Tulpehocken High School - Yearbook (Bernville, PA)

 - Class of 1955

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In 1952 the ele- mentary building you see above was opened for use. In 1954 the present school system was organized. Now we are known as the Penn-Bernville Center of the Tulpehocken Area Joint School System. This system is comprised of Bethel Township, Jefferson Township, Penn-Bernville Union, and the Tulpehocken Township school districts. Included in the responsibilities of the Board, which meets the second Thursday of the month, are the planning of the school program for the entire system and the exe- cuting of the administrative powers of the Jointure. The odicers, one of whom represents each district, are: president, George R. Spannuth, Bethel Township, vice-president, Alvin J. Knoll, Tulpehocken Township, secretary, Mrs. Mae R. Streaker, Penn-Bernville Union 5 and treasurer, Floyd L. Koenig, Jefferson Township. Also attending the Joint Board meetings are representatives of the Office of the Coun- ty Superintendent of Schools of Berks County as well as Harry E. 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We have adopted the titles of some of our favorite programs and through them on our own P-BHS-TV, Channel 83, you will View the pupils, in classes, activities, and sports programs, building foundations which will contribute to their success in the future. Just as a television set frequently depicts the past, so we trust that the PENNANT will bring back pleasant memories at Penn-Bernville High School. 'ki'ir'k'k 1954 PENNANT Award First Place Certificate Columbia Scholastic Press Association Columbia University New York City, New York Two libeckcafion i l Mr. George M. Sell The nature of this volume of the PENNANT calls for a dedicatee who repre- sents the ideals of this publication, which attempts to portray mainly intimacy, frankness, simplicity, and practicality. Truly typical of the spirit which prevails in the classroom and of the spirit which this, the scientific PENNANT, endeavors to convey is our respected teacher and genial friend, Mr. George M. Sell, instructor of science and mathematics. In three brief years he has taught his pupils the value of self-respect and respect for others as Well. His pupils will never forget the inter- esting projects they undertook With his guidance. To him this 1955 PENNANT is sincerely dedicated. Three ZLL of Confenffi THE GUIDING LIGHT ......... Hall of Fame Talent Scouts You and Your Health Five Minutes More SEARCH FOR TOMORROW ......A Agricultural Course Commercial Course Arts Driver Education Homemaking Languages Mathematics Physical Education Science Social Studies THIS IS YOUR LIFE .............,.... The Big Payoff Dragnet Toast of the Town Banolstancl Arthur Godfrey and His Friends My Little Margie Hopalong Cassidy Disneyland Roy Rogers Superman Lassie Rin Tin Tin HOBBY TIME ............,....,..,i......,................. SCHOOL SERVICE CLUBS Student Council Audio-Visual Club Library Club Music: Bands: Senior, Junior, Dance Choruses: Senior, Junior PENNANT PENN-GUIN Safety Patrol Sports Booster Club RECREATION and VOCATION CLUBS Audubon Club Future Farmers of America Home Economics Club Q Red Cross Club SPORTS 1 ANGLES ........ .........,..,................ ,......... Soccer ' Basketball B aseball Girls' Sports OUR HIT PARADE ....,.. May Day . A Dances Outstanding Events Four Page 5 Page 13 Page 25 Page 45 Page 55 Page 63 .--K.aSi'5 4 me . -iff- i"ff'iJ " I W- ...aea ff v. ., . fpmfff. T7 . ..1,f.mf.---'."'-1.6-215'.J-F1-12' 1 . - . . 3- -.,..- A Y ,,, Q.,-R., 4 ....tf... e- ,. nf. - . P-,,,,,AL.-1.5 . . U M, --3,7 .1"..i4..x- ' ' ' ' - V' Q ' ' 5",.11--L f ' ,fr . ' 1Lf- .. ' ' ' ' 1' 'F - . ,gt-4. T 4,21 S-an 41.g"" ". llhh 2. " ,:..2. -V 2 3, 5, -,. ' .,.-' ,. .,,. . I 5 - -G .A A, 'A'-'-R.. P 1:-P . , , -4 5.2, .9245- M -.- in D .WWA '-f " LJ 1 "fa'f-ia--P ' " - I .,j1 -' ,,:f'-gai' . 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Rohrbach, Mrs. Mae Streaker, George Spannuth, Floyd Koenig, Harry Ebling, Eugene Sweigart, Rev. Frank Ruth Standing: Herbert Deck, George Beidler, George Reppert, Earl Koenig, Dawson I-Iarnish, Marvin Rissinger, Clarence Mengel, Raymond Mohn, Herman Noll, Henry Ziegler, Norton Smith Missing from picture: John Derr, Alvin Knoll, Alvin Morgan, George Sebastian, Howard Balsbaugh ,YW MR. HARRY E. EBLING, Director Mr. Harry E. Ebling received a B.S. Degree in social studies, English, and biology from Elizabeth- town College and an M.A. Degree from Temple University. As the Tulpehocken Area Joint School System becomes more closely knit together, we hope to become better acquainted with our supervising principal. Sin: We sincerely appreciate the new fields of oppor- tunity the Tulpehocken Area Joint School Board, like television, provides for us. 1 1 N MR. WALTER A. ROHRBACH, Director To our principal, Mr. Walter A. Rohrbach, we express our deepest gratitude for his guidance throughout the past and for his help in preparing us for the future. V of game PENN-BERNVILLE SCHOOL BOARD Seated: Mrs. Mae R. Streaker, secretaryg Clarence W. Mengel, presidentg Edwin I. Showers, treasurer Standing: George S. Reppertg VValter A. Rohrbach, principalg Raymond E. Mohn, vice-presidentg and Rev. Frank W. Ruth The purpose of this Board is to meet the the many privileges and opportunities made needs of the Penn-Bernville Center. We wish available to us at our school. to express our thanks and appreciation for To the Class of 1955: T When you asked for my contribution to the 1955 PENN- ANT, my first thought was that the time is fast approaching when you will cherish one of an American's most prized posses- sions, a High School Diploma. It is not only a certificate of accomplishment or a stepping stone to future achievement but also a priceless heritage symbolizing America's faith in free public education as a foundation of our way of life. Many changes have taken place in your high school since you entered in seventh grade. That was my first year as your principal and also the first year for the new Penn-Bernville Union District. It is a part of the larger Tulpehocken Joint System. You have seen the erection of a new elementary build- ing. And an extensive modernization of the high school build- ing. You have experienced the beginning of new courses and subjects so that your school has now qualified for re-classification by the Department of Public Instruction as a six-year junior- senior high school. You have learned to know and work with quite a number of new instructors. Thus your high school experiences have reflected constantly changing conditions in the world all around us. You have learned, as all of us must, to live and work in this changing world. Congratulations on your 1955 PENNANT. This volume seems to be a symbol of your motto, "Our Aim-Success, Our Hope-To VVin". For the faculty, the directors, and myself I want to say that We, too, hope you will win. fzfwfgrzz PRINCIPAL Seven MRS. VIVIAN GERHART, Script Writer Working behind the scenes to fill our every need is Mrs. Vivian P. Ger- hart, Mr. Rohrbach's very capable secretary. We are deeply indebted to her for all the little 'niceties' she has done for us. MRS. PEARL B. KLINE B.A., Ursinus College Sudini .Slam Grade 12 English, Latin, German MR. GEORGE M. SELL LHEJIEIILIYNXQIIQ THE B.S., State Teachers College, Kutztown Grade 11 Algebra, Science Audio-Visual Club, Student Council MR. PETER A. LAMANA B.S., Lehigh University Grade 9 English, Social Studies MISS STELLA M. RIEGEL PENN-GUIN State Teachers College, Kutztown Grade 8 English, Social Studies Red Cross Club Eight MR. HAROLD E. MATTHEW B.S., East Stroudsburg Grade 10 Physical Education, Health Civics, Driver Training, Sports Booster Club, Soccer Coach, Basketball Coach, Baseball Coach MR. WILLIAM H. KAISER B.S., State Teachers College, Kutztown Grade 7 History, Geometry, Arith- metic, Geography Audubon Club 5COMf5 l l IAF- 92924 3' ll X-'ig 'wg f.lS5f.Q- g t' " : ,' 'a:g:gaf,ig f, f a -- it ff' fr MEZM BW it ,reg if +1 Q we W.. was ,Q may MEQWW Q if 529-5,8 QSM MRS. ELLA ROTHERMEL Je .asv wx. v- ff fi H ' E?ii'i'?'f5lPg?ZIKY ' f.. 'L wr"7'f'1'Le1' ' V "If ' f I"f 'S A ,-is Qi, xiiflfk'-wi.-Q 1 1 4: szsfimi iffdifi'-2 1 fr 'V 7 Q 1 2' Bfgifggigilfffefx, . V g4fwLEv1"7f'5i3'2QzliE?'fisg . 1.fQfe:,.:,:f4eM--.-grew,-2 +5 Lf,,ev.- X, we --wif-,fwwfi . B.S. State Teachers College . . 'K t t n ' ., ., , . .,.w...,..,.... u Z OW MR. CARL H. SAVAGE Grade 5 B.S. State Teachers Colle e 7 7 Kutztown Penn State Grade 6 Safety Patrol MRS. SARA B. NOLL B.S., State Teachers College, Kutztown Grade 4 l MRS. EMILY HOLTZMAN K.S.N.S. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Drexel Institute ' MRS. MILDRED S. Grade 1 HOLTZMAN Z State Teachers College, MRS. KATHRYN K. Kutztown BRUNNER Grade 2 B.S., State Teachers College, Kutztown Grade 3 Nine MR. WALTER A. ROHRBACH B.S., State Teachers College, Kutztown M. Ed., Pennsylvania State University M athematics MR. RALPH SLEPPY A.H., Pennsylvania State University .S,COlfl,f5 MR. RUSSELL L. BERGER B.S., State Teachers College, West Chester History MRS. FERN E. RITTER Vocal and Instrumental Music B.S., Indiana State Teache1s College Cafeteria Home Making Home Economics Club Industrial Arts MRS. CHARLOTTE KOHL Vocational Agriculture B.S., State Teachers College, Kutztown Art MISS CATHARINE MOYER B.S., Elizabethtown College Bookkeeping Shorthand Typing Ten 0111. CLHO! UDRP MRS. IRENE M. HAAG R.N., Hahnemann School of Nursing DR. NORTON L. BEHNEY B.S., Muhlenberg College D.D.S., University of DR, GEORGE Pennsylvania - DUNKELBERGER B.S., Muhlenberg College M.D., University of Pennsylvania HEALTH ROOM Mrs. Haag and Dr. Dunkelberger give a diphtheria in- jection. This pre-school child seems not to enjoy the necessary precaution, as is evidenced by the expression on her face. .Eleven give miizufed more FROM THE' KITCHEN DOOR Approximately 300 pupils who eat the meals prepared by our school cooks plus a small per- centage of pupils who eat packed lunch gather in the school cafeteria each day in three shifts. Grades One through Six eat at 11:00, grades Seven 'and Eight eat at 11:45, and grades Nine through Twelve dine at 12:02. The cafeteria also serves as a beautiful social room for school activities. POTS, PANS AND PERSONALITIES We wish to thank our eificent cooks, Mrs. John Bixler and Mrs. Raymond Mohn, for pre- paring those hot, delicious meals to which We all look forward. One of our favorite menus calls for beef barbecues, potato chips, peas, Waldorf salad, milk, and cherry up-side-down cake. WELCOME TRA VELERS To our dependable and well-experienced bus drivers, Ralph Kissling, Alvin Gerberich, Frank Faust, Ray SchaeEer, John Endy, and Luther Henne fmissing from picturej, we extend a note of thanks for making our trips to and from school, as well as our special trips, so comfortable. GOLDEN WINDOWS "Gee, but it's nice and warm in here." This remark can be heard repeatedly as pupils enter the school on a cold Winter morning. Thank you, Mr. Henry Weidman, custodian of our school. Twelve CU UD 20' , QQ? J fc' we A TSM 0 ow 0 0 v-PE NNAN-I-v AGRICULTURE 9-10 Under the guidance of Mr. Sleppy, Leon Zimrnerman, his classmates, and grade Nine boys are learning to handle the power saw. How convenient it will be when the boys learn to use the power machines without causing accidents! What these lads need is experience, but under supervision. Safety is a predominant factor in the instruction of the use of the school's power equipment. gricuhuraf Goume AGRICULTURE 11-12 Benny Reed, with the advice of Mr. Sleppy, is demonstrating the use of the drill press, which is one of the most accurate means of drilling dif- ferent-sized holes. But why such a large appar- atus to bore one small hole? Only the Agriculture pupils can tell you. Fourteen INDUSTRIAL ARTS 11-12 What is a pipe threader? According to the expression on the lads' faces this must require serious thought. The Eleventh and Twelfth grade boys are also curious to know as Mr. Sleppy is about to show them how this apparatus works. Many a pipe can be ruined if one is not careful and exact. This pipe threader is one of the machines the boys should be able to operate by the end of the term. .gnclufffriaf .xdrfa INDUSTRIAL ARTS 9 "Study the mechanism of the seeder before you start to use it. Otherwise you may defeat the purpose of even the most useful of all new time-saving devices." This admonition comes from Mr. Sleppy. The Industrial Arts 9 boys are instructed how to adjust the mechanism of the machine. INDUSTRIAL ARTS 7 "Steady there, Larry! Don't saw that board crooked," says Mr. Sleppy, as he and the other Seventh grade boys Watch Larry Kline try his hand at handling the saw. These boys will, with- out a doubt, become good contractors some day- if they heed the advice of their instructor. Of course the work of a carpenter requires more skill than just that of sawing. 1 INDUSTRIAL ARTS 8 In the grade 8 Industrial Arts class the pupils are wondering how to use the square. But oh! To the rescue is Mr. Sleppy to explain its use in relation to measuring metal or wood. This accurate tool has many figures on it. Be careful, boys! To learn the purpose of the numerals and the use of the square takes time. The many uses of the metal polished steel square are demon- strated in this class. Fifteen SHORTHAND 11-12 "Write in Shorthand the brief forms-I, good, be, been, but, for, am, them, all-" says Miss Moyer to Jeanette SchaeH'er and Marilyn Bal- thaser. The other class members are carefully eyeing the work of these girls to see whether or not they are correct. When one is in a hurry, these 'hooks' are handy. Deciphering them is another story. TYPING 11 If you can type without looking at the key- board, you're good. Of course typing takes a lot of practice. Jeanette Schaeffer is trying her best to type by the sense of touch. Miss Moyer is always willing to give tips. But the juniors find there is more to the course than where one looks. Speed is a sure necessity before one can call herself an accomplished typist. Sixteen ommercia! gourae BOOKKEEPING 11-12 "Is this a debit or a credit?" asks Paul Miller as Miss Moyer is ready to oier him as- sistance. Other class members are doing the same problems. When you see green work sheets, you know pupils are doing Bookkeeping, which re- quires accurate and neat work. TYPING 12 "Careful now. Look out! Don't hit the wrong key," warns Miss Moyer as she watches Betty Koenig test her typing skill. Betty's classmates are also busily engaged in improving their speed and accuracy in this course. How discouraging it is to find for every error, you lose two points! Oh, well! That's part of the technique. .!4I'f.4 Art 11 The class is making mobiles and studying monochromatic heads. A mobile such as you see hanging from the window must be handled with care. The purpose of the head study is to show the proportion of the eyes, ears, etc., to the head. Besides this work pupils engaged in elementary ceramics. MUSIC 9 Mr. Berger looks on, or should we say lis- tens'?, While a group of Ninth grade boys, accom- panied by Kay Pfautz, sings one of their favorite songs. What is it, however, the boys are singing? Everyone seems to be enjoying the meter and the message of the lyric. Besides singing the Ninth grade music class also listens to classical records. Seventeen ART 9 It should be easy for these students to cos- tume a play for an assembly. Some pupils are painting costumes with water colors, while others are doing sketching. Mrs. Kohl is keeping a scrutinizing eye on them as they do this work. More close observation is necessary when it's time to clean up at the end of a period. MUSIC 7 A group of Seventh grade girls sings "Giri- biribin", accompanied by Eileen Tobias. With classes such as this, these pupils should become good senior chorus members in the future. Sing, girls! There is relaxation in this harmonious deed. Singing is one art in which all people do the same thing at the same time. river gjclucafion DRIVER EDUCATION Driver Education! ...... Where's the car? These students are studying theory. The machines are a means of testing visual acuity, depth per- ception, hand steadiness, braking distance, and reaction time. The theory of driving must be studied before the pupils actually get behind the Wheel of a car. With Gerald Miller behind the wheel and Mr. Matthew beside him, a part of the class are viewing the measuring of Gera1d's reaction time and his braking distance. What if Gerald's re- action time is slow? Will he be denied a driVer's license? This may be the thought of many a class member as he nervously awaits his turn. "Now watch for the red light 3 then brake!" orders Mr. Matthew to James Gehris as Bernice Luckenbill operates the signals of the machine that tests reaction time and braking distance. Waiting for their turn are: Marvin Kulp, Earl Bond, and Frederick McQuate. This knowledge should aid the pupils to be drivers with good judgment, a requisite especially in times of emergencies. Eighteen "Line the cars side by side!" directs Mr. Matthew to Jane Klopfenstein as she prepares to start the depth perception test. In this test Jane must line up the cars until she thinks they are side by side. What was your score, Jane? Results of this test can be most thought-provoking to anyone who already drives a car. omema ing HOMEMAKING 11412 X "Is this a knitted or a purled stitch?" Such a query introduces Homemaking. These Eleventh and Twelfth grade girls had approximately one month to knit a sweater or a pair of anklets. The girls enjoyed the art of knitting after they had passed the complicated step of learning how. HOMEMAKING 7 "Easy now, you missed a spot. Thereg now you have it!" is the thought of Mrs. Ritter as she conducts her daily Homemaking 7 class. Here you see Seventh grade girls learning the art of manicuring as Mrs. Ritter looks on. "But, re- member, girls, it is not polite to do this in public," warns Mrs. Ritter. HOMEMAKING 10 Even though we live in a machine age, these girls take an unusual interest in learning to knit. Of course Mrs. Ritter was always willing to correct that stitch that had been purled instead of knitted. This group made sweaters, shawls, or socks. We'll be waiting to see the girls don their finished products. We've seen baby socks and booties being made. Who'1l wear these? HOMEMAKING 8 Here are four girls stenciling on their own scarfs. The girls chose their own designsg such as, flowers, leaves, or monograms. We don't recall seeing these lassies wear the finished product. Wasn't their work of displaying quality? Oh, a Nineteen few more years and they may be able to surpass all of us in this fine art. anguageai GERMAN 11 Here you lind five of the German class finish- ing a miniature pail project. After having paint- ed the pails with flat black paint, they painted Pennsylvania-Dutch designs on them and bronzed the brims and handles. With vines in the pails, the environment of the library has been greatly enhanced. ENGLISH 8 Herman Degler, Shelve Benzel, Miss Riegel, Miriam Boltz, Betty Burkhart, and other class members look on as Mary Lou Hofert explains the poem, "The Good Samaritan", by the use of a visual aid. Such an aid should facilitate memori- zation and retention of this English requirement. Maybe this accounts for junior highschool mem- ory efficiency., A LATIN 9 Seven of the Ninth grade girls are eagerly engaged in one of the class activities. It may be the declension of a noun or the conjugation of a verbg or perhaps they are translating a mytho- logical story. In any case the girls seem to be busy as Mrs. Kline looks on. ENGLISH 10 Mae Degler and Nancy Phillips are reading their Voice of Democracy essays to their class. They were the chosen representatives from Grade 10 in the in-school eliminations. A bit more practice in this creative Writing, and perhaps Mae or Nancy will be able to represent Penn-Bernville in the County contest at the WRAW studios. Of the ten contestants Marvin Kulp of Grade 11 was the Winner. Twenty GEOMETRY 11 "There is the bridge across the Tulpehocken Creek," says David Sweigart as he proudly dis- plays his scaled drawing of the school path along the road to school. This one and one made by Marvin Kulp had been turned over to the Penn- Bernville School Board to be used in a discussion at a regular meeting. ywafkemafiw MATHEMATICS 12 "This shows how they compare," is a familiar expression used by the seniors studying various problems of the consumer. The graph used here by Jerre Gehris is just one example of various ways in which this class has learned to interpret statistical data and problems of everyday life. ALGEBRA 9 "What is the formula?" asks Mr. Sell as Warren Ebersole is showing members of the Algebra 9 class how to find the volume of a sphere. The algebra class constructed solid geometric figures out of construction paper. Each pupil had to apply the formula learned from the geo- metric figure to abstract problems. To most students the construction work is a popular assignment. Twenty-one MATHEMATICS 8 "Hold it a minute," says Barry Speicher. "Let me explain that easy problem." With prob- lems like this one, pupils should have no difficul- ties when they face the responsibility of managing their own homes. Perhaps Barry some day will be able to figure out his own income tax too. What a help that will be! But by that time there may be no such tax as that. GYM 11-12 Leo Houck is getting ready to receive the football while Henry Bohn is about to blow the referee's whistle. Football is one of the boys' favorite sports. When the weather permits, the boys who are sports-minded lose no minute of the lunch period. Out they go to play this game. pkydicafv glofucafion GYM 11-12 As Mr. Matthew illustrates on the floor with chalk, you see a few girls attentive to learn the correct technique of playing basketball. The hope of the girls is to organize an all-girl basketball team in the near future. GYM 7-8 "Line up and count off by four!" This class is in position to do the trunk-bending exercise. The boys do a number of exercises similar to this one. To close the gymnastics of the period, the lads usually do one lap around the track. Stay in good physical condition, boys! We'll need you in sports shortly. HEALTH 9'-10 Someone--short of breath? Well, not for a long time. Frederick Wilhelm is showing a group how to give artificial respiration. The boys have studied also other forms of First Aid, such as, symptoms of injuries, transportation of an in- jured person, and bandaging. Knowledge of First Aid is, according to statistics, a help in the pre- vention of accidents. -. Twenty-two cience PHYSICS 11-12 Barry Himelberger and Richard Balthaser are balancing two different weights on a ruler to find the principle of moments of the measure. The other pupils are watching and waiting for the correct readings to put in their experiment copy. What is the reading, Barry? We want to hand in our experiments on schedule. SCIENCE 9 Sherwood Himelberger is explaining the operation of a Model A Ford motor to the group. The class studied and learned about the operation of motors as well as the maintenance of them. This is just one of the many projects in which the class has engaged this year. But why a Ford motor, Sherwood? BIOLOGY 10 Insects! Oh, what a subject! But that goes with biology, the study of plant life. The Tenth grade pupils have made this insect collection which includes the bee family, the butterfly fam- ily, the fly family, as well as other insects which inhabit the surrounding sites. This is a course that could inspire a pupil to learn a great deal about the insects that pest him. SCIENCE 7 The pupils of the science 7 class are studying plant life and admiring the beautiful collection they have made this term. Included in this study are how the plant gets food, how the plant grows, and how to get seeds from the plant. The plants in the room require daily care. This activity is an interesting one since it enables the student who brought in the plant to observe its growth and development. Twenty-three HISTORY 10 Having read about the Greek and Roman contributions to civilization, the pupils have gathered around a map for a short quiz. With this audio-visual aid the pupils should be able to remember what scientific peoples these nations were. History 10 includes also the study of Egyptian civilization as well as other civilizations of the ancient world. HISTORY 7 As a group of Seventh grade pupils watch, Kenneth Mohn tells about Europe's Cradle of Civilization. Leslie Weidman points to Greece on the map as Miss Riegel listens attentively. Besides learning historical facts, Seventh grade here can learn also the fundamentals of out- lining. Miss Riegel correlates much English grammar and literature with social studies. Twenty-four onion! Sfuvhea HISTORY 11 As Gary Kohl points to the map of World News and explains the location of the new happen- ings of the week, several other pupils look on with interest. This study was a great help to the juniors when time for the debate rolled around. We participated in a triangle with Bethel and Ontelaunee schools. CIVICS 9 Since propaganda plays such a large part in our present-day political and economic affairs, Norman Burkey is shown pointing to a list of types of propaganda as Susan Goldstein, Pauline Glosser, Kay Pfautz, and Sherwood Himelberger look on. Studies of this nature may prove in- valuable to our future adult citizens. me X55 gfpil kfgisxxfx TE I 30 1 I My N fur W L if C9 G ENNAN Lx" N x X x RICHARD THOMAS BALTHASER "Dickie" Nature Club 1 Audio-Visual Club 2, 3 Camera Club 1, 2 treasurer, 4 Chorus 1, 2 Soccer 2, 3, 4 Art Club 2 PENNANT 4 l Richard, who can be found around the bowling alley, pool room, or a swimming pool, displays the gusto of a lad who means to do his job well. Dick, a 5' 8" lad with dark brown hair, can be heard humming his favorite tunes, "Earth Angel" and "River of No Return", while pacing through the halls or walking to school. When he is in school, you can find Richard drawing pictures or cartoons of his buddies. Besides working in the bowling alleys, Dick enjoys Watching television or seeing a movie. He is undecided about his future. MARLENE LOUISE BEIDLER "Shorty" Nature Club 1 Music Club 2, 3 PENN-GUIN 1, 2 Cheerleader 3 co-sports editor, 3 Home Economics Club 4 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 PENNANT 4 To most of us Marlene appears quiet and retiring, but to those who know her well she is a jovial, witty damsel who is always ready to investigate as well as appreciate a merry round of frolic. This petite maiden is 5' 2" tall, she has brown eyes and brown hair. Whenever she hits the wrong typewriter key, she can be heard saying "Oo!" Her favorite pastime, dancing to her favorite song, "Let Me Go, Lover", is followed closely by swimming. Marlene at present has no plans for the future. DORIS ELAINE BERGER "Doris" Camera Club 1 Cheerleader 3 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 Home Economics Club 4 Majorette 2 PENNANT 4 Music Club 2, 3 Debate 4 PENN-GUIN 2, 3 A neat package of efficiency and reserve is Doris, a commerical student in her senior year, who often helps with bookkeeping in Mrs. Gerhart's office. She often says "Go fly" whenever she does not agree with someone. She is a neatly dressed 5' 4" blonde with hazel eyes. This ambitious senior has no definite plans for her future, but she is considering either furthering her commercial studies or taking a course in cosmetology. Her favorite sports are swimming and dancing to her favorite song, "When We Come of Age". ELAINE IRENE FISHER "Elaine" Nature Club 1 Debate 3, 4 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 All-County Band 3 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 All-County Chorus 3, 4 Art Club 2 Dance Band 3, 4 Music Club 2, 3 PENNANT 4 Library Club 2, 3, 4 This quiet and energetic senior has for the most part confined her activities to the music and library departments. She considers playing the tenor saxphone, singing, swimming, and driving the family car pastimes. Elaine is 5' 2" tall and is a brown-eyed brunette who thinks "Count Your Blessings" is tops in the world of music. Her ambitions are to play in a famous band and to teach music. To acquiesce with someone in music, Elaine shows approval by the expression, "How about that?" This "Old Timer" of Penn-Bernville has the enviable record of nine successive years of perfect attendance. V . SANDRA JEAN FOX - "F0xie" Nature Club 1 PENNANT 4 Chorus 1, 2 Debate 4 Library Club 2, 3, 4 secretary Quiet and reticent, Sandra has for the most part confined her activities to Library Club. But we all know and admire her as a mathematician capable of solving the most complicated exercise and showing her friends just how it's done. This senior is 5' 5" in height and has blue eyes and very light brown hair. 'iFoxie" has no definite plans for the future, but she would like to play the guitar with a hill-billy orchestra. Sandra is always in demand when it comes to doing physics. While doing housework, she can be heard singing "One by One". Her pet pastime is strumming the guitar. LOIS KAY FRANTZ llLOiS,l Nature Club 1 Library Club 2, 3 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 president, vice-president, 4 president accompanist All-County Band 2, 3, 4 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Class 2 chaplain, 3 assistant All-County Chorus 1, 3 secretary Student Council 2 Dance Band 3, 4 Music Club 2, 3 PENNANT 4 Lois is a talented musician who has had considerable experience playing the baritone horn in the school band and playing the piano and organ at school functions. She is a senior who enjoys the finer things in life, one of her hobbies is building model ships. In addition Lois can usually be found playing the piano or collecting character dolls. This 5' 2" lass has brown eyes, brown hair and a very pleasant smile. In September Lois plans to study music at West Chester State Teachers College. JERRE REIST GEHRIS "Hot Lips" Class 1 president Band 2, 3, 4 Soccer 1 Class vice-president 2, 3, 4 Camera Club 1 Art Club 3 Nature Club 1 president Music Club 3 Baseball 1, 2 Debate 3, 4 Chorus 1, 2, 3 Dance Band 3, 4 Student Council 2 All-County Band 4 Safety Patrol 2 Basketball 4 Audio-Visual Club 2, 3 PENNANT 4 photography Here is a brown-eyed lad who seems to have gotten a great deal from his experience in the band, advancing steadily from obscurity to the promin- ent position of First Chair in the trumpet section. J erre is the first trumpet player from our school to participate in All-County Band. Jerre, who has brown hair and stands 6' 2" tall, is looking forward to a career of teaching music. "Hot Lips" can usually be found in a cheerful mood while driving, swimming, or playing his trumpet. Camera Club 1 Chorus 1 Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4 Class treasurer 1, 2, 3, 4 Soccer 1, 2, 3,4 co-captain PENN-GUIN 1, 3 assistant art editor, 4 art editor BARRY CURTIS HIMELBERGER xawinnyrr Student Council 2, 3, 4 president Art Club 3 Band 3 Sports Club 3 treasurer Basketball 4 Berks County All-Star Soccer Team 4 PENNANT 4 Audio-Visual Club 2 "Strike three ...... and you're out!" No other words in a ball game could make Barry happier, that is, providing he is not at bat, but in his favorite position, pitching. Many a dull moment has been relieved by the presence of "Winny", who makes it his sacred duty to see that pessimism does not invade the classroom for too long a time. He is 5' 8" blue-eyed lad with brown hair. He plays the position of inside right in soccer and pitches on the school and local baseball teams. ' r Camera Club 1 PENN-GUIN Club 1 Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4 Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4 co-captain Sports Club 2, 3 president EDWARD THOMAS KANTNER HEd7? Baseball 4 Soccer 4 PENNANT 4 Sports Booster Club 4 The inimitable Ed, a Reading lad no less, was a shy, quiet senior in fall. Now look at him! He has been the official phonetic glossary for his buddies in preparation for both morning Devotional readings and for oral English expression. Ed holds the class aerial mark of 6', and he has gray eyes and brown hair. He plans to take accounting for a future career. To him "Mr. Sandman" is number one in the Hit Parade. "Hahn can be heard whenever Ed disagrees with anyone. His hobbies include hunting and fishing. LEO RUPP HOUCK "Butch" Sports Booster Club 4 president Basketball 4 Berks County All-Star Soccer Team 4 PENNANT 4 er, is the same All-Star Soccer Leo, the Penn-Bernville baseball catch center-half so widely publicized in County sports circles. He co-captained one of the most experienced soccer teams in years and ably led them through many battles. When you hear the words "Dear John", you can be sure "Butch" is around somewhere. This 6', blue-eyed, blonde senior enjoys shooting pool or eating hamburgers and french fries as he listens to his most enjoyed tune, "Teach Me Tonight." His ambition is to be an athlete, perhaps for a major league baseball team. . Nature Club 1 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 PENN-GUIN 1, 2 co-sports editor, Music Club 2 GERALD ALBERT KNORR uGerryH Nature Club 1 Sports Club 2, 3 Camera Club 1 Audio-Visual Club 2, 3 PENN-GUIN 1 Art Club 3 Chorus 1, 2 Debate 3 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 PENNANT 4 Quiet in manner, handsome in appearance, "Gerry" has long acquired the reputation of being the movie projector operator most frequently re- quested by the faculty. His plans for the future are incomplete at present. When things do not go the way "Gerry" wants them to go, he frequently remarks "Jiminy Pikes". A 5' 8" lad with blue eyes and brown hair, he enjoys playing the drums in band and driving his brother's Plymouth. He can usually be seen dancing to his favorite tune of "Truly Yours", which is his preferred pastime. BETTY JEAN KOENIG :aBetSyar 3 assistant editor, 4 editor Class secretary 2, 3, 4 Cheerleader 3 Debate 3 Student Council 3 treasurer, 4 PENNANT 4 Feature editor This 5' 2" blonde, blue-eyed lass, seems to have more than ordinary attractions, consequently, we see a great deal of Betty at social affairs. She is a sports enthusiast and supports all contests faithfully. "Betsy" takes a very special interest in dancing as a hobby, especially if the music on the juke box is provided by Georgie Shaw. Betty is greatly enthused by secretarial work and is expected to engage in an occupation of this type following her graduation. The feature articles of the PENNANT are a credit to the creative writing ability Betty has developed. VIOLET MAE KRAMER "Blondie" Camera Club 1 Library Club 3, 4 chaplain Chorus 1, 2, 4 PENNANT 4 Art Club 2 Violet is the quiet blonde who -daily journeys home at noon and somehow is able to return to serve as librarian from 12:30 to 12:40. She has hazel eyes and is 5' 2" tall. "O.K., hand over my keys!" can be heard from "Blondie" when she wants to open her locker in the morning. "Time Waits for No One" is a song that could be played all day, according to her .way of thinking. If a mistake is made in typing, she is sure to say, "Oh, du liever!" Her future plans are to be a housewife. 3 BETTY LORRAINE LABE "Shorty" Nature Club 1 Library Club 2 chaplain, 3, 4 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 PENN-GUIN 4 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 PENNANT 4 Music Club 2, 3 Debate 4 Familiarly known to her friends as "Shorty", this diminutive Miss with the twinkling eyes and keen sense of humor is preparing for entrance to the Reading Hospital. "Moonlight Serenade" on the radio is the signal for complete silence so that "Shorty" can catch every blare of the trumpet and every sweet tone of the saxophone. Willing and dependable in all that she does, Betty gladly lends a hand when it comes to typing. "Shorty" enjoys collecting stamps, dancing, and driving the '37 Ford. When anything is amiss, brown-eyed, 5' Betty can be heard saying, "Really!" KENNETH FORREST LABE fKLabey77 Baseball 1 Art Club 3 Soccer 1 Audio-Visual Club 3 Camera Club 1, 2 Safety Patrol 3, 4 Nature Club 1, 2 F. F. A. 4 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 PENNANT 4 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 Often more skeptical than believing, and occasionally with an "I know more about you than you do yourself" smile, Kenny has a frankly spoken and strongly hinted opinion on many topics, including farming, which he has chosen as his career. "Labey" stands 5' 6" tall and has brown eyes and brown hair. "Huh" is the answer you'll probably get whenever you disturb him during the playing of his favorite song, "Teach Me Tonight". Kenneth likes to go to the movies, go dancing, and go roller skating in his spare time. BERNICE MAE LUCKENBILL "Bernie" PENN-GUIN 1, 2, 3 Music Club 2 sports editor, Debate 3 4 business manager Class chaplain 3 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 PENNANT 4 business manager "Please give me your order blanks for merchandise", can usually be heard on a Monday morning from Bernice, our very capable business man- ager of the annual. This 5' 2" senior has brown hair and hazel eyes. Among all her other activities, "Bernie" still finds time for her favorite hobbies of driving a car and dancing, especially to the song, "If I Give My Heart to You". Bernice is looking forward to a career of nursing after having attended the University of Pennsylvania. Bernice is a senior of the first order, methodical in everything and certainly very dependable. PAUL JOHN MILLER "Miller" Nature Club 1 Art Club 1, 2, 3 Chorus 1, 2 Audio-Visual Club 3, 4 Safety Patrol 2 PENNANT 4 PENN-GUIN 2 Debate 4 Camera Club 1, 2, 3 This shy country gentleman watched as twelve years of education in Penn-Bernville passed through the ears of his classmates, though he now ad- mits time went very fast and left a few drops of wisdom with him too. Paul stands 5' 8" tall with brown hair and brown eyes. His secret ambition is to be the nation's number one salesman for perhaps the United States Steel Corporation. His favorite pastime is reading the newspaper. He enjoys driving Harms Hosiery trucks and likes listening to "Dear John" and "Teach Me Tonight." RICHARD RUFUS REBER llDick,! Camera Club 1, 2 Sports Booster Club 4 Chorus 1 vice-president PENN-GUIN 1 PENNANT 4 Sportsman's Club 2, 3 Baseball 4 Basketball 4 "Dick" appears to be one of the busier than busy people, always rushing here or there to get in that extra moment to adjust that coiffure or to get to his after-school job. He is 5' 10Vg" tall with brownish-red hair and brown eyes. When being disturbed, he will say, "Knock it off!" His ambitions include joining the Marines and becoming a state trooper. A dish of chile-con-carne and the song, "If I Give My Heart to You", are considered a good combination by this senio1'. CATHERINE ANN RIESER llCaSS9! Nature Club 1 Student Council 2, 3 PENN-GUIN 1, 2 vice-president, 4 secretary associate editor, 3 editor Class president 2, 3, .4 Chorus 1, 2, 3, librarian, 4 Music Club 2, 3 president Band 1, 2, 3 secretary, Debate 3, 4 4 president Cheerleader 3 All-County Chorus 1, 3, 4 PENNANT 4 editor All-County Band 2, 3, 4 A As you page through the PENNANT, you will find Cather1ne's name appearing many times. "Cass", a future elementary teacher, is very active in all her clubs and classes. She, a 5' 8" lass, as class president, has led the group through many difficult problems. This blue-gray-eyed brunette likes to dance to the tune of "T-he Song from Moulin Rouge" while attending a dance at school. As a pastime, Catherine likes to attend baseball games, play the organ, or drive the family car. Many an hour of Cather1ne's own time has been spent in editing sections of the PENNANT. J ACQUELINE FRANCES SAUL "Jackie" Camera Club 1, 2 PENN-GUIN 2, 3 ' Library Club 1, 2, 3 Home Economics Club 4 chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 PENNANT 4 See Jackie and you almost invariably see the other three-fourths of the senior quartette-Doris, Marlene, and Lovina. Around her rotates much of the hilarity of the class. Whenever Jackie is around, there is usually a hearty laugh in store as she quickly pours forth a tale before English 12 class is called to order. "Hi ya, kids!" is Jackie's greeting to her friends in the morning. Jackie likes to roller skate and to dance to "That's All I Want from You." She intends to go to business school in order to become a secretary. CHARLES VVILLIAM ADAM SEIFRIT "Fritz" Camera Club 1 Sportsman's Club 2 PENN-GUIN 1, 3 Audio-Visual Club 2, 3 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 Debate 3 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Dance Band 3, 4 Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4 scorekeeper All-County Band 4 Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4 scorekeeper Basketball 4 scorekeeper All-County Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 PENNANT 4 Contrary to his wish, Charles will become one of Uncle Sam's boys upon graduation. "Fritz" willingly attends all sports contests to be the oH1cial scorekeeper. He is 5' 8" tall and has brown hair and blue eyes. When one of his friends annoys him, he will probably remark, "You dirty dog!" If there is a dance nearby, you can always find "Fritz" dancing to his favorite song, "When the Saints Come Marching In". When he is not at a dance, you will be sure to find him enjoying a delicacy at a diner with his favorite girl. GENE ARTHUR SPAYD "Napoleon" Arts and Crafts 1 Audio-Visual Club 3 Chorus 1, 2 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Art Club 1, 2, 3 Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4 Baseball 1, 2, 3 PENNANT 4 "Napoleon" and "Spaydie" are only two of Gene's many nicknames given to him by his many friends. Gene came a little more shy than most, but he has blossomed out with classmates' rendezvous or tete-a-tetes. Uproarious laughter or giggling shivers characterize this quiet, serious senior. If you hear the tune "Bonaparte's Retreat", you can be sure Gene is around somewhere. He is 5' 9" tall and has light brown hair and brown eyes. Gene has many hobbies,, but his favorite one is watching television. Included in Gene's future probably is a period of time in the Service of our country. LOVINA RUTH ANN STOUDT "Blondie" Camera Club 1, 2 Home Economics Club 4 PENN-GUIN 1, 2, 3 president Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 PENNANT 4 Class Chaplain 4 Lovina, blonde, blue-eyed member of the well-remembered quartette seated at the front table in homeroom, became an active Home Economics Club member. She and her associates came to the door to remind class members to bring non-perishable food so that poor families might also have an enjoyable Holiday season. "Blondie" stands 5' 7" tall. Her greatest ambition is to become a Florida housewife. "Oh, for goodness' sakes"' is her remark whenever her cooking is not so tasty as it might be. While she is driving the '49 Hudson, the strains of "lf You Loved Me", can be heard floating through the air. OLD TIMERS First Row: Gene Spayd, Barry Himelberger, Richard Balthaser, Paul . . Miller V Second Row: Kenneth Labe, Richard Reber, Leo Houck Third Row: Elaine Fisher, Doris Berger, Betty Labe 574. E, 10.,.,ff CLASS OFFICERS CATHERINE RIESER ..... .......... .......President JERRE GEHRIS ....... ...................... ..... V i ce-President BETTY KOENIG ....... ....... S ecretary BARRY HIMELBERGER . ..... Treasurer LOVINA STOUDT .............................................. ........ C haplafiri Class Motto: OUR AIM: SUCCESS: OUR HOPE: TO WIN Class Colors: Blue and Gold Class Flower: Yellow Rose jiia ia our - 64144 of 1955 Yes, This Is Your Life, the life of typical carefree students everywhere. It is a life in which you have become self-assured, self- confidentg you have learned right from wrong: you have made many friends who will always be very close to your heart. Your life is the story of the urge to learn and keep learning, never giving up when trials are hardest. You were a small class at your birth on September 7, 1943: consisting of only Richard Balthaser, Doris Berger, Barry Himelberger, Leo Houck, Elaine Fisher, Betty Labe, Ken- neth Labe, Paul Miller, Richard Reber, and Gene Spayd. As the years of your elementary school days go by, your knowledge is greatly augmented: but your class remains small, having been increased by only two - Bernice Luckenbill, who joined you in Second Grade from Pine Grove, and Violet Kramer, from the Strausstown School. As you enter your Sixth year of education, the names of Jerre Gehris from Muhlenberg Township and Cath- erine Rieser from Reading are added to the ro . 1949 - This is the year you enter Seventh Grade in the high school building. This, too, is the year the school acquires a new name, for Penn Township and the borough of Bern- ville have united and formed the Penn-Bern- ville Union School District. Besides becoming familiar with the name of Penn-Bernville, you become familiaralso with the names of Lois Frantz, Gerald Knorr, and Charles Seifrit, whohave joined your class from Muhlenberg Township, Exeter Township, and Bern Town- ship respectively. As you begin your Ninth year of education, you welcome to your class Marlene Beidler, Thirty-two I Seated: Bernice Luckenbill, Betty Labe, Jacqueline Saul, Lovina- Stoudt, Violet Kramer Standing, First Row: Betty Koenig, Lois Frantz, Elaine Fisher, Catherine Rieser, Sandra Fox, Doris Berger, Marlene Beidler, Mrs. Kline ,Second Row: Kenneth Labe, Richard Balthaser, Gerald Knorr, Richard Reber, Edward Kantner, Jerre Gehris, Leo Houck, Gene Spayd, Barry Himelberger, Charles Seifrit, Paul Miller Sandra Fox, Betty Koenig, Jacqueline Saul, and Lovina Stoudt - all from Jefferson Township. You, the Class of '55, along with your president, Jerre Gehrisg vice-president, Charles Seifritg secretary, Doris Berger, and treasurer, Barry Himelberger, are the last class to have Mr. J. Paul Burkhart for your homeroom advisor. This pleasure was yours for only one semester, preceding his retire- ment. In this brief time you are very much inspired by his advice. The same is true for Mr. E. Willis Minnich, who succeeded him. In your Sophomore year you selected your leaders: president, Catherine Rieserg vice- president, Jerre Gehrisg secretary, Betty Koenig, treasurer, Barry Himelbergerg chap- lain, Lois Frantz. On November 25 you have your first class party under the supervision of Mrs. Dorothy Hill. Two other important events of the year are: the "Irish Reel", the dance you sponsored, and the receipt of your beautiful blue and gold class jackets. As you reach your Junior year you elect the same class oiicers you elected the pre- vious year, having changed only the office of chaplain to Bernice Luckenbill. Among the many activities in which you engage are: bake salesg a tour of Philadelphiag a Christ- mas party, a swimming party, "The Robin's Hopvg and the presentation on Dec. 10 of your class play you'll always remember, "Miss Chatterbox". You purchased your class rings this year, under the direction of Mr. George M. Sell, your homeroom advisor. 1954 -'55 - the year to which you have been looking forward for so long a time .- your Senior year. Again you elect the class officers of the preceding year, having changed only the chaplain to Lovina Stoudt. Edward Kantner joins the class, increasing your class roll to twenty-three. Under the direction of Mrs. Pearl Kline, you sponsored: bake salesg a magazine campaigng a sample fair, "The Snow Ball Frolic"g and a class play entitled, "Boys About Bobbette". You took part also in the Junior-Senior Prom and May Day. You are the first class to graduate from the Penn-Bernville Center of the Tulpehocken Area Joint School System, which was formed this term. As you step for- ward to receive your diploma, THE BIG PAY- OFF, you have a feeling of triumph, for you have attained the highest rung of the ladder of secondary education. May our life be an inspiration to all who read it, for it symbolizes truly --------. OUR AIM .... SUCCESS, OUR HOPE .... TO WIN. Tltirty-tli,-ree gs, aff Seated: Margaret Miller, Evelyn Larkin, Sandra Haag, Mildred Kiebach, Jane Klopfenstein, Winifred Pyle, Jane Stoudt, Carol Tobias, Fern Ernst, Alice Messner, Ruth Degler Standing, First Row: Mr. Sell, Jeanette Schaeffer, Glenn Beidler, Jack Snyder, Gene Kulp, David Sweigart, Marvin Kulp, Gerald Miller, Marilyn Balthaser Second Row: Gerald Heckman, Earl Bond, Benny Reed, Gary Kohl, Robert Kline, Clement Care, Henry Bohn, James Gehris, Royce Haag, Frederick McQuate, Gene Correll Fagllet Seventeen boys and thirteen girls total the ELEVENTH GRADE. The members of the class engaged in Chorus, Band, Student Council, -Library Club, Audio-Visual Club, PENN-GUIN, Sports Club, and Dance Band. Ruth Degler, Alice Messner, Mildred Kiebach, Royce Haag, Jack Snyder. Mr. Sell, teacher The officers are: president, Marvin Kulpg vice- president, Earl Bondg secretary, Carol Tobias, treas- urer, Fern Ernst, and chaplain, Winif1'ed Pyle. Activities in which the members engaged were: cake salesg a class play, "Home for Christmasi' on December 163 and a dance, "The Snowfall Ball", on January 28. At the latter the juniors had innovated a new admission-you paid twice your age. In December the juniors were very eager to dis- play their new glittering class rings. A Christmas party in the school cafeteria was enjoyed by all the members. ln the picture you see the girls, and boys as well, making Christmas decorations and orna- ments which were purchased, assembled, and sold as a fund-raising project. Committees were appoint- ed by the president to purchase, assemble, establish prices of and sell the finished products. The project was 100W successful. Five juniors participated in All-County Band and Orchestra. Television favorites of this class are: KRAFT THEATER, YOUR HIT PARADE, and of course DRAGNET. T hirty- f our j0Clf6t 0 3011111 ENCHANTED EVENING, a dance sponsored by the SOPHOMORE CLASS on November 19 was held in the school cafeteria. Decorations were of the South Sea type, consisting of palm trees, island pictures, birds, and leis. The music was furnished by Maxie Kulp and his Orchestra. Novelty dances with prizes were a means of keeping the people who attended active. The activities in which the thirty class members engaged were: Band, Senior Chorus, basketball, soc- cer, Student Council, Sports Booster Club, baseball, and cheerleading. Brenda KirkhoE and Faye Tobias, members of our own Band, participated in All-County Band. Brenda was also a member of All-County Orchestra and of Eastern District Orchestra and Band. On January 18 the sophomores presented a BEAT THE CLOCK assembly program. Contestants were volunteers from the junior and senior high school. Activities of the class were under the direction of: Brenda Kirkhoff, president, Frederick Wilhelm, Frederick Wilhelm, Dennis Sweigart, Mr. Matthew, Brenda Kirkhoff, Faye Tobias, Brenda Brehm vice-presidentg Faye Tobias, secretary, Dennis Swei- gart, treasurerg and Brenda Brehm, chaplain. The candid photo shows the officers examining records of the class as Mr. Matthew does the explaining. Top television programs of the class are: TOAST OF THE TOWN, BANDSTAND, and MEDIC. Seated: Jerald Hartman, Janet Wolf, Dennis Sweigart, Frederick Wilhelm, Brenda Kirkhoif, Faye Tobias, Brenda Brehm, Barbara Blatt Standing, First Row: Mr. Matthew, Nancy Phillips, Mary Jane Mountz, Sarah Fox, Patricia Doganes, Shirley Bender, Cleo HoHman, Joanne Wengert, Nancy Lou Henne, Mae Degler, Joan Houck Second Row: Barry Grim, Forrest Lesher, Paul Martin, Donald Spayd, Donald Naftzinger, Dale Himmel- berger, Larry Luckenbill, Martin Knorr, LaVerne Koenig, Robert Bender, Leon Zimmerman Missing from Picture: Elmer Swartz Thirty-five ganna falfw! Joyce Reber, Susan Goldstein, Barbara Kramer, Arlene Lengel, Sandra Moyer, Nancy Luckenbill The forty-five members of GRADE NINE come from our own Penn-Bernville Union School District, Upper Tulpehocken, and J efferson townships. Early in the fall the class mourned the loss of a Penn- Bernville pupil when Linda Bare, inset, passed away. Since then they have been reduced to the number of forty. BANDSTAND, YOUR HIT PARADE, and DRAGNET are the top television programs of Ninth Grade. Joyce Reber, president, Norman Burkey, vice-president, Susan Goldstein, secretary, Nancy Luckenbill, treasurer, and Joyce Delp, chaplain are the controlling board of this class. In the candid picture Joyce Reber and Susan Goldstein are con- ducting homeroom business. Mr. Joseph J. Kendra had been the class advisor for the thirteen boys and the thirty-one girls until January 5, when he became a member of the Armed Forces of our country. Then Mr. Peter Lamana assumed the duties as homeroom advisor. The class was represented in the following or- ganizations of the school: PENN-GUIN, Junior Chorus, Student Council, Future Farmers of Amer- ica, and both bands. Kay Pfautz, a member of Senior Band, participated in All-County Band. On February 14, originally planned for Febru- ary 11, the class sponsored a dance in the school cafeteria. The theme was St. Va1entine's Day, and the title "The Sweet Hearts' Ball". Music was furnished by Maxie Kulp and His Orchestra. Mother Nature had developed a snowstorm in the afternoon of the 11th, and the dance had to be postponed. Seated: Yvonne McQuate, Ardelle Mengel, Markay VanPelt, Patricia Kerner, Nancy Luckenbill, Norman Burkey, Joyce Reber, Susan Goldstein, Joyce Delp, Patricia Bender, Barbara J. Blatt, Elaine Lengel Standing, First Row: Virginia Reed, Sandra Moyer, Esther Kiebach, Barbara M. Blatt, Jean Strausser, Pauline Sonon, Sherylin VanPelt, Sonja Henne, Arlene Lengel, Pauline Glosser, Kay Pfautz, Barbara Burkhart, Elinor Earhart, Carol Phillips, Lorraine Kramer, Barbara Kramer, Carrie Houck Second Row: Lynda Kulp, Sherwood Himelberger, Ronald Kirkhoff, Richard Reiner, Frederick Kriner, Chester Luckenbill, Warren Hartman, Warren Ebersole, Walter Duchan, Kenneth Schlegel, Richard Mengel, Evan LaFollette, Raymond Herring, Barbara Saul, Anna Mae Mountz, Mr. Kendra Inset: Linda Bare Thirty-six .xdrfdur goolheg an .Md rien A ARTHUR GODFREY AND HIS FRIENDS, HALL OF FAME, and DISNEYLAND rank fore- most in the television preferences of the GRADE EIGHT pupils. Whenever a meeting was called to order in this Eighth Grade room, it was at the stroke of the gavel used by George Grim, presidentg Warren Trautman, vice-president, Nancy Speicher, secretary, Barry Speicher, treasurer, Jane Wilhelm, chaplain. In the picture above Violet Bashore is giving a com- mittee report during a regular class meeting. Pupils of this group participated in Red Cross Club, Audio-Visual Club, and Sports Booster Club. An activity of the eighteen boys and twenty-two girls for which they will long be remembered by the entire junior and senior high school was the pre- sentation of two one-act plays on December twenty- third. Wfhe Christmas Cowboy" took place on the solarium of Memory Lane Hospital for Children. The morale of the "patients" was elevated by gifts distributed by an accidental substitute for Santa Claus. "Christmas Eve News" had a street corner set- ting. Here a poor, dejected newsboy found happiness George Grim, Violet Bashore, Shelve Benzel, Shirley Correll, Elaine Kriner, Herman Degler on Christmas Eve when he learned that the Christ- mas Story is the greatest story ever told. By selling newspapers he provided money for his family's Christmas. On February 28 this same group of pupils, under the direction of Miss Riegel, presented a program for the Parent Teachers Association Founder's Day. Seated: Melinda White, Betty Burkhart, Miriam Boltz, Jane Wilhelm, Barry Speicher, George Grim, War- ren Trautman, Nancy Speicher, Shelve Benzel, Patricia Kalbach, Barbara Stamm, Shirley Long Standing, First Row: Miss Riegel, Doris Correll, Elaine Kriner, Mary Lou Hoifert, Violet Bashore, Shirley Correll, Mary Spease, Ada Keeney, Arlene Kalbach, Janice Seip, Joy Tobias, Judith Bertram, Shirley Ney, Rebecca Moore, Joanne McQuate, Audrey Bohn Second Row: Ned Gehris, Gary Spangler, Paul Balthaser, Raymond Kantner, Paul Sheidy, Norman Frantz, Larry Leonhard, David Burkey, Curtis Miller, Dennis'Reiner, Dennis Rentschler, Lewis Sauer, Herman Degler '-Thirty-seven Seated: Edith Mengel, Marlene Rentschler, Dawn Sweigart, Ruth KirkhoH, Betty Reiner, Kathryn Haag, Mary Ellen Hoffman, Eileen Tobias, Dawn Keppley, Esther Steffey, Florence Steifey, Arlene Naftzinger Standing, First Row: Mr. Kaiser, Larry Wagner, Harold Haas, Ardell Miller, Pauline Blatt, Katie Spease, Donna Braithwaite, Sally Care, Joyce Walley, Blanche Ney, Barbara Ernst, Nancy Naftzinger, Grace Degler, Irwin Zerbe, Leo LaFollette, Larry Kline Second Row: Kenneth Mohn, Barry Delp, Robert Kocher, Warren SteHey, Stanley Reber, Larry Miller, Joseph Lampergel, Paul Gingrich, Norman Kiebach, Gerald Luckenbill, Daniel Wenrich, Paul Zerbe, Douglas Adam, Leslie Weidman, Robert Zerbe oliffg War ie ? 9 The Audubon Club and the Junior Red Cross Club are the organizations to which the twenty boys and the twenty-two girls of GRADE SEVEN belong. The class oiicers are: president, Mary Ellen Hoffmang vice-president, Betty Reiner, secretary, Kathryn Haag, treasurer, Eileen Tobias g and chaplain, Barbara Ernst. As committees or individually the class , worked on relief maps. A salt and flour mixture was used to produce the effect of elevation. The maps were then color- ed, having used standard colors of blue for water, green for land, and brown for the elevated places. One individual com- pleted a map of Turkey. A group of these boys completed a map of Japanese Islands. Others have worked on small units, such as, the making of volcanoes and valleys. On the candid picture you see Mr. Kaiser watching two of the girls explain I a geography project by means of the globe. Besides MY LITTLE MARGIE the class members enjoy also RIN TIN TIN and I LOVE LUCY television shows. In January seventh grade pupils al- Q ready had completed all the memory work required in the English course. Con- Mr. Kaiser, lvlary Ellen Hoffnlan, Sally Care, Larry Kline, Edith Mengel, gratulations are indeed in order to them Kenneth Mohn, Larry Wagner, Grace Degler, Larry Miller and to their teachers, Thirty-eight Seated: Larry Endy, James Kintzer, Robert Geiger, Robert Lyon, Frederick Bender, Dennis Adams, Barry Kraatz, Charles Smith Standing, First Row: Harold Kramer, Cynthia Miller, Barbara Spea-se, Ann Klose, Janice Schlappich, Sarah Trautman, Patricia Endy, Victoria Shurr, John Kissling Second Row: Mr. Savage, Nancy Bixler, Marlene Bashore, Janet Schlappich, Lawrence Knorr, Galen Luck- enbill, Anne Burkey, June Spease, Kathryn Burkhart, Joan Bixler Third Row: Geraldine Benzel, Carol Hartman, Paul Burkey, Leslie Kriner, Marjory Bixler, Linda Weiders, Edith Moore, Joan Benzel, Glenn Haag, Larry Smith olaafong aafiiclg With Victoria Shurr, presidentg Kathryn Burkhart, vice-president, Lawrence Knorr, secretary 3 Linda Weiders, treasurer, the twenty boys and sixteen girls enjoy the activities of Variety Club 43. Glenn Haag serves as news reporter and Cynthia Miller is chairlady of Bulletin Board and Room Arrangement. The president calls Weekly meetings, the can- did picture shows the officers, during which time the class parties, entertain- ment, educational functions, and field trips are planned. Out-of-school entertainment of the SIXTH GRADE includes the television programs: HOPALONG CASSIDY, RIN TIN TIN, and LASSIE. Projects undertaken by this group of pupils include the History of Berks County-the Federal parks, Institutions, historical sites, local and state buildings of historical interest. The pupils have made interesting collections of free ma- terials. A class field trip was the cul- mination of the unit. The class has ten active members in the Junior Band, the Senior Band, and the Majorette Class. Clockwise: Cynthia Miller, Lawrence Knorr, Glenn Haag, Victoria Shurr, Kathryn Burkhart, Linda Weiders. T hirty-nine limo! 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The contents included: how animals are different, how they get their food, how they escape their enemies, as Well as sections on magnets, the earth We live in, and the sky above us. The small picture shows a group of pupils working on such an animal notebook. A symphonette club, organized for the children, serves primarily as encourage- ment for the child to play an instrument in the school band. Here they get an early start in learning to read notes and maintain rhythm. lfLl02I"l'l'L all Seated: John Petrinko, Garry Strausser, Jacqueline Eyer, Barbara Ernst Standing: Terry Hamilton, Earlene Kauffman First Row: Gary Strausser, Terry Lee Hamilton, Marc Sternberg, Jacob Gernsheimer, Jeifry Gernsheimer, Paul Gould, Lee Bare, Kenneth Webber ' Second Row: Joan Zechman, Earlene Kauffman, Jacqueline Eyer, Elaine Speicher, Diana Kissling, Phyllis Kalbach, Sharon Messner, Sandra Luckenbill, Grace Koller, Barbara Schaeffer Third Row: Mrs. Brunner, Joseph Stamm, John Petrinko, David Adams, Kenneth Leonhard, Barbara Ernst, John Markle, Dona Catana, Jane Heffellinger, Terry Lee Fehnel, Clark Bashore Missing from picture: Gene Zerbe, Judy Tobias, Linda Werley Forty-two First Row: Craig Sheetz, Larry Haas, David Fisher, Gary Sickles, Paul Himmelberger, Curtis Stiely, James Heckman, Joseph Kormash Second Row: June Bixler, Marlene Bender, Nancy Endy, Polly Kline, Linda Luckenhill, Sally Faust, Marcia Kintzer, Eva Harvan, Jane Sonon, Linda Schlappich Third Row: Harold Krill, Edwin Meredith, Diana Kissling, Larry Rentschler, Sandra Lutz, Scott Walters, Susette Van Pelt, William Garner, Gladys HoHman, Harry Balthaser, Joan Troutman Fourth Row: William Krill, Michael Witman, Jane Gassert, Mary Long, Athian Houck, Leroy Schaelfer, Keith Hamilton, Laraine Zerbe, Denice Kalbach, Mildred Steffey, Kurt Kreitler, John Fesig, Mrs. Mildred Holtzman afidie V SECOND GRADE consists of forty-two pupils. They have packed Red Cross boxes. At Christmas time the pupils, some of whom you see in the candid picture admiring their work, made Christmas trees out of construction paper in art class under the direction of Mrs. Kohl. Each season they were engaged in making Front of Table: Craig Sheetzg June Bixler, Nancy Endy, Marcia Kintzer, Scott Walters Forty-the-ee novel mobiles. In the fall it was autumn mobiles. Plans for St. Valentine's Day and Easter were executed in the same illustrative manner. LASSIE, DISNEYLAND, RIN TIN TIN are enjoyed by the children in re- spect to television. All subjects were correlated wherever possible. In art the pupils made a frieze containing houses, churches, banks, bar- ber shops, factories, and schools of the community. This was a part of a study to develop a better understanding by the children of the community and its help- ers. They have made a study of the duties of a postman, milkman, fireman, etc. This unit was culminated by a trip to a dairy and to a chick hatchery. Second Grade certainly is giving First Grade competition for the PTA parent attendance award this year. I ll'L LIZ lil As the children enter the first year of formal education, their lives are opened to many new channels of learning and social activities. The pupils of GRADE ONE have organized a Rhythm Band to entertain parents at gatherings such as the Parent Teachers Association. In the candid photo, under the leadership of Anita Steigerwald, members of the Band seem to enjoy their work. During the term the pupils have made collections of materials for science. They made a farm study of animals, plants, and equipment. The care of, the nature of, and the habits of pets were discussed. Among these was Rinty of their favorite television show, RIN TIN TIN. Pleasant- ries and play enjoyment and the ties formed between the child and his pet were put on experience charts by the pupils. Instead of electing officers, the class, which consists of forty-five members, has formed committees including Flower, Blackboard, Equipment Distribution, and Susan Mengel, Mary Balthaser, Jay Miller, Harvene Schlappich, David Care of Pets committees. As a project Schaeffer, David Stricker, George Tobias, George Reppert. Anita of the Red Cross Club, they filled twelve Steigerwald, leader boxes for children overseas. First Row: Larry Lebo, Janice Kriner, Ruth Wagner, Karol Symanowicz, James Barnett, William Spease, Fay Spohn, JeHry Leininger, Edmund Wolf Second Row: Robert Turner, Herbert Benzel, Richard Blatt, Gerald Kriner, Susan Witman, Susan Lucken- bill, Lana Kissling, David Stricker, Jay Miller, Larry Messner, Harvene Schlappich Third Row: Mary Balthaser, Anita Steigerwald, Linda Bender, Sandra Kissling, Susan Mengel, Karen Ritter, Thelma Speicher, Janet Kline, Kathleen Rentschler, Diana Symanowicz Fourth Row: Leroy Yoh, Terry Delp, Warren Luckenbill, Carl Koller, David Schaeffer, Alvin Ramich, John Kormash, George Tobias, Randall Bertolette, Steven Roth, George Reppert, Donald DeLong, Mrs. Emily Holtzman Missing from picture: Linda Wenrich, Patricia Drumheller Forty-fowr - ig- -3.,M:4f,.-3...:,., -, , - "" I , . Vqqw 1 in In Ml , QR f . - L r 7 " ' gif? '-I W I , H L 6 R NX,c, 4 1 ' N ' ff A ? , f ff , Z 4 ,. 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' Seated: Mr. Sell, David Sweigart, Marvin Kulp, Barry Himelberger, Catherine Rieser, Brenda Kirkhoif Standing: Joyce Reber, Mary Ellen HoHman, Norman Burkey, James Gehris, Frederick Wilhelm, Susan Goldstein, Betty Koenig, Joan Houck, George Grim .ggfualenf Kounci The purpose of the Student Council is to pro- mote better understanding and closer cooperation between the faculty and the students, to foster the best common interests of our school, to acknowledge respect for order and good work, and to accept and practice responsibilities and privileges of partici- pation in school functions. This body has engaged in important activities, such as, the purchasing of a flash attachment, lens Hlter, and a lens shade for the school camera, a gift from the Class of 1954 to the Marvin Kulp points out some fine features of the camera as David Sweigart, Barry Himelberger, and Catherine Rieser look on. school. This camera had been used to take some of the photographs for this annual. Members of our Student Council attended the County Student Council meeting at Northeast Junior High School in Reading. Besides having approved the school calendar and the activities of classes and clubs, this governing body has promoted school morale by designing a Wildcat emblem and having it placed on sweat-and T-shirts which were sold to the pupils. Officers of this group are: president, Barry Himelbergerg vice-president, Mar- vin Kulpg secretary, Catherine Rieserg treasurer, David Sweigartg chaplain, Brenda Kirkhoif. The representatives from grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 respectively in addition to one representative from grades 7 and 8 respectively meet every Monday afternoon during the second half of the Fifth Period. All clasees look to this group to ap- prove their activities. Whatever a class wishes to undertake as a fund-raising project is first taken by their class repre- sentatives to Student Council Where it is discussed. If this group approves, the approval of the principal, who is an ex- odicio member, is sought. Thus, Student Council serves as administrative unit for the student body. It is for this reason that they have the initial place in this section of the PENNANT. In the candid picture the pupils are looking at the school camera and discus- sing the purchase of a flash attachment and lens filter. Forty-sive Richard Balthaser, George Grim, Donald Spayd, Larry Leonhard, Paul Sheidy, Mr. Sell explaining. .X4lfL6b0' lliiflfllflf The purpose of Audio-Visual Club, which has Hfteen members, is to learn projecting and operating techniques, to maintain all Audio-Visual equipment, to supply projectionists for classroom and extra-cur- ricular Audio-Visual duties, and to learn camera techniques for the operation of the school camera. Officers of the club are: president, Paul Miller, vice-president, Clement Care, secretary, Gene Spaydg treasurer, Forrest Lesherg and chaplain, George Grim. In the picture the club members are looking at the opaque projector as Mr. Sell explains the opera- tion. JE W, cm The purpose of Library Club, which consists of eleven members, is to provide students with facilities of a library, such as, serve as librarians at noon, catalog books, letter and replace books, read shelves, mend books, arrange pamphlet and picture iiles, and check the accession books. The oHicers are: president, Lois Frantz, vice- president, Sandra Haag, secretary, Sandra Foxy treasurer, Ruth Degler, and Chaplain, Violet Kramer. The aim of the club this year is to purchase a new card catalog for the school library. Seated: Margaret Miller, Sandra Haag, Lois Frantz, Mildred Kiebach, Betty Labe Standing: Violet Kramer, Jane Stoudt, Mrs. Kline, Sandra Fox, Ruth Degler, Elaine Fisher Missing from picture: Henry Bohn Forty-seven SENIOR BAND Majorettes: Patricia Bender, Joan Houck, Cleo Hodxnan, Eugene Miller, mascot Joanne Wengert, Carrie Houck First Row: Carol Tobias, Marilyn Balthaser, Barbara Ernst, Pauline Glosser, Brenda Kirkhoff Second Row: Catherine Rieser, Kay Pfautz, Faye Tobias, Winifred Pyle, Betty Labe, Nancy Lou Henne, Mae Degler, Nancy Speicher, Linda Weiders, Margaret Miller, Sandra Haag, Susan Goldstein, Melinda White, Ned Gehris, Larry Endy Third Row: Fern Ernst, Jane Wilhelm, James Gehris, Kathryn Haag, Eileen Tobias, Marvin Kulp, Elaine Fisher, Jane Stoudt, Jerre Gehris, Gary Spangler, Charles Seifrit, Norman Burkey, Sherwood Himel- berger, Larry Kline, Warren Trautman Fourth Row: Kenneth Labe, Gene Spayd, David Burkey, Frederick McQuate, David Sweigart, Lois Frantz, Jeanette Schaeffer, Gene Kulp, Frederick Wilhelm Standing: Joyce Delp, Evelyn Larkin, Robert Bender, Dennis Sweigart, Gerald Knorr, Leon Zimmerman, Mr. Berger The SENIOR BAND-whose oficers are: presi- dent, Catherine Rieserg vice-president, Marvin Kulpg secretary, Carol Tobias: treasurer, Fern Ernst, and librarians, Kay Pfautz, Brenda Kirkhoff, and Fred- erick Wilhelm-rehearses twice Weekly to plan and to practice for programs, such as, the spring concert, the Christmas program, and parades. The JUNIOR BAND meets Weekly with the pur- pose of preparing themselves for the Senior Band. "Practice, practice!" is Mr. Berger's advice to this group. The DANCE BAND was organized to provide music at dances and other social functions. The thir- teen members are ably led by: president, Marvin twic- The SENIOR CHORUS, along with the Junior Chorus and Band, participated in the annual Christ- mas Candlelight Service in St. Thomas Church. They also took part in the commencement program. Praise should be given to members who repre- sented our school in the All-County Chorus: Fern Ernst, Elaine Fisher, James Gehris, Frederick Mc- Quate, Catherine Rieser, Charles Seifrit, and Carol Tobias. Frederick McQuate also was in Eastern District Chorus. The JUNIOR CHORUS, sixty-five vocalists, have elected these officers: president, Kay Pfautzg vice- presldent, Norman Burkey, secretary, Pauline Gloss- Kulpg vice-president, Jerre Gehris, treasurer, Fern Ernst, and librarian, Gary Spangler. er, and treasurer, Sherwood Himelberger. Kay Pfautz is also accompanist. JUNIOR BAND Seated: Daniel Wenrich, Kenneth Mohn, Harold Fisher, Paul Burkey, Larry Smith, Richard Wilhelm, Judith Luft, Annamae Rieser, Anne Burkey, Elaine Lengel, Judith Kline, Arlene Lengel Standing: Joyce Delp, Barry Kraatz, Donald Spady, Mr. Berger DANCE BAND Seated: David Sweigart, Frederick Wilhelm, Marvin Kulp, James Gehris, Frederick McQuate, Elaine Fisher, Jane Wilhelm, Fern Ernst, Lois Frantz Standing: Joyce Delp, Barry Kraatz, Donald Spayd, Mr. Robert Bender SENIOR CHORUS Seated: Gerald Miller, Earl Bond David Sweigart, Charles Seifrit, Donald Spayd, Paul Martin, Gene Kulp Second Row: Jeanette Schaeffer, Elaine Fisher, Sandra Haag, Faye Tobias, Doris Berger, Lovina Stoudt, Catherine Rieser, Winifred Pyle, Jane Klopfenstein, Brenda Kirkhoff, Carol Tobias, Mildred Kiebach, Lois Frantz Third Row: Mr. Berger, Marlene Beidler, Evelyn Larkin, Fern Ernst, Violet Kramer, Betty Labe, Nancy Lou Henne, Joan Houck, Mae Degler, Marilyn Balthaser, Alice Messner, Ruth Degler, Bernice Luck- enbill, Cleo Hoffman Fourth Row: Jacqueline Saul, Betty Koenig, Margaret Miller, Kenneth Labe, Marvin Kulp, James Gehris, Henry Bohn, Frederick Wilhelm, Frederick McQuate, Dennis Sweigart, Forrest Lesher, Jane Stoudt JUNIOR CHORUS Sitting: Betty Reiner, Edith Mengel, Grace Degler, Doris Correll, Florence Steffey, Patricia Bender, Patricia Kerner, Ardell Miller, Melinda White Kneeling: Marlene Rentschler, Audrey Bohn, Donna Braithwaite, Esther SteHey, Sally Care, Patricia Kal- bach, Carrie Houck, Pauline Blatt, Joyce Reber, Barbara Kramer, Lorraine Kramer Seated: Katie Spease, Betty Burkhart, Miriam Boltz, Eileen Tobias, Sherwood I-Iimelberger, Kay Pfautz, Pauline Glosser, Dawn Keppley, Barbara Stamm, Shirley Long, Shelve Benzel, Markay Van Pelt Standing, First Row: Shirley Correll, Elaine Kriner, Barbara Ernst, Ruth Kirkhoif, Lynda Kulp, Joyce Delp, Kathryn Haag, Blanche Ney, Barbara Burkhart, Dawn Sweigart, Sonja Henne, Sandra Moyer, Nancy Naftzinger, Elinor Earhart - Standing, Second Row: Esther Kiebach, Mary Lou Hoffert, Mary Ellen Hoffman, Shirley Ney, Ada Keeney, Arlene Kalbach, Barbara J. Blatt, Susan Goldstein, Janice Seip, Judith Bertram, Joy Tobias, Jean Strausser, Jane Wilhehn Standing, Third Row: Larry Kline, Lewis Sauer, Ned Gehris, Gary Spangler, Robert Kocher, Arlene Len- gel, Nancy Speicher, Joyce Walley, Yvonne McQuate, Norman Burkey, Elaine Lengel, Rebecca Moore, Joanne McQuate, Arlene Naftzinger, Douglas Adams, Kenneth Mohn, Irwin Zerbe, Leo LaFollette Seated: Jerre Gehris, Violet Kramer, Paul Miller, Elaine Fisher, Charles Seifrit Second Row: Lois Frantz, Betty Koenig, Gerald Knorr, Betty Labe, Sandra Fox, Catherine Rieser, Bernice Luckenbill, Marlene Beidler, Doris Berger, Jacqueline Saul Third Row: Richard Balthaser, Edward Kantner, Barry Himelberger, Leo Houck, Richard Reber, Lovina Stoudt Missing from picture: Kenneth Labe, Gene Spayd Ql'Ll'l dflf The twenty-three members of the senior class, under the supervision of Mrs. Kline, met November 22 through February 4 to publish the school year- book, the PENNANT. At these meetings all mem- bers worked on appointed committees to arrange the annual. The pictures were taken, captions made, and copy written. But now the work just began. The engraver, Mrs. Kathryn Gehret, gave us the dimensions of the pictures. The committees scaled their section. After the copy had been typed, it was edited to fit the dimensions allowed for the writing. Final scaled dummies were completed by Elaine Fisher, Gerald Knorr, Betty Labe, Richard Bal- thaser, and Charles Seifrit. Jerre Gehris, Betty Koenig, Mrs. Kline, Catherine Rieser, Bernice Luckenbill, Barry I-Iimelberger Fifty "There's more work to publishing the PENNANT than we realized," was an oft-repeated remark uttered by many a senio,r as the winter months rolled by. Money for this project was acquired by the magazine campaign, the Mer- chandise Club, donations from the patron list, and also by the sale of the yearbook itself. The following comprise the staff and the committees: editor, Catherine Rieser, associate editors: art, Barry Himelberger and Richard Balthaser, photography, Jerre Gehris and Charles Seifritg feature editor, Betty Koenig, and business man- ager, Bernice Luckenbill. Committees: SENIORS: Lois Frantz, Kenneth Labe, Edward Kantner, Paul Miller, CLASS- ES: Betty Labe, Gerald Knorr, Violet Kramer, Gene Spaydg ACTIVITIES: Elaine Fisher, Leo Houck, Richard Re- ber, Sandra Foxg CURRICULA: Lovina Stoudt, Jacqueline Saul, Doris Berger, Marlene Beidlerg SPORTS AND CAL- ENDAR: Charles Seifrit, Jerre Gehris. The candid picture shows members of the staff checking materials for the annual. Seated: Barry Himelberger, Henry Bohn, Bernice Luckenbill, Betty Koenig, Earl Bond, Jane Klopfenstein, Alice Messner Standing: Patricia Kerner, Patricia Bender, Betty Labe, Virginia Reed, Arlene Lengel, Janet Wolf, Nancy Luckenbill, Sherylin Van Pelt, Elinor Earhart, Joyce Reber, Gerald Miller, Mr. Kendra enn - gain The nineteen members of the PENN-GUIN Club, along with their editor, Betty Koenig, provide the student body with news concerning each grade, in- dividual senior interviews, clubs, social activities, Parent Teachers Association meetings, alumni news, and humor. The additional dependable members of the staff are: associate editors, Jane Klopfenstein and Alice Messnerg art editor, Barry Himelbergerg business manager, Bernice Luckenbill, humor editor, Earl Bond, sports editor, Henry Bohn, typist, Betty Labeg reporters: Patricia Bender, Elinor Earhart, Patricia Kerner, Arlene Lengel, Nancy Luckenbill, Gerald Miller, Joyce Reber, Virginia Reed, Sherylin Van Pelt, and Janet Wolf. - A The group met every Wednesday in the club period. Their goal was a pub- lication per month. Even when they were entirely without an advisor, the editors supervised and published the January is- sue of the newspaper. Congratulations, Betty, to you and the staff! Your spirit is the kind your teachers and the pupils in the school admire., Mr. Peter Lamana, the successor to Mr. Kendra, who was called into the Service of our country on January 5, became the club's new advisor. Under his direction the group assumed the re- sponsibility to send school publicity to the local papers. The second semester the aims of the paper were to establish a lively, editorial policy, to uphold the Penn-Bernville ideals and traditions, to publish a newspaper that students and faculty enjoy, and to cooperate with school organizations for the betterment of all concerned. Mr. Kendra, Barry Himelbergcr, Betty Koenig, Bernice Luckenbill Fifty-one First Row: Carol Hartman, Sonja Kraatz, Linda Weiders, James Kintzer, Dale Henne, Glenn Haag, Robert Smith Second Row: Judith Kline, Nancy Bixler, Sarah Trautman, Kathryn Burkhart, Larry Endy, John Kissling, Charles Smith, Mr. Savage gadma The elementary patrols of the intermediate grades each had duty at the intersection in front of the school every third week. At weekly meetings the problems of the different rooms were discussed. Be- cause of the surprise the Reading Automobile Club gives the patrols from all the schools every spring, competition is keen whenever patrols are elected. ,amawmm Officers of the club - president, Leo Houck, vice-president, Richard Reberg secretary, Cleo Hoif- mang and treasurer, Joan Houck - and the twelve other members have made it their main function to promote sports at Penn-Bernville, a means of devel- oping' a better school spirit. The picture shows games played at noon and a school athletic scrapbook. First Row: Shirley Bender, Joanne Wengert, Cleo Hoffman, Barry Grim, Brenda Brehm, Joan Houck, Paul Miller fholding signl Second Row: Larry Luckenbill, Leo Houck, Martin Knorr, Sarah Fox, Edward Kantner, Richard Reber Fifty-two First Row: Grace Degler, Florence Steffey, Leo LaFollatte, Esther SteHy, Dawn Sweigart, Ruth Kirkhoff, Sally Care, Pauline Blatt, Ardell Miller, Katie Spease Second Row: Marlene Rentschler, Mr. Kaiser fAdvisorJ, Daniel Wenrich, Douglas Adams, Larry Miller, Irwin Zerbe, Barry Delp, Kenneth Mohn, Robert Kocher, Mary Ellen Hoffman, Donna Braithwaite, ,4M!u60n CM "I saw a strange bird this week," you may hear one of the twenty-five members of Seventh grade say as another attaches a feeder to a limb of a tree. The purpose of the group - Whose officers are: Ruth Kirkhoff, president, Mary Ellen Hoffman, vice-presi- dent, Dawn Svveigart, secretary, Eileen Tobias, treasurer, and Sally Care, chaplain - is to learn the habits and the value of birds and wild life. EEA. To develop competent agricultural leadership and to develop character, train for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism are two of the many primary aims of the Future Farmers of America. The eleven members are led by: president, LaVerne Koenigg vice-president, Kenneth Schlegelg treasurer, Warren Ebersoleg secretary, Warren Hartman, and reporter, Leon Zimmerman. Seated: Ronald Kirkhoif, LaVerne Koenig, Gene Correll, Warren Hartman ' Standing, First Row: Jerald Hartman, Robert Bender, Benny Reed, Walter Duchan, Gary Kohl, Kenneth Schlegel, Evan LaFollette Second Row: Mr. Sleppy, Kenneth Labe, Gene Kulp, Glenn Beidler, Leon Zimmerman Fifty-three ome conom 1105 CM Although this is not a very large organization, only four members, it is a very important oneg for it is a club that helps to do things for people in connection with the home. Collecting food for needy persons at Christmas time was one of the largest activities in which the mem- bers engaged. The meetings are conducted on a Wednesday, with Mrs. Ritter the advisor. The ofiicers are: presi- dent, Lovina Stoudtg vice-president, Doris Berger, secretary, Marlene Beidlerg and treasurer, Jacqueline Sau . This period gives the club mem- bers extra time to complete their home-making projects. Projects included the sewing of blouses, skirts, dresses, and any other arti- cles the members wished to make. Seated: Jacqueline Saul, Doris Berger, Mrs. Ritter Standing: Lovina Stoudt, Marlene Beidler IQ CQ-OM CM The Red Cross Club's function is to serve, in a small Way, those who meet with misfortune. Their activities included: a drive for contributions toward the Service Fund, the filling of gift boxes, and the making of Christmas favors which were sent to the Local Chapter and forwarded to institutions. Officers of the club' are: president, Rebecca Moore, and secretary, Melinda White. Representa- tives to the Reading Red Cross Chapter are Jane Wilhelm and Lynda Kulp. On the picture members of the club are checking gift boxes for articles which may be sent overseas. Seated: Shirley Long, Nancy Speicher, Melinda White, Rebecca Moore, Jane Wilhelm, Barbara Stamm Standing, First Row: Shirley Correll, Mary Spease, Shirley Ney, Janice Seip, Arlene Kalbach, Judith Bert- ram, Joy Tobias, Miriam Boltz, Ada Keeney, Betty Burkhart, Miss Riegel Standing, Second Row: Shelve Benzel, Elaine Kriner, Mary Lou Hoffert, Audrey Bohn, Joanne McQuate, Violet Bashore, Patricia Kalbach, Doris Correll Fifty-four 7'1" W :4"-rv--ww . N. ,, --41'-,Q-',+r1 ,'x4x"C'fIgiEJdL 'Liv' s 5:1 -. .- e, ' ' " ' f ,.i R ' .-mg 15 ,kgs -.,. ,, .51 , E F' ,' x Q ' rw' If, 1, .' 'iii' ' W' ,r -1 1 1,5-,: w v 74: 1 N vi 1 if-5 1:5 I 1 H ,rg it -44271 'aihzhlf 4 X A bn s Q. V, JTKFPFQ. ,H L: 121' 1 :. ' . 2.14, R-31 , F -5,44 gy- ,Ht ,., :ge aa:-R3 Y?-is ','fI,'.,' ' Mgr rvf.-14 ---1 --.,-.111 5:40 1-631 - fr-.' fd- fiujf "1 fix." ' .F 4' ? 'ifiml L. 1 in Ya 1 , V1 gr Z 'N li P .. . -wggk w ..- M Av -.f V - EW 1 X- 'ev' x 1,944 L H 'nr 1153 En 1 Z ML H mi g uri! whim I E 7' as a::v?1v1'I-31? Barry Himelberger Gerald Miller David Sweigart There are a lot of iirsts that have been attributed to Penn-Bernville, and undoubtedly a lot more will come its way. The latest of these iirsts came on the heels of last year's soccer season. Not only did the Wildcats push forward to round up enough wins to give them a winning season, but for the first time in the history of the school two Wildcats booted to Marvin Kulp Leo Houck 31, ra, wa top honors on the Berks County All-Star team. Honors in this case went to Bar- ry Himelberger and Leo Houck, both seniors. For their efforts both athletes were feted at a banquet where they were given medals for their fine, outstanding play. In addition to placing on the county team, Leo Houck was also named the most valuable player in Kneeling: Leon Zimmerman, Robert Bender, Frederick Kriner, Sherwood Himelberger, Elmer Swartz, Norman Frantz Second Row: Mr. Matthew, Marvin Kulp, Gene Correll, Gerald Miller, LaVerne Koenig, Donald Spayd, Richard Balthaser Third Row: Norman Burkey, Larry Luckenbill, Edward Kantner, Leo Houck, Barry Himelberger, Gene Spayd Fifty-six .74 the Western Division - another honor which went to Penn-Bernville for the first time. The schedule itself turned out to be quite a challenge. Featuring games with Robe- sonia, Womelsdorf, Bethel, and Wernersville. Despite the fine record compiled by Penn- Bernville, the season's champions were not decided until the last game. With one game remaining, Penn-Bernville was tied for this coveted spot with its traditional rival, Bethel. As the seconds ticked out the last seconds of play with the score tied, Bethel copped the championship on a penalty kick to win the game. In looking back in retrospect Coach Har- old Matthew explained that the 1954 soccer Larry Luckenbill, LaVerne Koenig, Gene Correll, Robert Bender, Edward Kantner, Mr. Matthew gjclucafecl jeef team was by far one of the best teams he ever coached. The opening game of the season was against Robesonia at Robesonia which ended up in a tie, 0-O. With this scrimmage under their belts, the Green and White turned on the steam and came bellowing through with three wins in a row. In the second game against Wom- elsdorf at Womelsdorf, Penn-Bern- ville walked away with a 2-1 vic- tory. Against Bethel at home, the score read 2-09 and in the fourth game, Wernersville fell victim to the count of 4-1. Lady Luck ran out on the Green and White in their next two starts when they bowed to Robesonia at home, 2-33 and to Wernersville, 1-2, at Wernersville. Five points meant the margin of victory in the Wildcats' seventh game against Womelsdorf. Playing at home, the locals zipped past the visitors by booting across five goals to zero for their opponents. With one more game remaining and being tied with Bethel, the Wildcats were determined to romp through this one and win a cham- pionship. But again luck was not in their favor and they lost 0-1 on the Bethel field in a hard-fought con- test which was not decided until the last minute of the game when Beth- el scored on a long kick to win the Western Division championship for the first time. When the statistics were com- piled at the end of the season, Penn- Bernville had scored 16 times in eight games against eight goals for the opposing schools. Two of the games ended in shutouts for the local team. The top scorer for the Wildcats was Robert Bender, a sophomore, who booted six balls through the goal. .na , f a.-1 'QTZ2 ' :Q-75 ' 'si 'X ,f , s ,.... 1 X ,Q 40 g. .QQ is W' .. . ,,,, M53 V 22--37: ' fifwfe Q- L 15-i.-1-3 gsifT1??e1i ,- - ' -4 E95-,,-.-,...,s. -4- J-.. " .vi .- F , - ffi' ' N. 1,.,,.,:- jj' 3, . wr fs.. 4-a-,n f.,, .L Q ,Ti .'- """ I f 7- Jxil'-rw ' Marvin Kulp David Sweigart Robert Bender Gerald Miller Richard Balthaser Fifty-seven Joanne Wengert, Winifred Pyle, Brenda Kirkhoif, Patricia Kerner .Noopmen 7WaLe .7Aeir leguf With a hopeful look into the future, Penn- Bernville completed its first basketball season late this winter. Although the Wildcats were unable to capture a Win in their five official starts, the spirit and enthusiasm displayed by the team, urged on by the cheerleaders who directed the cheers of the fans, gave Coach Harold Mat- thew the assurance that next year's challenge will be met more satisfactorily. Hampered by the lack of facilities and no gymnasium, Coach Matthew called for a prac- 1 Sherwood Himelberger Frederick Wilhelm tice on Dec. 1, 1954, which was held on the Bethel High School floor. By the time the first game rolled around on January 5, 1955, he had mustered a 15-player roster: three freshmen, five sophomores, three juniors, and four seniors. Practices continued on the Bethel floor and other floors Whenever and Wherever they were available. In the first game, Penn-Bernville was able to rally only 20 points to its opponent's 47. The second game on Jan. 21 against Jerald Hartman James Gehris Fifty-eight Kneeling: Gerald Heckman, Robert Bender, Gene Kulp Barry Himelberger Standing: Barry Himelberger, Robert Kline, Frederick Wilhelm, Richard Reber, Martin Knorr Missing from picture: Sherwood Himelberger, Jerald Hartman, Ronald KirkhoH, Norman Burkey, J erre Gehris, James Gehris, Larry Luckenbill, Henry Bohn, Leo Houck Ontelaunee ended in defeat for the Wildcats, 61-15. It wasn't until Feb. 9 that the team again pitted its talents against the faculty on the Bethel floor. The students scored 38 points, but lost to the tune of 48-38. With three defeats now in the record, the Green and White pre- pared to meet Bethel for the second time, and again Bethel came up with the most points to hand the locals their fourth loss 55-36. In its final game of the season with North Lebanon on Mar. 1, the Wildcats scored 25 points against 46 for their opponents to ring down the curtain on their first unsuccess- ful, but promising, season. Richard Reber J erre Gehris Gerald Heckman Robert Bender Robert Kline Martin Knorr Fifty-nine 1 h , mg ,, ff,,.,,,,, it i, Kneeling: Leon Zimmerman, Charles Seifrit, Gene Kulp, Benny Reed, Gerald Heckman, Elmer Swartz Second Row: Mr. Matthew, Barry Himelberger, Larry Luckenbill, Clement Care, Leo Houck, Robert Kline, LaVerne Koenig Beagle! It was an impressive Penn-Bernville base- ball team that took to the field in the spring of 19543 and when the diamond dust had set- tled, our tally showed six wins against five defeats. - 1 . i 'NM 2 i Under the watchful eye of Coach Harold Matthew and behind the steady pitching of Barry Himelberger and Robert Kline, the team mustered a total of 48 runs in its 11 starts. Maw JW 511 eff, 60? 'W Wx 'Y fam bras 'af my C ' - F" M L -..-Q .mira ' er' - ., 1 ff 1. W 15 xiao?" , SPA.-24 ,X if Q' ' 5" I -gl, 3, .,.,..,. ,.s.w.,11-fl 5. fe' asf : l so ij. ..31'fg"l1fiaf' 'y ff' - ' .53 2 :15 flcrif ':. of wan- ffm J, -f' . .. . ' 'r.i"ii"Zi' ,. V1 .,il?".,,lsiffgE-H 5 ,v,.,:-, -g.ffx:eN1,' ---- ,Y eww'-ii'-, A -. -ifsifw 1 n- 4' Ka K , Gerald I-Ieckman Leo Houck, Barry Himelberger Leo Houck Robert Kline Sixty Robert Kline, Gerald Heckman, Larry Luckenbill Batting honors at the season's end went to Leo Houck who polled .481 average, while William Hoff- man clipped of a .379 average. The best fielding average was captured by Gerald Heckman with a .968 to- tal. Leo Houck as a catcher boast- ed a .938 average. The Green and White opened its season against a strong Newmans- town nine on April 4 at home. In this opener the Wildcats were handed their first defeat by a lop- sided score of 12 to 1. This loss, however, did not 'dis- courage the locals, for they bounced right back in their next game at Bethel on April 13 with an impres- sive 16-6 win over Bethel High School. By the end of their seventh game, the Wildcats had compiled a record of only three wins against four loss- es. The eighth game saw the Penn- Bernville nine come through with a decisive 1-0 victory. This eighth game was one of those games that could end all games. For in this game, which turned out to be a pitcher's duel, Barry Himelberger held the opposi- tion to just one hit. In the last three remaining games the Wildcats came through to win two games for a 7-4 record. 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'h-Hg -7 - 'zyfiiwesiiai-'S ., ..,.. .. .. .,,. ., .. ,ae .. -, . --'-' .: ' - :wg ' ' . David Sweigart Benny Reed l Robert Bender La.Verne Koenig Larry Luckenbill Sixty-one QFA , .SUOFLS SOCCER-First Row: Lois Frantz, Marilyn Balthaser, Evelyn Larkin Second Row: Jacqueline Saul, Marlene Beidler Qlooking down at the ball at her feetl, Jane Stoudt HOCKEY-First Row: Marlene Beidler, Evelyn Larkin, Doris Berger Second Row: Sandra, Haag, Lois Frantz Qgoaliej, Jane Stoudt, Marilyn Balthaser, Carol Tobias VOLLEY BALL-First Row: Ruth Degler, Sandra Fox, Bernice Luckenbill Second Row: Jeanette Schaeifer, Fern Ernst, Alice Messner in position to serve the ball. -- ,.1,. "."., . - - 'K - '.--Sr'-'E .1 g ' , ' 4 ' .... 'gm ,4..,:. ,Ht--: f . .. - - - - . if .: . ,,,-Lf ' - - I JU uf' L K5 I i ' -fp R 0 ,, G 0 v-IDENNAN-I-' lilvlv--1 ' ' Q gl v Q MAY DAY - May 14, 1954. Joseph Stamm leads the opening May Day march as the flower girls - the Queen's attend- ants - Grace Minnershitz, Irene Reppert, Marylee Gehris, and Grace Messner lead the way. Following the maid of honor, Shirley Hoyer, is our 1954 May Day Queen, Fern Berger. After the march the queen and her court were entertained by members of the physical education classes as well as by pupils of the elementary school. The back- ground consisted of flowers brought in by the student body. The queen and her at- tendants seem to be enjoying the enter- tainment. Unfortunately there was such a cool breeze that the girls had to resort to their coats for comfort. W The ninth and tenth grade girls are entertaining the queen with the May Pole Dance. The girls, as you see, have started the weave. The streamers were green and white, our school colors. A large number of people came to view the crowning. The pupils too seemed to enjoy this new experi- ence. Again Mother Nature made the girls struggle. The poles had to be securely fastened for this activity. The school's May Queen was Fern Berger, a senior in 1954. She was crowned on our school campus on Friday afternoon, May 14, 1954, at 1:30 o'clock. This was the first May Day in the history of the school. Miss Berger is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Berger of Bernville, R. D. 1. Her maid of honor was Shirley Hoyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hoyer. The program was under the direction of Mr. Matthew. Sixty-four H- , 360625 February 12, 1954. CUPID'S FROLIC was held in the school cafeteria. "Grab stakes and run!" was the highlight at the sophomore dance. "Save one for me", says Marvin Kulp as he approaches the shoe pile. Decorations included hearts dangling from a false ceiling effect produced by the parachutes. March 19, 1954. It is not that they are enemies, it is just that Betty Koenig and Bernice Luckenbill are jitterbugging to the tune, "Sh-Boom", at the ROBINS' HOP, sponsored by the juniors. In the background are Lynda Kulp and her brother, Marvin, also 'living it up'. You can see part of the decorations, the robins, streamers, and pole crepe paper. Featured at the ROBINS' HOP was the high school Dance Band which includes the woodwind section: Marvin Kulp, James Gehris, Elaine Fisher, Jane Wilhelm, and Fern Ernstg the brass section: Charles Seifrit, Gary Spangler, J erre Gehris, David Sweigart, and Frederick Wilhelm, string percussion: Lois Frantzg and percussion: Robert Bender. l l April 9, 1954. This occasion really brought out the school's male population because it was a Barn Dance, originally planned to be a Sadie Hawkins Dance. Getting rid of excess energy are Carrie Houck and La- Verne Koenig, who seem to enjoy square dancing. The center of all decorations was a drawing of a barn dance scene, animals were silhouetted for the side walls, and lanterns were suspended from the ceiling. Sixty-fifve November 19. Time out for a snack of chips and coke as a group of boys gather around the Paradise Inn. Serving the boys is Dennis Sweigart. The dance was one of the highlights of the sophomore class activities. The ENCHANTED EVENING theme was well carried out by decorations that included birds, leis, and the posts as palm trees. December 22. The annual Christmas dance, sponsored by the seniors as a 'home- coming' for alumni, was called the SNOW BALL FROLIC. It really brought out the graduates. The music was furnished by the FOUR DEUCES. Table decorations, the result of a Homemaking class activity, were snow women, some of which became a part of some of the classrooms during the winter months. - V 3611685 October, 1954. "We really fooled them this time!" could very easily have been the thought of both Mr. and Mrs. Matthew as they unmasked to receive a prize at the P.T.A. dance. Who would have guessed the football player and cheerleader? Fun- niest and best-dressed couples also received prizes. Mr. Matthew here seems to try to evade the camera. We presume his at- tire justiiies the gesture. Our P.T.A. sponsored this masquerade dance for pupils in grades seven through twelve. Winning first prize for the ugliest dressed individual was Frederick McQuate, Cleo Hoffman for the best-dressed single. Records were played for entertainment. The mask and dress allowed pupils to enter free of charge. Sixty-six w .fliama January 28, 1955. THE SNOWFALL BALL sponsored by the junior class was enjoyed by many students as they danced to the wonderful music provided by Maxie Kulp and His Orchestra. As the students and their guests entered, they registered and were presented with favors that con- sisted of two small snowflakes gayly sprinkled with sand and dangling on a ribbon. Here is another familiar scene at THE SNOWFALL BALL of a group of pupils and their guests sitting out one of the dances and admiring the decorations. Here you see a few of the seniors and a guest admiring the miniature snowman in the background. Scenes such as this occur fre- quently at our monthly dances held in the cafeteria. Sixty-seven Here are Joanne McQuate and Pauline Sonon enjoying a spot dance at the dance sponsored by the juniors. Of course there were many varieties of dances among which we may make mention of an elimin- ation dance . In addition there was a cake- walk, as well as a guess cake, to increase the enjoyment and merriment of all present. With a centerpiece on the wall in the form of a black hat and the words: SNOW- FALL BALL, in addition to the snowflakes dangling from the ceiling and flowers on the window sill, the environment is con- ducive to dancing. That is just what Earl Bond and Mildred Kiebach, Barry Himel- berger and Betty Koenig, Judith Bertram and Virginia Reed are enjoying at the time of this picture. "We were doing the mambo at our jun- ior class play!" exclaim Earl Bond and David Sweigart. This was one of the pan- tomimes done between acts of the play. Favorable weather, good acting, hilarious lines-all made this evening most enjoy- able. The fellows were really disguised, so much so that a few of us did not recog- nize Earl. Nice work, juniors! December 23, 1954. Betty Burkhart seems to be the center of attraction and attention as she sings a solo and also leads a group of Eighth grade members in sing- ing Christmas carols. Miss Riegel directed the presentation of the program. This pro- gram was an inspiring one, for it made us feel we had a good 'send-off' for the holi- day vacation. Ouafwwbn, cfbmfa December 15, 1954. Presenting the school's new Driver Education car to our instructor, Mr. Matthew, is Franklin Brown, representative of Brown Motor Co., Robesonia. Looking on are Frank Sylves- ter, president of the Reading Automobile Club, and principal of Penn-Bernville High School, Walter A. Rohrbach. How happy the pupils of Driver Education classes were to get experience in driving! Did the car stall or did David stall the car? That is a debatable question. December 16, 1954. This was the big event for the juniors as they presented their class play, "Home for Christmas". Playing the leading roles in the play were: Marvin Kulp, Winifred Pyle, and Henry Bohn. You see Winifred and Marvin in the picture. Mr. Kendra and Mrs. Kline directed the cast. Mr. Sz Mrs ' E. Thomas Sheetz Mr. Sz Mrs. Harry Gehris Norman H. Frantz Mr. S: Mrs. Howard Frantz Mr. Harold W. Frantz Mr. Sz Mrs. George M. Sell Mr. Sz Mrs. Ammon D. Fox Mr. Sz Mrs. John S. Bender Mrs. George Weiders Mr. Sz Mrs. George Oxenreider Mr. Sz Mrs. Ralph Bare Mr. Sz Mrs. Charles A. Bender Sz Family Mr. Sz Mrs. Jacob C. Martin Paul A. Gin rich Mr. Sz Mrs Charles H. Miller Mr. Sz Mrs. Ralph Tobias SPONSORS Mr. Sz Mrs. Elmer Balthaser Lois Kay Frantz Mr S. Mrs. Leo Houck Mrs. Anna Burkey . Sz Mrs. . Sz Mrs. . Sz Mrs. . Sz Mrs. .S1Mrs Frank W. Faust John Berger Rufus Reber Floyd Koenig Arthur C. Rieserf-fa, Catherine Rieser Brenda Kirkhoff Ronald M. K. Schoener Henry H. I. Sheetz Mrs. Miriam Himmelberger Landis Sz Landis Mr. Sz Mrs. Vernon A. Reppert David Weidenhammer Mr. S1 Mrs. Russell Riegel Mr. Sz Mrs George Repp rt Mr. Sz Mrs. Irvin I. Kirkhoff Mr. Sz Mrs. C. W. Bubbenmoyer Roy T. Bubbenmoyer Mr. Sz Mrs. Samuel A Hoffman Sr. Harold E. Lesher Stella M. Riegel Charles Seifrit Jr. Mr. Sr Mrs. William H. Kline Mr. S1 Mrs. Roy Luckenbill Gerald A. Knorr Y Mr. Sz Mrs. Henry P. Fisher Mr. S Mrs. Walter A. Rohrbach Mr.. Kathryn E. Gehret Penn-Engraving Company Boy ertown Times Publishing Co. . Mr. S Mrs. Wilfred Labe - F Mr. S. Mrs. Harry Frantz A Friend Betty S1 Kenneth Labe Mr 1 Mr Mr , , S Mr Gene A. Spayd Mr- 31 MIS- Harold Matthew Dr. Sz Mrs. Richard De B. Bertolelle Mr N MAN "'Z'f"N19. W' .138- 'H ' . , , - H , . ai . 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