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Page 17 text:
This year our Senior Class witnessed the arrival of three new boys: Carl Holmes, a
versatile athlete and captain of the Basketball team, Andrew Knox, a high scorer on the
Basketball team, George Wilmot, a tall boy, who is good in all sports.
Had it not been for the unfortunate deaths of Stuart Porter on March 24, 1939,
and Bob McKeown on May 9, 1940, our class would have two more members.
Also leaving school this year with the Seniors are five Post Graduates: John Ande-
regg, John Baker, Harold Cashmore, Reynold Devinney, and William Trapp.
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The Cum Laude Society is an organization fostering high ideals of scholarship in
young people below the college level. In the secondary school it holds a place
comparable to that of Phi Beta Kappa in the colleges. It was founded in 1906 at The
Tome School and now has chapter societies in nearly all of the larger preparatory schools
and also in some high schools.
School chapters are made up originally of faculty members who are heads of de-
partments, in addition to any who, in their college work, have received outstanding
scholastic honors or who have earned advanced degrees. The original group is empowered
to elect, each year, new members from the Senior Class, the right to membership being
restricted to those in the top twenty per cent of the class in scholarship ranking. Until
recent years, these elections were made at the end of the Senior year and the investiture
made at the commencement exercises. More recently, however, elections to the ex-
tent of half the quota, ten per cent of the Senior Class, have been made after the mid-
year exams and the newly elected members are formally admitted into the Chapter at
special chapel exercises.
The Pingry Chapter of the Cum Laude Society was established in 1925 and since
that time has, each year, added to its membership through annual elections. Election to
the Chapter is a goal toward which a considerable number of the Senior Class always
strive-a very commendable goal-and, like any such goal, its value lies not in having
attained it, but in having striven to attain it. Therefore, though the race be won by
few, all those who enter and do not lose heart, are the fitter for the long race to follow.
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There are thirty members in the graduating class of 1942. Of this number only three
boys started in the First Grade and remained in the school for twelve years. The
veterans of twelve years are Richard English, Scudder Mackey, Edwin Miller.
Neither the Second, Third, or Fourth Grade gave us any new students. In the
Fifth Grade, however, we caught our first glimpse of Tom Mullen, who is now very
skillful in the operation of a camera.
In the Sixth Grade we received Bob Gamble, a good authority on all sports, but foot-
ball in particular. Also during this year, we were the class that was last taught by Miss
Budd for a full year.
The following year we went up the stairs to the Middle School room directed by
Mr. Vars. In the First Form we met Hans Angermueller, a Cranford boy who has very
frequently been on the Honor Roll. John Scharwath, also, entered Pingry this year.
John probably reads more books than any other member of the class.
On the first day of our eighth year in school, we were taught by a member of the
faculty who was making his debut in the school, Mr. Atwater. We received Edwin
Becker, a mathematical genius, and Cary Carpender, a famous member of the Rod and
Gun Club. Everett Reid, a commuter from Metuchen, was added to our ranks as well
as Paul d'Esterhazy, president of the Dramatic Club.
Upon our arrival into the Upper School, we received eight newcomers. Bill Asher,
the best history student in the class, John Brenner, whose ability as an actor in our
annual play is the envy of us all, Charles Clarke, who is always found running around
doing work for the Blue Book Che is its editorj, Cliff Gehring, a rather quiet boy but
an expert photographer, Fred Gordon, the fellow who is on the Honor Roll every
month, Richard Hughes, who is interested in technical work, Howard Lupin, a com-
muter from Bayonne, and Richard Turk, a Staten Island boy, Whose keen mind has kept
him in the upper part of the class.
Our Sophomore year brought us only two more students. Butler Heilner, whose
nice car all of us would like to possess, and Charles MacMaster, sports writer of the
Record and baseball manager.
Cur class was augmented by five new members during the next year: Leon Bark-
horn, a boy of moderation both in studies and in sports, William Cameron, who is
known mostly for the skill and ease with which he drives his Chrysler convertible, War-
ren Horre, a very accurate shot with the shotgun, and Bob Peets, the happy-go-lucky
president of the Dance Committee.
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October 7, 1924
410 Casino Avenue, Cranford
"Baron" "Angy" Harvard
President of Class 1, 25 Vice-President of Class 3, Student
Council 45 Record Board 3, 4, Managing Editor 43 Literary
Club 45 President 45 French Club 43 Dramatic Club 4, Chair-
man Ring Committee 3g Football 45 Blue Book 45 Dance
Hans has been with us for a good many years, but our
admiration for him increases daily. A scholar of great ability,
Hans has been a member of the football squad for the past two
seasons and performed admirably in this year's Dramatic Club
production, "Thunder Rock." His work as Managing Editor
of the Record has gone no small way toward leading that
enterprise through one of its most successful years, and his
expertly drawn cartoon pepped the publication up consider-
ably. Good luck at Harvard, "Boopsy,,' not that you'll need
WILLIAM ROBERT ASHER
November 2 3, 1923
1 Renner Avenue, Newark
"Bill," "Aslan A Yale
Camera Club 25 Bridge Club 3, French Club 45 Record 33
Debating Team 1, 33 Soccer Team 3, 4, Tennis Manager 4.
Bill is one of the more silent members of the classg as a
matter of fact, his presence near the top of the class stand-
ing is one of the th-ings that make us most envious of him.
Bill has worked hard this year in arranging matches for the
tennis team. He also was one of the vital members of Mr.
West's soccer team. Bill is headed for Yale and we want to
wish him all the success and luck which we know he will at-
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