Tatnall School - Triangle Yearbook (Wilmington, DE)
- Class of 1955
Page 1 of 96
Pages 6 - 7
Pages 10 - 11
Pages 14 - 15
Pages 8 - 9
Pages 12 - 13
Pages 16 - 17
Text from Pages 1 - 96 of the 1955 volume:
To Aline Cavanagh, under whose enthusiastic care our library has grown
in size and value, and through whose inspiring guidance our pupils are entering
more and rn ' '
ore into the enjoyment of readin d
g, we edicate this book with
To the Ecz'if01f.t.'
Readers of articles on education come again and again upon the phrase,
"Home and School", and are struck by the recurrent theme of the need for
cooperation between the two. It should not be otherwise, for in these two
institutions, together with the Church, lie our best hopes for the future.
This association of home and school is Tatnall's very foundation. A
mother with a genius for true education has been its guiding spirit. All that
has been accomplished through the years is a reflection of her faith and wisdom.
We now have at Sedgely a setting of great beauty, an alert student body,
actively interested parents, and a dedicated faculty. The heritage of the ages
in the humanities, the social studies, and the sciences is open to us. Outside
the classroom, in sports and other activities, we share the intimate friendship
and understanding so often denied those in larger schools. And over all is the
benediction of Nature.
Truly Tatnall is a school that cherishes the character of a well-ordered
home, fostering intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth. May we resolve
always to keep it that way!
B V '
THE SENIOR CLASS
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths
T116 S C1'1iO1' Class
"Farewell, a word that muy! be, and batla been-
A found which makes zu lingerg- yet- farewell."
'There way tl Jim' danced, and under it
BRIGITTE RICHARDA ADOMAT
I um bowl." Q
f I E
Buck Hill Falls Conference-4
Cast, "Arms and the Man"-4
NANCY LEE EDWARDS
'Wifh merry-rmzkiug eyes and jofzuzd
Varsity Hockey-2, 3, 4
Treasurer, Students' Association-2
Buck Hill Falls Conference-2
Triangle Staff-Assistant Photographer-2
May Court Attendant-3
Honor Society Conference-3
Girls' State Conference-5
Secretary and Treasurer, Athletic Association-3
Chairman, Social Committee-4
MADALINE BETTY LATTOMUS
"For all tba! faire if, ir by zzatzzre guozif
Tbat if Il Jigzze to know fbe gezzfle
Prize Compositions-1, 2, 5
j.V. Hockey-1, 2
Varsity Hockey-3, 4
Buck Hill Falls Conference-2
Triangle Staff-2, 3
President, Students' Association-4
SUSAN BESS PARRIOTT
Her ufayf are zuayy of p!eam1zt1ze5.f."
Yearbook Staff-1, 2, 3
U.N. Representative-1, 2, 3
j.V. Hockey-3, 4
Buck Hill Falls Conference-5
Chairman, Welfare Committee-4
'Mine be the Jtreu tl ' " 4
g J of Jpnzl, full and i
Like Jome broad ri
zfer rzzfbifzg down '
Varsity Hockey-2, 3, 4. fHockey Award-35
Athletic Association-2, 4
Honor Society Conference-3
Buck Hill Falls Conference-3
May Court Attendant-5
s tate Representative-3
Triangle Staff-2, 3
, "Tatnall Times"-4
- All 4
X , '
Now it fell in the month of june in the two hundred and fourth year of our kingdom,
that I, Sir Tatnall of Sedgely, the first man to be dubbed graduate of the Tatnall School,
went riding in search of a merry adventure. And it fell that I saw a sign hard by the
school which made known that the Class of 1955 was gathering for a tournament of
words. So right boldly I entered the school and hid myself behind a screen in the Great
Cafeteria, for I had a deeming that I should not be made welcome. Aforetimes, only
ladies were let come and they now cry that the Tatnall School is new-fangle for letting
men come, however, I nist no man in no kingdom more hardier nor.of greater courage
than the first Tatnall knights.
And I, from behind the screen, did see them enter, all gorgeously arrayed. Their
names were: the Lady Brigitte, the Lady Madeline, the Lady Nancy, the Lady Susan, and
the Lady Joan, and a fairer set of ladies was there never in no kingdom. And there was
great joy among them and straightway they fell to feasting, which was ever their wont,
and talking, which they ever loved to do.
Now the first happening in this tournament was quaintly called "where have you
been and what have you been doing?" And first spake the Lady Madeline, "Lo, many
times in the past hath my voice rung forth, 'Girls, be quiet, please,' that now I teach after
the manner of Sir Dale of Carnegie, and there is now such manner of winning of friends
and infiuencing of people that Delaware is widely known as Lattomus Little joyous."
Then spake the Lady Brigitte, and she spake in the accents of Delaware, "For sithen
I have always loved the olden ways, I have here taught the English classics, and in especial
the 'Paradise Lost', which I do make committed to memory."
Then spake the Lady Nancy, "Now I, Lady Nancy, loving mankind and womankind
and concerning myself ever with their ease, have founded a Spic hard by the Tatnall
tournament field, where the young may foregather for feasting and merrimentg but, alas,
the Lady Brigitte waxeth ever wroth with me."
"Alas, thyself!" answered the Lady Brigitte, "In my youth I never had no manner
of time of no kind, with forever rushing to and fro speaking fair words to the Americans,
and it grieveth me sore to see the young so disporting themselves in idleness."
"She speaks true," boldly answered the Lady Madeline, for it was ever her wont to
defend her little sister.
"Make no more language," spake the Lady Susan, "but hear of my adventures. For
ever was I possessed of too many fine robes to wear from the waxing until the waning of
the moon. And so I pose for advertisements, seventeen portraits a day, and never in none
am I arrayed the same as in another. And let me say and here make known, that I pose
for none save those that say, 'The right people' for even in my youth was I aware how
the people loved those signs."
"Woe worth the day," spake the Lady joan, and the tears brast from her eyes, "that
the word should ever reach mine ears that one of my companions should stay within doors
on such wise. For ever I traveled faster and faster between Middletown and Wilmington,
so that I could not leave off traveling. So I am captain of the hrst Earth Hockey Team of
the Inter-Planetary League, and many are the trophies I can show to make good my words.
Though, sooth to say, I love not the moon so well as Middletown."
"Trophies might you have enow," spake on high the Lady Susan, "but goodly sums
of gold such as mine wilt thou never see more."
"Now make peace," spake the Lady Nancy, "for it is summer when every heart
gladdens with the coming of the fresh fiowersf'
"As the French book saith," said the Lady joan, "we have ever been goodly com-
Then they fell to talking and laughing and weeping of the old days, their joys and
their dolors, and I, bemused, brast out on laughing, whereupon the ladies rushed on me
and seized me and cursed me in most orgulous wise, crying, "Fic on thee, traitor!" And
they would have imprisoned me in an ancient safe had not appeared the house dragon,
descendant of the mighty and redoubted Jinx, whose mien would strike terror to the
hearts of the most mighty. So all the ladies fell into a swound, And as the dragon did
eat the remnaunt of the luncheon, I did Hee.
VOYAGE OF THE SENIOR CLASS
The first arrival of the present senior class was Nancy Edwards, who joined
us in the seventh grade. She was followed by Madaline Lattornus, who came
to Tatnall in the ninth grade. In the tenth grade, Joanne Weigel and Susan
Parriott became Tatnallites. Kitty Adomat, our exchange student from Ger-
many, came for the senior year.
SENIOR CLASS WILLS
Being of round mind:
Kitty Adomat wills to everyone a senior year with as much fun and good ex-
periences as she had.
Nancy Eduwdf wills her naturally curly hair to anyone who needs it.
Mizdalifze Liztlomzzr wills her eyelashes to Martha Yerkes.
Susan Parriotl wills her "air-conditioned car" to Elsie Dodds. So . . . there you
are . . . buddy.
joumze Weigel leaves physics class with relief.
10, mninning Street.
fr ff' W7
In November, the English history class sent a letter to Winston
Churchill, wishing him a happy birthday. To their astonishment and
delight, he replied. His letter was framed and presented to Mrs. Squire by
the class at the end of the year.
v.-mix, - "war,-'f.s.f-ffm-1:-...e -Xa.,XQTSS-woN,-5-ffw, , .
,.,-Rf- - '- .. '
Ji -'fi-,man V ' '
I ' . ,. ,
. .....x W KMWM
N' V'-X-w.N,.:4 -K '
ga '- ....-wx'
N.. , ,,. ""'-'wx-N..,.,
A,1g.-.may- -5 .. ' .-..,
' '.,:"1-.' X 'S-5. ' N-41 'C
-. S9611 - P J
5, U ga.:-sea fr-1:1354-1 cf, 1' 4
1' .3 .,g:.s',. zz- wi 21.2 , 15- 1:
MI TR TIO
MRS. ROBERT LEE MYERS
MRS. HENRY LEA TATNALL
UPPER SCHOOL FACULTY
Bark Row, L. to R.-Henry Siegel, Erna Rec-ser, I-Iarriette Griffith, Elizabeth Ashton,
Marjorie Squire, Marthe Bossard, jessalyn Lynch, Elbert St, Claire.
Frau! Roux L. lo R.-Lucille Sala Meharg, Elizabeth Stephens, Frances D. S. Tatnall,
Josephine Myers, Aline Cavanagh, Marion Oviatt.
UPPER SCHOOL FACULTY
Hiensch, Marion Doom.
Bark Row, L. lo R.-Miriam Handy, Mary Wetzel, Marguerite Kelsey, Walthera
Front Rau, L, to R. Jane Henderson, Regina Slaughter, John Yorkston, julia
MIDDLE SCHOOL FACULTY
L. 10 R,-Audrey Keene, Gertrude Balch, N. Gay Cloward, Helen
Pyle, Grace Fry, Frances Atkins.
Abfenl-Edwina Justin, Roberta Bryson.
LOWER SCHOOL FACULTY
2 21 Q
A i v
Back mu, L. to R. Chrrstlne Brosxus, Dlane Marv1n.
Front row, L. to R.-Kay Noble, Sarah Jastak, Isabel Brown, Ann
if 11" LL 11 .,-n 11
14.1, M4 Y WM' W
,M M, F1 1 hy
, N A' of it
fi -I -. -lg-
A - , -' I
r, U 3-VPU!
A ' ' ' x Q '1'
1 5 ,
lr ll, P. 0,0 v Q lv
THE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION
The Students' Association is the main organization of the school, It includes the
whole student body, and meets once a month.
This Association is directed by a Student Council, which consists of a President,
Mada.line Lattomusg a Secretary, Pat Smithg and a Treasurer, Martha Yerkes. Also on
the Student Council are: the Chairman of the Social Committee, Nancy Edwardsg the
President of the Athletic Council, Joanne Weigel, the Chairman of the Welfare Com-
mittee, Susan Parriott, Kitty Adomatg the Editor of the Triangle, Anne Tatnallg Harriett
Reese and Patsy Keene, Representatives from the eighth and seventh classes, and the
Captains of the Belles and Whistles, Nancy Edwards and Susan Parriott.
This year the Social Committee sponsored a swimming party for the new girls
entering Tatnall, the Christmas Dance, and the Prom. The Athletic Council gave two
dances, one at Thanksgiving and one after the Midyear Exams, and a hayride in the
spring. The Belles and Whistles teams worked closely with the Athletic Council and
arranged a hockey game between the teams. The Welfare Committee activities were the
annual Red Cross meeting at Tochwogh, the collection of canned foods for the St.
Michaels Day Nursery at Thanksgiving, the decoration of the Christmas tree at the
Children's Bureau, and drives for various charities through the year.
Bark Roux L. I0 R.-Helen Ruth Stephens, Eleanor Smith, Anne Tatnall.
Middle Row, L. to R.-P.1tr5ci.1 Willianis, Anne Bryson, Sue McHugh, Roberta
Frou! Raw, L. 10 R.-Margaretta Barton, Helen Peemoeller, Shirley Ryon, Leslie
Riley, Suzanne Collins.
Back Row L zo R Barbara Kennedy Carla Carpenter Alice Lawrence Linda
Fran.: Row, L. to R.-Elsie Dodds, Sandra Seely, Dorsey Reese, Martha Yerkes.
!U 'U !
ii iii ii
Ill IH ll,
1' v- in
Bark Row, L. to R.-Sylvia Bushong, Patsy Keene, jane Maybee, Caroline john-
Stone, Sally Ann Bowdon, Sally Stager,
Front Row, L. 10 R.-Penny Webster, Linda Biddison, Carolyn Lukens, Anne Canby,
Anne Vaughan, Cindy Shaw.
'KP , 0+
S" ,9 'V
k Row, L. to R.-Vicki Esker, Mary Chichester, Mary Carpenter, Virginia
Taylor, Marney Collins.
nt Row, L. to R.-Luclie Davis, Stuart Chapman, Jacklyn Yeatman, Martha
arus, Carol Nicholes.
X f J qlg VFP' ,
Bark Row, L. 10 R.-Betty Forwood, Cynthia W'clch, Barbara Lukens, jean Filson,
Priscilla Robertson, Penny Lofting, Virginia Mendinhall.
From Roux L. la R.-Margot Huber, Barbara Friel, Suzanne Noble, Sally Clark,
A Bark Row, L. to R.-Carlene Morgan, Constance Jones, Nancy Lynch, Cassmira
Eugene, March ,Wier.
Frou! Row, L. to R.-Susan I-lolladay, joy Vaughan, Priscilla Mayerberg, Lucinda
Chapman, Nan Kaehn.
Bak Roux L. to R.-Nancy jones, Charles Mendinhall, Pamela Gottshall, Larry
' Lincoln, Patricia Pryor.
1 From Rau' L 10 R-Martha Friel Valerie Wier, Katherine Barney, David Canby.
Back Rau, L. lo R. Deirdre Lancaster, Esther Lawrence, Judith Field, Wendy
Front Row, L. lo R.-Andrea Dalgliesh, Stephen Goetz, Suzanne Gassaway, Deborah
Demme Carol Hitchens
. 1 f-unhx
Middle Row L, to R.-Vicki Cooper Hope X erkes Mary Slaughter,
Frou! Rou L. lo R4-Thomas Todd Toni Eugene Lynne Mayerberg, Martha
I I X al
Q , If 'YR
Bark Row, L. to R.-Gail MCCormic, Kip Bode-n, Willlam Swartz,
Brown Gail Williams
Back Row, L. lo R.-Carla Mayne, Donna Kaehn.
Middle Row, L. to R.-Dierdre Hearn, Frank Melick, Rebecca Keefe, Suzanne
johnson, Thomas Tatman.
Front Raw, L, to R.-Sarah Gassaway, Jane Blake Turnbull, Robert Faust, Lyn
Sherwood, john Swift.
.rz. H 1 ,
-l , ' u.. ,.
' ' -1
1 MI 1-. '
' X' - I!
4-', . ,H I
W u 1
fy '4 ' V ,UA
I N I I '1 " ,u V
4 1 M. ' lv
nil, , 'f
Burk Row, L. zo R.-Jay Smith, Virginia Lee, Robert Bennethum, Charles Morgan,
Manning Kimmel, David Lindemer, Lea Tatnall Ball.
Frau! Rau. L. 10 R. Aliae St. Claire, M.1ry Lynn Booker, Susan Todd, Carol
Herrington, Stephanie Gassaway, Nancy Goetz, Carol Bryan.
Bark Row, L. to R.-Penny Orr, Webster jones, Frederick Rose, David Swallow.
Middle Row, L. 10 R.-Lili Barney, Daniel Rich, Arthur Cohen, Billy Bornstein,
Dale Addoms, Brent Reese.
Franz Raw, L. 10 R.-Pamela Hartley, Carolyn Torrey, Cherie Holberton, Peter
johnson Susan Taulbee
Btzfk row. L. 10 R.-Debra Bohus, Susan Marsh, Tommy Albert
Virginia Wheatcrcxft, Deborah Kaehn.
Cerner mug L. I0 R.-Louise McCumber, Susan Graham, David
Barry, Lisa Jamison, Arthur Lincoln, Karyn Kemp, Lowell Young
From wuz L. fo R.-Bruce Kelsey, Peter Sunclelin, james Anderson
john Turnbull, Cameron Yorkston.
Alueul-Mary Lou Maclntyre, Catherine Castner, Robert Freicleman
Bark mu, L. Io R. Frederick Mammele, Antoinette Adams, Paul
Zintl, Gilbert Church.
Franz rouf, L. to R.-joan Barnhill, Walter Moore, Mary Stern
Michael Gordy, Alicia Smith.
Rig " Wx 'N
.. - :P 0 - Q
1 W . ,,.. ...um
-na.,ir,: V- ' a
- ' -ages.
Bark row. L. zo R.-Beverly McKinney, Deborah Maclntyre Leslie
Hammer, john Hartley.
Front row, L. zo R.-Robert Stephens, Paul Carignan, Stewart
Bark row, L. lo R.-Billy Bernard, Ralph Maclntyre, john Golbie,
Front raw, L. lo R.-Libby Zintl, David Ender, john Durham,
Abienl-john Morris, David Adylotte, Jane McCormick, Bill Barry.
- ,M WM
. -sys --
3. A.. wg:-A . .
' x , - ,ls '
.34 rv -'
The theme of the correlated arts course this year
was the civilization of small nations. We heard lec-
tures on make-up, japanese art, and Irish literature.
The play, "Arms and the Man," by G. Bernard Shaw,
is a light comedy set in Bulgaria in 1885.
'ARMS AND THE MAN'
Lozzinz . . .
Bfzzzztyrlvfj. . .
Ojfl'61', . .
Nimfrz. . .
G. Bernard Shaw
. . .Helen C. Peemoeller
. . . . .Anne Bryson
. . .Alice Lawrence
. . . .Brigitte Adomat
. . . . . . . .Leslie Riley
. . . .Elizabeth Cavanagh
. . . . . .Amelie Lauve
. . .Suzanne Collins
if 11" LL 11 .,-n 11
14.1, M4 Y WM' W
,M M, F1 1 hy
, N A' of it
fi -I -. -lg-
A - , -' I
r, U 3-VPU!
A ' ' ' x Q '1'
1 5 ,
lr ll, P. 0,0 v Q lv
, if 4
4 E 6 brim!! 277261
' JOANNE VUEIGEL .... .... E dizor-in-Chief
HELEN PEEMOELLEIl .... .... N ewr Editor
fi ANNE BRYSON ..... ..... C opy Edizor
, H ' V l J ELEANOR SMITH .... .... F ealzzre Edilor
' ' SANDRA SEELY .... ..... S port: Editor
I i .aq MR. SIEGEL ...,. .... F arzzlty Adrirer
ffl ' M' .
Herzry M. Siegef, af farzzfty adrirer for bolb
ll7ZlbljfLlfi0lIJ, 11,15 girerz lair time, erztbzzfiaruz.
and krzowledge of f7llb!jJ'Z7,fl1g I0 both rtafff.
This year, under Mr. Siegel's guidance, grades seven through twelve pub-
lished a monthly newspaper, The Tfztrmll Timer, which averaged five rnimeo-
graphed pages. It has been highly successful in bringing to the school news
and stories written by students.
Edztm zzz Chief ............. ANNE TATNALL
Bumzefy Mazinger .... HELEN C. PEEMOELLER
New Edzfor .......... MARGARETTA BARTON
Pbotogmpbir Editor ......... ELEANOR SMITH
Fafzzfty Advifer. . . ...... MR SIEGEL
HELEN RUTH STEPHENS
A ,ox A
THE SCIENCE CLUB
The first meeting of the Science Club was held on October twenty-second.
The result of this meeting was the election of Cintra Lofting as President,
Delphine Davies as Vice-President, and Amelie Lauve, Secretary. Other mem-
bers of the club are Molly Bushong, Elizabeth Cavanagh, Elsie Dodds, Martha
Eorwood, Sally Gale, Lindsay Griggs, Carolyn Handy, Judy King, Margaret
Lindsay, Margaret Peemoeller, Harriet Reese, Dorsey Reese, Leslie Riley,
Kathy Smith, Patricia Smith, Katherine Turnbull, Carolyn Vernon, and Maggie
During the year the group visited the New Castle County Workhouse,
held a bake sale for the Dr. Albert Schweitzer Fund, and heard a talk by Miss
Emma Stephens, former Tatnallite who is now a graduate nurse. They also
saw "The Du Pont Story". The ofificers of the club attended the Eleventh
Philadelphia Regional Meeting of the Pennsylvania junior Academy of Science,
and the whole club spent a week end in New York. Most of the girls submitted
entries in the Delaware State Science Fair.
. E2 l
a lf, y
v ' ,
' f ,X I'
V ,. X
, -nr v
J 4 ,KX
VARSITY HOCKEY TEAM
JUNIOR VARSITY HOCKEY TEAM
F WWW fy! -4,"1!P'1 1511
ggwyixngq, .-, pq
THE BUCK HILL FALLS CONFERENCE
February fourth was quite an exciting day for Kitty Adomat, Anne Bryson,
Suzanne Collins, Leslie Riley, Shirley Ryon, and Helen Ruth Stephens. That
morning they left on a bus for Buck Hill Falls, along with Mrs. Griffith and
Mrs. Oviatt and students from Saint Andrews, Tower Hill, Ellis, and Friends.
They arrived in time for a quick lunch and then hurried to their first meet-
ing. They soon found out that the whole week end consisted of rushing from
one activity to another.
They heard talks by Mr. Ehrensperger. Between the talks were discussion
groups which proved to be very interesting.
On Saturday afternoon they had recreation: Shirley went tobogganing,
Leslie and Kitty skied, and Sue, Anne, and Helen Ruth skated.
At live-thirty on Sunday morning Mrs. Oviatt took them down to the Falls.
It was dark and snowing when they left the inn. As they watched the falls, it
grew light. It was truly a magnificent way to end an inspiring week end.
. , .
THE DOG SHOW
The sixth annual Tatnall Dog Show was held at Sedgely on May 7, with
Amelie Lauve as chairman. The dog show is an event for dogs which have not
won in American Kennel Club shows and which are managed by amateur child
handlers. All the profit is given to the Delaware S.P.C.A. .
Best in show was "Poppet", a Welsh Corgi owned by Susan Bissell of
Tower Hill School. The judges were Mrs. William Turner and Mrs. Josiah
Marvel. Mrs. Frank Tull gave an exhibition of obedience training.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TATNALLITES
CLASS OF 1954
Louire MarCreary completed her freshman year at Delawareg joyce Miller is engaged
to Donald V. Young and C yfztloia Orwald is attending Colby junior College.
CLASS OF 1953
Robert and Elizabeth Webrler Hodge have a son, Robert june Hodge.
The rest of the class is in college: fllelilh Erkler and Mary Elaine jofzer, Goucherg
Suzanne Iolmron, Ilman-Carter Unit of the University of Pennsylvaniag Ann Morrir, Bryn
Mawrg and Georgia McWhorter, Smith. Georgia is engaged to joseph H. Frazer, jr.
CLASS OF 1952
Nanry Ann Riggin and Ertelle Ryozz are working for the Du Pont Companyg Nancy
Ann is engaged to Eugene T. Warzecha.
jean Campbell is at Benningtong Sue Wafer: is at Wheelockg Nancy Herndon and
Betty Tatnall are at Delaware. Betty's engagement to Robert L. Swain has been announced.
CLASS OF 1951
Sue Murzron has one more year at Delaware. Emmy Steplaezzr is a graduate, registered
nurse, practicing at the Memorial Hospital.
The married members of the class are scattered: john and jean Boyd Camp are living
in Los Angeles, California, Anthony and Gertrude Comfable du Pont in New Haven with
their children, Anthony and Dianeg Ray and Carolyn Mendifzhall Lynch in High Point,
North Carolina, with their son, David, while Richard and Amy Porler Peoples are living
here in Wilmington.
CLASS OF 1950
jack and jan Harbrouck Schwab have a son, john Anthony Schwab, they are living in
Elmira, New York. Lira Hamer is married to Mitchell Brooks and living in Indianapolis.
Ernie and Belly Knowles May are living in Hyattsville, Maryland, Carroll Marrhall Ball
is living in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, F. MacNaughton Ball and son,
F. MacNaughton Ball, Jr. Dolly MrCune is working for an insurance company in Charles-
ton, S. C. Ann Pyle is engaged to Peter McCormack of Ottawa, Canada. Ann Rayner is
working in Norfolk, Virginia. john and Anna May Ryon Cahill with their small daughter,
Susan Betts, are stationed in Alabama. David and Lucy Sala Meharg are living here in
Wilmington, Lucy is teaching French at Tatnall. Ginny Trencbard is working for the
News-journal Company on the Womens' Page. Jack and Pat Walter: Fairchild are living
with their two little boys in Newark, Delaware.
' . , x .. ' W.. . f - , ,Q , . , .
,. .- 1 .A M N3 ,.,,Q W4 - 'Q .af Pa... '
.-- ' "i, .,. uf,-.+L': -3 ':-gn ' ,. Tl'f5"'ffX Q - '
' - ' X - ' V. 'K L' 1- 'rfrfii-,"f"' x I ' 1 H w v'14':AS4"'5l!A "WP 4 ' A x Q + -'J'
GW -J, ' , K 4 I.. V0 J -XM f "5 ':-fx izw.. .A E 5 ' .
In expressing the sentiments of the Class of 1955, it is our desire to thank
Mrs. Tatnall, Mrs. Myers, and the faculty for their efforts in helping us gain
a good basic education.
In September our class will enter college to further our studies. May the
inspiration and guidance which we have received here remain with us as we
approach the higher fields of learning.
In the years to come, we hope that Tatnall will continue to grow and
graduate many more students.
THE ANNUAL PRIZES
Ead1 year at Commencement, great interest has centered around the diiferent prizes awarded, those
given for English Composition, and the Triangle Pin. This latter award goes to the member of the Senior
Class who, in the judgment of the Faculty, best represents the standards and ideals of the School. It in-
cludes scholarship, but scholarship is not the only, or even the chief, basis of the award, for it comprehends
also those less tangible qualities of character that make for the happiness of the whole social group-
integrity, sincerity, consideration of others, unselfishness, cooperation, courtesy, imaginativeness that makes
one quick to see another's point of view and to treat it sympathetically. The Triangle Pin, therefore, has
always been the school's highest mark of honour.
Another valued prize, The Wooden Spoon, is awarded annually for the same general qualities, by
vote of the students of the Upper School, to a member of the junior or Senior Class.
Two cups and a plaque, the Senior Honour Cup, the junior Honour Cup, and the Intermediate School
Plaque, are also awarded annually by the Faculty. These are awarded, not to an individual, but to the class
most nearly realizing the standards of the School in trustworthiness, friendliness, courtesy, cooperation, and
school spirit. These cups and the plaque are held by the winning classes for a year, when they will again
Also, each year, French prizes are given to the pupils in the Upper School who have made the greatest
improvement in the language, and have evinced real interest and industry throughout the year.
A prize is awarded by the Principal of the School. to a student who most nearly approached in her
speaking voice those qualities mentioned by XVilliam Shakespeare in King Lear fAct V, Scene iiij: "Her
voice was ever soft, gentle, and low, an excellent thing in woman."
The Mearns Hockey Trophy is awarded to the student in the high school grades for outstanding
achievement in hockey. The athletic cup is awarded by the head of the Athletic Department to the girl
who has shown the greatest interest in sports, and who has outstanding ability.
The Triangle Pin .... .... I oanne Weigel Intermediate School Plaque .......... Fifth Class
The Wooden Spoon .... .... A nne Tatnall Voice Prize .................... Susan Parriott
Senior Honour Cup .... ...., T enth Class Hockey Award ..... ..... E leanor Smith
Junior Honour Cup .... ..... S eventh Class Athletic Cup ..... .... M artha Yerkes
Third Class-The Difobedient Robin .................. .... W endy Riesmeyer
Fourth Class-Crumpet Forgot to Hibernate .... ...... C arlene Morgan
Fifth Class-A Little Bird Told Me ......... ..... B etty Mae Forwood
Sixth Class-Let'J Take a Trip ............... ..... M arney Collins
Seventh Class-The Old Cloak Tell: ltr Story .... ........ S ally Stager
Eighth Class-W inter Time Adventure ........ ........ H arriet Reese
Ninth Class-fl Strange Coincidenre ......... ..... E lizabeth Cavanagh
Tenth Class-My Mort Embarrarring Moment ......... .... . . .Barbara Kennedy
Eleventh Class-This Changing World ....... . ................... Margaretta Barton
Senior Theme-The German Quertion-A Struggle Between Two Problem:
Anne Canby Judith King
Delaware State Science Fair-Honourable Mention ,.... .... E lsie Dodds
The Triangle staff sincerely thanks the many people whose generous
cooperation has contributed to the production of this book, particularly:
Mr. Henry Siegel for patiently coming to all our meetings and for giving
much helpful advice.
Miss julia Goodall, Miss Mary Wetzel, Mrs. Robert Slaughter, Mrs. Cabell
Handy for their assistance as advisers.
Mrs. Henry Lea Tatnall for proofreading.
Mrs. Robert L. Myers for her advice and answers to our endless questions.
Mrs. Herbert R. Stephens and Mrs. Robert Griffith for their expert advice.
Mr. Randolph Barton for helping with photographs.
Mrs. Wm. E. Peemoeller for typing.
Mr. Kenneth Jester, of the Hambleton Printing Company, for his under-
Grnreries -- Meats -- Produfe
S T O R E
4-9945 Greenville. Del.
Town 81 Country Wear
A Friend J
LADIES SPECIALTY SHOP
820 WEST ST. NEAR NINTH ' WILMINGTON, DEL.
MR. HENRY M. SIEGEL
Editor-in-Chief .... ....... A NNE TATNALL
Bufizzesx Mmmger .... .... H ELEN C. PEEMOELLER
New Editor ...... .... M ARGARETTA BARTON
Pbotogmplair Editor. . . ..... ELEANOR SMITH
LE COMPTE COMPANY
OPEN I HOWARD R. COLLINS
'A' TELEVISION NUMBER
EVE5 a-4292 'leweler
,ml A APPLIANCES
t HI-FI EQUIP. Phone 2-7525 215 W. Ninth Street
9 FRIENDLY Wilmington, Del.
'A' SERVICES ssnvlcss
Delaware Ave. and Union Street
TOXWNE AND COUNTRY SHOPPE
2505 CONCORD PIKE
WILMINGTON SASH AND
Lumber, Millwork, Hardware,
WILMINGTON 5, DELAWARE paims
Phone 6-4808 Sandy Ciccone, Mgr. "A" and French Streets Phone 6-8301
See the Completely New
FORD FOR FIFTY-FIVE
AUTO SALES, INC.
Phones: 7518, 2763 New Castle, Del.
AND CARPET CO.
Wilmington Merchandise Mart
8th and Tatnall Streets
MR. AND MRS. RANDOLPH BARTON
MR. LEONARD YERKES
MR. AND MRS. JOHN SMITH
ARTESIAN WATER CO.
B 8: O RESTAURANT
DELAWARE COACH CO.
HERBERT R. EGGERT
GOLDEY BEACOM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
COMPLIMENTS OF KELLER,S
SANDERS ESSO STATION
Compliments of .
Parts ' Service
FRANK W. DIVER, Inc
2101-O9 PENNA. AVE.
V i N- ,f 0
Ky, - E yan,-7'
-E . . ,
-MQW' , A, 'Vi
WILMINGTON COUNTRY STORE
Phone 6-7370 G. Stevenson Smith
For Your Special Dinner Date
THE GREEN ROOM
HOTEL DU PONT
Planning and Building
To Assure Future Progress and Growth
Delmarva PeninsuIa's Communities
DELAWARE POWER 8 LIGHT
CONGRATULATIONS . . .
PAUL W. SHERWOOD, Optician
The two EYES you now have must last throughout
your whole life.
Your EYES have brought you eighty-three percent
of all you have learned in your school days.
Your EYES will control eighty percent of all your
actions throughout your life.
Your EYES will expend fifty percent of all bodily
energy used throughout your life.
Your EYES are gifts, guard them well, for they are
the only EYES you will ever have.
CAVALIER 8: COMPANY
ODD FELLOWS BLDG. WILM., DEL.
, Qa- '
SAF, ini: ing Hamm QZQMZQW '-W'-C
SDOWQS' ff sq 'Sf-Pmnzw Qc r
77 'Pi-A fwffyd N 004' ,f
Ac X2 .www 'WJ
CK! px 'fL,,3,,.,,,,, vxuwwh 1, 9
CL-Mu. Q I complime ,zts
4! hi-vfd V58 A FRIEND
f 'wdjin ww
'O fbw' fax EL M SV
' ff ff Q
Cx 5 3 0.9943 govpbg g.
Everything for Sport
GOODS, INC. 725 Market St.
1009 Tatnall St., Wilmington, Del. wilmington' Delaware
Phone 6-8642 lt Pays to Play phone 4.6121
v Y Y EST. 1894
IBA FRENCH HAIR STYLING
Wilmington 6-2674 f 812 N. Union Street 181+ gl Mmkei, 700 Delaware Ave.
Dial 6-821 1
Une specialize in the umzsual
Girls clothes from infants to sixteen
fy HILL GIRT FARM
7 sw.. Chadds Ford, Penna.
D Phone Mendenhall 3141
Free Parking Greenville, Del.
SHADE 8. LINOLEUM CO., INC.
Tile Floors of Rubber, Asphalt, Cork,
Venetian Blinds ' Window Shades
705 W. 8th St. Wilmington, Del.
GEORGE CARSON BOYD
2l6 W. Tenth Street
Phone :P Wilmington, Delaware
NGTON AUTO SALES
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue
Emi Suu and Swim
FOR OVER A CENTURY
JEWELERS and S
. . . To many of the
leading colleges and
schools in the East
Class rings, pins and emblems,
' hi s for scholastic
pnzes and trop e
awards and for athletic competitions
Quality and Service
at Reasonable Prices
CALDWELL 8: CO.
Chestnut 61 luniper Streets
Philadelphia 7, Pennsylvania
ti n Road . . Haverfor
20 Sta o . .
Hotel duPont ....... Wilmington, Delaware
'it 7 RODMAN ROAD
Carroll W. Griffith
224 W. 9th Street
RUSSELL S. FISHER
Nine East Ninth Street
Toys 1 Housewares - Gifts
836 MARKET STREET
1024 N. Adams St.
Wilmington 6, Delaware
SANITARY SUPPLY CO.
"We Sell Superior Products"
306 Shipley Street
2-6494 - PHONES - 2-4776
Sizes thru Pre-teen
INFANTS' 8: CHILDRENS SHOP
Clothing - Novelties - Toys
3311 CONCORD PIKE
Monday-Saturday - 9 : 30-5 :OO
Open Thursday and Friday evening till 9
. ., '
v .r M.
,Q V+. .a 9
, ,. . .. .,.
. A.i,,.q .V JK N' Q,
ix-X Mg. ,..-
glh 'v'.g3rg3'fl .E .
!.,.' -' '-
F WWW fy! -4,"1!P'1 1511
ggwyixngq, .-, pq
Compliments of Wil' 65240
MARSH ROAD DIAMOND SERVICE
Marsh and Veale Roads
HENRY W. CZOJOR, Prop.
Wilmington 3 HO 8-9880
209 W. 9th Street
WOOLENS, COTTONS, ETC.
GIFTS - CARDS - TOYS
IN THE MERCHANDISE MART
DANIEL G. ELSEN
518 North American Building
Trophies 0 Awards ' Gavel.:
Complete jewelry Line
Furniture ' Carpets ' Bedding
814-16 King St., Wilmington, Del.
Charles F. Mundy William Mundy
YOU MAY NOT NEED A PERMANENT
If your hair is properly shaped and
ERNEST H. DAVIS
Dial Wilm. 8-9996 916 jefferson
THE LETTER SHOP, INC.
DELAWARE'S DIRECT MAIL INSTITUTION
302 W. 9th Street
PHONE 4-9978 Authorized Roofers for
"BARRETT SPECIFICATlON" ROOF
JAMES CULLEN COMPANY
SLATE ' TILE ' SLAG ' ASBESTOS
YARD: 1009 UNION STREET
1009-23 Union Street Wilmington, Del.
As Near As Your Phone
DELAWARE AVENUE AND DU PONT STREET
Opposite B. 6 O. Station
FERRIS 84 W. GILPIN ROAD
PHONE 6-8537 PHONE 6 8538
E. L. JONES PAINTERS
18th sf MARKET s'rn.v:E'rs
DURA SEAL FOR FLOORS
I004 Delaware Avenue Wilmington
Coats - Suits - Dresses
1205 Washington Street Wilmington
C. W. HAZEL 8g SON
U. S. ROYAL TIRES
111 W. 1'lTH STREET
For the Finest ln Foods
QUALITY SUPER MARKET
I900 Scott Street
Get the best for less at J. 8 S.
Compjimenfs J. A. Montgomery, Inc.
Du PONT BUILDING
A FRIEND 10th 8: Orange
218 West 9th Street
Your home sold promptly
A REALTOR SERVICE
GILPIN, VAN TRUMP 8m
301 W. IHI1 S+. DICII 8-6486
THE BREAD YOU NEED FOR ENERGY
Mutual Funds - Stocks - Bonds - Commodities
LAIRD, BISSELL 8: MEEDS
DU PONT BUILDING
Members New Yorle Stock Exchange
MANSURE 8g PRETTYMAN
DU PONT BUILDING
Where Quality and Service are Yours
at No Extra Cost
AND ENAMELS ANTHRACITE
Authorized Dealer for Weyerhaeufer 4-Square Lumber
PHONE 6-2541 GREENVILLE, DEL.
Marshall H. Yeatmun 8. Son
819 Washington Street
RUPERT CONSTRUCTION CO.
I 3400 LANCASTER AVENUE
ADDRESS MAIL TO: BOX II89 TELEPHONE 3-8871
GREENHILL DAIRIES, INC.
For enjoyable dining . . .
BUILDING PHONE 4-7748
ELLASON DOWNS NATHAN HAYWARD, JR
DOWNS 81 COMPANY
DU PONT BUILDING
Telepho e 4 3I44
H Pianos Musical Instruments Hobbies
:IGH-r 'IAIIIRTY ons MARK:-:T s-nas:-:'r
W ILMINGTUN DEL-XWAHE
515 SHIPLEY STREET
l6u'eIe" Sllliersnlltb El'87'J'fl.7il1g for ibe Hobbyist and Alusician
China Glass Phone 2-8653 Wilmington, Del
"The Logical Place To Buy a Pen"
Hardware -- Housewares
HAY'WOOD'S PEN lNlART paints
505 Delaware Avenue Fishing Tackle - Licenses
Phone 8-9894 Delaware Ave.
K Phone 5-6602
W'ilmington Delaware Scott SI. Wilmington
CLARK 8: TATMAN
Your store of friendly service THE
Paints - Glass - Hardware - Housewares 1620 Delawaff Ave'
Electrical Appliances phone 2,9409
Complete Lawn Supplies . I
2901 Lancaster Ave. Phone 4-2624
BROOKS STUDIO C0"'P'f"'e"'S of
Equipped for Every
Brand: o Photography
It 913 Market Street Phone 4-1091
.1 -bag if 9 '
ee 'L' fm-
RADIOS - PHONOS - PIANOS - RECORDS - TELEVISION
HAMMOND ELECTRIC ORGANS
212-I4 W. NINTH ST. ' WILMINGTON, DEL
GREENWOOD BOOK SHOP
Books For AII Ages and Tastes
DELAWARE TRUST BUILDING
D. DANIEL INIARTELLA
Delaware Trust Building
Sincere, Personalized Servife
Oflcice 8-7391 Residence 2-2156
THE TATNALL SCHOOL
BARLEY MILL ROAD, R.D. 1
WILMINGTON 5, DELAWARE
OFFICERS OF THE SCHOOL
Prefident ........,.................. MR. JOHN S BEEKLEY
Vice-Prefidenz ...... .... M RS. FRANCIS B VAUGHAN
Serretary-Tremurer ..... MR. RANDOLPH BARTON
Pfincipa! Emeriruf .... .... M RS. HENRY LEA TATNALL
Principal ......... .... M RS. ROBERT LEE MYERS JR
Bufineu Manager .................... MR. JOHN YORKSTON
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MR. JOHN S, BEEKLEY
ALPHEUS M. BALL
CHARLES B. PASCHALL,
H. JOSEPH SWEZEY
FRANCIS B. VAUGHAN
JAMES R. GRANDIN
EDWARD R. MCLEAN
ANN M. MASHINGTON
1708 ScoH' S+.
Telephone 4-5780 Wilminglon, Del.
YOUR FRIENDLY FORD DEALER
ROLLINS MOTORS 1 WILMINGTON
55th 8: Market Streets
CARL A. DOUBET
Wilm. Mdse. Mart Sth 8: Edgmont Ave.
Edge Moor, Del. - Chester, Pa.
CASH - CHARGE - CREDIT
Guaranteed Wfatrbes 0 Registered Diamonds
China -- Silver -- Crystal
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE 81 UNION STREET
1. Elmer Betty and Sons, Inc.
407 Delaware Avenue
3903 Lancaster Avenue
8-7339 - Phone - 5-8807
5151?-N D C
.E " V- .l L -' H
VI ARE 'rlfl "-' 1 "" 'WWW-A
DELL " L' .,..A - 1 ' eq:
WFZZZYSTEM tor Pfoduung
The guild-agfbcgits offers:
Schod Yeo' TTDNS
D ..,, D
QU ALTTY CONTROL
and a multitude of interesting advantages to the
staff and faculty aclvlsors. you want an original tif
Y Cding your personal efforts and expressions
. . . 1 cl-a-Book F
HAMBLETON COMPANY, INCORPORATED
PRINTERS 0 OFFSET LITHO MP:-mas . pUBL,5HER5 Prin+ers of +his
w NG o w Y b k
, ' , ff fii'-:'L?:f:-:31f:Q:Q:''fff,f:f:f:':'gTg:3:-1gl.,g:,:,:gE:::Qggg.g:g-.,.eggQ.:3:25:- - ' , 5.
" ' ' yr -' '-
l . 31" v
'x . V' ,
Q H W. su, .W . ht
vi 7 g .x ,.
' -ww ff "5 new .r 4
x I - 'L'.Q'f,vr-, g.w:4:J'1
my a-f- fl,
K I P
P 'mf vw Z
' if V rs
.". , gf 51 '
gf,-O' 'x ,QA Q
1 1 Y Q
I fm 4, , v
,lf .XJ fn.
,., if '
- -. Y.
if 1- w .
3!P'vf"Hf' JDK. .'!vJ'
3 ,v 'W
. lr I-
1 , ,
J-L .L x
asf- 'til-,, 'V ,T
1' gn' 1 '
'l 'X-54 'F E
' ov- L51
, "X-L , v ,
I 1- hal!
F Q . , , . 1
- as rt
. , u uf . r
V ?, cr-
va ' . 0-'
iam .1 H.
I1 j A Av X
V4 'h X
f ' -'
I' -' -v .
Qi - , ..-.
1-"9 I .
6 I J-'J K ,
Suggestions in the Tatnall School - Triangle Yearbook (Wilmington, DE) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.