Seneca Vocational School - Chieftain Yearbook (Buffalo, NY)

 - Class of 1954

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Senior Advisors Q N. ,tw Thomas Glass Victor Gilbert O Lawrence Honmny Class Officers v2 Q A i-Q, V -4 W 9 new fi wr Treasurer Earl Harpster, Vice-President Robert Slwivinslcy, President Ronald Kolb, Secretary Clark Dix. l3

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Class History A S we look back over four years at Seneca, many pleasant memories are brought to mind. Although the years passed all too swiftly, they will be remembered as the most fruitful of our lives. As freshmen, we were isolated from the main building and sent to the annex, thus making our re-adjustment period rela- tively easy. Although we could not take an active part in the main building activities, a fine program of intramural sports was provided for us. I'm sure we all remember the spacious gymnasium and auditorium we had the privilege of using. In foot- ball, our team's season was highlighted by a win over Kensington, ending their long winning streak, while our basketball team tied Emerson for the Yale Cup. This year was also heralded by the appointment of Mr. La Verne H. Engel as principal of Seneca. X Entering our sophomore year, we evacuated the annex and took over the main building. Immediately our presence was felt, both scholastically and athletically. Our football team fortified with numerous sophomores, swept through its league and played in the Thanksgiving Day game for the first time since 1941. In cross country, Seneca's teanf easily took the ALL-VOCATIONAL MEET for the first time since 1937. We were also fortunate to take first place in the ALL-VOCATIONAL Track Meet and fourth place in basketball competition against all schools. As juniors, we became more serious and strived to attain the high standards we were expected to reach. Once again, Seneca enioyed a successful year in sports. The Seneca football team finished the regular season with an impressive 4 wins and 1 loss record, which gave them second place in their league and the right to play on Thanksgiving Day. Don Winkle, James Miller, and Don Warzel received honorable mention. Our basketball team had a very fine season, ending in second place in the final standings. Our cross country and track teams also compiled very impressive records. Jim McEwen won an All-High medal in track by taking first place in the quarter mile in the All-Vocational Track Meet. In our senior year, as was expected, we became the school' leaders. Early in the school year, our class officers were elected. Ron Kolb was elected President while Bob Shivinsky, Clark Dix and Earl Harpster were elected Vice President, Sec- retary and Treasurer respectively. More freedom in running the school was given the students b Mr. Engel than ever before. John Kuchnicki and Larry Wynia, editors-in-chief of the CHIEFTAIN, did a bang up iob on the editorials in the yearbook, while Richard Barth, editor-in-chief of the WARRIOR, did an excellent iob in running the paper and of keeping us informed of various school activities. The year was highlighted by the importation of feminine pulchritude to enhance the Christmas and the unforgettable, no-time-limit yearbook assemblies. Our football team won second place in the newly formed league as two senior members of the team received positions on the All-High Team. They are James McEwen and Don Warzel. Our cross country, basketball, track and baseball teams all turned in good records in their leagues. The end of the senior year was signaled by the prom and then examinations. Graduation day arrived, ending one chapter of our lives and starting another. Class Prophecy " GOOD evening, ladies and gentlemen. This is your emcee for the evening, Herb Breinin, giving you the highlights of the twentieth anniversary of the class of '54, This program is sponsored by WSVS-T.V. Channel 66.6 on your dial. Through- out the evening we will interview many of the celebrities from that fine graduating class of which I am one. That fine music you hear in the background is being supplied by Frank Watson and his Seneca Slickers who are now being featured at the Club Moonglow. Here's our first celebrity: his honor, the Mayor of Buffalo, Bob SimoncelIi." "Thank you, Herb. This is a great night of festivity for myself and my able Police Commissioner, Bob Sperduti. This aft- ernoon Bob and his fine police force rounded up and captured the terror of the West Side, Sam Giordano, for riflinga box of cereal for the coupon, so that he could send for his space helmet." "Thank you, Bob. Here's our next guest, Bill Park, the sports editor of the SOUTH BUFFALO NEWS, to tell you about the success of our fellow classmates in sports. "Thanks, Herb. As you probably know, the Bean twins, Art and Al, swam the English Channel last year and are getting ready to attempt the Atlantic Ocean this coming summer. Other athletes have done well, such as: Ron Kolb in baseball with the Yankees: Jim McEwen and Don Winkle in football with the Cleveland Brownsp and Larry Stephan in basketball with the New York Knicks. I am sorry I can't stay longer, but I have to report on the fight between Jim Miller and Clark Dix for the featherweight title." "Nice to have you, Bill. Looking at the far end of the room, I see John Kuchnicki and Dan Malczewski battling it out- for the U. S. Chess Championship. Among other eminent celebrities here tonight are Ron Lochocki, editor of the DEZIENNIK DLA WSZYSTKICHQ Dick Barth, editor of the BUFFALO EVENING NEWS, and Ray MacArthur, the 'crazy sci- entist' from Harvard University." The food tonight has been prepared by those three ace cooks of the Club Seneca: Ron Thomas, Bob Pulkownik, and Bob Woinar. lt is being served by Ed Ludwig and his singing waiters. These waiters are Joe Bugman, Ed Crapol, Larry Wynia, Louie Corrigan, Earl Harpster, Bob Shivinski, and Don Warzel. Here is our next guest, Nick LaMonte. "How are you, Nick?" "Fine thanks, Herbl What do you want me to talk about?" "WeIl Nick, how about telling us about your new job?" "As you probably know when I was going to Seneca, I was always late. So, to redeem myself, I applied for the truant officer's job, and now I am trying to keep down the crime of which I was once an offender." "Thank you, Nick. Well, I see our time is rushing out so I will take one more quick spin around the room." Continued on Page 91 12



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1954 BAER, ROBERT "BUBBY" Disc Club 45 Glee Club I5 Stage Crew 2,3,45 Switch- board 35 Transmitter Staff I5 Chieftain Staff 45 Warrior Staff 45 Student Committee 2,3,45 Per. Attendance 3 yrs5 I9 Honor Rolls. BALASH, WILLIAM "BlLL" lntra. Football I,25 lntra. Basketball I,2,3,45 lntra. Baseball I,2,3,45 lntra. Volleyball 35 Glee Club I5 Per. Attendance 3 yrs.5 I3 Honor Rolls. BARNHARD, RONALD F. "BARNEY" lntra. Basketball I,2,35 lntra. Baseball I5 lntra. Vol- leyball 35 Glee Club 25 Student Committee 3,4. BARRETT, JAMES R. "SPADE" lntra. Football I,25 lntra. Basketball 35 lntra. Baseball I5 lntra. Volleyball 35 Glee Club I,4. BARTH, RICHARD "CHICK" lntra. Football I,25 lntra. Basketball I,2,3,45 lntra. Baseball I,25 lntra. Volleyball 2,3,45 Glee Club I5 Disc Club 45 Transmitter Staff I5 Warrior Staff 2,3,45 Chieftain Staff 45 Switchboard 35 Student Committee 2, 45 22 Honor Rolls. BASCHMANN, ROBERT "REBEL" lntra. Football I5.Intra. Basketball I5 Bowling Club 45 I Honor Roll. BEAN, ALFRED "AL" lntra. Football I,25 lntra. Basketball I,2,3,45 lntra. Baseball I,25 lntra. Volleyball 2,3,45 Glee Club I,25 Chileftain Staff 45 Per. Attendance 2 yrs.5 I5 Honor Rol s. BEAN, ARTHUR "ART" lntra. Football I,25 lntra. Basketball I,2,3,45 lntra. Baseball I,25 lntra. Volleyball 2,3,45 Glee Club I,25 Chieftain Staff 45 Class Representative 35 Student Com- BECHT, PAUL HBECKDABRAUN Varsity Football 2,3,45 lntra. Football I,25 lntra. Bas ketball 2,3,45 lntra. Baseball I5 lntra. Volleyball 2,35 Glee Club I5 Transmitter Staff I5 Student Committee 35 Per. Attendance 2 yrs.5 2 Honor Rolls. BIEDRZYCKI, JOSEPH "HERB Varsity Football 3,45 Varsity Baseball 3,45 lntra. Foot- ball I,25 lntra. Basketball I,2,3,45 lntra. Baseball I 25 lntra. Volleyball 2,3,45 Am. Legion Baseball 2,35 Glee Club I,2,35 Class Representative 2,3,45 Per. At- tendance I yr.5 Student Committee 35 8 Honor Rolls. BISHOP, DONALD "SCOOPS" lntra. Football I,25lntra. Basketball I,2,3,45 lntra Baseball I,2,45 lntra. Volleyball 35 Glee Club I5 Stu- dent Committee 45 2 Honor Rolls. BISHOP, EUGENE "WEE WEE" lntra. Football I,25 lntra. Baseball I,25 lntra. Volley- ball I,25 Glee Club I. I4 mittee 35 Per. Attendance I yr.5 8 Honor Rolls. A

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