Trafford High School - Reflector Yearbook (Trafford, PA)
- Class of 1954
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Text from Pages 1 - 88 of the 1954 volume:
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We the Senior Class of 1954, dedicate this book to our community,
which has been a great influence on our character. We deeply appreciate the
wonderful opportunities it has offered us through its schools, churches and other
Through the years, we have come to expect the warmth and friendli-
ness which it has always shown us. Now that we are taking our place as citi-
zens in our community, we sincerely hope that we will be able to keep it as won-
derful as it is now. No matter where we are, we'll always have a place in our
hearts for our hometown.
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Eighth Grade ....
Freshman Class ....
Junior Class ..,..,.
Senior Class ........
Seventh Grade ..,.
Sophomore Class ....,
Art Club ...... ,...
Atlantic Car .......
Camera Club ..,,.
Color Guard ,...,......,,
Commercial Club .....
Debate Club .,........
Dramatic Club . ,.,..
Driver's Training , ..... ,
F. H. A. ..........,.....,,....,,...,..,......,.... .
G.A.A. ,..,............. . ,,........ .,..,...,.. ,..,. . .,,. . .
Glimpses of the Past and Present
Home Nursing ...,.,., ,. .,...,................. .
Jr. Class Play ..,...,..,.,...,......,...,.,....
May Day Attendants .....
May Queen ,.,.........,.....
Minstrel . ,.........
N. H. S. .....,...,..,. .
Reflector Staff ,...
Sneak Peeks .....
Sr. Class Play ...,.
Stage Crew ......,,.
Student Council ,...,..
Tomahawk Stat? .,........
Varsity Club ................,..
When We Were Young ...,
Football Schedule and Write-up
Football Squad ,.,........,.......... , ,.... .
Junior High Basketball ....,....,.
Junior Varsity Basketball ,......
Track , .,,,,,........,,..,........,.............. .
Varsity Basketball and Scores
Varsity Basketball Write-up ,.....
Advertisements ...,.. .....
Grade School Faculty ,,..,..
High School Faculty ..,.,..,..
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JACQUELINE ANN PRATT
She lived to conquer, in her youthful way,
And knew the very crest of wisdom's hill,
So any problem found on any day
Was soon but grist to Jackie's ready mill.
She romped through life as happy people do,
With love and laughter romping at her side,
Then suddenly, without a fond adieu,
Her place became a place unoccupied.
Although all words of reasoning are strange
When final partings such as this occur,
We who are left to wonder at the change
Should feel enriched for having talked with her
And thankful for the quick and friendly smile
That brightened us, if only for cx while.
-William W. Pratt
He'll never be forgotten, for he was one of us.
We remember his booming voice,
His infectious laughter.
fDonnie never laughed at anyone, he laughed with themj
Whether on the football field or in a class room,
He was always happy,
And his happiness rubbed off on us
Until we, too, became satisfied with the routine
Of everyday experience.
When we think of Donnie, we think of football.
fHe was no slouch: first string tackle his Sophomore yearl
To most people Don was known affectionately as "Bull",
For he was the immoveable obiect on defense
And the irresistible force in offense.
It is strange . . . the thing he loved most in life
Brought him death.
MR. ANDREW BRYAN CARNACK, Supervising Principal, Mrs, Melvin Buchin
California S.T. C., Pennsylvania State College, B.S. Univer- secremry
sity of Pittsburgh, M.A. Continued work at Columbia and
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MR. RICHARD TREMBATH
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MRS. C. V. LLOYD
MR. CLYDE SCHROCK
MR. RAYMOND SIEGEL
MR. EMERY MILLER
MR. DICK T. SHANK
MRS. LOTTIE B. HARRIS
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As the last rose of summer was left standing with-
out a rose bud around, and leaves of golden color were
scattered all about, the "Famous Forty One"-Freshies, of
course invaded the shining halls of Ol' T.H.S. It was
1951, and our chance, at last, to become active members
of Trafford High School.
We started the year with high hopes for the four long
years ahead. We elected a president: Jim Walko, and a
vice-president: Dolly Czapor, a secretary: Loretta Vaccaro,
and a treasurer: Leonard Colangelo.
The first event listed on our agenda was a class party.
Surprisingly, this party, our first, was a success. The sec-
ond party was "real great". It was held February 15,
the day after St. Valentine's Day, and even at that late
date a few new "sweethearts" were found.
We were kept plenty busy with Miss Bierer's English
and Latin I classes. The poor commercial students were
"utterly flabbergasted by a new fangled math course
called JBT. While in such deep concentration we found to
our dismay that we had lost a few students: Charlie Stan-
ley left to attend school at Ginter, Pa., and Bernie Desmond
left to join the Navy later. But to make up for that loss,
handsome and likeable Roland Dobos ioined our "great
Throughout the year our class was outstanding in the
sports' field, having contributed their share to football and
basketball teams, and also to track and baseball. These
boys, we knew, would prove themselves worthy material
for building winning teams.
At the end of the year we found that exemptions from
final tests were few and far between but we had "great
expectations" for the coming year.
Well, can you beat that! Here we are, SOPHOMORES!
We iust couldn't believe that all of us made it. Of course,
as always, we started this year off with a bang. Some
teachers called it an explosion almost as great as the A-
bomb, In late September we elected our class officers. Little
Dolly Czapor, who proved to be bigger than we thought,
was president, other omcers were: Betty Petrina, vice-presi-
dent: Lois Wanner, secretary, Rose Bucar, a very efficient
treasurer. Our student council representatives were Jackie
Pratt, Ed, Krcelic, Pat Prines, and Chuck Jones.
The Sophs, of course, again contributed to the football
team the "divine nine": Joe "Ears" Frydrych, Mike Di
Cesare, Kenny "Beans" Kinley, Don "Bull" Lintner, Roland
"Rollo" Dobos, Don "Toad" Hopkins, Barry "Boody" Brickel,
Jim Furimsky, and John "Shorty" Hartzer,
We added Betty Petrina to the ranks of our high step-
ping maiorettes. We also had a group of "mad musicians"
as band members: Len Colangelo, Jackie Pratt, Walter
Trkula, Lois Wanner, and Gertrude Meager. Adding a
touch of class to the band was our cute little color guard,
In October's bright blue weather we staged a bake
sale as one of our many "raise more money campaigns".
The sale . . . poor Mr. Horlick . . . he was almost at his
wit's end before the day was over. You're wrong! We
weren't destructive at all, we iust pestered him until he
bought one of our "giant size" chocolate cakes for the
very small price of two dollars and fifty cents-tax free.
We made thirty dollars and could have made more only
we ran out of "goodies".
During football season in one of our pep rallies we
found out that we really had talented actors in our class.
Miss Bierer probably gave up trying to teach us Latin and
turned her class into a dramatic skit for the "good of the
ln the course of the year we gained a promising addi-
tion to our class. His name was Chuck Jones, better known
as "Buck", Buck is a typical high school boy: very tall,
blue eyes, blond hair. He became a promising artist for
our school paper the Tomahawk, and helped with the back-
drop for the minstrel, in fact he designed and painted it.
Buck also was a type setter and ticket printer with his
partner Ed. Krcelic. Both boys gave up their free time
most willingly to help out on the Tomahawk.
Our sophomore basketball players were Bob Mathias,
Bill Henkel, Barry Brickel, Denny Robinson, Jim Furimsky,
Leonard Colangelo, and Ed. Krcelic. These boys really
helped the team, Bob Mathias, only a sophomore, played
for the varsity and was the top scorer with a total of 239
points. Brickel, Colangelo, Furimsky, Robinson, Henkel,
Kinley, Hopkins, and Mathias helped the junior varsity
come out even with eleven wins and eleven losses. Brickel
had a total of 197 points as highest scorer: then followed
Colangelo, Robinson, and Furimsky with 134, 127, and 99
points respectively. Mathias scored 29 points in the first
game. Ed, Krcelic devoted his time to helping Mr. Trem-
bath as manager. Barry Brickel was manager for the
iunior high basketball team.
The baseball team was blessed with five sophomores:
Hopkins, Lintner, Brickel, Furimsky, and Kinley. They filled
vacancies in infield and outfield posts. Kinley, Brickel,
Lintner, Mathias, Colangelo, and Furimsky added that
extra sparkle to the track team.
Our girls should not be forgotten either. On the
G.A.A. volleyball and basketball teams were Patty Erwin,
Dolores Fedor, Dorothy Fedor, Joann Gotch, Jan lovino,
Tance Leffier, Gertrude Meager, Mary Lou Merritts, Jackie
Pratt, Eleanor Radosh, Pat Reed, and Lois Wanner. The
girls who had enough points received, as an award, a
chenille letter with G.A.A. printed in brown. ln the inter-
class basketball team the "eight fates" were: forwards-
Jan lovino, Lois Wanner, Pat Reed, and Gertrude Meager:
guards-Pat Erwin, Dolores Fedor, Tance Leffier, and
Romance also played a part in our every day lives.
Couples frequently seen during the year were Elly and
Mike, Rose and Rich, Pat and Bill, Jackie and Ruck, Dolly
and Bud, Barry and Anna Mae, Pat and Jim, Bunny and
Yunny, and of course we couldn't forget those three new
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Foo'i'l:all 4, Basketball 4, Track
4, Baseball 4, Minstrel 2, Stage
Crew 2, Varsity Club 2. Hates
alarm clocks and razors. Pool-
room takes up most of his time.
Ambition: Make a lot ot
money doing nothing.
CARUSO, JOHN R.
Chorus 4. Gives with the gas.
Seen with Gene. Shy guy??
Ambition: Foreign Agent.
Camera Club, Minstrel End Man
4, Chorus, Art Club, Dramatic
Club, Band, Junior High Basket-
ball, Track, Nature Club, Bas-
ketball, Class Treasurer, Toma-
hawk, Baseball, Stage Crew,
Senior Class Play. Jalopy iock-
ey, Class Comedian. Part own-
er of Record Mart. Ambition:
Private owner of a giant syn-
DI CESARE, MICHAEL
Football 3, Track, Junior and
Senior Class Play, Varsity Club,
Minstrel End Man. Those darn
feet just won't move. A guy
with a Plymouth. Ambition: To
make more money than Mr.
BUCAR, ROSE MARIE
Camera Club, Secretary of
Class, Treasurer of Class 3,
Dramatic Club 3, Tomahawk,
Chorus, Commercial Club 2,
May Queen Attendant, Na-
tional Honor Society 2, Min-
strel, Reflector, Senior Class
Play. Foreigner from Level
Green. Sweet on the baker.
Ambition: Private Secretary.
Chorus 3, G.A.A. 2, F.H.A., Dra-
matic Club, Tomahawk 2, Com-
mercial 3. Likes to sew. Pals
with Lois Glasgow. Ambition:
CZAPOR, DOLORES JEAN
Chorus 4, Dramatic Club 3,
Camera Club, F.H.A. Color
Guard, President of Class, May
Queen Attendant, Reflector,
Tomahawk, Vice President, Stu-
dent Council 2, N. H. S. 2, Sen-
ior Class Play. Short and sweet.
Neat dresser. Likes to dance.
Football 4, Basketball 2, Stage
Crew 2, Basketball, Varsity
Club, Student Council. Senior
Sheik. Quietest boy but the
root of riots in Physics Class.
Ambition: Go to Hollywood
and take over for Tony Curtis.
G.A.A. 4, F.H.A., Maiorette,
Chorus 2, Commercial Club 3,
Reflector. Keeps steady com-
pany with Denny. Co-partner
of Murphy's. Ambition: Secre-
ERWIN, PATTY ANN
Commercial Club 3, Senior
G.A.A. 4, F.H.A., Commercial
Club 3, Senior Class Play. Cool
as a cucumber and nutty as a
fruitcake. Large wardrobe with
appetite to match. Ambition:
Football 4, Jr. High Basketball,
Basketball 3, Track 3, Dramatic
Club, Baseball 3, Varsity Club
3, Minstrel 2, Stage Crew, Re-
flector. Crew cut crazy. Drives
the girls mad. Ambition: Get
Camera Club 2, G.A.A. 4,
F.H.A., Dramatic Club 4, Color
Guard 2, Tomahawk 3, Com-
mercial Club 3, Chorus 2,
Senior Class Play. Born with
the gift of gab. Beau's a bar-
ber: one of the Murphy gang.
Ambition: Work, then marry
Basketball 3, Football 3, Base-
ball 2, Varsity Club, Minstrel.
Modern Einstein. Uses most
scotch tape in town Cto hold
his '37 Buick togetherj. Ambi-
tion: own a harem.
Chorus 2, G.A.A. 4, Commer-
cial Club 3, Reflector, Major-
ette 3. Ambition: Foreign Ser-
Football 4, Student Council,
Dramatic Club, Chorus, Varsity
Club 2, Junior Class Play, Jr.-
Sr. Class President, Reflector
Staff. loudest sound around,
Pilot of a Plymouth. Mechanic
at Martz's. Ambition: Play pro-
ball, own a car agency, get
married and have a family.
G.A.A. 4, F.H.A., Dramatic Club
3, Commercial Club 3, Toma-
hawk, Senior Class Play. Nice
disposition, pretty blonde hair.
Ambition: Office work.
Student Council, Dramatic Club
2, Baseball 3, Football, Min-
strel end man 3, Debate, Jr.-Sr.
Class Plays, Varsity Club. Dark
cloud in Mrs. Lloyd's blissful
life. Toad's Chemistry partner
in crime. Ambition: Own a dry
Dramatic Club 2, F.H.A., G.A.A.
3, Camera Club 2, Tomahawk
3, Senior Editor of Tomahawk,
Chorus 3, Jr.-Sr. Class Plays.
Hates French. Experienced class
skipper, can usually be 'found
in the Tomahawk room. Ambi-
tion: Air Force Nurse.
Band, Tomahawk 2, Camera
Club 2, Reflector, Student Coun-
cil, President of Art Club, Sen-
ior Class Play. Space ace,
Miss Shaulis's star student.
Ambition: Commercial Pilot.
Student. Council 2, Basketball
Manager 3, Tomahawk 2, Re-
flector, Baseball. The silent
type, a whiz at solid and trig.
Ambition: Go to college.
Tomahawk 3, Camera Club 3,
Basketball 4, Track 4, Minstrel,
Student Council president, Var-
sity Club, Band 3, Reflector,
Dramatic Club, Jr. Class PlaY.
Noted for his basketball abil-
ity, flames from Pitcairn, Am-
bition: Go to college.
MERRITTS, MARY LOU
G.A.A. 4, F.H.A., Dramatic
Club, Commercial Club 3, Tom-
ahawk. Mrs. Booher as of .lan-
uary: totes office notes. Ambi-
tion: Become a fulltime house-
PETRINA, BETTY JANE
Our lovely May Queen, Dra-
matic Club 4, Chorus 4, Toma-
hawk 3, Camera Club 2, NHS
2, .lr. and Sr. Class Plays, Ma-
iorette, Debate Club 2, Queen
of Hearts, May Queen Attend-
ant, Co-editor of Reflector.
Called old ironsides by her
classmates: nice smile. Always
with the Reflector dummy. Am-
bition: Marry a millionaire.
Football 4, Baseball, Basketball
Manager 2, Chorus, Dramatic
Club, Track Manager 3, Varsity
Club, Stage Crew, Student
Council, Reflector, Minstrel, Sr,
Class Play. History fiend: real
gone on Gleason. Ambition:
T. V. Star.
Chorus 4, G.A.A. 4, Cheerlead-
er, Dramatic Club 3, May
Queen Attendant, Commercial
Club 3, Student Council, Jr.
Class Play. Daisy Mae, Boody's
Buddy, pleasing personality.
Ambition: To raise dogs.
Tomahawk 4, Band 4, Chorus
4, G.A.A. 4, F.H.A. 4, Com-
mercial Club 2, Dramatic Club,
Reflector, Sr. Class Play. Mrs.
Harris's pride and ioy, candy
girl. Ambition: Governess.
"Our Army". Left us before
the year was over.
Camera Club 4, G.A.A., F.H.A.,
Dramatic Club, Student Coun-
cil, Tamahawk 2, President of
Commercial Club, Sr. Class
Secretary, Reflector, May Queen
Attendant. Lovely black locks:
only has eyes for Jim. Ambi-
tion: Work two years, then
marry Jim. X Mgg
Camera Club, Dramatic Club,
Chorus 3, G.A.A. 3, President
G.A.A., Junior and Senior Class
Plays. Owns biggest share in
family car. Likes to laugh.
Chorus 4, Sec'y Freshman and
Junior Class, Sec'y F.H.A., Dra-
matic Club, Tomahawk 3, De-
bate Club 2, N.H.S. 2, Co-Edi-
tor of Reflector, Senior Class
Play. Loves Mr. MiIIer's physics
class. Biggest ioker in the Sen-
ior Class. Ambition: marry a
billionaire so I can be richer
than Betty Jane.
Track 2. Loves physics cIass???
Big executive at Firth Sterling.
Ambition: Have long curly hair
like "Boody" Brickel.
Band 4, Chorus 3, Tomahawk
4, Reflector Staff, Jr. Class Play,
Debate Club 2, Camera Club 3,
G.A.A. 4, Sr. Attendant. Takes
a lot of teasing about her
strawberry blond hair. Geno's
girl Friday. Ambition: Own a
Chorus, Professional hookey
player. Likes out of town girls.
Takes after Brickel when it
comes to razors. Ambition:
B. A. of Pitcairn.
Football 3, Basketball 4, Track
2, Varsity Club 2. Another
one of the so-called "quiet"
guys. Neat dresser. Ambition:
VE NTURO, JOHN
Camera Club 2, Track 2, Toma-
hawk 2. Cause of explosions
in chemistry class. Future Drive-
In king. Ambition: To be a
Track, Minstrel, Freshman Class
President, Camera Club, Toma-
hawk 2, Baseball 2, Stage
Crew, Jr. Class Play, Reflector,
Dramatic Club, Treasurer Var-
sity Club, Minstrel lnterlocutor.
Man about town. Weyandt's
handyman. Ambition: Write a
book on Mrs. Lloyd's under-
WISLOCKY, DOROTHY JEAN
Camera Club 4, Dramatic Club
3, Chorus 3, Tomahawk, Com-
mercial Club 3, Reflector, Sr.
Class Play. Another Senior
seamstress. Can be seen driv-
ing a sleek new Chrysler. Arn-
bition: See the world, all the
inner spaces, outer spaces, and
any other kind of spaces.
ZENTNER, JOAN ANN
Dramatic Club, F.H.A., G.A.A.
3, Commercial Club 2, Toma-
hawk 2, Chorus, Reflector, Sr.
Class Play. Everybody's pal:
wonderful sense of humor.
Ambition: See Mexico.
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fTune: Beautiful Dreamerj
Gone are the school days,
We all loved so
Now we are parting
And we hate to go.
The curtains are closing
On our youthful past
And we can't believe that
Those days went so fast.
Days that were happy
Some moments were sad
But we'll all miss them
The best days we had.
Now its all over
But memories are here
Of wonderful friendships
That will remain dear.
Blue and Silver
We, the Class of 1954, being of sound
mind and body do make hereby our last will
and testament. To our Parents we leave our
appreciation for their devotion, patience, and
care through our childhood and youth. To
the Board of Education we leave our grati-
tude for the many hours which they spent
without remuneration in the interest of public
education. To our Administrators we leave
our apologies for all the trouble which we
caused them. To our faculty we leave our
humble appreciation for their helpful guid-
ance and friendly advice. To the student
body we leave our sincere hope that they will
more willingly accept the advice which we
thought we were too sophisticated to listen to.
And we do further make these individual
bequests to our several schoolmates:
Bob Mathias leaves Mr. Trembath his long legs
to use as he wills.
Barry Brickel leaves his 5:00 o'clock shadow
to Fred Surmacz.
Rose Bucar leaves her position as senior class
treasurer to anyone who is dumb enough
to take it.
John Caruso leaves his '37 Plymouth to Mr.
Len Colangelo finally has an excuse to leave.
Dolly Czapor leaves her love to Buddy.
Mike DiCesare leaves his speed to Miss Bierer.
Roland Dobos leaves his beautiful black locks
to Wimpy Mahr.
Pat Erwin leaves Mr. Schrock in peace.
Dolores Fedor leaves her continuous chatter to
Dorothy Fedor leaves her ability to twirl a
baton to Bobby Peacock.
Caroline Gornick leaves her long blond hair
to Miss Comfort.
Chache Gotch leaves her gift of gab to Dolores
John Hartzer leaves his knock-knock iokes to
Toad Hopkins leaves to buy a violin.
Joe Frydrych leaves his football ability to
Jim Furimsky leaves his love for crew cuts to
Jan Iovino leaves her ulcer to Mr. Robinson.
Ed Krcelic leaves his knowledge of math to
Tance Leffler leaves her height to Joanne Law-
Betty Jane Petrina leaves her clumsiness to
Pat Prines leaves her beautiful black hair to
LoLo Vaccaro leaves her wise cracks to one of
Mr. Miller's wise guys.
Trudy Meager leaves her home making ability
to Dorothy Draganac.
Mary Lou Merritts leaves her quietness to
Betty Cavalancia leaves her legal absence
slips to Lucille Cush.
Pooner Ventura leaves Mr. Miller on the verge
of a nervous breakdown.
Jim Walko leaves his baby face to Mock.
Babe Vuick leaves his cigarette butts to some-
one who is too poor to buy them.
Woodgie Wanner leaves her freckles to Norma
Dottie Jean Wislocky leaves her loud laugh to
Joni Zentner leaves her pleasing personality
to Mr. Carnack.
Elly Radosh leaves her long hike from Black-
burn to Nancy McKee.
Buck Jones leaves his commercial ability to
Denny Robinson leaves his cool wardrobe to
all the crazy cats.
Gene Yanaso leaves his love for academic
work to Ruth Dumm.
Beans Kinley leaves his warm bed to get his
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Barry Brickel and Frances Leffler are happily
married and Barry is now part-owner of
Rose Bucar is now dean of the Robert Morris
John Caruso and Gene Yanaso have a profit-
able grave digging business and also
run a gas station on the side.
Betty Cavalancia has become a registered
nurse and will continue her education.
Leonard Colangelo has made another success-
ful movie called "Vee Three and I" and is
at the present time a French professor in
the University of Southern California.
Dolly Czapor is the head nurse at Braddock
General Hospital. She hopes in the fu-
ture to travel with the Navy as a nurse.
Mike DiCesare is now living in Florida and has
the largest Mercury Garage in the United
Roland Dobos has opened his School of Danc-
ing in Pittsburgh.
Patty Erwin, a Powers Model, has recently
been voted one of the IO Best Dressed
Women in the United States.
Dorothy Fedor is now an F. B. I. Agent working
Joe Frydrych has retired from coaching and
has settled down with Julie Ann.
Jim Furimsky, the American Ambassador to
China, has come back to the United States
to marry Nadine.
Caroline Gornick has now been promoted
from Father Gillen's secretary to private
secretary for the Bishop.
Joann Gotch "Chache" and her barber hus-
band Myrrl are living in Pitcairn where
MyrrI's shop is located.
John Hartzer is now appearing at the Copa
for a 3 day engagement. His latest
smash hit is "Get Off The Stove Grampa,
You Are Too Old To Ride The Range."
Donald Hopkins "Toad", the French Hairdress-
er, has just opened a Beauty Salon in
Janet lovino, the editor of The Daily Worker,
has just resigned to make a happy home
for Bill Noll.
Chuck Jones, better known as "Space Cadet"
has just made the first successful flight to
Kenneth "Lowell Thomas" Kinley has taken
over Jackie GIeason's TV program.
Eddie Krcelic is the head of the Mathematics
Department in Nome, Alaska.
Bob Mathias has recently been appointed to
the position of head basketball coach for
Gertrude Meager is working in a children's
home of which she will soon become the
Mary Lou and Duane are living very happily
in their beautiful new home.
Betty Jane Petrina has taken over her father's
job of driving a truck for the Vienna Bak-
Pat Prines, now married to James Wracker,
has settled down on their ranch in Colo-
rado, with their three children.
The United States has just appointed Eleanor
Radosh os Good Will Ambassador to
Dennis Robinson opened an Industrial Arts
School and is happily married to Dolores
Loretta Vaccaro has just opened an Interior
Decorating establishment. She is doing
very well as many interiors need decor-
John Venturo "Pooner" has taken over his
uncIe's business. ,
John Vuick "Babe" has finally found steady
employment at the Unemployment Office.
Jim Walko now owns his own chain of drug
stores stretching from Cavitt Avenue to
I.ois Wanner "Woodgie" is private secretary
for Pederson's Enterprise.
The dreams of Dot Wislocky and her husband
have come true. They have'moved into
a beautiful new home in California.
Joan Zentner and I.es have started a taxi ser-
vice from Trafford to McKeesport.
lContinued from page 141
romances that happened over the Christmas holidays, name-
ly: .lan and Paul, Woodgie and Ron, and Chache and Myrll.
O, those guys from Pitcairn!
At midterm we lost one of our most popular boys,
Walter Trkula, to Penn Township. Walter was better
known as Bunny to most of us.
Toward the end of January we started an all out
drive to raise money. In this we returned to the old
stand-by--selling magazines. Our new student, Chuck
Jones, came through with flying colors by selling the most
subscriptions. We all aimed for that turkey dinner but
iust never reached it: however, we sure can't forget the
times we had going from door to door selling subscrip-
tions. Take notice, underclassmen. Watch out for those
doors! Some of us still have old battle wounds from those
evenings when we tried to get more sales by not taking
no for on answer. Use a different approach. After sell-
ing these magazines we found that we still weren't quite
the millionaires we expected to be, although we had been
As the old year drifted slowly out, January popped
up much too fast. It was that dreaded time again. What
a way to start the new year! MID TERM EXAMS! Many
times the thought popped into our minds, "I wonder if there
are going to be any exemptions." To our dismay we found
out that only students with all S's would be exempted.
The air was filled with tension but after the tests we dis-
covered that it wasn't so bad after all. No one was
afraid to take his report card home. As Tommy reported:
"All those 'saucy sophs' passed their mid-term exams."
February found us a little wiser and quite a little hap-
pier. After all, who wouldn't be relieved after those
tests! Only four more months as sophomores. Individual
pictures were taken to appear in the yearbook. Can we
ever forget those mugs! Many of us thought they were
pictures prepared for the Rogues' Gallery that had been
mixed up with ours.
Our classes were always kept alive by those ever-
ioking four: Kinley, Colangelo, Hartzer, and Hopkins. Mr.
Kenyon's English class was the scene of our greatest merry-
making: for in that class, during these last months, we
had Shakespeare's immortal Julius Caesar. Can't you iust
picture "Beans" Kinley as "Ol Juli", Hartzer as Brutus, Pete
as handsome Antony, and Hopkins as the lean and hungry
Cassius! We still hear those lines, "Friends, Romans, Coun-
trymen", and "Oh pardon me, thou bleeding piece of
earth". Those boys sure added color to this seeming'y
drab play. later all of us agreed we really enioyed Julius
Caesar and would never forget it.
At the beginning of our English II year we thought we
had gained a new student, for one day Mr. Kenyon was
handing out test papers and called out the name "Eric
Frydrych". The whisper went 'round, "Who is Eric?" Well,
Joe, as you know, has the nickname of EARS and Mr. Ken-
yon thought it looked like Eric. That is why Frydrych 'has
never used his nickname on papers since: he's probab'y
just allergic to the name Eric. He was always the first to
laugh at Mr. Kenyon's iokes even when they weren't verv
funny, and when he started to laugh everyone else laughed
too. The streets were always cleared when Joe started
his old dilapidated car. You could hear that thing coming
a mile away.
May soon crept up. These days were always bury, in
fact so busy that we were almost lost in the shuffle. The
Queen's court turned out to be one of the shortest courts
in Trafford's history. Sophomores contributed to this cou't
by electing Dolores Czapor and Frances Leffier as attend-
ants. The girls chose green as the color of their gowns
and they carried red roses.
Then the annual school picnic was held May 23, at
Kennywood. After Kennywood we all settled down to
take exams. When greeted with our report cards some
of us smiled and others looked surprised and exclaimed,
"Whew, I passed!"
After a too short summer we found ourselves back in
school as "Jolly Juniors". But we really weren't so iolly
for during the late summer we lost one of our best friends,
Don Lintner, known to all of us as "Bull". Don died
after an appendectomy.
As usual we elected class officers: Joe Frydrych, presi-
dent, Dolly Czapor, vice-president: Loretta Vaccaro, secre-
tary and mistress of our books: Rose Bucar, treasurer.
First on the agenda was the Junior Class Play. What
a scream! That's not an exaggeration: for how could we
forget that hideous hanging head of Jan's and her blood-
curdling scream? Joe Frydrych almost proved to himself
that he was a mad man with a bloody hatchet, while Lois
Wanner and Mike Di Cesare really played their part to the
The "prom" was our next problem. Committees were
chosen early in the year. ln a comparatively short time
the theme was decided upon: a "Mexican Fiesta". "Our
Mr. Heaps helped us with a new idea, an all-night prom.
The MEN-ABOUT-TOWN supplied the music for dancing.
After dancing various activities were offered, even swim-
ming. In the early morning a few of the mothers cooked
a breakfast for us. All in all it was really a big success.
ln athletics we held our place contributing to football
"Ears", "Beans", "Toad", "Rollo", Hartzer, DiCesare, Den-
ny, "Boody", and Furimsky. ln basketball our players
were our own "Bob Mathias", Len Colangelo, and James
Our royalty this year were: King and Queen of Hearts,
Bob Mathias and Betty Petrina: and Junior Class Attend-
ants for May Day, Rose Bucar and Betty Petrina.
ln science we had three mad chemists: Jim Walko,
John Hartzer, and Toad Hopkins. Those stink bombs were
the "most to say the Ieast". Poor Mr. Miller! Maybe now
he'll be able to figure out why some of their experiments
wouldn't work. Some of those new found formulae were
really gaseous. Whew!
After May Day and the "Prom" another tragedy struck
our class. An excellent student and a best friend of many,
Jackie Pratt was killed in an automobile accident.
After three wonderful years, that really didn't drag,
we became the "Super Seniors of '54". Our old stand-by,
Joe Frydrych was re-elected president: vice-president, James
Walko: secretary, Pat Prines: and once more for a third
term, Rose Bucar as treasurer.
This year, the year book was our biggest problem.
Betty Petrina and Loretta Vaccaro were co-editors. We
were then sure that the year book would come out on time.
The Senior Class Play, "Take Your Medicine" was
quite a hit. Len Colangelo as Henry K. Dodson really
proved to all that he was a stuffy old bank president.
Johnny Hartzer was as funny as ever as Mr. Puckett. The
nurses, who looked so neat in their white uniforms, were
Dolly Czapor, Jan lovino, and Rose Bucar. Caroline Gor-
nick played the part of Miss Holt the head nurseg she really
surprised everyone by being mean and cross. Chuck Jones
played the part of Dr. Jackson, a college professor mis-
taken for a surgeon. His girl friend, niece of the bank
president, was played by Betty Petrina. The maniac Di
Cesare, orderly Kinley, visitors to Miss Finkeldink lloretta
Vaccaroj played by .loan Zentner and Joann Gotch to-
gether with Dotty Wislocky as Dodie, a terribly mixed up
student nurse, rounded out a very excellent performance.
All in all, perhaps that trip to Torrance and the State
Police Barracks which we made earier in the year were
aood training for the manhandling some of these characters
had to take.
Another highlight of the year was the Seventh Annual
Burnt Corkers' Minstrel. Len Colangelo was really a hit
as End Man. We'll never forget the antics of J. C. Hartzer
and Mike DiCesare who were also End Men. "Our own
Jim Walko" was not only handsome as lnterlocutor, but
also very capable.
The school elected Betty Jane Petrina as May Queen
and we chose Patty Prines and Lois Wanner for her at-
tendants. With May Day over and the "Prom", and with
graduation approaching we bring to a close our wonderful
school days-some glad, others sad: but we still remem-
ber what we did, saw, and heard. We even remember our
briefs for Miss Bierer that we disliked so much.
Just a few things we'd like to say: some of us wasted
time in school: let our difficulties be o lesson for some of
you other students. Get everything you can out of those
four years, don't gripe when it's time to do some work.
We know you won't be sorry.
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Top: Cute Twinsg Shy Lolo! ls that all Joan? Woodgie's
bear! Rosie Posie. Beaming Betty!
Second Row: Going shopping, Elly? Big Bob? Bashful
Patty! Tcmce's "school's out" smile. Jolly Dolly!
Third Row: Dot playing Little Mama. Scratch harder, Barry!
Fourth Row: Poor Babe! How did those Juniors get on
our page? Sad Sack Jimmy! Chache's first pose!
Bottom: More Juniors! Happy Pooner? Betty's friends.
Girls, Charles was born with a permanent wave. Tru-
lfmior 5 cmd
Seated-J. Vecchio, B. Vecchio, C. Del Rosso, E. J. Bruno, C. Cornock, F. Morrow, M. Cardiff, A. Morocco
J. Karr, R. Holland, M. Boyd, N. McKee
Siclnding-F, Surmocz, R. Drokulic, A, Zigolrovich, E. Krupar, B. Gulloro, M. Sfakor.
Seated-C. Copets, P. Koin, M. Schopp, E. Volcouri, B. Peacock, R. Scales, R. Dumm, V. Bonde, B. Mikon,
Standing-E. Louderback, F. Comp, R. Groth, K. Schneider, M. Peirovich, D. Fabyonic, J. Beck, D. Divens,
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Standing-R. Kuchta, J. Turchan, D. Cunningham, F. Geiger, P. Mathias, S. Zimmerman, J. Doperak, T
Davis, P. Wislocky.
Middle Row-M. Bartakovich, N. Maiernik, C. Zerovica, P. Fundis, V. Capets, M. Nunn, R. Hiner, E. Smith
bower, K. Noll, D. Smith.
Sitting-N. Bradley, D. Nigro, K. Yanuzo, L. Shawley, J. Franey, L. Venturo, J. Mikan, R. Rossetti, J
Bottom Row-J. Magiera, P. Carter, J. Simmons, P. Neale, B. Kopnitsky, C. Fix, D. Schrock, C. Brown
Middle Row-A. Toocheck, J. Martino, M. Dent, D. Traficante, K. Yanuzo, M. Lapcevich, J. Cimprich, G
Burkel, R. Crookston, D. Smith, C. Zigarovich.
Top Row-P. DiCesare, W. Stutz, G. Kurtz, W. Stutz, E. Mandich, R. Green, D. Morgan, J. Barsic, J. Chiap-
petta, J. Stanisic, B. Morocco.
First Row-V, M. Smith, R. M. Racki, D. Wislocky, R. DeFrank, J. Dumm, W. Lawson, J. Cercone, R. Sono
vich, J. Iovino.
Second Row-L. Culliver, M. Newman, J. Vince, R, Faulk, L, Wampfer, J. Ruffo, R. Geiger, J. Kopylcheck
Third Row-Z. Yourcheck, J, Lawrence, D. Szmyd, R. Caruso, W. Mikach, J. Culliver, W. Galore.
Top Row-A. Washko, M. Kleinhans, C. Jenkins, M. Varsafsky, R, Twardowski, B, Daugherty, J. Pefrichko,
B. Bradley, K. Mathias.
Middle Row-M. Snopko, D, Drclganac. L. Rist, A. Paola, J. Drakulic, N. Walko, M. Gotch, M. Cunningham.
Bottom Row-G. Pascador, D. Rishel, S. Graham, C. Nedrow, N. Cavalancia, S. Camp, G. Fresh, P. Mor-
occo, C. Brown, J. Barsic.
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Third Row-M. Dilmore, J. Howard, A. Wisser, W. Gustowsky, R. Petrichko, M. Fobyonic, J. Louderbock.
Second Row-J. Tomkovich, B. Wilson, J. Copets, J. Gorton, G. Simmons, R. Petrini, E. Kain, J. Minto,
First Row-P. Josephic, R. Kocher, B, Jenkins, A. Ruckle, J. Wallace, J. Smith, S. Locivita, J. McHugh, B.
Neale, T. Morcoz.
'lop Row--R. Wengrzyn, S. Plecko, E. Jenkins, F. Law, M. Brletic.
Middle Row-M. Froney, W. Jarvis, D. Wislocky, D. Carditt, D. Morocco, C, Noll, J. Bortokovich, C. Knight,
C. Stokor, Mrs. Neil.
Bottom Row-P. Estok, C. Premoshis, B. Valcourt, J. Holland, J. George, J. Kashowlic, B. Lawson, G. Sim-
mons, S. Lupcevich, K. Mutulicn.
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Top Row-M. Harnicar, D, Carnack, J. Lehneke, D. De Frank, P. Bermon, L. Brown, R. Battle, R, M. Lutz,
R. Sarbo, H. Lindbloom, L. Corl, G. Jarrett, D. Green, J. Johnston.
Middle Row-B. Kvaternik, F. Zimmerman, J. Fike, L, Desmond, J. Zigolrovich, M. Doperak, B. Sonovick, G
Lambeth, J. Sopko, M. Perry, H. Norton, E. Zychowski, J. GraHius, R. Ference.
Bottom Row-K. Hopkins, E. Pascador, B. Cardiff, A. Valcourt, C. Mandich, J. Minnicucci, D. Buell, D
Geary, M. Knight, M. Yourcheck.
First Row-M. Godich, E. Keller, H. Cymmerman, R. Morsholek, G. Schulz, J. Nigro, Bonnie Ruckle, W
Graham, Barbara Ruckle, R. Bigler, D. Pratt.
Second Row-R. McCoy, V. Bush, B. Nunn, B. Halgas, P. Templeton, A. Kuchta, C. Dimitriou, D. A. Teclder
S. Hopkins, W. Novak, W. Frander, A. McCracken.
Third Row-C. Burkett, B. Dragan, P. Gunia, A. Krupar, E. Biggs, N. Koepka, A. Zigarovich, D. Artman
B, Jenkins, J. Kain, D. Pefrovich, M. Booher, R. Hydak, D. Wracker.
Top Row: Voodoo Trioy She got fl-me Ding Dongp Bernie ole Third Row: Fansg Toofersg Peek-c-boo.
Second Row: Carol and .lerryg Hear The Birdie? Rufus! Fourih Row: King and Queeng Royolfyg Christmas "Tommy'
Top Row: Foio Fiendsg A Tommy Boosierp Where are the boys?g Grease monkey wench
Second Row: Lucifer's lugsg Crazy mixed-up kidg Jivey J. V.
Third Row: Sfudiouslg Indians -1- Tomahawks : scalpsg Drammer, noi meller!
Fourih Row: Goon squadp Midget Leogueh Opera dolls!
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The Trafford Chapter of the National Honor
Society selects as its members Juniors and Seniors
who have received honor grades in their subiects.
The qualifications for membership are ex-
cellence in character, scholarship, leadership,
and service. Those members chosen from last
year's Junior class were Dolores Czapor, Betty
Jane Petrina, Jackie Pratt, Rose Bucar, and Lor-
lt is customary for each senior member to
receive a gold pin at the initiation of the Junior
members. The initiation program is under the
sponsorship of Mrs. C. V. Lloyd. The new mem-
bers receive their membership card and National
Honor Society pins.
Left to Right-l., Vaccaro, D. Czapor, B. Petrina, R. Bucar,
The Student Council, a non-profit organization,
52 C! t has clone much for the benefit of others. Among the
M gn' Council proiects this year were the annual Christmas
Hop, the selling of engraved pencils, holding a few
afternoon dances and again a collection of clothes for
OOWLCL Clarence Fee.
Bottom Row-P. Josephic, D. Pratt, B. Valcourt, D. Czapor, M. Yourcheck, B. Jenkins, M, Perry, N. Bradley, R. Petrini, R. Bucar.
Middle Row-R. Dumm, A, Morocco, D. Schrock, M. Cunningham, M. Nabuda, R. Peacock, E. Kupar, S. Plecko.
Top Row-K, Kinley, W. Mikach, R. Mathias, P. Mathias, K. Mathias.
The Dramatic Club began its year by pro-
ducing a radio script for Columbus Day about
the Mutiny on the Santa Maria. The Verse
Speaking Choir read Joaquin Miller's "Colum-
bus.f' Following this came the spooky "When
the Hurlyburly's Done," "From 1918 to 1953"
an Armistice Day program with World War I
songs, "Our Famous Ancestors" for Thanksgiv-
ing, and "The Man Who Found the King" for
Christmas. During the second semester the
Dramatic Club produced "To My Valentine"
and also they were responsible for assemblies
for St. Patrick's Day and Easter.
Standing-L. Colangelo, J. Barsic, G. Kurtz, G. Burkel, D. Divens, R. Holland, D. Traticante, M. Dent.
Middle Row-J. Hartzer, C. Fix, C. Gornick, J. Gotch, G. Meager, D. Schrock, B. Petrina, L. Vaccaro, P. Fundis.
Front Row-C. Carnack, L. Wanner, R. Dumm, B. Mikan, E. Valourt, E. Matulia, R. Bucar, D. Wislocky.
This year the team debated the proposition:
Resolved, that the President of the United States
should be elected by the direct vote of the people.
The members participated in tournaments at the
University of Pittsburgh, Charleroi, Jeannette,
Edgewood, St. Vincent and also before Trafford
Rotary. Locally they have debated the question
of "Wiretapping", "the St. Lawrence Seaway,"
"Lowering the Voting Age."
The first team is now composed of Gilbert
Burkel, Myro Dent, Robert Scales and Donn Smith.
The second team members are Patty Morocco,
Linda Rist, Elaine Smithbower, and Zora Your-
Standing-G. Burkel, R. Scales.
Sitting-L. Vaccaro, L. Wanner, B. Petrina.
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Bottom Row-D. Wislocky, L. Shawley, R. Rossetti, J. Garton, R. Racki, E. J. Bruno, B. Vecchio, G. Fresch, R. Kocher.
Middle Row-B. Peacock, C. Fix, R. Scales, J. Iovino, C. Zeravica, C. Carnack, F. Morrow, J. Iovino, P. Prines.
Top Row-N. McKee, D. Divens, W. Mikach, W. Galore, K. Mathias, M. Varsafsky, J. Lawrence, M. Stakor, C. Jenkins
This year the Camera Club started its round of events by
electing Robert Scales, President, Robert Peacock, Vice President,
Donna Divens, Treasurer, and Eva Jane Bruno, Secretary.
The club has been very active taking pictures of football and
basketball games, dances and parties.
To raise money, they held the annual Sadie Hawkins Dance,
a skating party and several other dances.
They also held a photo-contest to show the talent of the
Under the influence of Mr. Kenyon, the sponsor, this club, as
always, was very active.
First Row-M. Godich, P. Woods, D. Czapor, B. Vecchio, M. Yourcheck, V. M, Smith, R. M. Petrini, J. lovino, L. Venturo, R
Dumm, M, Schopp, E. Matulia, R. Scales.
Second Row-C. Carnack, J. lovino, L. Wanner, J. Dumm, B. J. Petrini, C. Bussard, L. Vaccaro, D. Schrock, P. Fundis, B. Mikan,
F. Morrow, M. Cardiff, M. Yourcheck, C. Gornick, P. Prines, A. Morocco, Mr. G. Kenyon.
Third Row-G, Meager, M. Dent, G. Burkel, D, Divens, M. Nabuda, J, Gotch, D4 Cunningham, J. Lawrence, M. Stakor, J. Wal-
ko, D, Smith, G. Kurtz, L. Colangelo.
Janet lovino has greatly improved the Tomahawk staff and
the paper during her editorship. Although with the crowning of
the King and Queen of Hearts and the annual Tomahawk Ban-
quet Janet's eclitorship ofificially closed, during her term the Toma-
hawk was given a 4th place rating and two of the staFf Robert
Scales, the present editor, and Helen Sertling, artist, rated 2nd
places in P.S.P.A.
Three enterprising stat? members Dent, Kurtz, and Smith
have printed tickets, for most school functions on the Tomahawk
Good luck to the new staff and their once a week publica-
Because Pat Reed moved from Trafford
to Wall, there were only seven cheerleaders
this year instead of the usual eight.
The cheerleaders sold pop at the Little
League Baseball games in order to earn
money for new sweaters for football season.
They held several dances and bought blouses
for basketball season.
Tance Lemer, this year's head cheerlead-
er, will be succeeded next September by Betty
Vecchio and Margie Schopp.
Back Row: J. Bayko, .l
Lawrence, J. Dumm, B
Front Row: M. Schopp, F
Leffler, N. Bradley.
First Row: Dorothy Fedor
trina, Dolores Traficante
The maiorettes had a very successful sea-
son this year. This organization of which sen-
iors Dolores Fedor and Dorothy Fedor were co-
leaders, marched at every football gamep at
they half time they did dances and routines.
Betty Petrina is the other graduating major-
The maiorettes held several dances this
year to raise money for trophies for the three
senior members. These girls are also receiv-
ing jackets from the band.
Second Row: Dolores Fe-
dor, Marian Cunning-
Third Row: Betty Jane Pe-
Fourth Row: Nancy Ma-
Top Row: D. Smith, B.
Bradley, D. Draganac,
J. Martino, M. Stakor,
J. Cimprich, C. Zeravica,
Bottom Row: G. Kurtz, D.
Nigro, M. Newman, R.
Sonovick, D, Rishel, B.
Vecchio, L. Venturo.
First Row: Mr. Teitt, J.
Frydrych, B. Peacock, E.
Horanic, S. Draganac,
J. Hartzer, J. Vecchio.
Second Row: J. Walko, B,
Mathias, D. Fabyonic,
R. Dobos, K. Kinley, B.
Brickel, D. Hopkins, M.
Di Cesare, D, Robinson,
The newly organized Art Club had sev-
eral interesting items on its agenda. Mem-
bers of the club teamed up to decorate the
halls, rooms, and bulletin boards of the high
school building at Christmas Time. Club offi-
cers are Charles Jones, President, Betty Vec-
chio, Vice President, Antoinette Morrocco, Sec-
retary, and Lillian Venturo, Treasurer.
We would like to express to Miss Camille
Comfort, our sponsor, appreciation forthe pa-
tience and interest she has shown us.
The Varsity Club started the year by
electing Barry Brickel president, Roland Dobos
vice president, and Jim Walko secretary-treas-
The club sold Christmas cards, booster
plates, held several dances and put on a min-
strel to earn money for iackets.
The club is under the sponsorship of Mr.
Don Karanovich and Mr. Bob Teitt.
The Graduating seniors are Brickel, Fur-
imsky, Frydrych, Kinley, Mathias, Hopkins,
Walko, Robinson, DiCesare, Hartzer, Dobos.
Bottom Row-A. Sawsak, E. Krupar, G. Burkel, E. Pascador, P. Josephic, R, Kocher, R. Keller, B. Halgas, C. Crookston, C. Knight,
M. Yourcheck, R. Marshalek, G. Pascador, C, Nedrow, N. Cavalancia, W. Wilson, R. Ference, P. Wislocky.
Middle Row-Mr. Ferri, W. Morocco, J. Chiappetta, A. Wisser, D. Divens, M. Ference, J. Kashawlic, P. Bermon, E. Zychowski,
S, Lacivlta, A. Krupar, L, Shawley, J, Grattius, L. Brown, J. Minto, R, Battle, J. Barsic, R. Sarbo, M. Franey, R. Rossetti, J,
Magiera, D. Wislocky, J. Barsic, D. Smith, R. Crookston, R. Mathias.
Top Row-P. Mathias, D. Cunningham, J. Simmo D, D
ns, raganac, L, Wanner, E, Matulia, D. Schrock, W, Garvis, M. Dent, J.
Johnson, M. Dilmore, C. Brown, G, Meager, R. Geiger, J. Karr, C. Knight.
N. Walko, J. Cimbora, J. Gotch, B. Kop-
The Traltord High School Band started oft the season
with a bang. They began practice sessions about a month
before school opened amid the moans and groans of all
Under the able and patient direction of Mr. Henry
Ferri, the band marched at all nine football games and the
Halloween Parade for which each member received a 35c
treat by courtesy ofthe fire department.
The band consists of 75 members and 4 color guards,
Joann Gotch, Judy Cimbora, Barbara Kopnitsky, and Na-
Mr. Ferri purchased 'IO new instruments and to defray
the expense of these instruments and to buy iackets 'For the
seniors, some band members sold refreshments at the Mid-
get Football Games, held a band concert and several bake
sales, and Gertrude Meager and her assistant, Dorothy Dra-
ganac, sold candy every day at lunch time.
The graduating members of the band are Gertrude
Meager, Joann Gotch and Lois Wanner.
We proudly contributed to county band Ronald Crooks-
ton, Joe Barsic and Robert Ference, Western District band-
Joe Barsic and Tom Davis, Junior High District Band-Roger
Battle, Robert Ference and Roger Sarbo.
MINSTREL-Standing: M. DiCesc1reg J. Wolko, L. Col-
angelop R. Peacock.
Kneeling: J. Hortzerp E. Krupcar.
Not present: J. Barsic.
CHORUS-Top Row: P. Wislocky, A. Paola, N, Walko, F. Mor row, M. Cardiff, Z. Yourcheck, J. Cimboro, A. Morocco, D. Trafi-
counfe, C. Brown, E. Radosh, G. Meager, M, Kleinhans, E. Smiihbower, R. Holland, D. Divens, J, Karr, C. Jenkins, N.
McKee, J. Cimprich, F. Geiger, G, Burkel, J, Coruso, E. Ya naso.
Middle Row: W. Daugherty, D. Smith, J. Barsic, B. Morocco, N. J, Bradley, F. Lefiler, D. Draganac, C, Zeravica, M, Schopp, E.
Valcourf, E. Mcxfulia, M. Barfakovich, R, Rosseiii, L. Shawley, B, Mikon, R. Dumm, C. Brown, L. Wanner, J. Simmons, P.
Neale, J. Meager, B. Petrina, C. Bussard, L, Vacarro, J. Lawrence, M. Sfakor, E. Krupar, M, Varsafsky.
Bottom Row: B. Bradley, A. Sowsak, D. Schrock, M. Cunningham, P, Kain, D. Czapor, V. Capels, D. Rishel, B. Vecchio, C.
Del Rosso, R. M. Racki, D. Wislocky, J. lovino, L. Veniuro, P, Morocco, R. Sonovick, J. lovino, M. Newman, L. Culliver, C.
Corncuck, M. A. Snopko, P. Carter.
The Girls Athletic Association began its
season by electing as olticers Eleanor Radosh
as President, Betty Vecchio as Vice President,
Joann Gotch as Secretary and Ruth Dumm as
Treasurer. The group is sponsored by Miss
The pick-up teams were made up of girls
from the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth
grades. The Sophomores were captains of
the basketball teams and the Juniors were
captains of the volleyball teams.
Awards were received on a point basis.
The Seniors who have earned enough points
received a iacket.
G. A. A.
Top Row: J. Lawrence, M. Stakor, J
Martino, G. Meager, C. Gornick, M
Merritts, M. Nunn, A. Paola, N. Wai-
ko, M. Cunningham, A. Morocco, T
Traficante, E. Rodosh, J. Gotch, R
Holland, M. Boyd, C. Jenkins, P. Er-
win, F. Geiger, J, Cimprich.
Middle Row: J. Meager, N. Bradley,
T. Leffler, C. Brown, M. Bartakovich,
L. Shawley, D. Draganac, J. Dumm,
B. Morrow, M. Cardiff, Z. Yourcheck,
L. Rist, B. Cavalancia, J. lovino, L.
Schrock, J. Cimbora, C. Zeravica, Pi
Wanner, V. Bonde, C. Bussard, D
Fundis, B. Kopnifsky.
Bottom Row: D. Rishel, B. Vecchio, C.
Del Rosso, P. Kain, J. Zentner, J.
lovino, D. Nigro, L. Venturo, P. Mo-
rocco, M. Newman, R. Sonovick, M,
Snopko, M, Schopp, E. Matulia, C.
Carnack, R. Dumm.
Matulia, M. Cardiff, R. Holland.
Capets, C. Del Rosso.
Under the supervision of Miss Irene
Daugherty the Home Nursing Class consisting
of nine Junior girls met Monday and Wednes-
day each week during the first semester. The
course was interesting to all of us. We dis-
cussed problems, answered questions, and re-
ceived training in administering first aid to a
person in need. The training is set up as a
'Fundamental course which will help many of
us in case of sickness in the home.
The course should be taken by many girls
because it is a very useful one.
Back Row: C. Bussard, M. Schopp, E
Front Row: E. Valcourt, J. Meager, V
Bottom Row: B. Vecchio, C. Del Rosso,
P. Kain, D. Nigro, D. Wislocky, L.
Venturo, P. Carter, M. Bartakovich,
M. Schopp, E. Matulia, R. Rossetti,
J. Meager, R. Bucar, B. Cavalancia.
Middle Row: F. Lettler, N. J. Bradley,
L. Shawley, P. Neale, V. Bonde, F.
Morrow, M. Cardiff, J. Cimbora, B.
Kopnitsky, P, Prines, L. Glasgow, .'.
Top Row: F. Geiger, P. Erwin, M. L.
Merritts, C. Gornick, J. Martino, A
Morocco, D. Traficante, M. Stakor,
F. H. A.
Top: M. Cunningham, A. Paola, N,
Walko, G. Meager, E. Smithbower,
N. Yanuzo, D. Cunningham, C. Jen-
kins, J, Lawrence, Z. Yourcheck, D.
Middle: C. Brown, R. Sonovick, M.
Newman, M. Snopko, L. Rist, M.
Bartakovich, P. Neale, D. Schrock,
P. Fundis, J. Cimboro, V, Bonde, J.
Martino, M. Nabuda, Mrs. Harris.
Bottom: D. Rishel, S. Graham, S.
Camp, V. Smith, R. M. Racki, D.
Nigro, P. Morocco, J. Magiera, R.
Rossetti, J. lovino, E. Valcourt, B.
The Commercial Club for 1953-1954 was
sponsored by Mr. D. A. Ruckle.
On Friday, February 5, 1954 the first
meeting was held. Patricia Prines, secretary
for 1952-1953, acted as temporary chairman.
The election results were as follows: Presi-
dent-Patricia Prines, Vice President--Joann
Gotch, Secretary-Patricia Kain, and Treas-
After a brief discussion it was decided
that on February 24, 1954 the annual Com-
mercial Club Party would be held. After the
party committees were appointed the meet-
To become a member of the club, you
must be at least a sophomore carrying two
or more commercial subjects.
The Future Homemakers of America have
had a very successful year. The officers are:
President B. Mikan, Vice President G. Meager,
Treasurer D. Schrock, and Scrapbook, J. Cim-
The F. H. A. bought a Silver Tea set and
a Candle Holder and Dish set of etched glass
for the Home Ec. Department.
Some of their activities were a tea with
F. H.A. members of Penn Township, tea and
cookies at Open House, and fudge sales at
Judy Cimbora the delegate from Trafford
F. H. A. attended the convention at Wilkes
Barre, April 2 and 3.
Ifage Mew J
At the beginning ofthe school term Mr. Robin-
son picked Barry Brickel, Ken Kinley, James Walko,
Roland Dobos, James Furimsky and Leonard Colan-
gelo for the Stage Crew.
The iob ot the Stage Crew is to put up chairs
for assembly, take care of the stage, and also do
odd jobs that have to be done such as putting up
the bleachers for basketball season, painting the
props for the Junior Class play, and working the
spot light for the minstrel. The Stage Crew also held
a few dances and with the money received they
took a day oft school and went to Pittsburgh. While
in Pittsburgh they saw a movie and also ate dinner.
The boys on the Stage Crew would like to thank
John Vuick, Don Hopkins, Edward Cigich and An-
thony Zigarovich for helping to put up chairs a few
Standing-J. Walko, B. Brickel.
Stooping-R. Dobos, K. Kindley.
Rest Assurecl, the Junior Class play presented December 2 and 3,
was a most enioyable comedy. Robert Scales and Bob Peacock who
1,Ly1,i0r 3355 ably portrayed Morlock and Luigi, were supported by Maureen Cardiff,
Donna Divens, Pat Kain, Carole Carnack, Carol Buzzard, Anthony Zig-
arovich, Bardo Galloro, Betty and Jimmie Vecchio, Elaine Valcourt,
way Bernadine Milcan, Veronica Capets, Margie Schopp, Clara DelRosso,
Joann Meager, and Eileen Matulia.
JUNIOR PLAY CAST '
Top Row-B. Mikan, M. Cardiff, A. Zigarovich, K. Schneider, D, Divens, N, McKee, R. Holland.
Middle Row-E. Valcourt, E, Krupar, B. Peacock, J. Meager, M. Schopp, E. Matulia, C. Bussard.
Bottom Row-C. Carnack, R. Scales, J. Vecchio, C. Del Rosso, B. Vecchio, V. Capets, P. Kain.
Mr. Carnack, Mr. Schrock, Mr.
During the 1953-54 school term, Trafford
High School received a 1953 Pontiac, for driv-
ing classes. Mr. Schrock is the instructor of the
dual control car.
Each year there are between 25 and 30
students who complete the driving course.
This course includes actual driving in all kinds
of weather and regular indoor classes.
ln November we had two repre:entatives
from the Atlantic Company giving our stu-
dents the Atlantic Driving Test. This test for
both students and teachers, was given to point
out the kind of driving habits they have. After
the tests were completed, two students Pat
Prines and John Vuick were chosen to demon-
strate to the student body the reaction time
and the breaking distance of a car in case of
Left to Right-E. Kupar, Mr, Mof-
fet, J. Barsic, Mr. Pastors, C.
Eff? Jane lzfrina
n Boyko, Norma
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This typing class consisting of Juniors, is
under the instruction of Mr. Ruckle. This typ-
ing course is available to any Sophomore or
Junior who wishes to take it. In the typing
department there are 30 typewriters.
This is the only course in Trafford High
School where you have music while you work.
Third Row: B. Vecchio.
Second Row: A. Morocco, F. Morrow, E. Matulia, M. Cardiff,
First Row: C. Del Rosso, L. Glasgow, J. Meager,
This year there is a big improvement in
the art department of our school, because of
Miss Comfort. In the picture she is showing
her pupils some important factors about art.
Miss Comfort is also the teacher of art in the
elementary building as well as the high school.
Miss Comfort, D. Szymd, W. Galore.
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The grade school students, as shown in
this picture, have the privilege of watching
educational movies in the high school audi-
This year, education as far as visual-aids
are concerned is more popular than in pre-
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This seventh grade English class is hard
at work under the instruction of Mr. Kenyon.
They look very studious, but knowing the
seventh grade we wonder! Maybe it will
prove something to their parents.
English Class Shot-Mr. Kenyon's 7th Grade
niece! me A
By the courtesy ot the Lions Club of
Trafford, Trattord Schools received a Tele-
binocular eye testing machine last year.
This has been especially useful in testing
Driver Training students and those pupils
whose vision showed some weakness.
Eugene Yanaso, Mr. Clyde R. Schrock
This picture was taken in the living-
sewing room of the Home Ec. Department.
ln,the foreground of the picture is
hostess Bernadine Mikan with the new
Silver Tea set purchased by the F. H. A. for
the Home Ec. Department.
Standing: Sydney Graham, Patty Morocco, Bernadine
Seated: Gertrude Meager
ln this picture John Venturo, a senior,
is working on his project which is a table.
Mr. Siegel is supervisor in the wood-
working shop, which is well equipped with
up-to-date machinery. The boys have a
great opportunity to get a start in car-
V. Capets, Mr. Siegel, J. Venturo
In this picture you see a part of the
working staff of our school paper, the
Tomahawk. As you can see it takes a
lot of work and patience to get the Toma-
hawk out on time.
The bi-monthly publication won fourth
place tor mimeographed school papers in
M. Dent, G. Kurtz, L. Wanner, l.. Colangelo, J. lovino,
P. Prines, J. Walko, D. Czapor
endow 6555 pfay
Standing: J. Gotch, K, Kinley, M. DiCesare, C. Jones, L. Colan gelo, C. Gornick, G. Meager, P. Erwin, B. Petrina.
Kneeling: J. Hartzer, D. Wislocky, J. lovino, J, Zentner, E. Radosh, R, Bucar, D. Czapor, L, Vaccaro.
"Take Your Medicine" the Senior Class
Play for 1954 was held on March ll.
On February l and 2, tryouts were held
which proved the Senior Class was full of tal-
ent. On February 3, the cast was posted and
each character proceeded to study his part.
The characters were Henry K. Dodson-
Leonard Colangelo, president and stock holder
of a large bank, Angela Warren-Betty Jane
Petrina, Mr. Dodson's niece, Dr. William Jack-
son-Charles Jones, Angela's fiance, Miss
Holt-Caroline Gornick, head nurse at the
hospital, Patricia Pryor-Rose Bucar, pretty
and attractive nurse, Dorothy Carleton fDot-
tiej-Janet Iovinop Charlotte Nelson CLottiej-
Dolores Czapor, cute pert little nurses, Jack
Benson-Kenneth Kinley, an orderly, Jona-
than Puckett-John Hartzer, a patient, Miss
Cordelia Puckett-Gertrude Meager, Jona-
than's older sister, Miss Dovie Finkledink CTur-
tle Dovej-Loretta Vaccaro, a fixy old maid,
Dodie Blake-Dot Wisloclcy, an undergradu-
ate nursep a middle aged woman-Patty Er-
win, meddlesome little girl-Eleanor Rodoshg
two odd-looking old maids-Joann Gotch
and Joan Zentnerp Mr. Hoofendyke, a de-
mented patient-Mike DiCesare.
lf you saw it, you will agree with us that
there wasn't a dull moment, a single unneces-
sary line, or a serious scene in the entire play.
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Standing: B. Petrina, E. Krcelic, L. Colangelo, J. Walko, B. Brickel, K. Kinley, J. Furimsky, J. Frydrych,
Seated: Dot. Fedor, L. Wanner, D. Wislocky, R. Bucar, D. Czapor, G. Meager, P. Prines, Dol, Fedor
Betty Jane Petrina
Lois Wa nner
Other sports-Bob Mathias
Clubs and Activities
Top Row: Hikers roosiy Prefzel's school patrol: Irish lolssieg Buss me
Second Row: Bussecl.
Third Row: Mop topg Hisfory student: Saul-sack: Silly Sophs.
Boffomc Suburbcmiiesy Leaning posh Mysiery Girl.
With the departure of Coach Mel Eremic
and assistant coach Thomas Heaps for Florida,
Trafford welcomed to its doors two new
coaches for the year of 1953. Don Karanovich,
o native of North Huntingdon, and a gradu-
ate of the University of Pittsburgh, took over
coaching honors, and Bob Teitt, a native of
Trafford, acted as assistant coach. Together,
they hoped to bring new life to Trafford by
showing their coaching talents on the gridiron.
After a month of practice the Tomahawks
looked forward to their season opener at North
Huntingdon. North Huntingdon started their
attack early by setting up a six point lead in
the first quarter. The Tomahawks, fighting
hard, tried to put a stop to this attack, but it
seemed, somehow, that the mighty warriors
of North Huntingdon just couldn't be stopped.
Final score: North Huntingdon 13, Trafford 0.
With the loss of one battle in their minds,
and the thought of victory in their hearts, the
Trafford eleven attacked at Ligonier. Although
the battle was long and tough, the Toma-
hawks' minds were put at ease when the first
touchdown was scored. They came up with
the scalp which put a different view on things
for the future. Score: Trafford 13, Ligonier 0.
Battles of the past have proved our next
opponents worthy of the name, the East Mc-
Keesport Rams. The blood thirsty Rams struck
first but it wasn't long before our boys made
them feel the mighty sting from their toma-
hawks. However, the Rams of East McKees-
port seemed to find our weakness and kept
striking it, finally gaining a well deserved vic-
tory. The final score was East McKeesport 18,
Our next encounter was with West New-
ton, which brought us the hope of another vic-
tory. These hopes looked good and stayed
good as our mighty warriors Horanic, McCoy,
Brickel, and Dobos, led the Tomahawks to
their second victory. The final score was Traf-
ford 13, West Newton 7.
With the taste of battle in their mouths,
our warriors waited for the challenging tribe
from St. Vincent Prep and descended upon
them with great force to take revenge against
last year's defeat. Again our warriors Horanic,
McCoy, and Brickel, brought victory to our
wigwams. Hanging up their scalp made the
third victory in the five games played. The
score ended with Trafford 13, St. Vincent O.
Then our Tomahawks travelled a bit to
meet the Indians of Penn Township. ln this
game our warriors got off to a fast start which
starred Joe Frydrych in the opening minutes
of play as he ran for a touchdown to draw first
scoring. Also starring in this game were Hor-
anic, Dobos, and McCoy who helped bring
back another scalp for our increasing collec-
tion. Scalps: Trafford 19, Penn Township 13.
This game also caused iniuries to Joe Frydrych
and Larry McCoy.
With the season rapidly closing, the Rob-
bits of Rankin came to pit their talents against
ours. After last year's defeat, the Rabbits
wasted no time in getting started to hand us
our third defeat of the season. The final score
read Rankin 6, Trafford 0.
The Tomahawks then decided they should
travel to Derry Boro to match their talents with
those of the Derry Rams. This battle caused in-
jury to Larry McCoy who suffered a rib frac-
ture, but wholeheartedly kept up his good
work by staying in the game. This game also
was sparked by Joe Frydrych who made most
of the defensive stops. Also starring were Do-
bos, Horanic, and Brickel in the offensive de-
partment, these boys handed Derry Boro their
defeat and placed another scalp in our collec-
tion. Final score was Trafford 13, Derry Boro 7.
The warring season ended with the
mighty warriors challenging Pitcairn in an ef-
fort to keep the victory bell which they had re-
tained last year. The people on this day were
to witness one of the most exciting rival battles
in all this valley's history. The teams were in
top form for this game and both Pitcairn and
Trafford were out to "Get that Bell."
Although Trafford was bothered with in-
iuries during the whole season, they still
wanted to get a crack at Pitcairn no matter
what the cost was. Thus our braves entered
battle. Through the bitter cold our warriors
fought but there seemed to be no chance for
them to score. Standout tasks were performed
by McCoy, Horanic, Dobos, and Brickel. How-
ever, this still wasn't enough to stop the pow-
erful eleven of Pitcairn and they went on to
take the victory and regain the victory bell
which had stood in Trafford High School dur-
ing the previous year. The final score was
Pitcairn 26, Trafford 0.
The closing of the 1953 season also
brought to a close the many heartaches and
happinesses for Seniors who will not be return-
ing next year. These team mates are: Mike
DiCesare, who didn't see any action because
of a heart ailment, Joe Frydrych, Barry Brickel,
Jim Furimsky, Roland Dobos, Denny Robinson,
Kenny Kinley, Don Hopkins, and John Hartzer,
who also didn't see action because of a rup-
ture. So to these boys we tip our hats, bid them
farewell, and wish them lots of luck.
Trafford North Huntingdon
Trafford Ligonier ......,.,.,,....
East McKeesport ..
West Newton ......
St. Vincent Prep.
Penn Township ..
Trafford Rankin ,.,...............
TI'Uff0l'Cl Derry Boro ......
Trafford Pitcairn ....
Standing Mr Trembath, J. Culliver, L, Colangelo, S. Zimmerman, E. Cigich, Mr. Karanovich.
Kneeling E Krupar A. Zigarovich, R. Mathias, J. Furimsky, D. Robinson, B. Brickel, A. Sawsak.
Trafford Opp. Trafford Opp
Irwin .--.-.,.-- ----- 6 4 69 ...... Evans City .......
Penn Township 57 51 ..... Pitcairn ............
West Newton " 55 60 . East Pittsburgh
Latrobe .,,,... 65 42 Penn Township
East Huntington 40 59 H East MCKeeS on
Export .,,..,....,.,. 68 ""' d p
Alumni ,.,.,....... 58 49 """ Edgewoo """"
Kodets ullulunbvluu 37 66 . .. Evans City ...,. ,.
EUS, MCKeeSport 51 63 .,... W.P.l.D. .......... .
Edgewgod ,,.,-.,- ..... PLTCCILYTI ..,.....,,,.
Export .,..... .. .. 57 60 ,..,, East Pittsburgh
W. P. I. A. L.
Sewickley Township ..... 42
,Irwin .,.,...................,..,... 58
The Trafford High School basketball quintet completed
the '53-'54 season with an impressive eighteen wins and
three losses and the copping of the Section XVI title. This
fine basketball team was the second in the history of the
school to win a section title.
Coach Dick Trembath, who is retiring from coaching
this year, won his second section title in his six years as
head coach of Trafford High.
The starting lineup for the Tomahawks, one of the
tallest teams in Class B, was Bob Mathias, Barry Brickel,
Anthony Zigarovich, Dennis Robinson and Jim Furimsky.
The substitutes consisted of Leonard Colangelo, Tom Zim-
merman, Jim Culliver and Eddie Cigich, The only returning
regulars from last year's team were Bob Mathias and Jim
The Trafford squad opened the '53-'54 season by losing
to the Irwin Knights in an exhibition game at Irwin. The
team looked very impressive as they were playing together
for the first time and also against the state champs.
The next game they found themselves pitted against
Penn Township whom they defeated easily. West Newton
was next on the schedule and the Tomahawks defeated
them after a very tight game. lt was in this contest that
Bob Mathias broke his old school record set last year, 37
points against Edgewood, by scoring 40 points.
Traveling to Latrobe for their next encounter the Toma-
hawks came from behind to defeat their class A opponents
66-65 in the last ten seconds of play. This was the second
year in succession that the Tomahawks had defeated La-
trobe by one point.
East Huntington was next for the red hot Traifordians
and didn't stand a chance when Trafford held a twenty
point lead at halftime and held about the same margin
through the second half. The Tomahawks then won a
close one at Export by a slim two points. This game was
very close because both teams had given everything they
possibly could in the first half in an attempt to gain a
During the Christmas Holidays the Tomahawks didn't
have much rest, they had their annual game with the Alum-
ni and defeated them. The following week the Kadets
tried to end the winning streak of the varsity five, but
could not muster enough to quite do the trick.
On January 5, the Tomahawks opened the Section XVI
season by defeating the East McKeesport Rams by five
points in a hotly contested game on TraFford's court.
The Trafford five next visited the Edgewood five and
nearly met disaster. The Tomahawks pulled the game out
of the fire in an overtime when one of the substitutions,
Tom Zimmerman, made a set shot with ten seconds to go
to win the game.
Trafford played host to Export in an exhibition game
because Zelienople had dropped out of the W.P.I.A.L. This
time the Tomahawks did not have it as rough as in their
Next on TraFford's long line of victims was Evans City,
the new entry to Section XVI. Although Trafford beat them
badly, Evans City held a twelve point lead at halftime.
The rivalry between Trafford and Pitcairn was re-
newed in the fourth league game in the Section. Pitcoirn's
strategy was to hold down Bob Mathias who was aver-
aging close to twenty-nine points a game. They succeeded
in limiting him to fifteen points but in the process lost the
The Tomahawks now leading the section with only
East Pittsburgh remaining to be played in the first round,
iourneyed to the Shamrock court and defeated them easily.
This win was Traf'forcl's thirteenth in succession but
was as high as it went. Penn Township out for revenge,
outlasted the Tomahawks to hand them their second de-
feat of the season by a slim one point margin.
With the second round of section play resuming, the
Trafford quintet visited the East McKeesport Rams and
turned them back for the second time by a slightly larger
margin than in their first meeting.
lt was now Edgewood's turn to visit at Trafford, but
as in their previous meeting the Tomahawks turned them
back to gain their seventh Section XVI league win.
The hottest game of the season was next for the Toma-
hawks who traveled to Evans City, where an inspired team
almost handed Trafford their first defeat. With only a
minute to play the Evans City tive had the Tomahawks by
three points, but Trafford was not to be counted out of this
game, they not only overcame the deficit, but went on to
win by three points.
Again playing an exhibition game the Tomahawks
easily defeated W.P.l.D. to gain their seventeenth win of
Trafford next journeyed to Pitcairn, the only team in
the section which could overtake them. Pitcairn avenging
an earlier defeat at the hands of Trafford, gave the Toma-
hawks their first league defeat by a slirn two point margin.
Trafford and Pitcairn were now tied for the section
honors with Pitcairn having Evans City remaining on their
schedule and Trafford having East Pittsburgh.
Pitcairn now had to beat Evans City, this, however,
did not come about as they were turned back by an in-
spired Evans City team by one point.
This gave Trafford first place honors with only East
Pittsburgh standing between them and Trafford's second
Section Crown. East Pittsburgh playing probably one of
their best games of the season gave the Tomahawks a good
game but did not have what it took as the Tomahawks de-
feated them by sixteen points.
The season scoring showed the Tomahawks average
per game was fifty-eight to their opponents fifty-two.
The individual scores showed Bob Mathias with 536
points, Barry Brickel 230 points, Anthony Zigarovich T70
points, Dennis Robinson 'Iii points, Jim Furimsky 63 points,
Leonard Colangelo 36 points, Tom Zimmerman 23, points
and Eddie Cigich 3 points.
The graduating members of the squad are Bob Mathias,
Barry Brickel, Dennis Robinson, Jim Furimsky and Leonard
Returning next year are Anthony Zigarovich, Tom Zim.
merman, Eddie Cigich and Jim Culliver.
W. P. I. A. L.
The Trafford Tomahawks made a fine showing in the
W. P. I. A. L. Class B Tournament defeating Sewickley Town-
ship Section i7 champs 45-42 at Wilkinsburg High School.
Their next encounter was with Irwin at the McKeesport Vo-
cational School. Unfortunately the Tomahawks lost to
Irwin 58-40 although leading by eight points at halftime.
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Standing: Mr. Karanovich, J. Culliver, J, Petrichko, R, Twardowski, S, Zimmerman, E. Mandich, W. Morocco J Barsrc
Kneeling: N. Cavalancia, R. Peacock, B. Bradley, E. Cigich, J. Schopp, C. Zigarovich,
The Trafford Junior Varsity had a very
impressive '53-'54 basketball season winning
eleven games and dropping eight.
Under the able coaching of Mr. Karano-
vich in his initial basketball coaching year,
the J.V.'s improved with each game. This
squad, which will be next year's varsity, con-
sisted of Jim Culliver, Tom Zimmerman, Eddie
Cigich, Carl Zigarovich, Bob Peacock, and
John Petrichko. The second team was com-
posed of Bruce Bradley, John Mikan, Eddie
Mandich, Joe Schopp, Bill Stutz, Joe Barsic,
and Bill Morocco.
JUNIOR VARSITY SCORES
lrwin , ..,.... .,
West Newton ..
Evans City ,....
Pitcairn ,..,..... ..
Evans City ...,.
W.P.l.D. .,... ,
Back Row: Mr. Siegel, R, Petrichko, K. Mathias,,W. Daugherty, W. Gastowski, M. Varsafsky, S. Pleckc.
Front Row: J. Vaccaro, W. Lawson, B. Wilson, D. Cardiff, J. Marcoz, J. Ruffo.
Kneeling: E. Cigich, E. Horanic.
The Trafford Junior High School, under
the coaching of Mr. Ray Seigel, had a very
fine season, winning eight and losing seven
games. Although they lost seven games they
were playing against larger schools and
teams with more experience.
The starting team consisted of Kenneth
Mathias, Martin Varsafsky, Bill Daugherty,
John Vaccaro, and Walter Lawson. Kenny
Matulia, Wayne Mikach and Joe Ruffo were
the chief substitutes. This team ended the
regular season in a sectional tie with Wilmer-
ding, but lost it in the playoff game by a score
The TraFFord Junior High had previously
defeated Wilmerding twice, but when they
really needed the win to cinch their section,
they lost a very close game to the Wilmerding
High scorers of the season were Ken
Mathias, Martin Varsafsky and John Vaccaro
with 203, I22, and I2'I points respectively?
The other scorers on the team were Daugh-
erty, Lawson, Matulia, and Mikan with 45,
33, 20, I4 points respectively.
J UNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
30 ........ .... N orth Huntingdon .,.,,,.,.... 39
40 ,..... ...,. I rwin ,,....,,,.....,,...., ....... 4 2
33 ...,. .,.... I rwin .. ....,....,,.,....,... ..,.... 4 9
46 ,... .... N orth Huntingdon .,.......,.,. 33
50 ..... ..... J unior Varsity ....... ,..... 4 4
29 ..,... ..,.. W ilmerding ..... ...,.. 2 8
36 ..... .... F orest Hills ..,........ ,.,.,. 2 8
40 ...... ...., N orth Versailles ....... ...., 4 4
33 ...... ...... E ast McKeesport ...... ....... 'I 8
32 ...,. ,.... S outh Greensburg ..........,.. 59
45 ,..,.. ..,.. W ilmerding .........., ,,,... 4 2
34 ..... ...,. F orest Hills .....,.. ...,.. 3 7
33 .,,.. ..... N orth Versailles ,..... ,,.... 2 7
45 .,... ..... E ast McKeesport ..,,,. ,,.... 3 O
27 ,...... ,.... W ilmerding ,.,..... ...... 3 5
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Mrs. E. J. McCusker Miss Belly J. Marshall Mr. Walfer Bouve Mrs. A. B. Cornack Miss Regina Mazich
Mrs. Dolores Fiizwafer Miss Thelma Smiihburger Miss Annu O'Connor Mrs. Russel Robinson Miss Phyllis Widmyer
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ALTMAN'S FEED STORES INC.
MISS MARY ELIZABETH BIERER
MR. AND MRS. A. B. CARNACK
DOROTHY'S BEAUTY SALON
MR. AND MRS. HENRY FERRI
DR. G. E. HUNKER
MR. LOUIS JENETS
MR. AND MRS. C. E. LLOYD
MR. AND MRS. C. V. LLOYD
DR. FRANK MOTTOLA
PEGGY AND MIKE'S BAR
PEGGY'S BEAUTY SHOP
DR. AND MRS. J. S. POGUE
DR. CATHERINE PUCIC
MR. R. L. ROBINSON
DR. F. K. SNYDER
TRAFFORD CLEANING COMPANY
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THAT PROTECT YOU
You can be sure your garments are fully
protected and insured against expensive
moth damage when they are mothproofed
along with our fine cleaning. Jgrwgazzr
Every woolen garment treated with CLEANING
USano is insured against moth damage
for six months at no extra cost.
THIS SHIELD PROTECTS YOU
TRY US TODAY
LOUIS B. NIGRO, Prop.
TAILORS 8. DRY CLEANING COMPANY
512 Ccuvitt Ave. Phone Trafford 'I254
KOON 81 SON
General Sheet Metal, Heating, Roofing
and Air Conditioning
RAYMOND H. KOON
EAST PITTSBURGH, PA.
3rd St. Extension Irwin
Phone: Res. Traftorcl 745-J
Walter J. Yenny
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
TRANSFER 8x STORAGE Saturday, May 22, 1954
LOCAL 81 LONG DISTANCE MOVING
PACKING - STORAGE
ALLIED VAN LINES, INC.
L . . SCHOOLS PICNIC
argest Nation-wide Movers
P. O. Box 59 528 Fairmont Ave.
Route 30 Tmgord' Pc' "The Nation's Greatest Picnic Park'
E. McKeesport, Pa. Tel. Traf. 1161
Tel. Va. 4-2720
ROSENDAHL'S JEWELRY STORE
Highest Quality at
217 Main Street Irwin, Po.
IRWIN MOTOR SALES
Moin Street ut Sixth Street
S. Ference, Prop. Phone Irwin I9
MARKO GODICH CO.
WHOLESALE BEER DISTRIBUTOR
We Con Supply Your Favorite Brand
For Prompt Service Call Us -- Troftord 519
205 Brinton Avenue Trafford, Pa.
HARLlCH'S DRUG STORE
ED CAPETS CGNSTRUCTIGN
CONCRETE, BRICK, BLOCK
General Repairs and Remodeling
Chimney Repairs a Specialty
315 Fifth Street Trafford, Pa.
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Wilkinsburg Turtle Creek
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CAFE AND BAR
Phone Tra'FFord 9464
327 Brinton Avenue
Props., Vic and Mike Mcxstrianni
JAMES DE FRANK
BEER and POP
Phone Trafford 526-J
'Iii First Street Trafford, Po
General Body 81
Repair Fender Work
VACCARO BROS. GARAGE
202 Cavitt Avenue
Phone Trafford - 140 Moss Side Blvd.
Phone Pitcairn 9402
TUXEDOS FOR HIRE
TUXEDOS DNNER JACKETS
WALL AVE. CLEANERS HI-WAY TUX SHOP
'I24 Wall Ave. Lincoln Hwy. - Rt. 30
WALL, PA. T mile eost of E. McKp.
Appointments Q1 your convenlence
PEGPLE'S UNION BANK
JAMES LACIVITA D' RINALDUS
Cleaning and Pressing New Shoes for Men and Boys
First Closs Shoe Repairing and Shining
Dress Suits for Rent
Shoe Supplies of AII Kinds
422 Coviit Avenue Trafford, Pa.
514 Covitf Avenue Trc1fTord, Po
Phone Trafford 1193-J Phone H7-J
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CLYDE R. SCHROCK
407 Fairmont Ave. Trafford P
FARM BUREAU MUTUAL
MIKAN MoToR COMPANY
P O N T I A C
sales and service
Seventh Street and Forest Avenue Trafford, Pen
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418 C A
ITALIAN AND DOMESTIC
315 Cavitt Avenue
BOB KALANJA, Prop.
A Home Owned Store
PRIME MEATS - FROZEN FOODS
221 Cavitt Ave. TraFFord, Pa.
We Aim to Please.
JOHN E. PRAISNER
436 Brinton Avenue
TraFFord's Newest Restaurant
Home Cooked Meals to take out
Banquets, Parties, Weddings
221 Cavitt Ave. Trafford, P
THE TRAFFORD LIONS
W. D. NEIL
H. SMOLA, Sec.
N. WITMAN, Pres
PINK AND BLUE SHOP
Under New Management
LADIES' 8. CHILDREN'S WEAR
TOYS OUR SPECIALTY
Colvitt Avenue Trafford, Pu
Phone TrcnfTord 816
TRAFFORD MOTOR COMPANY
YOUR CHRYSLER AND PLYMOUTH DEALER
Soles ond Service
Phone 237 501 Duquesne Ave
J. F. SCHNEIDER, Prop.
DOM AND APEY'S BAR
Corner of Fourth 8. Brinton
DOM'S BARBER SHOP
We Specialize in Scalp Treatment
Hair Cutting - -Massages Given
"TeII 'em where you got it"
DOM and JIM
Sales and Service
407 Oak Street Irwin, Pa
FIRE, BOND, CASUALTY,
3I5V2 Fifth Street
Phone Trafford 851
CHARLEY AND MARIE'S
Meats, Groceries, Frozen Foods
Some People Claim They Hove
the Best Foods. We Don't, We Sell
CHARLES MIGITISH, Prop.
5th ond Fairmont Avertue Phone 409
CELLICH Si SONS
LEROY J. PAHEL
Wallpaper 8K Paints
Quaker Rugs - Hall Carpets -
Toys the Whole Year Round
484 Second Street
Pitcairn, Pa. Phone 356
RADIO 8i TELEVISION
Sales and Services
FOR ALL APPLIANCES
437 Cavitt Avenue Trafford, Penna
J. Si W. FLORAL
SHOPPE 8i GREENHOUSE
"When Its Flowers, Say It With Ours."
213 Fairmont Avenue
We Specialize in
Weddings, Corsages, Funerals
and Dish Gardens
JAMES BRUNO WALTER PIENIADZ
FOR BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS
Corsages ancl Floral Arrangements
Of All Kinds
829 Linden Ave. East Pittsburgh, Pa
Valley 3-4020 8i 3-4021
SPORTING GOODS M- FRIEDBERG
Team Oufflfling OUP' Spf-ECICIIIY Cigars, Tobaccos and Confections
Baseball - Soffbcll Coca-Cola DaggeM's Chocolaies
Foofball - Bclskelbclll Reymer's Blend Reymer's Chocolates
716-718 Clay Avenue
710 Fifth Avenue McKeespor1, Po.
Phone 2-7182 JEANNETTE, PA. PHONE 73
RUTTER BROS. TROVYIS
BUILDERS SUPPLIES FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
READY MIX CONCRETE
TURTLE CREEK, PA- 310 Fairmont Avenue Traiord, Pa.
Valley 4-1500 Bran. 1-3377 Phone 440
Prop., FRANK CARUSO
We Give S81 H Green Stamps
Brinton Avenue Phone Traflford 9784
SERRO MO-PAR SALES
DODGE - PLYMOUTH
Sales - Service
Lincoln Highway Irwin 274
OK USED CARS
Turtle Creek Phone Valley 3-5900
638 Braddock Avenue
As you leave the hilltop of learning to enter upon
the work of your life, we wish you success in whatever
voration you seleft.
Wherzever this bank can help you in financial or
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IRWIN SAVINGS 8s TRUST CO
"Your Friendly Bank"
Member of F. I. D. C.
WEYANDT DRUG COMPANY
435 CAVITT AVE. TRAFFORD, PA
"Service For The Sick"
F r e e D e I i v e r y
ot the Crossroads
A. C. SCALES
Moss Side Blvd. 81 Pitcairn Road
"FLOWERS OF DlSTlNCTlON"
'lll Westinghouse Avenue
WM. PENN TAVERN
Smartest Night Club in
Banquets and Parties
THE JACKTOWN HOTEL
Noted for good food for over
one hundred years.
Two miles west of
Phone Irwin 2444
817 Braddock Avenue
EAST PITTSBURGH, PA.
Diamonds - Watches - Silverware
421 C A T H cl P
Ph T H d 421
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SUPERICR DRY CLEANING
414 Coviff Avenue Trqffordl Pg
Phone Trafford 9782
YUUR MONEY BACK
IF You DoN'T AGREE
MAKES YOUR GARMENT
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TRAFFORD VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
TRAFFORD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
We invite all Senior boys to io
g ation after graduation
Your ring salesman
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"H P fits Best Who Serve B 1"
LODGE ST.-VID 541 of
CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION
J 81 P BOWLING ALLEYS
JIM KLINE, Mgr.
For League Reservations and Private or Church Practice
Call Trafford 9425 or 2086 R
OPEN SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT 1:30 P. M.
Special Rates for School Leagues
235 Cavitt Avenue Trafford, Pa
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Depression 1907 - - - Relocating street car line between Trafford and Pitcairn
Standing-Gabriel Martino, Joe Nabucla, Curtis McCutcheon, Robert Hirsch, John Rabo.
Driver and owner of team-James Hird, fsitting-driver's seatj
Football: First Team 1908. Back row-1, Lynn Simler, 2. C. V. Lloyd, 3. ? 4. Ed Corl, 5. G. Gleason,
6. John Burroughs, 7. Walter Jones, 8. Jack McCutcheon, 9. Russell Fulton, 10. Harry Gethen, Mgr.
Front--1. Bob McCutcheon, 2. Robert Bolam, 3. Al Jones, 4. Max Fulton, 5. Frank Briney, 6. ?
7. Norman Bolam.
Early School Group. Back Row-1. ? Booth, 2. Elsie Colangelo, 3. Sarah Ament, 4. Hilda Geary Cd.J,
5. Mae Widen, 6. Cozette Grable, 7. Hazel Smola, 8. Eva Ferrari, 9. Louella Schaffer, 10. Pauline Carver,
11. Linda Peduzzi Cd.J, 12. Mary Blystone, 13. Adeline Lorenz.
Row 3-1. ? 2. Anne Mikan, 3. Mildred Carlson, 4 ? Lawrence, 5, Ethel Cashdollar, 6 ? 7. ? 8. Valerie
Krogowsky, 9 ? 10. ? 11. ? 12, Mabel Schaffer Cdl, 13. Henry Norton.
Row 2-1. Joseph Flack, 2. ? 3. Thomas McHugh, 4. Lester Simmons, 5. ? Mathias, 6. ? 7. Oscar
Smith, 8. Harry Kuchta, 9. Louis Potocnik, 10. William Pearce, 11. Wilbur Judge, 12. ? Diemert, 13. Kenneth
Simmons, 14. Thomas Gorman.
Row 1-1. '? Baird, 2. lggie Bugiski, 3. Miller Pillar, 4. Walter Symonowski, 5. Steve Nabuda, 6. Curl
Anderson, 7. Dan Vuick, 8. ? 9. Ralph Patsy, 10. Albert George, 11. Edward Kelly, 12. Verner Lloyd.
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