North Coventry High School - Torch Yearbook (Pottstown, PA)

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W ymg W, 'mi V, MQW , ,, N ,, , ix . I , i I , 5i 4. r Q oooo ooo ,1 ff1ff 1 ji f I ' THE 19i3MlQlRQH rri 3 4 Q Home 1950 Sonior glass or North Qoventry School ' , , ,, 1' ' W W Dedicated to i PAUL H. GRIM Supervising Principal ' To show our appreciation for all that he has done for us during our years at North Coventry High School, we the class of 1950, dedicate our Yearbook, "The Torch," to Mr. Paul H. Grim, our supervising principal. Symbolic of understanding, tolerance, and fairness to all, this administrator-friend has won real admiration and respect. With his sense of humor, good sportsmanship, interest and enthusiasm, he has been a constant example to us. We know that, in the future, all of us will look with pride on the new school building which is the result of Mr. Grim's foresight and initiative. It is with these thoughts that we proudly make our dedication. PRINClPAL'S MESSAGE To the Class of 250: You are to be congratulated for completing one phase of your educational devel- opment. Within a few days you will be withdrawing from the halls of North Coventry High to take your place in competition for a job with many others who have had the same educational opportunities. The ability to hold that job depends upon the same qualifications that were demanded of your father and all your predecessors. Are you willing to give your best at all times, to cooperate with those who hire you, maintain a good character, develop and keep a pleasing personality, be truthful, loyal, honest? If your answer is in the affirmative, you will have gone a good part of the way to a successful life. Your teachers and I are happy to know that you have achieved the status of a graduate of North Coventry High School. Sincerely, PAUL H. GRIM School Board I.vI'l lv I'ig'l1lf-fI4'1':1i11'is M, XVzI1npl+-r. x'ic-eeplwsiilviili 141-o1'gv NY. Pope- Izrnil 'iI'1'I'1'l'lI'Y' I" lliIIw1'i'4l'll1fI'e1' 1311-'Yll'l0llI' Nlillel' 1' lone' i.l't"lNlll't'l" I I I I XX II I I I H I I 1 I I , . . , ,. . . , , , i , i g. ., ':'W1ll'4 5. X- 4 IIt'l'. IIIVIIINJVL 'aiu . lrim, silpr-1'xis'11g 1rl'llI4'l7Zl. Left to right-E, Frain, J, Smith, P, Fulmer, S, Bodolus, J Sweinhart. CLASS OFFICERS PRESIDENT .,S,A. , , VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY ,AII.. I TREASURERS I CLASS MOTTO Nothing Attempted, Nothing Won CLASS COLORS Green and Gold CLASS FLOWER Yellow Rose , Stephen Bodolus Phyllis Fulmer Joyce Sweinhart Ellen Frain Joseph Smith Class Advisors Miss J. Delp Mrs. E. C. Clark Mr. A. S. Alderfer L t ki Alvin S. Alderfer-Biology, Problems of Dem- ocracy, Driver Training Clare K. Lane-Junior High History, Geography William J. Paolantonio-History, Civics, Foot- ball Coach Jessie M. Delp-History, Visual Education, Basketball Coach C. Allyn Brown, Jr.-Science, Physics, Chem- istry, Spelling FACULTY Neal R. Burtner-Agriculture, Shop Joyce A. High-Vocational and General Home Economics Yvonne M. Schaeffer-Art Supervisor Elva L. Place-Music Supervisor John B. DeVincentis-Mechanical Drawing, English, Shop Esther C. Clark-English, French, Library Dale M. Smith-Junior High English, Junior High Mathematics, Athletic Director Edna G. Shinehouse-Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra, 'YA Arithmetic Paul N. Baker-Business Mathematics, S. P. A., Typewriting, Bookkeeping, Junior Business Training' Jennie C. Savignano-Shorthand, Typewriting, Oilice Practice, Business English Bw Anna C. Trego, R.N.-School Nurse, Home Nursing Louis W. Buckwalter-Health, Physical Educa- tion, General Science, Basketball Coach, Baseball Coach, Assistant Football Coach Doris E. Lynch-Physical Education, Health, Hockey Coach, Softball Coach Marie M. Rogosky-School Secretary Sezited, left to riglit-IS, Nesley, IG. lfrznin, J, Sweinliart, ucliturg V. Ilaile, .L i'llI'lStlll2Ill, S, Straw, St:Lncling-Mrs, li. Clark, aflvisorg B. l'llI'S0i, P. Fulmvr, XV, Mm-Glaughlin, tl, llrown, Fi. Pellicciotti, E. Yolenzlc, J, Hine, ll, Sands, R. Reish, R. Gerlizirt, S. Olsen, lvlrs .I. fl. Su vignano, advisor, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ......., BUSINESS MANAGER .. ASSISTANT ................,... LITERARY EDITORS ..,.,. PERSONALS EDITOR .,,., ASSISTANTS ,............. FEATURES EDITORS ..... ART EDITORS .,,,.,. SPORTS EDITORS , .,.,,, ..,, . 'iv 5-71 V THE "TORCH" STAFF .. .. Joyce Sweinhart Ellen Frain .. ......... Virginia Haile .. Janet Christman, George Brown, Jr. Phyllis Fulmer Betty Nesley, Betty Pursel, John Hine Edward Yelenac, William McGlaughlin Sheila Collins, Ralph Reish Sandra Olsen, Richard Pellicciotti PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR .. .... Leroy Sands ASSISTANT . . .. ,..,.,............ .... . . ...................,,,....,.,....,,..,.,.,...,........., ,.,.,. . .. Ruth Gerhart COPY EDITORS ..,......., ..,. . Joyce Sweinhart, Eleanor Brannan, Betty Nesley, Ruth Gerhart, Sara Straw FACULTY ADVISORS ,.l, ......, Mrs. Esther Clark, Mrs. Jennie C. Savignano V X4 Q, . ,V X X , -WV N, X in N - . Nb X X N- X XX KX E g xx . . X ' ' -X X X, . X 5 X X XX X X X m bx 1 Y XX X Q S X N S 3 XX 'YQ X, -X X, x ix xx' EX X " ' N -.X - X: N MX WW f f xg v f X xxx Q X X f x XX N , X Q R X ' X X U 1 W X X wg JW! j X A wi MQ lfl I f NCS X XXX 'X xx Xxx X ' XFX g I w x W W XFN , I fly +3 S 'W N wA y" f' f X V 1 ' If X MI' N X X k E A N R -N x xx X , - .Kb X XX K M ? X Q , .A W V yn Senior I - 'pc CIBSS LEE BATDORF Lee GENERAL Football, 9, 10, 11, 125 Basketball, 9, 10. "Money is the root of all evil." Drives around in a Plymouth . . . thinks homework is a joke . . . full of fun . . . always having girl trouble . . . dependable player on the football field . . . seen mostly with "Jiggs" . . . one of the General boys . . . hopes to become a millionaire. LEONARD BAUMAN, JR. "Piggy" VOCATIONAL F. F. A., 9, 10, 11, 125 Patrol, 11, 12. "Farmers are born, not made." Impish . . . appears very quiet . . . conscientious about taking care of his pigs . . . Brower's right-hand pal . . . has no time for girls . . . a likeable farmer boy . . . has no time for dancing . . . will continue helping his father on the farm. RONALD BEIDLER "Google" GENERAL Football, 9, 10, 11, 123 Basketball, 10. "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise." Hails from South Pottstown . . . knows a variety of jokes . . . thinks school is just a pastime . . . takes life as it comes . . . always ready to argue . . . usually found at Wis1er's Cup . . . factory work will keep him busy. JOHN BELMAN John GENERAL Football, 10, 11, "Norco News," 10, 11, 12. "Silence gives consent." Appears shy and quiet . . . never has much to say . . . sticks to his rights . . . gets along with everyone . . . pals around with George, Jr., and Thorpe . . . likes the girls . . . professes to be a good driver . . . hopes to become an inventor. STEPHEN BODOLUS "Jiggs" COMMERCIAL Football, 9, 10, 11, 12, Patrol, 9, 10, 11, 12, Baseball, 10, 11, 12, Class President, 9, 10, 11, 123 Class Play, 11, 123 "Norco News," 9, 12. "A great sport wins the game of life." Good friend to everyone . . . ladies' man . . . shows no interest in studies . . . never caught hurrying . . . our de- pendable president for four years . . . good football center . . . likes to tease the girls . . . likes to hear a good joke . . . expects to travel in the future. ELEANOR BRANNAN "Ellie" COMMERCIAL Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 12, Hockey Manager, 11, 123 Class Play, 11, 12, "Torch" Staff. "Music is well said to be the speech of angels." Inseparable from Ruth . . . talented in music . . . tall and slim . . . moves slowly . . . likes to attend basketball games . . . worries over lessons . . . is interested in attend- ing college to study music. WILLIAM BROWER "Bill" VOCATIONAL F. F. A., 9, 10, 11, 12. "There's danger in the deep." Brown hair . . . lanky . . .fair complexion . . . blondes are his weakness . . . always absent first day of hunting season . . . keeps excellent records in his F. F. A. project books . . . always ready with a wisecrack . . . will probably enter the Navy. GEORGE BROWN, JR. "Sonny" ACADEMIC Band, 9, 10, 11, 12, Patrol, 9, 10, 11, Captain, 123 Camera Club, 10, 11, 12, Football, 10, 11, Basketball, 10, 11, 125 Glee Club, 11, 12, Baseball, 9, 105 "Norco News," 9, 10, 11, 125 Class Play, 11, 12, Typing Club, 95 Vice President, 9, 105 "Torch" Staff. "Variety is the spice of life." Dark hair . . . dark eyes . . . well dressed . . . Romeo of the class . . . cowboys around in a Cadillac . . . has an answer for everyone . . . a constant joker . . . one of the senior band members . . . likes to laugh . . . plans to enter the Hill School and then college. JANET CHRISTMAN Janet ACADEMIC Typing Club, 95 Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 125 Cheerleading, 10, 11, 123 "Torch" Staff. "All that glitters is not gold." Pretty brunette . . . pleasant personality . . . a smile for everyone . . . makes a chic appearance . . . musically in- clined . . . well-rounded vocabulary . . . gets into uncon- trollable laughing moods . . thinks only of Harry . . . hopes to become a music teacher. SHEILA COLLINS Sheila COMMERCIAL Cheerleader, 9, 10, 11, Captain, 123 Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 129 "Norco News," 123 Softball, 99 Class Play, 12, "Torch" Staff. "He who sings frightens away his ills." Peppy cheerleader . . . competent baby sitter . . . gifted with artistic abilities . . . center attraction is the Strand Theater . . . likes to sing . . . talks to everyone . . . enjoys going out and having fun . . . show business looks to her like a great future THELMA CREASY "Two-Gun" VOCATIONAL Glee Club, 9, 10, Softball, 11, 123 "Norco News," 9, 10, 11, 125 Class Play, 12. "Let us live and be jolly." A talkative little brunette . . . always ready for fun . . . usually seen with Sheila . . . likes to flirt with the boys . . . books never bother her . . . like-s to roller skate . . . wants to become a housewife. SHIRLEY DILKS "Shirl" VOCATIONAL Hockey, 9, 10, 11, Captain, 12, Softball, 10, 11, 12, Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 12, Class Play, 12. "Laugh and be happy." Joker of the class . . . never seen without "Ginny" . . . friendly with everyone . . . likes to go out with the boys . . . always ready to hear a good joke . . . enjoys laughing . . . 1S planning to go in training to be a nurse. THORPE ELLIS Thorpe ACADEMIC Football, 9, 10, 11, 123 Basketball, 9, 10, 115 Patrol, 10, Glee Club, 11, 12, Class Treasurer, 95 Band, 9, 10, 11, 12. "No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet." Neat appearance . . . never worries . . . smooth dancer . . . good football player . . . girls are his pastime . . . sets up pins at the "Y" . . . easily intluenced . . . travels with "Sonny" . . . will probably attend college. JOAN EVANS "Jeanie" VOCATIONAL "Norco News," 9, Glee Club, 10, 113 Hockey, 9, 10, 11, 12, Basketball, 9, 10, 11, 12, Softball, 11, 12. "Builds castles in th: air." Curly black hair . . . known for her unusual laugh . . . excellent athlete . . . usually seen with Ellen and Betty . . . thinks only of one . . . attractive lreckles . . . has her moods . . . wishes to become a housewife for some lucky man. THOMAS FISHER "Tommy" GENERAL Basketball, 9, 10. "And hears thy stormy music in the drum." Blond . . . blue eyes . . . smart dresser . . . mischievous . . . a desk Carver . . . seen mostly with "Dodie" . . . drummer of Fisher's orchestra . . . professes to be the second Gene Krupa . . . will probably become a band leader. ELLEN FRAIN Ellen VOCATIONAL Glee Club, 10, 11, Basketball, 113 Class Treasurer, 10, 11, 12, "Torch" Staff. "Every artist was first an amateur." Pretty . . . big dimples . . . a "Camay" complexion . . . naturally curly hair . . . known by her dark-rimmed glasses . . . usually seen with "Jim" . . . likes to draw . . . knows something about everything . . . hopes to attend college to study art. PHYLLIS FULMER "Phyl" COMMERCIAL Hockey, 9, 10, 11, 125 Basketball, 9, 10 11, 123 Softball, 9, 10, 11, 12, Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, Treasurer, 125 Sextet, 123 Class Vice President, 11, 123 "Torch" Staff. "A good laugh is sunshine in a house." Red-gold hair . . . short . . . gets along with everyone . . . a flirt . . . another baby sitter . . . likes to laugh . . . good sport . . . attends Warwick regularly . . . interested in athletics . . . looks forward to being an airline stewardess. RUTH GERHART Ruth COMMERCIAL Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 12, Hockey Manager, 11, 125 Softball Manager, 10, 11, 12, "Norco News," 12, "Torch" Staff. "Happiness was born to be shared." Big smile . . . short, curly hair . . . lovely hands . . . likes the boys . . . never seen without Eleanor . . . drives her dad's car around . . . attends all the sports activities . . . plans to become a bookkeeper. GLORIA GLOSS "Glossy" COMMERCIAL Basketball, 9, 10, 11, 12, Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 129 "Norco News," 12. "Prosperity's the very bond of love." Pretty eyes . . . very argumentative . . . quick-tempered . . . likes basketball . . . seen a lot with Joyce Y . . . likes typing . . . likes to giggle . . . comes from Pigeon Creek . . . dreamer . . will become a secretary if possible. VIRGINIA HAILE "Ginny" COMMERCIAL Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 12, Hockey, 9, 10, 11, 125 "Norco News," 12, "Torch" Staff. "Every woman should marry - and no man." Attractive . . . gets along with everyone . . . likes to talk with the boys . . . has her ups and downs . . . thinks school is just a necessity . . . enjoys showing her wallet to every- one . . . expects to be a secretary. JOHN HINE "Johnny" GENERAL Baseball, 9, 10, 11, 123 "Torch" Staff. "Life is not measured by the time we live." Obliging . . . always has an answer for Mr. Alderfer . . . likes to chew gum . . . travels with the Monocacy gang . . . gives the teachers a hard time . . . no time for girls the saysj . . . drives a '39 Plymouth . . . undecided future. RALPH KEEN "Keenie" ACADEMIC Basketball, 11, 123 Glee Club, 11, 12. "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth." Quiet . . . sensitive . . . likes to play basketball . . . enjoys teasing the girls with his rubber lizard . . . the husky one of the class . . . seldom seen at school activities . . . plans to attend college. CHESTER LAVERTY "Jimmie" COMMERCIAL Glee Club, 11, 12, "Norco News," 12, Class Play, 11. "Women wear the breeches." Blond . . . handsome . . . always seen with Sara . . . con- stantly with the mimeograph machine . . . frequently get- ting into trouble . . . likes to tease the girls . . . will make an ideal husband for Sara. DONALD LLOYD "Don" VOCATIONAL F. F. A., 9, 10, Secretary, 11, President, 123 Patrol, 9, 10, 11, 12, Class Play, 12. "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men." Small and lively . . . constant joker . . . a good "ag" student . . . gets along with all his classmates . . . cow- boys a "49" DeSoto, but thinks the seats are too wide . . . plays the piano . . . his future lies in farming. JULIA LOCKOWITZ "Julie" ACADEMIC Typing Club, 9. "Good things come in small packages." "Shorty" of the class . . . never seen without Mary . . . enjoys riding the school bus . . . one of the few quiet ones of the class . . . very seldom gets angry . . . comes from Kenilworth . . . looks forward to becoming a nurse. WILLIAM MCGLAUGHLIN "Bill" VOCATIONAL Patrol, 9, 10, 11, 12, F. F. A., 11, 12, Sentinel, 12, Glee Club, 11, 12, Class Play, 11, 12, "Torch" Staff. "He who owns the soil, owns up to the sky." Twinkling blue eyes . . . friendly smile . . . hails from Monocacy . . . good worker for any cause . . . one of the Hag" boys . . . logical thinker . . can't make up his mind about girls . . . would like to become a scientific dairy man. JOSEPH MCMULLEN "Joe" GENERAL "The first wealth is health." Generous . . . handy man . . . good sense of humor . . . sports his dad's green Dodge . . . claims to be a woman hater, but likes to tease the girls . . . homework is just a hobby . . . has a shining future as a truck driver. ELIZABETH NESLEY "Betty" COMMERCIAL Hockey, 9, 10, 11, 12, Basketball, 9, 10, 11, 12, Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, President, 12, Class Play, 11, 12, "Norco News," 12, "Torch" Staff. "It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience." Dark hair . . . big brown eyes . . . one of the class come- dians . . . likes to drive her brother's car . . . likes sports . . . giggles . . . feelings are hurt easily . . . plans to attend nursing school. SANDRA OLSEN "Sandy" ACADEMIC Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 12, Softball, 10, 12, Captain, 11g Hockey, 11, 12, Manager, 9, 105 Basketball, 10, Manager, 115 Class Secretary, 95 Typing Club, 93 "Torch" Staff. "To sport would be as tedious as work." Short brown hair . . . makes a stylish appearance . . . good dancer . . . a willing worker . . . seen a lot with Miss Lynch . . . argumentative . . . athletic . . . come-s from South Pottstown . . . will attend West Chester State Teachers College. JAMES ORANDOSH "Jim" GENERAL Football, 9, 10, 113 Basketball, 10, Baseball, 9, 10, 11. "Love understands loveg it needs no talk." Handsome . . . neat appearance . . . blue eyes . . . quick- tempered . . . has room in his heart for only one . . . good dancer . . . one of the shop crew . . . doesn't believe in worrying . . . has little time for books . . . wants to join the Navy. SHIRLEY OVERHOLTZER Shirley ACADEMIC Typing Club, 9, Glee Club, 10, 11, 12. "Love begins with love." One of the few academic girls . . . dark eyes and a pretty smile . . . wears a West Pottsgrove class ring and letter . . . travels with Mary and Julia . . . gets along with everyone . . . will probably settle down to home life. RICHARD PELLICCIOTTI "Puri" GENERAL Football, 12, Baseball, 103 "Norco News," 99 "Torch" Staff. "Small but mighty." Birdsboro's gift to Norco . . . short . . . excitable . . . talks all the time . . . likes to torment the girls . . . goes around with Eddie . . . generous giver to any school cause . . . can't be true to one girl . . . thinks women drivers are a menace on the road . . . wishes to join the Navy. BETTY PURSEL "Chickie" VOCATIONAL Softball, 11, 125 Glee Club, 95 Hockey, 11, 125 "Norco News," 125 "Torch" Staff. "Popularity is power." Pretty blonde . . . good sense of humor . . . Dilkie's aid in homework . . . can take a joke as well as give one . . . shows no interest in boys . . . dislikes cooking and sewing . . . hopes to become a nurse. RALPH REISH "Reish" GENERAL Football, 9, 10, 11, 125 Basketball, 9, 10, 11, 12, Baseball, 9, 10, 11, Patrol, 11, 12, Varsity Club, 9, 103 "Torch" Stalf. "The perfection of art is to conceal art." Tall and slim . . . Linfield's athlete . . . good dancer . . . enjoys seeing which girl he can get next . . . dislikes studies . . . friendly . . . likes all sports . . . belongs to the shop gang . . . would make a good carpenter. MARY ROCK "Polly" ACADEMIC Typing Club, 9. "As merry as a day is long." Pretty auburn hair . . . brown eyes . . . nice white teeth . . . likes to change her hair style . . . Julie's "buddy" . . . likes green Plymouths . . . giggles a lot . . . thinks school boys are juvenile . . . looks forward to going into nurses' training. JOHN SALANECK "Jack" VOCATIONAL F. F. A., 9, 10, 11, 12. "The greatest of faults I should say is to be conscious of none." Answers to the call of Jack . . . small, but so is dynamite . . . has an answer for everything . . . success means nothing . . . likes to cowboy the Monocacy gang around in a "39" Pontiac . . . can't decide on a future. LEROY SANDS "Butch" ACADEMIC Class Play, 11, 12, Travel Club, 123 Camera Club, 10, 11, 123 "Torch" Staff. "Not all the labor of the earth is done by hardened hands." Happy with his camera . . . runs the recorder . . . depend- able . . . gives the ladies a hard time . . . Miss Delp's handy man . . . willing to help . . . industrious . . . photo- graphy is his future. THOMAS SEIDEL "Tom" ACADEMIC Baseball, 9, 10, 11, 123 Football, 12. "A small body and a great mind are usually well combined." Striking blond . . . no time for the girls . . . humor man . . . heckles the teachers . . . reserved . . . Mrs. Shine- house's academic boy . . . one of the few quiet ones in the class . . . travels from Geigertown . . . undecided future. JOSEPH SMITH "Joe" GENERAL Baseball, 9, 10, 11, 125 Patrol, 11, 12, Class Treasurer, 12. "There is no knowledge that is not power." Good-looking . . . blond with blue eyes . . . quiet . . . brain of the class . . . hard worker . . . doesn't appear interested in girls . . . good baseball player . . . industrious . . . patient . . . ambition is to be a draftsman. SARA STRAW "Sally" COMMERCIAL Glee Club, 10, 11, 123 "Norco News," 12, "Torch" Staff. "She over he shall rule." Usually found in the typing room . . . works hard in typing . . . always with Chester . . . likes to give people a hard time . . . has answers for all the teachers . . . has time for no boys except one . . . plans to be a stenographer. JOYCE SWEIN HART Joyce COMMERCIAL Hockey Manager, 9, Hockey, 10, 11, 12g Basketball Man- ager, 10g Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 129 Sextet, 10, 11, 12g "Norco News," 9, 10, 11, Editor, 123 Class Play, 125 Class Secretary, 10, 11, 125 "Torch" Editor. "Honor lies in honest toil." Attractive blonde with pretty blue eyes . . . pleasant per- sonality . . . a smile for everyone . . . hard worker for the class . . . capable and efficient secretary for three years . . . a whiz at bookkeeping . . . a devoted friend . . . already is employed as a secretary. WILLIAM TYSON "Bill" VOCATIONAL F. F. A., 11, 123 Glee Club, 11, 123 Class Play, 12. "By-and-by has no end." Tall with brown eyes and a fair complexion . . . interested in the girls . . . dusts his books weekly . . . McGlaughlin's pal . . . menace to Mrs. Shinehouse . . . has a brain but doesn't use it . . . will continue farming. JOYCE YEAGER "Joy" COMMERCIAL Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 12, Softball, 9, 12, "Norco News," 12. "Nothing at times is more expressive then silence." Reserved . . . shy . . . blonde . . . thinks a lot about Jack . . . one of the shorthand girls . . . quiet . . . modest . . . goes around with Gloria . . . graceful . . . will become either a housewife or a stenographer. EDWARD YELENAC "Eddie" GENERAL Baseball, 9, "Torch" Staff. "Imagination is the air of mind." Handsome . . . curly blond hair . . . always ready with a story . . . never idle . . . main interest is girls . . . thinks life is a grand experience . . . known by his cowboy boots . . . will decide on the future when it gets here. 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Luv. .IW 1 e I'-CD1 'I-:ZH uusipvafxf. lrie. has 'Ea Ganz mud' I-if Ive 'f'v"1 us num, Hi we bd olr FII-wx f I I lg x Ix X 1 Q N bmw u5 +un..'1I,, 4: 4 vue-Cf fhvnd -Fare jygff- ,viii Melody and words by Janet Christman Class Poem fm" In twelve short years our class has climbed The ladder of education, rung by rung, And now at last we've reached our goal. We're Seniors, resolute, bold, and strong. All of our teams have played the game, Whate'er the odds, with all their might. Though the score sometimes stood against us, Our players were there full of fight. Play practices, hay rides, parties, and fun- In later years all these we shall recall. 'Tis these activities that we shall miss- Those moments of joy and laughter for all. Those trips to Harrisburg and Washington- These great events will come to mind. The thrills and good times that brought us joy Next fall we shall not be able to find. We think of the patience of our teachersg How we must have filled their lives with care. They bore with us, through our growing pains, And taught us each other's burdens to share. As we look back from time to time Over that long road towards our final aim And consider the trials and struggles now past We believe that our work has not been in vain. "And what of the future?" many will ask. "There's so much in this world that should be done." Just hold before you our motto so fine- "Nothing attempted, nothing won." Ruth Gerhart HARRISBURG TRIP When we were freshmen, Mr. Gough, our civics teacher, and Mr. Grim, our principal, suggested that a trip to our state capital would be both educational and interesting. So, there we were at eight o'clock one cold Tuesday morning in March - the Union Township group on Mr. Clemmer's bus under the guidance of Mr. Gough, and the Norco pupils on a Yergey bus with Mr. Grim. Here is an account from the latter: From Pottstown to Reading, Mr. Grim briefed us on the history of our capital and the names of our representatives. When our civics lesson ended, we relaxed by chattering and singing. At Hershey, we waited in vain for the Clemmer bus. What could have happened? We ate lunch there, but still no second busg so, we started again towards our destination. Upon arriving at the Capitol, we went to the gallery and observed a joint session of the two houses of the Assembly. Everything was most interesting to us, especially hearing Governor Duff present his budget to the General Assembly. Near the end of the session the other group joined us, in time to hear the latter part of the Governor's speech. This is what had happened to the second bus: All went smoothly, with Mr. Gough entertaining us in his inimitable way, until we came to a detourg and then more things happened than you would believe possible. At ten o'clock the fan belt broke and we could not get another until we reached Lebanon. About a quarter of a mile outside of Palmyra, the bus broke down and we walked into the town to get something to eat and to wait for another bus. Sanders, McMullen, and Rupert tried to date waitresses and some high school girls that came along. Finally the bus arrived and we were soon in Harrisburg, where we joined our classmates. We all enjoyed a tour of the Capitol Building and grounds and the Educational Building, although we almost lost Mr. Gough in the revolving doors. A good meal about five o'clock helped us forget our fatigue. At six we started home with the Union group in a bus that looked like a cattle car. To climax the troubles of that part of the class, the lights "blew" out, and in the confusion Thelma fainted. Eventually, all students arrived home, worn out by the excitement of the t1'ip. But We all managed to be in school the following day to show that the members of the class of '50 had plenty of endurance. I 1 . 526555255 5 S 2 W f 5:43 wif WASHINGTON TRIP At seven o'clock Monday morning, September 12th, the seniors, sleepy but eager to go, boarded a Greyhound bus. Destination-Washington! We borrowed two typing stools from the commercial room, then counted noses-one missing! The late arrival of Sandra Olsen settled that problem, and we were on our merry way. The first stop at Oxford gave us a chance for a second breakfast. Here we had our first glimpse of Mr. Alderfer's and Leroy's "birdies" and smiled for our first group picture. Now we were really awake, and the air was filled with jokes, discussions of buying cows, and plans for the next three days. At the Baltimore stop, boys combed their hair and girls put on their nats. Soon we arrived at the Franciscan Monastery, where we were delighted by the beauty of the interior and the gardens. Some of the group thought we were playing hide-and-seek in the catacombs. Another short drive and the bus pulled up before the Lafayette Hotel! The fellows were soon situated on the fifth floor and the girls on the seventh. A quick clean-up and change were followed by lunch. Then the call came, "All aboard for Mount Vernon!" We made two stops on the way to Wash1ngton's home: first, at the Jefferson Memorial, where a photographer took the group pictures, next, after a drive through Fort Myers, we visited the Tomb of vthe Unknown Soldier. We enjoyed watching the guard as he marched back and forth Qdidn't we, girls .J Finally we reached Mount Vernon, where we were given tickets and left on our own to go sight- seeing at our leisure. All were impressed by the furniture, house, and grounds. On the trip back to the hotel we were serenaded by Jack, our jovial bus driver. There followed another rush job on the dressing business, but we must have done well, for our hostess complimented us on the lovely fashion show. And didn't our boys look handsome in their suits and ties? After dinner, Mrs. Clark and Mr. Alderfer informed us that we could do as we wished for the rest of the evening, provided we were in the hotel by midnight. "Yippee! Let's go, gang! Washington will never forget we were here!" Some of us went to the movies, others to stage shows, and others in- vestigated the city of Washington. About 11:30 there was great hustle and bustle to get back by midnight. fPhyl and Thorpe, where were you? Was your watch slow, Thorpe?J Lights out! Now, Sandra, stop pretending you're Mrs. Clark. Sara, you don't need to sleep in the bath tub any longer, you may have your bed now. Two a.m. and all is quiet. O.K., Dilkie, attack! Sara just finished making her bed. Shirley, how did you get all that water on your pajamas? Put another quarter in the radio, Ellen. Look, girls, it's beginning to get light. We'd better get a little "shut-eye." There goes the phone, "Good morning. It's 6 a.m." Open those weary eyes, everybody, or we'll be late for breakfast. There were strange doings on the fifth floor, too, during the night. Ralph's nose-dive almost ruined a bed. Chester, be careful, you'll waken Leroy. Hey, fellows, what are those strange odors? Who answered the phone, George? Oh, you're too tired to remember? What kind of housekeeper is fPud, with all that rubbish in his bed? Steve had charge of the fellows in his room and took good care of them. A favorite pastime was giving one another cold showers, and playing catch with Salaneck as the ball. There were some weary people at the breakfast table, but we were all ready for the day's tour. So we dashed through the rain to our bus and were off to the F. B. I. Building. This was, to many of us, the most interesting and instructive part of our trip. We were convinced that crime doesn't pay. Then on we went through the Archives Building, the beautiful Pan-American Building and on to the Washington Monument. Some of the boys tried to prove that they could go up faster than the elevator, but to no avail. The outstanding memory of the trip on Tuesday afternoon was our visit to beautiful St. Albans Cathedral. Our class wished to contribute to the building of this magnificent structure and bought a stone to be placed in the church. Did we mention the rain that poured down upon us every now and then Monday afternoon and all of Tuesday? The rain ruined our expected night plane flight, and left us at liberty Tuesday night to entertain ourselves as best we could. We completed our rounds of shows, movies, and penny arcades and were glad to get back early and rest our tired feet. Most of us got a reasonable amount of sleep this second night. On Wednesday morning we were taken to the Smithsonian Institute where we could proceed on our own to investigate the many thousands of objects. This was like a new world to some, others went on to the Museum and Art Gallery across the Parkway. So back to our last lunch at Hotel Lafayette and into the bus. The ride to Annapolis was made memorable by Eleanor's spectacular fall from a stool. We were thrilled with everything at Annapolis: John Paul Jones' tomb, the Chapel, grounds, and of course, the "middies." In spite of our fatigue, we had a hilarious ride to Oxford, where we enjoyed a last dinner to- gether. Regretfully we set out on the last lap of the journey, filling the night air with music, har- monious and otherwise. "Forever and Ever" will always touch a chord of memory in our hearts. Here's the familiar red school on the hill, with parents and friends waiting for us. Yes, it was good to see them. Still our thoughts went back to that beautiful city that captivated our hearts-our capital, Washington. "ARRIVAL OF KlTTY" The annual Junior class play was presented in the High School auditorium on Friday night, April 8, 1949. The "Arrival of Kittyf' a fast-moving farce, tells the story of Bob Baxter fChester Lavertyj, a college graduate and Well-known athlete, who was in love with Jane fBetty Nesleyj, the girl of his dreams. Jane's wealthy father made an eccentric Will, instructing that his daughter should marry Benjamin Moore fWilliam McGlaughlinJ, a pompous bachelor of forty, Who had once saved his life. Moore was quite willing to carry out the condition of the will, as was also William Winkler fLeroy Sandsj, Jane's uncle and guardian, for selfish reasons of his owng but Jane, being in love with Bob, had ideas quite to the contrary. Winkler took Jane and her old maid Aunt Jane fEleanor Brannanj to the Halcyon House in the Catskill Mountains, where he was going to force Jane int0 the marriage with Moore. However, Bob turned up and took a hand in the game. Jane's aunt had a strong aver- sion to the stage generally and to actresses in particular. Winkler was in love with Kitty Benders fGloria Fizzl, a Well-known actress. Bob, to force Winkler's hand, told Aunt Jane about the affairg but Winkler, by a clever stroke, spotted his guns and left Bob holding the sack. Bob, in an effort to get even with Winkler, impersonated Kitty, his actress friend, and made things so hot for Winkler that finally, in sheer desperation, he agreed to the Wedding and all ended happily. Other characters who added to the success of the play were Ting fGeorge Brownj, a quick, alert bellboy who was in charge of the Halcyon House, Sam fSteve Bodolusb, a negro porter who was Tingls lackyg and Suzette fJanet Christmanj, a prim French maid of Aunt Jane. The play was under the able direction of Mr. Dale Smith and Mr. Paul Baker. The prompters were Shirley Dilks and Phyllis Fulmer. --- - ,. 5 .va .- J ' 55, 5 .,.. fig I f fi , , ...gg X " f ' , W 5 ' ' I ' 15' 1-..-., ff 1. W .,.. ,j 4 1 V rj ,f D r M f . , it . . " fi ---r-f - .. 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When Penny's Uncle Mervyn fWilliam McGlaughlinb, who is only five years older than she, brings Roger Van Vleck fGeorge Brownj, a senior and a killer diller, home from college, she forgets she is a man hater and succumbs to an attack of puppy love which is ten degrees worse than measles. Doctor Wood iLeroy Sandsj and Mrs. Wood fJ0yce Sweinhartj patiently help her over her illness without too much exasperation. Mr. Harris fSteve Bodolusj, Chuck's father, wants his only son to be a lawyer just like himself. Chuck, on the other hand, has built a glider and wants to be an airplane designer. He has taken short flights off barn roofs, but his great ambition is to take off from Chalk Bluff. Mr. Harris is afraid Chuck will kill himself and seeks to destroy the glider. A Julie Harris fBetty Nesleyj, is Mervyn's girl until Roger enters the picture and charms her with his sophisticated airs. Julie, Roger, and Mervyn go golfing and Millie Lou CThelma Creasyj, the typical neighborhood pest, tags along. She has the idea that she has a crush on Mervyn. Effie, the cook, fEleanor Brannanj is worried about getting enough food for dinner when the Harrises, Millie Lou, Ralph and Shirley Wentworth fRalph Reish and Shirley Dilksj invite themselves. Elmer Tuttle 1Donald Lloydj, the handy man, helps Penny and Chuck hide the gliderg so, Mr. Harris can't destroy it. Mrs. Wood gives a party Saturday night to welcome Mervyn home. Everyone is invited, but Chuck decides he must take off from Chalk Bluff before his father finds and destroys his glider. Elmer tells the people at the party about this, and Julie and Penny both forget Roger and worry about Chuck. Chuck lands safely after being up for four hours in the dark. The papers print his story and he is a hero. His dad decides to let him be an aircraft designer. Chuck's new fame brings Penny back to him, and Julie goes back to Mervyn, because Roger wasn't interested in Chuck, her brother. In the end Roger's charm has seemingly left him out in the cold. fKey on page of f'Memories"J - Class History FRESHMAN FANCIES In early September of 1946 a new group of inquisitive freshmen was welcomed to Norco. They were bubbling over with eagerness to begin their high school career. In addition to our original group, South Coventry, East Coventry, and Union Township gave us some new pupils. Together these stu- dents soon found that they needed organization. The first step toward organization was the election of officers on September 10, 1946, which brought the following results: president, Stephen Bodolusg vice president, George Brown, Jr., secretary, Sandra Olsen, treasurer, Thorpe Ellis. On October 31, 1946, the freshmen were excited and thrilled to sponsor their first dance, the traditional Freshman Hallowe'en Dance. Dancing in a room filled with ghosts and gobblins was en- joyed by everyone. We boasted that this dance was a great success and were proud of the results of our hard work. The freshmen decided that they should know more about their state capital, so a trip to Harris- burg was planned on March 11, 1946. Mr. Grim and Mr. Gough chaperoned us, keeping us well in hand. In spite of a bus breakdown at Palmyra, We continued our journey to Harrisburg and spent a very enjoyable day touring the capital. A real treat was Governor Duff, whom we had the pleasure of seeing and hearing as he made his speech to the Assembly. We were also honored to be the guests of Senator Scarlett and Senator Meyers. Much was added to our knowledge about Harrisburg and we all profited by the trip when we applied our knowledge in civics class. Our trip home was an unforgettable one. Everyone was in good spirits and merriment prevailed. However, everyone rejoiced when we arrived home, since we were all suffering from fatigue. Our trip to Harrisburg will long linger in the memories of the Class of '50, because it was the highlight of our freshman life. So off we went to enjoy a carefree summer unburdened by school assignments. SOPHOMORE SCRAPS A smaller group returned in September, 194 7, after our summer vacation, willing to settle down and prepare ourselves for the coming year. Mr. Neal Burtner and Mrs. Sherman Burbank were our class advisors. As class officers for the sophomore year we chose as president, Stephen Bodolusg vice president, George Brown, Jr., secretary, Joyce Sweinhartg treasurer, Ellen Frain. Our first class get-together was a hayride in early November, at which time the riders were showered with rotten tomatoes and hedgeapples, which flew through the air without warning. After an hour of heated argument on the 18th of November, a motto, class colors and a class flower were agreed upon. The results were a motto, "Nothing Attempted, Nothing Wong" class colors, green and gold, class flower, yellow rose. The Sophomore Hop, which to us was the finest dance of the year, was the next event on our school calendar, on November 19, 1947. The gym was gaily decorated with gold and green streamers which pleased everyone's taste. We were very proud of our finished work and the profits it netted us. Late in November, we were delighted to hear an inspiring lecture delive1'ed by a Hungarian speaker, who related to us several of his wartime experiences. A topic which caused much discussion and confusion among our class members was the choosing of class rings. This, the most important decision of our sophomore year, was finally settled in a dem- ocratic way by a majority vote. We were all happy with our final decision and anxiously awaited the arrival of these rings. Class History - Last on the agenda was a skating party held on May 27, 1947, at Ringing Rocks Park. There were many thrills and spills as everyone enjoyed himself at a night of good clean fun. fAnyway, the floor was well cleaned.J A vacation period of three months was just what we needed to help us grow up to the dignity of upperclassmen. JUNIOR J ESTERS The fall of 1948 found forty-eight juniors taking their place among the upperclassmen with Miss Lynch, Mr. Baker, and Mrs. Burbank ready to give us helpful advice. We were just one year away from our final goal and were determined to work and get the most out of our junior year. At our first class meeting the following officers were chosen: president, Stephen Bodolus, vice president, Phyllis Fulmerg secretary, Joyce Sweinhartg treasurer, Ellen Frain. Early in September we found ourselves admiring and displaying our beautiful class rings, which had arrived by this time. On December 23, 1948, we held our Christmas party in the library. Names were pulled and humorous gifts were given. This put us in a gay and spirited mood for our Christmas vacation. Our next task was deciding upon a suitable junior class play. After the reading of many plays, the committee decided upon a farce entitled, "The Arrival of Kitty." The play was given Friday, April 8, 19495 and those who participated were Steve Bodolus, George Brown, Jr., Leroy Sands, Eleanor Brannan, Janet Christman, Betty Nesley, Chester Laverty, William McGlaughlin, and Gloria Fizz. All comments were favorable, and everyone acclaimed it a great success! The outstanding social function of the year was our Junior-Senior Prom, which was held on April 29, 1949. The theme was "The Blue Room." It was carried out by blue lighting and decorations, which put the dancers into a sentimental mood. A rock garden, the center of attraction, was a beauty spot on the stageg and from a bar located in the garden, punch was served. Don Garrell and his orchestra furnished the music. Although the dance required a great deal of work, we were happy to plan and prepare for it in order that it might be a success for the entertainment of the seniors. On June 7, 1949, the final day of our junior year, after we had lost the title of juniors and gained that of seniors, we decided to celebrate. A picnic was planned and held at Sixpenny. Almost all the class was present for the last get-together of our junior year. Our junior year ended rapidly, and we left school with hopes of returning as seniors, looking forward to our class trip to Washington. SENIOR SOPHISTICATES The final year of our high school career began on September 7, 1949. The business of choos- ing officers was first and resulted in a re-election of President Bodolus, Vice President Fulmer, Secretary Sweinhart, and Treasurer Frain. An assistant treasurer, Joseph Smith, was added to the list. Class History We had barely a taste of school life before we rushed off to our nation's capital to cram a lot of sightseeing into the days of September 12, 13, and 14. Oh, those aching feet! After those days of tramping up and down steps and through museums, monuments, and famous places, we could certainly have made use of a chiropodist, also an osteopath to adjust our aching backs and necks. It was hard to settle down to school life, but, upon our return, we had to plunge immediately into money-making projects, such as, selling vanilla, emulsions, cards and wrapping paper. In October we had an opportunity to see industry in operation. The tour through the Spicer plant opened our eyes to the possibilities and responsibilities of that type of work. We enjoyed the refreshments served at the end of the tour. Then we went on by bus to Barbadoes Island to view the process necessary in the making of electricity. Another round of refreshments ended a most in- structive trip. Late in November we acquired the name of "Public Nuisance Number One," when we began to canvass merchants, students, teachers, and friends for ads and patrons to finance the class play. This was our greatest effort to raise funds needed to meet the large budget which we had under- taken. Finally on the evenings of December 7 and 8, after a great deal of strenuous preparation, we presented the senior play, "June Mad." This amusing comedy-drama pleased the audience with its humor, true-to-life scenes, and tender touches. A delightful interlude in school work was our long-awaited Christmas vacation from December 22 until January 3. After all, there is a Santa Claus! The vocational students, on January ll, enjoyed the exhibits at the Harrisburg Farm Show. Leonard Bauman and William Brower came home with merits of award for their outstanding exhibits. Early in February, Miss Head, a representative of the Unemployment Agency, came to discuss with the seniors the results of the aptitude tests which we had taken in November. She continued these interviews throughout the rest of the term. We are very grateful to this agency for its in- terest and help in choosing suitable careers. The annual Senior Dance on March 3 was our last effort to enrich our treasury. Beautiful spring weather helped to bring out the dancers, who enjoyed both the variety and choice of records and the novelty dances. We have always appreciated the fine messages brought to us by pastors of North Coventry and Pottstown churches at Christmas and Easter seasons. An inspiring musical program by the "VVord of Life Hour" group was presented to us on April 12. These young men from Wheaton College are devoting their spare time and their talents to spreading the message of the Gospel all over the world through song, personal testimony, and interviews. Our next memorable event was the Spring Concert on April 26, given by the Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs. The first part of the program was a variety of spring numbers, the second part was an excellent rendition of parts of "The Vagabond King." The Junior-Senior Prom, given in our honor, was held on April 28. The auditorium was most attractively decorated to carry out the theme, "Twilight Time." Bob Hartman's orchestra provided music melodious and rhythmic enough to set any fe et to dancing. Members of the athletic teams were honored on May 3 at the tenth annual Athletic Banquet. Teachers, parents, and friends were present to witness the presentation of football, hockey, and basketball letters. Mothers of the players cooked a delicious meal, and good fellowship, laughter, witty remarks and jokes all combined to make the evening a delightful get-together of Norcoites. Class History - f The final musical event of the year was the second annual band concert on May 24. The com- munity has been greatly interested in the growth and development of this fine band, and the large audience was happy to see them perform in their gay red uniforms and to hear their stirring music. There remained a few more days of toil and struggle to master that last proposition of trig, one more rule in English grammar, time for a final argument in P. O. D., a last typing assignment, a hurried finishing of shop, home ec. and ag. projects. Ah! Now we can relax. Oh, no, we must practice our class song, rehearse for Class Day, learn to walk for Baccalaureate and Commencement. The class night program on June 2 proved to be a delightful presentation of humorous scenes from the history of our class, interspersed with an entertaining variety of musical numbers, irnitations, and dances. This was one last grand display of the talent of our class. The performance was given in the afternoon for the student body and in the evening for parents and other friends and relatives. On June 4 we soberly marched up the aisle of the Cedarville Church to hear Rev. Adams preach an inspiring sermon. June 6 - Commencement! With happy hearts we received our hard--earned diplomas. Our honor students - Janet Christman, Joyce Swinehart, and Joseph Smith - delivered fine speeches, and we returned to the auditorium to receive congratulations upon our completion of this, the first step in our preparation for the future. June 7, as Norco alumni, we sat upon the st age and witnessed the last assembly in our high school days. Many poignant memories will center around this day, with its farewclls, tears and good wishes from underclassmen and teachers. We hope it will be "au revoir," and that we can often return to see class after class going on to even greater heights of achievement. -an- 2 FAVORITE SONGS Lee Batdorf-t'Dearie" John Belman-"Count Every Star" Eleanor Brannan-t'Baby, Won't Yo Love Me?" William Brower-'AQuicksilvern George Brown, Jr.-"Stardust" Janet Christman-"Body and Souly' Thelma Creasy-"The Kid's A Drea Shirley Dilks-"Bewitched" Thorpe Ellis-"Bewitched" Joan Evans-"Baby, Won't You Say Me?" Thomas Fisher-"Green Eyes" Ellen Frain-"Stardust" Phyllis Fulmer-"Baby, Won't You Love Me?" Ruth Gerhart-"Bewitched" Gloria Gloss-"It Isnlt Fair" Virginia Haile-"Stardust" u Say You mer" You Love Say You John Hine-"Wandering" Ralph Keen-"Joshua" Chester Laverty-"Are You Lonesome Tonig Julia Lockowitz-"Sitting By The Window" Bill lVIcGlaughlin-"There's No Tomorrow" Joseph McMullen-"Only A Rose" Betty Nesley-t'It Isn't Fair" Sandra Olsen-"You'l1 Never Walk Alone" James Orandosh-"I Wanta Be Loved' Shirley Overholtzer--"Sentimental Me" Richa1'd Pellicciotti-"It Isn't Fair" Betty Pursel-"Sentimental Me" Mary Rock-"Who'll Be The Next One?" Leroy Sands-"Sentimental Me" Joseph Smith-"Because" Sara Straw-"Stardust" William Tyson-t'Stardusti' Joyce Yeager-"My Foolish Heart" Eddie Yelenac-"I Wonder" 1 Class Will We, the Senior Class of North Coventry High School, in the county of Chester, State of Penn- sylvania, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this our last will and testament in manner following, that is to say: LEE BATDORF bequeaths his position of tackle on the football team to Bill McKee. LEONARD BAUMAN leaves his Keystone Farmers Degree to Bill Jones. RONALD BEIDLER bequeaths his "legal" excuses for absence from school to his brother, "Washer." JOHN BELMAN wills his mechanical ability to "Dodie" Batdorf, so Donald can repair cars as well as wreck them. STEPHEN BODOLUS passes on the headaches and troubles of his presidency of the senior class to Oscar Darlington. ELEANOR BRANNAN bequeathes her sweet soprano voice to Mary Kazimer. WILLIAM BROWER leaves his quiet manners to all good little boys and girls. GEORGE BROWN, JR., passes on his ability to get along with the girls to shy Dick Babel. JANET CHRISTMAN wills her position of school pianist to Marlyn Berriker. SHEILA COLLINS wills her captaincy of the cheerleaders to Jane Camaho. THELMA CREASY and BETTY PURSEL leave their positions as Mrs. Clark's library assist- ants to "Teddy" Smith and Lillian Wilson. SHIRLEY DILKS wills her sense of humor to Mary Hansley. THORPE ELLIS leaves his crew cut to Wanda Tobias. Now it won't take you so long to comb your hair, Wanda. JOAN EVANS leaves her delightful day-dreaming to Nadine Frain, who will enjoy the magic of those far-away lands that Joan visits. THOMAS FISHER bequeaths his skill to play the drums to James Chappie. ELLEN FRAIN bequeaths her troubles with her boy friend to all happy couples. PHYLLIS FULMER passes on her ability to get a boy with a handsome car to Dolly Freese. RUTH GERHART bequeaths her ability to drive a car to William Salaneck. GLORIA GLOSS wills her typing speed to Margie Frain. VIRGINIA HAILE passes on her discarded boy friends to Vicky George so that she may en- joy a wide variety of personalities. JOHN HINE wills his intelligence in P. O. D. class to Paul Bodolus. RALPH KEEN leaves his understanding of chemistry to Arthur Quackenbos. CHESTER LAVERTY bequeaths his skill in operating the mimeograph machine to Boll Cressman. Class Will DONALD LLOYD leaves his friendly attitude to Gloria Yusko. JULIA LOCKOWITZ bequeaths her short stature to Barbara Wells. WILLIAM MCGLAUGHLIN wishes to pass on to John D'Luzen his wide knowledge of politics. JOSEPH MCMULLEN passes his happy-go-lucky way to Robert Ickes. BETTY NESLEY leaves her position as rig ht wing on the hockey team to Janet Nimmerichter. SANDRA OLSEN passes on her position as catcher on the softball team to Bernice Landis. JAMES ORANDOSH leaves his big dimples to Pete Lang. SHIRLEY OVERHOLTZER bequeaths her pleasant smile to Carol Bitler. RICHARD PELLICCIOTTI leaves his satiric remarks to Jim Jones. RALPH REISH wills his artistic ability to Danny Davis. MARY ROCK bequeaths her giggles to Betty Cooper. JOHN SALANECK leaves his car to Gary Buckwalter so he can take his girls out in style. LEROY SANDS leaves his position of projection operator to Joe Fry. THOMAS SEIDEL bequeaths his mathematical ability to Betty Jane Loughin. JOSEPH SMITH passes on to Richard Trythall his efcellent marks. SARA STRAW leaves her shorthand knowledge to Donald Tyson. JOYCE SWEINHART leaves her position as "Torch" editor to Frances Righter. WILLIAM TYSON wills his understanding of "ag" to Tommy Fritzche. JOYCE YEAGER bequeaths her quiet disposition to Shirley Kellar. EDDIE YELENAC passes on to Robert Yergey his curly hair. In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our name and set our seal this twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty. Senior Class of 1950 Stephen Bodolus, President The foregoing instrument was given in our presence, signed, sealed, published, and declared by the Class of '50, the testator named herein, as and for its last will and testament, whereupon we, the undersigned, at its request, and in their presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: Esther C. Clark Jessie M. Delp Alvin S. Alderfer Class Prophecy At the close of a busy day, in June, 1970, as GEORGE BROWN, JR., was on his Way to the "Mercury" building, he remembered that he had an appointment for an interview with STEPHEN BODOLUS, president of the Snippy Snapshot Company. Upon entering the luxurious office, he met LEROY SANDS, who was returning with photographic equipment, after a hard day's work taking pictures that were to be published in several leading magazines. In Steve's office, JOYCE SWEIN- HART was busy performing the duties of private secretary. After exchanging greetings, the three began to concentrate upon the object of their meeting, which was to discuss the present positions and whereabouts of their classmates, who twenty years before had completed their high school careers. George had decided to publish these news items in the "Mercury" in place of his usual "Heartthrob Column," which has made him famous and has brought such good advice to thousands of people. Leroy, the chief photographer for several years, was very valuable in contributing to the discussion, since he came in contact with many people all over the country during his travels. Here are the results of the discussion. ELEANOR BRANNAN, the Madame Butterfly of the Senior Class of '50, can be found singing commercials for the Happy Hound Dog Biscuit Company on T.V. Station B-O-W B-O-W. She appears to be content as she is seen surrounded by dozens of hungry hounds, who accompany her as she sings about their favorite dog biscuits. Known to everyone for her vocal volume is JOYCE YEAGER, who can be heard every Friday night at "Holler Louder Auction House," trying in vain to make a living auctioning onions and arsenic. WILLIAM BROWER, who talked only of his Navy career, is now employed by the "Tiny Tot Shop" fitting youngsters with sailor suits. Because of his outstanding performance as a fencer in the senior class play, WILLIAM TYSON is chief instructor at a school of fencing for young gentlemen who wish to protect the love and honor of their fair ladies. GLORIA GLOSS has taken over the headaches of Mrs. Savignano as secretarial teacher and is now desperately seeking relief from the troubles that beset that department, especially at the time for a "Norco News" publication. A student always determined to be a nurse was SHIRLEY DILKS. She has finally reached success and is working at Naughty Baby Nursery. Since she was voted most amusing in our class, she has no trouble keeping the babies happy and in good spirits. JOHN BELMAN, who always took a great interest in automobile mechanics, found his place in Santa's Toy Shop, building and repairing the automobiles which Santa distributes to children at Christmas. The trapper of our class, JOHN HINE, has taken his childhood hobby to Alaska where he makes a profitable living by selling furs to an Alaskan diaper manufacturer. We find that Madison Square Garden is not nearly large enough to hold the crowds which gather to see the world's leading lady wrestler, JOAN EVANS. As a result of her athletic ability, she has achieved fame and fortune. Class Prophecy -A THELMA CREASY, known to everyone for her driving ability, now shows carpenters how to drive nails. She is chief instructor at the Blackhead School of Carpentry. JIM ORANDOSH, the handsomest and best-dressed boy in the class, is the chief designer for the Jimmy Long John Underwear Company. RUTH GERHART, who always did a great deal of chauffeuring in her high school days, has been honored by being accepted as the first woman driver for the Greyhound Bus Lines of America. Faithfully carrying out her duties as janitor-in-chief of the Starless Theater is SHEILA COLLINS, who always had a bright eye for an important part in a theater. THORPE ELLIS, when in school, was so interested in French that he continued his studies and went to college to master the language. Now he fulfills his duties as instructor to French Poodles. One of our successful agricultural students, WILLIAM McGLAUGHLIN, is experimenting to find a better method of raising jelly beans on a large scale. JULIA LOCKOWITZ and MARY ROCK, who excelled in the classes of higher mathematics, can be seen teaching the fundamental facts of arithmetic in the Brain Brats' Kindergarten School. LEE BATDORF, who had several encounters with the Pennsylvania State Police, decided to change his tactics and work with them for a change. He has taken upon himself the duty of shining their boots and keeping their armament in working order. In South America one can find RONALD BEIDLER, who was always "raising cain" in classes, but who has now decided to get the sweeter things from life and raise sugar cane instead. Noted for his knowledge about the raising of pigs, LEONARD BAUMAN has devoted his life to the writing of a novel entitled, "How This Little Piggy Went to Market." ELLEN FRAIN, our class treasurer, who was always good at public speaking and defending her rights, has decided to go into politics. According to the latest reports, she is now running for senator and is confident she will be elected. As a result of her affection for West Pottsgrove and its people, SHIRLEY OVERHOLTZER has made her home there and is very happy as she raises her little falcons. JOSEPH SMITH in high school days played with the Monocacy Indians, always hoping to be- come a professional baseball star. He has partially fulfilled his lifetime desire and is now a favorite bat boy for the Cleveland Indians. THOMAS SEIDEL, who was always interested in the study of figures in Mrs. Shinehouse's geometry classes, is now director of the Annual Beauty Pageant at Atlantic City. SANDRA OLSEN became a physical education instructor. A late news flash brought us the information that she has journeyed to Mars to teach the Marsmen the value of strong and healthy bodies. After graduation, BETTY NESLEY, whose goal in life was medicine, went to medical school and later specialized in surgery. She is now one of the nation's leading surgeons. Anyone who has a sick tree always consults Betty, the best tree surgeon in the business. as A we i 62:-ACIBSS PYOPIICCY JOHN SALANECK, who delighted in testing the speed of cars while in high school, is now busily occupied as the speed demonstrator for a progressive automobile industry. If you wish to pay John a visit, you can find him at the Rocket Kiddie Kar Kompany. Voted the first to marry in our class, CHESTER LAVERTY has chosen for his wife SARA STRAW, his high school flame. Chester wanted always to make a lot of dough, so together he and Sara operate The Little Dough Shop. THOMAS FISHER, our class drummer boy, is still on the beat as he provides police protection for his home town. RALPH KEEN is busy making arrangements with a rocket ship company to take his physics students on an educational trip to Venus. Ralph is a professor at Einstein University for young scientific genuises. The lively young lady who keeps the airplane passengers in good spirits is PHYLLIS FULMER. She has accepted a job as airline hostess on a rocket for interplanetary trips. She is happy and enjoys comforting those who suffer ill effects because of the rapid speed of the journey. Two former friends, RICHARD PELLICCIOTTI and EDWARD YELENAC, are now competing against each other for the presidency of Jupiter. We sincerely hope that these two boys will settle their disputes and become friends again. Perhaps the discovery of another planet would help matters! Gary Good-Looking has chosen for his next co-star VIRGINIA HAILE, who will play the role of a mother of seven children. Virginia's experience as the mother of ten should enable her to play the part in a realistic manner. JOSEPH McMULLEN is using his knowledge of shop, which he acquired from Mr. DeVincentis' instructions, as he assembles cigar boxes for the One Puff and Down Cigar Company. Walking the streets of New York, we see a man on stilts advertising "Eat Here Or We'll All Starve" Shop. Since RALPH REISH was the tallest boy in the class, he is well suited for the job. BETTY PURSEL, who was always the comedian of the Senior English Class, is still making a joke about English as she has taken a job in the wilds of Africa trying to teach English to the natives. DONALD LLOYD performs valuable services for the animal kingdom as he joyfully delivers milk at the Home for Stray and Sickly Cats. JANET CHRISTMAN married soon after graduation, but music has always been her avocation and has brought her fame. Her famous musical group consists of canaries, a tame wolf, a parrot, and her four children, who can sing and play various musical instruments. The shadows of evening began to fall and warned the three old friends that they had been chatting for several hours. Steve looked at his watch and noticed that it was dinner time. "My wife doesn't like me to be late for dinner," he said. "It's been grand to learn all the news of our classmates, but I must hurry home now." George gathered up his notes. "You'll see all this in the 'Mercury' tomorrow," he remarked. "I'm sure all our readers will be happy to note that the members of the Class of '50 have been a credit to their Alma Mater." 4 I L 5 K Ni Xxi SX T --N f S:-'2 K 'N K E X- X' if hm r XS Q XX x 1, ' ' N if 31 SA X NM w w H 'Nw b y .fxifm MNT 'a?',f ff, f R y QQ I9 5 N N ' x x N v ' ,Hr X X N wma X L, J, , L I . 'Nix PXQW-N X Mflff A 1 ,W f N 'af K X gk ,X X Q X fm XX X Xx 'a :J IK u 5' , W , WF 'ff ff , ,S Sify 4' UI1ClCI'- CIBSSIHCI1 ,XE 0, I 2 First row, left to right'-J. Nimmerichter, P. McMullen, M, McGowan, N. Frain, J. Laverty V. George, XV, Tobias, Nl. Hohl, B. Cooper, O, Darling't.un, R. Smith, IC. Stoudt, A. Thompson M. Grubb, N. Deibler, M. Frain, E. Richzirds, J. Clztniziho, Second rowfR. Yergey, Il, Beidler, VV, Jones, C. Murray, R, Tryllmll, J. Olexa, S. Stauffer, J Giles, D. liatdorf, J. lflluzen, R. Rupert, C. Leyrer, Miss D. Lynch, Mr. P. R-tker, advisors, Third row-M. Scheidt, D. Tyson, K. Read, C. Frziin, G. Roadcap, H McGowan, C. Lambour Ifrnirtli row-I, Beekley, l". XV:implei'. IG, Rippel, A, Qiizivkenbos, T. Manger. Fifth row-P. Bodolus, R, Cressman. G. Buckwalter, R. lckes, J. Jones, CLASS OF 1951 We, the Juniors of North Coventry High School, extend our most hearty wishes for success and good fortune to the Seniors of '50. We hope their future will be as shining as the example they have set here. The members of our class have had wonderful times through the years. A deeper loyalty to our school has been brought about through the efforts of the boys and girls who have participated in sports, club work, and other extra-curricular activities. The various dances given by our class the first few years were big successes. The Junior Prom likewise was a hit. Those attending danced in a beautiful setting of "Twilight Time," achieved with rose streamers, silver tinsel, and stars. Every- one was seeing ghosts after the presentation of our class play "Ghost Wanted," which was very weird and mysterious. We owe much of our success to our class officers-Oscar Darlington, presidentg Richard Smith, vice-presidentg Betty Cooper, secretaryg and Elma Stoudt, treasurer. Under the guidance of our class advisors - Miss Lynch, Mr. Baker, and Mrs. Schaeier - these officers have brought us through a happy, successful year of many activities and financial success. We can only hope to live up to the standards set by the Senior Class. Their co-operative spirit has commanded respect and given us a fine example which we shall earnestly endeavor to follow. We are trying to gain the good will of our principal, teachers, and students by conducting ourselves as ladies and gentlemen. We hope to carry on the activities of our senior year as successfully as the class of 1950. So to the Seniors we say, 'tBest wishes and best of luck." First ruw, ivfl in rig'lit4D. Spnhii, Ib, IQIIIZUIIHHII, Il. iivzul, I.. Sears, J. In-ihleiy M. Sxvamvm-ly .I. f'Y6'l'il1!iIZt'l', J, llIlI'tl1l2'liU!', .l. Fry, XY. Rhymi-i', M. I!u1'i'ike1'. 474 Illvlu-r, M, I11,wliim-11111-1'gwi' CI I! .I, I.r1ug.:'hiii, ll, lllhly. J. Hziki-i'. A. M, Samet, R. 'l'ii-riizm. M. 'l'm'zlk Si-viuiii 1'uw-Y-Mr. .l, IM-Yinm-iitis, :irix'ism': 'I', Smith, IC. Quay, I.. Ii:1tc'i1v1', .l, .inliiismh I: lirilu-i'lS, Il, lililvyvlii, .l, Fux, R. Ilillvr, V, Luft, I.. XYilsnii, A. Luivii, I". lI2lli'i1E'l'.S, l.iL1'hl- vllm, C, liruwn, V, Swzlveiy. J, I:llk'liXYEl1lG'l', Y, Ym-mn, P. M1-L'1'ii.l1ivh, IC, Iliwiiis, Miss IG O I'l:u'v, nvlxism' i 'l'hii'd iuw-H. lIi1I't'm:1ii, I., Ywst, .l, Ulizmiilwie, U. l'l'ill1lllil'k, K. Ke-4111, .l. Klwiis, .I, Viszxrik , I J, Slizinvr, ll AAvJiIllIlil'l', VV. Fiiiim-V, I.. Keein-i', XY. SRIISIIIUCR, D. Siu-zuslvy, li l.zi1ip:', ll. Gnss 52 l'xVllll'th iwiw-V XV. Vniiwziy, il. Iluhi-I, U l'1lIll2lhU. IG, f'll'I1lk'llS, K. Mullin, 'I'. llishup, l"il'th www- If Iii-mu-kwzly, If. Hnhl. Ii, Swuvi-ly, Mr. Smith, nrlvisurg IC. l.m-lmwitz, XY. M4-Ki-ii li Ifziy, H. Yuvliiil. l"ii'sl Haw, ii-fl In Vigght fl". I:2IiiIIll'i'lH'l', I". NiIlHIit'I'if'iIll'l', I'. Yei'5:4-y, M, A. Km-i11', S, lfvlliil N. Mc-ICli'ny, Rl. Imiluy A Ilviiislvih, il fnI'Q'SS!ll2lll. I', I.HllPl2'iliIl. A, Mill:-V, Y. 1'ii-in-1-, I-I AMN.-zil. A. llillllliilll, li. IH'lWils'I', .I. iii-mx'vi', 'I', Iliwnvq-i', J. NVQ-iss, Il, l.2lllliiS. S14-will 1-mx'-Y--I., Ilili-hiv, A. Iizirizis. il. I.t'A'l'l-'l', S, Alzriigw-i-, 11, Huhl. AI, Ym-um, K, 'I'i'4-gn, 41 1'-iw. 4. Alvtlviwnii. lr. V11-4-si-. V. 1l:ii'm-V. IL S4-urs, J. llwi'fer'iwi', It XYQAIIS, of 'l'hii-il row --J. I-Izulliusv XY, Imwvll. .l, Smith, li, Miirrziy, I.. Stalpiu-11s, VA Gloss, J, Slmull, ill ilzilwr, Rl, l':ii'l', IG. Juhii, lb. l'1'1-iisy, I", if6l'iill. I4'u111'tl1 Vriwf-ll, HilI1'i12lI'l. XY, Sim-sh-l. Il. Moye-i', XV. licililm-i', T.. l+'I'i1-S, IC, Kllliy. J. l'1-lrivli '53 IL Shilwiisky, XY, lfilll'kiliL'l', I.. I,lll'll'l', lfifih l'1lXVf'AV, Mohr, NV. Vrvllius. .l, l!:1t4i4n'i'. Ii :A'11'1Wlllll'll, H, Smale-, Sixth Vow.-Mr. liruwii, Miss High, Mr, Ibirilziiilniiin, z1wlvi:4u1's. 45 ,f Y 5 T fa E x may W ,f ' 1 Q 1 '1N! rf x f ' ,ff Q I Of 5 I . , Q hawk. mm' NM TQ wa fl4oQiQY'1!94C9g4 W' w W' W4 W4 W 9 W xii? W ,Ml as M Q5 "' 'F 5 .5 X5fELUB5fQ M' fa? wa X I C, ' EN! WH , if 4,', .T x V -ww ,f-pixffl rf, f ,ig '! ff if' 0 ?CZ9i'KS",? ZZ? X fgf f" 1142, K 7 NS N K Q OL 2 VY u ' K ,M QQ- 9 QNX Q S il-.27 X 2 if X X u X gms K ix f Af QQ! 1 my R I li U, f KHP? H f f Q 1 Q jj E First row, left to rightfll, Sears, A, Reiustein, S, IXIQGOXVRXII, J, Iizxverty, V. Geui-ge, D. Freese, M. Mn-Gowan, L. Sears, 'I', Smith, IE, Stouclt. A, VIXJIOITIIJSIIII. II, f361'h2il'f. B, Spullii, J. Yeager, . IG, Quay, IC, Rin-lmrrls, P, McMullen, J. Sweiiilmrt, B. f'l'i'SSIIl2lll, J. Clirislliizui. Sucuiid I'OXV'J. Nimmerim-l1te1', E. ML-Neal, II. Bitler. J. XYeisS, S. Kellar, P, Ye1'g.1'ey, J, Deibler, Al, Ilulxl, J, OVe1'lmltze1', G, Gloss, B. Nosley, S. Straw, V, Hzxile, S. Dilks, V. Swavely, C. Hx- uwn, S. Liglltczxp, M. H.Uth61lb6l'g'6l', M. 'I'11l'Zlk, J. Bzxker, S. Overlioltzer. J. Cumaho, Miss IG I'lLu'e. dii'ecto1', A V 'Vhirl rmv-INI Swzlvuly, J. Buukwrlltor, A. M. Samet, 13. J. lmughin, S, ills.-11, J, Giles, P, I"ul11w1', V, YYOCUIH, ll, lClily, J. Olexzl. l'xIil1l'lI1 row-M. Bl'I'l'iii4xl', N, Frain, A, l4Zl1L'11, F, 5111111111-51'ii'lifQl', ll, 'I'iei'n:1n, .I. .l0h1ison, G. if'zu'u, Ii, Landis, 'I', Brower. Fifth 1'uxvgP. lxIC'f'l'lllllil'll, J Shziiier, M, l,um.f, IW. A, Kmeur, A. Miller, V. Pia-V1-e, C, Gzi1'ne1'. Sixth 1-uw-A, M, lizxiliiizui. W. Tobias, J. 151-uwer, P, Lougliiii. M. Yocum, K, 'l'I'ePJH. 11. RiiCl1i'2H Junior Glee Club l+'ix'sL 1-uw, lvl'l lu Visrht-IJ. IJ:1.1'liug'Lrm11, S, Rmuliim, IZ Mille-i'. V. Ilillvi-, H. RlJtlJ!'i1lPk'l'Ll'1'l'. J. Hm-risky. Il. llusweliiii, V, fllillllllil, B. Moyer, .I, I1llK'1lS, 141. Ilziwsnu, M, Latch, B, Ilaiy, Miss IG, l'lz'1c'e, KliI'tW'U!l'. Hevruil www,-'I', lf'1'itSL'he, H, llumin, U, Lig'liu-am, li. Jmnes, il. Iizlvlg M, f',mi:1l1u. J. Miller, U. Piclmr, N, Uramdrrsh, K. lllxzllis, G, Shrum, I'. Iluhms, D, Hz1tdm'i', li Frvremzin, IJ, Clmnons, IC. Kellnr. 'I'l1ii'd row-Il. A, Riley, A. Assn-rr, J, Ric-lizlrrls, Cl. K'-vlcr. B Pike, Ii. Lloyd. H. Kulru Fm11'th row-R, Gfwinslii, S. Kirby, J, Huffnmli, J, A. lielmer, TJ, Rnsewzirliv, J. HOL-k, F. .FPLIISL Boys' Glee Club Flrst 1-mv, ln-Yi to x'i,2411tfII. Swzlvely, TI. Ciuuuhu, XV. MOGl:1ugh1in. XY. Fulmer, G. Buckwzxlfvx , I., 1'I't'SS!llIlll, I.. Beeklvy. V. I.:1x'w1'ty, ll S111-zlslvy, , 4-mld Vww--Miss IC, Plank, 11111-vlm'3 G. XXYHIIIDIHIH li. Clemens, F. Hnlll, I.. Keen. T, lfllliw W. Rlwyrm-r, G. B1-own, V, Gwwge, pianist. Patrol l411'sl Vuw, 11-I'l lu rigght -t'. Ill.-In-1-,1'. l,mnlm11V, I.. I!mvm:1n, J. Smith, F, NV2lIIHY1k'I', S, Ilmlfylllw G, llwvwn, .I, In-lm:m, li. 1'l'4'S5Hl!lll, .I, Fry, Il, Tysun. 41. XVu1nvle-11 I -mlml :ww XY, INI1-Km-. Il. iNIw41mv:un. M. S4-in-ifll. XY. lVlvGlz1,11g'lalil1, Il, Lluyrl, O. Il:u'ling'l-nn I.. Ih-imllq-V, Ii. .llYlIIl, Il, Yum-urn, I-1, 1'lL'IXlL'llS, .L Km-ps, ll. IIrmI'f'm:m. Tllil'l 1'flw--- Mr. A. Alflvrfr-1'. urlvisfwl V. Lang. li. livish, G, H11l'kYV1llltfl'. Ji. Ivke-S. XV, lHlj'lll1-l uNorco News" First row, left to right-N. Mcl7Il1'oy, H. Bitler, S, Kellar, S, Kirby, D, Ii0SCVV2ll'l1C, J. Lzxverty, Y. Giforge, A. Reinsteiu, D. F. lVJi1l'llllgt0ll, N, Or:xmloSl1, 'I', Smith, J, Lucas, Ll. Rothen- herger, C. Swnvely, C. Brown, B, Flhly, J, Sweinhztrt, eclitor, SS1'Olld row-C. Fm'e1uz111, A, Miller, M. Frzkin, P. lXICCl'lli1ClGl1, M, Flerriker, B, Neesley, T Greasy, H, Pursel, ll. XVils011, U, Luft, B, J, Louglxirl, J. Baker, S. Straw, J. Cisalrik, V Halle, Mls, J. C. Snvignzxlmo, Mr. P, Baker, advisors, Third lOYV'J, Yeagw' G. Gloss J. C'2l1U21l!O,P, Fulmer R, Gerhzlrl., J. Huczkwzxlter, S. Stzluffer. , . , Fwurth rowfhl. Kellzxr, C. Shzmer, S. Bodolus, J. Belnmu, C, Lnrerty, Fifth 1'nvviC. kicker, G. Brown, lfl, Hfrhl, G, lV5llCkVV21lt61', O, lY72ll'llll,9,kt01'l. F.F. . First row, left to right-VV, Sziluneck, VV. Tysrm, XV. iXTl'f,H?lll,fJ,'lllll1, IJ, Bnumzul, D, Lloyd, J Szxlzmec-k, H, MQGOWA11, CT. Murray, L. Keeler, Mr, N, Burtncr, pulxismx Soc-tml row-J Iu:'1cl11ls, VV. Powell, F. Hrockwzxy, H, Goss, .l. Jfmerf, XV. Jones, YV, lVTcKe9 ll, Stephens, D, Murray, R. Youum, Third rowfkl. Rihehztrt, K, Read, C. l'll'2llll, J. li:kLt1l0l'f, R, Day, F, Kerlin, 'l'. Bishup, D Greasy, A. Qunvkenlms, XV, Tirower. Camera Club 'fmt 1-mx-.', I1-ft In I'i,i','hI'xY. 411-mgv. J. T:ilVOI'l5'. .L 1'2lIII2lh0, I KWIIIII :nw-.l. Fry, 1., Sands, C, Iivker, XV, KllyIlIt'I', l. Sheasle-y, Mr, A. Almlorfer. gulvis First Vow, In-I't to Vipglxt '.I, JHIIIISIIII, R. Hulwrts, .I. linker, V. Yuvmn, V, f:U1Il'.3I9, J. UNI 4 S I Ilwlltel 1 xx I II slim-V, A, M, Uenwt, .I. In -Q ': 1', T- S 'zlvv y, 4 . . , 1 . I , U -1-:mul I-mx'----H. lI:II'Illl,i1'lHIl, I.. bumls, In lin-Ilzlwls, M, INII-kmwzxn, II- Iuhly, I,. J. I. IILYIIIII I C, lirnwu, I., XYilsu11, 1. Lalmzq, J, Fry. Mr. A, Al1Iel't'v1', zulvisur. First row, left to right-J. Hartung, K. Collins, VV, Powell, A. Thompson, XY, McKee, G, Brown, .l. Jones, C, l4ilIT1lJOl,l1', J. Brown, YV, Root, D. Harner, Second row-L. VVampler, H. Hotlienberger, DI, llzilin, F. Ariziii, J, Torzik, P. Loughin, 11. Lockowitz, K. Benler, B, Cisik, P. Jones, Third rowgl Buckwzilter, J, Overholtzer, S. Lightcap, R. John, G. Hzirkuni, F. Ciszirik, H Smith, VV. Rliyiuer, T, Ellis, XV. Collins, H, Moyer, G. Shczisley, J. Huey, F, Hartung H, 'l'iorn:in. J. Brower, A Semet, C. Swavely, Drum Mzijorette. lfrmrlli rowflb Cziinalio, G. Sllillltlf, R, Moyer, Li. Mc.-Xfee, N. Mclilroy, E. Leary, J. Fry, H. 'I'ryt,lizi'l, M, Holil, E, John, J. Carnalio, BAND The 1949-50 school term brought forth a well-uniformed North Coventry Band. It is the first fully equipped band Norco has produced since 1941. From goal post to goal post they have marched at every football game this season. They have performed many difficult drill numbers as a well-knit unit. They have received applause and praise at home and on foreign fields. In addition to performing on the football field, the band presented a band concert in May, which was enjoyed greatly by the large audience. The band has also paraded in Pottstown two times. For a newly established group it has gone a long way. The North Coventry Alumni Association raised the funds to purchase the eye-appealing red and white uniforms. William F. Lamb, Jr., and his staff have developed the excellent music and drills. The boys and girls of North Coventry Schools are the performers. All of the ingredients put together present a beautiful spectacle every time the band performs, whether it be at a football game, a concert, or a parade. Out of the drum majorettes, six color guards, and forty-nine instrumentalists, two seniors will be leaving. GEORGE BROWN, our nonchalant, sophisticated senior clarinetist, started his struggle for mastery of his instrument when he was in ninth grade. His efforts have made him a valuable man in this group. THORPE ELLIS started his band career in eighth grade and by this time his diligent practice has made of him a first-rate trumpeter. These two members of the class of '50 have been stellar performers in the band. The directors and fellow-workers in the group will miss them. We are proud that they gave their bit to this organ- ization, which is each year playing a more important part in school life. L. I C k, M . MS . C ,- ml QQ!" I f 1 X X 1211511 Xxx X 455 'F Q f I xl xxx Fil? 5 K xx X N f V 1 N Affw v xww A '1Td'Y95xx X A ,Q Ra 51 P XV! -,-,,. I N x I X Z A X Y V f ,A ff Jf I' I' .h q! Q' V IQ ' X if Q m s. .5 9 1, X Q, .J X N M M' ' 1 A M -W J ,X 5 J?-xx 4110. Yffx Front row, left to right-Tl, Jones, T. Mauger, L. Batdorf, S. Bodolus, B. McKee, D, Dritdorf, R. Beidler, R. Reisli, Second rowf'l'. Seidel, P. Bodolus, B, Rhymer, F. W':inip1or, Gr, Buckwalter, J. Petriclc, E1 Tv . .1 Y . noe w. 5. Third row-R, Pellicciotti, G, Slirum, C. Murray, R, Conway, L. Beidler, XV. Fulnier, M. Sclieidt. Fourth rowiD. Clemens and C, Ecker, managers: D. Caminhog F, Kerlin, J. Chappie, Hill Paolantonio, head Coach, Louis Buckwalter, assistant coach, FOOTBALL NORCO THUMPS CO LLEGEVILLE-TRAPPE On August 24, twenty-eight determined fellows turned out for Norco's first practice session. After weeks of hard drilling under the guiding hand of Mr. Paolantonio and Mr. Buckwalter, the boys were ready to do their stuff against Collegeville-Trappe High School. Norco emerged victorious, thumping the Colonels, 24-0, as lanky Ralph Reish hit "pay dirt" four times. MARPLE-N EWTOWN NUDGES NORCO The next contest was a hard-fought duel between the Wildcats and the Orange and Black of Marple-Newtown. Norco snared the first touchdown, but the Squarers came back late in the game to score twice more. The game ended 12-6 in their favor. BOYERTOWN JOLTS NORCO This contest between Norco and the Bears was a game depending largely on breaks for the Bears. Russ Miller, the burly fullback of the Bears, gave his teammates three counters to sew up the game. Here first downs were even, but fumbles were the deciding factor. EAST GREENVILLE THUMPS NORCO For the first time in Norco history, a night game was played on the Norco field. The Greenies found it tough the entire first half with the score 7-7. As the half closed, they scored again, making the score 14-7. In the last two periods of this game the Wildcats gradually wore down, making it possible for East Greenville to score three more times, ending the game, 32-7. Never once did the Red and White show signs of slacking up for the Greenies. They have proved they can "take it" as well as 'fdish it out." WYOMISSING SU RPRISES NORCO On October 22 the Norco eleven traveled to Wyomissing. After having recovered a fumble on their own 33-yard line, the Sunsets took to the air, with the half ending 7-0 in their favor. At the end of the third quarter, Hall, Sunset halfback, sneaked from the quarterback slot for their second score, making it 13-0. In the last period of this contest the Sunsets again took to the air, scoring twice more. The game ended with the score standing 27-0. SPRING CITY RAPS NORCO In the first half of this ball game a strong North Coventry eleven played a very hard game. Near the half time, Ellis scampered twenty-five yards, unmolested, to tie the score 6-6. In the last periods of the game the Pirates scored twenty additional points on the battling Wildcats. The Red and White reached the Pirates' five-yard line but failed to score again. NORCO WALLOPS SCHWENKSVILLE On November 5 the Bluebirds of Schwenksville traveled to play a furious group of Wildcats. When Norco took over, Reish, the galloping ghost, gave Norco the first score on a magnificent run. At the end of the first half, the Bluebirds scored their first touchdown, making the score 26-6. They again unleashed a fresh attack and a few minutes later scored their second touchdown. The Wildcats became infuriated and promptly rolled up nineteen more points to end the game, 45-12. NORCO CATS CLAW PENNSBURG November 12th found the Wildcats engaged in a tussle at Pennsburg. Because of the absence of Coach Bill Poalantonio, the squad was guided by Lou Buckwalter and C. Allyn Brown. The battle went to the second quarter, when Reish intercepted a pass and floated thirty yards for a touchdown. The Bulldogs eventually scored and led 7-6 at the half. Coming into the game at the start of the second half, "Demon" Beidler sprinted the end and Wampler hit the tackle slot, scoring Norco's second touchdown. The game ended with the Red and White victorious, 13-7. NORCO DEFEATS FALCONS IN FINAL SECONDS OF THE GAME Thanksgiving Day found the Red and White battling the West Pottsgrove Falcons at Franklin Field. At half time the score was 0-0, As the Cats came onto the field from a pep talk, they began to click. A sprint around end by "Demon" Beidler put the ball on the six-yard line with three yards to go and time running out. Quarterback Wampler bulled his way across for the deciding touchdown. Here as always Norco's line was doing a tremendous task. Norco has entered a new league this year with the following opposition: Collegeville, Boyertown, East Greenville, Pennsburg, Schwenksville, Royersford, and West Pottsgrove. These teams comprise the Perkiomen-Schuylkill Valley League. STEVE BODOLUS, captain and center, had a tough break when he suffered a knee injury in our night game with East Greenville. He proved very good on defense, a sixty-minute man, and was voted all-league center. RALPH REISH, captain, was voted all-league end, was third in league scoring, and played equally well on offense and defense. All teams respected this formidable foe. RONALD BEIDLER was out for three years. He didn't get into the games very often, but had great spirit, and was worth his weight in gold. THOMAS SEIDEL came out during last year and proved to be a great pass receiver. He hiked home twelve miles every day after practice. RICHARD PELLICCIOTTI showed great fighting spirit. He was intensely enthuisastic about the game and showed his stuff in practice, making it tough for the varsity. THORPE ELLIS came out late in the season, but worked hard and made an excellent blocking back. He was always in earnest, giving his best. LEE BATDORF wasn't much on paper, but was great on the gridiron. He was always on the bottom of piles, played a great game at tackle, and will be very hard to replace. FOOTBALL FACTS The Booster Club award, given to the most valuable player, was won by Ralph Reish. Ralph was also named all-league end and finished third in the league scoring. Steve Bodolus was named all-league center. Let's remember Norco's fine line in '49, which consisted of "Lanky" Ralph Reish, right endg the Batdorf brothers - "Big Lee," tackle, and "Mighty Dodie," guard, Leland Beekley and "Horsey" Jones, who played left endg Bill Rhymer and Gary Buckwalter, guards, and "Jiggs" Bodolus, center. l First row, left to ribflli-M. Be1'1'ike1', P, Fulnier. V. Haile, .l, Giles, S. Dilks, 1-zlptziinl J. Sweinliart, TS. Nesley, S, Olsen. Sei-owl row-S, Lighu-zip, S, Miiuger, .I. Iivzins, J. Ciszirik, IC, lflvzins, J. Sliaiier. l', AlL'1ll'llflilGll. A. M, Raunian. 'I'liii'cl row-L, Ii. Sears, B. Pursel. li, XViIson, C. Luft, Ii, lllhly, C, Swavely, A. Ri-instein. N. llclillmyh l+'ourth row-R. Gerlizirt., manager, Miss Il. Lynch, 4-oziclig Ill, l'il'2lllIl2'lll, lllilllilf-l'4'l'. HOCKEY Our hockey team, under the capable coaching of Miss Doris Lynch, completed the 1949 season tied for second place in our newly-formed Perkiomen-Schuylkill Valley League. Four victories and three losses was the record ofthe varsity team. Each of the "Kittens"' wins was by a comfortable margin, leaving the opponents scoreless, while our defeats were heartbreakers, losing by one goal to each of our three victors. The varsity was composed of eight seniors and three sophomores. The tenth graders were Jane Cisarik at center halfback, Esther Evans at left halfback, and Phyllis McCrudden at left fullback. However, the Junior Varsity squad, led by Captain Joyce Giles, was more successful. ending with an undefeated record. Only one school, Royersford, was able even to tie this strong group. With high expectations, the girls drilled many days, preparing to take their first foe of the season. The girls won over West Pottsgrove on the Norco field by a decisive 3-0 score. Haile was credited with two goals and Sweinhart with one. Again the "Kittens" played host to their opponents. Sweinhart scored three goals, Fulmer one, and Haile one, giving to the girls an overwhelming victory over Pennsburg. The girls traveled to Collegeville, lost their first game of the season by a 3-2 decision. The first half ended with a 2-0 lead favoring Collegeville. In the second half Haile and Sweinhart found the cage, scoring a goal each. Again the "Kittens" took to the road, but this time to Schwenksville. The girls were victorious, winning by 3-0. Once again Sweinhart made two goals and Fulmer one. For the next game, the girls traveled to Royersford to triumph by 3-0. the scorers were Fulmer with two goals and Nesley, one. The girls, playing host to East Greenville, lost by a heart-breaking score of l-0. Though playing hard and threatening many times, the "Kittens" failed to score. ' The "Kittens" traveled to Boyertown for their last game of the season, with high hopes of winning over a spirited team. They were very much disappointed after an upset that ended by a l-0 score favoring the opponents. FAREWELL, SENIORSI SHIRLEY DILKS was our capable and efficient captain and a long, hard-driving right fullback. She could always be depended upon in an emergency, when the ball got past the halfbacks. BETTY PURSEL, a tricky, fleet-footed left wing, was a good ball-carrier and passer, making it possible many times for others to score. Although she had only one year of varsity, she played very well. JOYCE SWEINHART was our high scorer for the season, with seven goals to her credit. She played the position of a steady, dependable left inner every minute of every game and always kept righting to the end. VIRGINIA HAILE, our reliable center forward, played her position more than adequately. "Ginny" was a skillful dribbler and a courageous fighter to the end. PHYLLIS FULMER was a deceptive passer and an excellent scooping right-inner. "Phyl" was one of the best athletes, because of her ability to remain calm and relaxed in the midst of excitement. BETTY NESLEY made many a goal by her deceptive playing. Betty played three years as a varsity right wing. She was always dependable and reliable. JOAN EVANS fell to the ground quite frequently in pursuit of the ball but still played the position of a hard-slugging right halfback. "Joanie" was always on the job and fed the line con- stantly. SANDRA OLSEN was our energetic, slugging goalie, who amazingly prevented many would-be goals. She was usually in a jovial, light-hearted, carefree mood. These seniors have played their last games for the Red and White. They leave behind more than a completed schedule of wins and losses. To the teams that will follow, they leave fond mem- ories - the thrill of victory, the comradeship of team play, the pride of school spirit, the fun on the busses, the smiles and cheers after they won a game, and the full knowledge that, win or lose, they have always given their best. They leave, happy in the thought that teams not yet formed, the teams yet to come, will carry on this, the best North Coventry tradition. Good luck, girls. May you always have a winning team! FINAL TALLIES Norco Visitors Norco Visitors West Pottsgrove 3 0 Royersford 3 0 Pennsburg 5 0 East Greenville 0 1 Collegeville 2 3 Boyertown 0 1 Schwenksville 3 0 The Seniors Will Miss The excitement in the locker room before each game. Singing songs on the bus en route to "away" games. Meeting new girls from rival schools. Waiting for the bus after the games were over. The cheerleaders cheering from the sidelines. Mr. Grim giving encouragement when it was needed. Mrs. Grim and Marie telling us how they enjoyed the game. The spectators who came to the games. The compliments we got, even though we lost. The thrill of winning a game. The joy of making a goal. Going down High Street after a game in the bus. Reading the write-up in the paper. Practice after school - rain or shine. The hockey hayride and the party afterwards. Getting out of classes for the games. 1 1 1 L L L 1 First row. If-ft to right-S. Kellzir. Y, George, V. Pierre, XV, Tobias, Seconcl rowvJ. Caniulio, li, Bitler, C, Brown, J. Cliristnian, Miss J, Delp, advisor CHEERLEADERS In looking back at our athletic record, we can say that our teams fought hard and had a suc- cessful year. How many people realize the part that the peppy cheerleaders played in our victories? Yes, these girls are the backbone of our school spirit. The squad started the season by electing Sheila Collins, captain and Janet Christman, co-captain. The other members were as follows: Jane Camaho, Wanda Tobias, and Victoria George, juniors, Cleo Brown and Rosalie Bitler, sophomores, Barbara Cressman, Virginia Pierce, and Shirley Kellar, fresh- men. Before football season started, a very important problem confronted the girls-the need of new uniforms. They decided to do something about it, and at once embarked upon several money-raising projects. Their hard work brought in the necessary funds, and they were soon appearing at games in striking outfits, consisting of white accordion-pleated skirts, white shirts, and red cardigan sweate1's. The cheerleading squad is also very proud of its coach, Miss Jessie Delp, who is a competent leader and a great inspiration. She has been with the squad for two years, and the girls have surely enjoyed working with he1'. The school owes much to these enthusiastic girls, who have inspired and led Norco's cheering section at every game. The best wishes of the departing seniors are extended to them. We hope that in coming years you will continue to train the student body and give that extra bit of school spirit that may urge our teams on to victory. Good cheering, girls! First row. left to right-O, Darlington. L, Bee-kley, G. lillk'kVV2'iltUl', R, Reisli, E. i'lt'lll0llS, R. Uressinan. i Second rowfMr. L., Bnckwulter, c-om-li: L B-Hiller. F, XVurnpler, XV. Jones. P. Lung, R. Keen, G. Brown, Mr. U. A, Brown, assistant coach. Tliiird 1-ow7R. liabel, VV. Fulmer, G. Xvampler, C. Murray, E, Kully, XV. Kinckikner, R, Shilensky, J. Petrick. Fourth rowfJ. Kreps, E. John, K. Keen, VV. Beidler, L. Yost. R, Swavely, C. lflwker, li. Camzilio. BOYS' BASKETBALL On November 28th an enthusiastic group of boys reported for the first practice of the 1949-50 basketball season. This year Norco has left the Section 6 league race and made a try for local laurels in the Perkiomen-Schuylkill Valley League. In this league are Collegeville, West Pottsgrove, Boyer- town, East Greenville, Schwenksville, Pennsburg, and Royersford High Schools. The Wildcats ended the season with a record of six victories and eight defeats. The game in which the Red and White showed the best form was at Pennsburg, where Norco romped easily to a '78-47 victory. There were several nip-and-tuck games in which the spectators nearly lost their voices in the excitement. Norco lost two heartbreakers by one point in the last few minutes-one to Royers- ford, one to Collegeville. The most thrilling game of all was the hair-raising encounter in which the Wildcats took Schwenksville by a 45-44 score. Norco's varsity this year consisted of Ralph Reish, Ralph Keen, George Brown, Leland Beckley, Gene Clemens, Gary Buckwalter, Oscar Darlington, Robert Cressman, Bill Jones, Pete Lang, Francis Wampler, and Lorrin Beidler. Reish, Brown, Keen, and Beekley played their last game for Norco. Coaches Louis Buckwalter and Allyn Brown say they have had a good seasong and, with the ex- perienced players who will return and the promising material coming up from the junior varsity, they are looking forward to a great future next year. THOSE WHO WILL LEAVE NORCO RALPH REISH, tall and lean, fine on rebounds, and a good fighter, played hard through most of the games in spite of the many injuries he received. GEORGE BROWN and RALPH KEEN always practiced faithfully and helped to provide the opposition that built up the varsity players. The coaches hope that they will have as dependable substitutes next year. h LELAND BEEKLEY, a good all-around man and steady ball player, will be missed by team and coac es. These fellows have all set a fine example of hard work and good sportsmanship, which is an inspiration to those who carry on the sport next year. First row, left to riglit--1'. Mr-Urudden, li, Nesley, J. Evans, P. i4'lllllll'l', IC. l'lx'a,ns, Sw-ond rowfMiss J, Dolp, 1-our-li: ti Swzuely, J. Sliainer, XV. Toliizis, G, Gloss, .l. T::lll'kXVil1tPI', IZ, Spolin, BI. lierriker, Miss Ib. liyncli, assistant wmvli. Tliirnl iww--V-Al. liotl1ei1lxerg'ei', V, Ymeoni, V. George. B, ffressnian, J. Baker, V. I'ierr'v, M, I.11m,:'. J GIRLS' BASKETBALL The girls' basketball team opened its season on January 6th in the Perkiomen-Schuylkill Valley League with West Pottsgrove. The girls were in high spirits as they got off to a good start. It seemed to be our fate this year to start well and then to run into misfortune, so that most of our scores do not show the hard playing that the girls put into the game. The seniors who leave us hope that next year's team will go on to victory and will carry with them that spirit of good sportsmanship and co- operation which prevailed this year. T0 THE DEPARTING SENIORS JOAN EVANS was our capable captain and excellent defensive guard. She always fought until the final whistle. GLORIA GLOSS was a dependable guard and the junior varsity captain. She was good at intercepting the ball and working it towards the basket. PHYLLIS FULMER, our agile forward, played four years of varsity ball. She was willing to take chances on the court which very often paid off in points. BETTY NESLEY, a swift, sure-footed forward, was Fulmer's mate in the forward section. Per- severance was her motto. With regret, the coaches lose these seniors, who were hard-working players and an inspiration to their team. West Pottsgrove Boyertown Pennsburg Amity East Greenville SUMMARY OF GAMES Visitors Norco 31 25 Royersford 57 31 Collegeville 34 23 Schwenksville 34 29 Amity 15 19 Visitors Norco 33 24 34 25 19 14 29 27 ldiosyncracies Most Most Most Most likely to succeed industrious original amusing Joyce Sweinhart Joyce Sweinhart Sheila Collins Shirley Dilks Best-natured Best student Best all-around student Hardest worker Most generous Most agreeable Most optimistic Quietest Noisiest Most flirtatious First to marry Most athletic Best dancer Best-mannered Most graceful Prettiest Best dresser Greatest apple polisher Most sophisticated Did most for school Did the school for the most Betty Pursel Joyce Sweinhart Joyce Sweinhart Joyce Sweinhart Mary Rock Betty Pursel Betty Nesley Joyce Yeager Thelma Creasy Thelma Creasy Janet Christman Joan Evans Sandra Olsen Best musician Best artist Most modern Best personality Cleverest Meekest Most Most Most Most bashful Modest often tardy popular Sleepiest Most Most talkative serious-minded Flightiest Most dignified Least studious Laziest Fairest Biggest bluffer Wittiest Best looking Prettiest blonde Dreamer Most school spirit Most argumentative Most reserved Youngest Smallest Most willing Janet Christman Julia Lockowitz Ellen Frain Sandra Olsen Gloria Gloss Ellen Frain Joyce Sweinhart Thelma Creasy Janet Christman Sheila Collins Ellen Frain Janet Christman Sheila Collins Joyce Yeager Joyce Yeager Joyce Yeager Shirley Dilks Phyllis Fulmer Sheila Collins Sheila Collins Joan Evans Sheila Collins Mary Rock Shirley Dilks Thelma Creasy Phyllis Fulmer Ruth Gerhart Shirley Dilks Betty Pursel Joan Evans Sheila Collins Joan Evans Joyce Yeager Sheila Collins Julia Lockowitz Joyce Sweinhart Joseph Smith Leroy Sands Richard Pellicciotti George Brown Edward Yelenac Joseph Smith Joseph Smith Leroy Sands John Hine Thorpe Ellis Joseph Smith Thomas Seidel Ronald Beidler George Brown Chester Laverty Ralph Reish James Orandosh Leroy Sands George Brown James Orandosh Leroy Sands Thomas Fisher Leroy Sands Ronald Beidler George Brown Ralph Reish James Orandosh Steve Bodolus Joseph Smith Leonard Bauman Joseph Smith Leroy Sands William Tyson George Brown Lee Batdorf George Brown Leroy Sands George Brown Thomas Fisher Lee Batdorf Ronald Beidler Leroy Sands George Brown George Brown James Orandosh Lee Batdorf Ralph Reish John Hine Joseph Smith Donald Lloyd John Salaneck Leroy Sands Brenda Star and Rex Morgan Little Lulu and Denny Dimwit Dinah and The Timid Soul Sage Brush Sal and Ozark Ike . E z ,. z egg W ..X, 5 sg y ,K , 8 1 .-af, " J 5 V M gi in j ,:,gp::5aw. . 2: 1 4- .Q is Q i Y W H arf- Emi? A wwe: 2 is if W Q W 5 -mm ' 'we 1 n X' M' 2' :1 .. W . i . ., g . , ,sox - , Nw, ,Q Q Ag, Etta Kett and Lance Hunter Colonel Potterby and The Duchess Mutt and Jeff Dixie Dugan and Brick Bradford Memories Will we ever forget: our Sophomore hayride . . . our Washington trip . . . how we made up our credit . . . play practices . . . the Spring Concerts . . . our first trip - Harrisburg . . . Marie, the school secretary . . . Mrs. Savignano's Senior English class of General boys. Nothing will ever take the place of: "Sonny's" "Olds" . . . the piano in Room 9 . . . th: thrill in becoming seniors . . . Norco's football and hockey games . . . the good times at "Trunks" . . . Mr. Alderfer's jokes . . . Norco's school songs. D.n't say a word about: Chester's lunches in the business education classes . . . being late for school . . . the gum chewers . . . assignments never handed in . . . Clemmer's bus on the way to Harris- burg . . . Ruth's over-crowded car going to the basketball games . . . the excuses used to get out of classes. Moments of hilarity: Christmas party in Room 9 . . . Chester in the class play . . . the nights off in Washington . . . Janet and her laughing moods . . . the showers after most of us were dressed . . . decorating for dances . . . lunch period in Room 9 . . . Steve in typing class. We got serious When: "Torch" assignments were due . . . we picked our commencement announce- ments . . . we marched to "Pomp and Circumstancen . . . we thought about our future . . . Mr. Grim spoke to us on the first day of our senior year . . . We received our diplomas . . . it came time for final exams. There will always be at Norco: homework . . . sophisticated seniors . . . gossip in the "Norco News" . . . noisy study halls . . . odors from the chemistry room . . . patient teachers . . . seniors hunt- ing for ads . . . assembly programs . . . classes like P. O. D .... bashful seventh graders . . . couples walking around the school . . . overdue library books. It's fun and we're going to miss: the bus rides to the football games . . . pep rallies . . . gab sessions in Room 9 . . . the dances in the auditorium . . . modern dancing in gym classes . . . those days when the teachers were absent. Moments full of significance: studing for an exam at the last minute . . . waiting for the bell to ring at 3:15 on Friday . . . the athletic banquets . . . the Junior-Senior Prom . . . getting as much done as possible before the bell rings in the morning . . . those unexpected quizzes. Those we remember: Steve, our class president . . . our class advisors, Mrs. Clark, Miss Delp, and Mr. Alderfer . . . Joyce, who Worked so hard on the yearbook . . . our singers - Sheila and Eleanor . . . the "Torch" staff . . . Mr. Grim, our school principal . . . the trio - Julia, Ma1'y, and Shirley . . . Janet playing the piano . . . the underclassmen for helping the seniors with their selling projects . . . Mrs. Savignano and her patience with the late "Norco News" assignments . . . our faithful couples - Chester and Sara and Jim and Ellen . . . our athletic man - Ralph Reish . . . the teachers who taught us . . . and those whom we will never forget - our fellow classmates, the Seniors, KEY TO BABY PICTURES 1, Sara Straw, 2, Thelma Creasyg 3, Ralph Keen, 4, Joyce Sweinhartg 5, Janet Christmang 6, Steve Bodolusg 7, Ralph Reish, 8, Ellen Fraing 9, Betty Nesleyg 10, Ruth Gerhartg 11, Sheila Collins, 12, Leonard Bauman, 13, Chester Lavertyg 14, Phyllis Fulmerg 15, Virginia Haileg 16, Sandra Olsen, 17, Shirley Overholtzerg 18, Gloria Gloss, 19, William McGlaughling 20, Shirley Dilks. Alma Mater THE NORCO WILDCAT Every high school has a legend Passed on from year to year, To which they pledge allegiance And always cherish dearg But of all the honored idols, There's but one which stands the test- It's the stately Norco Wildcat, The symbol of our best. Chorus: Hail to the Wildcat, loyally bred! Hail, Alma Mater, with your White and Red! Norco forever, moulder of men! Fight for her honor And victory again. .J V . N' srlllln az llhl


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