North Coventry High School - Torch Yearbook (Pottstown, PA)
- Class of 1951
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Text from Pages 1 - 68 of the 1951 volume:
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North lhvoutry High Sohool
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Mrs. IC. C. Curk
Mr. A. S. Alcleiler
"Be not good for nothing
Be good for something
Rose and Silver
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.
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
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
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ART EDITORS . .
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THE "TORCH" STAFF
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, Juno Oumaliu
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Annie 'I'lmn1psmi, Shirley Staulfcr, Dmialfl Tyson
FACULTY ADVISORS . . . . Mrs. Esther Clark, Miss Juno Wurncr
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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-
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
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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"
"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
"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
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
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
"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-
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"
"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-
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
"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
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
"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
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
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
"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
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"
"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
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.
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."
.,........ .. - - -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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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-
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
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.
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
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.
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
"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
"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
"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.
"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,
"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
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."
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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.
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
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
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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'
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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.
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
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.
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First row, left to right-XV. Jones, G. Rum-liwalter, P. Bollolus, F. XVnnipler, L. Beifller, G.
Roa'lm-ap, C. lvlurrny.
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'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
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
"" ..,. ..
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.
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
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.
'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.
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
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
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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.
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Mr. 1'. A. Brown, coneli.
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
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.
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
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',
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.
SUMMARY OF GAMES
38 24 Collegeville
21 33 Schwenksville
26 37 Boyertown
28 23 West Pottsgrove
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
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
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.
V, .. A -Qfkgu A A
As We See Them..
NAME FAVORITE SONG
Arthur Quackenbos "
There's Been A Change In Me"
It Had To Be You"
Sparrow In The Tree Top"
Zing, Zing, Zoom, Zoom"
To Think You've Chosen Me"
They're Playing Our Song"
No Other Love"
Some Enchanted Evening"
Pagan Love Song"
Would I Love You"
"The Roving Kind"
My Heart Cries For You"
"Till The End Of Time"
There's Been A Change In Me"
No Other Love"
Thinking Of You"
Chew Tobacco Rag
Chew Tobacco Rag"
Everytime We Say Good-by"
No Other Love"
In The Mood"
Mocking Bird Hill"
Fishing and Football
Fooling around with cars
Talking on the telephone
Writing to Court
In the great outdoors
Girls and convertibles
Fishing and reading
Driving a '38 Plymouth
Thinking of "Wob"
Talking on the telephone
to Harold and sleeping,
a '35 Plymouth
On the farm
- As We See Them
black wavy hair
ability to do math.
sweet singing voice
subtle sense of humor "
Her naive sincerity
His crew cut
His good nature
Tramp that gas!"
You don't know, do you?"
Gosh darn it!"
Knock it off!"
Come here, Babe!"
For crying in a bucket"
I've got news for you"
For Pete's sake"
You said it, kid"
Ah reckon so"
"That's what you think" Any place but home
Her pert Irish smile
A spirit of readiness
His broad shoulders
His fiashy red hair
An argumentative spirit
"I thought I'd die"
Calmness in meeting all situations "
His forgiving spirit
dancing brown eyes
Her consideration for others
I don't know"
Is anything wanted today?"
It ain't easy"
If you say so"
Close the window"
Steve might be home this
Heaven only knows"
Efficiency at work
"That's real, George!"
CAN BE FOUND
Anywhere and everywhere
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
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 but home
At his job
Where "Sonny" is
Somewhere around a boat.
At the Cup
With the excitement
Within nature's realms.
T WE FORGET
.., ?fif'i'4'5 55?
- 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
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.
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-
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.
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.
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.
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