, fortifying the defense as an able half-back. In the extra-curricular, he occasionally demonstrated his creative talent on the Hockey Dance Committee, and his intellectual interest as a member of the Math Club.
Soccer team ’60; News staff ‘60; Hockey Dance Committee ’60;
Glee Club ’59, 60; Math Club ’59. ’60
Charles Edward Milch
Born: September 16, 1943 Entered: September, 1956
Although Chuck is the youngest member of the senior class he shows a greater maturity and commands more respect than many of the older members. In extra-curricular activities he has proved himself more than capable. Chuck’s study hall is noted for its consistent air of tranquility. As a member of the Charities Committee, Chuck learned to solicit funds from his classmates without losing them as friends. Besides these activities Chuck has been a reporter on the Nichols News and a faithful member of the editorial staff of the Verdian, even unto the laborious task of composing senior write-ups. Through his years at Nichols, Chuck has demonstrated a light-hearted yet purposeful attitude towards his academic and extra-curricular activities.
Basketball squad '60; Baseball squad ’60; News staff '59. ’60;
Verdian staff '57, ’59, 60; Charities Committee ’57, ’58. '60;
Math Club '59, ’60; Study Hall Proctor ’60Donald Ellsworth Miller
Born: January 13, 1943 Entered: September, 1956
With a cheery greeting Don makes his appearance on the campus. Always gay, never morose, Don's pleasure is to comment wittily on all the passing scene—even on physics tests. Don is also a devoted scholar and eager worker, as is apparent by his fine record. His capacity for scholarship was first recognized when he was awarded the George Nichols Scholarship as a most promising new student. This promise has been fully realized, for Don has had Honors every year, while keeping very active in school affairs. He has served as sports editor of the Verdian, associate chairman of the Charities Committee, and manager of the Glee Club. Intelligence, cheerfulness, and willingness make Don one of the most capable members of the senior class.
Honors '51, '58, '59; George Nichols Scholarship '57; Football team '59; Basketball team '60; Baseball team '60; Verdian staff '59, Sports Editor '60; Charities Committee '59, Co-chairman 60; Freshman Orientation Committee '59; Math Club '59, '60; Glee Club '59, Manager '60; Study Hall Proctor '59; Cheerleader '58
William Irving Morey, Jr.
Born: December 19, 1941 Entered: January, 1953
The white ball rises, a high pitched “twang”—Bim had aced another opponent on the counts. The only three year member of the tennis team in our class. Bim has won several trophies at Nichols. To concentrate on his achievements in tennis, however, would not do justice to Bim’s athletic prowess. After two years on the football squad, he won this year his varsity letter as an aggressive defensive lineman. In addition, Bim capably checked opposing drives as a strong defenseman on the hockey team for two years. In class, Bim took Nichols life with moderate but deliberate pace; but when involved in the fund raising activities of the Charities Committee, he proved the motivating force of money..
Football squad '51, '58, team '59; Hockey team '59, '60; Tennis team '58. '59. '60; Charities Committee '60; Freshman Orientation Committee '58
30Gerald Statler Morgan
Born: November 13, 1942 Entered: September, 1955
Gerry's quiet application earned for him this year a consistently high rank in class. His intellectual abilities, however, have been recognized in the past: twice he was awarded Honors for the year, and as a sophomore, his science projects won him a gold medal and cash award at the Western New York Science Congress. In addition to his studies, however, Ger enjoys participating in extra-curricular activities. His work as a member of the News ad staff eased the financial strain on that publication. As a member of the Green Key Committee, he extended a welcoming hand to the visiting teams. Gerry’s good nature and quiet amicability have characterized his five years on the Nichols scene.
Honors '56, '57; News staff '60; Charities Committee ‘59;
Green Key Committee ‘60; Freshman Orientation Committee '59; Glee Club '59, '60
Henry Nathan, II
Born: December 17, 1942 Entered: September, 1954
Henry entered Nichols as a member of the first form in 1954. Since then his reserved approach has been a pleasing contrast in the Class of '60. During his senior year, Henry was both the manager of football and the captain of the fencing squad. As a man of considerable scholastic ambition, Henry has tackled all the honors courses, showing a preference for scientific subjects. His interest in electronics, in fact, led him to build a complete stereophonic hi-fi set. The construction of an electronic computer and his talks on Boolean algebra in Math Club have also marked Henry as a man of significant scientific achievement. Henry’s efforts as second in command of the Assemblies Committee have brought the school many provocative speakers.
Football squad '59, Manager '60; Fencing squad ‘58. ‘59, Captain ’60; Verdian staff ‘60; Assemblies Committee '60;
Math Club ‘59, ‘60; Dramatics Club '51
31Joseph Drake Rich
Born: May 3, 1942 Entered: September, 1956
Whether he is in the classroom or on the playing field, Joe is never out of his element. Attaining scholastic honors and playing on three varsity teams, soccer, hockey, and tennis, go hand in hand as far as Joe is concerned. His successful athletic career here at Nichols culminated in his election to the captaincy of the tennis team. As Features Editor of the News, he was charged with reporting on the more sensitive topics of school life. A quiet, unassuming manner coupled with an unselfish attitude and a studious mind are the attributes which have made Joe a class officer, a member of the Student Council, and an eminent member of our senior class.
Highest Honors '51; Honors ’58, '59; Class Secretary-Treasurer 60; Student Council '60; Soccer squad '57, team '58. '59; Hockey squad '59, team 60; Tennis squad '58. team 59, Captain '60; Three Sport Varsity Club 60; News staff 59, Features Editor 60; Verdian staff 58, 59. '60; Charities Committee '60; Dance Committee 57, 58; Freshman Orientation Committee '59; Math Club 59, 60; Glee Club '57, '58, '59 ,'60; Study Hall Proctor 60
John Edward Richmond
Born: January 22, 1943 Entered: September, 1952
Numerous members of the senior class are characterized with such terms as “happy," "possessing an active sense of humor," and “witty," but John must be placed foremost in these categories. One look at his merry eyes and mischevious smile, topped by his bright red hair, evokes laughter and instils a sense of gaiety. The freshness and originality of his humor relaxes some, stimulates others, delights all. His ardent spirit and desire to work this year have gained Johnny positions on the Verdian, Nichols News, and Publicity Committee. Throughout the school year our variegated halls were adorned with his artistic creations publicizing recreational and intellectual activities. Johnny's constant willingness to cheer a despondent classmate has earned him the friendship of everyone.
Squash squad 60; Tennis squad 60; News staff 60; Verdian staff 57, 60; Publicity Committee 60; Sports Announcer 60William James Sari
Born: October 13, 1942 Entered: September, 1957
“Man, you are philistine,” cooly declares Jim, as he begins another dissertation on the genius of Bach and the worthlessness of popular music. For two years Nichols’ answer to Van Cliburn supplied the piano accompaniment for the Glee Club. But music is not Jim’s only claim to fame. Undertaking what is perhaps the most difficult sixth form curriculum, Jim maintained a scholastic average near the top of the class this year. On the lighter side, however, Jim has been an especially active member of the Publicity Committee, courageously presenting several amusing commercials for the sports dance. Dressed as a beatnik, Jim recited some unforgetable poems to the accompaniment of bongo drums in Mrs. Shur’s Cafe Expresso.
Honors ’59; Basketball squad ’60; Verdian staff'60; Hockey Dance Committee ’59; Publicity Committee '60; Math Club 59;
Glee Club ’58, ’59, ’60
Frank August Spangenberg, III
Born: June 19, 1942 Entered: September, 1956
Whether leading the play for the football team or overseeing the business operations of the Verdian, Frank combines a keen mind with an aggressive spirit. He is involved in a plethora of activities, yet each one receives his fullest attention. Without his capable leadership the business administration of the Verdian, the work of the Charities Committee, and the 8:30 Glee Club rehearsals would all crumble in the ensuing confusion. Frank’s intellectual power has made his name an integral part of the honors list. On the athletic field he has been an important member of the football and track teams. Combining aggressiveness with acumen, pertinacity with perspicacity, Frank will be remembered as one of the leaders of the class.
Football team ’57, ’58, ’59; Hockey squad ’59; Track team ’58,
’59. ’60; News staff' 58; Verdian staff ’59, Business Manager ‘60; Charities Committee ’58, Chairman ’60; Dance Committee ’59; Freshman Orientation Committee 59, ’60; Math Club '60;
Glee Club ’57, ’58, ’59, President ’60; Study Hall Proctor 60Bruce Carlton Stoesser
Born: July 5, 1942 Entered: September, 1952
As the sixth period bell rang in the midst of clamor, Bruce bawled forth the command for order, and surprisingly got it in the restless after-lunch study hall. The rest of the day, however, Bruce showed a calm, optimistic attitude toward his work and life in general. He was a friendly but dignified chairman of the Green Key Committee, our public relations department. Athletically, Bruce proved himself equally capable, holding down for two years a half-back position on the varsity soccer team. Bruce’s interest in scientific studies was rewarded at the Western New York Science Fair in both his freshman and sophomore years, when his projects won special recognition. Bruce’s quiet determination in all his activities has earned him respect from his fellow students.
Soccer team 58, ’59; News staff '60; Verdian staff ’58;
Charities Committee '60; Dance Committee 59; Green Key Committee. Chairman ‘60; Study Hall Proctor '60
Arthur Gould Yates
Born: May 16. 1942 Entered: September, 1955
To the casual observer Art’s achievements have been primarily in the field of athletics. For the past two years. Art has been an integral part of the football team as a tough left tackle. Also a spring sportsman, he has often won the broad jump event for the track team. But to those who know Art intimately, his great contribution to the class has been his example of generosity, courage, and sincerity. His sincerity was recognized by his classmates when in past years they elected him class officer; his courage appeared in all his endeavors in the classroom and on the playing field; his generosity was most recently manifested when he provided a home for our Foreign Exchange student during the school year.
Class Secretary-Treasurer '58; Football squad 58, team 59;
Track squad 59, team '60; Gleaner board '58; Charities
Committee ’58, 59; Freshman Orientation Committee '59;
Foreign Exchange Student Committee '60; Glee Club ’58
36Harold Taylor Yates, Jr.
Born: December 10, 1941 Entered: September, 1959
“What Nichols needs is a wrestling team,” announced our cheerful newcomer from Virginia, who soon had won the interest of fellow classmates in such a project with his apparently boundless knowledge of the art. Hence, what more logical place to find H. T. than Ward’s Gym. where the musclemen gather daily to glean pointers from the expert? Proof of Doc's skill lies in the many awards he has won in this field, among them placements in the Scholastic Association Wrestling Tournament, sponsored by the State of Maryland. Characteristic of his southern heritage, Taylor's experienced horsemanship has also won recognition in several Maryland shows. An optimistic outlook, interpreted through a pleasant Arlington drawl, has made Taylor a colorful part of the class .
Track team '60 •
Thomas Charles Zawadski
Born: April 17. 1942 Entered: September, 1956
While maintaining an air of naive placidity, Tom contributes to many school activities. His appointment as advertising manager of the News this year was a fitting culmination of three years of hard work on the staff. Tom has sung in the baritone section of the Glee Club for four years and assisted the Charities Committee in collecting donations from fellow students for the past two. Athletically, Tom's three years on varsity track and one year on varsity basketball are indicative of his speed and endurance. "Big Z” is completely unpretentious about his activities, however, and despite his duties maintains a casual philosophy towards life. With his ability to resist tension, Tom has participated quietly but extensively in school activities.
Football squad '57, ’58; Soccer squad '59; Basketball team '60; Track team '58. 59. 60; News staff '58, '59, Advertising Manager 60; Verdian staff 59, 60; Charities Committee 58,
'59; Hockey Dance Committee 60; Freshman Orientation Committee 59; Math Club 59. 60; Glee Club '51, '58, 59, 60Jin Mmnriam
Robert Ward Klepfer
His was a gift of laughter. There was no crisis that Bob did not take in stride. He beamed his way past teachers; grinned his way past coaches. We of the football team hardly remember his toughness, for it was quiet. The hockey boys remember the great fun he had tending goal; he was tall and carefree in the nets. But Bob the highjumper had the most fun of all. Never did his unjointed sunshine overspill itself; he kept his balance. Bob the student was wonderfully indifferent as he was reliable. We will never forget that impish grin and that slouching gait. More of us than he ever knew looked up to him in friendship and admiration.
38Faculty and AdministrationTHE ACADEMIC YEAR
1959-1960 was the year of the Big Changes at Nichols. The changes were not visible, material, but they could be felt in every aspect of school life. A faculty committee composed of the heads of the five departments. Messrs. Anderson. Fox. Gillespie. Sessions and Sutler, with the Headmaster and the Associate Headmaster as ex-officio members, were the architects of these changes. After visiting thirty schools which experience problems similar to those of Nichols, these men were in session during July and August to compare their findings and to remold the basic patterns of the school. At their fall meeting the faculty as a whole approved all the major recommendations of the committee.
Perhaps most startling to former Nichols students was the abolition of the demerit system. No more swarming of students around the demerit board like the morbid crowds at an eighteenth century hanging, no more Saturday detentions—boring for the master, boring for the student and ineffective as a disciplinary measure. In its place came an advisor system: each teacher in the upper school was assigned students from each of the lower three forms as his advisees. He consulted with them about their personal and academic problems and '‘advised them when they caused any disciplinary trouble. The Headmaster was the advisor to all seniors—he was not often bothered. This evolution in the disciplinary system of the school from the medieval concept of objective punishment for all crimes to the modern concept of rehabilitating the offender through expert guidance was a great step forward. And it worked fine this year.
A more basic change was accomplished in the curriculum.
Latin was struck a mortal blow. The two years most students spent studying a classical language are now devoted to courses in history and physics, more important in the contemporary world, in the opinion of the committee. Latin may still be studied as an elective in the Junior and Senior year, and the committee expressed its hope that students would take advantage of this opportunity. All students from this year forward will study four years of English, three years of mathematics, three of science, three of a modern foreign language, and two or three of history, depending upon whether they are in the College Preparatory or Honors
courses (the old “Regents and “Boards nomenclature went by the boards, too). Moreover, future diplomas will be given "with Honor and "with Highest Honor" to those who can meet rigorous requirements established by the Committee.
As regards the marking system, the trimesters inaugurated last year were retained along with the coveted exemptions from June examinations.
However, this year grades were given in integers instead of in fives and. to prevent a slackening of student effort toward the end of the year, the school now requires a minimum grade of fifty-five on the last trimester examination, no matter how high the yearly average a loop-hole plugged. This year along with each grade given in the lower three forms appeared an effort grade, but an S for Satisfactory did not take the sting out of a failing grade.
Many other suggestions made by the committee have come to vigorous life. Our paper-back book store flourished: the intricate method of computing rank in class succeeded; the establishment of a mandatory hour of 5:30 P. M. for closing school pleased all but the hockey team. To accomplish the closing of the school at a reasonable hour, the eighth period (the help period) was shifted from 3:00 P. M. to 8:30 A. M. and brought the faculty to school earlier than the students. The dog-house went the way of demerits—and good riddance. Academic standards which must be met by scholarship students were instituted. and two new Faculty Scholarships to be awarded strictly on the basis of high scholarship and financial need were established. Among the recommendations still to be realized are a summer school which would offer students courses that cannot be found in the normal curriculum and the establishment of a lecture series to bring increased prestige to the school. The only dismal failure in the entire series of recommendations urged that the names: Freshman. Sophomore. Junior and Senior be substituted for the traditional "form" designations. We are still third formers, fourth formers. etc.—and we are still happy.
The committee intends a year-end review of the entire program. The review should be a happy experience since the program has brought liberal, progressive changes into a fine traditional school.
Big changes in the making. Messrs. Anderson. Gillespie. Sessions. Fox, Sutter
Rick Reiser. Geoff Getman
"Now if you were my son . . . John Buvcrs. Mr. Brennan
40First Row: Messrs. Kleiser, Hayes, Boocock, Gillespie, Waterman
Second Row: Messrs. Ohler, Seamans, Allan, Stevens, Smith, Sutter. Root, Guttu, Brennan. Glover Third Row: Messrs. Herlan, Conoscenti, Penny, O’Connell. Kimberly, Johnsdn, E. E. Anderson, Pedersen Fourth Row: Messrs. Sessions, Gerard. Fox, E. H. Anderson, Strachan, Zeller. Shiras
Most potent, grave, and reverend signors. My very noble and approved good masters.
Othello, 1. 3
V »Mr. Philip M. B. Boocock, B.A. Headmaster (1937)
We can no other answer make hut thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.
Twelfth Night. Ill, 3.
Mr. Robert A. Gillespie, B.A. Chairman, Mathematics Department (1923)
Thou art a grave and noble counsellor,
Most wise in general.
Pericles, I, 2.
Mr. Pliny H. Hayes, III, B.A. Associate Headmaster In charge of the Junior School (1943)
Tis a happy thing
To he the father unto many sons.
King Henry VI, III. 2.
Mr. Charles I. Kleiser Junior School, Social Studies (1925)
Farewell! Thou const not teach me to forget.
Romeo Juliet, I, 1.
42Mr. Donald L. Waterman, B.A. Athletic Director (1935)
A breathing valiant man.
Of an invincible unconquered spirit.
Henry VI, IV, 2.
Mr. Austin McC. Fox, B.A., M.A. Chairman. English Department (1941)
Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me
.....with volumes that I prize.
Tempest, I, 2.
Mr. Albert R. Sutter, B.A., M.A. Chairman, Department of Modern Foreign Languages (1942)
When Caesar says 'Do this,' it is perform'd.
Julius Caesar, I, 2.
Mr. Edgar E. Anderson, B.A., M.A. Chairman, Department of Natural Sciences (1944)
He reads much.
He is a great observer, and he looks Quite through the deeds of men.
Julius Caesar, I, 2.
43Mr. Paul A. Seamans, B.Ed. General Science, Biology (1947)
In nature's infinite book of secrecy A little I can read.
Antony and Cleopatra, I, 1.
Mr. Millard Sessions, B.A., M.A. Chairman, History Department (1947)
What seest thou else
In the dark backward and abysm of time?
Tempest. I, I
Mr. W. Richard Ohler, Jr., B.A. Junior School, English, Geography (1947)
Young in limbs, in judgment old.
Merchant of Venice. II. 6.
Mrs. Charles H. Stewart Librarian (1947)
know you have a gentle, noble temper, A soul as even as a calm.
Henry VIII, III, 1.
44Mr. G. Peter Shiras. B.A. English, History of Art (1951)
O. he’s returned: and as pleasant as ever he was.
Much Ado, I. 1.
Mr. Guy M. Johnson, Jr., B.a. Junior School. Social Studies, Mathematics (1953)
A double spirit of teaching and of learning Instantly.
Henry IV, V. 2.
Mr. George E. Stevens. B.A., M.A. English (1952)
A man of sovereign parts esteem 'd. Well fitted in the arts, glorious in arms. Love’s Labour Lost, II, 1.
Mr. Harold N. Gerard. B.Ed. Assistant Athletic Director (1953)
In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility;
But when the blast of battle blows in our ears. Then imitate the action of the tiger.
Henry V. Ill, 1.
Mr. Norman A. Pedersen, Jr., B.A. History, Economics (1954)
He was my friend, faithful and just to me.
Julius Caesar, III, 2.
45Mr. Edwin A. Anderson, B.A. Junior School. English, Latin, (1956)
Though the odds he great,
I doubt not of our victory.
Many a battle have I won,
Whenas the enemy has been ten to one.
Henry VI, I, 2.
Mr. Michael G. O’Connell, B.S. Industrial Arts, Driver Education (1956)
He was wont to speak plain and to th purpose. AV
Much Ado About Nothing, II, y.y
Mr. James J. Herlan, B.A. French (1957)
Sur mes genoux je vous donne mille remerciemens; et je m'estime heureux que je suis tombe entre les mains d'un chevalier, je pense, le plus brave, vaillant, et tresdistingue seigneur.
Henry V, IV, 4.
Mr. Jesse K. Brennan, Ph.B.
1 know you wise, religious.
Henry VIII. IV, 2.
mamemaucs t ivdo)
're a gentleman mine own way; Q
Mr. Raymond F. Glover, M.S.M. Music (1957)
What harmony is this? My good friends, hark!—
Marvellous sweet music.
Tempest, III, 3.
O. sole nostro. Mrs. Manzella
"Good morning! Nichols School!" Mrs. Linkowski
‘You’re due for a tax rebate!" Mrs. Wilcox
50BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Vice-President DR. WINFIELD L. BUTSCH
Terms expiring June I960 WILLIAM C. BAIRD DR. WINFIELD L. BUTSCH GEORGE B. KELLOGG HOWARD KELLOGG, JR. NELSON T. MONTGOMERY KARR PARKER. JR.
JOHN N. WALSH, JR.
President HUBERT L. PERRY
Treasurer GEORGE B. KELLOGG
Terms expiring June 1961 JOSEPH L. HUDSON DR. WILLIAM F. LIPP EUGENE F. MCCARTHY RICHARD E. MOOT E. W. DANN STEVENS HARLAN J. SWIFT
Secretary E. W. DANN STEVENS
Terms expiring June 1962 HENRY W. COMSTOCK CHESTER O. GALE RALPH E. HENRICH HUBERT L. PERRY ROBERT E. RICH RT. REV. L. L. SCAIFE ROBERT S. SCHEU
Vice-Presiden t ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OFFICERS FOR 1960-61 President THOMAS B. HEALY, JR. Treasurer Secretary
EDWARD F. WALSH MYRON M. HUNT RICHARD W. RUPP
Executive Secretary G. FREDERICK ZELLER. JR.
ALUMNI BOARD OF MANAGERS
LOUIS L. BERGER. JR.
MYRON M. HUNT ROBERT LANG MILLER EDWARD B. REED RAYMOND D. STEVENS. JR. HENRY D. WATERS THEODORE C. PRENTICE, M.D.
ALEXANDER H. DANN, JR. JAMES W. OPPENHEIMER RICHARD W. RUPP WILLIAM H. TAYLOR, JR. EDWARD F. WALSH RAYMOND Ph. WEIL REGINALD V. WILLIAMS, JR.
GEORGE C. BRADY, M.D. ROBERT E. DILLON. JR. THOMAS B. HEALY. JR.
H. ERNEST MONTGOMERY, II JAMES A. SANDERSON CHARLES W. TRACY WILLIAM S. WRIGHT
A9Mr. G. Frederick Zeller, Jr. Business Manager (1959)
But, by the Lord, lads, I am glad you have the money.
Henry IV, II, 4.
Mr. Frederick Conoscenti, B.A. Latin (1960)
Thy master is a wise and valiant Roman.
Julius Caesar, III, 1.
Mr. Floyd M. Smith, III, B.A. Junior School, English, Geography (1960)
have begun to plant thee, and will labor To make thee full of growing.
Macbeth. I, 4.
Mr. Robert W. Root, B.S. Mathematics, Science (1960)
think he will stand very strong with us.
Julius Caesar, II, 1.
Thus far with rough and all-unable pen.
Our bending author has pursu'd the story;
In little room combining mighty men.
Mangling by starts the full course of their glory.
Henry V, V, 2Mr. David G. S Junior School,
And wheri yarn saw Have youvipt madi
niffwai shout. us Caesar, I, I.
Mr. Lylb R. Guttu, B.A. English, Mathematics (1958)
A due sincerity govern'd his deeds.
Measure for Measure, I, 4.
Mr. William F. Kimberly, Jr., B.A. — Junior School, English,
Youth, liberality, and such like, the spice and salt that season a man.
Henry VIII, I, 2.
Mr. Howard L. Penny, B.S. Junior School, English, Geography (1958)
What you have to say will with patience hear.
Julius Caesar. I, 2.
Mr. David R. Allen, B.A.
Junior School, History, Geography (1958)
A good-limbed fellow; young, strong, and Of good friends.
King Henry IV. Ill, 2.
First Row: John Metzger, Sanford Zeller, David Winfield, Grant Eshelman, Frederick Cohen, John Yochelson, Carl Perlino, Kevin Lewis, William Cranz, William Morris, Douglas Learman, William Franklin, John Howell.
Second Row: Joseph Takats, Ronald Benderson, Peter Camplin, John Lunn. Leo Hopkins, Philip Trask, Robert French, Paul Jacobowitz, Kenneth Cohen, Andrew Peek, Henry Rubin, Frederick Weisberg.
Third Row: George MacDonald, Peter Wilson, Peter Rothenberg, Edgar Slotkin, Curtis Mellor, Geoffrey Getman, Howard Davis, John Buyers, Richard Rieser, George Borth, Edward Sullivan. Richard Adams.
Fourth Row: Christopher Reid, Richard Osborne, Michael Scheidt, Hugh Levick, Douglas Whiteside, Peter Sturtevant, Michael Benson, Kenneth Neil, Paul Mooney, Andrew Fleischman, Michael Duch.
FIFTH FORM CLASS OFFICERS — John Yochelson, Secretary-Treasurer; Carl Perlino. President; Kevin Lewis. Vice-President.Recognition in both academic and athletics has been the rule, not the exception, for this year’s Junior Class. A hard working class, for the most part, we have certainly placed a good number of boys on the Honors list, given our time and energies to the publications and other extra-curicular activities, and achieved success on the Varsity and J. V. fields. Although a somewhat motley group of roughnecks, playboys, the quiet, and serious-minded, the Junior Class has shown an overall maturity and cohesion in and out of school. Displaying an optimistic attitude toward this, the most important school year from the standpoint of college entrance, the class has faced its problems with a sense of responsibility. Based on its former achievements, a bright future seems in store for the Class of ’61.
Chemists engage in private Grant Eshelman. George Borth
IC3er. Richy Adams, Pete Rochenberg
First Row: William Constantine, James Abeles, Jeffrey Simon. Paul Eisenhardt. John Sessions, William Fuge (Vice-President), John Clarke (President). Mark Lytle (Secretary-Treasurer), Howard Arbesman, John Nagorniak. Janies Bankard, John Zeeb, James Benson.
Second Row: Donald White, William Cooley, Thomas Hague. James May, Edwin Janes, Eric Schabacker, Paul Davis, William Nitterauer, Hugh Tirrell, Gary Ford, Spencer Wolfe, Michael Duffett, Bruce Fennie.
Third Row: Benjamin Johnson, David Desmon, Jeffrey Jost, Frederick Astmann, Douglas Rumsey, Frederick Clark, John Perry, Robert Lentz, Gerald Kahn, Peter Clinton, David Milch.
Fourth Row: William Baetz, Barry Williams, William Mango, George Kellogg, Stephen Newman, Richard Kahn. Robert Pratter, William Loweth, Paul DeVries, William Koester.
Absent: Craig James, Marc Janes, Roger Lentz.
FOURTH FORM CLASS OFFICERS—William Fuge.Vice President; John Clarke. President; Mark Lytle. Secretary-Treasurer.Intellectually, the present Fourth Form is not an exceptional class in that it has few outstanding scholars. There are very few students who lack intellectual potential, but a tendency toward procrastination often prevents a full realization of their inherent capabilities. This class, however, shows a tremendous diversity in non-scholastic activities, contributing many members to varsity and sub-varsity teams, and participating in the Glee Club, on school publications, and on various committees. Nevertheless, the Fourth Form cannot be described solely by these characteristics and contributions. It has shown in this year a greater unification as a class than in preceding years, and in maturing, has evidenced a realization of its obligations and responsibilities which, developing more fully in the coming years, augurs greater and finer contributions to the school.
—Lewis John Clark
"It's on Bid well Parkway. ” Fred Astmann. Craig JamesTHE
First Row: Michael Roizen, Robert Rosenthal, David Rich, Harry Meyer, Alan Kew, Michael Quinlan, Charles Kreiner, Charles Hobbie, Richard Stockton, Robert Oshei, William Flor, Edgar McGuire, Patrice Hennin.
Second Row: Louis Maisel, William Mathias, William Keightly, Norwood Johnston, Frederick Swan, Charles Moeschler, Clay Hamlin, Calvin Brainard, William Crane, Jeff Jacobs, John Walsh, Bruce Baird, Donald Mikulec.
Third Row: Warren Gelman, Andrew Mack, Charles O’Mara, Robert Driscoll, Lewis Surdam, Timothy Wright, Michael Reiser, Gill Phillippi, Frank Biggar, Gordon Ra hman, Stephen Vogel, Paul Sullivan, Peter Meyer.
Fourth Row: Scott Ryerson, John Mooney, Bernard Pitterman, David Emblidge, Samuel Mitchell, Henry Sturtevant, Robert Ramage, Stephen McCarthy, Thomas Goldstein, James McGibbon, Nelson Conover.
"If we spliced ii in the right places ..." Bruce Baird. Cal Brainard, Frank BiggarThe third form year is one of persistent challenge, for each student must recognize and attempt to come to grips with various problems occasioned by rigorous academic standards, required participation in extra-curricular activities, and the need to establish some sense of individual identity in the class.
Since the success of any group depends upon the manner in which each of the separate members resolves his responsibilities, the class of 1963 must account itself fortunate in numbering among its representatives a liberal sprinkling of individuals possessing the industry and maturity necessary to provide the class with a satisfactory record of present achievement and the expectation of promise in the future.
—Norman A. Pedersen
"Get. Benue, you made it!”
John M0000 '
ook for every interest. lathias. Bob Rosenthal, : Roi cn. Paul Sullivan
sieve Vogel. Bob Jacobs. Scott Ryerson. Cal Brainard
The Cum Laude Society
RICHARD K. FLEISCHMAN. JR.
JEFFREY LAWRENCE LINSKY DOUGLAS ROY ROSING
The Edmund Petrie Cottle. Jr. Award for Achievement, Leadership and Influence Based on Character
JOHN WESLEY HENRICH
The Faculty Prize for Prominence in School Acitvities Other than Athletics
RICHARD K. FLEISCHMAN. JR.
DOUGLAS ROY ROSING
The Dudley M. Irwin, III Memorial Scholarship to a Junior for Past Performance and Future Promise
JOHN JAMES Dh MARCH I
The Harvard Club Award to a Junior for High Scholarship and Good Character
ALBERT W. DOLD. Ill
The Yale A ward to a Sophomore for Outstanding Character and Scholastic Performance
The Alumni Cup for Prominence in Athletics JOHN WESLEY HENRICH
The Williams Cup for High Scholastic Average with a Farsity Letter
DOUGLAS ROY ROSING
The George Knight Houpt Prize for Proficiency in English Literature
TIMOTHY ALLEN RIGGS
The Rensselaer Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science
JEFFREY LAWRENCE LINSKY
The Headmaster’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the School during his Senior Year
JEROME SHERWOOD PRATTER
McCarthy Award to that Senior who has shown Outstanding Growth during his years at Nichols
PETER GEORGE Mac MURTRIE
Highest in Genera! Information Test
TIMOTHY ALLEN RIGGS
Highest Boy in the Upper School
LEWIS J. CLARKE
Winners in Nichols School Science Fair Biology:
JOHN N. YOCHELSON
LEWIS J. CLARKE
The Tracy E. Tu thill Award for Excellence in Mathematics
First Row: John Neuberger, Peter Tobin. John Fiorella, Howard Schweitzer. Bruce Roberts, Edward Hengerer. Vincent Barret, Thomas Henrich, Lawrence Landy, Dale Lieberman, Keith Kamofsky, Brian Keating, Charles Stevenson.
Second Row: Edward Bickford, Michael Dyett, Kevin Wyckoff. Edgar Kellogg, Richard Klepfer, Stephen Buck, Henry Burgess. Ronald Schaefer, Richard Benstock, Paul Birch. Hayden Letchworth, Roswell Johnson.
Third Row: Henry Smith. Willjs Coward. David Tirrell, Daniel Botsford. Peter Burke, Jack Etkin, Ward Hamlin. William French, Paul Obletz, David Backhurst, Peter Fleischmann, Faxon Learner.
CLASS COUNCILMEN - Edward Hengerer, Vincent Barrett. Thomas Henrich.5 a 8°°d sentence Johnson. Mr. Ohlcr
Though this year's Second Formers have not yet fulfilled the academic promise they had shown as fifth graders, they have exhibited a gradual awakening of intellectual interest. There have been individual problems of self-discipline and maturity; yet the class has shown firmness in attacking the fundamentals of a curriculum of increased breadth. Though physically quite small, the Second Formers have had successful athletic seasons, especially in hockey and basketball, because of team effort and spirit. Friendly, inquisitive, gregarious, and spirited—the Second Form is beginning to mold a class personality that, with the strength of added maturity, will guide it quite successfully through the rigors of the Upper School.
—Edwin H. Anderson, Jr.
VLclWFirst Row: Glenn Leak, Manson Surdam, Thomas Danforth, Robert Constantine, Peter McCarthy, Stephen Schintzius, Verne Hosta, Stephen Neter, Grenville Braman. Henry Lammerts, Richard Benson, Lance Neilson, William Krueger.
Second Row: Robert Childs, Andrew Astmann, David Hadden, Nicholas Rumsey, David Ament, John Allen, James Sullivan, Nathaniel Gorham, Julian Fisher, William Bergantz, Henry Comstock, Michael Kime, Francis Smith.
Third Row: Jon Nelson, Marshall Smith, Jeff Weeks, Philip Meech, Charles Banta, William Oshei, Thomas Cowper, James Thompson, Bruce Reiser, Daniel Brock, James Biltekoff, Brett Markel.
Fourth Row: Luke Moore, Hamilton Lamont, William Hannan, Richard Hayes, Bryant Alford, Bruce Buyers, David Alford, Willard Genrich, Geoffrey Greene, Peter Wettlaufer, David Nordstrom, Edward Righter, William Chappie.
CLASS COUNCILMEN — Peter McCarthy. Bruce Kciser, Brett Markel.The First Form, the largest class in Junior School listory, has continued to be a class which welcomes its ole as educational guinea pigs. One section has added -atin to the French introduced last year. The challenge of 'Be Intellectually Curious Week" was met with enthusiasm ind maturity. A two weeks experimental course in the irithmetical logic aroused latent power in many minds. In the classroom and out, strident voices have been heard nore and more, ever eager to prove a point or dispute a classmate’s opinion.
In athletics the First Formers have made significant contributions, many having earned 4 NT’s. If the present growth, curiosity, and desire for learning do not become sidetracked on the way, the class of ’65 will continue to be i stimulating one for all who teach it.
—W. Richard Ohler, Jr.
Luke Moore. Steve Neter, Andy Astmann
____nrinters set type forFirst Row: Stephen Tobin, Andrew Morrison, Charles Cary, John Stanley, Paschall Swift, Harlan Swift, David Quackenbush, Jeffrey Hoffman, Richard Titus, Mason Bowen.
Second Row: Philip Milch, Jonathon Small, Eugene Warner, Richard Goldberg, Lawrence Dautch, Stephen Nathan, Robert Fisher, John Scherer, Douglas Seamans, Richard Henrich, Victor Ehre, Leo Keightly, John Orzel.
Third Row: Walter Schmidt, David Harrison, John Mitchell, John Nesbitt, Burge Coppins, Jonathon Wright, Richard Bernhardt, Willard Saperston, Ferenc Vatai, James Coward, Rodney Stumm.
CLASS COUNCILMEN — Rick Bernhardt, Ed Danahy.i The Fifth Grade has compiled a commendable record in their studies which undoubtedly can be attributed to excellent training before coming to Nichols and superior ability. Only in a few isolated cases was adjustment to the Oman’s world" of “the big school" a problem. The changing of classrooms after almost every period, sports every day with the required shower afterwards and the homework were all mastered quickly with little stress or strain. For some boys the biggest thrill of the year was competing in organized sports for the first time. The football team clayed an intramural game between the halves of a varsity Same and the hockey squads had Saturday morning scrim-mages with Campus School. This spring there was a class -ace for the championship of the baseball-softball league.
The Fifth Grade has had a most successful year and much s expected of them in the future.
—Guy M. Johnson
“Do you think it’s good enough for the Glcanerettc. sirT Eddie David. Mike Pastor. Mr. Penny. Dave Arbesman
'One nail here ought Paul Hyde
Fifth Grade grinds.
Paul Hyde. Dave Rudinger, Jeff Harvey Harry Lehman, John LeviHONORS
Upper School Highest Honors
III Form: Lewis J. Clarke.
VI Form: Jeffrey L. Linsky.
III Form: Howard E. Arbesman, Jeffrey G. Jost, Gerald H.
Kahn, William G. Koester, David S. Milch, John M. Sessions.
IV Form: Richard B. Adams, Ronald R. Cauley, Kenneth A.
Cohen, William P. Cranz, Jr., Geoffrey C. Getman, John P. Howell, Kevin Lewis, George G. MacDonald, John K. Metzger, Jr., Carl A. Perlino, Richard M. Rieser, Jr., Frederick H. Weisberg, Peter J. Wilson, John N. Yochelson, Sanford S. Zeller.
V Form: Brian Block, John J. DeMarchi, Albert W. Dold, III,
Marshall L. Goldstein, Steven C. Kahn, Donald E. Miller, Joseph D. Rich, W. James Sari, Frank A. Spangenberg, III.
VI Form: DeWitt Clinton, Jr., Richard K. Fleischman, Jr., Jerome S. Pratter, Douglas R. Rosing.
Junior School Highest Honors
Fifth Grade: Lawrence H. Dautch, Eugene Warner, III.
Sixth Grade: James R. Biltekoff, Henry W. Comstock, Jr., Julian H. Fisher.
Form: Louis Maisel, II, Bernard Pitterman.
Fifth Grade: Richard D. Bernhardt, Robert E. Fischer, Jr., Richard J. Goldberg, Richard E. Henrich, Leo P. Keightley, Philip A. Milch, Stephen Nathan, Robert F. Rahn, John V. Scherer, Douglas Seamans, Jonathan Small, John G. Stanley, Jr.
Sixth Grade: David S. Ament, Charles W. Banta, Richard Hayes, Verne L. Hosta, Thomas G. Kaplan, Bruce N. Reiser, Brett J. Markel, Peter McCarthy, James C. Sullivan, II.
1 Form: Richard J. Benstock, Daniel R. Botsford, Jr., Edward W. Hengerer, Mark G. F. McCormick, Ronald D. Schaefer, Charles P. Stevenson, Jr.
Form: Calvin A. Brainard, William G. Crane, Warren B. Gel-man, Thomas J. Goldstein, Michael L. Reiser, Andrew C. Mack, Donald A. Mikulec, Wade Stevenson, II, John N. Walsh, II.COMMENTS ON A RETIRING MASTER
Charles I. Kleiser will be forever “Doc” to his colleagues and his boys. Throughout his thirty-five years at Nichols he has won the everlasting affection of his students. What a cruel blow the administration dealt him when he was made demerit officer. A heart as kindly as his must have faced many moments in tortured thought when assigning demerits, his heart dictating one way and the strict exigencies of his office another. Doc tried hard to be stern but his eyes gave him away even to the most unobservant Fifth Grader. We have all seen him in his “sternest” mood—with a host of small fry grinning up at him affectionately.
Philip M. B. Boocock Headmaster
Charles I. Kleiser has been a bulwark of the Junior School for many years. As teacher, coach, and disciplinary officer, he has worked with vigor, enthusiasm, and wisdom to set a high standard of scholarship and character. His patience and understanding, and his love for boys, have endeared him to countless Nichols students who will always have happy memories of their association with him.
Pliney H. Hayes, III Associate Headmaster
The Class of 1960 will always remember Mr. Kleiser as an outstanding teacher, a respected counsellor, and a good friend. None of his students can ever forget the rigorous daily history and civics outlines which he assigned or his detailed objective tests. In class, he often entertained us with delightful stories of his adventures in the World War and of his summer camp in Maine. Most boys had contact with him outside class—he was our demerit officer. Yet it was also Mr. Kleiser who initiated, then annually organized our Spring Dance, the only formal social event of the year for the Junior School. Though he is leaving us now, he will continue to be a part of Nichols in the memories of his former students.
President of the Student Council
70COMMENTS BY THE NEW MASTERS
Under the demanding tensions of a rigorous schedule designed to develop mind and body, the students undertake a tremendous task and they do it well.
It has never been my good fortune to be associated with a more genuinely dedicated group.
Nichols monstrat viam!
—Frederick A. Conoscenti
Perhaps the outstanding impression I have received from Nichols is the demanding standards prescribed for each student. The standards are present in the area of social conduct as well as in the areas of learning. This high measure is the basis of the atmosphere which is responsible for the regard afforded to Nichols.
—Robert W. Root
During my year at Nichols I have been impressed that, despite the current intensification of scholastic achievement, Nichols still clearly distinguishes the individual from the group. The school seems to consider, therefore, that it is the individual far more than the group which benefits society most.
—Floyd M. Smith
71"Feel him! He’s really very soft!” Mrs. Charles H. Stewart, Richy Mams
". . . therefore, the constructive interference . . . ” John Howell, Mrs. John P. Howell.
"Very interesting, very interesting! Richy Adams. Peter Wilson
MacDonald on depth perception. Chris Reid. George MacDonald. Geoff Lctchworth
Nephrosis in rats, the encephalon of the human brain, chromatographic adsorption, paramecium caudatum — these and many other projects were displayed at the annual Nichols School Science Fair. Interested parents and students were invited to examine the projects and question the exhibitors concerning them. At a Chapel program preceding the Fair, the entire student body was once again privileged to witness the demonstrations of some of the better projects, ranging in subject from the construction of an artificial blood dialyzer to the psychology of lines. Chip Clarke of the General Science group, with his working model of a Van de Graaf generator, and John Vochelson, a sophomore biology stu-dent, with his project concerning proteins in the blood won the awards in their respective sections.. . and then the dry ice vaporizes (he ion trails."
Jim Benson, Bob Praltcr. Ben Johnson
Lytle amazed at William's eggs-capade. Mark Lytle, Barry Williams
1959OUR EXCHANGE STUDENT
The Verdian hits Manresa. Mr. Boocoek welcomes George to Nichols.
Las hermanas Comas-Riu George Comas-Riu, Mr. Boocock
Our foreign exchange student this year was George Comas-Riu from Spain. His home is in the town of Manresa, situated about forty miles northwest of Barcelona, capital of the Province of Cataluna and Spain's largest city. A graduate of the Insiituio de Segunda Ensenanza de Manresa, George plans to continue his education at the University of Barcelona and then enter the pharmacy profession with his father. The oldest of eight children, George is completely unspoiled, a hard worker, and enthusiastic about everything. He has confirmed our ideas about the chivalry and volatility of the Spaniard, but has made us reconsider our preconceived notions about Iberians in other areas because of his tremendous vitality, his lack of all pretense and false pride, and his liberal ideas. We are grateful to him for always trying to see the best in us.
George enjoys a yanqui-style Hockey Dance. George pours over Documents.
George Comas-Riu. Cathy Keenan
Yates and boarder relax in the Scheu Room. George Comas-Riu. Art YatesEuropean finesse on an American soccer field.
George finds the Civil War amusing. Dick Mikulec. George Comas-Riu. Norm Ernst. Dave McCormackBand break.
Walt Constantine, Alice Merckens
Nichols students have a crowded schedule; academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities consume almost every hour of every day. But occasionally through the year the students are allowed to relax; music fills the halls; gay feminine laughter and attire brighten the rooms. In the Upper School there are two formal dances each year and several informal hockey dances on Friday nights; the Junior School enjoys one formal dance in the spring and two afternoon tea dances.The social whirl Sally Gisel, Peter Wettlaufer
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Chns Reid, Gr«iTHE PAPERBACK BOOKSTORE
The bookstore committee First Row: Messrs. Johnson, Fox. Second Row: Joseph Takats. David Donaldson, Edgar Slotkin, Robert Ramagc, Ronald Benz.
This year Nichols inaugurated a paperback bookstore as part of an educational experiment sponsored by the Western New York Foundation. The Foundation hoped that such a store would not only be educational for those running it but also make inexpensive editions of fine reading matter readily available for high school students. A committee headed by Edgar Slotkin and supervised by Mr. Guy Johnson was formed and through their hard work the store opened on February 6th. With about three hundred titles constantly on the shelf, the bookstore had one of the finest paperback collections in the city. Its immediate success insured the continuation of the store in the future. The idea for such a project originated with Mr. Austin Fox, head of our English Department, and to him we are indebted
Executives of the Western New York Foundation discuss bookstore plans with Mr. Fox.
Messrs. Robert S. Scheu. Welles V. Moot, Jr.. Austin M. Fox, Edward L. Hengcrcr. Jr.79
ActivitiesVERDIAN EDITORIAL STAFF
John DeMarchi, Editor-in-Chief Walter Constantine, Associate Editor
While observing its Fiftieth Anniversary this year, the 1960 Verdian has continued its well established tradition of presenting a complete pictorial and editorial account of one year at Nichols. In the new feature section, called "People and Places,” the 1960 Staff attempted to spotlight some interesting but often overlooked facets of Nichols life. In addition, the physical attractiveness of the Verdian was enhanced this year by its three-color cover. The Faculty Section of this volume attempted to include a little light-hearted humor by the use of Shakespearean quotes to characterize the masters, while the Ad Section and section dividers included reproduced ads and pictures from the first Verdians, which undoubtedly brought a smile to some of the Nichols graduates of years ago.
First Row: Kevin Lewis, Walter Constantine, John DeMarchi, Ernest Notar, Steven Kahn.
Second Row: Richard Adams, Ronald Benz, James Sari, John Richmond, William Constantine, Charles Milch, Joseph Rich.
Third Row: Geoffrey Getman, John Clarke, Richard Reiser, Philip Trask, Steven Biltekoff, Albert Dold, John Howell, Edgar Slotkin.
Fourth Row: Jeffrey Bonn, Carl Perlino, Kenneth Neil, Henry Nathan, Ralph Haag, Grant Eshelman, Curtiss Campagna.
Absent: Donald Miller.
Editor DeMarchi gels the imprimatur.
Details, details, details! n:t ( ‘.'ntluMini.____________________________Ii Kr IA«.M ________________________________K l n Nt‘l
that picture last year?”
John DeMarchi, President
First Row: Joseph Rich, Paul Kritzer, John DeMarchi, Robert Raiser, Albert Dold. Second Row: Kevin Lewis, Carl Perlino, John Yochelson, John Clarke.
The Council President elected last spring, the three senior class officers, the three junior class officers, and the sophomore class president constitute the student government. To this group are later added other seniors of council choice. The Council, which directs the extracurricular activities, this year undertook a successful program of reorganizing committee selection. In brief, this program made competition the basis of selection. Also, the Council drew up a new point system to avoid the overburdening of prominent seniors in extracurricular activities. President DeMarchi and the Council displayed a highly idealistic attitude in the matter of student drinking, and although direct action over this controversial issue proved impossible, this attitude constituted a strong moral force discouraging teenage sophistication. Fortunately, the 1960 Council did not have to face the problem of enforcing athletic training rules.
Cart Perlino, John DeMarchi.
r. At Dold
Everybody unhappy over a tough decision. Paul Krii .er. Al Dold Carl Perlino, Kevin Lewis
Carl Perlino. Kevin LewisJUNIOR COUNCIL
Vincent Barrett, President
The Junior Council is an elected body, composed of one representative of each section of each class. In addition there is a President and two councilmen-at-large who are elected the preceding spring by the entire student body. This year the Council’s activities were more varied than ever before. At the beginning of the year, the older Council members participated in the orientation program designed to help the new boys adjust to Nichols life. As the year progressed, the Council again headed the Junior School Charities Campaign. The Second Form councilmen once more assumed the duty of proctoring study halls and of reading in chapel in the spring. Also this year members of the student government sponsored two tea dances. However, the most important duty of the Junior Council is to set for the rest of the Junior School an example of morality, integrity and school spirit.
First Row: Daniel Botsford, Edward Hengerer, Vincent Barrett, Thomas Henrich, Brian Keating.
Second Row: Brett Market, David Backhurst, Richard Bernhardt, Gregory Coward, Peter McCarthy, Bruce Reiser, Edward Danahy, Jeffrey Harvey.VERDIAN EDITORIAL STAFF
John DeMarchi, Editor-In-Chief Walter Constantine, Associate Editor
While observing its Fiftieth Anniversary this year, the 1960 Verdian has continued its well established tradition of presenting a complete pictorial and editorial account of one year at Nichols. In the new feature section, called “People and Places," the 1960 Staff attempted to spotlight some interesting but often overlooked facets of Nichols life. In addition, the physical attractiveness of the Verdian was enhanced this year by its three-color cover. The Faculty Section of this volume attempted to include a little light-hearted humor by the use of Shakespearean quotes to characterize the masters, while the Ad Section and section dividers included reproduced ads and pictures from the first Verdians, which undoubtedly brought a smile to some of the Nichols graduates of years ago.
Editor DeMarchi gets the imprimatur.
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First Row: Kevin Lewis, Walter Constantine, John DeMarchi, Ernest Notar, Steven Kahn.
Second Row: Richard Adams, Ronald Benz, James Sari, John Richmond, William Constantine, Charles Milch, Joseph Rich.
Third Row: Geoffrey Getman, John Clarke, Richard Reiser, Philip Trask, Steven Biltekoff, Albert Dold, John Howell, Edgar Slotkin.
Fourth Row: Jeffrey Bonn, Carl Pcrlino, Kenneth Neil, Henry Nathan, Ralph Haag, Grant Eshelman, Curtiss Campagna.
Absent: Donald Miller.
Details, details, details! ii - nstanunc. John DeMarchi. Ken Neil
that picture last year?” Walter ConstantineVERDIAN BUSINESS AND ADVERTISING STAFF
Frank Spangenberg, Business Manager Sheldon Benatovich, Advertising Manager
This year the zealous Verdian Advertising Staff, although composed of only thirteen students, met with the most fantastic success in the yearbook’s history, spearheaded by Kenneth Neil, whose $2,100 more than tripled the former record of ads sold by an individual student. The staff cracked the $5,000 goal by Christmas. In order to enhance the attractiveness of the book, more patrons and less ads were collected, leaving more space for editorial material. Another innovation this year was the letters of appreciation sent to every patron and advertiser. Sheldon Benatovich ably managed the Advertising Staff. The Business Staff, too, worked hard under the direction of Frank Spangenberg; and by resolutely checking the rampant Editorial Staff, also managed to turn a profit.
First Row: Kenneth Neil, Sheldon Benatovich, Frank Spangenberg, Car PerYmo. Second Row: Michael Roizen, David Milch, Gordon Rashman, Warren Ge man.
Third Row: Louis Maisel, Sanford Zeller, Stephen McCarthy, Stephen Newman, Man Kew, Michael Reiser, Geoffrey Getman.
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"Bui Iasi year he gave a full page Id Geiman, Bmiov'vcNEWS EDITORIAL STAFF
Brian Block, Co-Editor-in-Chief Albert W. Dold. Co-Editor-in-Chief
Co-editors Brian Block and A1 Dold made extensive changes in this year's News. The most popular new columns included Paul Kritzer’s “Roar of the Crowd,” Mr. Steven's “Out of the Faculty Pipe Bowl,” and Edgar Slotkin’s “Addenda.” Two of the year's outstanding articles were “What Happens to a Nichols Graduate After College” by Jay Regan and an article on Princeton Study Notes. The Christmas issue, one of nine this year, presented a special three-page holiday greeting in black, white and green. Other innovations ranged from a change in type to banner headlines. This year's News staff was also larger than any previous year. Outstanding reporting jobs were turned in by Jay Regan, Joe Rich, and John Yochelson. Hugh Levick and Paul Mooney showed exceptional ability in their sports write-ups.
First Row: Charles Milch, Paul Kritzer, Albert Dold, Brian Block, Joseph Rich, Jay Regan.
Second Row: Frederick Weisberg, Gerald Kahn, Joseph Takats, Howard Arbesman, Richard Adams, George MacDonald, David Desmon, Benjamin Johnson.
Third Row: William Constantine, Jeffrey Bonn, Donald Koch, William Cranz, Ernest Notar, Philip Trask, Edgar Slotkin, Richard Reiser, John Sessions.
Fourth Row: Geoffrey Getman, Paul Mooney, Kenneth Neil, Hugh Levick, Samuel Mitchell, William Morris, Bruce Lytle, Donald Miller, Kevin Lewis, Steven Kahn.
Editors and Advisor talk over the layout. Brian Block. Al Dold. Mr. Fox
Sports Editor interviews Athletic Department.
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Robert E. Raiser, Business Manager Thomas Zawadski, Advertising Manager
Not only must the Nichols News Advertising Staff raise sufficient funds to finance the News production, but also collect additional money to pay for the school’s literary magazine, the Gleaner. Hence, an efficient advertising crew is necessary. As Advertising Manager, Tom Zawadski, retaining the policy of selling ads on a yearly basis, carried out his obligations faithfully, accounting for a substantial portion of the ads himself. The continuance of the bookkeeping system instituted last year enabled Business Manager Bob Raiser to budget the income more effectively and pay off much of the debt accumulated in previous years. Bob also performed his duties conscientiously, balancing the accounts for every monthly issue. As a result of the concerted efforts of the entire staff, the editors of the 1960 Nichols News were enabled to increase their expenditure for the enhancement of the paper.
First Row: David McCormick, Dennis DeSilvey, Robert Raiser, Thomas Zawadski, Curtis Mellor.
Second Row: Frederick Cohen, Richard Nilson, Leo Hopkins, Howard Davis, Mark Lytle, John Richmond, Bruce Stoesser.
Third Row: Michael Duch, Douglas Learman, Kenneth Neil, James Cranz, Bruce Lytle, Gerald Morgan. Ralph Krueger, Robert Mikulec.
mess Manager balances ,t to the penny.
Ad boss demands increased income.
Circulation Manager spreads news.GLEANER
Jeffrey Bonn, Editor-in-Chief
In its thirty-third year the Gleaner Committee presented two excellent issues. The hard work of Editor Jeffrey Bonn and his staff made this dual edition possible. In an attempt to involve the Committee members in the creation of the Gleaner, an effort lacking in past years, editor Bonn placed on their shoulders the collection and typing of articles, and review of proofs, thus producing the magazine more efficiently. The revival of the creative writing classes increased the number of articles submitted for publication. However, because of the usual lack of funds, all articles could not be printed. Of course, this gleaning resulted in an edition of higher quality. The greater number of articles submitted also was an indication of the rising prestige of creative talent in the school. This year’s Gleaners were abundantly supplied, efficiently edited, and of high quality.
First Row: Kevin Lewis, Jeffrey Bonn, Edgar Slotkin.
Second Row: Steven Kahn, Robert Pratter, Barry Williams, William Donaldson.
This year, with a great number of interested juniors and seniors, the Creative Writing group was divided into two sections; one class, with Mr. Shiras as faculty advisor, convened Thursday, fifth period, while the other, under the supervision of Mr. Stevens, met Tuesday, third period. The poems and short stories submitted were read by the authors. The class then analyzed the ideas, style and literary devices. Through these discussions, the members sought to improve their style and probe more deeply into the various literary forms. The oeuvres varied from profound poems concerning the nature of man and the universe to such amusing trifles as the epic depicting the plight of a Greek hero at a pizza-eating contest. Much of the success of this year’s Gleaners was attributable to the many articles contributed by members of the Creative Writing seminars.
Klepfer reaches new heights in poetry.
First Row: Brian Block, Jeffrey Bonn, Mr. Shiras, Mr. Stevens, David Donaldson, Steven Biltekoff.
Second Row: Frederick Cohen, Geoffrey Getman, Edgar Slotkin, Peter Rothenberg, Ernest Notar, John Yochelson, Steven Kahn, Sheldon Benatovich, George Borth, Richard Adams, Joseph Takats, Frederick Weisberg.
Third Row: Barry Williams, Kevin Lewis, Christopher Reid, Paul Mooney, William Morris, Thomas Klepfer, Kenneth Neil, William Franklin, Hugh Levick, John Metzger, Curtiss Campagna.
Psychological suspense story holds critic’s attention. Mr. Shiras. Ernie NotarFirst Row: Manson Surdam, Brett Markel, Douglas Seamans, Edward Danahy, Richard Bernhardt, Bruce Keiser, Carlton Smith, Edward David, John DeVillars, David Backhurst, David Becker.
Second Row: James Cranz, Richard Mikulec, Joseph Rich, David McCormick, Donald Miller, Frank Spangenberg, Bruce Stoesser, William Beswick, Ralph Haag, Clarence Littell.
Third Row: James Coward, Warren Gelman, Verne Hosta, Peter McCarthy, Edward Hengerer, Gregory Coward, Daniel Botsford, Thomas Henrich, James Sullivan, Brian Keating, Edward Righter, Harlan Swift, John Stanley, Thomas Anderson, Jeffrey Harvey.
Fourth Row: Andrew Mack, Jeffrey Jost, Chase Keightley, William Constantine, Michael Keiser, Richard Stockton, William Mango, Jeffrey Letchworth, Bernard Pitterman, Frederick Swan, Charles Milch, Douglas Rumsey, Richard Adams, Chares Banta.
Fifth Row: William Crane, Marc Janes, Barry Williams, John Metzger, William Loweth, Douglas Whiteside, Michael Crane, George Kellogg, William Morey, Curtis Mellor, Richard Rieser, Edward Sullivan, John Walsh.
Sixth Row: Jeff Jacobs, Bruce Baird, William Nitterauer, Michael Duch, Paul Mooney, Christopher Reid, Samuel Mitchell, Kirkwood Dormeyer, Robert Ramage, Sanford Zeller, Curtiss Campagna, John Lunn, Robert Pratter, John Clarke.
Frank Spangenberg, Chairman Donald Miller, Assistant Chairman
Once again the Charities Committee's high quota of more than $2,350 has be exceeded, thanks to the vigorous effort of the staff under the direction of Committ chairman Frank Spangcnberg. This year the Committee's Upper School membersh was the highest it has ever been — ten boys collecting from every class. The Junic School, too, had its staff under the supervision of assistant chairman Don Millet Funds were obtained from the pledges of faculty and students, and from the highl3 successful candy sales after lunch and at varsity athletic events. The Hockey Dance Committee also aided the climb for the quota by donating some of its profits. Proceeds from all sources go to the Community Chest and the support of two rural Tennessee schools. Moreover, this year a special sum has been set aside for a Greek farm school.
Bruce Stocsser. Jim Sari
Committee chairman collects from agents. Bill Constantine, Dave McCormick
— z First Row: Alden Harwood, Walter Constantine. William Donaldson, Jay Regan, Jeffrey Bonn.
Second Row: William Cooley, John Howell, Howard Davis, Steven Biltekoff, George Comas-Riu, Michael Reiser.
William Donaldson, Chairman
Following first trimester examinations, the Dance Committee presented the annual Fall Sports Dance in honor of our varsity football and soccer athletes. Eli KonsikofTs Yankee Six cleared the school of its oppressive exam atmosphere and provided everyone with welcome relaxation from school routine. Decorations were colorful, including green and white streamers and model football and soccer goalposts. Happily continuing the custom of a Glee Club Dance, begun last year. Bill Donaldson and his committee sponsored a semi-formal dance on April 29th. Preceding this social event, the combined Upper and Junior School Glee Clubs, under the direction of Mr. Glover, presented a concert in the new gymnasium. The Senior Prom, highlighting the school’s social calendar, was presented in early June. The Prom, which adds the perfect finishing touch to graduation, was a vortex of swirling gowns, a splendor of luminescent white coats.
Third Row: Richard Kahn, Paul Mooney, William Morris, Kenneth Neil, Jay Mellor.
Dance Committee clears the floor for Fall Sports Dance.
7:30. and the dance starts at 9:00! Jeff Bonn. Steve Biltekoff
Do you think I'll ever mambo? rred Cohen. Betsy BlinkofT
Oh Jimmy, you didn'tHOCKEY DANCE COMMITTEE
Ernest Notar, Chairman
On several Friday evenings last winter, following hockey games, enthusiastic supporters attended informal dances in the Rand Memorial Dining Room. As in past years, the trend was toward more creative planning on the part of the Hockey Dance Committee. Entertaining “commercials” were originated in conjunction with the Publicity Committee and acted out after lunch by members of both groups. The decorations have also been as imaginative as before, with fishnets and grass skirts suspended from the chandeliers for a “South Sea Idyll at a Cocoanut Grove.” As the dancers moved about the floor, they were woofed and tweeted in music which, more sophisticated than in recent years, was diffused through stereophonic speakers. The hockey dances, by contributing to the Foreign Exchange Student Fund, play an important role in the school.
NoUtr directs assistant in dance arm Near. B,„
Watch the thumb, Koester! Bill Kocstcr
First Row: Thomas Zawadski, Robert Raiser, Ernest Notar, George Comas-Riu, Robert Mikulec.
Second Row: Paul Kritzer, William Koester, Philip Trask, Peter Camplin, Mark Lytle, Douglas Rumsey.
Third Row: Sheldon Benatovich, Robert Oshei, Douglas Learman, William Franklin, William Hudson.
Dee-Jay prepares stereo for Friday night affair. Eric Shabackcr
Shabacker realizes; Learman visualizes. Eric Shabackcr, Doug LearmanFRESHMAN
Brian Block, Chairman
The morning prior to the scheduled opening of school, Brian Block, chairman of the Freshman Orientation Committee, explained the function of his group. “We fifth and sixth formers are here to guide the Third Formers in their academic problems and social adjustment.” Nichols’ policy is that a major transition occurs between the Junior School and the public schools and the Upper School which necessitates this organization. The duties of the advisor do not end in September, when adjustments have been made, but continue throughout the year. Each student in difficulty is given individual aid. At the monthly meetings, supervised by Mr. Pedersen, the advisors work as a unit to discuss and solve the students’ problems. The committee this year has also made a serious attempt to dissolve the barrier which exists between the freshmen and the upper classmen.
First Row: Frank Spangenberg, Albert Dold, Brian Block, Paul Kritzer, Dennis DeSilvey
Second Row: Frederick Weisberg, Geoffrey Getman, Richard Reiser, Peter Wilson, Edgar Slotkin, Richard Adams, Frederick Cohen.
Third Row: Sanford Zeller, Kevin Lewis, Carl Perlino, Hugh Levick, William Moms John Yochelson, John Metzger, William Cranz, John Howell.
Trimester post-mortem Rusty Driscoll. Bill Cranz, Woody Johnston
Dold explains dining room sealing arrangements to southern gentleman
you 'll be in my second period math. ” Gillespie. Chuck OMara. Bill Flor
Al Dold. Taylor YalesSTUDY HALL PROCTORS
In 1954, the faculty decided to place the most mature and self-reliant seniors available in charge of the study halls. This program worked well until recent years when it has been on the verge of collapse because the proctors failed to assume leadership. This year, with the demerit system abolished the proctors faced the further challenge of conducting study halls without this cherished weapon. For several reasons, however, the study halls were run better than usual. The prospect of talking with an advisor proved to be a greater deterrent than a mere demerit. The students of the upper forms cooperated with the proctors, who, by maintaining a constant watch on the students, demonstrated adequate leadership. Also, the presence of a master at the beginning of each period to aid in settling the students contributed much to the more tranquil atmosphere which prevailed.
Escaping to the library.
Jim Cranz, Walter Constantine. Bruce Fennie
First Row: Robert Raiser, Albert Dold, Bruce Sloesser, Brian Block, Jeffrey Bonn, Frank Spangenberg.
Second Row: Joseph Rich, Jay Regan, James Cranz, Thomas Klepfer, Donald Miller, Richard Mikulec, Charles Milch. _First Row: Robert Mikulec, Joseph Rich, Finley Greene, Kirkwood Dormeyer, Frank Spangenberg, Mr. Glover, Donald Miller, James Sari, Jeffrey Bonn, Bruce Lytle, William Beswick.
UPPER SCHOOL GLEE CLUB
Frank Spangenberg, President Donald Miller, Manager
James Sari, Pianist
Because of rigorous auditions this year to select the best voices in the school, membership in the Glee Club was considerably reduced as compared with previous years. Rehearsals, under the direction of Mr. Raymond Glover, were held on Thursday mornings at 8:30. Glee Club presentations this year included a Christmas song program in chapel and the Nichols-Seminary Glee Club Concert held in the new gymnasium on April 23rd. Feature selections of the concert were a series of Brahm’s choral music and several folk songs arranged by the director. The combined Glee Clubs also presented a poem set to music entitled ‘’Man In His Labor Rejoices.” The concert was followed by an informal dance. President Frank Spangenberg, Vice-President Don Miller, and accompanist Jim Sari, all contributed to the enjoyment of rehearsals and success of the year.
Second Row: Michael Keiser, Henry Rubin, Marc Janes, Sanford Zeller, Philip Trask, Charles Hobbie, Robert Raiser, Craig James, William Constantine, John Walsh, Joseph Takats, Edgar McGuire, Andrew Mack.
Third Row: Brian Block, Paul Mooney, Gerald Morgan, John Sessions, Howard Davis, John Metzger, James Bankard, Edwin Janes, Robert Oshei, Walter Constantine, James May, Peter Wilson, Frederick Cohen, Ronald Benz.
Fourth Row: Curtis Mellor, Thomas Zawadski, Grant Eshelman, Kevin Lewis, Hugh Levick, Douglas Whiteside, William Donaldson, Samuel Mitchell, Robert French, William Koester, Richard Nilson, Robert Pratter.
"Now thank we all our God."
VestI la giubba! The Upper School Glee Club
Mr. Glover leads the attack Glee Club members. Mr. GloverJUNIOR SCHOOL GLEE CLUB
Bruce Reiser, President Henry Comstock, Manager
The Junior School Glee Club’s main objectives are to initiate the members in the pleasures of group singing and to train them for more advanced work in the Upper School choruses. This year the repertoire consisted of a wide variety of vocal music, including spirituals and several compositions written especially for young boy’s ensembles; the club concentrated, however, on folk songs. The thirty members of the ensemble did not give as many public performances as their predecessors of recent years. The young vocalists presented selections at a Christmas chapel and also performed at the annual joint concert of the Upper School and the Buffalo Seminary Glee Clubs. Although not as active in 1960, the Junior School Glee Club continued to contribute to the cultural life of the school.
First Row: Norman Marx, Walter Schmidt, James Coward, Bruce Reiser, Mr. Glover, Henry Comstock, Reith Ramofsky, David Arbesman, Bruce Biltekoff.
Second Row: John Nesbitt, Edward Danahy, John Levi, Francis Smith, Mason Bowen, Robert Childs, Stephen Nathan, Frederick Laub, David Rudinger, John Mitchell, William Rruger.
Third Row: Robert Constantine, Thoma Johnson, Jeffrey DeMunn, Ferenc Vatai, Charles Banta, Peter McCarthy, Verne Hosta, Douglas Seamans, Andrew Morrison, Victor Ehre, John Orzel.
Fourth Row: Richard Bernhardt, Thomas Raplan, William Oshei, Pliny Haues, Daniel Botsford, Bryant Alford, Richard Hayes, William French, Robert Fischer, Andrew Astmann, Stephen Schintzius, Peter Burke.
Spring Concert Junior School Glee Club. James Sari. Mr. GloverFirst Row: Stephen Kahn, Finley Greene, David Diebold.
Second Row: David McCormick, Curtis Mellor, Arthur Yates, William Nitterauer.
Finley pushes Freddies. Paul Sullivan. Finley Greene
Finley Greene, Chairman
The responsibility for raising sufficient funds to bring a foreign student to the Nichols School for an academic year is in the hands of the Foreign Exchange Student Committee. This year the Committee, under the direction of Chairman Finley Greene, again surpassed its annual goal of $650. Among the various methods used for raising funds for the student's tuition and personal expenses, the most important was the selling of refreshments at athletic contests. Proceeds from the three hockey dances also contributed to the total sum. A less significant source of income was the contributions from the individual lunch tables, which netted approximately $60. Thus, the school was able to invite a third foreign exchange student to further his education among us and, at the same time, to aid us in the understanding of his nation’s culture.
Mr. Zeller and Committeemen balance the books. Finley Greene, David McCormick,
H. T. Yates. Mr. ZellerMATH CLUB
David Donaldson, President
The Math Club this year, under the direction of President Dave Donaldson and Vice-President Ernie Notar, adopted several reforms in the hope of presenting a more interesting program. The most drastic change was the Club’s withdrawal from the Inter-School Math Society. Club membership this year was limited to about twenty students because of conflicts with other activities and varsity practices Meetings were held every Friday afternoon during the winter at 3 o’clock, under the supervision of Mr. Brennan, and ran from one-half to three-quarters of an hour. Each member spoke during the year on a topic of his own choice. Subjects, thus, were fairly diversified and ranged from problems on logic to preparation for College Boards. The two most imaginative talks were given by Kevin Lewis on a numerical system based on six rather than ten, and Jeff Getman on moebius strips.
First Row: Ralph Kreuger, Walter Constantine, Ernest Notar, David Donaldson, David Diebold, Henry Nathan.
Second Row: Henry Rubin, Alden Harwood, Frank Spangenberg, John Howell, Joseph Rich, Richard Adams, Joseph Takats, Frederick Weisberg.
Third Row: Geoffrey Getman, Sanford Zeller, Kevin Lewis, Robert Mikulec, Bruce yt e, Kenneth Neil, John Metzger, Kenneth Cohen, Peter Rothenberg.
Weisberg researches Math Club lecture. Fred Weisberg
Metzger changes number system to new base. John Meizger
How to beat the numbers racket. Dave Donaldson. Kevin LewisSealed: Albert Dold.
Standing: Henry Nathan, Andrew Fleischman.
Albert Dold, Chairman
The Assemblies Committee this year, under the direction of A1 Dold, presented a series of very educational and diversified programs. To open the year, Mr. James C. Evans, General Manager of the Western New York Nuclear Research Center, spoke on the University of Buffalo’s new nuclear reactor. In one of our most inspiring programs, Mr. William Hudnut. assistant minister at Westminster Church, interpreted Archibald MacLeish’s Pulitzer Prize winning play J. B. Among our most interesting talks were those given by three recent travelers to Greece: Mr. Shiras, who taught last year in the Athens Poly-technical School; Mr. Bruce Landsdale, director of the American Farm Program in Greece; and Dennis DeSilvey, who spent last summer in Greece through the American Field Service Program. We were especially proud of George Comas, our foreign exchange student from Spain, who gave a fine talk on his native country.101
AthleticsATHLETICS AT NICHOLS
Athletics at Nichols are compulsory, yet most students look forward to the athletic period with pleasure. In view of the accelerated academic curriculum at Nichols, a student finds a great deal of enjoyment in working toward better health and a stronger body through sports. In addition, a complete athletic program is instrumental in imparting the qualities of good sportsmanship, perseverence, and hard work.
Nichols offers the student a choice of sports each season. The fifth and sixth graders, however, are encouraged to try all sports every season, in order that the younger boys get a better idea of their abilities and preferences in the various athletic fields. Often, many varsity stars played their first football or first basketball game in the fifth grade.
Nichols is handicapped by its size; it is the smallest school in the Interstate League. To overcome this disadvantage and to make a satisfactory showing, the school has had to depend on skillful, dedicated coaches. And this has been true at all levels. In addition, the students own ability and desire has brought many victories to the Nichols teams.
It is gratifying to watch Nichols graduates go on to college and become successful athletes there. It is, however, more gratifying to run into Nichols alumni and feel that their general health, well-being, and philosophy for a worthwhile and happy life was partially developed by Nichols athletic training.
—Donald L. Waterman, Athletic Director
102THREE SPORT VARSITY CLUB
Paul Kritzcr Football ’59 Basketball '60 Track '58, '59, Captain ’
Clarence Littell Football '58, '59 Hockey '58, '59, Captain '60 Baseball '58, '59, Captain '60
Football '56, ’57, ’58, Captain '59 Hockey '58, ’59, '60 Baseball ’58, ’59, ’60
Thomas Klepfer Football '58, ’59 Basketball '59, Captain '60 Track ’59, '60
William Morey Football '59 Hockey '59, '60 Tennis '58, ’59, '60
Second Row: Joseph Rich
Soccer '58, '59 Hockey '59, '60 Tennis '58, ’59, Captain '60
Kevin Lewis Football ’58, ’59 Hockey '59, 60 Track ’59, '60
Hugh Levick Football '59 Basketball '60 Baseball '59, '60
John Lunn Football '59 Hockey '59, '60 Baseball '59
The Three Sport Varsity Club is an honorary organization made up of athletes who have earned varsity letters in three major sports. The school recognizes their contribution to the athletic program and their superior athletic skill by awarding them membership in this organization.9 m
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M r .VARSITY BASEBALL, 1959
Mr. Gfrard, Coach Richard Burroughs, Captain Elbridge Spaulding, Manager
The varsity baseball team was faced with the prodigious task f rebuilding the team around four returning lettermen. Hampered y the inexperience of many of the players, the team suffered hroughout the season from poor fielding and inconsistent hitting. Jowever. the intense desire and superb sportsmanship of Captain )ick Burroughs, John Henrich, and Captain-elect Buster Littell ept the team fighting despite the unimpressive 2 and 10 record. Vfter losing to Williamsville in the opening game 6 to 5, the 'lichols team rallied behind the fine pitching of John Henrich to lefeat Hamburg 4 to 1. In the next five games the team suffered lefeat only to roar back in the eighth game to down Park 17 to 1. The remainder of the season Nichols was winless in four starts, inishing last in the Interstate League.
Kraft strains to beat the throw. Dan Kraft
6 13 Williamsville
4 1 Hamburg
4 5 Olean
2 18 Williamsville
2 5 Tonawanda
17 4 Shady Side
0 7 Cranbrook
2 5 St. Joseph’s
0 7 Western Reserve
10 12 Canisius
1 3 University School
Coach and Captain-elect plot strategy. Mr. Gerard, Buster LittcU
105First Row Paul Krilzcr Thomas Zawadski Douglas Whiteside Kirkwood Dormeyer Howard Bcnatovich. Captc Thomas Klcpfcr James Chandler Ronald Hoffman Alden Harwood
Second Row Mr. Guttu. Coach Mr. Waterman. Coach Carl Perlino David Donaldson Robert Raiser William Morris Robert Klepfer Dieter Schindler Vernon Schaller Ralph Haag Paul Mooney John Metzger Ralph Kreuger Jeffrey Linsky, Manager Mr. Pedersen. Coach
Third Row William Beswick Albert Dold Ernest Notar Kevin Lewis Arthur Yates Frank Spangenberg IFredcrick CohenVARSITY TRACK, 1959
Mr. Pedersen, Coach
Esprit de corps Vcm Schallcr. Al Dold
Howard Benatovich, Captain Jeffrey Linsky, Manager
Discobolus heaves one. Tom Klcpfcr. Mr. Waterman
Placing a close second in the Invitational Meet and compiling a 5-3-1 dual meet record, the track team of 1959 enjoyed a surprisingly successful season. Lacking in experience but not in ability, the cindermen attained their winning record only because each member of the team continually improved by all-out effort and determination. Although there were many individual efforts throughout the season which demand recognition. Captain Howard Benatovich could be counted on to place high in the 440 as could Paul Krilzer in the 220, Tom Zawadski in the 100, Ron Hoffman and Bob Klepfer in the high jump, and sophomore Bill Morris in the mile. The team’s showing in the Interstate Meet, though disappointing, was a spirited team effort and foreshadowed a more successful season for the returning lettermen.
Captain Benatovich leading the pack. Howie Benatovich
Nichols 33 71 Hamburg
Nichols 39 Vi 45% DcVcaux
Nichols 43 43 Canisius
Nichols 56 48 Olean
Nichols 49 37 Fallon
Nichols 50 59 Williamsville
Nichols 84 25 Clarence
Nichols 51 40 Hill Park
Nichols 73 Vi 30% Cleveland Hill
Nichols 41 68 Amherst
Nichols 5 99' 4 Cranbrook
62% University School
35 Western Reserve
34 Shady Side
The Green leads on the first leg. Alden Harwood. Tom Zawadski
Sprinters tally eight more. Tom Zawadski, Paul Kritzcr"Place one on me. willya!” George Ostendorf
First Row David Rumsey Henry May Douglas Rosing George Ostendorf, Captain Peter Low Peter MacMurtrie Michael Tannhauser
Thomas Koester, Manager Charles Haniford Edwin Janes John Yochelson William Morey Joseph Rich Mr. Gurney, Coach Mr. Fox, Coach
"He 'll never see it. Mike TannhauscVARSITV TENNIS, 1959
Mr. Fox. Coach George Ostene orf. Captain Thomas Koester. Manager
With five returning lettermen. this year's tennis team compilet . fine 7-2 record. Although finishing in a tie for third place in In-erstate competition, the team was in contention for the crown ntil its loss to University School in the final match of the season. n area play the team was undefeated. Captain George Ostendorf et the pace during the entire season, winning all but one match in he important number one singles post. F oug Rosing. number two ingles man, and the experienced doubles team of Peter Tow and ienry May both played consistently fine games throughout the eason. Peter MacMurrrie’s steady improvement was also a major actor in the team’s success. Under the able guidance of Coach Pox he team displayed excellent poise and good spirit in all matches .nd represented the school well.
4 ichols 5 O North Tonawanda
4 ichols 2 3 Can is i us
4 ichols 4 1 Tonawanda
4 ichols 3 2 Amherst
4 ichols 4 1 Canisius
i ichols 3 2 Shady Side
J ichols O 4 Cran brook
4 ichols 4 | Amherst
4 ichols 4 1 Western Reserve
4 ichols 2 3 University School
That 's a daublr in any park ' Joe Rich0- fi. ,
First Row Kevin Lewis William Morey William Beswick Bruce Lytle Robert Raiser James Cranz. Captain Frank Spangenberg Kirkwood Dormeyer Clarence Littell John Lunn Paul Kritzer
Second Row Mr. Pedersen, Coach Mr. Stevens, Coach Arthur Yates William Cranz Richard Kahn William Mango Michael Benson Thomas Klepfer Donald Miller Ralph Kreuger Michael Scheidt David Winfield Dennis DeSilvey Henry Nathan. Manager Ronald Benz. Manager Walter Constantine, Manag
Third Row Michael Crane John Clarke Sanford Zeller John Howell Paul DeVries Leo Hopkins Richard Mikulec
John Metzger Barry Williams Paul Eisenhardt Carl PerlinoVARSITY FOOTBALL
Messrs. Stevens, Pedersen, Wharton, Coaches James Cranz, Captain Ronald Benz, Walter Constantine, Henry Nathan, Managers
Facing an unusually tough schedule and incurring many injuries to key personnel during the season, the Big Green’s somewhat disappointing record was not indicative of the team’s true potential. The vicious defensive play of Captain Cranz and Spangenberg, the skillful running of Littell, Beswick, and Levick and the promise shown by Sophomores Clarke, Mango, and Eisenhart emphasized the true capabilities of this team. Exemplifying this potential further was the team’s strong showing against their arch rival, St. Joseph’s, and at the high point of the season, the defeat of Kiski, a powerful newcomer to the Green’s schedule. Particularly hard on Nichols rooters as well as on the team were the successive games contested in the mud and cold. The varsity football team of 1959 confronted the elements, its opponents, itself, and came away honorably defeated or justly victorious.
Michols 19 6 Olean
Michols 6 14 St. Joseph's
Nichols 6 14 Univ. Toronto School
Michols 12 7 Western Reserve
Michols 0 20 University School
Nichols 7 6 Kiski
Nichols 6 8 Cranbrook
Michols 6 50 Shady Side
Littell wades wide as four-back flows forward. Buster Littell, Hugh Levick
A sad day in Mudville.
Messrs. Wharton. Pedersen, Stevens, Waterman
Cranz checks, Beswick bombed. Bill Beswick, Bill Cranz
Clarke launches T.D. missile. Chip Clarke. Buster LittellFirst Row John DeMarchi Peter Rothenberg William Morris Robert Mikulec Peter Sturtevant Bruce Stoesscr Jay Regan, Captain Douglas Whiteside George Comas-Riu Norman Ernst Joseph Rich Frederick Cohen William Loweth
Second Row Mr. Zeller Coach Mr. Gurney, Coach Andrew Peck Frederick Weisburg Sheldon Benatovich Brian Block Thomas Zawadski Douglas Lear man John Yochelson Paul Mooney Christopher Reid Jeffrey Bonn Paul Jacobowitz Richard Adams Michael Duffctl George Borth Jay Mellor, Manager Robert French. Asst. Mar Kenneth Cohen, Asst. Ma
Regan in control readies pass. Jay Regan
Rori«nbur, places h
Mr. Zeller, Coach Jay Regan, Captain
Curtis Mel lor. Manager
Nichols 1 1 Williamsville
Nichols 3 2 Maryvalc
Nichols 1 4 Allendale
Nichols 0 4 Amherst
Nichols 2 10 Park
Nichols 1 3 Western Reserve
Nichols 4 6 Maryvalc
Nichols 1 3 University School
Nichols 2 1 Allendale
Nichols 4 0 DeVeaux
Nichols 1 1 Williamsville
Nichols 1 3 Cranbrook
Nichols 1 4 Shady Side
C dp ain-elect Morris cracks ball down field. -Bill Morris
This year's soccer team with only five returning lettermcn was hindered by a lack of experience and manpower. However, under the fine leadership of Coach Zeller the team was rarely out of contention in any game. Fierce aggressiveness and fine spirit were the attributes which stood out all season, but they could not compensate for a lack of overall speed which resulted in a 3-8-2 record. The highlight of the season was the team's victory over Allendale; the team also was impressive in the two Williamsville games and against an excellent Cranbrook team. Offensive scoring punch was provided by Captain Jay Regan, Joe Rich, Pete Rothenberg, and Peter Sturtevant; this foursome scored all but one of the team’s goals. Outstanding on defense were Norm Ernst, John DeMarchi, and next year’s Captain-elect Bill Morris.
Tense moment at Nichols goat. Bob Mikulec. Coach Zeller. Doug Whiteside
The captain drives with a lot of desire. ” Jay ReganFirst Row
Frederick Weisberg Hugh Levick John Yochelson Thomas Klcpfcr, Captain Donald Miller Thomas Zawadski Charles Milch
Second Row Mr. Gerard, Coach Paul Kritzer Paul Jacobowiiz Andrew Fleischman Michael Benson Peter Sturtcvant Paul Eisenhart Richard Nilson James Sari I Paul Davis, Asst. Manager
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Mr. Gerard, Coach Thomas Klepfer, Captain Marshall Goldstein, Manager
The 1960 basketball season was disappointing; the team compiled an 8-13 record. Built around a nucleus of only one returning letterman, the team was greatly hindered by inexperience and lack of depth. In the first eight games the Big Green surprised everyone by compiling a 5-3 record and by defeating Allendale 59-39 in what proved to be the best effort of the season. However, the varsity hoopsters dropped ten of their remaining thirteen games and finished last in Interstate competition. In spite of this rather bleak record the team spirit was always high. Captain Tom Klep-fer’s intense desire to win best exemplifies the team’s enthusiasm. High scorer Don Miller and junior forward Hugh Levick provided the scoring punch, while the defensive play of Paul Kritzer, Fred Weisberg, and John Yochelson was worthy of recognition.
Nichols 63 61
Nichols 25 62
Nichols 17 46
Nichols 53 34
Nichols 41 30
Nichols 31 54
Nichols 59 39
Nichols 34 45
Nichols 30 25
Nichols 27 52
Nichols 25 79
Nichols 38 61
Nichols 31 61
Nichols 54 36
Nichols 27 61
Nichols 45 49
Nichols 46 58
Nichols 40 41
Nichols 28 49
Nichols 58 49
Nichols 57 44
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Pogo gets a boost. Peter Sturtevant
Toss up or cross up ?
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4 jump from the key. Don Miller, Tom Klcpfcr
Tom Zawadski. Hugh Levickup deft 5 '
Clarke looks back for pass.
First Row Leo Hopkins Joseph Rich William Beswick James Cranz Clarence Littell, Captain Jay Regan William Morey Michael Crane
Second Row Mr. Ohler, Coach Edward Sullivan Kevin Lewis William Loweth Michael Schcidt John Lunn John Clarke William Cranz Mr. Guttu, Coach
Third Row Frederick Cohen Bruce Fennie Michael Duffett Bruce Lytle, ManagerVARSITY HOCKEY
Mr. Ohler, Coach Clarence Littell, Captain Bruce Lytle, Manager
Again faced with an extremely difficult schedule filled with lorth-of-the-border opponents, the hockey team ended with a com nendable 6-9-2 record. Had it been more consistent on defense, t might well have finished with a winning season, for there was remendous scoring punch. Led by Captain Buster Littell, high ►corer for the second year with eighteen goals, and Jay Regan, the earn scored almost twice as many goals as last year. Further evi-ience of the varsity's offensive strength can be seen in the fact that :very forward scored at least one goal. Goalie Nick Hopkins ma-ured overnight in the nets. The outstanding game of the season vas a 7-1 triumph over a good Ridley team; the varsity was also mpressive in the Hill Park and Cranbrook games.
Buster blitzes Northern Secondary. Buster Littell
Nichols 3 5 Andover
Nichols 2 1 Belmont Hill
Nichols 1 2 Taft
Nichols 6 4 Alumni
Nichols 2 2 Oak w ood
Nichols 1 6 Univ. Toronto School
Nichols 4 8 St. Andrew's
Nichols 1 4 Northern Secondary
Nichols 9 3 Fort Erie
Nichols 4 1 Hill Park
Nichols 3 3 Central Secondary
Nichols 7 3 Cranbrook
Nichols 3 4 R. H. King
Nichols 1 4 Westdale
Nichols 7 1 Ridley B
Nichols 2 7 Univ. Toronto School
Nichols 5 7 Appleby
Duffeti faces off against Ft Erie AII- Stars. Mike DuffettVARSITY LETTER WINNERS
BASEBALL — 1959 Richard Burroughs, Captain Peter Camplin James Cranz Michael Duffett John Henrich Daniel Kraft Richard Laub Hugh Levick Clarence Littell John Lunn
Elbridge Spaulding, Manager
TRACK — 1959
Howard Benatovich, Captain
Jeffrey Linsky, Manager
HOCKEY — 1960 William Beswick Lewis Clarke Michael Crane James Cranz William Cranz John Duffett Leo Hopkins Kevin Lewis Clarence Littell, Captain William Loweth John Lunn Bruce Lytle, Manager William Morey Jay Regan Joseph Rich Edward Sullivan
TENNIS — 1960 Edwin James
Thomas Koester, Manager
George Ostendorf, Captain
FOOTBALL — 1959 Michael Benson William Beswick Lewis Clarke James Cranz, Captain William Cranz Kirkwood Dormeyer Paul Eisenhardt Leo Hopkins John Howell Thomas Klepfer Paul Kritzer Hugh Levick Kevin Lewis Clarence Littell John Lunn Bruce Lytle William Mango Donald Miller William Morey Robert Raiser Michael Scheidt Frank Spangenberg Arthur Yates Henry Nathan, Manager
BASKETBALL — 1960 Marshall Goldstein, Manager Thomas Klepfer, Captain Paul Kritzer Hugh Levick Donald Miller Peter Sturtevant John Yochelson Thomas Zawadski
SOCCER — 1959 George Borth Norman Ernst John DeMarchi William Morris William Loweth Bruce Stoesser Peter Rothenberg Joseph Rich Peter Sturtevant George Comas-Riu Frederick Cohen Jay Regan, Captain Douglas Whiteside Robert Mikulec Joseph Mellor, Manager
118JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL
Won 4 — Lost 4
First Frederick Weisberg, John Buyers, Robert MoeseWer, Dona d MiWer, John CVaike,
George Borth. William Cooley.
Second Row: William Loweth, Barry Williams, Michael Schcidt, Andrew Flcischman, Grant
Eshelman, Andrew Peek, Hugh Tirrell, Mr. Anderson. Couch.
Third Row: John Sessions. Manager. William Fuge, Gary Ford, Stephen Page, Vrfilttam Baetx Assistant Manager.First Row: Joseph Takats. Edgar Slotkin, Ronald Benderson, William Cranz, Douglas Learman, Robert Oshei, William Mango. Philip Trask. Mark Lytle.
Second Row: Mr. Guttu. Coach, Bruce Fennie. Richard Rieser. Assistant Manager, James Benson, Peter Parshal. George Kellogg. John Zeeb. Kenneth Neil. Gerald Morgan, Michael Benson, Bruce Lytle. William Franklin. Leo Hopkins. Gary Klein. William James. James May. Sheldon Benatovich. Manager. Mr. Pedersen. Coach. Gordon Clinton. Assistant Manager.
Third Row Donald White. Ronald Benz Sherman Kew. Peter Wilson. Geoffrey Letchworth. Brace Stoesscr. Walter Stafford, Thomas Hague. Jeffrey Simon.
Learman passes; Dold streaks for win Doug Learman. A1 Dold
Kreuger puts forth. Ralph Kreuger
JUNIOR VARSITY TRACK
Won 4 — Lost 2
Lytle intent on mark. Bruce LyllcJUNIOR VARSITY SOCCER
Won 8 — Tied 1 — Lost I
Rumsey prepares pass for Lytle. Doug Rumsey, Mark Lytle
Slotkin warily stalks ball. Edgar Slotkin
hirst Row: John Sessions, Jeffrey Jost. James Benson, Mark Lytle. James May. Richard Ricser.
William Cooley. Joseph Takats.
Second Row: Mr. Guttu, Coach. Frederick Astman. Richard Stockton. John Mooney. Clay Hamlin. Henry Sturtevant, William Franklin. James Bankard. Robert Prattcr. Warren Gelman. Mr. Root. Coach.
Third Row David Milch. Manager. Bruce Fennie. Henry Rubin. Andrew Fleischman. Captain. John Pern. Edgar Slotkin. Douglas Rumsey, Tom Hague. Assistant Manager.
Rick races for ball.
Rick Stockton Fennie drives up mid-field.
Benson s boot blocked. Jim Benson
May dashes; ball splashes. Jamie MayFirst Row: William Fugc. Philip Trask, Robert Oshei, Ernest Notar, John Buyers. Howard Arbesman, Michael Duch.
Second Row: William Constantine, Gary Ford, Alan Kew, William Baetz, Bartlett Kellogg. Richard Osborne. Grant Eshelman, Edward Sullivan, Captain, Spencer Wolfe. Benjamin Johnson. Mr. Gerard, Coach.
JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL
Won I — Lost 3
Ted Sullivan cuts back on Kensington.
I.it tie Green's T.D. drive swamped.
Phil Trask hurls last second pass.JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL
Won 4 — Lost 9
First Row: Mark Lytle, Michael Quinlan, Richard Kahn. Co-captain. Paul Mooney, Co-captain, David Emblidge. Michael Keiser.
Second Row: Mr. Anderson, Coach. Bruce Baird. Thomas Goldstein, Robert Ramage, Stephen Newman, Michael Duch, Jeff Jacobs. William Rashman, Andrew Mack, Manager.
Quinlan waits for the break. Mike Quinlan
J.V. jump-ball Bemie Pitterman, Dave Emblidge, Jeff Jacobs. Tom GoldsteinCooley does it the hard way-Bill Cooley
First Row: William l uge. William Cooley, David McCormick. Richard Adams. Captain.
Christopher Reid. George Borth. Richard Reiser.
Second Row: Warren Gclman, Nelson Conover, Robert Oshci. Clay Hamlin. William Mango, John Walsh. Paul Sullivan. Mr. Guttu. Coach.
Third Row: James May, Douglas Rumsey. Edwin Janes, William Constantine. John Sessions.
J. V. pucksters keep opponents on the run. Jack Walsh. Warren Gelman
Borth drihhles puck past defer Cieorge Borth
Conover heads for the tool. Gary ConoverFirst Row: Robert Raiser, Taylor Yates, Arthur Yates. Norman Ernst.
Second Row: Aldcn Harwood, Bruce Stoesser. Ralph Haag, Frank Spangen-berg. Carl Pcrlino. Ralph Krcugcr. David Donaldson, Dennis DeSilvey. Third Row: Mr. Root. Coach. Peter Rothcnbcrg. John Metzger, Richard Mikulec, William Morris. Gerald Morgan, Albert Dold. Philip Trask. Howard Davis. Mr. Gurney, Coach.
Fourth Row: Peter Camplin, Robert Mikulec. Jay Mcllor. Finley Greene, William Hudson, Jeffrey Lctchworth.
Won I — Lost I
Peter Blakcslec. Howie Arbesman
Power and agility. Howie Arbesman
WARD S GYM
"A hit. a very palpable hit. A1 Dold
First Row: Howard Arbesman. Steven Biltekoff, Marc Janes, Kenneth Cohen, Edgar Slotkin.
Second Row: Joseph Takats, Douglas Lcarman.First Row: Jorge Comas-Riu, Henry Nathan, Captain. Peter Wilson.
Second Row: John Perry, James Bankard, Scott Ryerson, Dr. Gcza Pokay, Coach.
Tannhauser tries for the ace. Mike Tannhauser
Nathan parries unseen assailant. Henry Nathan
Coach coaches Comas.
Coach Pokay. George Comas-Riu
First Row: Douglas Rumsey. William Hudson, Thomas McDonald, Finley Greer David Diebold, Christopher Reid, Richard Adams.
Second Row: Brian Block. Manager, Gerald Kahn, Howard Arbesman, Richa Kahn, Steven Kahn. Peter Rothenberg, William Constantine, Mr. Fox. Coa Third Row: John Richmond. Richard Nilson, Robert Mikulec, William Donaldsc Kenneth Cohen. Frederick Astmann.FOURTH TEAM BASEBALL
Won 9 — Lost 1
Conover connects. Gary Conover
Walsh waltzes in for easy win. Jack Walsh
First Row: Warren Gelrrtan, Bernard Pitterman, Charles Moeschler, Nelson Conover, John Walsh, Andrew Mack, William Rashman.
Second Row: Charles O’Mara, Manager. Paul Birtch. Ronald Schaefer, Thomas Henrich, James Bron, James Maisel, Paul Obletz, Mr. Ohler, Coach.
First Row: Wright, Johnston, Conover, T. Goldstein. Co-captain. Kreiner, H. Meyer, Quinlan. Emblidge, Mitchell, Pitterman, Co-captain, Ramage, O’Mara.
Second Row: Mack, Manager. Keightley, Manager. Rashman, Biggar, Baird, Phillippi, McGibbon, Hobbie, J. Jacobs, Walsh, Moeschler, Maisel, P. Sullivan, Driscoll, Mr. Allen. Coach. Mr. Waterman, Coach.
Won 3 — Lost 2
Enemy drive halted by shoe-string tackle. Chuck Hobbie, Chuck Kreiner
"Now, really hit ’em hard out there!” Coach Allen, the squadRESERVE SOCCER
Lentz launches sneak attack. Ken Neil. Roger Lentz
Fullback halts scoring attempt. Paul Davis, Spencer Wolfe
First Row: Amend, J. Biltekoff, Stevenson, Johnson, Surdam, Leak. Childs, Braman, R.
Benson, Hosta. R. Constantine, Nelson.
Second Row: Botsford, Etkin, Landy, Schweitzer. Obletz, Barrett, Schaefer, T.
Henrich. Bideford, Buck, Keating, H. Smith, Learner. Burke.
Third Row: Mr. Gerard, Coach, P. Fleischmann, Kamofsky, Manager, Hengerer. Fiorella. Wyckoff, Burgess, R. Klepfer, E. Kellogg, Genrich, Allen. Dyett, W. Hamlin. Licberman. W. French, Mr. Ohler Coach.
Fourth Row: Comstock, Banta, Cammerts, Hannan, Moore, Burgess. Hayes, J. Sullivan, N. Rumsey. Righter, Gorham. Oshei, Danforth, Thompson.
First Row: R. Lentz, Mathias, Rosenthal, Brainard, Captain, Swan, White, D. Mikulec. Second Row: Mr. Herlan, Coach. Roizen, Desmon. W. Crane, Tirrell. S. McCarthy, H. Davis. F. Clark. Getman, Flor, MacDonald, Simon, Nitterauer, Manager. Third Row: Nagomiak, Manager. McGuire, Kocstcr, P. Davis, Newman, Neil, Zeeb, Rycrson, Reiser, Hennin.
FOURTH TEAM FOOTBALL
Won 2 — Tied 1 — Lost 1First Row: Wettlaufcr, Schintzius, Cowper, Birtch, B. Alford. P. McCarthy, Nielson, B. Roberts.
Second Row: M. Smith, H. Letchworth, A. Astmann, Coward, J. Fisher. Lamont.
D. Alford, Benstock, G. Greene, Nordstrom, Tirrell, Bergantz, Chappie.
Third Row: Mr. Anderson, Coach. M. Smith, Neuburger, Ncter, Backhurst, Meech, P. Tobin, Keiser. Kime. Market, W. Kruger, Mr. Kimberly, Coach.
FOURTH TEAM SOCCER
First Row: Louis Maiscl, Charles O'Mara, Benjamin Johnson, Lewis Surdam, Robert Driscoll, William Mathias, Timothy Wright, Patrice Hennin, Sherman Kew. Second Row: Mr. Herlan, Coach. Hugh Tirrell, Frederick Clark, Paul DeVries, David Emblidgc. William Franklin, Samuel Mitchell, James Benson, Stephen McCarthy, Sanford Zeller. William Keightly, Manager. Mr. Shiras, Coach.
Third Row: Jeffrey Jost, George MacDonald, Norwood Johnston, William Crane, Richard Stockton, John Nagorniak, William Nitterauer, Gill Phillippi, Frank Biggar. Donald Mikulec, Roger Lentz.First Row: Richard Klcpfcr, Thoma Johnson. Theodore Bickford. Vincent Barrett. Co-captain, Howard Schweitzer. Co-captain, Lawrence Landy, Ronald Schaefer. Charles Stevenson. Paul Obletz.
Second Row: Mr. Ohlcr. Coach. Gregory Coward. Michael Dyett, Bruce Buyers. Daniel Botsford. Henry Burgess. James Sullivan. Edward Righter. William Bergantz, Mr. Strachan, Coach.
Third Row: Thomas Kaplan. Charles Banta. Edward Hengerer. William Oshei, Henry Comstock. Keith Kamofsky.
FIFTH TEAM HOCKEY
Won I — Tied 2 — Lost 2
Fifth team defensive crew dears the puck. Brian Keating. Ward Hamlin. Henry Smith
First Row: James Biltekoff, Richard Benson, Henry Smith, David Nordstrom, Brian Keating, Thomas Cowper, Francis Smith, Robert Constantine. Manson Surdam. Glenn Leak.
Second Row: Dale Lieberman, Manager. Verne Hosta, Andrew Astmann, William French, Nathaniel Gorham. John Harper, Bryant Alford. Brent Minet, Peter Wettlaufer, William Hannan, Stephen Schintzius, Mr. Kimberly, Coach.
Third Row: Jon Nelson. Thomas Danforth, David Tirrell, William Chappie, Ward Hamlin, Nicholas Rumsey, Peter McCarthy, Bruce Keiser, Brett Market.SIXTH GRADE HOCKEY
Won 2 — Lost 0
Wright sets up break out.
Jon Wright, Frank Vatai, John Nesbitt
First Row: David Arbesman, George Bcrgantz, Jeffrey Hyland, Bruce Biltekoff, Daniel Streeter, Paul Hyde. Duncan Smith. John Levi, James Lord. Norman Marx. Second Row: Mr. Penny, Coach. David Becker. Carlton Smith, Timothy Bickford. Frederick Spaulding. Pliny Hayes, Frederick Laub, Richard Roberts, Michael Pastor, Randolph Borzilleri. Mr. Smith, Coach.
Third Row: Harry Lehman, Jeffrey Harvey, Theodore Rumsey, Thomas Anderson. Thomas Watkins. Anthony Michel, Donald Ehre.
First Row: Jeffrey Hoffman, David Harrison. Eugene Warner, Lawrence Dautch, Timothy Danahy, Stephen Nathan, John Mitchell. John Orzel. Charles Cary. Second Row: Mr. Penny. Coach. Philip Milch, Robert Rahn, Willard Saperston, David Quackenbush. Paschall Swift. Harlan Swift. Jonathan Wrighti, Mason Bowen. Victor Ehre, Rodney Stumm.
Third Row: Jonathan Small. John Nesbitt. Andrew Morrison. Richard Berngardt, John Stanley, Douglas Seamans. James Coward. Leo Keightley, Walter Schmidt.
FIFTH GRADE HOCKEY
Won 0 — Tied 2 — Lost 0
Goalie ready for the shot. Jeffrey Hoffman. David QuackenbushFirst Row: David Ament, Faxon Learher, Jeffrey Weeks, Grenville Braman, David Backhurst.
Second Row: Mr. Anderson, Coach. David Hadden. Stephen Buck. Thomas Henrich, Co-captain, Jack Etkin, Co-captain, Peter Fleischman, Manager.
FOURTH TEAM BASKETBALL
Won 7 — Lost 0
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909 Genesee Building Buffalo, New York Cleveland 1700
CLAY W. HAMLIN, General Agent and Associates JOHN J. ZEEB CO., INC. Investments 1335 RAND BUILDING Cl. 0718
Please Patronize the VERDIAN AdvertisersIt is to the everlasting credit of the NICHOLAS SCHOOL that sports play such an important part in the Nicholas man's life
The competitive spirit, the importance of teamwork, the emphasis on health and condition are part of the lessons learned on the field of sports. We know for we meet NICHOLS men when they start their school life and we keep on meeting them as they go through college and business life. A NICHOLS man is a sportsman . . . and naturally they come to Dick Fischer s for expert advice on their favorite sport.
ATHLETIC GOODS, INC.
—AMERICA'S LARGEST SPORTING GOODS CHAIN
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JACOBS CHEVROLET INC.
MR. and MRS. JACK BUNIS
Nichols 6 — Shadyside 50 Bill Beswick
start with the
For home delivery everywhere in Western New York, phone CL. 5353
Plea le Patronize the VERDIAN Advert itersThe 1910 Verdian
Facts Are Sassy Arguments
“Gibsons Are the Coming Mandolins”
Said Chas. H. Jackson, Director of Lafayette High School Mandolin Club, some time ago. To PROVE INDISPUTABLY that the prophet spoke wisely and truly, here are the names of only a few of the MANY who laid aside the old style gourd "potato bug" models, thereby establishing to the end of time the prophet's forecasting ability.
LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL and MASTEN PARK H. S. MANDOLIN CLUBS
BARTON HAUENSTE1N HOWARD KURTZ ( HAS. B. TAYLOR HAKItOl.D WII.BKH JOHN 1.AVTZ LILLIAN WEISS RAYMOND FERRAXI) WESl.F.Y NICHOLSON
HORACE WILLIAMS RICHARD SHERRH.I. MO.NREITH HoLLWAY KARL O LEONARD
ROSWELL FARNHAM WM. A. SLATER WALTER THOMPSON OLIVER CIIAMPLIN
WARREN L. JONES ALFRED DICKINSON ANTHONY U NClIINd HARRY C. KWF.NS
WILL KAMI’S RAYMOND 1.0NO, WARREN F. (TltHY
Thousands of players have grown from the lesser (the gourd mandolin i into the GREATER (the “GIBSON"'. But not one has turned down the GREATER for the lesser, simply because the LAW OF ETERNAL PROGRESS does not work backwards. The more you think this over and the more you investigate the FACTS of this page, just to that degree will it be clear unto you.
Some people buy an instrument and then investigate. Why not investigate first and theft buy. It’s more in harmony with the LOGIC developed in splendid institutions of learning like the NICHOLS SCHOOL. A postal card will bring you further information that will appeal to your dome of reason.
MR. POTATO BUG. to his mate—"Don’t run. dearie. We can dodge that ’Gibson’ broom." MATE—"But not on this platform of ETERNAL PROGRESS, hubby."
(Swish! Splash! IT’S ALL OVER.
And the tenth make of the old construction mandolin meets the same deep tragedy as the other nine.
Watch the LAW OF ETERNAL PROGRESS take effect SOME MORE.
1 fTFFp f f F°r a limited time only, a few lessons will be given GRATIS with F "' • "GIBSONS" which range in price from $25.00 up. Old instruments
taken in exchange. "Washburn" instruments given away FREE with SI0.00 or $20.00 worth of PRIVATE lessons. Investigate.
WALTER A. BOEHM, AGENT
Teacher, Soloist, Composer and Publisher
Phone, Tupper 3824 120 Cottage Street, BUFFALO, N. Y.
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WOOD AND BROOKS
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INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS Established 1860
CROSBY BUILDING BUFFALO 2, N. Y. MA 3820
150 EtllCOTT STREET BUFFALO 3, NEW YORK
• DISPLAYS • POSTERS • BANNERS
CL. 6496 JOHN DICKSON
AUTHORIZED AGENT FOR AIRLINE TICKETS FLORIDA HOTELS MOTELS CRUISES. TOURS TRIPS TO EUROPE
NO CHARGE FOR SERVICE
CARLY RESORT TRAVEL SERVICE
1495 HERTEL AVE. EXport 2121
Mr. Waterman, Mr. Boocock, Mr. Zeller
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You have passed the first milestone on the road to success! As you continue your career, at college or in the business world, you will find that a smart appearance is a big asset. We invite you to consider Kleinhans as the Alma Mater of your wardrobe.
KLEINHANS CORNER, MAIN and CLINTON
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IMPERIAL CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH
CHRYSLER S GREAT COMPACT CAR !
1196 MAIN ST. BUFFALO, N. Y.
“After we sell... we serve''
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PHYLLIS G. MARKEL
INTERIOR DECORATOR and DESIGNER
222 DONCASTER ROAD KENMORE 17. N. Y.
KEYSTONE CHROMIUM CORPORATION
MR. and MRS. MILTON J. BONN
HOUSE OF PEIPING
Sorvlng finest Chinese Food In Woslorn Now York PREPARED ORDERS TO TAKE OUT
The DeSilvey Corporation
AURELIA WERTZ Phone: Elmwood 6526
THE WINDSOR SHOP
459 ELMWOOD AVE., BUFFALO 22, N. Y.
MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM RUSSELL
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... the most
the one and only
WILBER FARMS DAIRY
1149 Niagara Street
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Skip Zeller selects from the Finest Assortment of Men’s Accessories and Furnishings in Buffalo. Berger’s downtown store and Thruway Plaza are the Home of America’s Most Famous Brands.
Please Patronize the VERDIAN AdvertisersRemembering what they forgot. Trimester examinations
COMPLIMENTS OF A
RIVERSIDE MEN S SHOP
TONAWANDA T COH. ONTAKIO
AUTHENTIC HIGH SCHOOL STYLES
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TO keep the boys
AT HOME NIGHTS
VICTOR or VICTROLA
You can interest them in Grand Opera,
Light Opera, Band and Orchestra selections, Vaudeville, etc. :: :: ::
OUTFITS $10 to $250
FREE TRIAL TERMS TO SUIT
NEAL, CLARK NEAL CO.
643-645 Main Street
The Oldest and Largest Victor and Edison House in Buffalo
From Fifty Years Ago..Compliments of
H. B. MENNIG, INC.
BUFFALO. NEW YORK
Creotors of Distinctive loungeweor, Available in Better Stores Everywhere.
MR. AND MRS. HAROLD I. SIMON
Buffalo Corrugated Container Co.
LANCASTER, NEW YORK
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For Home Delivery Phone MOhawk 3333KADY
World's Most Famous High Speed Dispersion Mills
KINETIC DISPERSION CORPORATION
In England THE STEEL-SHAW KADY STOKE-ON-TRENT
95 BOTSFORD PL BUFFALO, N.T.
In Europe KADY INTERNATIONAL CORP. AMSTERDAM
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MR. AND MRS. DAVID SWIFT MOSS
BRONSTEIN ROVNER FOOD MARKET
BAILEY 4 CLINTON STREETS CARLOT RECEIVERS AND DISTRIBUTORS
"look . . . Baby!" Sue Landy, Jay Regon
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1719 HERTEL AVE. BUFFALO 16, N. Y.
Blown In Fiberglos Insulation Siding Roofing
Combination Windows and Doors Kitchens
Call AT 7700
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF I960
JOHN E SMITH’S SONS CO.
HOWIE BILLY SAPERSTON
OFFICE PHONES: CLEVELAND 1535 — CLEVELAND 1536 NIGHT PHONES: RIVERSIDE 3682 — UNIVERSITY 0690
NEW YORK FIRE ADJUSTMENT CORP.
LICENSED ADJUSTERS OF FIRE LOSSES FOR THE ASSURED
CROSBY BUILDING BUFFALO, N. Y.
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You will find banking at Western Savings particularly satisfying because of the many savings bank services designed especially for you.
The Friendly Bank for the Entire Family
SAVINGS BANK of Buffalo, N.Y.
MfMStR FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Please Patronize the VERDIAN AdvertisersCompliments of
JOSEPH N. DESMON
General Agent CONTINENTAL ASSURANCE CO.
1509 LIBERTY BANK BLDG. BUFFALO 2, N. Y.
PELLER and MURE
Southwick Clothing Normon Hilton Country Jackets Aquascutum Raincoats Shetland Cap with Back Strap
15 COURT STREET MO 2323
Please Patronize the VERDIAN AdvertisersThe Icemen Come.
Butter Littell, Moose Cram, Mike Crane
MONTGOMERY - MALLUE
51 WILKESON STREET
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WEBERS CLEANING AND LAUNDRY SERVICE
835 8ROADWAY DRIVE-IN WA. 1410
SHOPPING CENTER OF THE TONAWANDASThe Genesee Picture Frame Company
BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 60
PICTURES • MOULDINGS • FRAMES
152-154 EAST GENESEE STREET Between Oak and Elm Streets
BUFFALO 3, N. Y. WA. 6295
WARD’S PHARMACY INC.
MR. AND MRS. KARL HINKE
Call Us for Any Drug Store Need Prescriptions Called For and Delivered
916 ELMWOOD AVE. LI. 0161
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H. P. WALTER CO., INC.
Compliments of NEW BRINSON’S DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT SHERIDAN DRIVE AT COLVIN BOULEVARD
Please Patronize the VERDIAN AdvertisersJAMES G. QUINLIVAN
LIFE INSURANCE 651 DELAWARE AVENUE
JUDGE WILLIAM A. SARI
A weekend away from home.
Mr. Ohler, Mr. Guttu
The 1910 Verdian
Hamilton, N. Y.
Elmer Burritt Bryan, LL. D., President.
Ninety-second year opens September 22, 1910. Distinguished for high standards in scholarship.
Address Registrar Vincent B. Fisk.
Please Patronize the VERDIAN AdvertisersSCHUELE COMPANY
for dealers industry since 1903
12 SUMMER ST.
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NEWCOMBROBB IS MORE THAN A CLOTHING STORE, MOTHER! ITS A WAY OF LIFE.
J etocomb 3 obb 3nc.
76 NIAGARA ST.' near FranklinHAROLD D. FABER, INC.
310 Delowore Avenue Buffalo 2, New York
Cheer up! It's only 380 miles to Shadysidel'' Paul Davis
every night alter 8:00
R. PARK BAGLEY, JR.
1002 Manufacturers and Traders Building MO. 0121
343 rue Fronklin
MR. AND MRS. HOWARD A. NEWMAN
Please Patronize the VERDIAN AdvertisersBuffalo - Born Buffalo - Owned Buffalo - Managed
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NIAGARA FALLS LANCASTER LACKAWANNA BUFFALO
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463 HOWARD STREET
Don't Gamble With Your
BUFFALO. NEW YORK
CONSOLIDATED FINAL CO.
NYE PARK CLEANERS, INC.
"Oh, Hal, I prithee let me breathe a while." Mr. Gerard
Best Wishes to the Class of 1960
“THE NINE O’CLOCK CLUB”
under the direction of Mr. Robert E. Driscoll
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LYNELL AND SON
FUNERAL HOME 389 PARKSIDE AVENUE
2089 DELAWARE AVENUE BUFFALO 16, NEW YORK
ROBERT A. FULLER
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159 Franklin St. Phone Cleveland 4253 Buffalo, N.Y.
If you have a desire for fine tailored clothes, in exclusive patterns. Made for you in our premise, at reasonable prices. Come in to see us.
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At your Favorite Food CenterSUBURBAN LANES
1201 NIAGARA FALLS BLVD. AMHERST, NEW YORK
The life you save may be your own. Shelly Benatovlch, Tom Zawadski
COMPLIMENTS OF A
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Designers and Manufacturers of
Standard and Large Highly Specialized Hydraulic Presses, and
Die Casting Machines
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BUFFALO HOCKEY CLUB
PIERCE 6l STEVENS CHEMICAL CORP.
KAUFMAN’S BAKERY, INC.
296 EAST FERRY ST.
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REAL ESTATE Industrial — Residential
Buffalo and Niagara Frontier
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INSURANCE
70 NIAGARA STREET MA 5682
FORREST G. READ ROBERT C. MONTGOMERY
Guest who found dad's old swim trunksl
BRONSTEEL PRODUCTS CORP.
1965 SHERIDAN DRIVE BUFFALO 23, N. Y.
PHONE BEdford 7891
Metal Windows Metal Gratings Metal Lockers
Metal Shelving Metal Railing Metal office partitions
William C. Kraetz
Plea se Patronize the VERDIAN Advert hertAcme Steel Malleable Iron Works
DIVISION OF BUFFALO BRAKE BEAM COMPANY
33 - 39 CHANDLER STREET BUFFALO 7, NEW YORK Manufacturers of
MALLEABLE IRON CASTINGS Z-METAL CASTINGS (Pearlitic)
HOT DIP GALVANIZING
Masony and Steel Construction and Repair
Blast Furnaces — Stoves Open Hearths — Industrial Furnaces Coke Ovens — Kilns Soaking Pit Rehabilitation
Design, Construction and Repair of Chimneys
Inspections, Surveys, Reports and Consultation Services Radial Brick Chimneys Steel Stacks
Boiler Erection Boiler Settings Construction and Repair
International Chimney Corp.
WICKWIRE BUILDING — BUFFALO 2, NEW YORK MAdison 6770
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The Motorcycle for the Gentleman
In Pierce constructions are always found the best material and workmanship at present known to the mechanical world.
Skill in designing and proper shop practice give a permanency to our products far above the average.
Longevity, style, elegance, quietness, power and absence of vibration are elements that you want in your mount. The Pierce Vibrationless has them, and if you are a discriminating purchaser you will not seek false gods.
Made in two models: Four cylinder with
shaft drive; Single cylinder with belt drive.
Manufactured in Buffalo by
THE PIERCE CYCLE CO.
Sold by W. D. ANDREWS, 632 Main Street
Demonstrations on application.
Read the complete 1910 Pierce catalog.
The 1910 VerdianCAMPUS CORNER OF BUFFALO
3262 MAIN ST.
BUFFALO, N. Y.
CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES to the CLASS OF 1960
Hugh Johnson Company
MEMBERS NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE (ASSOC.)
NEW YORK — ROCHESTER — SYRACUSE WESTFIELD — COOPERSTOWN — GOWANDA — UTICA — DELAVAN
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Nichols students regularly watch and listen to
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GURNEY, BECKER AND BOURNE, INC.
Established 1 864
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AND
BUFFALO, N. Y.u»tin»Apv NVI0X3A OJi°d so9l4
... a matter of viewpoint
This is the view wc get from our new offices on the thirteenth floor of the Tish-man Building—the lake, the docks, the Skyway. .. and the heart of downtown Buffalo.
Wc have our roots in the working center of the city—yet we're up where wc can get that broad view.
It’s much like the way wc work best with the Buffalo-area companies for whom we do advertising, marketing and public relations—getting deep into their marketing problems and then standing back to see the big picture.
The Rumrill Company is unique among Upstate New York agencies in being able to help a client with every part of this big picture—advertising (newspaper, magazine, radio, television and outdoor), marketing (product research and development, package design and trial, sales training and promotion, in-store merchandising) and public relations (to the trade and to the consumer).
If you’d care to see your own marketing plans in this broader light, drop a line to James G. Wells at 10 Lafayette Square— or call him at MA 6020.
THE RUMRILL COMPANY, INC.
BUFFALO ROCHESTER UTICA
PUBLIC RELATIONSCompliments of
WILLIAM J. KELLER CO., INC.
Compliments of . . .
PARKE, HALL CO.
33 CLARENCE AVENUE BUFFALO, N. Y.
66 NIAGARA STREET
GENRICH BUILDERS Inc.
OFFICE 4287 MAIN ST.
■ RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION A PROFESSION"
Developers of Lakewood, Hedstrom Estates, and Burroughs Terrace
“PREFERRED LOCATIONS” in Amherst
Gee, mom, think I'll make the roller derby?"
Please Patronixe the VERDIAN Advertiser$Columbus McKinnon Chain Corporation
Compliments of a
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MAIN STREET IN SNYDER
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Sincerest Wishes to the Future Success
The Class of 1960
GIOIA MACARONI CO.
Manufacturers of Gioia Brand Macaroni Products
1700 ELMWOOD AVENUE
BUFFALO, NEW YORKREPEAT PROJECTS
REFLECT SIEGFRIED’S QUALITY CONSTRUCTION
Over 2,000 building projects of every type and size satisfactorily completed — that's the record of Construction-eering by Siegfried. And, a substantial number of these diversified jobs have been repeat projects. The Nichols School gymnasium is an example.
This is a significant measure of the satisfaction our customers have received. It is your assurance that you will receive this same complete satisfaction when you rely on Construction-eering by Siegfried.
A phone call to ELmwood 4124 will arrange a meeting with Siegfried engineers to discuss your building needs.
CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
6 North Peorl Street, Buffolo. N.Y.
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CLASS OF ’60
RAUCH STOECKL PRINTING CO., INC.
PHONES: GArfleld 6700 - 6701 - 6702 120-130 ELMWOOD AVENUE BUFFALO 1, NEW YORK
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