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

 - Class of 1951

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THE Ll'0llCH Tho I!l5I Sonior lllass of North lhvoutry High Sohool Ifrimt row left to riglit-li Ye-rgey, ll't1flSlll'1'l'1 O. l32lI'lllll-fllill, , . llmnsri vii si-.1 ssiii myxiil ii PRICSIIJICNT VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY . TREASURERS Class Advisors Miss J. Delp Mrs. IC. C. Curk Mr. A. S. Alcleiler CLASS OFFICERS CLASS MOTTO "Be not good for nothing Be good for something CLASS COLORS Rose and Silver CLASS FLOWER Rose Oscar Darlington Richard Smith Shirley Stauffer Annie Thompson Robert Yergey Dedicated to MRS. ESTHER C. CLARK We the class of 1951 take great pride in dedicating our Yearbook, "The Torch," to Mrs. Esther C. Clark. Although Mrs. Clark has labored and Worked with our class to accomplish many activities, she has never appeared in the limelight seeking praise or public acclaim. In addition to her English and French classes, and her duties as school librarian, she has directed our Senior Class Play, and has given us endless help and guidance in the planning of our Yearbook. She has been a wonderful class advisor and an inspiration to all who have worked with her. To show our sincere appreciation for all these things, named and un-named, we proudly make this dedication. PRlNClPAL'S MESSAGE Class of '51: You are part of an age that seems to be forgetting that the country in which you live became great because people in other days believed in per- sonal responsibilities, i n d iv id u al duties, steadfast loyalty, complete honesty, common courtesy, reverent religion, genuine humility. These are but a few of the concepts which make a people great and are the ideals which you are expected to accept and practice. The faculty and 1 wish to congra- tulate you on the successful passing of this milestone in your educational progress. Our best wishes go with each one of you. PAUL H. GRIM -i- School Board PAUL H. GRIM Supervising Principal . , , , . In-ll to I'lf.Z'lll--l'l'2lIll'lS M, Wzunipls-i', llllallllikl th-urge NV Ui Il"l'llll Q -1-iw-l-ii'v' 111. mini.-rn sonir'i'.-iv, pi-f-siiii-nm: Milla-' 'f I 1 Iionil, tl'K'iISllI't'I'I l'lIlXVJll'll I" XM-ldm-1' X'll'l'-lll't'Sllll'IllI l':iuI ll. iiriin, SlllJl'l'X'lSlIll.f print-ipsil. Suzllvrl, lvft ln rightf.l. l,ziVe1'ty, Y. Ilt'Hl'i3,'t', Il. livilllvr, li. lvlies, ll. l'4m1n-l', wlilnrl .l. Pzllrisilm, XY, Jmws, 'l'. M:u1g'vi', G. l':llt'liXV2llIt'l'. SlIlll4Illlil"AII'S. IC, Vlairk, mlrisur: I". XY:imi1Ie-r, ff I,'l111li4im-. ly '1'3-sim, iw. lm,-l1,,g1m.. li, . . -. 1- . . - - - Nl ull X 1111-ings:-mn. S. 5l2lllIl1'l', M. lluhl, M. llz111slcy..l.1-llos, I.. Smith, Al1ss.I. Nlulmiig . 1+ I , f. mlxisur. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF , BUSINESS MANAGER ASSISTANTS LITERARY EDITOR A PERSONALS EDITOR . ASSISTANTS A FEATURES EDITORS . ART EDITORS . . SPORTS EDITORS I'IIO'I'OGRAI'IIY EDITO ASSISTANTS COPY EDITORS A THE "TORCH" STAFF Holly Cuopur .. Rulnerl. Ickcs . . Francis Wampler, IVlz11'ciu Iluhl , Juno Oumaliu , . JLIIIC Lavcrty ,. Elma Slouilt, lVl1u'y llansluy .. . Oscar Darliiigtoii, William Jones Lorrin llciillcr, Charles Lzlmlmui' Gary Iluclawullvr, Joyce Oils:- , Victuriu Ga-m'f,5c , , Ricliurml Smith, 'I'l1o1m1s lVlau1,rur Annie 'I'lmn1psmi, Shirley Staulfcr, Dmialfl Tyson FACULTY ADVISORS . . . . Mrs. Esther Clark, Miss Juno Wurncr Sl-ull-cl, If-Vt In right'-Miss J. In-lp, Mrs. A. 'I're-pro, Miss N. Lune, Mrs, IG. 11, Sliincliouse, Mr. ll. Grim, sn we-rxisin ' Il'IIIL'l ml, Mrs, IG. V, Flznrk, Miss J. XVurner, Miss J. lligli, M'ss lv. I H I I 1 Lyn:-li, Mrs. IG. l'I1l,llips, , , Q ,. . , , , , . , , . bllllllilllll -Mr. J. In-Xliivviitis, Mr. N linrlin-r, Mr, XX, luolunlonio, Mr, 1. A, Lrown, Miss ll, lNlvl':lr1lls-, Mr, I.. lim-luvultn-r, Mr. Il. Sllllllil, Mr. l'. N. linker, Mr. A. S. .Xlile-i'I'ci', FACULTY ALVIN S. ALDERFER-Biology, Problems of Democracy, Driver Training PAUL N. BAKER-Business Mathematics, S. P. A., Typewriting, Bookkeeping, Junior Business Training C. ALLYN BROWN, JR.--Science, Physics, Chemistry, Assistant Football Coach, Junior Varsity Basket- ball Coach LOUIS W. BUCKWALTER-Health, Physical Education, General Science, Basketball Coach, Baseball Coach, Assistant Football Coach NEAL R. BURTNER--Agriculture, Shop ESTHER C. CLARK-English, French, Library JESSE M. DELI'-History, Visual Education, Basketball Coach JOHN B. DeVINCENTIS-Mechanical Drawing, English, Shop JOYCE A. HIGH-Vocational and General Home Economies CLARE K. LANE-Junior High History, Geography DORIS E. LYNCH-Physical Education, Hockey Coach, Softball Coach, Health HELEN A. McCARDLE-Art WILLIAM J. PAOLANTONIO-History, Civics, Football Coach, Junior Physical Education ELVA L. PHILLIPS-Music Supervisor MARIE M. ROGOSKY--School Secreta1'y EDNA G. SHINEHOUSE-Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra I, ll, 7A Arithmetic, General Mathematics STANLEY SPRINGER-Bookkeeping, Typewriting, S. P. A. freplacing lVlr. Bakery DALE M. SMITH-English, Junior High Mathematics, Athletic Director ANNA C. TREGO, R.N.-School Nurse, Home Nursing JANE K. WARNER-Shorthand, Typewriting, Office Practice, Business English ie! U 213 QM P an QYIIOI' QS 'S -51' 96' LORRIN BEIDLER "Washer" COMMERCIAL MARCH 30 Football, 9, 10, 11, 125 Baseball, 10, 11, 125 Basketball, 10, 11, 12, Manager, 95 Patrol, 10, 11, 125 Glee Club, 115 Play Prompter, 11, 125 "Norco News," 125 "Torch" Staff, 12. "Small but mighty" Very active . . . spoiled curls by getting a crew cut . . . is the "shorty" of the senior boys . . . usually seen with Paul . . . eats to live and lives to eat . . . enjoys getting into mischief . . . thinks a certain junior girl is tops . . . always arguing with the coaches . . . wants to join the Coast Guard. PAUL BODOLUS "Bolo" COMMERCIAL OCTOBER 14 Football, 11, 12, Manager, 9. "Laughter is the best medicine" Black curly hair . . . always jolly . . . gets along with everyone . . . a trial to the teachers . . . goes steady with Henrietta . . . drives a light blue Plymouth . . . always seen at dances . . . one of Norco's stalwart foot- ball guards . . . wants to join the Coast Guard. GARY K. BUCKWALTER "Bucko" ACADEMIC FEBRUARY 7 Football, 10, 11, 125 Basketball, 10. 11, 125 Baseball, 10, 11, 125 Glee Club, 10, President, 11, 125 P. T. A. Oper- etta, 125 Patrol, 10, 11, 125 "Norco News," 11, 125 Allied Youth, 11, 125 Radio Braodcasting, 11, 125 "Torch" Staff. "Good temper, like a radiant day, beams its brilliance over all" Short crew cut . . . best pal is "Dunn" . . . gets along amiably with all his classmates . . . not interested in girlsf 'IJ . . . full of corny jokes and puns . . . known for the huge breakfasts which he eats . . . rises early in the morning to shoot "les corbeaux" . . . great outdoors man . . . modern Silas Marner . . . will enter college upon graduation. JANE L. CAMAHO "Janie" COMMERCIAL APRIL 29 Basketball, 11: Softball, 10, 119 Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, President, 12, Sextette, 10, 115 P. T. A. Operetta, 12, District Chorus, 12, "Norco News," 9, 10, 11, 123 Band, 10, 11, 129 Camera Club, 9, 10, 11, 123 Cheerleading, 9, 10, 11, Co-Captain, 12, Class Play, 11, 123 Allied Youth, 11, 123 "Torch" Staff. "Laugh and the world laughs with you" Short brown hair . . . possesses a beautiful singing voice . . . always ready with a joke . . . had leading part in P. T. A. Operetta . . . likes the tree surgery business . . . best pals are Elma and Jean . . . has an interest in Kenilworth . . . would like to be any place where there are children. BETTY M. COOPER "Coop" COMMERCIAL JANUARY 15 Allied Youth, 11, 12, "Norco News," 125 Class Secre- tary, 9, 10, 11, "Torch" Editor. "And that smile, like sunshine, darts into many a sunless heart" Sunny disposition . . . dresses neatly . . . liked by all her classmates . . . co-operative . . . a good commercial student . . . assistant to school secretary . . . an arde-nt Tennessee Ernie fan . . . likes to watch wrestling matches . . . will become a very capable secretary. ROBERT E. CRESSMAN "Sweiss" COMMERCIAL MARCH 23 Patrol, 9, 10, 11, 12, Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, Basketball, 10, 11, 125 Class Play, 11. "A smile as warm as spring sunshine" Answers to almost any name . . . always making wise- cracks . . . quick temper, easily overcome by laughter . . . the "Villain" in the junior class play . . . Donald and Charlie are his constant companions . . . has woman troubles . . . the Beau Brumell of the class . . . could advertise for Pepsodent Tooth Paste . . . would like to join the Coast Guard. OSCAR H. DARLINGTON "Os" ACADEMIC APRIL 22 Football, 9, Basketball, 9, 10, 11, 125 Patrol, 9, 10, 11, Co-Captain, 123 "Norco News," 11, 125 Travel Club, 11, Allied Youth, 11, 12g Typing Club, 123 Class Vice- President, 105 Class President, 11, 12, "Torch" Staff. "Honor lies in honest toil" One of Norco's basketball five . . . likes to tease the girls . . . co-operative . . . will be a success in the future . . . argumentative . . . our capable class president for two and one half years . . . former "grease monkey" at Ramble Inn . . . cowboys a "Jeep" . . . likes mathematics . . . has an interest in Spring City . . . expects to attend college after graduation. JOHN A. D'LUZEN "Jack" GENERAL MAY 4 "Silence is golden" Blond hair . . . sincere blue eyes . . . is the mechanic of the class . . . fun-loving . . . girls are the least of his worries . . . doesn't study unless the spirit moves him . . . likes to joke with Room 9 "gang" . . . the proud possessor of a blue Crosley . . . wants to get a roadster . . . would like to be a mechanic after graduation. MARJORIE L. FRAIN "Josh" COMMERCIAL SEPTEMBER 26 Glee Club, 9, 103 "Norco News," 11, 12, Allied Youth 12. "What her mind thinks, her tongue says" Expressive dark eyes . . . her hobby is talking . . . ex- presses her opinions freely . . . likes to talk about cows . . . tries to keep up with the Joneses . . . enjoys argu- ing with "Washer" . . . doesn't like to take notes . . . looks forward to becoming an established and indepen- dent farmerette. NADINE FRAIN "Dean" VOCATIONAL AUGUST 17 Glee Club, 11, 123 Class Play, 12, Allied Youth, 12. "The sweetest essences are always confined in the smallest glasses" Very sweet and friendly . . . petite and very attractive . . . blushes easily . . . a promising art student . . . good hockey player . . . travels with Edith . . . fond of Chazz . . . hopes to become a hairdresser. VICTORIA GEORGE "Vicky" ACADEMIC AUGUST 23 Basketball, 11, 12, Cheerleading, 10, 11, Co-Captain, 125 Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, Pianist, 123 Sexbette, 9, 103 District Chorus, 12g Travel Club, 119 "Norco News," 9, 10, 11, Editor, 125 Camera Club, 9, 10, 11, 12, Typing Club, 123 Class Play, 11, 123 Allied Youth, 11, 12, Radio Broadcasting, 11, 123 "Torch" Staff. "I-Ier very hands on ivory keys strayed If music be the food of love, play on" A vivacious brunette . . . good worker . . . is the idol of a certain junior boy . . . drives an Oldsmobile "88" . . . always in a hurry . . . carries enough books to supply an army . . . worries about getting appendicitis . . . thinks of someone far away . . . usually seen with June and Carolyn . . . Mr. Buckwalter's pet "peeve" . . . hopes to go into business some day. JOYCE B. GILES "Gizzle" COMMERCIAL DECEMBER 3 Hockey, 10, 11, 125 Basketball, 9, 105 Softball, 9, 10, 11, Capt., 125 Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, Travel Club, 113 "Torch" Staff. "She is one of those who cannot but be in earnest Whom nature herself has appointed to be sincere" Naturally curly hair . . . athletic . . . smooth dancer . . . enjoys driving her Dad's car . . . likes to travel with the "Girls" . . . doesn't like frills . . . has a secret liking for a senior boy . . . comes from South Pottstown . . . quick-tempered . . . would like to become a nurse. MARY G. HANSLEY Mary ACADEMIC DECEMBER 27 Glee Club, 9, 10, Band, 11, "Torch" Staff. "There is a garden in her face where roses and white lilies grow" Sophisticated . . . unpredictable personality . . . argu- mentative . . . enjoys throwing gala parties . . . likes to draw . . . comes to school because it is compulsory . . . always with Marcia and Janet . . . one of the Shenkel crowd . . . future is undecided. MARCIA E. HOHL Marcia COMMERCIAL JANUARY 19 Band, 9, 10, 11, Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 12g "Norco News," 12, Class Play, 115 "Torch" Staff. "The crimson glow of modesty o'er spreads her cheek, and gives new lustre to her charm" Twinkling hazel eyes . . . likes to giggle . . . is very ticklish . . . enjoys writing letters . . . works at Wool- worth's . . . cowboys a station wagon . . . sports a beautiful diamond . . . her career will be making a good wife for Court . . . will live in Florida. ROBERT ICKES "Bobby" ACADEMIC OCTOBER 31 Football, 12, Allied Youth, 11, 12, Patrol, 10, 11, 12g Patrol Treasurer, 12g "Torch" Staff. " Life is not measured by the time we live" Tall and lean . . . talks with a slight southern accent . . . slow and soft spoken . . . very friendly to all class- mates . . . likes girls . . . enjoys outdoor sports . . . takes good care of Hopewell Park the year 'round . . . works in a Campfire Girls' Camp during the summer . . . plans to go into radio work after graduation. JAMES D. JONES "Pony" VOCATIONAL AUGUST 4 F. F. A., 9, 10, 11, Treasurer, 12g Band, 10, 11, 12, Allied Youth, 11, 12, Basketball, 12, Glee Club, 11, 125 P. T. A. Operetta, 12. "Worth, courage, honor - these indeed your sustenance and birthright are" Strong competitor for tallest in the class . . . has a good singing voice . . . usually found arriving for any event just before Brother Bill . . . had a brief interest in an eighth grader . . . enjoys trading food with Bucky . . . vocational representative in the academic math class . . . will probably go to Drexel Institute of Tech- nology. WILLIAM C. JONES "Snap" VOCATIONAL JULY 23 Football, 9, 10, 11, 12, Basketball, 11, 123 Baseball, 10, 11, 12, Allied Youth, 11, Vice-President, 11, 12, F. F. A., 9, 10, 11, 12, Travel Club, 115 Glee Club, 11, 125 P. T. A. Operetta, 12g "Norco News," 12g Class Play, 11, 125 "Torch" Staff. "The true, strong, and sound mind can embrace equally great things and small" Tallest member of the class . . . usually gets first choice of family car . . . has a special interest in Phoenixville . . . spends much of his spare time with his nose in a physics book . . . hates to get up in the morning . . . gives good advice to those with problems of romance . . . would like to enter Annapolis. CHARLES A. LAMBOUR "Chazz" COMMERCIAL JULY 27 Patrol, 9, 10, 11, 12g Band, 10, 11, 12, Camera Club, 10, 11, 125 Class Play, 11, 12g "Torch" Staff. "Variety is the spice of life" His hobby is models fairplanej . . . drives a maroon Mercury . . . the Romeo of the boys . . . always ready to lend a helping hand . . . enjoys teasing Nadine and June . . . moody at times . . . comes to school when he remembers there is one . . . his future is in the jewelry business. JUNE E. LAVERTY "Jello" ACADEMIC SEPTEMBER 8 Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, Secretary, 123 P. T. A. Operetta, 123 Camera Club, 11, 123 "Norco News," 9, 10, 11, 12, Travel Club, 113 Radio Broadcasting, 11, 125 Allied Youth, 11, 12, "Torch" Staff. "A smile can go a long, long way" Very attractive . . . pleasant personality . . . good student . . . has an Irish temper . . . worries about any- thing and everything . . . a smile for everybody . . . she and Vicky are inseparable . . . goes steady with "Wamp" . . . would like to be an interior decorator. CHARLES L. LEYRER "Chas" GENERAL MAY 31 Football, 12. "Skill is one of nature's finest gifts" Comes from Pigeon Creek . . . is very quiet while rolling up spitballs . . . not interested in girls . . . enjoys read- ing "Popular Science" . . . likes to hear good jokes . . . his hobby is collecting old coins and money . . . known for the beautiful images he carves from wood . . . shop is his favorite subject. THOMAS E. MAUGER "Moxie" GENERAL FEBRUARY 4 Football, 9, 10, 11, 12, "Torch" Staff. "Strongest minds are often those of whom the noisy world hears least" Kenilworth's gift to Norco . . . works in the village store . . . a camera fiend . . . a great lover of motor- cycles . . . interested in auto mechanics . . . enjoys showing his tooth that isn't there . . . one of Norco's roughest guards on the gridiron . . . a member of the shop crew. HEBER J. MCGOWAN "Jake" VOCATIONAL APRIL 5 F. F. A., 9, 10, 11, 12, Treasurer 11, President 125 Patrol, 10, 11, 12. "Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest." The redhead of the class . . . a happy-go-lucky and friendly manner . . . enjoys wrecking his "Chevy" . . . the capable president of the F. F. A .... will work at home on the farm after graduation. MARY JANE MCGOWAN "Janie" COMMERCIAL JUNE 15 Glee Club, 10, 11, 123 Travel Club, 11, Allied Youth, 11, 123 Class Play, 125 "Norco News," 12. "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance" Thinks Norco could use some changes . . . mischievous . . . constantly giggling . . . great joker . . . talking is her iavorite pastime . . . friendly with everyone . . . Pcarl and Betty are constant companions . . . hangs her hat in Geigertown. PEARL E. McMULLEN "Peggy" COMMERCIAL JUNE 21 Glee Club, 10, 11, 12, Allied Youth, 11, 12g "Norco News," 125 Class Play, 12. "Maiden! with the meek blue eyes In whose orbs a shadow lies Like the dusk in evening skies!" Chestnut brown hair and blue eyes . . . attractive . . . has a pleasing personality . . . true to one . . . she also sports a diamond . . . her charming smile takes the place of conversation . . . expects to get married after graduation. CHARLES C. MURRAY "Charlie" VOCATIONAL FEBRUARY 8 Football, 9, 10, 11, 125 Basketball, 10, 11, F. F. A., 9, 10, Reporter, 11, Vice-President, 125 Patrol, 9, 10. "Don't agree with all men's opinions, but formulate your own" Takes studies as a pastime . . . doesn't believe in worry- ing. . constant joker . . . easily influenced, but can be stubborn at times . . . likes to go out with girls . . . lends his car to a junior girl . . . good dancer . . . crew hair cut . . . will probably enter the Navy. JANET R. NIMMERIGHTER "Shorty" COMMERCIAL SEPTEMBER 14 Glee Club, 9, 10, 11. "Silence gives consent" Shortest person in the class . . . long brown hair . . . pretty brown eyes . . . co-operative . . . very quiet . . . day dreamer . . . seldom seen at school activities . . . not interested in boys . . . modest . . . enjoys school. JEAN F. OLEXA "Jeannie" COMMERCIAL AUGUST 2 Glee Club, 9, 10, 115 Class Play, 11, Prompter, 125 "Norco News," 12, Allied Youth, 11, 123 Band, 105 "Torch" Staff. "Popularity is power" Doesn't let her height worry her . . . "Jeannie with the light brown hair" . . . very popular with the boys . . . likes new cars . . . seldom seen without chewing gum, Jane, and Elma . . . not often found at her Pottstown Landing home . . . would like to join the Waves, but expects to become a secretary. ARTHUR QUACKENBOS "Quack" VOCATIONAL SEPTEMBER 28 "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men" Comes from Stowe . . . has a wisecrack for every occasion . . . never heard of the word "serious" . . . looks at school books once a month . . . likes to tease June . . . will worry about the future when he gets there . . . works at Berks Refining Company. EDITH RICHARDS Edith VOCATIONAL OCTOBER 17 Glee Club, 10, 11, 129 Class Play, 115 Travel Club, 113 Allied Youth, 11, 12. "Love begins with love" Excellcnt vocational student . . . friendly manner . . . reserved . . . blushes easily . . . likes to sew and cook . . . enjoys Saturday night dates . . . saves her love for one . . . always with Nadine . . . will make a good housewife for some lucky man. GEORGE ROADCAP "Roadcap" ACADEMIC JANUARY 13 Football, 9, 10, 12. "Hair of gold, eyes of blue" Handsome blond . . . also known as "Curlecue" . . . likes to tease the academic girls about clothes, hair, and makeup . . . fatalist . . . nothing worries him . . . does homework before school in the morning . . . good French student . . . never without Smith . . . plans to tal-re a long trip after graduation. MELVIN N. SCHEIDT "Scheidt" ACADEMIC SEPTEMBER 8 Patrol, 9, 10, 11, 12, Band, 9, 103 Travel Club, 11, Foot- ball, 9, 11g Basketball, 105 Class Play, 11, 12, Typing Club, 125 "Norco News," 12. "Let us live and be jolly" Class clown . . . good actor . . . has great interest in boating and the Schuylkill River . . . picture appears often in Mercury . . . fears draft board and prospects of Korea . . . tries to imitate "Globetrotters" on basket- ball court . . . ambition is to be a clown in a circus. RICHARD J. SMITH "Smitty" ACADEMIC SEPTEMBER 20 Football, 9, Class Vice-President, 11, 12, "Torch" Staff. "You cannot choose your battlefield The gods do that for you, But you can plant a standard Where a standard never grew" The "Rip Van Winkle" of the class . . . likes to give the teachers a hard time . . . always ready with a remedy for any illness . . . assistant to all other assistants at People's Drug Store . . . known for his elaborate hair-do . . . never without George . . . favors Pottstown girls . . . favorite saying is "Cherchez les femmes" . . . would like to be a pharmacist. SHIRLEY STAUFFER "Jiggs" COMMERCIAL JULY 26 Basketball, 9, 109 Band, 105 "Norco News," 11, 12g Class Secretary, 123 "Torch" Staff. "Beauty is momentary in the mind The Iitful tracing of a portal: But in the flesh it is immortal" Sophisticated . . . has pretty dimples . . . known as the "Body" . . . likes to read and talk . . . always talking about Jiggs . . . knows something about everything . . . has her hope chest almost filled . . . is ready to walk to the altar any day. ELMA J. STOUDT "Kandy" COMMERCIAL JU,NE 22 Glee Club, 9, 10, 115 Band, 10, 113 "Norco News," 125 Class Play, 11, 12, Allied Youth, 11, 129 Class Treas- urer, 9, 10, 11, Radio Broadcasting, 11, "Torch" Staff. "Dark eyes flash, a ready smile reveals a double row of pearl" Pretty brunette . . . likes the boys . . . appears to be Very studious . . . loves dancing and a good time . . . enjoys hearing good jokes . . . likes to write to a certain Marine . . . Jean and Jane are her inseparable friends . . . class treasurer for three years . . . she is a secretary after school hours at the Tyson Insurance Agency. ANNIE M. THOMPSON "Ann" COMMERCIAL MAY 27 Basketball, 9, 109 Band, 10, 11, 125 Glee Club, 9, 10, 11, 12, Sextette, 123 District Chorus, 123 P. T. A. Operetta, 123 "Norco News," 12, Class Play, 11, 125 Class Treas- urer, 12, "Torch" Staif. "So gentle in her nature So lustrous in her charm A friend so very true." The only real blonde in the class . . . always ready to lend a helping hand . . . has her troubles with people who don't pay dues . . . enjoys washing the family car . . . very serious about her school work . . . filling station attendant at Red Corner . . . will probably be- come a secretary. DONALD TYSON "Ape" COMMERCIAL AUGUST 18 Basketball, 9, 10, 125 Patrol, 9, 10, 11, 123 Radio Broad- casting, 11, 12, Class Play, 11, 12. "Tis only noble to be good" Red hair . . . smooth dancer . . . easy to get along with . . . enjoys life . . . likes to laugh . . . ood sport . . . travels with Bob and Chazz . . . has aiig interest in Allentown . . . expects to go to work with the Phila- delphia Electric Company. FRANCIS M. WAMPLER "Dunn" ACADEMIC MARCH 29 Patrol, 9, Treasurer, 10, 11, Captain, 125 Football, 9, 10, 11, Captain, 123 Baseball, 9, 10, 11, 125 Basketball, 10, 11, 125 Glee Club, 11, 123 P. T. A. Operetta, 12, "Norco News," 12g Allied Youth, President, 11, 123 "Torch" Staff. "High erected thoughts seated in a heart of courtesy" Flashing smile . . . blond . . . blue eyes . . . very friendly . . . not so serious as he seems . . . enjoys talking to "Quack" . . . neat dresser . . . co-operative . . . football is his weakness . . . believes in "early to bed, early to rise" . . . likes outdoor life . . . never, never seen with- cut Bucky and Ickes . . . June's his steady . . . will enter college this fall. ROBERT G. YERGEY "Toenails" COMMERCIAL APRIL 10 Class Treasurer, 12g Class Play, 11, 123 "Norco News," 125 Allied Youth, 11, 12. "There is no knowledge that is not power" Crew cut . . . twinkling, merry eyes . . . full of fun . . . never has much to say . . . short and excitable . . . a problem to his commercial teacher . . . excels in book- keeping . . . South Pottstown's paper boy . . . lady's man in the senior class play . . . shares Annie's worries about class finances . . . hopes to become a bookkeeper. The Departing Seniors Hope Thai' Norco Will Soon Have: A coke machine and hot dog stand in the hall for an in-between class snack. Automatic report-card-signing machine, to be used when report cards have more than their share of F's. Elevators between fioors for tired or late students. Extra boards beside desks for carving initials and sweethearts' names. Automatic pencils to do home work assignments. Short recess between each class to eat or hold "gab session" and compare notes on the next class assignments. Four-hour school days with one hour off for lunch. Teachers that look like Van Johnson and Betty Grable. Trophy cases in the hall to hold all the future trophies N01'C0 is to win. A daily bubble-gum supply for all pupils. Juke boxes in all the rooms that can be played at noon, in study halls, or during a boring class. An identical twin to send to the office in your place. Cushioned assembly seats. Three class trips a year. All tests to be open-book tests. Electric score board to be used during' gym classes. Our days at Norco High are o'erg We bid a fond farewell. Though we'll see her no more, Still we will always tell Of all the fun we had in high school With our teachers and our friendsg Of days at dear old Norco, Whose mem'ries never end. We leave with sad and heavy heartsg We go from those we love. And as we now depart, We thank you dear old school For all the things that you have taught us To guide us on our ways, To give us hope and courage For use in future days. ...Class Song Chorus Norco High, we'll miss youg You've shared our joys and woe. You've stood by us in time of needg Our victories you know. So as we leave your doors to pass Into a troubled world, Those dreams you've given to our class, We'll cherish and we'll hold. Words and Music by Victoria George Class POCITI - ...- Comes the time when we must now depart From our friends who were faithful in the past. Though we leave you with a heavy heart, Fond mem'ries of our school will ever last. We shall remember all the fun we've had-- The joys and sorrows we have shared. You know we never meant to be really badg When you think of us, you'll know we cared. We'll remember the subdued laughter in the halls, As patrol boys stood on guard to watch us pass-- A bit of nonsense in study period--then duty to us calls To make hurried preparation for that next class. We thank the teachers who have helped us grow And have given us courage to do the right. We'll not forget you, now that it's time to go. We will show you that we can win life's fight. When, at long last, all our years in school Are climaxed by this one day in spring, We'll always remember our class rule "Be not good for nothingg be good for something." Jane Camaho .,........ .. - - -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: LORRIN BEIDLER wills to his brother Jim the position of half-back on the football team. PAUL BODOLUS wills his football uniform to John Kreps. If John gains about two hundred pounds, he will fill it comfortably. GARY BUCKWALTER bequeaths his lack of interest in girls to Wayne Fulmer, who has "woman" trouble. JANE CAMAHO leaves her vocal ability to Nancy Orandosh, so the Glee Club will be assured of a soloist for next year. BETTY COOPER wills her position as Mr. Grim's assistant secretary to Rosalie Bitler. ROBERT CRESSMAN leaves to John Smith his well-trained pompadour and his gracefulness' on the dance floor. OSCAR DARLINGTON, our capable class president, bequeaths his tact, cheerfulness and good will to William Rhymer. If William gets this difficult position he will need these qualities to cope with the troubles of this position. To the boys who have "car trouble," JOHN D'LUZEN wills his mechanical ability. So that Mr. Alderfer will have something to look forward to, MARJORIE FRAIN wills her argumentative nature to Betty Jane Loughin. NADINE FRAIN wills her dainty little figure to Phillip Lang. VICTORIA GEORGE leaves her position as pianist for the Girls' Glee Club to Dorla Faye Darlington. JOYCE GILES wills her height to Jeanette Smith, to aid the latter to become a forward. MARY HANSLEY Wills her knowledge of diseases and medicine to Lillian Hatcher, so that may be prepared for next year's health classes. MARCIA HOHL wills her book "How To Catch Your Man" and its sequel, "How to Hold Him," to Joan Buckwalter. uLilsx ROBERT ICKES wills his crew cut to Jane Shaner, who seems to have trouble getting to classes on time after gym class. In order to relieve Mrs. Shinehouse from future worries, JAMES JONES bequeaths to Richard Yocum the position of treasurer of the F. F. A. WILLIAM JONES bequeaths his array of "arguments for every occasion" to Mary Kazimer. CHARLES LAMBOUR wills his angelic expression to Ralph Hohl. JUNE LAVERTY bequeaths her studiousness to her brother Donald. Some day you, too, Donald, may be on the Honor Roll. CHARLES LEYRER wills his artistic talent to Theodora Smith. THOMAS MAUGER bequeaths his ability in shop work and in mechanical drawing to Oliver Pribanick. HEBER MCGOWAN leaves to William McKee his position as president of the F. F. A., along with his faithfulness to the duties of this ofiice. MARY JANE MCGOWAN leaves her talkativeness and her burning ambition to get the highest mark in bookkeeping to Helen Read. PEARL McMULLEN leaves to Cleo Brown the pleasant smile which helped her to be the first senior to acquire a diamond. Class Will CHARLES MURRAY wills his talent for handing in late book reports, along with all the penalty assignments, to Laine Keeler. JANET NIMMERICHTER bequeaths her short stature to Donald Sheasley. JEAN OLEXA wills her curls and her personality to her brother Jim. If the chair is still intact at the end of the term, ARTHUR QUACKENBOS leaves his seat at Crandy's during lunch hour to Tom Bishop, who will probably soon wear it out. EDITH RICHARDS wills her skill in Home Ee. to Shirley Mauger. Edith will still have plenty of ability to keep house for Sonny. GEORGE ROADCAP bequeaths his proficiency in Trig. to Gene Clemens. If "Jip" feels that this bequest will not help him, he may refuse it. MELVIN SCHEIDT wills the secret of getting his picture in the Mercury to any underclassmen who like to pose in the muddy waters of the Schuylkill. RICHARD SMITH wills to Enos Kellar his ability to doze through fifty percent of a class period and still maintain good grades. SHIRLEY STAUFFER wills her office of secretary of the class to Marlyn Berricker, whose nerves may be good enough to stand the strain of this position. ELMA STOUDT leaves her giggle to Jane Cisarik, who at times seems to be in need of good cheer. ANNIE THOMPSON gladly relinquishes her duties as class treasurer to Barbara Ehly, hoping Barbara will be spared some of the headaches of this job. DONALD TYSON bequeaths his well-groomed appearance and sophisticated manner to Elmer Baker. I FRANCIS WAMPLER leaves the position of captain of the football squad to Bill Rhymer, with best wishes for many victories next fall. ROBERT YERGEY leaves his skill in bookkeeping to all those unfortunate juniors who are in necd of help. To the Class of '52, in addition to the bequests already mentioned, we leave Room 9, in all its glory. You will particularly enjoy the battered piano, and the desks carved with the initials of our class and those who preceded us. We leave you three advisors who will really set you straight on financial matters. We also leave to you the victrola that will play any kind of records that you furnish, and the typing room, with the equipment necessary to put out the Norco News on time. Best of all, we leave you the honor of being a senior in North Coventry High School. In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our name and set our seal this nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-one. Senior Class of 1951 Oscar Darlington, President The foregoing instrument was given in our presence, signed, sealed, published, and declared by the Class of '51, 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 "GHOST WANTED" Hugo Bromley fDonald Tysonj, a young man out of a job, and Jeffrey Hall fCharles Iiambourl, his associate in many not-too-successful business ventures, answer an ad in the local paper which reads "Ghost Wanted." In applying they become acquainted with Ginger QElma Stoudty and Gale QVictoria George! Stormgay, the vivacious daughters of Granny Kate fEdith Richardsl, owner of the strange old house on Ramshead Rock. Granny's sudden love for voodooism and the companionship of Professor de Vallan fWilliam Jonesj and his weird and mysterious assistant, Madam Zolga Uane Caniahoj, led Ginger to run the ad as a possible means of curing her. The Professor says he is able to commune with Simon Gore, a drowned fisherman who oncc lived on the island. Madam Zolga claims to have power over the dead and to be able to raise a zombie. Granny seems to believe these assertions implicitly. The four young people plan to have Hugo impersonate Simon G01'6lS zombie and once and for all reveal the Professor and Madam Zolga as phonies. The scheme backfires, however, when others arrange for Simon's manifestation before the youngsters can put their plan to work. Now a new problem faces them-to discover how the various appearances of the zombie are accomplished and by whom. Matters are even mo1'e complicated by the mysterious disappearance of Bradshaw QMelvin Scheidtj, the sheriff, and by the intervention of Nora Vane fAnnie Thompsonj, an aggressive investi- gater from the mainland, brought to the island by Azalea CJean Olexal, a lobster woman from the near-by village, in her smelly boat. Hatcher fRobert Cressmanb, the Stormgay's houseman, is no help either, for he seems determined to leave the island, but the practical Troddy fMarcia Hohlj, maid and cook for the household, locks him up. That he doesn't stay locked up is revealed when Jeffrey discovers a secret panel connecting several passageways through the house, one of which is accessible from the room in which Hatcher is locked. Jei'frey's discovery leads to the eventual solution of the mystery, but only after a stormy session climaxed by the success of Hugo's remarkable impersonation of Simon Gore and the revela- tion that Granny Kate had known all along that the Professor and Madam Zolga were Government agents. And so the little island, which was to have served a foreign spy ring with Hatcher at its head as arsenal, hide-out, and listening post, is restored to its former peace and quiet. Hugo and Jeffrey decide that the ghost business isn't so bad if it can introduce them to such charming com- panions as Ginger and Gale promise to be. i s W. "CLEMENTINE" In the short interval between the excitement of the football season and the oncoming basket- ball games, the seniors presented their play, the three-act comedy "Clementine," by Peggy Goodin, on December Gth and 7th. The action of the play, which takes place in Mayor Kelly's home in Hooter- ville, centers around tomboy Clementine Kelly, realistically portrayed by Elma Stoudt. Clem would rather play football than dress up and go to a party. Vicky George played the role of the sympa- thetic mother, Mary Kelly, who has a hard time keeping up with he1' daughter's changing moods and explaining them to Mayor Kelly. Donald Tyson did a good job of acting the red-headed, explosive mayor, who is in the midst of campaigning for re-election, and finds he has double trouble when Clem breaks a neighbor's window with her football. The neighbor is none other than Miss Prunella Pringle fAnnie Thompsonl, president of the Women Voters' League and very influential so far as votes for Mayor Kelly are concerned. In the high school "gang" is handsome Hank Matthews, played by Charles Lambour, whom Clem never noticed until Cathy decided he was a good prospect. Jane Ann is the gossip of the crowd, who is constantly giving information which she thinks they "should know." These typical teen-agers were acted by Jane Camaho and Nadine Frain. Melvin Scheidt, as Tubby, a hay-fever victim, amused the audience with his special version of a sneeze. Tubby has the sad duty of informing Clem that the football team has voted not to let her play with them. In an effort to get even, Clem wins over Hank in an oratorical contest. Handyman Abe Carter advises her in all matters, from football to love problems. Bill Jones was a natural for this role, always ready to offer some dryly humorous bit of philosophy. The maid Bertha CMary Jane McGowan! also gives advice on the problems of the Kelly family. Mrs. Kelly engages charming Ann McNeil CPearl McMullenl to give Clem elocution lessons. In the meantime Cathy is trying to decide whether to go to the Spring Formal with ladies' man Pete fllobert Yergeyl or with Hank. Clem decides that parties aren't so silly and that boys may be interesting. She changes her tactics and makes Hank realize that she is no longer a tomboy. Miss Pringle discovers that children aren't just brats and influences the Women's League to vote for Mayor Kelly. In addition to the good work of the cast, much credit must be given to the help of the stage committee, the home economic seniors and prompters. .......,. .. -Class Prophecy Winnie and Wicky Mouse glanced at the calendar one bright morning, June 5, 1976. "Wicky," Winnie exclaimed, "just twenty-five years ago today, the class of 1951 graduated at Norco. I wonder what has become of all those boys and girls. We used to have such good times with them in Room 9." "Yes," replied Wicky," I wonder, too. Let's drive over and see Beega Eva. He has a Bureau of Missing Persons, and, if he doesn't know where they are, he can soon locate them." Beega, who had come from the planet Jupiter, had invented a screen which could locate anyone at the turn of a button. With the help of the screen, he located the class members and Wicky and Winnie saw their former Norco friends pursuing all sorts of interesting vocations. BETTY COOPER, who enjoyed doing secretarial work while in school, is now working for a famous cowboy singer. Besides taking dictation and typing, she sings with the band in her spare moments. The second picture flashed on the screen was that of JOHN D'LUZEN. John was interested in mechanics while he was in school and liked to work on his little Crosley. So they were not surprised to find him in a toy factory, manufacturing piston rings for little toy cars. To Winnie's delight, she saw that MARGIE FRAIN, who was a whiz when it came to farming, was riding on a tractor, cultivating her miles and miles of corn rows. Margie sells all her corn to ANNIE '1HOMPSON'S Pop Corn Company. Annie handled the class finances and now she has book- keeping to do for her own business. Wicky was interested in the next picture, in which NADINE FRAIN was the main attraction. Beega told him that Nadine always wanted to become a hairdresser, so she finished a course at Monsieur Pierre's QROBERT YERGEY'sJ famed Salon of Hair Beauty for Women. Bobby always was an authority on hair styles. Getting back to Nadine, they found her giving permanent waves to Scotty dogs and French poodles. The next scene was one of East Main Street. Becoming curious, Wicky and Winnie moved a little closer to the screen. Soon they heard a motor and into view came VICTORIA GEORGE. Vicky, who followed the family tradition by going into the restaurant business, was riding on her motor- propelled scooter ice cream wagon. Beega informed them that she had become very prosperous and has recently purchased the mansion of Baron MELVIN von SCHEIDT. Melvin always wanted to be a clown and his wish was granted. He is now well-known and because of his ability to get along with people, he has left the United States to become an Ambassador of Good Will to Lower Slobbovia. When a drive-in jewelry store came into view, it was only natural to see CHARLES LAMBOUR managing it. Since he owns the store, he specializes in giving discounts to all his fellow classmates who have Fords. He also caters to many famous people, among them MARY HANSLEY, who is the star of the T.V. show "What Are We Arguing About?" She is on the United States Debate Team and does some fillibustering in the Senate in her spare time. After FRANCIS WAMPLER graduated from high school, he went to college and majored in physical education. His greatest desire was to become a gym teacher. So when they found them- selves viewing a reducing salon for women on Fifth Avenue, Wicky and Winnie knew that the owner and operator must be the one-and-only "Masseur" Wampler. For three solid hours a day he leads his patrons in football calesthenics, because he believes that this exercise is the best way to reduce. Wicky thought Plato would be interested in JOYCE GILES' newly established profession. Joyce, after she retired from the athletic world, took up knitting as a hobby and now has a profitable business knitting little sweaters for St. Bernards. When Beega tuned in the next person, Winnie's eyes nearly popped, for on the screen was none other than WILLIAM JONES. Bill excelled in ballet during his childhood, but no one ever thought he would become the star of the Broadway hit "The Dying Swan." Bill has the part of the swan and it is rumored that a Hollywood talent scout has his eye on him. Class Prophecy When Wicky saw a television station appear next, he thought the wires must have crossed. But, no, it was HEBER McGOWAN displaying his red coiffure. He has a life-time contract with the "Kale Shampoo Company advertising their product on T.V. Beega also related to Wicky and Winnie what he had seen when he went on his vacation. There on a big advertisement for lady wrestlers he found a name that sounded very familiar to him. It was none other than our own MARY JANE McGOWA N. "Gorgeous Mary" has a top billing at GEORGE ROADCAI"s Wrestling Arena at "French-Creek-By-The-Sea." George has fared so well in this venture that he has taken over and is president of Rambling Motors, Inc. Next appeared what seemed to be a girls big league basketball game. And into focus came JANET NIMMERICHTER who surprised everyone by adding two feet to her height. Janet is the star center of the Bloomer Girls' Basketball Team. Beega turned a few buttons and Wicky and Winnie saw a new million-dollar school come into view. But the big surprise was to see EDITH RICHARDS as principal of this school known as the Monocacy Miracle. They also saw that Edith had her hands full taking care of all her former class- mates' children. While Beega was adjusting a tube in his invention, Winnie started to read a New York news- paper. An article "Advice to the Lovelorn' caught her eyeg and, no wonder, for the advisor was PEARL McMULLEN. I'earl's marriage has been so successful that they feel she is an authority on the subject. Beega broke in just then to inform them he would have to call the repair company for a new tube. He thought it would take less time if he called and had them send the part over on a jet- scooter. When the voice at the other end of the telephone answered with a "Good afternoon. This is the You-Wreck-It-We-Fix-It Construction Company, anything repaired while you wait, or you get a free trip to the moon," he recognized the voice as that of JUNE LAVERTY. June had been unde- cided as to whether to become a telephone operator or an interior decorator, so she decided to combine the two. She is chief operator of the big repair company and also supervises the decoration of any dog houses sent to be repaired. When the set was in working order again, Wicky and Winnie heard someone singing a lullaby. JANE CAMAHO's ambition was to become a singer . Her wish was fulfilled since she got a job at the "Claw and Paw, Cat and Dog Hospital," singing the kittens to sleep. Meanwhile, Winnie was wondering what had become of MARCIA HOHL, so they located Marcia on the set. They knew she had been married right after graduation, but what they didn't expect to see was Marcia running after two sets of twins and one set of triplets. She helps support ROBERT CRESSMAN, who manufactures "Jumping Jack Shoes for the Wee Tots." Bob also runs a dancing school, where he teaches the old maids and the bachelors how to rumba, in the hope of finding a suit- able "partner." ' When Wicky heard a loud pounding sound, he thought something was wrong with the set againg but he was mistaken, because the sound came from the Dixie Cream Donut Shop. OSCAR DARLING- TON, who was used to pounding the table with his president's gavel, now has put this practice to profit. He works at the Dixie Cream Shop putting holes into the doughnuts. Wicky's eyes almost popped this time, when he saw a calendar with pictures of beautiful girls. LARRY BEIDLER, the artist of the class, was there. He has a permanent position with "Esquire Magazine" filling the jars of paint for the illustrators. Wondering what had become of ELMA STOUDT, they tuned in the Tyson Insurance Agency. Class Prophecy Here they learned that she has a business of her own financing RICHARD SMITH's new occupation. He has a famous chain store in which he sells sleeping pills to students who can't fall asleep during an interesting class. When Wicky asked about CHARLES LEYRER, Winnie remembered that she had seen him when she went to the market that morning. Charles had always been interested in carving figures out of wood, so it was no surprise when Winnie told them he was busy carving meat in the Cut-Up Market. CHARLES MURRAY spent his time after school at his farm raising pigs and chickens. One day he decided to cross the pigs with the chickens, and now is spending the millions he made by being the first to get "ham and eggs" at the same time. Winnie and Wicky turned to the screen, just in time to see a flash of JAMES JONES, an inter- nationally famous member of the Metropolitan Troupe. After his success in the P.T.A. operetta "Down in the Valley," Jim desired to star in Metropolitan Opera. This wish was fulfilledg for, even though he doesn't sing, he helps the dressmaker to alter the singer's costumes. It was diflicult to recognize the next character because of the big top-hat and Cadillac convertible. A closer scrutiny showed that it was PAUL BODOLUS. Before he joined the Navy, Paul worked at the DeSoi Plating Works in South Pottstown. When he was discharged from the Navy, he went back to his old job. He saved so much money that he finally bought the plant from the owners. When Beega tuned in DONALD TYSON, they found him hard at work as a linesman for the Philadelphia Electric Company. Donald really gets a "charge" out of his work. JEAN OLEXA's greatest desire was to join the Waves. She did so, but was greatly disap- pointed because the waves of the sea made her so seasick that she had to get off the ship. She dis- embarked at a Pacific island, where she me-t a chief of a cannibal tribe and soon became "Queen of the Savagesf' As expected, SHIRLEY STAUFFER joined the WAF in order to be near Jiggs, but decided that flying was too st1'enuous for her. Winnie said Shirley had finally settled down to housekeeping for her flier-husband and raising airmen for the U. S. Air Force. Beega told Winnie that one day when he was in Hope-well Park, he came upon ROBERT ICKES feeding the squirrels. Bob is overseer of all the animals, and in his spare time gives swimming lessons to the Campfire Girls. Suddenly there was a roaring sound, like that of a jet plane flying low. They all ran to the window just in time to see THOMAS MAUGER taking the corner on two wheels. Tommy now operates a used car garage, "Mauger's Motors." He was always interested in racing cars, so he made a speedway around his home. Here you can see the stockcar races every Saturday evening. The girl-hater f??J of the class was GARY BUCKWALTER, but this is no longer true. He was the first of the boys to get married and is now manager of his wife's hosiery store. Winnie told Beega that she had seen ARTHUR QUACKENBOS the past Sunday when she attended a service in his church, "The First Church of Glasgow." Since Arthur became pastor of the church, there has been a sharp rise in the membership. "That concludes the roll call," said Beega. "Your friends of '51 seem to be prosperous and happy, and many have achieved fame." "Thank you," said Winnie and Wicky. And they went back home, satisfied with their visit. "Dear Diary" After Winnie and Wicky had located all the members of the class of '51 by means of Beega Eva's magic screen, they began to exchange reminiscences of events in the history of the class. In going through Beega Eva's collections, they discovered a dust-covered diary, which contained out- standing events of the high school years of the class. "Look, here is the account of their freshman year," said Wicky. Winnie took the diary and began to read. "Dear Diary: September 3rd. Today we elected our class officers. Our new president is Bill Callahan, vice-president, Robert Cressmang secretary, Betty Cooper, and treasurer, Elma Stoudt. We are happy to see so many new faces in our midst, because of the additional pupils who came to us from Monocacy and South Covent1'y. "October 12th. Tonight we attended a Hallowe'en party. This one was in Charlie Lambour's barn, where we danced and played games until we were so tired we just had to go home and crawl into bed. "October 31st. We have just come home from our Freshman Hallowe'en dance. The merry- makers received their fill of thrills and chills as they passed through the freshmen's own creation, the "Chamber of Horrors." Every one had a "spooky" time. "Friday, March 25th. What a day this turned out to be! Our class put on a science assembly for Mr. Spannuth. No doubt we made history, in the line of assembly programs. Larry Beidler, Bob Cressman, Richard Smith, and Francis Hohl looked perfectly stunning as they modeled girls' clothes. "June 7th. The last day of our freshman year. Our homeroom teachers, Mr. Smith and Mr. Spannuth, are probably glad to see this day come. There were some sad faces when report cards were handed to us, but most of us are looking forward to being tenth graders in September." Winnie turned the pages of the diary to our sophomore reco1'd. She adjusted her glasses and this is what she read. "September 15th. We have just concluded a hot political campaign-complete with posters and speeches. After two days of campaigning, we elected the following: president, Patty Orandoshg vice- prcsidcnt, Oscar Darlingtong secretary, Betty Cooperg treasurer, Elma Stoudt. "Some of us are in Room 5 with Mr. Spannuth, and the others are with Mr. Buckwalter in Room 1. "February 10th, 6 p.m. We have spent the day decorating for our Sophomore Valentine Hop. The gym is covered with red and white streamers, and large red hearts. We're tired, but we'll all be back for the dance. P.S. fAfter the dfancej It was a wonderful night-lots of fun for everybody. By means of an elimination dance, Charlie Murray and Jane Shaner were chosen King and Queen of Hearts. "March 11th. Today our class presented a one-act play entitled, "Make Room for Rodney." The "characters" were Mary Hansley, Vicky George, Miriam Grubb, Frances Righter, Richard Smith, Gary Buckwalter, Robert Ickes, and Melvin Scheidt. Directors were June Laverty and Oscar Darling- ton, with Mr. Smith as advisor. "March 12th. Since Patty left school in January, Oscar Darlington has taken over her duties. We are in the midst of that big problem that causes so much discussion-the choice of a class ring. "Dear Diary" "March 25th. We just voted and chose the ring that pleases the majority. We think we have selected an unusually striking arrangement of the school insignia. "May 20th. The performance which we gave today was a great success. We stopped the show when we sang 'All Right, Louie, Drop The Gun,' in honor of Mr. Buckwalter." Winnie turned to June, 1949, but nothing was written under that date. "Well," she exclaimed in surprise, "evidently they didn't do anything in June." But she was mistaken, for on the next page was a report of a trip that had been taken after school was over. She read: "June 21st, Mr. Alderfer took us to the Philadelphia Zoo today. The group consisted of Marcia Hohl, Wanda Tobias, Vicky George, June Laverty, Jane Camaho, Jean Olexa, Edith Richards, Annie Thompson, and Marcia's sister-in-law, who drove one car, while Mr. Alderfer drove the other. "After making the acquaintance of the various inhabitants of the zoo, we went to Montgomery County Park to swim and to eat. We returned home about 10 p.m., tired and happy." Wicky took the book from Winnie and hunted for the Junior news. He found it on page 75. "This must have been an important year," said Wicky. "Listenl" "September '7th. We are back in school again. Half of our classmates are in Room 10 with Mr. Baker, the others are in Room 12 with Miss Lynch. Class officers are almost the same as last year: Oscar Darlington, president, Richard Smith, vice-president, Betty Cooper, secretary, Elma Stoudt, treasurer. "November 20th. Mr. Baker reminded us that we would need money for Washington next year, so we are undertaking a magazine sale. "December 4th. The proceeds of the sale brought some good credit to some of our class. Now we must look forward to our class play. "February 17th. We'll soon be famous for our assembly programs. This time we performed as pupils from Mrs. Clark's English classes, putting on a Brotherhood Week program-"The Story of Jimmy". Using a musical play as a medium, we showed how Jimmy fJames Jonesj was striken with the disease racial prejudice. He was finally cured by the family physician, lWilliam Jonesj. We think we convinced everyone of the folly of prejudices. Highlights of the program included vocal solos by Jane Camaho and Gary Buckwalter. "April 13th. This was the big night for those with dramatic talent. Our mystery comedy "Ghost Wanted" offered our audience laughter and suspense and was enthusiastically received. Mr. Smith was our patient and capable coach. "April 28th. Another big event on the agenda-the Junior-Senior Prom. Our theme was "Twilight Time," and the gym was transformed into a lovely spot, decorated in our class colors, rose and silver. We danced from nine until midnight to the music of Bob Hartman's orchestra. After intermission, we crowned the King and Queen of Twilight Time--James Orandosh and Phyllis Fulmer. Memories of that happy evening will stay with us for a long time. "June lst. Many juniors went on the Travel Club trip up the Hudson River to West Point. The continuous rain failed to dampen our spirits. "June 6th, The thrill of the year was the- moment on Commencement Night, when our class president received the mantle from Stephen Bodolus, president of the class of '50, Now we are "Dear Diary" seniorsg it's hard to realize that we are standing on the threshold of our greatest year." "September 7th, 1950, is the next date," said Winnie. "Today was the first day of school. We are all in Room 9 with Miss Delp as home room teacher. Mr. Alderfer and Mrs. Clark, along with Miss Delp, are our class advisors." "The pages under September 11th, 12th, and 13th are full," remarked Wicky, "but we will read all about the Washington trip when we get out the yearbook, so I'll skip that part." "September 22nd. We elected class officersg Darlington and Smith are still president and vice- president. There's a change in the other two offices, Shirley Stauffer will be our secretary and we have two treasurers to check on our complicated finances-Annie Thompson and Robert Yergey. "October 2nd. We have vanilla and emulsions to sell and are sending for Christmas cards. So we'll soon be busy working off our credits. "November 6th. Today prospects for ads for the senior play program were apportioned. We're really burning up shoe leather trying to carry on all these financial ventures. Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd. This year our football team, led by Captain Francis Wamp- ler, captured the Little Four trophy of the Perkiomen-Schuylkill Valley League. "December 8th. Our class play is over, after two nights of presentation. It was "Clementine," a comedy about teen-agers. The cast fitted their roles perfectly. "March 9th. After much head-scratching for an idea, Robert Cressman got the brilliant thought of making the theme of our senior dance a deck of cards. The decorations were very clever. Christine Swavely and Donald Sheasley were elected "Joker and Jokeress," crowned, and presented with gifts. A big crowd, including lots of visitors from other schools, attended the dance. "April 27th. It was our turn to be Prom guests tonight-no worries for us this year about decor- ations and music. The decorations, a "Fantasy in Pastel" were lovelyg George Welsh and his orches- tra provided excellent dance music, altogether it was a perfect evening. "June lst. Well, diary, frankly we amazed ourselves by getting through Class Night so well. After all those confused and sketchy rehearsals-we must be geniuses, that's all! "Sunday, June 3rd. Our Baccalaureate Night was a very solemn occasion, and we behaved with all the necessary formality. Guess most people were so serious because we realized how close we are to the end of our school years. Bacculaureate was held in St. John's Lutheran Church, South Pottstown. Reverend George F. Ichorn preached a very inspirational sermon. "June 5th. It's simply incredible. To think that it's over-Commencement, of cou1'se. Now we have that precious piece of paper-a diploma--to show that we have completed our labors in high school. Dr. Harry V. Masters, the speaker of the evening, gave us some good advice and plenty of worthwhile ideas to think about as we go out into life. "June 7th. This morning we marched to the last assembly, where we occupied seats of honor on the stage. Although we had looked forward to this day, we felt sad at the thought of leaving the school and being separated from our classmates. So with high hopes for the days ahead and kind thoughts of those to whom we must say 'Good-bye,' we write Finis to this chapter of our lives and turn to the pages of the future." K C RT 2 Doc-.M NGCLQR Egg 1 C Q QQ' jx 5- g iffy X Q! v fd A -WU i X , f, w 'vJ !i1w ,Ja we D gimlhx , I AN A M2 2 M Q el C f gh 6 EL First row, ll-ft lo right-J. Johnson, J. llzlkm-V, I.. llutm-ller, V. Yom-om, M. 'l'ora1li, S. lalf-flltK'Ill!, li, Idlily, Il, Sliezlsln-y, NV, Itlaylnf-r, NI, Iiorriln-r, J. liL11'liWViIllt'l', l'. Brown, I'. Swaively, M. liolln-nlwimfe-r, lil, Swain-ly, J, Uvvrlioltznr, 'I'. Smith. Sn-I-onrl row-'IL Ilolwrts, I'. lNII-l'rud1Ien, J, Slizlner, IR, Spohn, J. llykstrzl, Ii. 'l'im-rnaui, M. lnlfl, li. Wilson, lt. lritln-r, A. l42Ii1'll, A. Seine-I, ll. Kuntzvlman, Il. Real, J. Cisznrili, ll. Iiulvyclii, l' I'x ns U. U Jl f. lllllll row-V ll. llotlninn, lx, lu-nn, li. Swann-ly, I'. liung, l'I. l'lk'llllxlIS, G. xYlllllllll'l', ll, fllllllilllfh IC. 'l'ryth:1ll, .l, Kre-pls, Ii, Goss, NV. l"lIlIllvl', lfl. lim-kowitz, XV. lvl:-Kev, I., lik't'lk'l', ll. lhiy, H. l'Ill15lIIll'li, XV. S2llllll0l'li, l4'oul'tli row--li, Hub:-l, li. Yo'-mn, .l. Vlmppie, I'. ICI-lier, J. Fry, I'. Mellini. I"iI'tIi iowvhlr. I'. lilll-il'l', aulvisorg Miss Il. li5'IIl'll, aulxisorl Miss II. ltls-Uuiwlle, aulxisor, CLASS OF '52 To the Seniors of '51 we, the Juniors of North Coventry High School, wish to extend our most hearty wishes for a happy and successful life. We hope you will be well rewarded for the years you have so faithfully given here. We, as well as the Seniors, have spent many wonderful years in North Coventry. Every dance and every competitive sport has held great enjoyment for all. The Junior-Senior Prom seems to top off each year just right with its delightful decorations and atmosphere of glamor. Our class play, "Straws for Two," was a tremendous hit, displaying the dramatic ability of many of our class. This project also aided us financially. We owe much of our success as Juniors to our class officers-William Rhymer, presidentg Donald Sheasley, vice-presidentg Marlyn Berriker, secretary: Barbara Ehly, treasurerg and also our class advisors-Miss we are about to obtain. We, the seniors-to-be, hope that we can set Seniors of '51. We shall endeavor to gain and faculty members by conducting ourselves as good So to the Seniors we say: "May you do as done for North Coventry in the past." Lynch, Mr. Baker, and Miss McCa1'dle-who have led us to the doorway of the goal as fine an example as has been set for us by these maintain the good will of our schoolmates and the citizens of Norco and by enlarging our knowledge. much for the world into which you go as you have First row, left tu l'i,i1'IlI.'L. Sears, J. Iwilvlvr, IJ. Scars, .I, Smith, A, Iialumziil, A. Ili-instm-in I N. Mi-ICIi'uy, M. Imiigi, 1. i4IIlIf.2'iIIII, I". K-rlin, XY. Kim-Iiim'i', .I. IluI'I'1n:l.1, II. IM-lwilvr, .X Milli-1', ll. Faire-, Ii, IAIINIIS, 'I'. I'hiIIips, IL. XXX-IIS, Sc--mul tum'-II. Ititvhiu, S. AIl'fzKIVYilII, J. XYviSs, AI, Ynrmli, S. Iii-Ilzir, II. l'1'u':sl11:un, l'. ii1II'Il4'l I Y. I'ivi'vv, IC, N1'Nz'iI, S. 1lI1lI5!'k'I', J. I-Si-mvur, AI, Ku-ur, Il. III-yvr, A. i:1Il'iiIN. 53 'I'Iii1'1I l'1IXVi-J. Smith, IC. Julili, IC. liillly, 4', tllwss, il. l'I't'ElSj', l'. Smith. I"um'tI1 I'1!XVfxV. SL-idvl, II. Fries, A. 15Iliit'I', Ii AIVAIIIIIUII, AI. f'2II'l', XY. Imwcll, I.. Su-plu-us H. 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Imfxx-1 -my ll., JIII111, V, Slnamnvr, NV, I'. Iismlu-V, :ulxiswrl ll 1'Ivlm-ns, .I. Ilwxxvr, .X, Ilivlnun Twirling Club - 'Af Ifixsv xl-xx' III1llrI1' S1-4-ullfl l'4I Ii, Ilwl I1 4 I1rsS, .I I K.. 9" I In-Il In VILIIII Il, Xluyxrr, AI,t'znm:1Ilvw, S. Iiwnlum I Iuf mx I., .Xlfxxxxr I I-'1-x I' xx IP. I"l'11I1-1'i:'Ii,.I. lim-IQ, I,, XIz1nxx'ilI1-l',N.Spnlls N XIII IP lung. II, I.u-Ixxx.IIl- I. 4'lIIrn-Igv'l'.I'.5XX'IIX1IX. XI. "II-lnwlus, II, IIIPSXYVIIIII, II. Sxx':1x'1'lx', Ii. Ilmu-Ii I" Il:-IINIIIII--1 I Xlwxlx I I Izlrfl xnxx . FIIIIIII. l'nhsi row, left to right-li. lvloyer, li. lVlcAfes-, IN. lth-lulroy, H, tisik, li. lrytlizill, .l. lorzlk, M. llzilin, I". Arizin, I'. lioppan, B. ff.'llllOllilL'lgt'l', L, XN':unplei' For-nml rou'A.l. Uverholtm-r, S. I,ii.rlltc-zip, ll. Wolf, ll, in-lwiler, li. lh-all-r, l'. IH-ntz, .l. lwli-in-la, l'. Swaivcly, ilrnni lllil,lUl'k'lIL'2 A. Tlionlpsun, XV, Powell, K. Collins, J. llrown, ll. llzirni-1', .l, Ihntilng, J. Hinxxei, A. S1-inet. 'l'l:ir1l row-ll. 'l'it"l'llilll, l'. r'olver, ll, John, J. Iluey, ll. Smith, W. Vollins, ll. Mon-r, G, Sin-:isli-y, ll. llalcuni, IC. Stanffer, lf. llz1rtnn,L:', A. lieinsie-iw. l"oin'tlu row-- M. Imnlz, IJ, Ulpnlens, ll. tfnninlio, V, Sli2lllt'l', lfl. lim-:ii'y, .l, l"rA', IC. l.1u-lcowilz, M. liong, IG. John. BAND The North Coventry Band was formed in 1948 by Mr. William I". Lamb, Jr., director, and lVlr. Earl Pierson and Mr. Norman Leppard, assistant dl1'GCt01'S. At that time the band numbered fifty-five members. The uniforms were provided in 1949 through the efforts of the North Coventry Alumni Association. The school year of 1950-51 was an unusually busy and successful one. The group was on hand at all football games and added greatly to the color and spirit of those occasions. The band also played at the Safety Conference held in Pottstown and at the meeting of the Chester County School Directors. The annual concert was given on May 28th: and, as a final performance, the band played for a half hour before the commencement exercises took place on June 5th. There are now forty members in our organization: five juniors, ten sophomores, three ninth graders, four eighth graders, nine from the seventh grade, six from sixth grade and two fifth graders. The one senior who has remained faithful is Annie Thompson, who performs on the clarinet. Five junior girls and one sophomore form the group of color guards who aid Christine Swavely, our capable drum-major, and help to make our display on the football field so attractive and effective. Mr. Lamb, director, and Mr. Leppard, his assistant, have done a fine job of developing this musical group into a proficient organization. SOPHISTICATED SENIORS 9 1 31? W ff' I 5 ,X I I I I l 1 Q' 3' X-,Vx 3 X 5 QQVAE-, l First row, left to right-XV. Jones, G. Rum-liwalter, P. Bollolus, F. XVnnipler, L. Beifller, G. Roa'lm-ap, C. lvlurrny. Second row-'l'.'Muug,'er, ll. It-kes, XV. Rliymer, F. Mart-li, F. Kerlin, 0. Pribanick, W. Fulmer. 'l'hir4l rovv-NV. lhiolgmtoiiio, .-oacli1 if A. liruwn, assistant 4-om-li, lb. tfnliizllio, J. 1'e-trick, N. llornank, W. lieidlor, ll. linlvel, lllilllllEl'L'l'l C. ljrker, i1m11.lge1'. 1950 FOOTBALL WILDCATS The North Coventry football team of 1950 was small in number but great in spirit and determi- nation. The Cats played through the season with no more than seventeen men on the squad. Despite the lack of manpower, the Cats mustered a respectable record of five wins and four losses in the Perkiomen-Schuvlkill Valley tleague. They also won the championship of the Little Four, and were the swing team of the circuit. Thanks to the superb coaching of Mr. William Paloantonio, and to the hard conditioning the players received, there were very few mishaps throughout the season. NORCO ROLLS OVER COLLEGEVILLE, 13-8 The driving legs of Franny Wampler brought the Wildcats victory in their inaugural game of the season. The hard-charging fullback drove up the middle on some twenty-three straight line bucks to land the win for the Cats. The Norco boys were held at bay over the first three periods: but, when the center of the line started opening wide for Wampler in the final stanza, the fat was in the fire. A recovered fumble by Bill Rhymer on the Collegeville 30-yard line plus three line bucks gave the Wildcats the winning touchdown. The extra point came via a pass by Wampler to Bill Jones. ROYERSFORD SQUASHES WILDCATS, 42-6 A big tough Roycrsford team spelled too much for a dogged Norco eleven and gave the Cats their first loss of the season. Although Norco played hard, Royersford took advantage of a few inter- cepted passes to set up their touchdowns. After the Eagles scored two quick T.D's. in the opening quarter. the Wildcats didn't find paydirt until the final seconds were ticking off the clock. This came when Fanny Wampler hit "Snap" Jones with a bullseye pass which covered some thirty-five yards. NORCO LOSES HEARTBREAKER T0 BOYERTOWN, 27-12 The Boyertown Bears took advantage of fine blocking in the third period and scored on an 80- yard kickoff return which took the wind out of the Wildcats' sails. The first half was a tough battle all the way, with the score in favor of Boyertown, 14-12. Norco scored on a pass from Francis Wampler to Bill Jones, good for a sixty-yard touchdown, thanks to an excellent block thrown by Charles Murray. The next score came when Washer Beidler squirmed off tackle, and picked up good blocking by Rhymer, Bodolus, Jones and Wampler, to counter on a 65-yard broken field run. After the first half, the Cats' point machine could not get rollingg therefore they dropped a hard played game. EAST GREENVILLE CRUSHES CATS, 43-0 Slippery Mike Duka of East Greenville couldn't be stopped by the Norco defense. Although the Wildcats played a vicious brand of ball through the four quarters, the Greenie avalanche could not be stopped. Norco picked up substantial gains and threatened a few times, but pay dirt could not be found. A few long pass plays, which were completed by the Cats, kept the game from being a runaway, and gave the Greenie boys something to think about. WILDCATS CRIMI' WYOMISSING, 21-6 The Norco boys met the Wyomissing Sunsets on their home field and drove them to defeat, by way of a well-balanced scoring attack. The scoring opened in the first quarter, when Washer Beidler pitched a twenty-yard aerial into the waiting arms of Francis Wampler, who took it in the end zone. Wampler's place-kick split the uprights, and the score read 7-0. But after the kickoff to the Sunsets, they marched 80 yards on a sustained drive which made the score at the quarter 7-6. The score stayed this way until the middle of the third quarter when Tiny Beidler turned end for a thirty-five yard T.D. In the fourth quarter, "Snap" Jones glue-fingered a Sunset pass and ran unmolested for forty yards for the final score. Wampler passed to Jones for the extra point, thus concluding the scoring for the day. Thanks to the Wildcats' hard-charging line, the Wyomissing boys could not get started after the first quarter. SPRING CITY SQUEEZES BY CATS, 19-12 Two blocked klcls turned this hard-fought contest into a victory for the Pirates of Spring City. The Wildcats ran everywhere but up the goal posts, but they could not capitalize on the breaks of the game. In the first quarter Spring City opened the scoring, when Horace Carl broke in from his end position to block Wampler's punt. After knocking it down, the ball rolled into the end zone and Carl fell upon it. This made the score 7-0. But Norco came back on a 70-yard drive, finished off by a 5- yard plunge over the goal line. The extra point was no good and the score read 7-6. In the second quarter Dick Rosen plunged over for Spring City's second T.D. In the third quarter, the Pirates blocked another Cat punt, which set up their final score. Rosen drove over from the five-yard line to make it 19-6. In the fourth quarter, Larry Beidler shot off tackle for an eleven-yard T.D. NORCO PULVERIZES SCHWENKSVILLE, 27-0 Hard-working Francis Wampler guided Norco High to its third victory by scoring three times against the Bluebirds. The first touchdown came on a fifty-yard drive, climaxed by a plunge from the one-yard stripe by Wampler. Again in the third and fourth rounds Wampler found pay dirt in the same manner. Then late in the last quarter Wayne Fulmer, a reserve halfback, drove off tackle for two yards for the final score. WILDCATS STEM PENNSBURG, 33-7 With Francis Wampler and Washer Beidler hitting pay dirt two times each and Gary Buck- walter scoring another, the Norco boys drove over Pennsburg High for their fourth win of the season. This game offered many scoring opportunities for the Cats, because their hard-charging line was opening holes large enough to drive a truck through. Norco scored in every period of the game and gave the fans something to talk about when they reeled off many long runs. NORCO TRIUMPHS OVER WEST POTTSGROVE, 13-0 The Wildcats brought home to North Coventry the Perk's League Crown of the "Little Four Conference" on Thanksgiving day. Soon after the opening kickoff Francis Wampler drove over from the four-yard line for the first score. In the second period, Washer Beidler carried an off-tackle slant play for the second touchdown: Wampler added the extra point and the score was 13-0. The second half was purely a defensive game, but the Cats dug in and kept the hopeful Falcons from scoring. AJ "" ..,. .. First row, left to rightflj. Pressman, V. George, L'o-captain: .l. Smith, A. Miller, l'. Logan. Sei-oinl row-S. Kellzir, J. Uallnilio, eo-cziptailll R. Bitler, N, Urzindosli, M. Torak, Miss J. llelp, advisor. NORCO'S BEST In the fall of 1950, ten cheerleaders were chosen from a group of twenty-one girls, including those returning from last year's squad. The girls each did several cheers before the judges, who were all members of the faculty. The two girls receiving the highest rating were Vicky George and Jane Camaho, who were chosen co-captains. The rest of the squad consisted of Rosalie Bitler and Mildred Torak, juniorsg Shirley Kellar, Barbara Cressman, Patsy Loughin and Adella Miller, sophomoresg Jean Smith and Nancy Orandosh, freshmen. These girls were always on the front line, cheering their teams to victory. Their efforts were rewarded, for our football team won the "Pork" League Class B trophy, and the basketball team came out on top as the Class C Champions of our district, thus getting into the district play-off. The greatest of all our pep rallies was the one that climaxed our football season, the day before Thanksgiving. The football team broke through a huge football on the stage and was greeted by loud cheers from the student body. The band added to the enthusiasm, when it played the school songs. On December 2nd, a successful Cheerleaders' Dance was held in honor of the football team. The gym was decorated with banners from the pep rallies and with posters congratulating the football team upon its fine work. Throughout the year, the cheerleaders raised enough money to purchase new uniforms for next year's use. Miss Delp, who is the cheerleaders' able and competent advisor, was a help and inspiration throughout the season. We want to thank the students for their support and enthusiasm at all the games. Their won- derful spirit helped Norco High to "Make That Goal." I"irst row, If-l't to right I',AIi-I'rniIrle-n, I., Ilzili-her, .l. Giles, V, Swax'n-IX, 4-'iptziinj IC, lixuns, .l. Sluzuner, NI, Ili-rriker. Sweoinl row S. Liglili-np, .L lliininan, .l, liszirik, M. liziziiner, S. Alziiitu-r, U. l,1lI'l, ll. "ri-ssniain. 'I'hird row Miss lv. I.5'neli, 4-ozn-li: li. tlorinain, iiiziiiauer: .l. Vzuiiinlnr, ll. Lloyd, Al, Long, ll. K1-1-Ii-r, .l. llif-lnirds, li. lixains. IC, liainlis, 41, Sliruin, M. K'is:irik, N. M1-lillroy, inzlinmger. HOCKEY llockey is only a memory to the girls who played the 15350 season-memories ol' evenings oi' strenuous drill under the coaching of Miss Doris Lynch, of hard-fought games, of rejoicing over victories, of' disapointments over defeats. The varsity was made up ol' one senior, eight juniors, and two sophomores. This group was sparked by a capable captain, Christine Swavely, '52, Our only regular senior player, Joyce Giles, was our most versatile hockeyist. She claimed right inner as her position, but in the cwurse of the reason, played almost every position. She was outstanding for her speed and her skill in maneuvering the ball around her bafiied opponents. Another senior, Jane Camaho, was ol' help to us when we were lacking substitutes. Although Jane was unable to practice with us, several times she filled in on the junior varsity and did a nice job. The varsity ended the year with three wins and five losses, a record which does not reveal entirely some of' the good playing, the cooperation of the Norcoites, and the hard times we gave those opponents who won by only one point. As we lost but one player we anticipate a better 1951 season. The junior varsity, captained by l'hyllis lVleCrudden, had a better record, with tive wins, two defeats, and one tie'--with Collegeville-Trappe. The season did not bring all the victories we wanted, but the girls feel that we have achieved more than the winning of games. The playing at all times was marked by good sportsmanship and a friendly feeling between rivals. We owe much to our coach, Miss Lynch, who worked so hard with us. She was a cheerful, patient, and capable leader, helping us at all times. The senior player lnds you all farewell, with these words: "Good-bye and good luck, girls, and always keep before you our motto, 'The team that can't be beat Won't be lieat."' FIN A L T A LLI ES Norco Visitors Norco Visitors Vennsburg 1 0 Collegeville-Trappe tl 5 Spring City 0 1 West Pottsgrove 3 0 Nast Greenville 0 3 Sehwenksville 4 0 lioyertown 0 1 Royersford 0 1 First row, loft to rifrlltfll. Beiiller, IG. Vleiilviis, H. I1nrli1i,2'lnn, .l. .lonm-s, ll. IZ111-liwzlll--i', XY, Jones, l'. llilllg, IJ. Tyson, F. lvillllllltaf, ll, Uressinzin, St't'llllfl row-XY. Rhymer, l,. Asseo, lIl2lll2lf3.'t'l'I ll. Slieztsley, XY. lfnlnn-r, 11, XX':unpIv-r, Il. Ulenwns, .l. Krpps, I.. Porter, R. Swzrvely, XV. Kinvkinor, Il. 'l'ryth:ill, ID. Unrnnho, ninnznx.-ri .I. Brown, lllilllili-ft'l'1 G. Sllt'2lSlPY, in:ump.:'er. V-A. V lllllll row--ll. lxvelvly J. l'et1'ii'k, li. Klllly, l'. l'L'IllZ, V. l'll'l'iL'l', Xl!! ll. liilL'lilY2ll11'I', vulvlul Mr. 1'. A. Brown, coneli. BOYS' BASKETBALL The Cat quintet of '50 and '51 broke every scoring record in the history of North Coventry. The shot-happy Wildcats amassed a total of 1,146 points in 19 games. The Norco team also won the Class C championship of the Perkiomen-Schuylkill Valley League, but lost to Jenkintown lmy three points in the District I playoffs. The scoring for the Wildcats was done Chiefiy by four players. They were Gene Cleniens. ace marksman of the team with 362 pointsg Os Darlington, with 2655 Bill Jones, with 2345 and Gary Buckwalter with 139 points. The top scoring effort made hy any team in Norco history came from the hands of this Norco quintet, when they chalked up 89 points against Collegeville. The record for one game in scoring was made by Gene Clemens, who bagged 37 points against West Pottsgrove. Leading in assists was Bob Cressman, the pass master of the team. FINAL S CORING G. F.G. F. T.I'. Clemens 19 159 44 302 Beidler Darlington 19 113 39 265 Wamplei W. Jones 19 92 50 234 Tyson Buekwalter 19 58 23 139 J. Jones Cressman 19 30 6 66 Fulmer Lang 12 15 10 40 CLASSICS OF THE YEAR NORCO NICKS SCHWENKSVILLE In a game played at the Schwenksville court, the Wildcats fought off a stubborn bunch of Bluebirds by a 46-45 count. Tiny Lorrin Beidler's only goal of the evening in the last two seconds saved the game. Gary Buckwalter had stolen the ball and missed a "lay-up," after which Beidler was right on the spot to score the winning points. The scoring leaders of the night were Os Darlington with 15 markers and Buckwalter with 13 points. NORCO WHIPS PENNSBURG, 54-52 The Wildcats took over second place in the Perk League for the first time in the season, when they defeated the Pennsburg Bulldogs on the Cat's court. By this win, Norco became the top Class C team, and at that point in the season needed only three victories on Pennsburg's defeat or a combination of both to win the championship. Pennsburg led all the way until the opening of the fourth quarter, when Jones, Darlington, and Clemens each scored to put Norco ahead 46-44. The Cats' lead was boosted to 50-44 on deuces by Darlington and Clemens. The Bulldogs came rushing back to tie the score at 50. Clemens sank a jump shot, after which Charley Thomas shot a sizzler from mid-court to knot the score once more. With twenty seconds left, Clemens stabbed the deciding goal, to give Norco the win. Clemens was high scorer, with 18 points, while Darlington had 17 to his credit. NORCO BEATS GREENIES After engulphing twenty-six straight Perk League foes, East Greenville finally met its match and lost to Norco, 76-66, on the Wildcats' court. Norco took the lead early in the game, using a zone defense to keep down the Greenies' scoring. At the quarter, Norco led 18-16, but increased this margin to 40-35 at the half. The Wildcats outscored their foe, 35-31, in the second half, bringing the score to a 75-66 total. This was the Perk League upset of the year. Bill Jones was high for Norco with 24 points. Clemens, Darlington, and Buckwalter fol- lowed with 18, 18, and 14 points respectively. High scorers for the Greenies were Oplinger, Miller, and Swenk with 20, 18, and 11, in that order. NORCO ENTERS DISTRICT PLAY-OFF In the first interleague playoff that North Coventry has ever played, the Wildcats took a 52-49 nipping at the hands of Jenkintown. Jenkintown sta1'ted with four quick goals before Norco sighted their basket. Darlington then scored a foul and a field goal, while the Jenks still galloped on, to a 14-3 total at the quarter. In the second quarter Jones caught fire with five field goals. Buckwalter and Clemens each tossed a field goal to put Norco right back in the game at half time 22-17. The third quarter was a more evenly matched one, but still Norco was outscored, 22-19. In that period Darlington and Clemens each made three deuces, to make up twelve of the Cats' nineteen points. In the last quarter Norco closed the gap to 52-49 by outscoring the Jenks, 13-8, but the desperate effort didn't net quite enough points. Clarence and Jim Watts were high men for the Jenks, with 24 and 12 points respectivelyg while Jones was the leader for Norco with 18 points. Clemens and Darlington followed with 17 and 10 points. SEASON'S RECORD Norco Opponents Norco Opponents 56 Morgantown 41 69 Royersford 55 78 Honeybrook 32 89 Collegeville 68 64 Spring City fovertimej 62 46 Schwenksville 45 42 Royersford 12 overtimesj 44 54 Pennsburg 52 56 Collegeville 52 75 East Greenville 66 59 Schwenksville 29 58 Boyertown 63 41 Pennsburg 43 82 West Pottsgrove 49 29 East Greenville 48 49 Jenkintownii 52 79 West Pottsgrove 45 T -- 74 Boyertown 63 1146 976 116 Spring City 53 'District I playoff Average score per game-North Coventry 60.3 Average score per game-Opponents 50.9 FK-1-ilklrl First row, It-ft to riglitlli. I'lx'nns, Y. Pierce, V. George, li. Un-ssiiiziii, l'. llrown, I Mtfriiddt-ii, S. l4lP-fllllilll, J, Sliztner, IG. lllvains, M. Iluft. ruwfhl. Iflerrik--r, iiuinaiger: li. llzinilis. innnziger: li, Pike, G. Shrnin I lui.llx, Al. ', ' ' , 5. '-elcr, J, Richards, V, lloughin, li. Vllflllilll, ll, Spoln, Iioiig. X Xoioin 4 In lf. Swan-lx. inan.igcr: Miss J, Ilelp, com.-li: M. li-vtlic1ibe1'gc1', GIRLS' BASKETBALL 1 I+. llzurlington An enthusiastic group of girls reported at the beginning of the basketliall season to Coach Jessie llclp, who proceeded to give them some vigorous Work-outs. The opener in the I'erliioinen-Scluiylliill Valley League was a game with Royersford, which resulted in a defeat for the Red and VVhite. This loss did not diminish the ardor of our players, They displayed a good brand of hall throughout the season. Several of the games were the heartbreaking type, in which our opponents, during those last fleeting seconds of the game, dropped the ball through the cords, spelling defeat for Norco hy a narrow margin. Our Perkionien-Schuylkill record stands at three wins and four losses. VVe ,are very optimistic about next year's season, as our entire varsity squad will he back with us. We also have good hopes for next year's J. V's. The girls on this year's squad were Cleo Brown, Jane Shaner, Phyllis McCrudden, Esther Evans, Marilyn Rothenberger, Beverly Spohn, Rena Tiernan, Kathryn Evans, Victoria George, Joyce Richards, Dorla Faye Darlington, Barbara Pike, Joan Torak, Virginia Pierce, Gladys Shrum, Gladys Keeler, Marilyn Long, Patsy Loughin, Shirley Lightcap, Mildred Luft. Our only senior, Victoria George, was a J. V. forward and a varsity sub. She was an enthusiastic and cooperative player, faithful in practice and fighting hard whenever she was on the floor. ltoyersl'ord East Greenville Pcnnsburg Warwick SUMMARY OF GAMES Visitors Norco 38 24 Collegeville 21 33 Schwenksville 26 37 Boyertown 28 23 West Pottsgrove Visitors 31 30 48 Zlll Norco 2213 28 Q4 48 WASHINGTON TRIP On a rainy Monday morning, September 11, at seven o'clock, the seniors boarded a Grey- hound bus to start on our long-awaited trip to Washington, under the supervision of our chaperons, Miss Delp and Mr. Baker. The first part of our journey was rather quiet, exc gpt for a few rounds of laughter, caused by some "corny" senior jokes. No doubt most of us were thinking of the excitement in store for us, or perhaps we were tired from the unusually early rising hour. It 1sn't every morning at seven that one catches a bus to Washington. Our first stop, the Oxford Greyhound Bus Station, was the midpoint of our trip. Our half- hour stay gave some of us a chance to fill up on a second breakfast, while others, especially the girls, Ufrcshened up" a bit. Jack, our singing driver, then called us back to the bus and we were oft' on the last leg of the journey. There could be no lovier place for our first stop in the capital city than the Franciscan Monastery. Here we saw many beautiful reproductions of the original monasteries in Rome. Some of our playful classmates wanted to stay there and play hide and seek in the catacombs. However, we came out to enjoy the lovely gardens. A short drive brought us to the Hotel Lafayette, where the boys helped to carry in our bags, and where we all checked in for our rooms. Following a quick change and a rush for the elevators, we were all together again in a private dining-room for lunch. Ah! What service! And the food-C'est bonne! But then, wild onions and garlic would have tasted good after that long ride. Immediately after lunch we visited the Jefferson Memorial, where our class photograph was taken. A few seconds later, rain began to fall and we scattered for the bus. By the time we arrived at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the rain had stopped, but just long enough to see the guard march back and forth three or four times. It was an unlucky break for the girls, because they couldn't see whether the guard ever fiirts with pretty girls while he is on duty. Betty Cooper and Joyce Giles entertained all passers-by with their race down the steps in their stocking feet. The next point of interest was Mt. Vernon. We enjoyed the quaint gardens, laid out just as Martha Washington planned them, and the beautiful mansion, furnished as it was in the days of oui first president. By this time we had worked up good appetites for our dinner at the hotel. The entertain- ment for Monday evening was a moonlight cruise up the Potomac River on a pleasure yacht, the U. S. S. Mount Vernon. Most of us danced, while others watched the "Harbor Lights." Upon our return to the hotel, we checked in for a good night's sleep--at least, that's what a few of us attempted to do. But some time during the late tand earlyy hours, pillows began to fly, races were staged up ond down the hall, and queer shouts were heard. Strange how quickly time flew! It seemed that we had had only a few minutes of sleep when the telephone rang and a voice said, "It is now 6:45. Breakfast will be served at 7:30." So up and at 'em for another breath-taking day. On Tuesday we visited the F.B.I. Build- ing, the Mint, the Congressional Library, the Capitol Building, the Pan-American Building, the National Art Gallery, Smithsonian Institute and the Washington Monument. Tuesday evening was our free night, which meant that we could choose our own activlty for the evening. Many of us went to an early movie, after which we explored part of the city. Some went swimming in the beautiful pool at the Ambassador Hotel. All of us got a glimpse of Washington which was very different from the usual tourist attractions. Tuesday night in the hotel was another unforgettable one, but we did manage to squeeze in a little sleep. On Wednesday we awoke to see another cloudy sky above us. The morning tour took us first to St. Alban's Cathedral. The part of the church that is completed was con- structed largely through many small individual contributions. Our class gave enough money to add one more stone to this beautiful shrine of religious devotion. On the way back to our hotel, we saw the homes of various delegations and representatives from foreign nations. Regretfully we ate our lunch-the last meal in Washington. Then we packed our clothing and souvenirs and climbed aboard the bus. We proceeded to the U. S. Naval Academy at Annap- olis, where we toured the grounds, went into the chapel, gymnasium, and training ship. There was many a thrill and heart flutter among our girls. There's something about a uniform that causes this reaction. The last stop of the trip was the bus restaurant near Oxford, where we ate the last meal of our trip. Could it be only three days since we had stopped there for breakfast? Yes, only three days, but among the best of our life, and days that we shall never forget. The home-coming stretch was an exciting one. The air was filled with songs, jokes, giggles, and shrieks. Before long we recognized familiar landmarks, and then we were back at the school on Norco Hill. Friends and families were there to meet us, all happy to have us home again. We were glad to relax and get a good night's sleepg but-the next day when it was time to resume school work, many of us thought longingly of those days in Washington, filled to the brim with new places, sights, sounds, and adventures. WASHINGTON WHIRL QQ vw .3 5 W I V, .. A -Qfkgu A A As We See Them.. NAME FAVORITE SONG Larry Beidler Paul Bodolus Gary Buckwalter Jane Camaho Betty Cooper Robert Cressman Oscar Darlington John D'Luzen Marjorie Frain Nadine Frain Victoria George Joyce Giles Mary Hansley Marcia Hohl Robert Ickes William Jones James Jones Charles Lambour June Laverty Charles Leyrer Thomas Mauger Heber McGowan Mary McGowan Pearl McMullen Charles Murray Janet Nimmerichter Jean Olexa Arthur Quackenbos " Edith Richards George Roadcap Melvin Scheidt Richard Smith Shirley Stauffer Elma Stoudt Annie Thompson Donald Tyson Francis Wampler Robert Yergey There's Been A Change In Me" If" Harbor Lights" Because" It Had To Be You" Stardust" Sparrow In The Tree Top" Sam's Song" Zing, Zing, Zoom, Zoom" To Think You've Chosen Me" They're Playing Our Song" No Other Love" Sentimental Me" Some Enchanted Evening" Prisoner's Song" If" Shotgun Boogie" Pagan Love Song" Would I Love You" Mountain Dew" "The Roving Kind" Shotgun Boogie" My Heart Cries For You" "Till The End Of Time" There's Been A Change In Me" "Tennessee Waltz" No Other Love" Shotgun Boogie" Thinking Of You" Chew Tobacco Rag H "The Thing" Chew Tobacco Rag" Everytime We Say Good-by" No Other Love" Shotgun Boogie" In The Mood" Mocking Bird Hill" I Apologize" FAVORITE PASTIME Football Fishing and Football Sports Watching television Talking Basketball Basketball Fooling around with cars Laughing Talking Talking on the telephone Playing sports Pestering Tom Writing to Court In the great outdoors Athletics Baseball Girls and convertibles Talking Fishing and reading Riding motorcycles Running around Driving a '38 Plymouth Thinking of "Wob" Football Watching television Chewing gum Running around Talking on the telephone Looking Pepping Looking Writing W1'iting for girls up outboards for girls to Steve to Harold and sleeping, a '35 Plymouth to "Jo" Driving Writing Outdoor life Basketball On the farm - As We See Them DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS His His His Her Her His His shortness black wavy hair ability to do math. sweet singing voice joviality neat appearance subtle sense of humor " Never idle Wittiness Her Her wide smile cute dimples Her naive sincerity Pleasant disposition Her giggles His crew cut His overalls His good nature FAVORITE EXPRESSION Tramp that gas!" Forget it" Uh-huh" You don't know, do you?" Gosh darn it!" Knock it off!" Come here, Babe!" Gosh, Sam!" For crying in a bucket" Oh, sugar!" I've got news for you" My liver" For Pete's sake" Holy cow!" You said it, kid" Ah reckon so" Bartering buddy" "That's what you think" Any place but home Sophisticated air Her pert Irish smile A spirit of readiness His broad shoulders His fiashy red hair An argumentative spirit "George!" "I thought I'd die" "Crummy" "What say?" "Okay" Her earnestness Gentlemanly manners Her quietness Calmness in meeting all situations " His bashfulness Her amilbility His determination His forgetfulness His forgiving spirit Her Her fair complexion dancing brown eyes Her consideration for others I don't know" Really living" Is anything wanted today?" Aw, well" It ain't easy" Well!" If you say so" Close the window" Hey, Babe!" Steve might be home this weekend." Heaven only knows" "Goodness gracious" Unbounded energy His sportsmanship Efficiency at work "That's real, George!" "Blame" "Holy mackerel!" CAN BE FOUND Any place Porter's Hollow Practicing sports With Gene Anywhere and everywhere With Nancy Spring City Up the creek or under the Feeding the cows Almost any place Anywhere that June is. At Olsen's place You wouldn't believe it. In Florida - in imagination hood. Here, there, and everywhere On athletic field or court. With "Ty" and "Jerky" Anywhere that Vicky is. At the creek, fishing At Young's Garage Anywhere but school Anywhere that "Wob" is. Any place Home Any place but home At his job Where "Sonny" is Grandy's Somewhere around a boat. With George At the Cup With the excitement Red Corner In Allentown Within nature's realms. Delivering papers. LE T WE FORGET fi! .., ?fif'i'4'5 55? Q hfsl-.,4,..f,,,,'nJ C5 z - General School Memories What happened when: the "wind" shattered the senior homeroom window . . . Norco whipped the East Greenville basketball team . . . the new parking lot was turned into a race track by some Norco drivers . . . the patrol boys failed to go on duty . . . the juniors met the seniors in a debating match . . . Bill Jones was at the Washington Monument . . . the senior photographers snapped twenty pictures and only two were good? Don't mention: Betty Cooper's eating candy in P.O.D. class . . . Fireworks in room 9 . . . The noise in the library during activity period . . . Smitty's naps in class . . . the girls first baseball game with Pottstown . . . the reasons for seniors receiving their diplomas . . . the Draft Board . . . the financial credit the seniors had to earn . . . any tests we fiunked . . . the time wasted in schoool . . . that late baseball practice after the Schwenksville game, Who was responsible for: the winning basketball team . . . choosing the commencement an- nouncements . . . smashing John D'Luzen's car . . . those long hours of homework . . . the football pep rallies . . . late "Norco News" assignments . . . the seniors on their Washington trip . . . collecting money for late library books . . . making the gym classes clean black marks off the gym floor . . . starting to build the new school building . . . the late Monocacy school bus . . . choosing the two juniors to take the patrol trip to Washington . . . directing the glee clubs. There's a knack to: getting class meetings in P.O.D. class . . . flying off at a tangent in physics class . . . the way Pete Lang does the Charleston . . . exploring Washington on the seniors' free night . . . winning the "Little Four" football trophy . . . getting twelve people into a jeep after a fall hay- ride . . . winning friends and influencing people at Norco . . . the act of juggling and yo-yo playing, especially by the artist, Melvin Scheidt. Who made: the cakes for the patrol dance . . . the "A's" in geometry . . . Mrs. Clark fiy into a rage in English class . . . the "pest" plague for Mary Hansley . . . all the points when Norco reg- istered a basketball victory at West Pottsgrove . . . the plan for the gay decorations at the Senior Dance . . . the crow sit still while Smitty snapped its picture . . . all the jokes Gary Buckwalter tells . . . the most trades in the Senior Barter Association? Thorns to: all seniors who held off paying their class dues and other debts . . . thoughts of graduating . . . unexpected tests . . . rainy days when the seniors had gym class . . . Mr. Buckwalter when he gave the senior health class extra homework . . . those hard trigonometry problems. Roses to: Mrs. Clark for her patience with the yearbook workers . . . the juniors for their wonderful prom . . . those boys who sang the "Lord's Prayer" in assembly as punishment for teasing the girls . . . those who get everything they can out of school . . . the hard workers in the senior class. What we will remember and miss the most: Our class advisors-Mrs. Clark, Miss Delp, and Mr. Alderfer . . . singing on the bus to away games . . . our jolly underclassmen . . . Mr. Grim, our school principal . . . our faithful teachers . . . the piano in Room 9 . . . the commercial and academic argu- ments . . . our freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior dances . . . our wonderful school, North Coventry . . . getting out of classes to work on ext ra-curricular activities . . . and never will we forget our classmates. Highlights of Q Washington Smith "cleaning up'f .... Boys with empty pockets .... The manager surprising "Washer" . . . . The "drunk" following Nadine on the boat . . . . The late hours we kept . . . . Murray colliding with the manager .... Scheidt afraid to sleep with Rippel .... Bodolus and Moxie moving furniture . . . . Miss Delp playing Frankenstein . . . . Shirley's shoes full of milkshake . . . . Marcia failing to find the hotel .... Girls riding the elevators .... Jack singing and telling jokes .... "Washer" fas- cinated by the noise of a gun .... The trick snap shots that were taken .... Low clouds on the bus . . . . Annie and Edith tied to the beds . . . . Vicky's boy troubles . . . . Night walks in the park . . . . Betty tempted by someone else's popcorn in the movie .... Joyce and Betty running in the rain in their stocking feet .... Girls flirting with the Marines in the building across the street .... Miss Delp intercepting a water pistol .... Bob Cressman being Sir Walter Raleigh for Miss Delp .... The charming Southern guide in the Capitol building .... Melvin roaming in the halls .... Country girls neglecting to pull the shades .... Our moonlight cruise on the Potomac .... Our aching feet . . . . The party in Room 410 . . . . The price of refreshments . . . . Everyone flooding the mail with post cards .... Quack's collection of milk bottles .... The sweet-smelling waitress .... Jean sur- prising Cressman .... The chow line in Room 206 .... Marcia leaving her camera at the Wash- ington monument .... The girls getting to bed at four o'clock in the morning .... The boys waking up in the morning with a headache .... The boys throwing pennies off the top of the hotel .... Bill Jones climbing the Washington monument twice .... Miss Delp's demonstration for June's benefit . . . . Straws sticking to the ceiling of the bus stop at Oxford . . . . The quiet beauty of the Fran- ciscan Monastery .... High prices of souvenirs . . . . Playing "Follow the Leader" with the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier .... The airplane ride we didn't take .... Splashing in the three- day rain .... Jane "shooting the breeze" to the parrot .... Rippel getting a hot foot from Roadcap and Smith .... The delicious food we had .... The flashy suspenders of Bucky and Francis .... The cigars and money we gave Jack .... The neat sailors at Annapolis .... The band on the boat playing the "Pennsylvania Polka" in our honor .... Those tempting bills in the Bureau of Printing and Engraving .... The impressions of vastness and majesty in the St. Albans Cathedral .... Our resolutions to "be good," after going through the F. B. I. Building .... Our study of French - waitresses .... Girls swooning over the guide in the F. B. I. Building .... Bill Jones, vainly hunting a place to sleep .... Swimming in the Embassy pool .... Enjoying the stage shows in Washington theatres .... "Destination - Moon!" .... Arthur's destination - Quackenbos Street .... Thrilling taxi rides .... Hoping that next year's class will have as much fun as we did. ,K x JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM, 1950 The biggest social event of our junior year was the Junior-Senior Prom. We can truthfully say that we had decided things well in advance, for We started planning for the Prom in the middle of the winter, even though the date was set for April 29th. Our theme, "Twilight Time," was worked out in our class colors, rose and silver. The walls of the auditorium were completely covered by rose-colored streamers and garlands of silver flowers. In the center of the ceiling, draped with streamers and twinkling with hundreds of silver stars, was a huge revolving ball, covered with mirrors and surrounded by colored 1ightS. The stage, beautifully decorated with green grass and two huge rose arbors, formed an attractive setting for Bob Hartman and his orchestra. Our "King and Queen of Twilight Time," James Orandosh and Phyllis Fulmer, were seated on silver thrones in the center of the balcony. The coronation took place during intermission, with our class president, Oscar Darlington, crowning the royal couple. Surely the class of '51 can remember with pride the artistic achievements of that gala occasion. The Prom will ever be a memory of delight and excitement. Glimpses of the Future Gathered around Beega Eva's invention was a group of seniors from '51, eager to find what might be in store for future seniors at Norco. Beega Eva tuned in the set to the year 1952. Here we saw Lillian Hatcher taking over the job of art editor of the "Norco News" and also designing the yearbook cover. In this same scene we saw Lowell Mull getting gray hair from worrying about his position as editor. In the school sports world Clifford Carty appeared as third baseman on the girls' softball team, of which Carl Ecker was the pitcher. Carl had pitched nine no-hit games, and as a result the girls were undefeated for the season. In the next scene the "great day" was just a few weeks away and William Rhymer was beau- tifying the school grounds in anticipation of commencement. The commencement exercises of the class of '52 appeared, and Betty Jane Loughin stepped forward to receive Mrs. Shinehouse's matha- matics award. Kenneth Keen received the award for music. Here we come to the end of another wonderful year, and, as we looked in on the seniors of '53, we found Fred Kerlin busily raising pigs to supply ham for all the Norco banquets. Music lovers will be happy to know that William Powell has taken over the duties of Mr. Lamb and now conducts the Norco band. Next was a scene from Boys' Night, with John Petrick and Cary Shaner demonstrating their ability to do a new dance step. James Stoudt was leading a Congo line which wound its way through the audience picking up new prospects. Shirley Kellar was very busy as chairman of the committee to pick a theme for the Junior- Senior Prom. Shifting to the year 1954, we found Dorla Faye Darlington taking over the presidential duties of her class. A bright light preceded the display of diamond rings by Viola Trump, Nancy Davidheiser, Mary Ann Camaho and Faye Faust. In a scene from the sports world Walter Cole, with ten knockouts to his credit, won the heavy- weight title in the inter-scholastic boxing tournaments at Norco. Work on the yearbook had begun and we saw Thomas Fritsche as a photographer frantically taking photographs of his classmates. The next scene disclosed that Nicholas Hornak and Mary Kazimer had been chosen king and queen of the Prom. In the class of '55 Phyllis Dahms was chosen as "Miss Senior" of her class. In the following scene Ralph Hohl was seen displaying all the A's on his report card, especially those in spelling. In the year of '56 we saw quite a few startling events take place. Short David Lafferty had, by this time, sprouted to an even six feet. In the library Betty Ann Clark was found taking over her mother's duties as librarian. Looking through the doorway into the office we saw Edna Mae Dawson conscientiously filing papers for Mr. Grim. In Room 9 a bevy of young "femmes" was found swarming around Charles Smith, popular swain of the day. In the gym we found that Lorraine Jones had taken first prize in Miss Lynch's dancing class. Speaking of prizes, Frank Cisarick and Robert Cisick won prizes on the pole vaulting team. John Yusko had developed into a general handyman and was helping the janitor to make necessary repairs in and about the school. -MQ 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 DEARQ 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. Liam!!- 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. 0 All 'lx I il Iwi Autographs


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