Trafford High School - Reflector Yearbook (Trafford, PA)
- Class of 1948
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TRAFFOD HIGH SPHYVW.
Mrs. l'. V. l,loycl
This year, we the graduating Class of 1048, wish
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lll31'2l.I'lZlI1 M'rs. C. V. Lloyd.
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perpetual kindness lulvc- estnlmliisliml hor as mm li more
than a tezlrher in the he-ants of the students. Manx'
thanks, Mrs. Lloyd, for all you have clone.
Our Alma Mater
Sr. Class History
Sr. Class Will
jr. Class History
Soph. Class History
Freshmen Class History
Reflector Staff Picture
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The good looking young gentleman to
the right of this column is none other than
Mr. H. R. Faulk, our new high school princiapl.
Although only a first yea.r man at
T.H.S. he has achieved very remarkable suc-
cess in working with the students and he truly
possesses their respect and admiration as a
leader and organizer. Many of the school
improvements this year are due to his own
personal efforts and he is indeed to he vom-
mended for his devoted interest.
We are oonfident that in the person ol'
Mr. Faulk we have a fine man, a fine princi-
pal and a fine leader. We all wish you contin-
ued good luck, Mr. Faulk, and we wish you a
long and prosperous future at Trafford high
Mr. H. RL. Faulk
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Left to Right: Mr. Claire Detrick, Mr. Clement Watts, Mr. james Brown.
Mr. lichvard Hillstrom, Mr. James Malley.
Mrs. Cyril Ferenee Miss Virginia Patrirk Miss Irene Doughertx
MISS MARY ELIZABETH MR. H. R.. FAULK
BIERLN California State Teachers Col-
Graduate of Mount Union A. B., leave, Ed- MN-1 University Of
Penn State, M. A. Teaches Latin Pittsburgh, teaches Chemistry-
1, 2, and English 4.
MR. CLYDE R. SCHROCK
Graduate of Juniata, B . A.,
Teaches History 3, 4. and
driving. Coaches Girl's Varsity
MRS. C. V. LLOYD MR. R. L. ROBINSON
Graduate of Wooster B. A., Graduate of University of Pitts-
Univ-ersity of Pittsburgh, M. A. burgh, B. A., Litt. Teaches
School Librarian. Teaches Latin English 1, French, and Spanish.
4. Sponsors a Nature Club.
MR. VERNER LLOYD
Graduate of Indiana, B. S.
Teaches Algebra 1, and Plane
Geometry. Faculty advisor of
MR. GEORGE KENYON MR. JAMES H. STARK MRS. RUTH BUEHNER
Graduate of Westminster, A- B- Graduate of University of Pitts- Indiana Srtate Teachers B. S.
Teaches English 2, 3- A-dViS0l' to burgh. B., S., M. Ed. Teaches in Ed., Bookeepingy Bus. Eng.
Pho-to Club. Science , Algebra 2, Solid and Bus. Language, Jr. Business
MR. RICHARD TREMBATH MR. JOHN G. GATES MRS. L. NASER
Graduate of Grove City College. Gradua-te of University of Pitts- University of Pittsburgh B. A.
B. S. Teaches Biology. and burgh. B. S., Teaches Physical Instructs Shrrthand, Typ-H9
Physics. Sponsors Science Club. Education. and Jr. Business Training-
CLASS SONG OF '48
by Sophie hloseplmiv
Tune - "Deep Purple"
Whnt our future will hold,
Can never be foretol 1
Hut the memories here will linger
m our heart.
Of the places we used to go,
Faces we used to know,
Never from us shall depart.
All our teachers and friends,
Now our schoolday storv emls'
An'l we hid farewell to dear
old Trafford High
So good bv and good luck to you.
We're sorry to be through.
We nre the Class of '48,
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JANE LA VERN BAKER "Baker"
Co-editor of Reflector . . . Editor of Tomahawk .
Junior and Senior Plays . . . President National
Honor Socieity . . . Vice President Tri Hi Y . . .
AUGUST BUGAJSKI "Bunt"
Hi Y . . . Oh, that mustache . . . Never walks to
school . . . Interests out of town.
JOSEPH BARIC "Joe"
Editor of Reflector . . . Hi Y . . . Camera Club . .
Honor Student . . . Roller Skating enthusiast . . .
H.is Motto-"If there's nothing else to do, sing."
WILLIAM CAMP "Red"
Junior and Senior Class Plays . . . Stage Crew . .
Hi Y . . . Color Guard . . . Minstrels . . Operettas
Dance Orchestra . . Dramatic Club . . Determined
to join Air Corps . . . A Bar Bell Boy.
JOHN BERG "Berg"
Hai Y . . .-Senior Class- Treasurer . . Varsity Foot-
ball . . . Reflector . . . Neat Dresser . . Beautiful
VINCENT CAPETS "Vinnie"
Hi Y . . Dramatic Cllub secretary . . Good dancer
eager to learn . . . one of the Bar Belll Boys.
ALBERTA BONDE "Alberta"
Tri Hi Y . . . Dramatic Club . . . Mixed Chorus .
Junior Attendent . . . Quiet . . . Future Murphy
ROSEMARIE CAVALANCIA "Rosie"
Tri Hi Y ., . Dramatic Cllub . . Interclass. Basket-
ball . . beiauftiful black hair . . Secretary of Senior
Class Bowling I.ea,f,!ue.
WARREN BOWDEN "Bowden"
Hi Y . . Interclass Basketballl . . . one of -the Bar
Bell Boys . . . Smooth Dancer . . . Takes a fancy
to Mary Eleanor.
MARIE CONNOR "Tess1e"
Varsity and interclass basketball . . . Junior Play
Tri Hi Y . . .Minstrel . . .Chorus . Blushes easily.
THOMAS ERWIN "Erwin"
Football Star . . . Hi Y . . . Good Dancer . . Neat
dresser . . Liikes -to tease the girls . Usually seen
JOANNE HARTZER "Hartzer"
Tri Hi Y Treasurer . . . lntevrclass basketball . .
Chorus . . A Murphy girl . . Constantly seen with
Joe . . . Neat hair do.
DONALD FLQEMING "Flea"
Stage Crew . . Hi Y . . Dramatic Club . . Minstrel
Mr. Robinson's right hand man . . . loves to tease
HOWARD HAUTH "Adam"
Interclass Basketball . . . Hi Y . . . Ministrels . .
Operettas . . Junior Class Play . . Class Crooner
JOSEPHINE FUSSILLI "Josie"
Tri Hi Y . . . Intesrcflass Basketball . . Mr. Faulk's
Secretary . . . Minstrel . . . likes Chester from
JOAN JONES "Jonsey"
Cheerleader . . . Senior attendent . . . Tomahawk
Reflector . . . Neat dresser . . . Tri H.i Y . . Inter-
class Basketball . . . Always seen with Chuck.
DOLORES GALORE "Dolores"
Quiet Type . . lnteirclass Basketball . . Murphys
right hanel girl . . . Mrs. Nleil's Secretary . . amy
JOHN JONLIA "Bucky"
Football . . . fond ot music . . . McBride's movie
critic . . . Lu'tz's buddy . . human sports encyclo-
pedia . . . worrys' worst elnemy.
JOAN HARTLEY 'tHartley"
Tri Hi Y . . . Chorus . . , Minstrel . . . lnterclass
Basketball . . Dramatic Club . . Smallest member
of Senior Class . . . friendly.
SOPHIE JOSEPHIC "Soph"
Tomahawk . . . Reflector . . . Tri Hi Y . . Chorus
Minstrel . . Junior an.d Senior Plays . . Dramatic
Cllub . . . pretty . . . favorite subject "Glass,"
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STEPHEN KOSANOVICH "Evo"
Varsfity footballl . . Infterclass basketball . . care-
free . . . Goes home by way of Nol1's Dairy . . .
House man alt Delia's.
JOHN LOVRE "Johnny"
Star fooltballl and basketball player . . . shy . . .
spends time avoiding girls . . . plans to enter
PAUL M. KOCHANOV "Koch"
Hi Y . . . Chorus . . . Minstrel . . . Operetta . ,
Pride and joy-his guitar . . . western type.
LAWRENCE LUTZ "Lutz"
Future Pharmacist . . . Interests out of town. . .
Terrific at pivoting . . . our "blond."
PETER KUCAN "Pete"
Four years Varsity basketball . . Hi Y . . Chorus
Minstrdl . . . attached to Irene.
NANCY McLACHLAN "Nancy"
Tri Hi Y . . . Chorus . . . Inlterclass basketball . .
Mir. Hel1lman's secretary . . . Pals around with
LaVerne . . Friendly . . enjoys a good argument.
EILEEN LOUTSENHIZER "Eileen"
Tri Hi Y . ., , Varsi'ty and Interclass Backetball .
Spends spare -time arguing with Kochanov.
LAVERNE MEAGER "Meager"
Tri Hi Y . . . Senior Class Secretary . . Interclass
basketball . . high scoring bowler . pretty blonde
JAMES LOVETT "Lovett"
Hi Y Secretary . . .Interclass Basketball . . Foot-
ball manager . . . Vice President of Senior Class .
neat dresser . . l-ikred by all . . a constant teaser.
CARL MIKAN "Carlo"
Hi Y . .. . Dramatic Club . . Chorus . . Junior and
Senior Class Plays . . . Stage Crew . . . Enjoys
mechanical work . . . friendly to all.
IRENE MIKAS "Mikas"
Tri Hi Y . . Swell dancer . . trim figure . . dis-
likes long skirts . . . object af Ungie's affection.
JOANN PEDUZZI "Peduzzi"
Our lovely May Queen . . . Tri Hi Y . . Chorus
Cheerleader . . Interclass basketball . President
of Drama Club . . Minstrel . . Opefretta . . Every-
PATRICIA NALE "Patty"
President of Tri Hi Y . . Junior and Senior Class
Plays . . Minstrels . . Operetta . . Dramatic Club
Likes to talk . . . Beautiful voice.
MARY ELEANOR POGUE "Pogue"
Varsity and Inberclass basketball . . . Tri Hi Y . .
Chorus . . . Minstrel . . . pleasing disprsition . .
partial to ouvt of town boys.
DOROTHY NOLL "DOB"
Junior and Senior Attendent . . . Star brskotball
forward . . Tri Hi Y . . Dramatic Club . Minstrel
Student Council . . beauitiful complection . . liked
BETTY RADOSH "Betty"
Co-Editor Tomahawk . . . Reflector Staff . . Tri
Hi Y . . . Majore-tte . . . Sophomore Attendent . .
Minstrel . . Chorus . . future pharmacist's mate.
HELEN OLINZOCK "Helen"
Seldom seen or heard . . . very neat dresser . .
another Murphy girl . . . partial to Marines . . .
ELVA RUBRIGHT "Rube"
Sophomore Attendent . . Majorette leader . . Tri
Hi Y . . Reflector . . Tomahawk . . Minstrel . .
Drama Club . . . fond nf food and "Turp".
GEORGE PAICH "PaiCh"
Hi Y . . . Senior Class Play . . . Camera Club . . .
Dramatic Club . . . Tomahawk . . . Class Romeo
Barr Bell Boy . . . wit-ty.
RICHARD RYAN "Ryan"
Interclass basketball . . . drives coal truck . .
enjoys a friendly game of pool . . . high bowler
of Senior League .... pet peeve- being called
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ROBERT SCHNEIDER "Barrels"
Honor student . . Hi Y . Reflector . drives a new
Chrysler . . . Mir. Faulk's buddy . . . First class
mechanic . . . always ready for a laugh.
MICHAEL SOROKACH "Babe"
Varsity Football . . Lovre's pool partner . Quiet
when not with the gang . . . good student . . .
THOMAS SHANE "Doc"
Miss Bierer's pride and joy . . . Honor student
Reflector Manager .... Class plays . . . eager
worker . . . Pals with "Barrels",
MELVIN STOJAKOVICH "Mel Ray"
Hi Y Presidesnrt . . . talented musician . . center
of noise in English class .... Senior class play
Minstrel . . . Operetta . . six year Band member
popular student ., . . wi-tty ? ?
MERYLE. SHOPE "Mel'Yle"
Tri Hi Y . . . high scoring Varsity forward . . .
Chorus . . . Minstrel . . Junior and Senior Class
Plays . . . spends spare time baby sitting.
CHESTER SZMYD "Chet"
Student Council . . . Honor student . . . Hi Y . .
clerk at Super Market . . silent but no-t bashful
EVELYN SNAPKO "Snuffyl'
Tri Hi Y . . . Interclass basketball . . . secretary
to Mr. Gates . . another Murphy girl . . pleasant
personality . . . the better half of Fred.
MARY ROSE TURCHAN "Rollo"
Varsity Basketball . . . Tri Hi Y . . . Majorette .
Minstrell . . Freshmen Attendent . . . future coal
Baroness . . . very versatile.
MICHAEL SOROKACS "Sam"
Quiet member of the class . . . shines in History
class . . very jovial . . . a sensible lad . . . good
student . . . liked by all.
BILL UNGERMAN "Ungief'
Class bad boy . . . ace pool shark . . . Inlterclass
Basketball . .. Football Varsity . . Mr. Schrockis
MAFALDA VECCHIO "Mafa1.da"
Tri Hi Y . . Chorus . . Operetta . Miss Bueihner's
Secretary . . . good student . . . rather quiet . .
has a secret flame.
SHELDON WEYANT "Shutz"
Hi Y . . Student Council . . enjoys teasing girls
a good ki.d . . . seldom seen without a big smile.
MARGARET VERGOT "Tootsie"
Tomahawk . . Reflec-tor . . Operetta . . Minstrel
always laughing . . an all round real pal . loves
ANNA MAE ZERAVICA "Anna Mae"
Tri Hi Y . . . Minstrel . . Chorus . . . Operetta
Mr. Lloyds able secratary . . Katherine and she
MELVIN VUIC "Gerby"
Interclass Basketball . . Hi Y . excellent bowler
popular wi-th his classmaltes . . . "rack boy" at
Louie's . . . silent scholar?
EILEEN ZORICK "Linka"
'I'omahaWk . . . Reflector . . Tri Hi Y . . Honor
student . . Senior Class Pllay . Interclass Basket-
balll . . . Minstrel . . fx Murphy girl.
JACK WELSH "Dig-Z"
Hi Y . . an ablle artist . . . can "tell" you how to
accomplish anything .... very famous for his
"dead pan" humor.
KATHRYN ZYHONWSKY "Kusha"
Tri Hi Y . Chorus . . Operetta . . Miss Bierer's
dependable secretary . . . pleasant disposition
Anna Mae's pal.
J. Lovett, M. R. Stajakovich, L. V. Meager, J. Berg.
Seniors! Ah, the joy of it all! To most of' us it really isn't difficult
to recall that day in September, 1944, when into the House of Education
we entered ---- 58 of us, full of pep and vitality, and anxiously waiting to
tackle Algebra, Latin and English. Which, to our dismay, ended up in
tackling us. To prove to our upper classmen that we weren't as gre-en as
they supposed, we decided to organize and Choose class officers. Our well
conducted election fhmll, proved to be successful and Pete Kucan was
chosen president, Chester Szmyd vice president, Dorothy Noll secretary,
and Joan Peduzzi treasurer. In spite of all the brawls in class, and fight-
ing with the teachers, not counting "Ungie's" trips to the office, our class
had some really fine beginnings. Joann Peduzzi and Mary Rose Turchan
helped grace the May Queen's court in their beautiful yellow gowns. Also,
to help pep up our cheering section at the games, Joann Peduzzi was sel-
ected as our own special cheerleader.
Our Freshman parties turned out to be Sadie Hawkins' Day
Dances. Any boy lucky enough to get away was spared dancing with a
girl. We owe our thanks to Miss Byers and Miss Bierer for helping to
make our parties a success. Also to Mr. Steve Turchan, who aided in
securing dancing partners for the female members of the class.
We wish to add, that in our Freshman year we discovered that we
had some talent in our midst. In the presentation of "Ask the l'rofessor",
Mel Ray, Doc Shane, Bill Camp, and Howard Hauth, played the leading
roles, and we might add it was a hit.
Both the Freshman Boys and the Freshman Girls were not so suc-
cessful in Basketball, being defeated in all our Intrainurazl games. Our
pride was shattered.
Finally, after much struggling, we advanced to our second year in
this mysterious house and occupied the seats of the Sophomores. Now,
at last we had someone to pick on! We were no longer Greenies.
Our class elections Went over smoothly this year and Thomas
Shane came out on top as President, Pete Kucan, Vice President, Joann
Peduzzi, Secretary, . and Johnny Lovre, Treasurer. Elva Rubright and
Betty Radosh were chosen as attendents in the May Queen election and
they both wore aqua gowns.
Our Sophomore parties seemed -to be getting more life into them
and the boys were no longer afraid to -venture florth on the dance floor.
Our parties were sucessful we discovered, because of the Youth Center,
where the boys lost all or almost all of their shyness.
h After finding out we had another year of Latin to go, most of us
wished to quit school, being that all of our time would be spent in pine-
paring cheating slips for exams, But convinced by Mr. Legory that there
was no place like school, we settled down and began the life of a Sophist-
This year we made a startling recovery. The Sophomore girls won
the Ginls' Intramural Championship, and the team boasted such star
players as Dorothy N olll, Meryl-e Shope, and Mary Rose Turchan. What
.happened to the boys we'll never know.
lt was that year that 8:00 every morning, I5 sleepy eyed ansd heavy
hearted, potential golfers trotted their weary way up to the football field
where Mr. Kelly waited to give instructions. Most of us gave it up as a
inuch too strenuous sport.
Our contribution to the majorettes were Elva Rubright, Betty
Radosh, and Mary Rose Turchan. joan jones joined joann Peduzzi, in
cheerleading at the games. The Sophomore boys added to the blend of
male voices in the jr. and Sr. chorus. During the course of the year, we
uncovered the now famous musician, Mel Ray who, at that time, played
with Dorothy Noll and Meryle Shope in the school band.
A trying year it was, and we were glfadly bidden farewell by our
much relieved teachers and we entered our third year as jovial juniors.
with the exception of Betsy Kline who left us to get married.
Oh, whlat a class! In spite of all the hustling about, we spared
enough time to elect our officers. joe Baric, President, Tom Shane, Vice
President, joann Peduzzi, Seoretaiify, and Eileen Zorick, Treasurer.
Eileen was just a new addition of the class who hailed from Cincinnati,
Ohio. Eileen had to take over joann Peduzzi's job of collecting dues. lt
seems joann lost the srecord of who did and who did not pay Freshman
dues. But, due to our honesty, the situation was cleared and joan was
spared the angry words of Mr. Robinson.
Our basketball season fared well winning honors for both boys
and girls. ln the midst of things arose our own boys team, "The junior
Comets", who were brave enough to tackle the junior Varsity, and the
faculty teams. They lost all their games with the fac-ulty. Ah, yes,
what a Wonderful year it was.
After Mr. Robinson went one round with each junior boy, and
settled down as "Champ", he decided that we needed some money. Eileen
Zorick, who was class treasurer, said that we were hopelessly poor. Then
came the campaigning and selling. We subscribed for magazines, sold
stationary and everything imaginable. Our class play, "Aunt Tillie Goes
to Town", in which l'atty Nale, Sophie josephic, jane Baker,. joann
Peduzzi, Bill Camp, Carb Mikan, and Thomas Shane carried the leads,
was a great success. The proceeds helped a lot in our pla.ns for the junior
and Senior Prom. We can certainlly take pride in our decoration and
fine management of thie prom in which our 'Vat one time" junior
Boys realljy were on the ball. Every one was eager to help in any way
he could, because it meant not going to classes.
That year everything was a success, even French which most of us
took in our stride, until the novelty wore off' and we grew tired of carry-
ing the book around.
Our beautiful May Oueen attendents were Dorothy Noll and Al-
berta Bonde who added the blue of their gowns to the pfiocession.
We bade fond farewell to two of our members, Leslie VViser, who
left to join the United States Arrnyg and Laura Hegland, who left to
finish her high school days elsewhere. Also that year we gained a new
addition to our class. Sheldon Weyant, otherwise known as "Shuntz",
l3ucky's ray of sunshine.
During the summer months we almost lost a few of -our male mem-
bers. It seems they had been working 'too hard on the railroad all day
and decided to take a midnight swim at one of the nearby pools. To their
surprise they were discovered, and they barely got away. They survived
the incident, discovevring they had everything they started out with but
some lost money and a pair of missing shorts.
We closed the doon on the third year here as jovial juniors and
opened a new door, the last one of' the last flloor of this house which bore
the inscription "Seniors Welcome".
So we entered, as strong as we started out three years ago. Fifty-
eight students, still eager to learn and willingto be subjects under our new
ruler, Mir. F aulk. We will remember him long as our pal in chemistry
class, which, by the way, was the source of all the unpleasant odors in
A Miss Bierer, having to struggle six weeks with us on a course on
Parliamentary precedure will no doubt remember long our first class
meeting. Mel Ray, otherwise known as "Feet.s" Stojakovich, was chosen
as class president. jimmy Lovett was chosen as vice president, LaVerne
Meager, secretary,and john Berg, treasurer.
On the football team we boasted six members. Evo, Erwin, Lovre,
Babe, Ungie, and Berg, who did their share in helping the team in victory
'and defeat. johnny Lovre and Pete Kucan were the only senior basket-
ball players on the Varsity.
'Ln the girls sports section, Meryle Shope, Mary Rose Turchan,
Mary Eleanor Pogue, Eilee-n Loutsenhizer, Marie Connor and Dorothy
Noll put forth their best efforts as players on the girl's varsity.
We are very proud of the beautiful display of gowns and of our
lovely May Queen Joann Peiduzzi, along with her two senior attendents
,loan jones and Dorothy Noll. We all agree that the students were wise
in their decision.
On March 12, 1948, the .Senior Class presented to the public our
Senior Class play, "We Shook The Family Tree" in which Patty Nale
and Thomas Shane took the leading roles. The remaining members of
the cast were: Bill Camp, George Paich., Mel Ray, Sophie josephic, jane
I..aVerne Baker, Joann Peduzzi, Carl Mikan, Eileen Zorick and LaVerne
Meager. Although we were alilowed only one night to put our pllay on,
it was a success. 4
Early in February Mr. Schtrock d-ecirded that we courld take the
whole class and make a visi-t to Torrenfce. We were studying about
mental deseases in history at the time. We traveled by Lincoln 'Coach
and everyone was warned to take p-lenty of food, for the trip was long.
We promised not to mention that Tootsie Vergot ate llrom the time we
started on the trip until the time the bus pulled into Trafford. When we
were all set to leave the sanitariumg Mr. Schrook first had to convince
the authorities that a few of the students weren't really permanent
patients of the hospital. The trip was a very interesting one.
As we don our caps and gowns anbd step up to receive our diplomas
we leave behind pleasant memories 'anld turn to look at a future with
bright promise. We know we'll always remember You, the faculty, You.
our classmates, and You. our Alma Mater.
We, The Senior Class of 1948, being of sound mind and body declare
this our last will and testimony, to be enacted by Mr. Faulk, our principal.
To our superintendent, Mr. Carnack, We wish to bequeath our good
wishes for a successful and happy future at The Trafford Schools.
To the members of our be-Loved faculty, we wish to leave our grati-
tude for twelve years of perserverance and tireless efforts to try and
bring forth to the surface the talents hidden within us. Especially Mr.
Kenyon, who still shudders at our thought.
Tfo the school boand we leave our petition blanks for future use.
'Ifo the library, we leave peace and solitude and a number of books
bearing our John Henerys. Also all unpaid dues.
To Mr. Faulk, our chemistry teacher, we leave our IOU's for all the
-broken test tubes and other lab equipment destroyed throughout the year.
To Coach Gates we bequeath this thought--"Don't give up: some class
might actually like gym."
To Joe Simmons we leave nothing but the memory of a class that will
remember him long.
To the junior Class we leave the challenge of competing with our
To the Sophomorons--oops, Sophomores, we leave our best wishes for
a Junior year as successful as ours.
To the Freshmen we leave the up and coming Greenies who will Pill
We, the members of the class of '48, wish to leave our individual pos-
sessions as follows:
Jane LaVerne Baker wills her job of ringing the bell to jean Capets.
joe Baric leaves his extensive vocabulary to Martin Morocco.
john Berg leaves all his old girl friends to Corky Zentner.
Alberta Bonde leaves her quietness to Lois 'I:urchan.
Warren Bowden leaves his wise remarks to Billy Snopko.
August Bugajski leaves his mustache to Tommy Mayers.
William -Camp wishes to leave his natural red locks to Mary Ann "2-
Vincent Capets leaves his smoothness on the dance floor to Leo
' Rose Marie Cavalancia leaves her pearly white teeth to Kathleen
Marie Connor wills her might and muscle to Marie Murray.
Tommy Erwin leaves his ability to charm all the girls to the Junior
Donald Fleming wills his size I5 shoes to Jimmy Delia.
Josephine Fusilli wishes to leave heir ability to bite her nails to
Dolores Galore leaves to get married ---- in four years.
Joan Hartley wills her tiny form to Mae Snyder.
Joanne Hartzer wills her ne-at hairdos to Rosie Mazaro.
Howard Hauth leaves his willingness to argue to Ralph Watts.
Joan Jones leaves her shapely legs to Bernice Twandowski.
John Jonlia wills his ability to get Chemistry to Lee McBride.
Sophie Josephic leaves her shapely sweaters to Jeanie Traficante.
Paul Kochanov wills his singing ability to Tom Babeo.
Steve Kasonovich leaves his manly voice to Mike Krynak.
Pete Kucan wills his hugs and kisses to Irene Lovre.
Eileen Loutsenhizer sadly leaves Joe to al.l the Freshmen girls. o
James Lovett wills his ability to tease all the girls to Eddie Cercone.
John Lovre leaves behind many broken hearts.
Larry Lutz leaves his toothpaste smile to Mr. Faulk. .
Nancy McLaoh,lian wills her place on the Mnior Class Basketball
team to Lois Crandall.
LaVerne Meager leaves her serious manner to Carolyn King.
Carl Mikan wills his mechanical ability to David Paul.
Irene Mikos leaves her graceful walk to LaVerne Edge.
Patty Nale leaves her gift of gab to .Shi.rley Bowery.
Dorothy Noll leaves her fair complexion to Pauline Mastrianna.
Helen Olinz-ock leaves her neat appearance to Joan Dashkewitz.
George Paich leaves his humorous traits to Mr. Helman.
Joan Peduzzi does not will Mel Ray to Lois Smith - - she's taking him
Mary Eleanor Pogue leaves her friendliness to Geraldine Cracion.
Betty Rad-osh wills he.r pretty blue eyes to Margaret Gibbs.
Elva Rubright leaves her half awake look to Betty Zigarovich.
Dick Ryan leaves his ability to sleep in class to Billy Morrow.
Robert Schneider wills his job as Mr. Fa'ulk's right hand man to
Tom Shane leaves his flare for making "A's" to Pecky Divida.
Mefyle Slwpe wills her height to Patty Haines.
Evelyn Snopko leaves her feminine charms to Lois Hysong.
K Mike Sorokach Wills his carefree way to doing things to Frank
Robert Sorokach leaves his blue neicktie to Jimmy Noll.
Mel Ray leaves his sharp wit to Earl DeVine.
Chester Szmyd leaves his shyness to Paul Artman.
Mary Rose Turchan wills her rugged basketball ability to Delores
Bill Ungerman leaves the teachers of Trafford High School "Peace"
Mafalda Vecchio wills her knack of cutting gym to Bertha Lawrence.
Margaret Vergot, otherwise known as Tamburitza Toots, leaves her
ability to get along with people to Gloria Grande.
Melvin Vuic just wishes to leave.
jack Welsh leaves his acid disposition to Sammy Vecchio.
Sheldon Weyant leaves his sunny smile to Frank Wengz,ryn.
Anna Mae Zeravica leaves her job as Tommyhawk typist to some
Eileen Zorick wills her quick temper to Phyllis Traficante.
Kathryn Zyhowski leaves her efficiency to Evelyn Burnett.
Having thus made our last individual requests, we, as a group, wish
to bestow our heartfelt thanks upon our school board, our principals,
and, above all, upon our deserving teachers for their many pains in mak-
ing our school years happy and suocessful.
In witness whereof we the graduating class of '48 affix our signatures
to this our final will and testimony.
l"irst Row: C. King, B. Twardowski. T. Murray, li. Burnett, D. Reed.
l', Horanie, l'. Lytle, M. Rantovich.
Second Row: D. Faulk, M. Mertz. D. l'a.leisky, W. Stankovich, L..
Matulia, l,. Crandall, M. Klimovit-h.
Third Row: J. Zigarovieh, ll T'rat'ieante. W. M. Boyd, 'L Banasie. E.
Mayhan, I,. Culliver. G. Grande, A. Smith.
' As we pass along Memory Lane 'we see ourselves starting out as
bright Freshmen hy first electing "Butch" Seanlon, Charles Marker,
Eflward Toocliec-k, and Peggy Garvis as our officers. Gloria Grande and
Bernice Txvardowski were chosen as Cheerleaders while Diana Godieh
and Joanne Zigarovieli were elected as attenrdents to the May Queen.
Hur parties started off slowly but ended with a hang.
We began our Sophomoire year flewer in number but got off to a
good start hy first electing our officers, Wayne Holsinger, 1'residentg
Sammy Vecchio, Vice ltresidentg Charles Dettis, Treasurerg and Joann
Zigarovivh, Sevretary. Melva Johnson and Olive VVarden were ehosen
to the May Queen's Court while the class was well represented on the
lioy's and girl's Jr. Varsities and in numerous other activities.
Finally fumbling through geometry, Latin, and other difficult
subjects we became Juniors. Our Junior Boys made up a big part Qt' the
.I'oot,hal1te21m. Butch Scanlon, Russell Stafford, Leo Gorman, Wayne
llolsinger, Sammy Veochio, David Haul, Allison Stanley, Jack Briekel,
Steve Zigarovich, Bill lN'lenkel, Chuek Dettis, Wayne Koepka, and Eddie
C1-rcone were our heroes.
With the beginning of Basketball season Steve Zigarovich, Wayne
Koepka, Leo Gorman, Donald Richardson and Paul Divida played on
the Basketball Varsity while Bernice Twardowski, Mae Snyder, VVilla
Boyd, and Gloria Grande were on the Girls Varsity.
Our offlicers were Harry Mahr, President, Sammy Vecchio, Vice
President, David Paul, Treasurer anfd Olive Warden, Secretary.
"One Mad Night" the Junior Class Play, gave Mr. Robinson a few
"Mad" moments but finally turned out fairly successful. Eddie Toocheck,
Eugen-e Surmacz, Raymond Watterson, -Charles Marker, Wayne Holsinger
Frank Kerin, Thomas Babeo, Dolores Palesky, Mildred Rantovich,
Eleanor Mayhan, Lorina Matulia, Pauline Horanic, Peggy Lytle, and
Joann Zigaroviclh made up the cast. Our representatives in the May
Queen's cast are Eleanor Uhrrecht and Gloria Grande.
We participated in many other activities and organizations and
now are drawing to the close of our biggest and busiest year at Trafflorcl
We hope the next year will be even more successiiul.
First Row: M. Morocco, P. Diviada, C. Marker, W. Holsinger, D. Culp, E.
Surinacz, E. Bowden, R. Aglietti, j. Petrina.
Second Row: J. Brickel, S.. Zigarovich, D. Clarkson, W. Varsafsky, H
Mahr, A. Stanley, L. McBride, R. Watterson, L. Gorman, D. Richardson.,
Third Row: E. Cercone, C. Dettis, R. Hall, R. Stafford, F. Pascoe, W.
Koepka, E. Toocheck, J. Gilkey, T. Babeo, S. Vecchio.
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First Row: M. Massaro, K. Frander, j. Cole, R. Mastrianni. K. Desmond.
A. Ruffo, L. Smith, lf. Sanders.
Second Row: j. Drost, j. Koloski, J. Cynkar, M. A. Beck. I. Lovre, A.
Culliver, D. Cellich.
Third Row: P. Masterianni, I. Capets, B. Lawrence, G. Gracian, M.
Lawrence, j. Capets, W. Lenart, D. Krcelic, V. Olinzock.
We are Sopbomores now, and probably we should have out grown
the pranks we pulled as Freshmen. By the way, wonder if Mr. Cibulas
ever found his grade book? Remember how we used to torment Miss
Bierer by prompting in Latin class? And poor Mr. Robinson, how we
would always forget to do our English. Our two poppy c'heerlead.ers,
Florence llogue and Betty Zigarovich, asdded a lot of color to the last two
football games. The freshman attendants were very beautiful as they
marched up the aisle in their pink gowns. These are all memories, things
of the past, for we had to turn our heads to the future and strive to lixe
up to our duties as Sophomones.
During the first day of school I heard one student remark, "These
books are worse than the ones we had last year." Well, we certainly had
our fill of nightwork, but we had a lot of fun along with it.
Two new pupils, Duane Booker from Pitcairn and Ada Culliver
from Indi.ana, l'a., were added to our ranks but at the same time we lost
a few of our class mates to Turtle Creek and North Huntington. A new
teacher, Mrs. Buehner replaced Mr. Ruckle in Room go.
At our first class meeting we elected Margaret Lawrence, john
Scales, Florence Pogue, and joseph DiCeasare. President, Vice President,
Secretary, and Treasurer, respectively.
The two Sophomore parties were run very successfully. Everyone
seemed to enjoy himself. We owe a great deal of thanks to Mr. Lloyd in
helping us with our parties.
A new organization in the school is the Student Council. 'The
Sophomore representatives are jose-phine Cynkar, john Scales, Billy
Snopke anad Jean Capets.
The Sophomore boys had a bad year in the inter-class games win-
ning only one game and losing five. They ended up in a tie for third
place with the Freshmen. The Sophomore girls won four games and
lost two anld ended up in second place. The Sophomores played an ex-
citing game with the Seniors, defeating them by one point to hand them
their second loss in three years. ,
Finally the day for electing the May Queen arrived. We cast our
ballots flor our favorite candidates and then sat back to await the results.
The next few days were filled with rumors and most of the students were
very anxious. Finally one afternoon we opened a "Tomahawk" and found
that Joann Peduzzi had been elected May Queen a11d those two popular
girls Florence Vogue and Betty Zigaroviich were chosen Sophomore
The rest of the year progressed rather quietly and peacefully, but
a few of us had a little troub.le with our studies. Nevertheless the end of
the year found us happily looking forward to another school term.
First Row: T. Mayers, j. Cavalancia, E. Malley, W. Sage, J. Scales, D.
fodaro, R. DiRinaldo, W. Snopko.
Second Row: P. Bucar, Erwin, J. Leffler, D. Mendicino, B. Gontko,
R. Marsh.alic, S. Banasik, D. Booher.
Third Row: J. Draganac, W. Fitzsimmons, j. DiCesare, M. Kraynak, G.
Golick. R. Watts, R. Mikan, L. Bell.
First Row: R. M. Kerin, -I. Dashwiski, L. Hysong, P. Haines, M. Murray,
l.. Asquino, A. Caplets, E. Matthias, J. Traficante, A. Canillo.
Second Row: B. I-lolsinger, j. Cwpan, P. Gibbs, H. Boyd, B. Kluko, M.
Stzikor. ll. llrakulic, C. Lentz, j. Portik.
Third Row: R. Massaro, j. Kromer, G. Nunn, L. Turchan, B. liopnitsky,
li. Susang. 5. Bowery, l". Cole, T. Stuchal.
This term of 47 and 48 brought the new freshmen into high school.
Tfot very long after our arrival, we elected as class officers, President,
William Morrowg Vice President, Beverly Kopnitskyg Secretary, Patty
Halnseg Treasurer, Paul Sorokach.
Since the election of officers we have had two parties. The first
party was in October and it was a very nice party and everyone was
happy. This was the first panty and as you know the boys were a little
bashful about dancing or they were afraid of letting the girls teach them
how to dance. Finally the panty ended with everyone leaving for home
Some time after this party there was a discussion about having another
party and finally we decided to have a party near Christmas. We decided
to decorate the mrm. Everyone was hapnv and :ill were wnitinff for the
special event that night. Then Mr. Trembath and Mr. Kenyon, the Fresh-
men teachers. arrived. The party began with most everyone dancing.
The spirit of Christmas was everywhere. The dances went on till the time
came to eat and then Mr. Trembath led the girls in a Grand March.
After this everyone received their food for the evening. As soon as every-
one was through eating, we continued with dancingg. now everyone was
really happy about fdanciing. The party came to an end too soon for the
boys and girls, but they had all decided that they had had a wonderful
time and most of them sai:d that th-ey would like to have another party.
After this they all left for home.
Following the Christmas party there were not very many things
happening for the freshmen. A littlie later there were inter-class basket-
ball teams, The girl's team was not so bad in playing and tried to win
as many games as they could. They played fairly well in their games.
The boys inteu'-class basketball team was not bad either, but
should have played better in some games.
The boys team wanted to win but just dichft play right. The boys
are looking forward to the softball team that they will have around
The May Queen attendants from the fneshman class are Barbara
Holsinger and Patty Haines.
lhe lreshmen are now awaiting the end of school and the school
l:'irst Row: T. Szajna, G. Valmassoni, j. Schnider, T. Mikan, D. Vanisko,
J. Brown, F. Wengrzyn, M. Zeravica, R. Lloyd, C. Paleskey, J. Delia. P.
Second Row: R. Peduzzi, G. Zentner, E. Smyzd, C. Jarrett, W. Morrow,
P. Paul, J. Naburda, G. Monchak, R. Lutz, R. Babeo, R. Peduzzi.
Third Row: E. Banasic, R. Groth, A. Zuzik, J. Serafin, j. Henkel. R
Loutsenhizer, R. DiCaesar, F. Stanisic, E. Devine, E. Monchak. '
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First Row: Ron Peduzzi, Rey Peduzzi, S. Vecchio, W. Fitzsiminons, J.
Siinmons, l'. Bucar, J. Cavalancia, D. Paul, R. Stafford, P. Divida.
Se-vond Row: J. Berg, iT. Babeo, W. Holsinger, J. Lovre, T. Erwin, S
Kaisonovich, W. Ungerman, R. Sorokach, S. Zigarovich, W. Cavalanm-ia
Third Row: I.. Gorman, B.,Gontko, R. Di'Caesar, W. Koepka, J. Brifkel
VV. Minka-l, C. Dettis, H. Scanlon, A. Stanley, J. Henkle, Coavh Gates.
Fourth Row: J. Nabuda, JP. Paul, R. Mikan, E. Erwin, R. Mzirslmlic. F
f'r-rvrwnv. M. Morrovvo. E. Ranasir. J. Leffler.
THS Rr-Cord 47 - 49
Trafford o Wilmerdingf T2
Trafford I2 Derry Boro I3
Trafford 7 Rankin o
Trafford 24 Youngwood 0
Trafford I3 F. M0Kc-export 21
Trafford o Ramsey 7
Trafford I2 Penn Twp. 28
Trafford 7 Legioner I4
Trafford 27 Pitcairn o
Totals 102 mo
Won 3 Lost 6
The first game of the football season was under the lights against
a tough Wilmerding team that outweighed our team in every department.
Asia result a fleet but light Trafford squad sustained their first defeat,
going down by a score ofl I2 to o. To make matters worse in this first
game, John Berg, first string guard, received a fractured collar bone that
sidelined him for the duration of the season. lHis presence was sorely
The following week the team traveled to Derry, where it again
suffered defeat by a score of I3 to 12. Then we had our first taste of
sweet victory the next Saturday when the victory starved squad came to
llfe an-U. Df0V6d it's mastery by downing a tough Rankin team by a score
ot' I2 o. The following week, also, our now inspired boys steamfrolled over
weak X oungwood by a 24 to o onesided contest. ,
Then in one of the year's best thrillers Trafford gave undefeated
East Mclieesport the scare of their lives by nearly pulling the upset ol
the year. Trafford lost by the score of 21 to I3 but that game was one
tha.t will long be remembered by local fans.
On the following three Satundiays the team met with hard luck
and came down with three consecutive defeats, the toughest of which
were the 7 to 0 Ramsey ga-me and the I4 to 7 Ligonier defeat. On the
Saturday between these games we lost in a bloody battle to l enn Town-
ship by a score of 28 to 12.
On the following Saturday, however, a rejuvinated Trafford squad
that was determined to gamble and win at al,l cost took to the gridiron
and in what proved to be the classic of the year handed Pitcairn, our
rivals, the lacing of their lives. Our boys played hard and 'well as we all
know and their extremely hard blocking and tackling presented several
scoring opportunities, most of which were converted into p.recious points.
The running and passing of the team was excellent and at the final gun
the injury ridden Pitcairn team returnerd home bearing the brunt of a 25
to o defeat. This, by the way, was by far the worst defeat handed
Pitcairn by any Trafford team and indeed it could not have been mo.c
appropriate for the occasion marked the first game in the long series be-
tween the' two schools that was played on the Trafford field. -
This wonderful victory climaxing an otherwise mediocre season
was one of the finest gifts that the team could have given the school, the
town, and their coach and we would all at this time like to thank them
for their splendid achievement.
In tribute to the departing seniors it is fair and just to say that
both the team and school will miss them immensly. To you johnny
Lovre, Tom Elrwin, Bill Ungerman, Steve Kasonovich, Bob Sorokach and
to you john Berg whom injury kept fiom the ranks, we the students of
T.H.S. extend our heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude for service un-
selfishly rendered. Thanks boys and good luck also in your future
endeavors both on and off the athletic field.
To our team of next year also we wish good luck and a very hap-
py and successful football campaign.
M. Stojakovich, W. Camp, C. Mikan, H. I-Iauth.
First Row: N. Walko, B. Ra.d.0sh, Ei. Rubright, M. R. Turchzm, N.j
Svcond ROW: J. Traficante. M. Gracion, M. McKee, J. Zigarovich.
G My I
First Row: G. Grubbs, C. McCoy, R. Gvoth, j. Connor, G. Paich, F.
VVeng.rzyn, B. Twardowski, M. Murray, L. Turchan.
Second Rowe: RL Lloyd., P. Gilkey, F. Stajokovich, A. Behe, V. Gibbs,
13. Holsinger, R. Lewis, L. Davis, J. Scales, C. Mikan. '
Third Row: M. Shope, E. Bowden, C. Marker, J. Serafin, D. Todaro, A.
Brown. j. Gilkey, T. Mikan, R. Loutsenhizer.
First ROW: j. jones, J. Peduzzi.
Second Row: B. Twardowski, F. Pogue, B. Ziigarovich, G. Grande.
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,I. lmllli-1'. l. lizuln-11.
St't'tllltl Row: l'11:14'l1 tlfltcis. XV.lio1'1vk11. l7.t'11l'p. l.. fxflflllllll. -I.
llf-11kt-l. ,l. Smile-s, ll. lQit'l1:11'tlsr111.
'l'l1o'l'1'z1lil'ur1l Tt7IllJlll1lNVliS viitlvml 11 vt-ry siivvcssfiil lmzislict .
s 111tl II losses. This wa
s0:1w11 llIl'llt'l' flUilt'll IUI111 tl. Gzitvs w1tl1 Il wm: 1
1l11-i1' first st-zisoii ol'gt't'til111z1l play QXXVJ. The Trztfllord five playm-
1-xu-ptioiiztlly good bziskctbitll, only to be nosocl out by Saltsburg 32-31
Ihr tln- si-rrtirrn titlc- in ll plz1yut't'gz11111-:it Cflzxritlgt-.
High srorcrs for tlic Varsity we-rv liocpkzi with 1411 points. Guriiiazn
witl1 izfx :mal l,uv1'0 witli llfl.
Svvtimi KXXXW l'l'1vuI'I'
'l'1':1I'I'111'1l Sl Sziltslmurg' 32
,lll'2lllli0l'tl 38 lixpo.r't 36
Tl'IllllilDl'tl 351 Boll Twp. -2.5,
Tntzil 577g Total S13
First how: Mr. Gates.
Stamling: Mikzm, Cuvalzmcia, Erwin, Malley, Mzlrkvr. Snopko.
18 Penn Township 31
26 Penn 'l'0wus11ip 34
I8 Sewickly 9
7 East Mcliecsport 36
24 East Mclieesport 45
I3 North Huntingdon 25
BOYS JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
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First Row: -I. Snyder, E. Lenart, J. Zigarovich, J. Mazur.
Second Row: V. Danials, R. DiCaesar, ij. Seraflin, EL, Banasik, M.
Third Row: J. Nabuda, J. Brown, D. Robinson, G. Corl, C. Palesky, Mr.
The Trafford Junior High Five under the coaching of Mr. R. F.
Trembath Finished a very successful season. The junior High boys
were up against plenty of competition but they managed to finish the
season wi.th seven wins and nine losses.
A High scorers for the junior High were john Serarin with 108
polnts, Ralph D'iCaesare with 79 points. and- little johnny Zigarovicli
with 65 points.
24 East McKeesport 40
24 East McKeesport 37
8 Pitcairn I I
18 Forest Hills I5
21 Wilmerding IO
21 Franklin Twp. io
I4 Patton Twp. II
16 South Greensburg 42
22 Pitcairn 20
I9 Irwin 45
25 Wilmerding go
16 Frankli-n Twp. go
28 Patton Twp. I7
1 5 Pitcairn 2I
I0 Turtle Creek 30
I7 South Greensburg 26
First Row: M. Shope, E. Loutsenhizer, Turchan, D. Noll, M. E. Po ue
M. Lawrence, G. Grande.
Second Row: M. Connor, M. Snyder, W. M. Boyd, F. Pogue, B. Tward
Ofwski, I. Lovre, L. Matulia, Mr. Schrock.
Tlraf ford 1 8
Trafford 4 3
High Scorers-- Noll I37
Lawrence 1 I7
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HIGH SCHOOL BAND
We never cease to be amazed at -the T. H.
S. band's constant quest and .discovery of new
music and new and novel routines to astound
their wide eyed audience at the T. H. S. football
The band, which has made rernarkalle
progress .during the course of the year, has been
heard at all the football games, aft assembly
programs and at 'class plays.
Mr. Darr was band master at the begin-
ning of the year, but after his resignation the
band was taken over by Mrs. Ference. lnu
band's great success can be attributed to none
none other than our Mrs. Ference.
We are sorry to see the band lose a few
of its members -this year. Those who are gradu-
ating are Merle Shope, saxaphonist, Howard
Hau-th, Bill Camp, Carl Mikan and Mel Ray our
faithful color guards. Aliso we shall lose throne
of our petite majorettes, Betty Radosh, Elva
Rubright, and Mary Rose Turchan.
This year was a very successful one for
the band., but let's hope that next year and all
the following years are twice as sussessful.
During the c urse of the football season
this year, our lovely majorettes fulfilled their
duty in providing entertainment for the specta-
lors at ll e 5-amos. The novelty of their per-
formnn es was pleasing to -the eye. Especially
at the Trafford-Pitcairn game where they don-
ned high hats and canes and twirled and danced
to the music of "Moonlight Bay". Many compli-
mgntarv remarks have been said about the
splendid work the majcrettes have dfne under
+'-A If-1-rlershin of Elva Rubright, graduating
senior. We all hope that next year her successor
will dn af: swell a job as she.
This year we lose in addition to Elva two
other majorettes Betty Radosh and Mary Rose
Turchvn who led the band in her Junior year,
We all hope -that the remaining majoretltes,
under the leadership of Jr-ann Zigarovich will
help build and keep a reputation of a truly
Our peppy cheerleaders have come to the
close ot another successful season. Ther pep
and enthusiasm did much to instill into our
athletic teams the wholehearty support of the
Under the student leadership of seniors
Joann Peduzzi and Joan Jones this talented
group has met with the approval of the many
hundreds of fans before whom they have
performed' Their artistic presentation of
precision group cheering was indeed a sight to
behold and we can truthfully say that seldom
have we seen another group that has out-
cheered our very own.
These talented girls also displayed their
power of organizing by the several successful
dances they have sponsored.
To replace the departing seniors, fresh-
men Patty Col-e anld Patty Haines were added.
We wish the cheerleaders continued good
fortune in their future undertakings.
TOMAHAWK STA FF
The staff of the T.H.S. Tomahawk with
Janie LaVe-rne Baker and Betty Radosh at the
wheel was safely guiiided through another year.
The first mate Mildred Ranitovich, Junior
Assistant edi-tor, was a valuable aid with her
contributions of poetry and articles.
Our ship of journalism, the Tomahawk
also crashed on the rocks last year due to lack
1-F funds. With the help of our towns people
plus the cooperation and fighting-spirit of the
crew, the ship finally left port. It was slightly
marked and weather-beaten but willing and able
to put out on another voyage.
This year our paper had many handicaps
left from last year to overcome bult ilt can be
proudly said these were more than merely coped
with for the Tomahawk has been put back on
its feet even to the degree' of being financially
built-up. Fcr all the ai.d given to help this year
be a surif'r's.'fu.l one, Mr. Verner Lloyd receivers
our most sincere gratitude, Now that the
Tfmahawk is sailing under its own power we
'rave it to the future crow with every wish for
a successful continuence.
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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
First Rlmw: IC. Zcnrick, AI. L. Iiukor, C. Czmyd.
Sc-vcmcl Row: M. I2zmtox'ic'Ii, C. Mzirkor, Mr. SCh1'0c'k, T. Shrine
bl. liziriv, R. Svlim-icIc'.", Mrs Lloyd, xl. Zig:u'mwicI1.
BOYS VARSITY CLUB
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First Row: EQ. Cercone, P. Bucar, +C. Dettis, J. Berg, S. Vecchio, R.
'Sta,Pford, T. Erwin, Mr. Gates, Coach.
Somnd Row: R. Sorokaichb A. Stanley, B. Ungermzm, J. Hriicklv. S
Zigzu-ovich. S. Kosanovich, I. Lovre.
First Row:M. Rantovich, j. Capets, J. Cynkz1.1',. L. Asquinio, A. Crmets,
li. Mayhzm, H. Ollinzock, D. Noll.
Sevoncl Row: R. Peduzzi, I. Nabuda, J. Scales, C. Szmycl, W. I-Iolsingvr
S. VVOyant. W. Snopko.
Q YOUTH CENTER OFFICERS
Steve Zigzlrovi-CI1. john Lfwrc. Karolyn King. Harry Mahr.
TRI iw HI-Y
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First Row: M. Rantovich CSecretaryJ, P. Nale, CPresidentj, Mrs. Buehner lAdvisnri,
J L Baker iVice Presidentl, J. Hartzer 1TreasurerJ.
Second Row: G. Grande, O. Warden, E. Burnett, D. Fabyonic, A. Smith, E. Uhrrechf,
Third Row: J. Zigarovich, C. King, T. Murray, P. Traficante, W. M. Boyd, P. Lytle.
L. Ma-tulia, L. Crandall.
SENIOR GIRLS TRI HI Y
First Row: J. Fusilli, E. Zorick, E. Snopko, Bi. Radosh, M. Vecchio, D. Galore, J.
Peduzzi, J. Hartley.
Second Row: I. Mikos, M. Vergoft, E. Rubrigrht, D. 'Nd1l, H. Olinzock, A. M. Zervica
K. Zyhowski, S. Josephic, A. Bonde, L. V. Meager.
Third Row: M. Connor, R. M. Cavalancia, J. Jones, N. McLachlan, M. Shope, E.
Louvtzenhizer, M. R. Turchan, M. E. Pogue.
First Row: J. Welsh, J. Berg.
Second Row: S. Weyant, Mel Ray, Mr. Stark, M. Vuick.
Third Row: P. Kucan, P. Kochanov, TL Shane, M. Sorokas, J. Baric
Fourth Row: A. Bugaski, L. Lutz, R. Hall, D. Flemming, R. Schneider
C. Mikan. E. Toocheck, C. Szymcl.
Top Row: G. Nunn, M. Murray, P. Traficante, j. Serafin, W. M. Boyd
li. Devine, IE. Maylian, j. Sales, F. Kerin.
Vliircl Row: E. SZl11yli, E. Matthias, E. Burnett, K. Desmond, j. Cole,
C. Szmycl, W. Sage, R. Marshalic, Mr. Kenyon.
Soooml Row: L. McBride, M. Massarro, F. Sanders, P. Haines, J. Baric'
M. Lawrence, j. 'I'.ral'icante, I.. Turchan, T. Shane.
Bottom Row: D. Booher, AI. Schneider, P. Sorokarli, C. Ialvsky, VV.
Snopko, F. Wengrzyn.
First Row: F. Kevin, R. Watterson, J. jones, B. Radosh, j. L. Baker, M.
Rantovicli, E. Zorick, J. Scales, L. Smith.
Second Row: J. Cole, K. Desmond, L. Crandall, P. Lytle, M. A. Beck,
P. Traficante, E. Matthias, J. Traficante, PA. Horantic, A. Ruffo.
Third Row: J. Zigarovich, W. Stankoviich, D. Cellich, E. Devine, li.
Surmatz, A. Capets, A. M. Zeravica, M. Murray.
First Row: J. Scales, G. Grubb, C. Marker, M. Stojakovich.
Sevond Row: C. Mikan, J. Connor, R. Stafford, F. Stojakovicli, W. M
Third Row: Mr. Shank fDirectorJ, R. Loutsenhizer, T. Mikan, E. Bowden
1. Brown, W. Camp.
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First Row: C. Szmyd, P. Kochanov, W. Vmrsafslcy, Mrs. Dorothy Lloyd
qSponsorJ, G. Monchak, D. Clarkson.
St-mlul Row: V. Daniels, R. Kopnitsky, P. Artmzm, W. Bowden, G.
l'z1,ich, P. Divit-la., W. Holsinger.
Tlnird Row: W. Sage, M. Kraynak, M. Sorokzws, R. Hall. R. Watts, R.
First Row: M. Shops, M. R. Turchan, D. Noll.
S1-cond Row: E. Loutzenhizer, M. E. Pogue, M. Connor, Mr. Schrnck.
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First Row: T. Babeo, C. Mikan, R. Li. Robinson fSp0nso.rJ, W. Camp
Si-vom! Row: li. Bowden, R. Hall, D. Culp, D. Fleming, J. Noll, li. Szmycl
JR. 81 SR. DRAMATIC CLUB
First Row: Hysong, Asuquino, Stakor, Gibbs, Matthias, Beck, Cellich, Dashkewitz,
Smith. Mr. Robinson CSponsorJ.
Second Row: Murray, Culliveir, Nunn, Traficante, Koloski, Frander, Lentz, COIB,
Third Row: Babeo, Holsinger, Tu-rchan, Zentner, Szmyd, Ferline, Zuzik, Devine,
First ROW: E. Burnett, E. Zorick, R. Watterson, J. Buric, D. Noll, j.
Pcduzzi, T. Shame, M. Mertz, j. Hartley.
Second Row: T. Babeo, C. Marker, J. L. Baker, C. Mikan, D. l'a1c-sky, A.
Hondo, li.. Mayhem, R. Cavalanicia, F. Kerin.
Third Row: M. Rantovich, E. Surmacz, J. Gilkey, D. Fleming, R. Ilall,
VV. Camp, M. Stojakovich, C. Szmyd, M. Shope.
SENIOR PLAY SCENE
SENIOR PLAY CAST
First Row: G. I'z1,icl'1. T. Shane, P. Nale, M. Shope, M. Stzljolmvivlm. j
Sa-voml Row: C. Mikan, E. Zorick, Mrs. Lloyd, L. Manger, Miss IgiCxl'l'l'
S. josvplmiv, bl. Baker, W. Camp.
JUNIOR PLAY SC ENE
JUNIOR PLAY CAST
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LADIES IN WAITING
Dorothy Noll ,loam jones
Elf-amor Uhrrerht Gloria Grande
Iivtty Zigzmwiclm Florvnce Poguc
Barbara Holsingcr Putty Haines
First Row: j. Welsh, D. Noll., T. Shane, E. Zorick, J. Bariv. j. I-. Baker.
XV. lfngerman, J. Berg, M. Sorokacs.
Sevond Row: I.. Hysong, C. Mikan, R. Svhneider, C. Szmycl, l'. Nale.
C. Surmucz, j. Scales, W. Morrow.
'Fhircl Row: E. Snopko, M. Vecchio, J. Zigarovich. B. Raclosh. J. jones,
-I. Fapets, M. Vergot. J. Peduzzi. M. Connor.
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OUR PATRONS AND SPONSOR S
American Legion Auxiliary
Bastien Brothers Company
Miss Mary Elizabeth Bierer
Mr. and Mrs J. M. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Derrick
Mr. and Mrs. Harry DiRenaldo
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Fleming
Mr. and Mrs. John Furimsky
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Grande
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Hillstrom
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Himmler
The Italian Club
Mr and Mrs. Louis Jenets
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Link
Loreski's Music Shop
and Mrs. J. M. Malley
Millies Salon of Beauty
Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Mitchell
Dorothy's Beauty Shop
and Mrs. P. V. Nale
amd Mrs. C. L. Pogue
and Mrs. F. M. Pogue
and Mrs. R. L. Robinson
John S. Sloan
Turtle Creek Auto Service
Valley Hardware Company
Mrs. Marv Vergles
The Village Inn
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Watts
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Zeravica
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5 Life Insurance Co.
Mutual Fin Insurance Co.
Mutual Aulomobile Insurance Co.
Home Office - Columbus, Ohio
Clyde R. Svhrovk, Agent
31 Short Street Trafford, P21-
Phonc Tr. 5711
fForme1'ly Strem Studioj
604 Locust Street
Graduating Clues of 1047-48
CASH FEED STORES
Super A Feeds
Turtle Creek - Valley 1624
Wiliiierrliiig - Churchill 3779
Irwin - Irwin 64
III Westinghouse Avenue
Tr. 594W Res.
Flowers For all O4-czisioiis
SALES 81 SERVICE
East Mclieesport, l':1. Wilme.nlin,Q I-Bottling VVorks
Phone Valley 1588
Graduates, for many ot you the
Q. school bell will ring for the las!
After learning now comes
earning. Today, you face the
world with an independent spirit.
We hope that some day you will
5 be able to face it financially in-
dependent as the reward of your
,..g,.,, labor and thrift.
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IRWIN SAVINGS AND TRUST COMPANY
SALES AND SERVICE
lmiranclywine 5050 Valley 2233
Sixili and Airbrake Avenue
Turtle Creek, Pa.
Cleaning and Pressing
Dress Suits F0r Rent
305 Fifth Street
Phone Valley ISOO
Turtle Creek, Pa.
CLOVER FARM STORE
Meats and Gmc-erie
575 Sixth Street
Plionu l'1'ziffkml 1433
TRAFFORD LIONS CLUB
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Liberty - Ilmtvlligulmco - Our Nutioxfs Sufo
Meat - Fruit - Frozen Food
X'vl'5.l'0tZlhlPS - Dairy l'r0:luc'tIs
209 Brinton Aw-11110
Vlmom- TI'ZlfxflJl'll I.27I
BODY AND FENDER
Phono I24? 202 Cnvitt Avenue
Com, - HAULING
Plmonv Tr. 8661i
PORTZER 81 HOY
A Hvttvr l'lz1r'e To Shop
Phono Trafford Q67
"GOING MY WAY"
USE THE NEW
TRAFFORD COACH LINES
434 Cavitt Avenue
Meats, Groceries, l".rozen lfoomls
Some People Claim They
Have The Best Foods
We l7on't. We Sell 'l hum
Charles Migitish, Prop.
5,th and F2ill'IllOI1l Axenuf
Crmtimwcl liffort Assures Success
C. V. LLOYD
Skrventh' Strevt li
Tru Nord. T'
VIC'S MOTORS INCL
Desoto - Plymoutll
Complolcl Body and Ffxlillnl' Shop
. ,O , , 224 Malin Street
Mulcllv Ave-:uw and lhml btuet .
. A Irwm, Pa.
fomplimvnts of Compliments of
MARKO GODICH CO
205 Brintrm Avenue
SUPERIOR DRY CLEANING CO.
Better Dry Cleaning
Expert Hat Blocking
414 Cuvitt Avcmw TI-'21ff0l'll, P21
Phone' Tm fforcl - Q79
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
56 Years of Service-
Resources Over S7,0oo.ooo.oo
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
INIPIIIIUEXT FPIIPTEII Rvselrve' System
HARLICH'S PHARMACY JIMMY'S SANDWICH SHOP
Your lml.CSCl.iDti0n Drug Store Soft Drinks and Szllulwivlros
592 Cfwirt Avcrnuo Jimmy Ff'1'1'f1r0, Prop.
407 Cavitt Avenue
Phono Tr. 9481
Real Estate :md Insurance
Table Service Curb
315 Fifth Stroot Phono TT. 851
HARRY E. CORL
GRACE ANN 'S
Complimon ts ol'
N OLL'S DAIRY
216 - 218 Eclgc-lwoml Avo
Plmm' Tr. fiqq
I K NEW
J 8: J BOWLODROME
Cavitt Avenue, Trafford, Pa.
MIKAN MOTOR COMPANY
Pontiar Motor Ca rs
7th Street and Forest Avenue Trafford, Pa.
Ph one Tr. 5,06
DOM'S BARBER SHOP
We Specialize in Scalp Treatments
Hair Cutting Massamxs Given
A'Toll'em NVhc-ro You Got It"
Tra fforcl, Pa.
WALTER J. YENNY
"Gi I'ts That La st"
104 Iilevtric' AVO. lEaSt Pittsburgh
Bramlywinr' 3275 Valley 6446
TRAF FORD RGTARY CLUB
"He Profits Most Who Servos Best"
M. AND I. FLORAL SHOPPE
Flowers For All Oieensiom
524 Forest Avenue
Phone 440 Trafford, Pa.
ROOFING AND HEATING
Phone Tr. I 178
Phone TT. 1172
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TRAF F ORD MOTOR COMPANY
CHRYSLER AND PLYMOUTH
SALES 81 SERVICE
Phmqp 237 501 Duquesne Avenue
J. F. Schneider, Prop.
TRAFFORD ELECTRIC CO.
Electrical Contractors D
Lighter and Fixtures
406 Cnvitt Ave-nuv Trafford, Pa.. Stfiicfly Hflme Cmkillg
Pham' Tr. 1241
Lodgc' No. 5.1.1
CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION
3 I - 303 Cavitt Avenue Trafford, Pa..
WHITE FRONT MARKET
Meats and Groceries
WW- ' FIRE COMPANY
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TRAFFORD PGST NO. 331
Trziffwd - Q2 Storesj - Irwin
For Juniors, Misses X VVoinen
For Children and Inffints
Make Our Store
NVQ Have Everything
THE HOUSE BY THE
SIDE OF THE ROAD
Banquets and Private Parties
Wm. Penn Higliwm' - - Route Z2
Ihone Export 79
IRWIN MOTOR SALES
Chrysler - Plynioutli
Main and 6th Streets
PEGGY'S BEAUTY SHOPPE
CFormerly SzLlly's Beauty Slioppej
Owned and Opcruted
by IVIZISICIZIIPIN' Fe enee
631 Sixth Street
Phone Trafford 1253
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512 Cnvitt Avmnw
l'lmn0 'l' ral ldforcl I 254
RYAN COAL COMPANY
JULIUS V. ROSENDALL
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Phone 'l'rzlfforcl m54VV
Irwin. Pa, 217 Main Strvet
DICK'S DINER LIBERTY STORES C0
Am9ric'u's Most Beautiful Dim-r 5 85 me STKJIQE
Murrysvme Pu- 424 Cavitt Avenue
, Trafford, Pa.
PRINTING - ENGRAVING - PHOTOGRAPHS
SCHOOL YEAR BOOKS COMPLETELY COMPILED
Pictures - Drawings - Half-tones - Printing - Binding
All Work done in our own plant
236-238 Cavitt Avenue, Trafford, Pa. Phone Trafford 1141
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