Verona High School - Purple and Gold Yearbook (Verona, PA)
- Class of 1939
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Verona High School
Our thoughts turn to autograph collecting as The
Purple and Clold goes on sale. This is work for both teach-
ers and students w hen they are nalnhed by their friends,
The stall w orlied hard putting out this volume ol The
Purple and Gold hut had lots ol' lun doing it. Sarah typed
some copy while Mahlon, lylartha and Ted poured over
i'The School slournalist H lor some original ideas and lvlary
and lfay cheelged oyer last year's annual in our little office
hallway up the stairs, A snapshot contest was held to
arouse interest and smiles llitted over the faces of Fay,
Veronica and Nlartha as they tried to select the prize
winning pictures. iylahlon Miller, lfay lfraysier and George
Latin sacked the prizes. hlulia, Dr. Remaleys secretary,
was usually found pounding her typewriter hut was never
too lfusy to answer our questions about this and that.
Nliriam and Rita. our hudding young reporters, chuckled
as they read one ol' fyliriams School Columns in the Ad-
Miss M, Isabelle Rupert
-Senior Class Sponsor
Year Book Adviser
With sincere gratitude and appreciation for her co-
operation and support as our yearbook adviser, class
sponsor and a real friend-we, the class of thirty-nine,
dedicate this edition of "The Purple and Gold" to Miss
lvl. Isabelle Rupert.
We, who have heen served by our Alma
Mater, take great pleasure in presenting
the product ol' our accomplishment to
those who are to follow us in years to come.
ln presenting this volume of "The Purple
and Cloldif the staH has striven to portray
some ol' the best and happiest moments
ol the year. We have tried to translate
into words and attractive pictures some of
the happiness we have enjoyed together
throughout our high school days. When
we shall have attained those places in life
to which we aspire, may we loola hack
with great joy on the pleasant memories
of the year, nineteen hundred and thirty-
nine. As we leal through this hook Filled
with pictures and stories of our work and
fun, may we live again these experiences
from that interesting chapter of our life
ltnoxvn as high school.
Learning to cook tasty pud-
tlnngs and fancy dishes. these
girls hope someelav ihev can
sulisfv some manls palate.
To use a saw and a lathe, the
kids in the shop work :intl
As we look back over the years spent in Verona
l ligh School, can we ever forget the friendships
made' Boys, girls and teachers, too, left their
mark on our lives, as we mingled with them in
the classroom, gymnasium and on the football
field. Interesting people they were to all of us.
We are grateful that we have memories. for bv
them we are permitted to live again. through
those thrilling athletic encounters of the past.
During this season, Verona's athletes upheld
their ideals of true sportsmanship. Football and
basketball had the spotlight at various times
but interest never waned although we did not
always come put on top.
This side of our school life stands for pleasure.
Our never-to-be forgotten dramatic feats --our
great display of oratory and the thrill of our
first large audience -fthe last minute rush to
get the news to the press -and those coveted
honors we received when we were elected to the
National llonor Society' we can't forget them.
l,et us live them over again.
Guiding ur Destinies
We owe a great deal to this group of
men known as the Board of Education
and to Mr. Snyder our High School
Principal. They are responsible for
much of our happiness while in school.
The present school board was organized
in Decemhcr l937 and meets once each
month to transact school business.
These men are Frank Hogan, john
H. Young. jr., U. G. Palmer, Dr. C. S.
Hunter and Harry Pierce. lvlr. Palmer
is the newly elected president and john
Young is treasurer while Mr. Hogan
serves as secretary.
Mr. Alfred Snyder who teaches us
Chemistry, Physics and General Science
has served as principal for two years,
hut. was associated with Verona High
School before this time as a teacher.
He attended various colleges including
Grove City, Duke and University ol'
Southern California giving him wide
experience for this position. We hope
he has enjoyed working with us as much
as weve enjoyed our work with him.
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and General Science.
Senior lligli School Pilncig
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criiur lligli Building Prin-
flcmentary Building Prin-
it ' 1 Building llrincipal
The Verona School System includes an Elementary, Junior High and a Senior
High School Building.
The Elementary School, the oldest of these three buildings, was built in 1876.
This year the building has been condemned. The Elementary pupils now meet
in the junior High building in the afternoon from 12:45 to 5:00 P.lV1. The Ele-
' H ' I idance has progressed under
mentary school under lV1iss Josephine unter s gu
the present conditions.
b ilt in 1913 lt was used until 1937 to house
The junior High building was u .
both Senior and junior High Schools. Today it is under the supervision of
Miss Blanche Lindemuth. The Home Economics department is on the third
floor of this building and is used by both the Senior and junior High schools.
The shop which is located in the basement is also used by both schools. This
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school boasts of two-hundred and forty five students an nine eac
Th Senior High school is the newest of these buildings since it was built in
1937. This structure is the pride of the Senior High students because of the
newly equipped laboratory, spacious gymnasium and beautiful auditorium.
There are now nearly two hundred students enrolled, and ten teachers in the
" " hb"hareof
Senior High building. Mr. Alfred Snyder, the principal, as een in c g
the Senior High School for two years.
ate units because some of the teachers
These buildings are not entirely separ
ly 1 in both junior and Senior High Schools, Although this years set-up
are wor 'ing 1
has been an emergency one, work has progressed in these three places and much
has been accomplished.
Senior High Faculty
Mrs. Rebecca Cunningham Palmer has been in Verona lor three years, She
has been successful in coaching the Girls' Varsity Basketball Teams and is
popular among the students. She teaches Health and Physical liducation and
sponsors the Cheerleaders and the Leaders Club.
lX4r. Wild is a new member of our Senior High faculty t.his year. He came to
us from Connelly Vocational High in Pittsburgh. He teaches Physical lidu-
cation and Health and coaches the Football Team and Senior Varsity Basket-
ball Team. He is the sponsor ofthe Boxing Club.
Miss Lightner, who has been our librarian for a number ol years, never has
much to say. She sponsors the Library Club, a newly-formed club in our school.
Miss Long, who has been with us lor three years, teaches several commercial
subjects and sponsors the Non-Commercial Club. She is one ol the sponsors ol
the junior Class and acts as business manager for their dances and class plays.
Miss McCullough has been responsible for the success ol our operettas during
the past two years. She leads music for our assembly and sponsors the Boys'
and Girls' Glee Clubs.
Miss Claypool is one teacher who does not lose patience with the students.
This is her second year as a commercial teacher in Verona and she has also been
the director ol' two xlunior Class Plays and the sponsor ol' the Commercial Club.
Miss Westlake is a graduate ol' Verona School and has taught here lor a num-
ber ol years. She teaches World History, American History and French.
Mr. Douds is hnishing his second year as teacher ol Problems ol' Democracy.
Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. He sponsors the Debating Club, Senior
Hi-Y and is the faculty adviser lor the Student Council.
Mr. Snyder has the difficult job ol supervising the Senior High School. This
.job he carries out very capably. Besides this he teaches classes in Chemistry,
Physics, and General Science.
Miss Rupert, like Miss Westlake, is a graduate ol' V.H.S. She teaches English,
and is a very active leader among teachers and students alike. She is the class
sponsor, adviser for the year book, and each year she directs the Senior Class
Mrs. Rebecca Cunningham
Palmer. lvlr. j. Glenn VVild,
lvliss Jennie Lee Ligbtner.
Miss Gt-nesa Lung, hlissjane
lX4cCullougb, lwliss livelyn
Clayprml, hliss -lean Wt'sI-
lakc, lwlr, llowartl Doutls,
blr. Alfred Srlytler, lvliss
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Blat dcmulh. hir,
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ul Brill: r. lk-liss Kath-
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unior High Faculty
Nfliss Hilda Lindley who is the teacher of History and Latin, attended
Pennsylvania College for Women, X. Y. U, and Wooster, Miss Lindleys joh
takes her into hoth the klunior and Senior High School buildings.
Xfliss Blanche Lindemuth who is the principal ol' The xlunior High School,
has been with us for many years, She has helped all ol' us over the rough spots
in English grammar hecause that is w hat she taught before she hceame principal.
She came to us from Lockhaven State Teachers College.
Xlr. Barry D. Brammer is a new teacher who came to us from Tech. He
teaches shop work and mechanical drawing in the shop, where many ol' the hoys
love to spend their leisure moments,
Mr, sl. Merle Brallier, graduated from the University of Pittshurgh and teaches
Mathematics and Civics, He sponsors the junior Hi-Y,
Nliss Katherine l. McCollum who is our Home Economics teacher. has been
teaching in Verona lior a few years. She attended Temple University and rc-
ceived a BS. degree,
Xliss Margaret Stelliey a new teacher last year, teaches English and Arith-
metic. She was graduated from Musltingum College.
Xfliss Mae E. Pierce is our Geography and Science teacher. She is a Verona
High graduate and a few years ago got her BS. degree at the University ol
iylr. Warren E. Boydston who is a new teacher and served as assistant loot-
hall coach and Junior High Varsity coach, came to us from California State
Teachers College. He teaches English and Geography.
iyliss -Josephine Hunter is the Principal of the Elementary Building. Shc
has taught art for a numher ol' years. although she was formerly a first-grade
teacher. She graduated from Edinhoro State Teachers College.
A Farewell To
K, is J, W. fTRANE llEMAI.EY mx
13' ' 1 Supervising Principal iw
To the Class of 1939:
For you this year brings a culmination of a high school career. You have
again reached the goal that has been set for you
The future has no goals established by outside environment. The goals for
you must be those you set and the important thing is to keep those goals just
beyond your reach.
ln your school life each year has represented a definite, tangible, and measure-
able advancement towards graduation. Only in school is progress towards a
goal so definitely recordedg yet in life as you must meet it now, those goals can
be real if you make them so.
The typical commencement speaker of a generation ago would somewhere
in his speech admonish the graduation class, "The world is yours . . . " Today
that statement is as true as ever for those who set a standard and strive towards
that standard in spite of many disappointments, The world IS YOURS as you
make it. Some of you will go to college to prepare for a professional life. Nlost
of you will enter into commerce or industry as soon as you can get a place. Dont
fear that any job may be beneath you because many errand boys have ultimately
become managers of the concern. Whether that is your goal or not depends
entirely on your will to win,
Now that you have achieved this goal of graduation, keep ahead of yourself
new goals that can be reached but which are always a little beyond your im-
mediate preparation. This way leads to success.
lvlay I take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to your present achieve-
ment and for your future happiness.
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Hi-Lites of 1939
We expect a great deal of our class ofhcers. They may
be our future political leaders. Who knows7 The Senior
Class officers talked over the plans for their social program
for the year. Note the smiles on their faces, maybe they
are discussing their Roller Skating party where many of
the Seniors were down more than up. Mechanical Drawing
is lots of fun. Glenn and Eddie are intent on their work
while Philip and Harold Gnd time to play in spite of Bram-
mer's presence. Happy Dancers go into their dance as
Phyllis, Betty jane, Sophia, Ruth, Florence lind, Alice
and lflorence Young strut out on the stage.
Maybe you remember the Uakmont-Verona game. Can
anyone forget it? Klisky and Wild talked it over with the
referee while the injured Acklin looked on. junior Class
officers must have a funny bone in their soup. lvlaybe they
are counting their funds for the junior-Senior Prom. Now
the Sophomores are really serious-minded individuals.
President Mauro with his pencil in hand tells Irene and
Phyllis what he expects done. Consequently they did
Many dances were held in the school gymnasium this
year and truckin'on down, shaggin' and doing thc Suzy-Q
were tried out by all. The Seniors Christmas Dance with
the gym lighted by dim blue lights and a colorful Christ-
mas tree was one of the most attractive affairs of the year.
The .Juniors Heart Hop in February with red and white
decorations was another hi-lite and the Sophomores too
came in for their share of popular dances.
Certain assemblies will be remembered for the interest
they created. Rev. E. V. Condron from Springdale and his
interesting talk on Room-mates, which was sponsored by
the Hi-Y Club was excellent. I-le entertained us royally
relating his experiences on a recent Mediterranean trip.
The Leaders Club presented a Musical Fashion Show
giving us styles for school wear, riding and dancing. When
a debate was presented by the Debating Club, many stu-
dents were shocked when they found it to be interesting
instead of dull as they had expected. The Staff Club pre-
sented an interesting skit in assembly later as did many
of the other clubs. This plan of club sponsored programs
in our assemblies was a new idea of the recently organized
Always willing, cheerful and smiling is
Paul . . . a real pleasure to have him as a
classmate. The Cooking and Dancing
Clubs claim him asa member , . likes
all phases of sports.
lt's "Vern" who plays the drum in the
Community Orchestra . . . is captain ol'
thc Boy Scouts' Drum and Bugle Corps.
Plays football and belongs to thc Varsity
and Cooking Clubs . . . likes swimming,
boxing. and hunting.
IDA E. BENTZ
"lde" belongs to the Glee Club, Com-
mercial Club, Dramatic Club and was a
monitor. Took part in the operctta and
is interested in swimming, bike riding,
roller skating, and dancing.
RAYMOND E. BOUCHAMITR
"Bunny" is the red-headed monitor at
the end of the lower hall . . . played pro-
minent role in the Junior play. Member
of Staff and Cooking Club. Likes swim-
ming and stamp collecting.
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An active Senior who has been the man-
ager of the Football and Basketball Team
following in his brothers footsteps. A
member ol' the klunior and Senior l-li-Y.
Varsity and Debating Clubs . . . lnterested
liDlTH V. CEBELIUS
"Edie" belongs to the Leaders Club and
Glec Club. Was in the klunior Play and
Operctta. Has a pen pal in Denmark.
linlioys swimming and dancing.
EARL 'lf CHARLESNVORTH, QIR.
i'Puddin" is a nice lad who belongs to
the Hi-Y, Glce Club, Boys Cooking Club
and was French Clubber of last year.
lntcrested in dancing, skating, golf.
photography and reading.
This little miss known as "Bess" oi
"Coleman" had the lead in our Alunior
play. A member oi' the Operctta C2-lst.
Belongs to Stall' Club, Clee Club and
Commercial Club. Her main interest is
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RUTH M. COOK
"Cookie" had a part in the junior Play.
Belongs to the Glee Club, Commercial
Club, and Staff Club, Was in the operetta.
Has a pen pal in England and likes to
PANSY NORA DAVIS
Pansy is the tiniest girl in the Senior
Class . . . is very studious and an efneient
monitor. Some of her activities are Glee
Club and Debating Club. Likes swimf
ming, reading, and knitting.
"Marty" is quite shy and quiet . . . his
grades rank among the best in the Senior
Class . . . a member ol' the Dancing and
Cooking Clubs . . . enjoys stamp col-
lecting and playing golf,
"joe" never has much to say . . . is a
member of the Debating and Dancing
Clubs . . . playedjunior Varsity Basket-
ball and is especially interested in all
kinds of athletics.
CATI IERINE DOUGAN
"Katie" is well liked and has many
friends. Captain of the girls' Basketball
team. ls a member of the Dancing Club
and Shop Club. Likes to swim.
MARGARET ELINOR FARROW
"Peg" is rather a quiet lass, but a lot of
fun to know. Took part in the .Iunior
Play. Belongs to Girl Reserves, Latin
and French Clubs. Enjoys dancing, swim-
ming and skating.
RICHARD E. FIX
i'Richie" is interested in all athletics and
has great football and basketball ability.
ls a member of Cooking, Hi-Y, and Com-
mercial Clubs. Likes to swim and play
'iDolly" is a real pal and quite a singer
too. Had leading parts in the OpCrCtta
for two years and was in the .lunior play.
Belongs to many clubs, Likes dancing
"Snyder" has shown his acting ability
twice in school productions . . . the
junior Play and 1938 Operetta . . .usually
can be found near room 224 where he is a
monitor . . . member of Glee Club, Senior
Hi-Y, and Year Book Staff.
'l'l-IOMAS J. GRGURICH
"Tommy" is always cheerful and smiling
. . . member of the Cooking Club and
Senior Hi-Y . . . swimming ranks first
among his hobbies . . , others are dancing
golf and radio.
ANGELINA F. GROSSA
This petite miss is liked by all. . . "Angie "
is a member of the Staff, Commercial
and Glee Clubs . . . took part in the oper-
etta . . . likes to dance and hike.
SARA R. GUGLIUZZA
"Sara" is a future stenographer . . . an
active member of the Year Book Staff . . .
Always with Angie . . . likes to read and
'iTed" is always in trouble with the
teachers . . . one ofthe monitors, too . . .
basketball manager for two years . . . had
a lead in 1938 operetta . . , likes dancing,
tennis and stamp collecting.
ml'ed" or "Herman" served as class
president for two years . . . he is a ver-
satile musician and had a leading part in
operetta for two years . . . on Football
and Basketball squad . . . in various clubs
. . . likes to dance.
"Honey" is a pal who has proved to be a
help to our Girls' Varsity , , . member of
the Cvlee Club and Shop Club . . . her
main interests are in sports . . . also likes
"Kitty" is a very quiet girl and a lover
of music . . . belongs to the Glec Club
and Girls' Shop Club . , ,likes skating,
dancing, bike riding and sports.
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HELEN E. KEENE
"Hahn" will be a great secretary some-
day . . . has always maintained a line
scholastic record . . . is a member of Year
Book Staff . . . also belongs to Cvlee Club
and Commercial Club . . . likes reading
VERONICA K. KOVAC
"Veronie" is an active girl who belongs
to the Cvlce Club and Staff Club . . . was
in junior Play . . . likes to bowl, skate,
dance and swim . . . was snapshot editor
for year book.
ELIZABETH R. LANIOUS
"Dotty" has been quite an active stu-
dent . . . class officer during herjunior
year . . . played Varsity Basketball and
served as President of the Commercial
Club . . . likes reading, tennis, and Helen.
"Gegen is one of our best basketball
players . . . he is a member of the Senior
Hi-Y and Year Book Staff . . . Vice
President of the Senior Class . . . chief
among his varied interests are swimming,
golf, and stamp collecting.
"Ange" is always present when prepa-
rations for a social event are made . . .
Vice President of Commercial Club dur-
ing Junior year . . . member of the Year
Book Staff, and Cooking Club . . . likes
to dance, and play golf.
"Ted" specializes in athletics . . . Basket-
ball and Football . . . he has made some of
the best grades in the Senior Class . . . a
member of the Senior Hi-Y and Varsity
Club . . . likes dancing, swimming, and
HELEN lvl. MCWILLIAMS
"Mac" is one who made a name for her-
self in the junior Play . . . belongs to the
Commercial Club, Shop Club, and Cvlee
Club . . . in the operetta . . . likes basket-
ball, and plays the piano.
"Eddie" is tall, blonde, handsome, and
well liked by his classmates . . . played
Varsity Basketball . . . his hobbies are
iwiinming, cooking, and playing basket-
MAHLON A. MILLER
"Mahlon" is one of the busiest boys in
the Senior Class . . . he divides his time
among such activities as the Senior Hi-Y.
Debating Club, Orchestra, Year Book
Staff, and the Student Council . . . hobbies
include swimming, tennis and pho-
"Bump" showed his acting ability by
his one portrayal of the butler in the
Nlunior Play , . . played football in '38' . . ,
treasurer ofthe Cooking Club . . . likes
L0 swim, play golf and collect stamps.
GUSTAVE N. MORAITIS
"Gus" is the life of the party, always
ready with a witty remark . . . member
of the Senior Hi-Y, Cooking Club, and
Year Book Staff . . . likes dancing. swim-
ming and golf.
MIRIAM E. MURRAY
"Meme" is one of the most popular girls
in the Senior Class , . . class secretary for
the last two years . . . reliable correspon-
dent for the Advance Leader . . . member
of various clubs . . . among her hobbies
are reading, dancing, and writing.
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EILEEN B. OBERDING
Although "Eileen" has only been with
us for one year she is a favorite with
many . . , attended Etna High School . . .
in several clubs . . . likes to dance, skate
STEPHANIE J. PENCO
'iSteffe" is a member of the Clee Club.
Dramatic Club. and Commercial Club . . .
likes dancing, swimming and bike riding
. . . enjoys reading.
MARTHA E, ROTH
A peppy little miss who has been a cheer-
leader for two years . . . a member of the
Staff Club. Clce Club. and Leaders Club
. . . likes reading, dancing. swimming.
and playing basketball.
"Bob" opens the door for us daily. as
monitor at the front door , , , member
of the Cooking Club, Senior Hi-Y, and
Year Book Staff . . . member of the foot-
ball team . , . interested in raising chic-
kens, winter sports, and music.
"Morty" came to us in his junior year
from Westinghouse High School . . . was
in junior Play . . . is one ofthe monitors
. . , is in Debating Club and Staff Club . . .
likes fishing, and reading,
VERA MAE SMITH
"Vee" is a quiet girl who came to us from
Latrobe High School . . . member of the
Glee Club and ShopClub . . . was in both
operettas . . . likes skating and dancing
. . .has a pen pal in a faroff land.
STELLA A. TSOLINOS
As can easily be seen "Stella's" nick-
name "Too-soon" has been derived from
her last name. . . is a monitor. . . member
ol' Debating, F rench, and Non-Commer-
cial Clubs . . . likes athletics and dancing.
"Anna " came back to us from Penn High
School . . . a member ol' the Clee Club.
Dramatic Club, and Commercial Club. . .
was in the operetta . . . enjoys dancing
and bike riding.
"Whitey" is a nice miss who was in our
junior Play . . . belongs to thc Cvlce Club.
Dramatic Club, and Dancing Club . . .
was a member of the French Club last
year . . . likes dancing, skating, and
MARY LOUISE YOUNG
A future librarian is "Weezie" . . . has a
fine scholastic record . . . a member of
French and Library Clubs . . . is a good
musician . ., . likes reading, hiking, knit-
ting, and writing to pen-pals.
Past Events jotted Down
In 1936 history was made in Verona because then entered the portals of the
school this illustrious group who are graduating from our midst. After the
Sophomores finished their initiation stunts we were more subdued than usual
and took up our studies with vigor. Science, English, junior Business Training,
Home Economics, Civics, Physical Education, Algebra, Latin, Shop and Me-
chanical Drawing were some of the intricate subjects we began to study. There
were a number of our group who were new to our school, but they immediately
made friends in our midst. Miss Banker and Mr. Gibson will be remembered
as our home room teachers. One group of us were perched high upon the third
floor and the other in the basement. A class party was held and radio music
was used for dancing. Notable among our experiences this year was a short
school holiday due to the flood in the lower part of Verona. Although the homes
of several of our classmates were Hooded everyone came through in fine shape
and we were soon back at work as if nothing had happened.
Miss Lindley and Miss Rupert guided our wayward steps during our second
year in adjoining rooms. Two class parties with orchestra music finished our
social activities during this year. Some of the classmates made themselves
journalistically known by their work on A'The l-Ii-Life, " the school paper, spon-
sored by Miss Banker.
In our Junior year the momentous occasion was that we were located in a
new building and took part in the dedication service for the new structure.
Many participated in the Glee Club operetta, "ln Old Louisiana" and a few
found their Thespian powers in the class play, "The Red Headed Step-child".
Gne of the saddest events of the term was the passing of Donald Wetmore, one
of our classmates. The group worked hard on the play and at dances, especially
the clever Valentine Dance to make money to sponsor a very unusual junior-
Senior Promenade in the school gymnasium with Len Malvern and his orchestra
furnishing the music. We hope everyone hasnt forgotten the lovely dresses.
dim lights and unusual decoration used for the party making it a high spot in
our memory at least.
Our Senior-year brings to a close, a glorious four years wit.h more fun than
ever before. In October a Treasure Hunt all over Verona and culminating with
"eats" at the Duquesne Club opened our social activities. The group sponsored
a Christmas dance in the gym which was very successful. ln February a pri-
vate Roller Skating party at National Park, claimed nearly all our classmates
as participants, experts and some not so expert. Finally a picnic at North Park
in May brought the program to a close. Class rings were purchased near Christ-
mas time and individual pictures were in eminence a little later. An educational
trip for the whole class was the one to Westinghouse. POD. has probably
been our most interesting and unusual class because we have had everything
from debates, forums and special speakers to period reports by classmates.
Several of our Seniors did excellent work in the Clee Club operetta "Ask the
Professor" and the Senior Class Play.
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The junior Class
Three short years ago a group ol timid youngsters entered the great cathedral
ol learning, Verona High School. The door was closed hehind them with a jar
and their high school career had begun,
As a group of hardworking Freshmen they, slowly, hut lwravely, lhegan their
climh upward, overcoming such obstacles as study and the scorn ol the upper
elassmen. During this year a lew social gatherings helped to hring the class
more into the limelight.
These students began their Sophomore year with a more cheerlul aspect.
Although divided, the Academics going one way and the Commercials another,
they remained united in spirit. They enjoyed more freedom during this year
and had much lun attending dances, parties, and hasltethall games. They also
had the extreme pleasure ol' haiting their lellow lfreshmen, which gave them
much more confidence in their own abilities.
All too soon their Junior year was upon them. They made notalwle progress.
everyone finding himself a jack ol all trades. Some students distinguished them-
selves as reporters. and haslaethall and loothall players, and many displayed
their ahility' in the operetta. They are represented to a great extent in the clulws,
while dancing is the predominant recreation in this class.
lt is quite evident that this class will prove to he a line group ol'Ser1ioi's next
year. We all hope that their exalted position will not prevent them from worlt-
ing steadily and setting a good example for the under classmen,
PURPLE AND GOLD
lfirst riiw: Lung, lfelier. Ci
mari, l'ra:iei, lxloon, Chr
l tian, l.esar, uliutler,
Second rim' Nliss lfxt
Cflayfpcml flaulleld, lfairi
lialwilon, M. Ward, Urogin
llill, Paxone. Delaeli, Kun
ning, llelrielx, Brady.
Third row' Lomlwardii
f.alhoun. Garvin, lienmtl
ljerctie, Xleimrn, Sliadle t
Vila. liurruxx s, Rule ey, Sp
liirsl row' Auen, Sis t
lueliey, l lopliins, Sanlucei
Second ruwi Shade, lklc me
Buda, Vifeir. llann, fxlaeli
lremiels. Vinoyac, Wbiitllia
Third row lleddinglitld
lvlehqlie, Vvhsoeliiigs, N11 ltr
Berlcmsa. lliesoxxiez. Vvlhiia
Frazier, l,ilwerlo. lkwwfi
lflrsl frm, W'etmnre, Xklilllsun
Ward, Carmichael, Ritchey:
Raeioppi. Lashell, Phillips,
Starr, lxfhistrngiaeoinn, Zolet
Second row 3 lX1issklean Vv'esl-
lake, Irwin, O'Connell, Gur-
ney, Kenyon, Kiahvr, Raahc.
lxlelirail, lX4eCnrmiek, Rem-
aley, Arce, lwlartin.
'lihlrd ruwi DeViLa, Kunif
aren, Zakraysek, Quimiro,
lx1auro, l lelsley, Cestnik,
XJHFHSSI. Peneo, lfurle, Saun-
lfirsl row. FX1, bepelyak,
Rantlas. Renimy. Young.
llnugliamer, Runey. S. Krat-
sas. lX1urion, Daxis, Cum-
mingsi C. Roth. Vifilson.
Second row. A. Roth, Gilles-
Bennett. Curun, Delfaziu.
Dougan. lifk!lSil5, Turkey,
Rebecca Cunningham Palmer.
Third row: Phillips, Palino,
l.afl'erly, A. Sepelyak, Nie-
helie, Ritchey, Luckoek, Wis-
niuski, Nlimrrell, Sher, Shank.
The Sophomore Class
The Sophomores have finally reached the age where they are being noticed.
Little was heard from them last year but this year they have become more active
and have held some dances and class parties. Football and Basketball brought
many of the boys before the public eye and some of the girls were seen with the
Girls Varsity, Many' took part in the Glee Club operetta, MAsk The Professor"
and participated in a few assembly programs during the year. They are having
many new experiences and studying new subjects but are taking them in their
stride and are looking ahead for more.
Clubs are very popular with Sophomore students, The boys are especially
interested in the Cooking, Hi-Y and Varsity Clubs while the girls are interested
in Shop. Commercial and Leaders Clubs. Other interests are dancing, ice and
roller skating and sewing.
Nliss -lean Westlake and Mr. Glenn Wild are the home room teachers and act
as class sponsors.
The officers are:
President, , A .. , e A Harold Mauro
Vice Presidente-- Phyllis Lashell
Secretary ..,. , - - Irene Ward
'lhe class ol nineteen hundred and liorty-txxo was one ol the largest ever to
have attended Ycrona High, and occupied three rooms under the guidance ol'
Xliss fkleffollum, Xfliss Pierce, and Mr. Brallier.
They gave much to their Alma lviater this yearg on the football field, on the
hasliethall teams, and in the production ol the operetta. Most memhers ol' the
nexxlv organized hand are freshmen proving that this is an active group. Xlanv
are already preparing for that most important ol all events, their own Llunior
Prom. in that they have joined the Dancing Cluli lflere many ol' the class have
had l'L1I'l and learned to dance vvith some ease and grace,
Smith. XVolI'ei l.:1llerlvX Kell:
tus. ig N. 'V , .e 5,
klansson, fil1fii'lesxxi-i'll1, Ciav
I flill lux lXlil1n
lXlool'e lxumareo Plexe. Kiwi
lwor. llann, lDimnnel'lw'iu:r
Radovieh, lgamlwrnlue, Vw l1llL'
Second rim Sislelq. l,anqI'oi'tl
Randas. liuplnn, XYilsfn1, l'ix
man, lltngoieli, Yigqizil111o
PURPLE AND GOLD
larsl ron' lluniphiey. llfil
lmi.5f.r, Pope. XXrighl. ll-rp:,ers
Ilill, llaiper, Q lltlnitzartlnei
Second roxx: lX'lam1i, ffusia
X1CliIIlLKl'1l, .'Xrnold, llllis
Denlino, Xleorn. litirroxu
Xflefiornwick, CiLialiu::a 'Xlis
lihird rox-.' Ciarvin, Ulm-ieline,
los, l,asl1er, Canitlon. lmutlon
lfirsi rim lielmeil, lfiler
Kdamslvx, lliwllinger, Runev
Ashlwautglw, ll, l'msW'1
Agmieh, SaLm.lers. l'ei'eLi-
Second roxx, Sistelc. Keistei
Allweris, Costa. Xyigfjq,-thy
Rogers, Piellcieviieh. Wil
hams, 'X'IeKinlev. Lvter. Klein
son, lXliss liallwurine hit'
'lihird roxx' Slnvszli' li-,seo
Santueei, Rtariek, l'ltxl XX'
l'irsl nm' lsfrrielv llzuilxins
Cihzinev Krule. I5utl:'alx
Zeskv, llrtino, Xlr. Xlerle
Third row: Mauro, Bent:
ffharllim, l.asl1ell, lltmkele
lntorre, lXf1eWilIiams, Sax-
The Eighth Grade
iXliss Lindley and hir. Boydston are the teachers that have heen the guiding
and restraining hands to these pupils who are now approaching high school.
'liheir interests seem to he centered around activities such as hasketkall and
such diversions as the Boys Junior lli-Y, Girls Reserves, Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts. 'lfhese groups culminated their social program with a comldined party
on Deeemlwer 23 in the gymnasium with dancing. popular form of amusement,
interspersed with a few games.
A numliier of students ofthe eighth grade are engaged in the school hand and
glee eluh has given them something to do in the afternoon when there is no school,
The "men of the class" are very mueh interested in Shop work and Mechanical
drawing and spend mueh of their leisure time in the shop with Nlr. Brammer.
Nlany of the hoys are eagerly looking forward to the day when they will he alale
to help make the .lunior Varsity a grand sueeess. There are also a numher of
girls that have hopes of gaining a position on the Girls Varsity in years to eome.
Swimming and skating has a numher of devotees and daneing is also on the
list of much indulged in activities of the eighth grade.
lfirsi row: Plesowieit, liairtl.
Ux erlvcek. lXlaeQlregor, Mull,
Burkhart, Cialvud, Poelgor-
mek. Dunn. Smyth, lX1arko-
Second row. l,ulley, l'px'all.
Woods, Powell, Nlwereromlwie,
lXiel1elle. lielster. flestmk,
llann. Nellis, Milermg, Bliss
l-l1Il'xl row: Roth, hlilliken,
loreliia, lilllano, Lasher.
fiusla. llrego, Wlwitlenlwerger.
luekev. Barnes, C oleman,
llerps. Dutlezak. Nlanni,
lfirsl row' llrixcrupiu, llaeiop-
po. Walson. Sanlueel Dutlef
:ak. XYl'iIlL', Kohnen. Olwer-
ding, Rt-gotti, While, Sanner,
Second row, Starn, Burnt.
Comer, Cirnjarleli, lumin-
ella. l,U:er, Sill, lirazler.
Bright, lhompson. Remaley,
Third row' ,-Xlman. hloraitis
Seeieh, Lanioux, llunkley
lvfarron, Simmons. Johnson
Gould, Bertosa, Carehxde
VJ. Walker, Beers, R. NValker
lfirst row: lliis. llumplirex
fioover. fitislkl, Xlinlers, ll
Rupert, l'li1Lisel1uldt'l', Vuotls
liulsler. lTLll'1WL'I', fNlm.1n.
Second row iXliss Slellex
liutlieh. Kiabutl, lloney, Nit-
Allister. l.aIlerlv, liible. Wil
son, lieuster, Slam, :llWl'k'g.2,
Third row' Ilann, l,ashell
lX1zlnganaro, XN'uotllngs, l limes
C. Rupert. Toma:iel14 Kilt-
lantl. lXlurris-in. 'lit-nipleit-n
l'iII'Xl rim Xliss kl.1lie Xlt'
Cfulloligli, TDCXIIIH. lxelver. li
liruno, Unis. lrwln, lfltiinl
King. Rice, liortlon. ,Xllvtri-N
Second row' liwuseo, livialie
fiilrsrin. l,ov.1r, Vnrzissl
lvlokaseli. J. Bruno, l. liruno
Delfazio. Sloller, Curtis,
Third row' Ttiminella, Sea
burn, lliiplfins, Lewis. lXfliller
Squirellus, Varassi, liurelnu
Pavone. Loalbo, Klavdos
The Seventh Grade
ln September i938 a group ol' about seventy new seventh graders made their
debut in the junior ltligh School. They toolg up their work not as "mere ehild-
ren", but as ladies and gentlemen. They lost a few ol their classmates but that
hasnt stopped them at all. The seventh graders have shown great interest in
basketball, mushball and baseball and mueh ol' their leisure time has been
spent in the gymnasium.
They had a few social alliairs this year which they all enjoyed. Cfoolting, and
sewing has used up a lot of time and ellort lor the girls who with the help ol'
lXf1iss lvleffollum, have turned out some nice vvorlt, The boys have been busily
occupied with carpentry on a small scale with fvlr, Brammers aid.
Some ol the seventh graders may be small in size but they have plenty ol pep
and energy, If they lteep on going as they have we will be very proud ol' them
in the future.
Under the supervision of Miss Margaret Stelley and Miss jane Xleifullough
during the past year they have had an interesting time.
PURPLE AND GOLD
eniovs of dvofe
We have set aside a page to the ten seniors
whom we consider have contributed much to
the success of the class of '39, It is the hope
of the staff that this idea will be accepted fav-
orably loy all those who chance to see it.
Golfing ns ll popular
sport with Ccolgv:
Dreaming ol' thc lu-
lurc . . No, lhiQ lxlfl
llrlsclllzt l.e1nc. ll ls
Agua l'l'iIZlClk A
larmcr and hu lvrldc
on Initiation Dux'
Linllc hwy hluc, umm'
blow ywur' horn,
Rulhk on thc hay
mack Iwul not last
aslccp A 'lllmu ln rc-
urc . . . Dow thu rc-
miml you ol those
long hourx xpunr in lhu
lah A A dwpcy Innk-
ing foullwall player uml
shadcs ol' thu Iwlmnncr
gurls ul lrilbll,
pow lor thc canwra
liolw Ritchey lucrliw
happy with his mug
lu-hind that mug
A rcwc illhung lhn'
Two pcnxivc ladies on
the slmrc ur North
Park . . . a study in
hlack and white
Thcsc junmrs are luulv
mg lor smudlwlng , .
lxlaylwc a fuuplc o
A Page From the Notebook of School Life
PURPLE AND GOLD
ooiball . . .
Brilliant Page Torn From
Verona was dealt a rather severe jolt in athletics this year alter riding the
crest for so long a time.
But the small squad was undaunted in their desire to learn what this game
was all about, and so came up to the first game ol' the season on September the
ninth with courageous hearts and fire in their eyes. However. Turtle Creek
Union High had too many guns for Verona and the liormer walked oil' w ith a
With but a few days to catch our breath we again laced a strong XVilkinsburg
outht, but were unable to stave oil' dellcat.
After these two tough struggles, Verona tried to catch a second breath but
relaxed too completely' for Edgewood.
Apollo next took the scalp of Verona's Purple and Cold by a score ol' 33-O,
this game disclosed a couple ol liullies on the line,
Starting to pick up steam again Verona began to move along behind Lou
Varassrs hard slashing drive to lead in the game with lfranklin Township. 'llhe
game ended in stalemate at 6 apiece,
Going up to Arnold High for a game intended to be played under the flood
lights, but instead under a heavy blanket ol log, Verona again succumbed to
defeat. Nevertheless the boys played the best football ol' the season here, Ar-
nolds last touchdown was made behind the beautilul interference ol the low
hanging clouds. The game was stopped in the fourth quarter because ol the log.
Aspinwall came over next to pay us a visit, but rudely jolted Verona l-l-tw.
Getting up in the upper bracket class again, Verona traveled to Stowe Town-
ship. livery man fought hard but inexperience proved too big a handicap lor
Acklin-tackle joe De Vita-tackle Bosco-guard .Jimmie Dc Vita-guard Nlchelic h llback
l ix tries to play leap-frog Nice blocking on the part ol' The crowd roars and Latin llunling lor the I ill t iii
cr an Uakmonl plavcr. lx"lL'l'lCllC1'lI1klillWL'2lUlllUlPLlI1l. snaps a picture lor the con-
PURPLE AND GOLD
The Note Book Of Athletics
liast lxlelieesport came over and tamed Veronas Wildcats by a ll-0 score
in a game marred hy excessive fumbling at the critical moment. lt was an evenly
fought game all through but the breaks -just werent coming our way.
To Oakmont we came hut. did not conquer. Staving oil several Uakmont
threats in the lirst quarter through sterling work hy Meek, lxflauro and Lalferty,
Verona staged a drive in the second quarter that was well on the way to touch-
down territory hut that lumhle hugahoo lnohhetl up and the attack was throttled
just when it would have counted heavily. Un the second play of the half, lfix
got away lor a 35 yard run hut to no avail. Oakmont managed to shove another
six points across hy means ol' a forward pass to make the hnal score I2-0.
'llhus the season ol' N38 ioothall came to a close with nary a victory to our
credit although we did score three touchdowns at various times throughout the
season. We look on into the future and hope for greater success as we play Wil-
kinshurg, ljdgewood. Sharpshurg. Arnold and our old enemy Qakmont again
next year according to a tentative schedule now in the making. lfour ol our
first team will graduate hut will leave us some other good material for these
strenuous encounters next year. The ninth graders too are anxious to take their
places on the lioothall squad. Our schedule for next year will he as follows, but
for a lew games.
Sept. lo Wilkinslwurg Oct. 20 Aspinwall
Sept. 22 lfdgewood Oct. 27 Brentwood
Sept. 29 Sharpshurg Nov. -l East lxlelieesport
Oct. 13 Arnold Nov. ll Oakmont
lxlauio center lfix-lialliliack Aleoiwi-ttid Varassi-fullhaeli 'xlttk l itl lc
X wide end run with perfect .N plunge through the line. 'lime 5 n oi t s iui
lwlotl ing. and tht gant, gels 1 rtlrtshint,
fmesstewfrms fp. .
First row: Alcorn, Bosco,jimmic DeVita. Acklin, lVlauro,Joc DcVita, Meek. Herman, G. Burrows.
C Second row: Assistant Coach, Boydston, Dcntino, lvloorc, Lafferty, lntorrc, Ritchey, Fix. lvlehelic, Varassi. Qulmiro, Ciart
Third row: lvlanagcr C. Brown. Asst. lvlanagcril l, lVlachcn,Viggiano, Roth, Sepclyak, Bertosa. Bruno, lvlcffnrmick, R
malcy, lXflanagcraTuckcy, lVlanager,Lomhardo::i.
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The Football Squad
Six Seniors who will depart from the squad this year will have given a great
deal of their time to the grueling work of the gridiron. Vern Acklin who has
played tackle for three years and also served as captain deserves a big hand
from all his school. Richard Fix with only one year to his credit did some stellar
playing while Moore and Roth took their place on the second team. Herman
as end and Meek as tackle served the squad for two years. The manager George
Brown whose work it has been to collect suits, and equipment, see that every
bit of gauze and adhesive tape was in place in the first-aid kit, and carry water
lor the players on the held has had a hard four years.
Among the Juniors, joe DeVita has played good hard football for thc past
two years and will have a fine chance in the l939-l940 season to add to his
laurels. Alcorn, Bosco, Ogden and Bertosa deserve credit for their work so far.
Bosco and Alcorn's vicious tackling and 0gden's blocking aided the team this
year. The faithful Albert Lombardozzi as assistant manager has lugged many
a bucket of water on to the held.
What the Sophomores lacked in quality they made up in quantity because
ten ofthe lads from this group broke through to make a berth for themselves
on the squad. jimmie DeVita at guard, lvlauro at center, Lafferty at end, Me-
helic at halfback and Varassi at fullback were in the thick of the fight in many
a melee while joe Ritchey scored one of the three touchdowns. Remaley, Sepel-
yak, Ciarelli and Quimiro saw plenty of action and will probably be heard from
next year. Tuckey as an assistant manager will probably vie with Lombardozzi
as manager in the future.
The junior High came through with plenty of brawn and mettle with Bur-
rows, Viggiano, Dentino, lntorre, McCormick and Bruno. Burrows, lntorre
and Bruno had plenty of fight and will add to the line in the future. These boys
had to sit on the bench much of the time but that didnt stop them at all. "Toot "
lvlachen who is our youngest assistant manager is a willing worker, too.
PURPLE AND GOLD
The tip-off between Latin
and Ed Wright at the Penn
High game. Verona scrambles
for the ball under their own
basket. Looks like the whole
Verona tcam was assembled
under the Penn High goal
when one of the rival players
grabbed the ball and another
goal was scored.
Thru the Hoop and it's Basketball
The basketball season in Verona really got underway about the Hrst of Decem-
ber and lasted throughout December, january and February. Three V.I-l.S.
teams were in the lineup, the Senior Varsity, the Girls Varsity and the junior
Varsity with Mr. Wild, Mrs. Palmer and Mr. Boydston as their respective
As a whole, these teams played some very exciting games this winter and al-
though quite often the games ended with a slight edge over Verona we can't
complain too loudly. As for our place in the W.F.l.A.L. this year Verona traveled
a long way down the lines from their crest reached last year. Even though the
Varsity won only four games there were several matches in which theopponents
scored only a few points more than Verona and excitement waxed high as to
which team would really come out ahead in the end. The Girls Varsity was
more successful from a winning standpoint, This team, although, newly organ-
ized a year ago is to be commended on a most unusual and successful season of
only three losses during the entire time. Finally when they played in the A.A.U.
Tournament and played Trinity they were up against a very difhcult group
and lost 20-31. Theirs was the most successful season of all three groups, but
the junior Varsity, a younger and more inexperienced group played some Fine
games and developed some good material for the Varsity of the future.
The gymnasium was always occupied with practice for these groups or maybe
a scheduled game on either Tuesday or Friday nights.
The townspeople and school citizenry attended the games with a great amount
of enthusiasm and many continued attending even though the Verona aggre-
gation did not always come out ahead, Many parents and friends donated
their services by driving cars filled with members of the team to the various
schools. The girls traveled far for some of their games even to Eldersridge
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Senior Varsity Basketball
Due to the lack of experienced players, Verona Highs quintet didn't live up
to the early predictions which were made up and down the valley. During the
nrst game with Brentwood, Verona's rating went down a notch or two, but when
Verona conquered Edgewood to the tune of 24-19, hope was revised. Further
success with East lVIcKeesport where Latin was the high scorer and the final
score stood 24-22 was another feather in Veronas cap, Strange as it may seem,
this East lVicKeesport game won by the Varsity is the only game t.he Varsity
won on the same night and at the same place as the junior Varsity.
Finally after the preliminary season was completed and W.P.I,A,L. com-
petition started Verona's hopes faded quickly. Although Etna, Sharpsburg
and Penn High were hard fought games, it seemed as though the Purple and
Gold aggregation couldn't come through. The Penn High game drew a large
crowd and where there are crowds there are usually fights. When Verona met
the old rival, Oakmont, interest had waned although this proved a most exciting
game. Zakraysek was able to score I7 points to his credit here. Another loss
marked the end of the half of the W.P.I.A.L. games and Verona's place was
not very high at this point.
The Sharpsburg game which was a very exciting one was won in the last two
minutes of play by a three point lead. At the Penn High-Verona game in Verona
the largest basketball crowd of this year were assembled. Penn High had chalked
up a good lead in the first half and although Verona rallied they were unable
to catch up. The same spirit dominated the Aspinwall game where Aspinwall
won by one point. Here, Verona was handicapped by the absence of Zakraysek,
who was ill. The last three games with Shaler, Oakmont and Brentwood were
all thrillers and the audiences nearly went wild as the scores were so evenly
Nevertheless, the practice this year will give the boys more confidence for
later encounters and we know that you can't keep a good team down for long.
First row: Zakravsek Me L,
Second row: Hays flVIgrj
Herman. DcViIz1, Fi
Brown rlVIgr.l, Mr C I rx
unior Varsity Basketball
With the opening of the season, the junior Varsity was a green team having
only one veteran from last years group. Later in the season Varassi joined the
junior Varsity adding his varsity experience and helping the team in many
ways. A11 in all, these boys played 25 games, The junior Varsity played 18
and the junior Varsity HB" or Freshmen, only played 7. The junior Varsity
won 7 and lost 11 and the Freshmen won 3 and lost -1. This record seems none
too bright but does show promise of better playing in the future.
Several games will be remembered particularly for odd circumstances sur-
rounding them. The one at Wilmerding where the players looked like old men
compared to our young group of Sophomores and Freshmen, was a strange
one. After much difficulty over a playing date, a game was arranged with West-
inghouse junior and Verona has the record of being the only team that beat
them this year with a score 41-15.
The Shaler game in which the score was 12-11 was a thriller and it was won
in the last minute of play when lntorre shot a foul. ln fact both games with Shaler
were very thrilling. The game with Penn High in which an extra period was
played was very exciting and our team came through with 2o-22 victory. The
game at Aspinwall, which they won 21-17, was won in the third quarter when
most of the regulars were out of the game on fouls. At Oakmont when three
Verona teams played three Oalimont teams, the junior Varsity played the best
game of the night winning with a score of 20-18.
jr. Varsity. ..... lb Edgewood ......... 30 jr. Varsity Fresh.23 Scott High Fresh.. .-1-1
jr. Varsity ..... .24 E. 1V1eKeesport. .. . 111 jr. Varsity. ..... 27 Springdale ....... . .23
jr. Varsity ...... 21 Edgewood ......... 24 jr. Varsity Frcsh.17 Scott High Fresh, .45
jr. Varsity, ..... 13 E, 1V1cKeesport ...27 jr. Varsity. ..... 15 Sharpsburg .. . . . . . .35
jr. Varsity .,... .14 Wilmcrding ........ 21 jr, Varsity Fresh.17 Penn High Fresh.. . 7
jr. Varsity ,,.... 13 Sharpsburg ........ 35 jr. Varsity. ...., 26 Penn High . . .... .22
jr. Varsity. ..,.. lil Penn High . ..... 24 jr. Varsity. ..... 17 Aspinwall .... ..... 2 1
jr. Varsity. ..,.. 41 Westinghouse jr.. . .15 jr. Varsity Fresh.22 lV1i11yalc Fresh.. . .14
jr. Varsity Fresh.l7 Penn High Fresh. . .23 jr. Varsity, ..... 17 Millvalc ......... -111
jr. Varsity. ..... 12 Shaler.. . ......,.. ll jr. Varsity, ..... 20 Oakmont ...... H18
j r. Varsity. ..,.. 29 Oakmont .......... 37 jr. Varsity Frcsh.17 Brentwood Fresh.. .2-1
Dentino, Fllis, Arnold, In-
mrre. Burrows, Clark, l,,
Machen IlV1gr.J, Rtmaley,
Anthony, johnson, Lafferty.
Siaxman, lvlciformick, lvlauro,
luckey ClV1gr.1, Forte i1V1gr.J,
Mr. Boydston, Coach.
PURPLE AND GOLD
ll. lvlaehen, D. WlI'lghl,
liabilon, l3. Nliller, K.
1Vlehelie,lVl. Pope. R. Howard,
li. Lyler, lvlrs. Cunningham
Palmer 4Coaeh1. B. Butler,
P lwl ,ll R Fra'ier B
.a.1e , - .
Davis, li Sislek, C2 lwlull,
lfronli Nl Rolli flX'lgr1,
lj Dougan, lflaptaim, D,
lforle lulssl Nlgr I
Girls Participate in Basketball
The girls of V. H. S. had quite a successful season as a basketball team. Of
the lb games they played, they won 13, lost 3. stacking up 371 points against
their opponents' 197. The squad consisted of eighteen girls who practiced
hard many evenings in preparation for their games which were usually played
on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Fortunately only two members of the team
will graduate, Ruth Howard who served faithfully as a member of the squad
and Catherine Dougan. Catherine was chosen Captain of the squad by her
teammates at the beginning of the season. She did a very good job of guarding
along with Grace Mull and lvlargaret Pope on the hrst team. while the forwards
on the starting team were Mary Krulc, Hazel lylachen and Anna Lesar.
The teams played were Saltsburg, Franklin Township, Springdale, East
Mclieesport, East Deer, Eldersridge, and Penn High. When the regular season
was over, the team was entered in the A. A. U. tournament at the North Side
U. P. Community House. ln preparation for the tournament, the girls played
an independent team of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. The team con-
sisted of factory girls with a very different type of basketball training from our
girls and we were proud when Verona won again. The team didnt last long
in the tournament however. They drew a bye for the hrst round but drew
"Trinity" in the second round. Trinity was a very good, fast team and they
beat Verona 31-20
Saringdalc. . .. . . ..
East lxlclicesport . .
Verona. ..... .
East Deer .........
Verona . . . . . .
East Deer ......... Verona ...,.... East lvlclieesport . . Verona ....... .
Eldcrsridge ...... Verona Saltsburg ......... Verona. . . . . . .
Franklin ...,. .... V 'erona Penn High ..... . . . Verona . . . . . .
Eldersridge . . , . Verona Penn High. ....... Verona. . . .
Springdale. . . .... Verona Pgh. Plate Class. . . Verona . . . . .27
Uur only pair ol' twins,
lylarlon and Margaret
l'arrow poxc for the
camera mam . . Three
ducks on the rail at
North Park in the
"good 'ole summer
limei' , . Maybe
lfilecn forgot her ex-
cuse or canmc El litllc
all in ' linc A
a . , ,
salute lrom "hplc" and
"StcllAe" lo the Pur-
ple and Gold . . , No
lfddick not a doctor
but Rita might Iw-
eomc a nurse
Tcd Meek ready Lo
plunge . . .The man-
agers and water ear-
riers talk it over after
a game at the lwack
door . . . Some of our
girls go to Oakrnom.
NVe wonder why
A Page from Our Note Book of Athletics and Students at Play
PURPLE AND GOLD
l'irxl rmx: Brown, Cirwlmvslxi, Ilkrnmn, R. Rilchcv, li. VX'1iIIur, Ifix, ilrgurich
Sccrmd ruw: Vvir, Dwuds, Ifrzayxlcr. Latin, Ilnyw, Mr-orc, I,ilwcrlo, Ruth, N1fwrz1llIS,
Third nm: Wbmliumgs, Vurusxi, Mech, M. VX1iIlu', PIL-mmcicz, lx'1L"1L'llL', XVismwsIXi,
jl NIOR Ill-Y
lfirst row: l3rwsu1,Civwla, 'I uckcy, Burrows, Arnold. lfllw, .Nlcrrrlm
-.,,.. l Second ruw: Starn, N!1lH'E'lilIS, Maurfm. Barnus, Nicffmmrlnick, W'
Q, 2 I Third row: CUSIH, Charlcsworlh, l,aI'I'crly, MQNVIIH'
-f?ffF:. ' 1 X
x.: 5 i
2 1 1' X ,
L 4 Ja
fxms, Saxman, PV'
Senior Hi-Y Club
Under the sponsorship of Mr. Howard Douds, the Hi-Y Club got off to its
best start in several years. After the election of officers and the initiation of
new members a committee was formed to provide a year's program. The group
sponsored a dance in January and although this was the first Hi-Y sponsored
dance it was quite successful. Later the club held a very entertaining party for
its members and their "lady" friends in the gym where dancing again was in
the limelight as that was the principal diversion of the evening.
At various times during the year the group went swimming at the East Li-
berty Y.lVl.C.A. No greater calamities than an injured nose resulted from these
At the end of the year, the club had a "big feast. "
You might suppose this club to be all fun and no work but their purpose is
to create and maintain high standards of Christian character throughout their
school and community. This purpose was well illustrated in the fine assembly
program sponsored by this group when they explained their purpose, ideal and
mott.o to us and Rev. E. V. Condron of Springdale brought us an inspiring talk
on his Mediterranean trip,
Presidentha aaaa .. . .. asaaa.aa . aaa, Ted Herman
Vice President ...aa ,al, R obert Ritchey
Secretary .s,a,,,a .a,cc E ddie Miller
Treasurer- - - -. ...... .Richard Fix
Sponsor ,a,......,......... Howard C. Douds
The Theme of Botla Hi-Y Organizations
junior Hi-Y Club
Under the guidance of Mr. Brallier the faculty adviser, the club has been one
of the most active clubs of t.he junior High School. The accomplishments were
On October 10th sixteen of the boys spent a very enjoyable and instructive
evening at the Allegheny Observatory in Riverview Park, Pittsburgh, N. S.
During Christmas week the boys met with the Ciirl's Reserve for a holiday party.
Some of the boys were late due to basketball game, but they didn't miss the
refreshments, believe it or not. Through the kindness of the Sharpsburg Y.lVl.
C.A. the boys received an invitation for a swimming party which was held one
bitter cold night in january, but-the water was warm. Mr. lvlorford addressed
the group with some personal recollections of his travels in Egypt. The pyramids
took on reality under his skillful recounting. March 15th a trip to Edgewater
Steel Co. proved very instructive.
The junior Hi-Y has succeeded admirably in upholding for the future a club
that all boys want to join and an organization with which parents and teachers
are glad to cooperate.
President ,....... - - .... George Burrows
Vice President ...., .... C harles Tuckey
Secretary ..,.... ..... L ewis Arnold
Treasurer--. .... .... F rank Costa
Sponsor .... .... M r. Brallier
These combined groups, the Girls' and Boys' Glee Clubs, have had a success-
ful season and should be commended for their outstanding production of the
operetta, "Ask the Pro fessorf'
This group, which is one of the largest organizations of the school is sponsored
by Miss jane McCullough, music supervisor. The clubs provide an opportunity
for students to express themselves in song. They learn to blend voices by sing-
ing folk songs and many of the worlds most popular musical selections. The
organization in this way tries to promote interest in gocd music throughout the
ranks of the student body of Verona High School.
Music Organizations Have Bright Page
The Glee Club sponsored a dance for the purpose of adding money to the
Piano Fund and help pay for the piano purchased last year. A Y.M.C.A. Sym-
phony Concert was also a Glee Club affair. This was a fine opportunity for
students and citizens of Verona to hear a good Symphony Concert. The Glee
Clubs also participated in a program on March 31 when the school held a School
Night for its patrons. With this program it was proven that glee and chorus
work is well liked by Verona audiences.
ll-i PURPLE AND GOLD
GIRLS l2l.l2Ii Cfl,l B
lfxrwt row: KVAISAS, Ruuuppiu, YXf1m'l4m, l.1mg,g, Snlclx, Dann, ff. Ruth, If. Roth,
fv1astrcwgiac:wn1o, Zulu, Scpclyuk, IX1u5 Ividiulllvullglx,
Second mw: fXf1urrz1y. l.ylCI', Cummings, Lashcll, Dams, Young, Pmughanmcr, li.
Nkflurmick, Phillmps, Tuckuy, Rxlchcv, Rcmmy, Rundus, Kcnyun, Cfurmlchacl.
Third rum Vvkmdhall, PL-nur, BL-nl:, TXf1ulI. Mauhun, Rcvm'y, Muller, lind, R. Nic-
Fuurth row: Kovac. Whnlu, IXIuW1Il1z1mN, CRIUI4, Smith. N1murc, lhwplxins, Hzmn,
lfchclius, Ciuuficld, Galwr, licnncll, Clnrun, Prcmick. Ward.
Fifth rms: llckcr. Hctrsck, l7hurd:11g, Roth, llUXA21l'kl,,1Ul1CN. XY1lxm1, lllll. Kccnu,
, I l.aniou5, Adunnlqy Wcmwr, ?X1uCIraxI, I'urlc, Shady, iiululmnl.
Q i' 1zm'sc:l.1215 c1l.L'1s
' I M First row: AlC4DTl1.I.llWCl'lI5, Philllps, Vz1l'z1sx1,,Inc lDcVilu, fX111uru,lIcrman, Rilchux.
F I Sccuml rum: slum DCVIHA, Qulmlru, Vlzxrvlll, Pcncu, Pfuil, lk-Lluluuxgiiclxl. Rcarick,
T- Third row: IIXXif1.I:f2lX9lL'I'. Iluxw,Pu-wxxuuz.X1cW1IlmmQ,llulsh-y,Suxn1m1,Wolfe
LUADVRS fill 'IE
I'klIkSI row' Iymg. Phlllipw, Buughunmcr, Aucn. ,rLlL'Ixk'Y. Siwtck, Lyicr, fYICcVilbI'l11iL'l4
Sucrurnlnm"Rcrll1.f1'lwllL1Q. I7fvl'lc, IIYCKVICIQ,IZLIIICY,fil'l1iilI'jCh,N1UH.IX"1I'5.lkCIWCL'L1l
'lxhird row: TX4urruy. Luwhn-II, Wnfmllmll, liulwilmm. Nldiruil, Vinuvnc, Shade,
f Rllulwuy, Nuung.
2 , ' V.f'XRSI'l'Y czuwa
6 W Ifirsl rem: Brmxn,I.uI'turlx',I.a1lin,ClIcm1W'iId,VX"1L-plc.IDL-Yilu.IIcrm
' 'Sox' SL-cond rwv.: fjhlllllifil.VVAXHINNI, 'X'1uL4l'rv,Ugdc11.Cilur'L'll1,Bu
7 ,pf ' l'hil1lruxx: 'M-lxlnuw, XILHIH,lf2!fK.I'AIY.lillC,1L'j,IX4'
,': I I
The Leaders Club
The Leaders Club which was formed in 1933 is made up of girls who are leaders
in every sense of the word selected from the Senior High, In order to become a
member of the club of which there are twenty-five members, one must be voted
in by the members remaining from the previous year's group. Meetings are
held during activity period on Friday and Rebecca Cunningham Palmer is the
The girls have sponsored some of the most successful dances of the year from
the standpoint of finances and good times. During football season, members of
this group could be found going about at Cribbs' Field selling their wares of
hot dogs, pop, candy and tickets. A delicious covered dish dinner was held at
the home of the sponsor and many found time to take a plunge in the warm
waters at Webster I-Iall. In March a musical Fashion Show was presented in
assembly where the members of the club modeled popular styles in clothes for
high school maidens. Musical selections sung by Dolly Forte, Phyllis Lashell
and Carolyn Shade added variety to the program. Suitable piano selections were
played by Ruth Hetrick as various outfits were shown. This was a new and
interesting idea introduced into our assemblies,
The purpose of this club is to develop a high standard of living for high school
girls and to be a member is conceded quite an honor.
President- , ..,.,s,v........,l,. Martha Roth
Secretary-Treasurer .,gggggg,.. Miriam Murray
Sponsor .s.s . .... Rebecca Cunningham Palmer
Education Plays Part in Tloese Clubs
The Varsity Club which is one of only two year's study was organized for
lettermen of V.l-l.S. The club purposed to attain high standards of sportgman-
ship with due awards for participation in various sports.
Of course, the members of this group have been active in various sports but
as a club they have sponsored several interesting activities. A Skating Party
for the school was held-at National Park early in the season and many attended.
During the Activity Period the club has sponsored two dances where the school's
swing orchestra played, Cn March the tenth the members invited their lady
friends to a party in the gym, dancing to the strains of the new swing bands
music was enjoyed by all. Ted I-lays won a penny race whereby he had to walk
down the gym floor balancing pennies on the top of those long shoes of his. This
group shone particularly at the Athletic Banquet which was held on March 23,
at which the football, basketball players and cheerleaders received their letters.
An assembly program which was planned by the club was very successful.
President. - - ..,s,st . ..,,o,s ,, - ,George Latin
Secretaryg g .. .....gggggg...ss,. George Brown
Treasurer- .. - - ..... Bill Alcorn
Sponsor- - - ..... Glenn Wild
Ask The Professor--Operetta
Maryida O'Neill- - - - , ,. .. - -
Emily Lee- . .Ae,,.
john Ainsworthy .,e.
Red O'Neill- ---
Mrs. O'Neill - --
- - - -Dolly Forte
- - -Ted Herman
. - - - -Fay Fraysier
. -Edna Phillips
- - - - -Rita Caufield
Brilliant Performances--Vocal And
Our operetta this year, "Ask the Professor", was quite a success. The leading
role was carried capably by Dolly Forte, and all the other parts were well done
vocally and dramatically. Some new talent was displayed while others had a
second try at showing their abilities.
The operetta was the story of a wash womans son and daughter. The daughter,
Maryida went to a very select boarding school, but did not tell anyone of her
mothers occupation. Her brother, Red, became infatuated with a wealthy
young girl in the school which Maryida attended. In some way the secret of
lVlaryida's mother leaked out and the Professor was quite put out when he
found out that this had happened right under his nose, so to speak. A lot of
trouble followed but at the end of the operetta Maryida was given a scholarship
and everything ended happily. The comedy was created by Tommy and Polly,
two freshmen in the school.
The group had a lot of fun at practices and many backstage laughs were had
as the big performance loomed ahead. Now it is all over and we are looking
forward to another such performance.
PURPLE AND GOLD
Entire cast including dancing and singing chorus gro .
' Carolyn Shvadc. Ted Herman, lvlissjanc lN4cCullough
' ' L1llClLl,,ll!11I'11lC DcVila, lilinor Coleman
Edna Phillips, Ifay Frayslur.
Dolly lwzrtc, liddlu Picsmx lc:. Rita C.a
l'Lli'pluzxl1dUulglblull ul xxurlx.
CU?X1TX'1lfRfll!XI, CII.l li
First ww: fX'1m'lmxl1,Rzindus,Niaslrmmgiaurmlncl,Zulcl,iX'1c1cm,l.t5ar,fXdal11sliy,Rsmcy,
Second row: Miss Claypiml, Schancy, Rummy, Pavrmu, Wilson, Gabor, Dclach.
Third row: Christian, limi. U'Cunncll, Calhoun, Ritchey, Roth, Brady, M,
lb Q K A
A ' Q fe
PURPLE AND GOLD
Purple and Gold Staff
The staff Club which was organized in November of 1938 was sponsored by
Miss Isabelle Rupert. The main purpose of this club was to put out the Purple
and Gold. To sell advertising, write copy, write subscriptions and deliver books
may be some of the minor activities of the group. The club will continue as an
activity club even after the publication of the year book.
A snapshot contest was held by the staff and many good pictures were sub-
mitted. Prizes were given for the three best pictures, selected on the basis of
subject matter and originality. Mahlon Miller, our advertising manager, took
first prize with his indoor snap of laboratory equipment, while Fay Fraysier
used a group of boys at the locker room door as his basic study and won second
prize. George Latin who snapped many pictures won third place with his view
of Ted Meck posing in football togs.
The entire staff traveled to Oakmont to see a Periscope sales promotion as-
sembly. Some good ideas for our own program were gleaned from this trip. On
March ninth, the Staff Club entertained the junior and Senior High assemblies
with a novel program in which they featured a Fashion Show for men giving
hints on what to wear at school, on a date, on horseback or at play, and at the
prom. The male members of the club served as models. Ashort skit entitled
"Pirates Pick Purple Gold" was also presented and all the staff members had a
part in this program.
Several evening sessions were held in order to get the work done but most of
the meetings were held on Wednesday and Friday during activity period.
A tureen dinner and movies culminated the year for this group.
Training Trena' of Organizations
The present Commercial Club was organized November 10, 1938. And officers
were elected by a direct vote of the members. Miss Evelyn Claypool was selected
as club sponsor.
A constitution for the organization was drawn up and a copy was given to
each member. The purposes of the Commercial Club are as follows: To promote
interest in the business world and in the study of commercial subjectsg to en-
courage a social spirit by offering opportunities for wholesome social contactsg
and to become familiar with modern progressive business methods and systems.
This club has sponsored several tea dances in the school gymnasium after
school, which have been very enjoyable.
During the club meetings a study of qualifications needed in order to get and
hold a job was made. Some short playlets pertaining to business life were also
Any person who is carrying two or more commercial subjects is eligible for
membership in this club.
Much is expected of those in the business world today and the hope is that
the Commercial Club will prove of some benefit to its members in later life.
President ,..........,...... Elizabeth Lanious
Vice President .... ......... F lorence End
Treasurer ..... ,........ J oseph O'Connell
Sponsor ....c .... M iss Evelyn Claypool
"Single file" . . . These words are quite frequently heard as one ascends or de-
cends the steps of our Senior High Building. These and many others like them
are orders given by our nine very capable monitors whose duty it is to keep peace
and order in the halls.
Selected by Mr. Snyder from the Senior group, they are expected to set the
example of conduct in the halls.
Of course there must be standards upon which they are judged. The following
are the qualities upon which they are picked, reliability, honesty, ability to
carry out orders, daily attendance, personality, Cgetting along with other stu-
dentsl and last but far from least, leadership in the student body.
Each has his own place in the halls. One is placed at the South Avenue en-
trance, one is at the top of the steps, another is at the bottom of the stairs and
They, like everyone else, have their difficulties. To iron these problems out
they have meetings at regular intervals to discuss them and decide and plan on
what they can do to make our halls better at class-changing time.
Vital Pages in The Note Book 0
The Debating Club was organized Gctober 28, l939 and sponsored by Mr.
Douds. It is a very small club but quite an active one. The purpose of the club
is to develop and promote poise and ease in speaking before an audience.
Some of the questions debated were?
Resolved: 1. That Mercy Killing should be legalized. 2. That ransom to
kidnappers should be made illegal. 3. That US, should establish an alliance
with Great Britain. This third debate was debated before our assembly with
Mahlon Miller and Stella Tsounas on the affirmative and Morty Rubin and
Pansy Davis defending the negative side. It is also the debate that will be de-
bated on in the debate tournament during the week of April 10.
Five members and Mr. Douds attended the Third Annual High School de-
bate Conference held at Stephen Foster Memorial University of Pittsburgh
early in the year. The debate was: Resolved: That the U. S. should establish
an alliance with Great Britain. This is the nation wide debate question de-
bated by the Forensic Club. Kent Univeristy took the affirmative side while
University of Pittsburgh took the negative. Some ideas on debate procedure
were studied at this session,
Two new members have been added to the group the persons, joe I-Iezar and
President .... ..... M ahlon Miller
Secretary .... ........ P apsy Davis
Sponsor- - - - .. - - -Howard-C. Douds
il--li PURPLE AND GOLD
x ie Iiuscn, Dullach, Sher, Twumy-4.
Rubin, Murrcll, Spzmns-wr---Xlr. H. CI, DnmlQ.
Sc41lud,lu1'l lurlghlt U11 ,
Slzxmlmg: Xlullcr, Iiurruwe. Ifmrmvn,
l nxt ruw. licwcu
NA'l'l 'Rli STL DY
, k'lCllSlll1, Nlzmni, Rupurt, Alnmn. llnuwlwllluy Rum-53 ljllli
, fCli!"llg.Ll1l, lVlilIikL'v1. Cfiwlcnum.
.mucmnul row: Slrmxur, Sistck, Ulwlxling, llcrps, Phillips, Ciuimlrvn, llunklc, Barnes,
'lilurd nm: Duugun, Szlunnlcrq, llCI2lli, Dnugl1v.'i'ly, fXlux'i1'll, hloliiiwm, lilclumck,
lX'lcl1L'lic, Spruticzxr, Kiulwwy, !Xnll1rmx,Shz1l1lx, l.aiNl1cr, Wlounliiwgm,
lfirsl ruw: Duis, lgZlll1lWFlLlfLL', Pai.5z1rnik,SmiLl1, Nlmmru, Uvcrlvcck, lluird, Amlursrm
Slum. Wullc, ll, Uulwukl, Vifinlcrs, firnfwn-ix
Sucuml rim: King, Ricc. Uurtnn, Williams, Clmmlrm. Viilson, Calvrir, llunn, XVhilc,
Mull, XVmwm!s. Ilullingcr, Ilumplwrcy, lXf'lui'lxm'ilcl1, Klalvud.
ilil1ll1l fuw lXf'luulli'ugul', Wlhiic. llcgrflli, Kclxlpr, Cllmniings. Pope, llczikins. Olwurf
ding, lux. llzxrpcr, Sham, Prswull, l.ytur, Xlcliinlcv, liurklmrl. liunigurdncr, lwlu-
Ifuurllx rmx: Sprmwr,,lX4iw Su-I'Icy', lfiusrmiqz, l.u:cr. llpvzzll, Cfrnjuriuh, llzmn
Nluliclicli, liilir, Wright, liuxluicls, Sill, l.uIl'u, Nullix Alhcrir1g,5,,Spunwr
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Nature Study Club
The Nature Study Club which is sponsored by Miss Mae Pierce has had some
unique and interesting activities inasmuch as they have studied fossils, crabs,
snakes, minerals, and other natural phenomena. The purpose of the club is to
study anything in the field of nature that the members are interested in. Per-
haps the most enjoyable activity the club has undertaken was their trip to the
Carnegie Museum. The Club meets twice a week. Russel Dougherty is the
President of the Wednesday session, and Charles Mehelic of the Friday session.
The membership of the club consists almost entirely of boys, a rather curious
situation as regards such a subject as nature. Needless to say, Miss Pierce,
the Sponsor, has done much toward the success of the club, and through their
efforts the studies have been interesting and educational.
Officers Friday Wednesday
President Charles Mehelic Russel Dougherty
Vice President Andy Sepelyak john Morrell
Secretary 82 Treasurer Alfred Gorney Richard Martin
Interests Manmested in Clubs
The Girl Reserves which was reorganized in October 1938, is sponsored by
Miss Steffey and Miss Lindley. lt is not a new club since another group was
active in Verona under Miss Thomas' direction some years ago. There are sixty-
nine members this year.
The purpose of the club is to promote personal and social adjustment. The
girls are junior members of the Y.W.C.A., and they have attended several
meetings in Pittsburgh. This group has formed a council of the women of Verona
to help interpret the Y.W.C.A. of the community and to help promote its ac-
The girls sponsored a bake sale, the proceeds of which were given to the Y.
A party was held with the Hi-Y boys. Everyone enjoyed this very much.
At the Club meetings, discussion concerning the Y.W.C.A. and its ideals are
underway and handwork of various types is featured. A play was held by the
group on March 10 in the High School auditorium and before this at one of the
club meetings an amateur hour was featured.
This club was organized mainly to acquaint the members with all different
kinds of books and also to aid them in locating books in a library. The system
that they use to find these books is called, the Dewey Decimal System. Those
interested in library work, as a profession would find the club very interesting
The club is sponsored by Miss Lightner and meets every Wednesday and
Friday in the Senior High Library,
The purpose of the library club is to train students to act as assistants in the
library. Instructions are given in the make-up of books, classification, use of
the card catalog, Readers Guide, the different kinds of reference books and
indexes. Practice work is given in charging, shelving, and mending books.
The officers of the club are:
President ,.... .... M ary Louise Young
Secretary ,..., ..., E ugene Calhoun
Treasurer ,,,.. ...,... E lmer Mehelic
Sponsor- .... ..., j ennie Lee Lightner
Non Commercial Club
This club is rather an experimental group and one of the new clubs organized
this year. The majority of the group are junior High people and they are fas-
cinated by a typewriter. Mastering the keyboard and learning to manipulate
their fingers has been their job for a few months, Some of them have become
adept enough at this and are now able to type a few of their assignments for
President ...... ......... l-I arold Miller
Vice President .... ..... j ohn Peretic
Treasurer- - .... ........ J ane Hann
Secretary- .... .... M argaret Farrow
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ifimt row: Anderson, Drmnurbauur, Sehancy, Young, Pavum-, Iirulc, Raalwc, Del-
lach. I Iumphrcv, Dunn, Niissjennie Lee Lightner.
Second r-aw: Sistek. Bertosa, Bosco, H. Adamsky, Brady, Bright, J. Santucei,
Condon, Smith, Gaydos.
Third row: Kratsas. Calhoun, Simmons, Bennett, Mchclic, White, Paiino, Vig-
Lxiano, Caydos, Garvin, Pctruncy.
'XION COix1Ix4ERCI!XL CLUB
lfirnt row: Cnnvcr, Costa, Ncllis. Rnncy, Cfrvxtu, NYhitc, Iinhncn, Hollinger, hiv
Carthy, Pmlgornick, Gabor, Cclwelilm, Procnpio.
irnxv: Hann, Kumarco, Cummings. Farrow, Hopkins. PIeSe. Perelie, Nunn,
v, iviehelie. Tsnunos. Upvall, Dudezak, Mins Genesa Long -Sponsor,
'- wlcton, Randas. Laninus, Petruncv, Tuckey. Marmn,
' Hunkcle, Tomazieh, Bcrrosa, Gould, Beers,
Third row: Stotlcr, Flemg
Prcrgoich. Txfiiller, Perctic, Shadlm,
Slosar, k4cits0n, Lashcil.
IXf1arlhu Roth, Illlzaluclli l,unuwua, Paul Almruy, Slcllu lEuunub, Mary Luuiw
Young, 'l hcmlnru Muck, Ted I lay X, VX1uhlun Millcr,VX1nrly Rulwm.
TX4z1um, Lashull, Whrd, TXIV. lluwurd Duuds, Alu
mug, h1urruy, Lzum, llurmzm, Nhllur.
xrn, Nlr. Alfrud Snyder, Siblck,
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National Honor Society
The National Honor Society was revived in Verona High last year when
twelve Seniors became members and six Juniors were initiated at a very im-
pressive service at Commencement time.
The organization is a much older one than this nationally, since it was formed
in -1922. Today there are over two thousand chapters with a total enrollment
of 250,000 members. The National Honor Society was started to stimulate
scholarship in the secondary schools of the country and to endeavor to place
secondary education on higher levels. Character, service, leadership and scholar-
ship were recognized. Membership in the club is not only for the high school
period, but for life and the members must promise to endeavor always to raise
secondary education to higher and higher levels. Members are selected for the
club by a teacher vote on those scholastically eligible and judgment as to char-
acter, service and leadership as regards school work and activities is passed.
The membership of the club now totals nine, three of these being added after
the first sem ester of their Senior year was concluded.
And Leadersbzp Essence of These Organizations
The Student Council, organized during the second semester, is a group which
was requested by our student body. The group is a small one, consisting of the
class officers of the various groups in Senior High. Mr. Alfred Snyder was selected
as the representative from the administration and Howard Douds as the faculty
representative of this organization.
As a group, they have sponsored several worthwhile programs. During the
month of February, the council visited at Connelly Trade School and observed
their very excellent monitor system in action. There had been complaint con-
cerning the present set-up in our school and this situation was altered through
the efforts of this group after careful study. Regular meetings are held where
questions of vital interest to the group are discussed. Our special assembly pro-
grams have been products of the thinking of this group since they asked that the
various clubs be responsible for an assembly program once in a while. The
programs have been worthwhile as an entertainment feature and in an education-
al way also.
Although this group does not have the ideal plan of organization this year,
they have drawn up a constitution and by-laws for the future and hope that
the group will be more representative in the coming years.
President .....z............... Malhon Miller
Vice President-Treasurer .......... Bill Alcorn
Secretary .................... Miriam Murray
Boy's Cooking Club
The Boys Cooking Club, sponsored by Miss Katherine McCollum, has been
such a popular one that it has been necessary to have two groups meeting at
separate times. Senior High School boys were given the preference regarding
membership in this club, although many boys had to be refused membership
because of inadequate facilities in the home economics room. The main ac-
tivities were cooking and baking, but of course, eating the finished product
was the most enjoyable part of all the club period. A special trip to the H. J.
Heinz Company was taken by one section of the club while the other group
prepared an elaborate feed for themselves and a few guests in March.
All the boys were greatly interested and good times were had as the members
mixed up a batter for cup-cakes or prepared materials for chile-con-carne. Some
of the foods prepared by the club wereg muffins, chocolate cake, fudge, salad,
salmon cakes, and cream puffs.
A few of the boys were overly anxious concerning their baking and watched
the stove constantly. Some wished extra large portions and usually measured
incorrectly in order to have more to eat. A few accidents have befallen some of
the foodstuffs but in most cases the group has been besieged by classmates
clamoring for some of the wares as they left the room.
President, , ,, ,,,s.,,,, Harold Mauro President ,c,,.. , ,.,.,., Verncn Acklin
Sec.-Treas. - - - . , - -john Irwin Vice President a.., . ,,,c Carl Zakraysek
Secretary .....avc.iia Ray Boughamer
Treasu rer- ..... .... C hauncey Moore
Girls Will Be Boys and Boys Wzll
Girls' Shop Club
Another popular club newly organized this year, had two divisions. One was
held Wednesday and one on Friday.
The girls not only had a good time but learned to use some of the more com-
mon tools used in carpentry.
All work was done by hand tools as the girls were not allowed to use the
machines because of inadequate knowledge of such.
So far the girls have finished two projects, namely, lamps and letter holders.
Their latest creations were bookends with fancy designs.
All projects which were made here were exhibited on March 31 in the gym
along with all the boy's tables and book cases.
PURPLE AND GOLD
BONUS COOKING CTI-l'B
Virxl rmv: TX1iwKalhcrinc TX4cC1ullum, Uxlluspic, Simmnns, Shulcs, lx
Huu,L:hamcr, Tuulacy, Murlm, MlDF2iiliS, Alwmuy.
Sucund ram: Ruth, Dcliaziu, Pulimm, Tviaruni, Gzxvdus, XYuwJir1gS. .'Xdxlm, X1mrru,
Ruth, Anthony, Plullx, Irwin, Arcs, Clark, Clnill-umwskl.
Third nm' Nhhclic. fX4uuru, Cihz1l'lcsxxorlh, Rituhcy, Urgurich. Xfcck, Dclzlch,
C1-xmnilx, I'nx. YX1iIlur, Ilclslcy, Vv'imuski, Lallurty, Za!4v'ayscla, Phillips, Ruurick,
GIRIQS Sl IOP
EIIINI rmx' .'Xllwcrlx, xYL'll1ILlX'C,,lklI1S'ilH1, Sturt, Iinislcr, Gulmd, XYmwds, King, Riru,
Sucumi rum: NY11rd, Rzlciuppu, YX1gCfm'n1ick. I.L-mr, Clhriwliam. Yurawsi, Sunluucn.
Unrdmu, IX'1c.fXlluslur. N112 liurrv Brur11111ur'.
l ww: Clrnjuruuh, TX1cWillmms, I7uugz1n,,lmws, llowaxrd, Ilull, Ilugcrs, Krulu,
liirsi-row: Peterson, Ashlwuuuh, Barnes R. 'liuyluiy Humphrey, Clarwwn, Swartz,
ll. laylor, Curnplvcll, Ricupcru, lillim, 'l'umlwurrmw. ilihuynpmn, lluplxins, Lom-
Sqccund rmy: Kiulcnmn, Lashcr, Bosco, l.. Ciulcmun, rl, Alwwcrmwwlfirs, Aclilin.
Cxuslu, l5cl'zi:iu, ll. Alwrcrrmmlvic, Dilwlu, R. .'Nlwcl'crm11lviL'.
First row: W'intL-rS, Rolh,Sl:1rn, Roth, Ilurmcrlvaucr. Kahn, Cummings, Crnjurich.
lu. Olwcrding, lvlcistcr, Bcnnctl, Cfarmichuul, Szmtucci, Ciclwclius.
Second row: Mr. Bixydslcmn, Sanders, Davis, Krulfus, Clcmrun, YNcir. Rudgcrs, B,
Miller, M. While, Hill, lvlachcn, l'rcr'nicl4, I. Bumz, White, Pcncn, Moore, Goss,
Third row: Nlzmni, Roalw, liccri, fizmrsmm, Pzivmwc, Zwkv, Gurdon, johnson,
Bcrlusa.Witlunlwrgrr,Giwsgu,lVlarrrwr1,l3uddim.gliclLl,Cihurllmm.ll. liumz, Rcmalc
The new school band which was organized by the Mango Band Instrument
Company and directed by Louis Mango, has had an unusual year. Just about
six weeks after the band was organized, a free concert was given in the audi-
torium for the public. Many parents and friends expressed great surprise at
the accomplishment of the group in such a short time.
At School Nite, an exhibit and patrons day on March 31, the band played
several numbers as part of the evenings program and they also held another
concert later in the year. Finally on Memorial Day, they paraded along with
other Verona organizations and performed admirably in their new venture.
Group practice is held on Thursday but individual instruction is given through-
out the week by Mr. Mango.
F. Costa A. DeFazio
J. Bosco W. Diblc l
lm Coleman Trumpets H. Abercomble
R. Peterson A. Lombardozzi R- Abefflomblc
j'l.6Xshbaugh Qlcofn V- Acklm
. Tolcman . ay or
J, Lasher J. Thompson Trombones
R Ell. H. Taylor
. rot H L . Us
D. Ricupero ' amo 5
Safwphomf B. Tamburro Mellophone
M. Carlton C. Costa Sl Campbell
F. Carson J. Hopkins
R. Vidak Bellyra
L. Arnold J. Abercombic
Drama are Varied Interests of These Groups
The Dramatic Club's main purpose is to promote interest in the study of
plays and to develop the ability to read plays intelligently. Besides this the
minor objectives are to learn to read plays for enjoyment and to study the large
part which dramatics has played in the literature of the world.
During the activity periods the members of this club read various plays and
this experience helped them to overcome any nervousness which they might
have. Sometimes the group practiced for plays which they presented in assembly.
One of these plays entitled "In Before Midnight" had a cast of five or six in-
dividuals. Another play "Dinner For Six" was read and much enjoyed by the
Mr. Boydston, a teacher of English, in the Junior High, who is the club spon-
sor has made it an interesting and educational one.
This club was the re-birth of one which was discontinued a few years ago and
one which the students favor highly.
The Art Club
The art club was organized primarily for those students interested in making
puppets and masks. Some of the students showed some original talent on differ-
ent subjects and were permitted to carry them out.
Should you visit our club you would find us modeling with paper mache,
mixed with paste, sketching of various scenes, and people or painting using any
of the various media.
Some interesting problems have been successfully developed in this group.
Variety is the Spice 0 Tbese
An experiment was tried out this year in the way of organizing a boxing club
for the junior High boys. The response was most gratifying to the coach. The
object of the club is to teach boys the art of handling themselves, to develop
their bodies and build-up a self-reliant attitude in each one. We do not hope
to develop any joe Louis aspirants, and will not encourage any of the boys to
go beyond the bounds of knowing what to do and how to do it, ifoccasion de-
mands. Our time is spent in various forms of exercise, individual instruction
and one or two rounds of friendly combat. Some of the boys were a bit back-
ward about putting on the gloves at first, but each one has gradually fallen into
the swing of things and their interest and enthusiasm is mounting with each
Some mention should be made, perhaps, of a few of the members who are ad-
vancing a bit more rapidly than the others-outstanding among them being
joe Curtis, who carries his guard well up and is able to whip over a left with a
telling effect. junior Alcorn displays nice footwork for a youngsterg john Lewis
explodes a hefty right hand and is showing improvement right along.
Before another year rolls around we will have gone far in establishing this
as one of the leading activity clubs of the school.
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.XR I' C1I,l W3
lfrum rmvg llulcnmn, ,XLIUIL l'-l'dIiL'l'. linda, lirumv, ,'XL2IllL'l1, l'iv.'lXuvuul1, Nlulxubclx,
Sucund nm: .XHwrls, Qlukcr, Almun, Shulcs. Suclch, Sunburn, Rupcrt, Loallm,
Ilimgb. lglll-ilI'llI,5IiiFI1,I'. Burma, A, BUF5lC.
l'hn'd row: Gould, Hunkluy, Squnrulxuj, LCVMKS,x'LlI'L15:i,JiiI155UI'1,ciC5T.I'!il'i,SDl'iijCE:lI',
Hopkins, Nhllcr, Dclfaziu, Glllcspic, Iwmkcs,
IJIINI rum: lkmu-,.L1L1u'11N. LJLXHII,HLlIk5lC,l,2l511Cll, I llmkx, fflclzmd, iimsmx, lzclxur,
llunn. Hudmh, .Xllwrlr-,
Sccund rmxg Dulfuim. 'lunm,1u1lz1, lhnplclnm. Ruth, Aluurn, X1i1l'lj.LllI1i1l'U, Burbic,
.'Xlmzm, Rcxnalcy, 'X1m'l'1mux1, llvfkjhiil, Cluzxulw NN lld.
ww: PJ2H'i1llil, IQLIDLTL. lmzxllw. Clurchldl, SquucI1u5, Lux 15, l'umu:1ch, Vznrunl,
'n, lialydms, -jurllxux sch, Xlzmni.
'l hard lm
'Z I7loo,l, D. llupurr. Balstcr, T. Costa, Ilousuholklcr, Roncy, Dilwlc, Bruno,
lmun, P. XVomls, Wilson, I.. Irwin, Ilarpur, Delis.
Sccond row: Stollcr, Raahc, Scahurn, Ilcakins, lvloorc, ll. Bruno, l.ovz1r. Agnich,
Iiilcr, Piclliivitch, Nlchclic, lX4okasck, IVI. Varassi, Bruno, Roncy, Kcistcr, IVIQ-
Carlhv, Miss Vv'csllal4f:,
'lihird row' I7.f:O9I8,i:.f,iL,ILQIIUZZH.I:.lX"I3Uff7,AF!1lJILI.II.AICKlYI1,Iz.I'iIII'4,f:I12iI'IL'-
lon, Bcrgoich, lntorrc, BL-rtosa, Savcman, Kcfalos, K. Cfhurlcmworlh, J. Iloplains.
R. Smith, Phillips, Hunter, T. XVuodings.
lfirxt row: I73Ul'1I'1L'll, Allwcrtx filiilil, Aslilwalmglw. Nlcliinlcy, klzinwon, Ciulwr, llol-
Second row' Bozick, Kumarco, Lytcr. lIolIingcr,Saumlurw, Pcruliu, RogurS,Vw'I1ilc,
Wright, Ilill, Chaney, Ilzirpcr, Shaw, lllcsc, Doupgzin, Iiix, Ilann, Wire. Palmer.
I". Sixtck, Ihompson.
'lihirgl row: Bqntz, Rcmulcy, Zcsky, lfix, J. Dclluch, Lasher, I,11lI'crLy, I". Dcludi,
Wolfe, I Iczar. Sher, Sanlucci, Aluaruy, Iiundeis, lvluchcn.
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One of the largest clubs organized this year, the Dancing Club has had some
interesting sessions. The club was organized in order that those who never
had had an opportunity might learn to dance and many have accomplished this
feat with some of the desired ease and grace which comes with much practice
on the dance Floor.
Victrola music served as the momentum back of the dance and many vic-
trola records which were donated to the club made it possible to have a variety
of selections and thus avoid monotony.
At several club periods, special music was furnished by the school swing
orchestra and invited guests made the activities more versatile. During one
of the periods a lecture was given on 'The actions, dress and behavior of a lady
or gentleman attending a dance. " On either Wednesdays or Fridays during the
Activity period music can be heard floating up from the gymnasium where Mrs.
Palmer or Miss Westlake are in charge of these groups. Sometimes it is a Paul
jones and sometimes just a good swing session, but it has been lots of fun for
junior Class Play "He's My Pal"
It is the custom of the junior Class to hold an annual play in order to make
money for the junior-Senior Prom. The class this year chose for their play
"He's My Pal" a three-act comedy which they presented on Thursday and
Friday evenings March 16th and 17th, It went over very well and also proved
to be a financial success. All members of the cast took their parts admirably and
we wish to congratulate them.
Ma Averill, played by Rita Caufield, was a motherly woman who was loved
by all her boarders. Wally Allen, or Bill Alcorn, had to solve the question-
"Would you give up the girl you loved to your best pal, if it was for his happiness
and hers, particularly if you owed your life to him?" His dilemma threatened to
upset the peace of the household. lt made three other people thoroughly
unhappy, his pretty Hancee-Lark, who does not love him-played by Carolyn
Shadeg his beloved pal-Roger Cail CBrice Shadlej who had sacrificed an arm
for him, and the quiet little ugly-duckling who is secretly in love with him-
played by Emmabel Long. Wally's self-sacrifice eventually brought happiness
to all other members of the cast including Eugene Calhoun, who took the part
of a young carpenter, Bob Ritchey, who took the part of Calvin l'VlcCay, a hen-
pecked husband, his wife and boss, Blossom lVlcCay played by Esther Grogan,
Kitten Blake, and a beauty specialist portrayed by Lois Coleman. Others in
the cast were Crace Mull, Edwin Ogden and Albert Lombardozzi,
Alumni Play "It Happened In Holblwoodu
Jarvis ..,....,.. the Pembroke Butler ..s....... ,... H erbert Schwer
Messenger Boy ,..............c.........te.. ....t,.. G eorge Wise
Torn Cwarrity ,,............,... a press agent .s.. .... T homas Watterson
Alan Tremayne ...... with movie aspirations .,.ttt ......t J ohn Truschel
Josie Pembroke .,,tt,,, the daughter of the house .... ,t,, B arbara Spindler
Princess Dolores .....t her dearest friend .,........... .... A deline Hopper
Phyllis Duganne ...... reporter on the "Movie News" - - - ..,... Sara Scovel
Bert .......... temporarily a chaujeur ............ ..... R ichard F rick
Doreen Downing .......... a "movie star" ..... ....,.. H elen Burkhart
Polly O'Connor .... ,... a "comedy" actress .... , ....,...,-. Rita Kleber
Mrs. Pembroke ......., the mistress of the house ......,.. Hazel lvlclvlunn Scalzo
Sir Humphrey .... ,,., t he Princes guardian ................. Harold Palmer
Time ....................,.......r....., The present
Place ....t The Pembroke home in Hollywood, California
Again, the Alumni group who last year presented a play for the benefit of
athletics in Verona, came to the foreground in a presentation of a second such
play. This time they chose a three act comedy in which Alan played by john
Truschel passed himself off as Prince Umbert and tried to break into the
"movies" in Hollywood. Everything goes well until he and his publicity agent
encounter the real prince, a princess and movie stars galore in a house the butler
shouldn't have rented. A pleasant entertainment this was and we, students
take this opportunity to thank the alumni again for their earnest support in
the activities of the school.
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J l INIOR PLAY CAST
l7irsL ruw: li. Lung, A, lvloorc, R, Cauficld, C. Shade, lf. Grogan, J. l lzmn,
Second row: lfvclyn Cflaypool-Cuacly A. Lmnlwarduzzi, lf, Calhnun, ll. Alcorn.
R. Ritchey, l5.Sl18k.llL', li. Ognlcrrll. l.ong-C.-sacll.
ALUMNI PLAY CAST
Standing: ll. Schwcr, J. Truschcl, S. Scovcl, T. NVattcrsun, H. Palmer, A. l loopcr,
'ndlcr, G. XVisc.
1'lvlunn Scalzo, Richard Frick, Rita Klchcr. llclen Burkhart.
Seated: llazcl lx L
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TECH DAIRY STORE
743 Front St. Verona
We specialize in Dairy Products
SHAW SERVICE STATION
Alex Shaw, Prop.
Amoco ProductseFirestone Tires
Kendall Oil and Grease
Syc. 4483 Verona Rd. 85 2nd St.
A TRULY MODERN THEATRE
in Oakmont, Pa.
A place where it is a delight to meet your Sweetheart, Friends and Neighbors
Stephen M. Rodenok, Mgr.
Fifteen Years of Progress in This Community
LOIS' MAISON FREDERIC
411 Center Ave. Verona, Pa
Lois Wagner, Prop. Oak. 1424
Iron and Steel Scrap
VERO A TOOL WORKS
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Congratulations to the' Graduates of 1939
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
GRACE MARTIN 'S SCHOOL
"A School Discriminaten
D Firestone Tires
Secretarial for Young
Women MARTIN SERVICE STATION
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Ut 85 lgiaittsgxgh fgan ul ding Willard Batteries
Grace Martin Cornelius - Principal
Atlantic 6309 - 6310
Call Oakmont 4
O. S. GRUBBS Sc SON'S
Established 1920 Frosted Foods
Allegheny River Blvd.
Qakmont, pa. E.A.Volkwein Oakmont
Phone Syc. 7843-P.S.C.A. 20593
Phone Court 2610, 3511, 3512
PITTSBURGH CARINI and STARR
Daily Trips Between BARBER SHOP
Pittsburgh, Verona, Oakmont, N. Bessemer, Unity,
All Goods Received at 202 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh Before 1 P.M. Will Be Delivered 331 South Avenue Verona- Pa-
The Same Day
PAUL KRESS, Prop.
Rosedale. Verona, Pa.
E. N. MILLER CO.
FURNITURE, CARPETS, STOVES,
ELECTRICAL HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
Home of Quality Furniture
-Phone Oak. 1077-
615 E. Railroad Avenue Verona, pa'
S. M. GUNDY
- HOME DAIRY -
W. H. FISHER
Everything in Hardware
Radios, Paints, Glass, Varnish
Refrigerators and Washers
Fertilizer and Seed
Eaton Funeral Home
J. Moritz. Prop.
WOLFE PRINT SHOP
John S. Wolfe
Phone Oak. 344
427 North Avenue
C p1'ments of
IN THE SUCCESS OF OUR
HERPS SERVICE STATION
W. V. Herps, Prop.
Atlantic White Flash
River Blvd. 85 Wildwood
FOR YOUR CLASS RING ORDERS
Future classes can safely
depend on equally fine
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E stern Sale Office - - New York City
Main Plant ----- Owatorma, Minnesota
763 Allegheny Avenue Oakmont, Pa
G. Di Leonardo, Ph. G.
Your Neighborhood Drug Store
Phone Oak. 9550
719 Allegheny River Blvd.
Oakmont 9 2 5
Cor. 3rd 85 Center Verona,
Baby picture identification
Richard Fix Compliments of
Baby picture identificati n
Eileen Oberding Ted HBYS
Helen Keene HOME STYLE PASTRIES Mary Louise Young
Stella Tsounos Elizabeth Lanious
Frank Delach Dolly Forte
Our 27 years in one Locality speaks for its self
YOU CAN'T BUY NEW EYES
Let Us Examine Your
Eyes Without Delay
DR. L. V. HERPS
724 Alleg. River Blvd. Verona, Pa.
Compliments of WM. MERRIMAN'S
JAYNE'S BEAUTY PARLOR
Individual finger waves
803 Allegheny River Blvd. Machineless permanents
Verona, Pa. Oakmont 869 500 Delaware Ave. Oakmott
Phone, Oakmont 132-J
ACKNO WLEDGMEN T
The staff of 1939 wishes to thank you, the students
teachers and patrons who, through friendly and help-
ful cooperation are largely responsible for the
success of "The Purple and Gold,'.
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