Southside High School - Edsonian Yearbook (Elmira, NY)

 - Class of 1947

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H Cast Harry Graves joe Grace Graves , Hilda , Lois Graves Judy Graves , Fuffy Adams J. B. Curtis Ellen Curtis ,,,, , Merrill Feuerback ,. Willis Reynolds , , Barlow Adams ,,,,, Haskell Cummings Sterling Brown , Albert Kunody ,,,,, Tommy Arbuckle ,, Western Union Boy ,, Charles H1-nry ,, Carl Schnautz , err Sowers , J y . ,, Jean Thompson Violet Wellman , Jean Ruth ,, Ramona Taylor Patricia Painton ,, Ralph Barden , Ruth Johnson Angelo Muccigrosso ,, john Tetz , Hercules Diveris James Donovan H H Charles Clause ,, Thomas Carroll ,, Franklin Bystrom Fred Heller George Osborne Vincent Weston

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'junior Miss" by jerome Chodorov and ' joseph Fields "Junior Missu, a comedy in three acts, was presented by the Class of '47 on November 8 and 9, 194-6. This amusing play was warmly received at both evening performances before audiences which totaled fourteen hundred. The play depicts the joys and sorrows of the Graves family, who live in a New York City apartment. Judy, the younger daughter, involves her family in situations which almost cause both financial and domestic disaster. One scene shows Judy and her family around the Christmas tree opening their presents. The last scene, one of the most colorful and gay, shows Judy entertaining some of her friends after a formal party. Of course, some production problems presented themselves. The main diHi- culty, though, was the absence of the leading lady, who did much of her rehearsing in a hospital bed. After her return to rehearsals, the problems of cues were in- creased. Some evenings after an hour or so of confusion and blundering, the whole cast would relapse into gales of helpless laughter. But after hours, days, and weeks of rehearsals, the 8th of November finally arrived. Everyone backstage was keyed up. However, after the curtain was drawn, the actors' performance was better than at any of the rehearsals. The Senior Class will never be able to thank adequately the members of the cast and the students who worked on the various committees. There were, in all, seventy-Hve students who worked on committees dealing with the play. All of the seniors who were connected in any way with this play, will always be grateful to Miss Florence Callahan for her superb direction and to all the faculty who so won- derfully assisted.

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C lass History The Class of 194-7 began its activities in February of the year 1944. Our first election of officers placed Robert Groezinger as captain of the new and untested ship. He was capably assisted by Vice President Barbara Kuster, Secretary Alice Andersen, and Treasurer Norman Patterson. To help guide us on our voyage we chose Miss Carmody and Mr. McWilliams: The Hrst test of our ship came in March when our first dance, the Shamrock Shuffle, was held. That dance showed that our class would certainly go far in the next three years. We entered our Sophomore year with Miss Carmody and Mr. Lantz as our advisers. We presented the Call-To-Arms Hop as the first event in our second year of high school. On February 23, in collaboration with the great seniors of '45, wc presented the Hatchet Hop in honor of our first president, George Washington. Of course Sophomore Day on March 16, was the most thrilling day of the year for us. We sponsored the assembly, which was a great success. The play, HA Mem- ory of Erin," which was presented by a good cast, dealt with an Irish family living in this country. That evening a dance was also held to celebrate the great day. We called this the Blarney Stone Ball. On April 23rd our play was given again at a P. T. A. meeting of which the Sophomore Class was in charge. Oh, by the way, we were carried successfully through this year with Dick Parsons as president and Doris Wright as vice president. The secretary was Mary Balch, and Bob Erway handled the funds for us. Our class ofiicers for our Junior year were Robert Broughham, president, Patricia Painton, vice president, Ramona Taylor, secretary, and George Osborne, treasurer. The first activity in our third year was the Hubba Hubba Hop which we pre- sented in September. The Hi-De-Ho-Down, a square dance, was given in October. On February 26, we sponsored a performance by Larry Hess, a wonderful magician. As Mr. Hess is no ordinary magician, his acts amazed all. The arrival of May 24 was anticipated by everyone, but the vividly remem- bered flood descended on Elmira that day and all thoughts of the junior Prom were driven from our minds. By June 5 we were able to reorganize our plans and the social high light of our school days finally occurred.. We were very excited and nervous as we took our places in assembly. The audience went into gales of laughter at the imitation of Duffy's Tavern that we Juniors presented that day. No one will ever forget Clifford Towner's characterization of Finnegan. That evening Norman Patterson and Joyce Butcher were crowned king and queen as a part of the annual Junior Prom. Our ship now came to the last lap of its voyagefour Senior Year. We were determined to make it a year that would not be forgotten. Norman Patterson was chosen to lead us on to final victory. Barbara Kuster became vice president, Arlene Shepherd, secretary, and VVilliam Jackson, treasurer. A senior must be chosen as Student Council president and the school chose James Donovan for this position. For editors of the El-S0-Hi Alice Andersen and Lois Wladis were chosen. To edit our yearbook we selected Abraham Golos. With Miss Carmody and Mr. Lantz still on board to help us chart our course, we began the year with a Back-to-School dance. Next came the senior play, 'junior Missf, The play was a huge success and will be remembered as one of the best ever given. During the Christmas season our class decorated a huge tree in the front hall. of the school. Christmas music was played during home room periods and between classes. On February 2, we held a skating party at Grotto Rollercade. It is understood that some students still remember the falls they took. Also in the same month we had the Senior Carnival. Three different acts were presented at the sideshow in- cluding some most unusual feats of surgery, a barber shop scene, and some won- derful freaks. A terrifying spookhouse provided thrills. To top the evening james Donovan and Arlene Shepherd were crowned carnival king and queen. To conclude the activities of our senior year, the senior banquet and prom were held. Of course, June is the most important month of the whole senior year. We are determined to struggle through Regents and on to graduation. Our ship will pull into harbor in June, its voyage successfully completed. 36

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