Stephen S Palmer High School - L Annuaire Yearbook (Palmerton, PA)
- Class of 1942
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Editor-in-Chief .. . . . ...., ,...,..,. , ..... ,.,,.,, . ..... ...,..... ....,.. , . .. ....William Baker
The editor wishes to express his appreciation to
each of the following without whom it would have
been impossible to edit this special issue.
Associates .. .. ,.... . . Dorothy Ashman, Jane Montz, Marguerite Susanin
Evelyn Andrews Robert Balliet
Franklin Borger Russell Chaplinsky
Dorris Kemmerer Glenn Kresge
John Powers Joseph Psarsky
Art Editor ,. ..,... Frank Lendvay
Editor .,,, , .. ..,. Jack Hawk
Assistants, .,..,,.... James Hammond,
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lintwcd as second class matter April 8, 19.33 at the Post Office at Palmerton, Pa., under the acl of
March 2, 1997.
Class Flower-Red Rose
Class Colors-Red and White
Class Motto-"Forward, Come What
CLASS OF 1942
Mr. Harry Eckert Miss Ada J. James
Mr. J. W. Beattie
Mr. Robert Miller Miss Mabel J. Tomb
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Honor Students and Special Awards
Valedictorian .. ., ....... Donald Peirce
Salutatorian ....... William Baker
Third Honor ,..... ........ G lenn Kresge
First Two-tenths of Class
SS OF 1941
Margaret Haranka Leebert Whitaker
Special Awards i
Concourse Club Prize: A book awarded annually to the senior girl with the best four-
year record in English.
Won by Jane Montz
M. W. Young Jewelry Co. Prize: A Sheaffer Pen and Pencil Set awarded to the senior
who has excelled in Service, Leadership, Character, and Scholarship. Winner
of this award is chosen by class vote.
Won by Donald Peirce
Reader's Digest Prize: Subscription for one year awarded to the Valedictorian.
Won by Donald Peirce
IRFZOR CLASS OF 1942
MILAN BRESTOVANSKY-Busy 'tSlim"
was class president four years, varsity
basketball player in '41 and captain his
senior year, a member of the football
team in '39 and '40, a member of the ath-
letic council for four years, and chairman
of the senior class play committee. His
plans are work then college.
CARSON BARTHOLOMEW-No wonder
'lBart'l was busyg he was vice-president
of his class for three years, basketball
manager, a Hi-Y member two years, and
participated in the senior class play, the
operetta, and the senior class gift com-
mittee. He is not sure what college he
will attend but thinks perhaps Lehigh.
JUNE SEITZ-Air-minded "Seitzie" served
as an eflicient secretary for the senior
class. A debater in her junior and soph-
omore years, this Tri-Hi-Y lassie served
on quite a few senior committees. June
plans to enter training at Temple Univer-
sity Hospital and then attend a stewardess
DONALD PEIRCE-"Predie',, a member Of
the football team the past two years and
captain this year, has been active as
president of Hi-Y and also a participant
in the operetta, Variety was liked by
t'Predie" who was in local history, glee,
math, and physics clubs as well as on the
debating team. A rabid horseman, he
plans to attend Cornell.
WILLIAM BAKER-Co-Editor of the
"Mirror," "Fuzzy" also served as chair-
man of the finance committee, editor of
senior issue of the 'tMirror", chairman of
Dance committee of Hallowe'en Social,
and chairman of ticket committee for
senior prom, and was active in physics,
Hi-Y and golf clubs. Arrowheads fascin-
ate "Fuzzy" who plans to attend college.
OBERT BALLIET-Active in track, foot-
ball, and basketball for three years,
"Bob" was forced to retire his senior year
by the P. I. A. A. age limit. He was a
member of the Hi-Y, airplane, and in-
dustrial arts club. Now a clerk at the
Horse Head Inn Bob most likely will join
the N. J. Z.
PHYLLIS BARTHOLOMEW-"PuSS" play-
ed intramural basketball her freshman,
sophomore, and junior years. She was
also in a play for the Hallowe'en Social
and took part in several homeroom pro-
grams. Her interests out of school are
piano playing and bookkeeping for her
father's garage. Phyllis will work in a
KERMIT BEERS-Don't be surprised if
"Lunce" winds up as as acrobat in a
circus for he has participated in the last
two gym exhibitions as well as belonging
to the quoits club his freshman and soph-
omore years. At present Kermit's future
plans are undecided.
CLASS OF 1941
EVELYN ANDREWS-"EVie", a member
of Tri-Hi-Y for four years, the mixed
chorus for three, and first string girls'
basketball team for two, played a leading
operetta role her junior and senior years.
She was the orchestra pianist two years
and co-chairman of the cider garden her
junior year. Her plans are Tusculum
LOIS ANTHONY-"Jake's" last three years
have been filled with extra-curricular ac-
tivities. A cheerleader since her fresh-
man year, Lois has also found time for
the Tri-Hi-Y. She has also been a varsity
member of the girls, basketball team and
plans to enter the Temple School of
DOROTHY ASHMAN-"Dot", our winter
sports queen, has participated in orches-
tra and "Mirror", as well as serving on
the senior pageant committee. Liking
variety, she was in debating, dramatics,
press, chess and Tri-Hi-Y clubs. She
was also a member of various senior
refreshment committees. "Dot" plans to
attend Bucknell University.
MARGUERITE BABINCHAK--"Miggs", a
Tri-Hi-Y member, was in home econo-
mics and crocheting clubs. She served
on the refreshment committees for the
freshman, sophomore, and junior class
parties, participated in the operetta two
years, and was on the decorating com-
mittee for the senior prom. Bowling and
horse-back riding are her hobbies. Mar-
guerite plans to be a pharmacist.
MARSHALL BEERS-"Hobo" has had a
busy senior year, being a Hag-bearer, a
book collector, and a wreath distributor,
while outside school, he was vice-presi-
dent of his Young Peoples and worked in
Mack Motors Inc. He also participated
in the operetta four successive years, and
baseball one year. He plans to work as
FLORENCE BEHLER-"Flossy," perhaps
the tiniest girl in the senior class, has
been quite a saleslady, selling both senior
class play tickets and Christmas wreaths.
Florence, a varsity member of the girls'
basketball team, plans to work in a
grocery store and also take a course in
JUNE BLOSE-Listening to short wave
radio broadcasts fascinates "Blosie," a
member of the embroidery club for three
years. In her freshman and senior years
she was on homeroom program commit-
tees, and was a member of the wrap and
novelty committees for the Hallowe'en
Social last year. June's plans are nursing.
FRANKLIN BORGER-"Chick", the co-
advertising manager of the "Mirr0r" and
CO-Illaflagel' of track, was a member of
the "Mirror" staff in '40 and '4l. Home-
room secretary in '40, homeroom presi-
dent in '41, and chairman of two Hal-
lowe'en Social committees were some of
"Chicks" other offices. Franklin, a mem-
ber of the senior finance committee, is
still undecided about his future.
CLASS OF 1942.
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KENNETH BORGER-"Perky", sometimes
known as "Berky", has the unusual hob-
bies of playing pinochle and traveling
about the country. Outside school he is
a regular attendent of church and Sunday
school. His plans are either to get a job
or to study to be a machinist.
DALE BOWMAN-Musical "Nutty" has
participated four years in the operetta,
the Eastern-State Chorus Festival the last
two years, the All-State Chorus Festival
this year, and the orchestra for three
years. Outside school he worked on a
milk truck. He plans to join the United
States Army Air Corps or the Maritime
WESLEY BOWMAN-"Wes" did not have
much spare time this year for he worked
as a coal trucker outside school. His
favorite athletics are baseball and swim-
ming, while driving either a car or truck
thrills him. Upon graduation Wesley
plans to work for a trucking concern in
IRMA BRODI-"Irmie", girls' basketball
manager and a Tri-Hi-Y girl, was a
member of the basketball and football
refreshment committees, and the Christ-
mas wreath committee. In the good old
summer time Irma is kept busy with her
hobbies, swimming and hiking. She plans
to enter nurse's training at Temple Uni-
JOHN DERKACZ-Penn State is the objec-
ELSIE C O S T E N B A D E R-"Reds" or
"Blondie", take your choice, spends her
spare time reading, knitting, or hiking,
while in school she was a member of the
needlework and dramatic clubs. In her
junior year she served on the candy,
ticket, and hot dog committees for the
Social. Her plans are uncertain.
CHARLES CHRISTMAN-Charles is one
of the quieter members of the senior
classg however his silence belies his am-
bition. He has been in the industrial arts
club for the past two years. Outside of
school he became a tiller of the soil as
he worked about a farm. Following
graduation he plans to seek employment.
DELORES CUNNINGHAM - "T i n y,,' a
member of Tri-Hi-Y, worked on the
football and basketball refreshment
committees. During her four years in
high school "Bugsy" was in marionette,
dramatic, sewing, and home economic
clubs, and last year she was on the Hal-
lowe'en Social refreshment committee.
Her aspiration is to be a nurse.
tive of "Derk," who participated in bas-
ketball four years and football the last
three years. John was voted the most
valuable football player his senior year.
Being the baseball manager in '41 and
helping on several committees for the
Hallowe'en Social comprised some of
'tDerk's" other duties.
CLASS OF 194-
HARRY BUHAY-"Haddy", a camping and
fishing enthusiast, was a member of the
senior Hnance committee and the wreath
committee as well as a miler in track
his senior year. During his junior year
he participated in track and the dance
committee of the Hallowe'en Social. His
plans are trade school or the U. S. Navy.
HENRY BURBES-Henry upon graduation
plans to find employment or enlist in the
United States Army. "Hank", who came
to Palmerton last year from Berlinsville,
was a member of the Hi-Y four years.
Henry has a variety of hobbies, but sports
and mechanical work hold his chief in-
RUSSEL CHAPLINSKY-"RUSS" has been
chairman of the football and basketball
refreshment committees, a member of
senior prom refreshment committee, and
a "Mirror" reporter. Active in leather-
craft and physics clubs, Russ still found
time for his hobby of aviation. His plans
EVELYN COPE-"Copey" served as a
member of the senior class play ticket
committee and the Ha1lowe'en Social
wrap committee. During her junior and
senior year she belonged to the needle-
work club. Her hobbies, reading and
bowling, occupy her outside of school.
Evelyn intends to go in training to be-
come a nurse.
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CLEO DEWALT-"Clitts,' was a member
of the 1941-42 Girls' Varsity Basketball
team. This Tri-Hi-Y lassie also sold
Christmas wreaths for the senior class.
Cleo, who is kept occuppied by her hob-
bies, knitting and photography, in her
junior year, helped with the Hallowe'en
Social. She plans to attend Penn Hall.
EDWARD DONCHEZ-"Woofal'l, a three
letter man his junior year, participating
in track, basketball, and football, retired
from sports his senior year via the age
limit. Chairman of the gift committee
and assistant scout master, he was also
in gym and rifle clubs. It's the United
States Coast Guard for "Woofal."
PAULINE DORSHIMER-Pauline typed
for defense this year, and helped with the
Hallowe'en Social in her junior year.
For three years she was a member of the
Crocheting club, this year belonging to
the nature study group. In her spare time
she likes to roller-skate. Her plans are
MARTHA DUYKA-"Marty" Worked on
the wreath committee and in her junior
year served on the Hallowe'en Social
cider committee. She belonged to sewing
club two years and to the hobby club.
Reading and collecting movie stars' pic-
tures are some of her hobbies. Unless
she finds work, Martha will attend Allen-
town Business College.
CLAY OF 1942
CLYDE ECKHART-"Rocky'i, who was a
member of the senior class Christmas
wreath committee, has the unique hobby
cf acquiring complete knowledge of the
Spanish guitar. He plans to get a job and
earn enough money to attend college,
although he has not decided on the place
RALPH ENGLE-Not much is known con-
cerning Ralph, as he decided to seek his
fortune before school ended and left the
senior class in the middle of this school
KATHERINE FABIAN-During the past
year "Kay" has typed for the Civilian
Defense Committee and been on the
senior Christmas wreath committee. In
her junior year Katherine sold tickets
for the Halloweien Social, while this year
she was a member of the home economics
club. "Kay" plans to enter Allentown
LOIS FATZINGER-Lois, a member of
Tri-Hi-Y for two years, and the operetta
for three, has ushered at most of our high
school's activities. This year she was a
typist for the "Mirror," while last year
she served as the assistant business man-
ager of the paper. Her plans spell Beth-
lehem Business College.
STEPHANIE FRANK-"Stef'f" served on
the basketball and football refreshment
committees in her senior year. Interested
in intramural basketball for the past
three years, Stephanie has also been a
Tri-Hi-Y member. In her junior year
she participated in both the operetta and
the gym exhibition. Her plans are un-
STINSON FRANTZ-"Stintz," a patrol
leader of troop 42, served on the football
and basketball refreshment committees,
wreath committee, and the track team
this year. Last year he participated in
track, football, and the dance committee
of the Hallowe'en Social. His plans are
work, then college.
STERLING FRIES-"Sterl", a great sports-
man, has been a very active member of
the Junior Sportsman's League. When he
is not busying himself in pursuit of club
work he finds time to enjoy music and
his hobby is playing different types of
instruments. He plans to take Civil Ser-
vice exams and work for "Uncle Sam".
ANNA GEORGE-Participating in intra-
mural basketball last year, "Anniel' was
a member of the senior class football
and basketball refreshment committees
this year. She also served on the Christ-
mas wreath committee. This year she was
a member of the needlework club, last
year the Red Cross club. Anna's plans
CLASS OF 1941
MARY FEDERANICH-"Scottie," a mem-
ber of the wreath committee and the
cider committee for the Hallowe'en So-
cial, was an usher for Commencement,
Baccalaureate, and District Chorus, and
belonged to dress-making and typing
clubs. Music, crocheting, and collecting
movie stars' pictures are her hobbies.
After graduation she will take up nurs-
ing as a career.
GEORGE FEDOR-George played end on
the football team his junior and senior
years and was a member of the senior
class wreath committee. Outside school
he was busy, being a member of the
Rams Club and the Parryville Band and
Treasurer of the Epsworth League. His
plans are farming.
RALPH FOCHT--Ralph, whose future
plans are undecided, was a member of
the decorating committee of Hallowe'en
Social in '41. Ralphls clubs included
leather craft in '39, art in '40 and the
mixed chorus in his senior year. Art
and hiking constitute Ralph's hobbies.
CLAIR FRABLE--'tFlash" was on the
Christmas wreath committee his senior
year and in his junior year was on the
cider committee, the dance ticket com-
mittee, and the decorating committee of
the Hallowe'en Social. Upon graduation
he is planning to enter the United States
Maritime Cadet Corps School.
RROR CLASS OF 1942.
PAUL GERHARD-Most of the extra-cur-
ricular activities did not appeal to Paul,
an amateur radio fiend. He did accum-
mulate a variety of clubs however. His
choices were art '39, airplane '40, math
'41 and special typing in '42, Paul is
still undecided about his plans after
BEULAH GETZ-"Getzy", a member of
the wreath committee, typed defense
work, helped with the Hallowe'en So-
cial and belonged to embroidery club
her freshman, junior, and senior years,
and to glee club her sophomore year.
Roller skating and swimming are her
hobbies. Beulah plans to be a steno-
grapher or typist.
GEORGE GILBERT-"Chip" of gas station
fame has been in four different clubs in
four yearsg he started in the junior
sportsmen's clubg then he joined the cam-
era clubg his junior year he was in math
club, and he ended high school with
rifle club. He plans to enter aviation.
KATHRYN GREEN-"Greenie" served on
the senior class Christmas Wreath com-
mittee this year. In her junior year she
was a member of the needlework club
while this year the home economics club
received her attention. At present Kath-
ryn's plans after graduation are uncer-
VERNA GREEN-"Greenie" was a typist
for the Civilian Defense Committee and
on the ticket committee for the senior
class play. Home economics is the club
that interested Verna in her final year.
For her future plans, Verna intends to
enter Henryts Beauty Culture School and
graduate a full-fledged beautician.
BETTY HAGENBUCH-Betty served on
the Hallowe'en Social ticket and wrap
committees. Having been transferred
from Aquashicola school where she be-
longed to cooking and literature clubs,
she joined the needlework club her jun-
ior and senior years in high school.
Betty's hobbies are working crossword
puzzles and reading. Her plans after
graduation are indefinite.
ALEX HALULKO-"Muggs" has been a
member of the chess club two years. He
definitely must have a liking for long
walks as he is a Caddie in his spare time.
"Muggs" plans to work at New Jersey
Zinc Co. or perhaps he will enter the
armed forces of "Uncle Sam."
JAMES HAMMOND-"Jim", a Hi-Y mem--
ber, ended up his senior year with a bang,
working on the football and basketball
refreshment committees, the senior prom
committee, and participating in the sen-
ior class play. James, who served on
committees for the Hallowe'en Social and
junior class party, has decided to bless
Rutgers with his presence.
MIRROR CLASS OF 194
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JOHN HAWK-Coming to Palmerton high
school in his junior year, 'tJack" played
football in '41 and '42 and belonged to
the gym club the same years. In his
senior year "Jack" was elected to the
Hi-Y club where he helped in the de-
fense stamp sale. He plans to attend
college, but has not yet decided which
CARLIN HAYDT-"Lefty", a Hi-Y mem-
ber in '41 and '42, plans to Work after
graduating from Palmerton high school.
Pitching was "Lefty's" job on the base-
ball team in '41 and '421 he also played
one of the halfback positions on the foot-
ball team in '42 after trying out in '40
MARGARET HAYTMAN-"Peggy" Work-
ed on the wreath committee and on the
Hallowe'en Social refreshment commit-
tee. In her junior year she was an usher
for Commencement, Baccalaureate, and
District Chorus. Photography, bowling,
and sewing are her hobbies, and she was
in sewing club three years. After grad-
uation she will take up nursing.
BETTY HEINEY-This year Betty was a
member of the senior class play ticket
committee and sold wreaths at Christmas
time. In her junior year she was on tne
basketball team, played intramural bas-
ketball, and served on the ticket and
wrap committees for the Social. Her
plans include nurses' training.
GLENN HANDWERK-Very ambitious,
"Gunther" was a member of the basket-
ball and football refreshment committees,
class gift committee, senior class play,
baseball manager, Hi-Y, and assisted in
the Hallowe'en Social. He was in cam-
era, "Mirror", and physics clubs and pro-
fesses his hobby is chemistry. He plans
to attend Lehigh.
ROBERT H A N D W E R K - Our record-
breaking miler the past four years,
"Gump" was an assistant scout master
and a member of the Hi-Y club. He
helped with the Hallowe'en Social on
the dance committee and belonged to
bowling, leathercraft, and airplane clubs.
His hobbies are camping and track, and
he plans to attend college.
MARGARET HARANKA-Margaret serv-
ed as a member of the senior Christmas
wreath committee, while in her junior
year, she was on the Hallowe'en Social
ticket committee. Sewing club interested
her in her freshman and sophomore
years, embroidery in her junior year,
and nature club this year. Her plans are
ANN HARTFORD-"Chick", a Hutist in
our orchestra for three years, vice-presi-
dent of the Tri-Hi-Y, and a member of
the "Mirror" staff, still found time to be
a cheerleader for two years. On the
senior class play committee this year
and a debater her sophomore year, Ann
plans to attend Colby college.
EARL HENNING-Time will find "Dutch"
in the United States Marines or Merchant
Marine. He was a member of the foot-
ball team his senior year. Junior sports-
man's club was chosen by Earl in '39, '40
and '41, and industrial arts club rounded
out his career this year.
GLENN HEYDT-"Angelo',, whose hobby
is photography, made posters for the
senior class play this year. During his
junior year he participated in the Hallo-
we'en Social by Working on the dance,
novelty, wrap, and decorating commit-
tees. After graduation he has decided to
celebrate and then work.
WILLIAM HOLZMAN-"Holcy" served on
the junior class party ticket committee
and helped make the Hallowe'en Social
a success by assisting the refreshment
committee. In regard to hobbies, he
thinks bowling is tops. After having
graduated Bill has decided to learn a
MILDRED HORN-"Mi1ly,', a Tri-Hi-Y
member for three years, served on the
football refreshment, basketball refresh-
ment, and announcement and name card
committees her senior year. Class treas-
urer her junior year, she was chairman of
the wraps and novelty committees and
served on the ticket committee for the
Social. She plans to attend St. Luke's
Hospital School of Nursing.
CLASS OF 1942
VALERIA HREBICEK-'AVI-11", a Tri-Hi-Y
member, was a "Mirror" typist and an
usher for the Christmas pageant. In her
junior and senior years she took part in
the operetta and acted as assistant busi-
ness manager for the "Mirror". She be-
longed to glee club three years and sew-
ing club this year. Valeria plans to
attend Strayer's Business College.
TONY JERINGO-"Neno" plans to assist
his father in their coal business after
graduation. He acted as his homeroom
president in '42 and was kept busy by the
senior class refreshment and Wreath com-
mittees his senior year. Math club en-
tertained Tony in '42 or was it vice versa?
MICHAEL KAKALEJCIK-"Kack'l, one
of the famous Blue Ridge Country Club
caddies, has the unusual hobby of study-
ing aircraft. Besides entering the chess
and junior sportsmens' clubs his fresh-
man year, Mike also played football that
year. His plans for the future are still
KARL KEIPER-'tPete", who participated
in football his sophomore and junior
years, works as a paper carrier and trac-
tor driver outside school. For hobbies he
likes hunting, target shooting, and over-
hauling and greasing his car. He plans
to enter trade school or might possibly
join the army.
MICHAEL KOST--The 'tHamburger King",
who worked at the Luncheonctte after
school, was the football manager his sen-
ior year as well as a member of the
wreath committee. A loyal Hi-Y mem-
ber for three years, his hobby is follow-
ing sports activities. His ambition is to
,loin the United States Navy or Merchant
HELEN KRAWCHUK-'tScratch', was a
member of the cast of the senior class
play and a typist for the "Mirror". In
her junior and senior years, she was a
basketball varsity member. In addition,
Helen was a member of the gym club
four years. Her plans are uncertain.
GLENN KRESGE-"Lamebrain" ended his
high school career after having partici-
pated in track and basketball three years,
football one year, the senior class play,
and in Hi-Y three years. He also served
on the commencement pageant commit-
tee, the senior issue of the "Mirror",
and as chairman of the senior prom. He
hopes to attend college.
MORRIS KUEHNER-Morris, a member of
the physics and checker clubs, was a
member of the senior finance committee.
He is a very patient lad which is readily
seen as he has for his hobby fishing.
When not busying himself with studies
he finds time for his secondary hobby
of sports. He plans to attend college but
is undecided as to choice.
CLASS OF 194
JAMES KELLEY-'tJack" demonstrated hi
athletic prowess by playing on the Ram
Club and the P. H. S. baseball team.
member of the wreath committee an
various refreshment committees, he wa
active in junior sportsman and riHe clubs.
Sports are his hobbies and, if the Navy
does not claim "Jack", he will seek em-
DORRIS KEMMERER-The singing star o
the class has participated in operetta fo
three years which perhaps accounted fo
her hobbies of piano and singing.
"Hippy", a Tri-Hi-Y member, has been
active in dramatics club and oratory.
Varying her talents, she was active i
"Mirror" work, senior pageant, and
member of the wreath committee. Sh
plans to enter Oberlin College.
RADELL KLEINTOP-"Della", a transfer
student from Danielsville, swung righ
into things all around school. She serve
on the basketball and football refresh
ment committees, and the christma
wreath committee. A Tri-Hi-Y girl fo
three years at home, and one year a
P. H. S., "Della" plans to attend the A1
lentown General Hospital School 0
UTH KLOTZ-"Kid," a Tri-Hi-Y mem
ber, belonged to the debating team an
1he orchestra four years and the "Mir-
ror" staE two years. She was a senior
class play understudy, participated in the
operetta two years, and played girls'
basketball her junior year. Ruth, whc
plans to take up nursing, will attend
ROBERT KUTNEY-After leaving Palmer-
ton high school, Robert plans to seek em-
ployment. Coming to Palmerton high in
'41, "Chosef" was elected vice-president
of his homeroom in 142. At first he chose
junior sportsman's club, then he changed
to rifle in '41 and '42.
EUGENE LEINDECKER-E u g e n e took
part in the operetta from which his mus-
ical talents may be seen. Due to an op-
eration on his arm which forced him to
miss several weeks of school, he was
forced to abandon our class during the
middle of this school year.
FRANK LENDVAY-"Slug" was on the
decorating committees of Hallowe'en So-
cial and senior prom, and also served as
advertising manager of senior class play
and chairman of baseball refreshment
committee. He works as a Store clerk
after school and has decided to let the
future take care of itself.
BEATRICE LEH-'fBea", a devoted glee
club member for the last four years, has
participated in the operetta three years.
CLASS OF 1942.
Her junior year she toiled on ticket and
cider garden committees for the Hallo-
we'en Social, while she served on the
operetta ticket committee when a sopho-
more. As yet her plans are undecided.
WILLIAM LIPICS-After leaving the halls
of Palmerton "Bull" plans to work for
the N. J. Z. Co. Bill had his big interest
in football, playing on the varsity eleven
in '40, '41 and '42, he also was chairman
of the senior class color and flower com-
mittee and a member of the senior class
MANUEL LOPEZ-"Lolo" 0 t h e r w i s e
known as "Devil," "Pizano',, "Blackie",
and "Jazzbo", was first-string quarter-
back on the football team this year and
played jay Vee basketball his junior year.
Memorizing popular songs, sports, and
collecting are his hobbies. His plans are
to enter the United States Marine Corps.
MARY MACHALEC-Mary Worked on the
wreath committee her senior year and
belonged to Crocheting club her freshman
and sophomore years and to home eco-
nomics club her senior year. Reading is
her hobby. After graduation she plans to
attend the Allentown Business College
unless she finds a job.
JEAN MACK-"Mac", a Tri-Hi-Y girl,
was in the operetta in her senior and
junior years. During her senior year,
she was a member of the Christmas
wreath committee. In her junior year,
, Jean was a committee head for the Hal-
lowe'en Social. "Mac" plans to enter
CLASS OF 1942
JANE MONTZ-'tPete" literally worked her
way up, being on the "Mirror" staff and
Tri-Hi-Y roll call three years and ending
as co editor and treasurer respectively
This year Jane was also a member of the
s n1or class play committee and cast
while last year she was co chairman of
the cider garden for the Social
VIVIAN MOONEY Shanty, an ardent
sports enthusiast has been a member of
the Mirror advertising staff for two
years and the gym club for four years
appearing in the annual gym exhibit each
year Vivian plans to attend Temple
University to study nursing
DOROTHY NANOVIC Dottie a debatei
and Tri H1 Y girl was a member of
the cast of the senior class play Dorothy
was on the Mlfl or staff and the civilian
defense committee A member of the
dramatic club in her senior year Dottie
plans to take a five year course in nurs
ing at the University of Pennsylvania
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PETER ONDRASIK-"Pete", a shy athlete,
is still undecided about his plans after
graduation. Peter played varsity baseball
his junior and senior years, and football
captured his interests as a sophomore and
junior. "Pete', proved to be a very adept
and versatile player in the ping pong
club his junior year.
LOUISE OWENS-"Wizz" participated in
the operetta three years, belonged to the
high school trio, went to District Chorus
two years and to State Chorus her junior
year. A member of the mixed chorus
her freshmen, sophomore, junior and sen-
ior years, her hobby is music. Louise
plans to study music after graduation.
DORIS PARRY-Doris, perhaps the most
silent senior P. H. S. has ever seen, was
a member of the Christmas wreath com-
mittee during her senior year. Outside
school Doris passed her time by doing
housework, while in her junior year she
was a Red Cross Club member. Her
future plans are undecided.
MARY ELLEN PARRY-"Jackie" served
on the senior class play and ticket and
Christmas wreath committees this year.
Last year she was on the cider commit-
tee for the Hallowe'en Social. She be-
longed to the embroidery club for two
years, the hobby club last year, and this
year the special typing club. Her plans
the success of the Hallowe en Social and
wreath committee. She participated in
the peaceful and useful art of knitting,
being a member of that club three years.
Outside school "Blondie" busies her-
self as a waitress and typist. Roller
skating and photography are Betty's
hobbies and she plans to work in a de-
ERNEST PEARSOL-Ernest, the big man
of our class, was a member of the senior
class wreath committee and belonged to
junior sportsman and fishing clubs. He
busied himself on the farm outside school
while Hy tying, fishing, and stamp col-
lecting are his hobbies. His plans are
STEPHEN POLOKOVICS-"Spark" hopes
to find his future in electrical welding
or as a machinist. He was a member of
the sportsman's club in '39 and '40, the
camera club in '41, and finished with the
rifle 'club in '42. Steve was a member
of the industrial arts course.
JANE POLSKY-'tJennie" worked on the
senior class play ticket committee and
the Hallowe'en Social cider committee.
In her sophomore year she participated
in the May Day Festival and the Christ-
mas program her freshman year. Bowl-
ing and swimming are her hobbies and
she belonged to mixed chorus and nature
study clubs. Her plans are uncertain.
ELEANORE POTISK-'tElla", a Tri-Hi-Y '
girl and a member of the glee club for
the last four years, has been on the senior
class play ticket committee, wreath com-
mittee, and basketball and football re-
freshment committees. In addition Elea-
nore was a varsity girls' basketball play-
er the last two years. She plans to enter
training at the New York Hospital.
CLASS OF 1942
JOHN POWERS-Co-sports editor of the
"Mirror", "Yhonno" has been active in
golf club, making the team in his junior
year. A member of the Hi-Y club, he is
an avid tennis and bowling fan, although
skiing is his favorite sport. His plans are
JOSEPH PSARSKY-"Curly", the accor-
dion player, has been on the S. K. S.
gym team and the Slovak dramatic club
four years outside school, and served as
chairman for the senior wreath commit-
tee and vice-president of his homeroom
this year. Now working as a pin-boy at
the Neighborhood House, "Curlie,s" plans
BETTE ROWE-Betty, on the Hallowe'en
Social cider garden committee last year,
served on the Christmas wreath com-
mittee and did defense work this year.
Her freshman year she was a member
of the glee club and a member of the
sewing club the last two years. Betty's
plans are to attend the Hackensack
School of Nursing.
GLADYS SCHAFFER-"Glad" typed for
the "Mirror" and was prompter for the
senior class play. She worked on the
Hallowe'en Social and after transferring
from Aquashicola school joined the
needlework and art clubs. Drawing and
collecting pictures are her hobbies.
Gladys' plans after graduation are as yet
CLASS OF 1941
LUCY SCHAFFER-Lucy, one of the few
quiet members of the senior class, was
a diligent member of the Hallowe'en
Social committee in her junior year. In
her freshman and sophomore years, Lucy
chose sewing club, and in her senior year,
the needlework club. Her plans as yet
ATHRYN SCHATZLE-This year Kath-
ryn was a member of the "Mirror', staff
and press club. Last year she helped
with the Halloweien Social, and belonged
to the math club. In her freshman and
sophomore years she was a sewing club
member. Her hobbies are reading, cro-
cheting, and bowling. She plans to take
JOHN SCHLENNER-"Tut", who served
on the high school safety patrol his soph-
omore year, now does N. Y. A. work
outside school. As hobbies he likes art
and printing, and he has been in the
airplane and leathercraft clubs his last
two years. He plans to attend trade
school if possible.
LA VAUN SCHOTT-La Vaun participated
MARY SELISKY-Mary, a typist for civil-
ian defense, served on the Christmas
wreath committee this year. Last year
she served on the Hallowe'en Social cider
garden committee, and crocheting club.
In her sophomore year she was a glee
club member. Her plans are uncertain.
BEATRICE SERFASS-"Beaty" participat-
ed in the operetta her junior year. A
member of the mixed chorus three years,
sophomore, junior, and senior, she be-
longed to glee club her freshman year.
Bicycle riding, horse-back riding, and
embroidering interest her outside school.
Beatrice's future is undecided.
CLAUDE SERFASS-Claude, who spent
his time after school working at a store,
has as hobbies hunting, fishing, mechanic
work, roller-skating, and reading comic
magazines. His final year he was a
member of the industrial arts club,
while checkers interested him his jun-
ior year. He plans to find a job.
EDWARD SERFASS-"Eddie" has played
baseball and taken the industrial arts
club the last two years. Baseball, bas-
ketball, bowling, and hunting rate with
this athletic-minded lad as hobbies. In
his sophomore year "Eddie" was a Hi-Y
member. He plans to find a job and
work after high school.
in the operetta her junior year and work-
ed on the Hallowe'en Social. She has
been in mixed chorus her last three years
of high school and was in glee club her
freshman year. Swimming and ice skat-
ing are her hobbies. LaVaun's plans
after graduation are uncertain.
,RROR CLASS OF 1942
RANDELL SERFASS-"Doc", a cheerful
member of the senior class, busied him-
self outside of school by digging graves.
He is an accomplished virtuoso of hilly
billy rhythm and was a member of the
auto drivers club. "Doc" plans to fur-
ther his education by attending Echol's
Embalming School of Philadelphia.
OLGA SHELLHAMMER-This Tri-Hi-Y
girl served as a typist for the "Mirror",
as well as a member on the Christmas
wreath committee, and the basketball
and football refreshment committees dur-
ing the past year. In her junior year,
Olga was on the cider committee for the
Social. She plans to attend Bethlehem
BARBARA S H E P H E R D-A Tri-Hi-Y
member for two years, "Sheppy" partic-
ipated in the operetta three years, girls'
track last year, and helped with civilian
defense work this year. In '39 and '40,
she was a member of the dramatic club,
and a glee club member in '41 and '42,
Her plans are to attend Moravian.
ALICE SIEGMOND-"Alley Oop" served
on the wreath committee, the senior class
play ticket committee, and the refresh-
ment committee for the senior class
party. She was on the ticket and refresh-
ALLEN SILFIES-Allen WHS One Of OUT ment committees for the Hallowe'en So-
quieter students. He was an active mem- eial and belonged to home economics,
ber of the Junior Sportsman League for hobby, and embroidery clubs. Alieefs
two years and was a participant in math future plans are uncertain.
club for two years. Allen's hobbies are
fishing, saving coins fa good hobby for
anyoneb, and playing musical instru-
ments. His plans for the future are un--
decided as yet.
HELEN SISKA-t'Sis", a Tri-Hi-Y lassie
and t'Mirror" Business Manager, was on
the Christmas wreath, senior class play
ticket, football, and basketball refresh-
ment committees during her final years.
Interested in art, Helen has helped to
decorate the gym several times and was
an enthusiastic civilian defense worker.
Her plans are uncertain.
CARL SMITH-"Smitty", a pinboy at So-
kol Hall, his final year took part in the
senior class play, and was a member of
the senior class wreath committee.
'4Smitty's" interest in airplanes can be
seen by his selection of the airplane club
in '40 and '41 and by his ambition to
join the United States Air Corps.
ADA SNYDER-Ada, an orchestra mem-
ber four years, belonged to Tri-Hi-Y and
served on the Christmas wreath and class
play ticket committees this year. Last
year she was a debating team member
and chairlady of the Hallowe'en Social
cider stand. Her plans are uncertain at
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JEAN STEINMETZ-"Smiley", a Tri-Hi-Y
girl, served as a loyal member of the
gift, basketball, football, and Christmas
wreath committees during her senior
year. Outside school, 'gJean" was em-
ployed at the Blue Bomber, while she
"slung the hash" at home in her extra
moments. She plans to be a dental hy-
LOIS STEMLER-A member of the senior
class play, t'Shorty" belonged to Tri-Hi-
Y this year, and debated in '40 and '41.
She participated in the operetta her jun-
ior and sophomore years. For three years
a member of the glee club, this year
Lois chose typing club. Her plans are
to go to college.
JAMES STRIBANY - "Jimmy" played
baseball his senior year and was in the
gym exhibition the last two years. His
peculiar hobby is to raise and train
pigeons for racing purposes and long dis-
tance flying. Also interested in photo-
graphy, he plans to become a machinist
KATHLEEN STROHL-"Cats" belonged to
gym club her freshman and sophomore
years, and to embroidery and glee clubs
her junior and senior years. Writing
poems and short stories and reading are
her hobbies, while outside school she does
housework and N. Y. A. work. Although
she wants to be a detective, Kathleen's
plans are indefinite.
CLASS OF 1942
WILLIAM SNYDER-"Bill", an orchestra
member for six years, attended the East-
ern District Band Convention in '41 and
'42. A Hi-Y member for two years, t'Bil1"
was kept busy by the operetta and tennis
in '41 and the senior class play this year.
He is still undecided about his plans after
MARY SOESKA-"SutCh", Whose hobbies
consist of reading and dancing, aided the
Hallowe'en Social by serving on the cider
committee. Mary chose a variety of clubs
during her high school career, having
been a member of the glee, dramatic, and
typing clubs. She plans to enter nursing.
JOHN SOLKSHINITZ - 'tJohnnie", co-
manager of track, starting as a reporter
his sophomore year worked his way up
to advertising co-manager of the "Mirror"
this year when he also served on the
ticket committee of the senior class play.
Outside school he works at the Lehighton
airport and Caddies. He plans to be an
airplane engine mechanic.
GEORGE STEIGERWALT-Liking variety,
"Shorty", the midget of our class, be-
longed to the checker, airplane, and in-
dustrial arts clubs. He divides his time
among farm work, Boy Scouts, and his
hobbies of solving puzzles, airplanes, and
checkers. His plans are undecided at
MARGUERITE SUSANIN-'KPeggy", a
member of the "Mirror" staff, pageant
and senior class play committees and
Christmas wreath committee, also pre-
sided over the Tri-Hi-Y this year. Last
year she was a member of the Hallo-
we'en Social ticket committee and co-
chairman of the hot dog and soda com-
mittee. Her plans are to study diatetics.
ERNEST SZAKACS-After winding up his
career at Palmerton high school "Fut"
will either be a N. J. Z. Co. employee or
enter the armed forces. Ernest, a mem-
ber of the bowling club in '41 and '42,
was treasurer of the club in '42, He was
also chairman of the senior class invita-
tion committee and program chairman
his senior year.
FLOYD THALLER-As might be expected,
chemical engineering at college is the
ambition of "Flitter". Beside studying
chemistry at Palmerton, Floyd also play-
ed football in his junior and senior years.
Another sport in which the two-year Hi-
Y member competed was track in which
he was proficient in high jumping and
ed in junior sportsmans club for three
yeais and was also a member of the rifle
club He helped make the Hallowe en So
cial a su cess and served on various ie
fieshment committees Stamp and coin
collecting are his hobbies His plans are
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CHARLES TRESKOT-Athletic "Tick",
winner of the Costenbader basketball
trophy in 1942, plans to enter the Beth-
lehem Trade School after graduation.
Baseball in '41, '42, basketball in '42, and
golf in '39 and '40 were fortunate, in-
deed, to have as valuable a man as
t'Tick" participating in them.
JOHN TURKO-"Turkeyl', who served on
the refreshment committee in the Hallo-
we'en Social, did odd jobs outside school.
Athletically minded, he has as hobbies
hunting, swimming, skating, bowling, and
cards. He plans to become either a weld-
er or a t'midshipmite" in the navy.
HELEN VIDO-Working on the Civilian
Defense Committee has busied "Honey'l
this year, as did the senior Christmas
wreath committee. In her junior year
"Honey" helped in the Hal1owe'en So-
cial cider garden committee. Outside
school, she does work for the N. Y. A.,
she plans to take up fashion designing or
GRACE WALK-"Shorty" worked on the
wreath committee in her senior year, and
belonged to Red Cross and typing clubs
in her junior and senior years. Bicycle
riding, sewing, dancing, collecting silver
paper and pictures for her album are
some of her hobbies. After graduation
she plans either to work or to train for a
MIRROR CLASS OF 194
LEEBERT WHITAKER-If you see "Lee"
walking around the country chasing but-
terfiies or dropping artificial flies in the
streams, don't be alarmed, for besides
being in fishing club four years, his hob-
bies are hiking, hunting, fishing, making
artificial fiies, and a butterfly collection.
He plans to work upon graduation.
MILTON YOUNG--" Junior", besides tak-
ing an active part in the Hi-Y, golf, chess,
and checkers clubs, found time to work
as a sub-pin-boy and a clerk at M. W.
Young and Co. Jewelry Store. His hob-
bies are sports, cards, model airplanes,
nature study, and drums. He plans to
attend the University of Pennsylvania.
MARIE ZELL-Although "Freckles" didn't
participate in many extra-curricular ac-
tivities before her senior year, she made
up for lost time by being a consciencious
member of both the senior class play
ticket committee and the Christmas
wreath committee. Marie has the inter-
esting hobby of table decorations. Her
future plans spell beautician.
The First Reunion of the Class of 1942
Twenty-Hve years from today, June 12, 1942, at our silver reunion, we may be
sure that the following items will all be true:
The teachers will still tell the same old jokes.
Glenn Handwerk will still be getting into trouble.
Irma Brodi will still be a stooge.
Delores Cunningham will still cackle.
Russel Chaplinsky will still be bragging about the vultures.
Professor John Young will be an admiral.
Jane Montz will still be a "pet',.
Lois Anthony will still turn boys' heads.
Donald Peirce will still be a blonde.
Glenn Kresge still won't catch on to a joke.
Bob Handwerk will still be thataway about girls.
Edward Serfass will still be playing second base.
George Fedor will still be a lady-killer.
George Steigerwalt will still be "shorty".
Beatrice Leh will still be a glamor girl.
Bill Baker will still be playing basketball.
June Blose will still get "A's" in German.
Helen Krawchuk will still wear sweaters.
Dorothy Ashman will still have snakes.
Wesley Bowman will still drive a coal truck.
Marshall Beers and Kenneth Borger will still be traveling.
Frank Lendvay will still be a butcher boy.
The seniors will still Hunk tests.
Dorris Kemmerer will still be singing.
Louise Owens will still be hitting the high notes.
Ruth Klotz will still be debating.
George Gilbert will still be asleep.
Floyd Thaller will still be blowing up things.
Joe Psarsky will still have curly hair.
John Powers will still be bashful with girls.
Milan Brestovansky will still make marvelous speeches.
Bill Lipics will still be playing hookey.
Carson Batholomew will still be talking at some class meeting.
Tony Jeringo will still be shoveling coal.
Clyde Eckert will still come from the country.
John Derkocz and Tony Jeringo will still be together.
CLASS OF' 1942
Gridiron Men Who Played Last Game for Palmerton
Beginning the season with one of the lightest
ams in the Lehigh Valley League and a new
the Blue Bomber football team
vertheless broke even and rolled up 52 first
wns to its opponent's 35.
Under the guidance of head coach John C.
Jung and assistant coaches Bill Lutz and
hn Messersmith, Palmer-
r1 won three games, beat-
g Whitehall, Northamp-
r1, and Slatingtong lost
ree to Catasauqua, Ban-
r, and Emmaus, and tied
e with Stroudsburg.
Since its first game with
lmmit Hill was cancelled
cause of the infantile
ralysis scare, Palmerton
ened its season by deci-
'ely defeating Whitehall
-0 in a home game. The
ue-and-White gained 10
downs to its oppon-
In their next game the
ue Bombers played an
enly contested game with
roudsburg which ended
a 6-6 tie, with the Bomb-
s netting 10 first downs to
eir opponent's 8.
Although making 7 first
wns and 114 yards in
rimmage to Catty's 0 and
respectively, the Blue-
d-White eleven lost their
me to Catasauqua, 7-6.
For the first time since football was re-in-
stated at Palmerton, the Blue Bombers beat
the Koncrete Kids 6-0, getting 4 first downs
to Northampton's 3, in a close game showing
no long runs.
In its only non-league game of the season,
Palmerton was crushed by Bangor, 27-6, roll-
ing up 6 first downs to the
After being trounced in
their next game with Em-
maus, 24-6, the Blue Bornb-
ers recovered in time to
conquer their rival Slating-
ton, 19-14, in the last game
of the season. During the
game, in which every grad-
uating player was active,
Palmerton chalked up 11
first downs to the Slate
Those who played their
last time for Palmerton in
the Slatington game are:
Carson Bartholomew, John
Derkacz, George F e d o r,
Carlin Haydt, Donald Kres-
ge, Bill Lipics, Manuel Lo-
pez, Donald Peirce and
At the season's close,
Donald Peirce, not shown
above, was elected the
team's captain, and John
Derkacz, shown in lower
picture, its most valuable
CLASS OF 19-
Palmerton Higlfs Basketball Team
Although none ot' the boys on this year's
team was material f'rom last year's first five,
the Palmerton high basketball team, coached
by Mr. W. 1-1. Wilhelm, won 12 ofthe 21 games
Losing but 5 of 14 games the Blue Bombers
chalked up a total of 575 points in league com-
petition to their opponents' 461.
At the season's close the players voted
Charles Treskot, a forward, the most valuable
player to the team and he was awarded a
trophy donated by Costenbader's Drug Store.
This was the first year Charles played var-
sity ball and the first year the trophy was
Captaincd by Milan Brestovansky, the
Bombers started their season by beating East
Mauch Chunk and Wilson Boro by scores of
31-15 and 27-26 respectively in non-league
Then misfortune stepped in and Palmerton
lost three successive non-league games to
Summit Hill 34-24, Bethlehem 33-24, and
Summit Hill again 37-23.
Recovering themselves they prevailed over
Easton 28-21 and were then nosed out by the
Alumni 27-25. in a game which ended the
Bombers' non-league games for the season.
Palmerton f'ans received a shock, when in
their first league game of' the season, the
Blue-and-White five dropped a 43-37 decision
to Whitehall. However. they then accounted
for three straight victories by overcoming
Slatington 34-33, Stroudsburg 38-25, and Le-
After Lehighton the Bombers met wh
proved to be the first half as well as leagi
champs, when they met Catasauqua and we
defeated by a 58-39 score.
Palmerton ended its first half by beati
Northampton 38-23 and Emmaus 35-33 whit!
gave them 5 victories and 2 losses. N
The P. H. S. quintet opened the secol
half by revenging its earlier defeat, trouncii
Whitehall 51-345 however, they then lost,
Slatington for the first time in 13 years by
32-31 score. l
Stroudsburg and Lehighton were next sul
dueci by the Bombers in a 30-29 and a 58-I
game respectively. Again Catasauqua be
Palmerton, but this time by a closer scor
Palmerton's second half was then ended l
a loss to Northampton 34-35, and a win ov
The last half' ended in a tie between Sla
ington and Catasauqua t'or first place whit
Catty easily took in a league playoff. Th
left C-itasauqua the 1941342 champions of tl
Lehigh Valley League.
lt is interesting to note that Palmerton plaj
ed 4 league games in which the Final outcon
was determined by 1 point, 1 game in whim
a field goal was the winning margin, and
game in which the result was decided by thri
Those players who were lost to Palmertor
basketball team through graduation are: Mil:
Brestovansky, John Derkacz, Glenn Kresg
and Charles Treskot.
CLASS OF 1942
lll66I'l63llillg and Girls' Basketball
Although limited, the sports activities for
fls have proved quite successful this year,
The cheerleading squad, coached by Mr. E.
Gordos, did much to promote enthusiasm at
th football and basketball tournaments and
ld several outdoor pep meetings. Freshman
ere also given an opportunity to cheer this
ar during home football games and home
V vee basketball games.
The regular squad, consisting of four soph-
omores, three juniors, and two seniors, alter-
nated rides on the bus to away games.
The senior cheerleaders were Lois Anthony
who served as cheerleading captain, and Ann
Hartford, the assistant captain.
Though the scheduled games for the Pal-
merton girls' basketball team were few, the
P. H. S. lassies prepared for them by evenings
of practice, which resulted in 3 of 4 possible
ltlmiitilliiiwl on iriuc twciltv nine!
Sixty-two track candidates reported to Mr.
Wilhelm, track coach, late in March. There
re several hold-overs from the previous
ir and a highly successful season was ex-
This year the squad held four dual meets,
ming all of them. They also placed fourth
the District Meet at Muhlenburg Field,
The seniors won the annual interclass meet
one lone point with t'Gump', Handwerk
ding the seniors with ten points. The scor-
' was as follows: seniors, 383 juniors, 37g
fhomores, 28, and freshmen, 7.
n the opening interscholastic meet Palmer-
defeated Lehighton to the score of 72-32.
ump" Handwerk again took high scoring
iors with two first places for ten points. The
imaus meet, which was its closest, was won
Palmerton to the score of 58 1X3 - 56 2!3.
The varsity selections for 1942 made by Mr.
'almerton's baseball season did not end very
rcessfully, the team winning but 2 of 6
nes and having its season cut short by
k of transportation facilities.
fn the 6 games, Palmerton amassed a grand
al of 29 runs to its opponents' 41. However,
e team had to go through the experience of
ranging hands in the middle of the stream",
during the middle of its season, Palmer-
Us head baseball coach, Mr. J. C. Young
s inducted into the navy, and Messrs. O.
Blynn and G. W. Lutz assumed command
5almerton's first game of the season was a
itest with Whitehall which ended 8-4 in
'or of the Zehyrs. Jack Clark and Philip
:hardson did the losers' pitching, while
inny Tomasic of the winners lasted the
,ole game. The entire game featured only
ong hits, a double by Treskot of Palmerton
i 2 doubles by Whitehall.
In their next the Bombers edged out Slat-
fton 2-1 with Clark and Richardson hurling
' the victors. The only long hit of the game
s a two-bagger by Slatington.
CLASS OF 1942
Wilhelm were as follows:
Paul Bomba-pole vault, javeling Richard
Bowman-javeling Harry Buhay-mile, Ger-
hard Elm-Broad jump, Bruce Fields-sprints,
880 relay, Stinson Frantz-mile, Robert Hal-
facre-880, mile relay, Lenard Halchevsky-
440, 8805 Robert Handwerk-880, mile, mile
relay, Robert Hendricks-discus.
Glenn Kresge-broad jump, sprints, mile
relay, Kenneth Kuhla-Sprints, 880 relay,
Karl Kummer-high jump, La Rue Leibenguth
-pole vaultg William -Williams-high jump:
Paul Skorinko-discus, shot put, Richard
Smith-javeling Floyd Thaller-sprints, high
jump, 880 relay, John Wask-440, 880, mile
relay, William Williams-pole vault, Robert
Wolfe-mile, and Frank Zeaka-440.
The Seniors, who ended their track career
on the Palmerton high team, are:
Harry Buhay, Stinson Frantz, Robert Hand-
werk, Glenn Kresge, and Floyd Thaller.
The Blue-and-White nine then nosed out
Lehighton 10-9 with Clark, Richardson, and
Balliet doing the pitching. Again the only long
hit was a double, this time by Donald Kresge
Palmerton then lost its last three games in
succession, beginning with a return Slatington
game. Clark and Richardson tossed for Pal-
merton while Meagher oppossed them the
whole game. A triple by Sobota of Palmerton
was the sole long hit of the game.
The second Palmerton loss was 10-6 to
Northampton in a game featuring 2 home runs
by the victors. The game ended finally with
Charles Treskot, normally the first baseman,
doing the pitching.
In its season's last game the Blue Bombers
were downed by Catasauqua 5-4 with Clark
and Richardson again alternating on the
mound. Todd's triple was the only long hit of
The players lost to Palmerton by gradua-
tion are: James Kelly, Peter Ondrasik, Ed-
ward Serfass, Jimmy Stribrany, and Charles
CLASS OF 1942
ebate and 66Mirror" Activities
his year both the debating team and the
rror," staff added to their prestige. The
ating squad emerged from its season with
9 percentage, while the 'fMirror,' took two
he forsenic coach was Mr. M. P. Elbel, who
an his coaching career last year, and the
.rror" was again supervised by Mr. J. W.
ttie, general adviser, and Mr. P. F. Cauff-
1, who concerned himself with the adver-
ig and business end.
Iebating has been a popular activity in
E-I. S. this past year, with many students
the senior high participating. The group
ticipated in twenty-two contests, winning
teen and losing nine. This is the largest
uber of debates participated in by Palmer-
for several years.
eniors participating in debate this year
e Ruth Klotz and Dorothy Nanovic.
3 seems that with each succeeding year the
rror" wins more honors. During this past
r with Bill Baker and Jane Montz, co-
ors, at the helm the 'KMirror" won first
:e in the Columbia Scholastic Press Asso-
ion rating and first place in the National
olastic Press Association rating.
his year's staff has had more students on
han any other year, the total rising to
y-one students and two faculty advisers.
eerleading and Girls, Basketball
lfontinued from page twenty-fivej
s and the totaling of 110 points to their
he varsity, coached by Miss Emma Schleg-
trounced the alumnae in the first game of
season by a one-sided score of 28-13. In
next game the teamwork improved and
asauqua was beaten by the Palmerton
s in a high-scoring game of 43-35.
he Bomberettes next met their only de-
. when they played the more experienced
maus team in the Emmaus gymnasium and
24-8. After practicing to reduce their
ik points and to build a stronger defense,
I prepared for the return game. However,
Emmaus lassies were unable to make the
he varsity was victorious in their return
Mr. Beattie taught special classes Thursday
mornings towardlthe close of the year for
those who wished to learn more about news-
paper work and who were trying for pro-
motion. A test was also given by Mr. Beattie
to classify the reporters according to their
This year instead of waiting until the final
letter award assembly, the "Mirror" staff pre-
sented an original assembly program consist-
ing of various scenes showing the Work put
into one issue of the "Mirror," At the end of
the program those students who earned letters
were awarded them.
Seniors who have participated in the "Mir-
ror" work are:
Reporters: Dorothy Ashman, Russell Chap-
linsky, Ann Hartford, Dorris Kemmerer, Ruth
Klotz, Dorothy Nanovic, John Powers, Kath-
ryn Schatzle, William Snyder, and Marguerite
Helen Siska, a senior, acted as Business
Manager while Franklin Borger and John
Solkshinitz, both seniors, were advertising co-
managers with Vivian Mooney, another senior,
The typists, all seniors, were Lois Fatzinger,
Valeria Hrebecik, Helen Krawchuk, Gladys
Schaffer, and Olga Shellhammer.
game with Catasauqua, easily winning by a
31-14 score. The game was comparatively
slow with Palmerton substituting most of its
players and remaining ahead at all times.
At the close of the season Miss Schlegel was
presented with a trophy by the team to show
its appreciation of the work she did training
The jay vee girls also showed promises for
the future by decisively conquering an Aqua-
The senior varsity members were: Helen
Krawchuk, captain and high scorer, Florence
Behler, forward, Cleo Dewalt, forwardg Elea-
nore Potisk, forward, Evelyn Andrews, guard,
and Lois Anthony, guard.
Irma Brodi, a senior, served as the varsity's
Every class does it, so here's 1942's contribution to the Hit Parade:
Swing, Mister Charlie-Mr. Charles Lore
On a Bicycle Built for Two-Mrs. John Craig
Take Me Out to the Ball Game-Mr. O. M. Blynn
I Don't Want to Walk Without You-Montz and Hartford
Three Little Sisters-Hrebicek, Mack, Fatzinger
CLASS OF 191
A fairly large profit was realized from Pal-
merton high school's annual gym exhibition
held Thursday and Friday evenings, April 16
and 17, with a matinee on Thursday.
From the beginning oi' this school year the
girls and boys gym clubs, coached by Miss
Emma Schlegel and lVIr. G. W. Lutz respective-
ly, began practicing for the exhibition.
The girls began by learning the rhythm and
fundamental steps of the taps and dances,
gradually proceeding to the more complicated
steps, and finally whole dances. In addition to
these dances the girls featured tumbling acts,
a colorful Waltz, and a combined boys' and
girls' marching drill.
There were three senior girls who graduated
from the ranks oi' the girls, gym clubg they
are: Lois Anthony, Helen Krawchuk, and
Under the guidance of Mr. Lutz the boys
gym club practiced at first during regular
gym club periods, and then, as the exhibition
date approached, in the evenings.
Skill and practice were evidenced by the
varied exercises on the apparatus. The fe:
on the horizontal bar, parallel bars, and hoi
proved to be quite popular among the spe
tators. In addition the troupe went through
series of original drills on the mats.
As in past years the clowns again we
activeg under the direction of Jack Hawk,
senior, they presented original acts.
A novelty of the program was the combini
seventh and eighth grade junior exhibit, fe
turing basketball, wrestling, matwork, and t
This year pyramids were formed on a ladd
apparatus by the boys in various color
As a fitting and appropriate ending, t
combined gym clubs staged a patriotic gra'
finale consisting in the formation of a lar
V while the national anthem was being plays
Five berths were occupied by seniors 1
this year's boys gym team: the boys holdi
these berths were: Kermit Beers, Jack Haw
Manuel Lopez, Joseph Psarsky, and Jam
3tl0ll2ll Honor Society - 1942
CLASS OF 1942
an I1 Z' ex'
-lade 1 lei. L
elen rs cr nm
s mour lem Kresge Ju e ritz
Donald Deli ce
Glad is Schaffer
Heian Siska ' arp5m.ezl..e Suse ix
in Derkocz without Tony Jeringo.
nn Kresge without a razor blade.
ln Powers without Marion.
lfessor Learn without a chaos.
yd Thaller missing a chem class.
J Handwerk in school two days i
'dy Hall without George Gilbert.
l Henning without an invention.
Il H. 1'OW,
Professor Mi1ler's car running on water.
Pete Ondrasik out with a girl.
Clyde Eckert without "longies".
Mr. Eckert without a poem for every occasion
Wesley Bowman coming to school Wednesday:
The senior class doing something right.
Lab equipment not disappearing.
Marshall Beers not traveling.
CLASS OF 194
The Changing Faculty
Above are the thirty-four faculty members
ol' Palmcrton high school pictured at the be-
ginning of the 1941-42 school term. Two of
these, Mrs. Marvin W. Foley and Mr. John
C. Young, were replaced during the year by
substitute teachers. Miss Priscilla Wescott was
added to the faculty for next year, replacing
The senior class of 1942 started the begin-
ning of its end one fateful day in September
in the year of our Lord one thousand nine-
teen hundred and forty one when the mem-
bers returned through those beloved t?J port-
als for their twelfth and final year-they
After receiving their books and inscribing
their degrees, titles, nicknames, and other
identifications on every page-well-every
other page, Cas well as desks, chairs, walls,
etc.J they carefully packed the books away in
their locker where they remained undisturbed
for the following eight months.
Things got under way with a bang in chem
lab when some scientist was experimenting
in order to find out which was the stronger,
the floor or a test tube . . . also the first lab
equipment began disappearing.
Then came football. Some seniors played
with the team on the field, some coached in
bleachers, and the others were busy selling
or should we say trying to sell refreshments.
One man is probably still mystitied about how
after paying a quarter for a soda and hot dog
he received a dime, a nickel, and a quarter for
change. However, the team made up for that
which the refreshment committee lacked by
beating Northampton for the first time in a
Mrs. Foley, while Mrs. Douglas A. Roth con
pleted Mr. Youngs term as a substitute teach
er. Mr. Robert B. Hunter, special educati
teacher, will not return next year, having at
cepted a position as Supervisor of Speci:
Education in the tri-county area of Unio
Snyder, and Mifflin counties, Pennsylvani
game characterized by Northampton's doub
One bright Monday morning someone in tl
hall mentioned the "Vultures." From tha
time hence the "Vultures" have been the tal
of the school. For those who still have not mf
them, I might say that they are a secret orde
of the wolves of the senior class who hat
sworn not to attend school for more tha
three straight days and not to miss an athlet
Near the end of November the basketba
season got under way, with the refreshmel
committee still trying--oh, well, they learns
the hard way.
Then came spring, when a young man
fancy turns to baseball. Ah, yes,-the wolve
were still batting 1000.
The next event of importance was whe
several senior girls who never miss a bargai
night at the Ranch House won their silvf
Thus on the twelfth day of June in the ye:
one thousand nine hundred and forty two th
wide earth creaked and rocked on its ax
when the Seniors of S,S. Palmer high schon
were set free to make the world a safer insar
place in which to live.
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