Verona High School - Purple and Gold Yearbook (Verona, PA)
- Class of 1940
Page 1 of 84
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Text from Pages 1 - 84 of the 1940 volume:
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SCHOOL Presents this EDITION OF
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june Babilon EDITOR Clyde Remaley ADV. MGR.
V E R O N A , P E N N A .
"School days, school days
Dear old golden rule days
Readin' and ritin' and 'rithmetic
Taught to the tune of the hic-
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This, our Purple and Gold of 1940 has been edited for you,
so that as you leaf through it you may experience again some
of the immeasurable joys of the past year. We have endeavored
to put on the following pages some photographs and accounts
of the most important events of 1940 in Verona School history.
We hope that some of the scenes will represent something
of particular significance to you. It may be an activity, a
pleasant association or a friend that is the means of your en-
joyment of this book.
Not only to bring back fond and pleasant memories but as a
permanent record of something which you will never again ex-
perience, this friendship edition comes to you.
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I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead,-he is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there,
And you, O you, who the wildest yearn
For the old time step and the glad return,-
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of there as the love of hereg
Think of him still as the same, I say:
He is not dead-he is just away!
...James Whitcomb Riley
William Glasgow Alcorn
Bertha and Wilto'n wonder
what the results of this ex-
periment will be.
Awe med 0 den
IP OF THE CLASSROOM
The friendships created during our high school days
are part of that destiny which shaped our lives. As we
worked over a chemistry experiment, prepared a town
hall discussion or struggled over a translation, together,
many sides of our classmates were revealed and perhaps
a lasting friendship resulted. Our teachers, as they led
us on to discover new experiences were aiding us in be-
coming friends with them and perhaps later we will look
on their influence as a potent force in our development.
IP OF THE CLUBS
By working together in clubs and organizations through-
out the school, we have learned to admire the talents
and abilities of other and have seen many worthwhile
friendships established. Finding boys or girls whose in-
terests were similar to our own stimulated us in our par-
ticular activity. High moral standards qualities oi
leadership, journalistic training and ability to create are
some of the aims and purposes of our organizations.
Association with people well trained in some particular
field of endeavor may prove to become a lasting friendship.
IP IN SPORTS
It has been shown that athletics have played a par-
ticular part in the formation of friendships. As other
teams were encountered on the gridiron, basketball court,
or track field we learned to admire the prowess oi others.
Each individual on the team realized the importance of
friendliness if his team worked together harmoniously
and as a unit. Team play, cooperation and good sports-
manship were stressed by all the athletic leaders and every
participant realized the importance of these qualities if
the best results were to be attained. " Learn to play" has
been our motto.
Future homemakers as
they draw up their
plans and learn to bake
a cake are busy at
their respective jobs.
"Don't forget the
baking powder" is a
familiar cry to these
Touch, speed and ac-
curacy become im-
portant in operating
these machines. Who
would ever believe that
cedar chests and lamps
could be produced here
and that perfect copies
could be made by
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The endless stream of chattering voices of the hundreds of students
who have graduated has long been silenced. Only faint echoes, the voice
of the spirit of the youth of Verona, remain to represent it at the meet-
ings of the Board of Education, where several Verona graduates are
serving on this board. On the second Monday of every month these five
citizens, chosen by the people of Verona to supervise the education of
their children, assemble and transact the business of the school district.
Subject to state regulations, the duties of the Board of Education are
definitely outlined by a school code. Collectively, these duties concern
the supervision of all school activities, finances, buildings, grounds,
supplies and curriculum!all receive due consideration. At meetings
of this group, vacancies are filled, resignations are accepted, taxes are
levied and provisions are made for the purchase of books and school
supplies. Through the efforts of these friends of education, school repairs
have been made and in this manner the path of knowledge is made
smoother and more accessible to the younger generation of Verona.
Only the clamor of thronged corridors breaks the orderly and business
like silence of the two offices located in the Junior and Senior High
School buildings. In one Dr. J. W. C. Remaley, the supervising prin-
cipal and Miss Blanche Lindemuth work together. In the other, Mr.
Alfred Snyder faces the problems and duties of a high school principal.
But their duties are not confined to the narrow limits of these offices.
To these individuals, many intimate and individual problems of the
students are brought.
These men are efiiciently assisted, Dr. Remaley by Julia Maroni and
Mr. Snyder by a corps of student office workers.
Miss Blanche Lindemuth, who supervises the junior High, has been
with us in Verona school for number of years and the school just wouldn't
seem the same without her. She has been a great friend, as well as a
teacher, to most of the students now in school and to many of the alumni.
Thus with the combined efforts of these individuals as administrative
heads, a school year moves along steadily and smoothly.
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Harry Pierce, Frank Hogan,
U. G. Palmer, R, R. Boden-
horn, John H. Young, Jr. The
members of the school board
gathered for one of their long
Blanche Linclemuth and Dx. J
W.C. Remaley chatting over
the day's Work.
josephine Hunter, our art
supervisor, ready for a lesson.
Alfred H. Snyder, high school
principal, busy at the phone.
Alfred H. Snyder, Blanche
Lindemuth, Dr. j.W.C. Ref
maley, Josephine Hunter pose
out of doors for the photo-
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The photographer caught Mr. Snyder and Miss Pierce preparing
their lessons. Mr. Snyder who teaches chemistry is preparing a class
demonstration. Miss Pierce has some "microbes" on a slide to show her
sophomore biology class.
Mr. Brammer looks pleased as he inspects the projects of the boys.
Little wonder they like shop and mechanical drawing, with such a con-
The overseers of the library are in a get-to-gether. Mrs. Cushard who
served as librarian from four o'clock until nine when the library was
open to the public, has now resigned and Miss Durst is in charge. Miss
Lindley who teaches Latin and history, has a group of Seniors who re-
port to her in this room while Mrs. Fehrenbach who teaches French and
history restrains a group of sophomores who have the library for a report
Miss McCollum and Miss Hunter in a little informal gathering. Miss
McCollum is serving some delicious tea made by her home economics
class for maybe the boy's cooking clubj to Miss Hunter. This is the
pause that refreshed Miss Hunter and aided her to carry on her art
work for the day.
Mr. Brown and Mr. Douds look like they are glad when school is out.
Probably Mr. Brown's typing and bookkeeping classes were "practical
joking" again. I wonder if Mr. Douds is telling some of the boners
pulled in P.O.D. class, or perhaps his algebra and plane geometry classes
serve as the topic of conversation. Maybe they are just talking as teach-
ers have a way of doing.
Mrs. Palmer and Coach Wild, athletic directors, are probably laugh-
ing about the results of the Verona-Oakmont basketball games. Al-
though the girls team, coached by Mrs. Palmer, did not have many
games scheduled, they had a successful season.
Doctor Remaley's secretary, Miss Maroni, is ringing Mr. Snyder.
Julia is everybody's friend. Besides being Doctor Remaley's personal
secretary she will help anybody else out when she is free to do so.
The Junior and Freshman English teachers are giving a demonstra-
tion. Miss McCullough, Freshman teacher, seems to be dictating to
Miss Lindemuth. Diagramming is one of the subjects which is not al-
ways a favorite with all the students. We wonder who that "you be
quiet" glance was meant for.
Miss Claypool, sponsors the Junior class. She is pictured as she is
running off some work on the ditto machine. Even though she has a
staff of N .Y.A. workers under her supervision to do the work, you can
always find her working hard.
Mr. Brallier who left at mid-term to take another position, taught
civics and first year algebra.
Mrs. Helen Henggi who replaced him in Verona, hails from Oakmont
but served as teacher here a few years ago in the physical education de-
partment. She, Miss Rupert, Mr. Boydston, and Miss Steffy seem to
be collaberating on the advance copy of the year book. Judging from
their smiles maybe they are looking at their own pictures. The latter
three all teach English at various stages of the game. Miss Steffy and
Mr. Boydston in the Junior High and Miss Rupert to the Sophomores
ALBERT LQMBARDOZZI WILLIAM ALCORN
MUSICSI minded Albert is His grand personality will
:Stays found with his trum- take him far in the future.
William J. Alcorn!Nothing ever worries "Bill", He participates in the school band and or-
chestra and is a member of the Staff Club. While in his spare time he works in the corner drug
store, but he hopes to be a musician . . . Adelaide Auen-A blue eyed miss is "Auen" selected
from Verona High as "Miss Seventeen" in the Post Gazette Contest. She is active in Leaders
and Art Club, but spends her leisure time dancing at the " Village". . . June Babilonen Babilon"
the 1940 year book editor, is a member of the Leaders Club and Glee Club. Her hobbies are dan-
cing, swimming and reading, and her ambition is to become a nurse . . . William Beddingfield-
This boy's hobbies are dancing, movies and cars. He belongs to the Cooking Club and Glee
Club. "Willie" is striving to become an airplane mechanic and fly in the air rather than in a
Buick . . . Charles Bennett-"Peanuts" is a very quiet Senior4collecting peanuts from foreign
countries is his hobby. He is looking forward to becoming an Electrical Engineer or to an aero-
nautical career . . . Andy Bertosa-"Barton participates in Cooking and Dramatic Clubs, and
does his part on the football field and in basketball. Although he moves slowly in the classroom he
shines as a Ujitterbugu. He hopes to become a machinist .. . Marjorie Boda-"Margie's"hobby
is writing letters and notes to all her classmates. She is a member of the Art Club and she keeps
her future a mystery, but we know better . . . Aquilino Bosco4"Bosco" is a former member
of the Varsity ClubAplayed basketball and football and is now a member of the boy's Cooking
Club. His desire is to become an airplane mechanic . . . Marie Bradyf-Quiet "Marie" aims to
be a secretary. Her hobbies are radio, automobile riding and the movies. Due to Marie's acci-
dent, she had to be away from us for quite a while, but we certainly missed her . . . James Bur-
rows-f'Jimmy" wants to study avaition but at the present time he is in the Cooking Club and
the Honor Society. His favorite hobby is dancing. Maybe he'd make a good hubby for some
girl since he can cook . . . Bernice Butler-We sometimes call her " Buck" for short. Her greatest
ambition is to become a nurse. In school she participates in the Leaders Club and Staff Club
activities and likes dancing, swimming and playing basketball . . . Eugene Calhoun-"Cal"
was very quiet when he first came to us, but he has changed. He is active in the Senior Hi-Y and
took part in the Junior Play. His leisure time is spent dancing and skating . . . Rita Caufield-
"Red" is the nickname as her hair signifies. Dancing, reading, bowling along with the S' aff
Club and Honor Society keep her quite busy. This is only a forerunner of the hard work of her
future profession, nursing . . . Lois Coleman-"Squibb" who is the baby of our class says that
her main hobbies are dancing and swimming and Glee Club participation. Her future should
be dancing, but she prefers nursing . . . Dolores Crnjarich-" Do Do" went to Penn High during
her freshman year. Dancing, skating, and basketball were her most enjoyed hobbies. She is a
member of the Leaders and Shop Clubs. " Do Do's" future is uncertain . . . Frances Delach-
Her hobby is music but as a member of the Staff Club she serves as a typist. She participated
in the Commercial Club and her aim is to become a good secretary for some businessman. Maybe
then she'll marry the boss .... I oseph De Vita-Cwithdrawnj . . . Thelma EckerA"Thelma" is
well liked and has many friends. Her main hobbies are sewing and dancing, while she belongs
to Staff, Leaders Club and National Honor Society. She is a future secretary . . . Florence
Lucille End-"Flo" who is uncertain as to her future occupation has as her hobbies typing,
reading, dancing and skating and she is a member of Commercial and Glee Clubs. Clerking in
a store is not the future she desires .... Marion Elsie Farrow-" Mari" the other Farrow twin,
spends her leisure time swimming, and playing the piano. Non-commercial and Commercial
Clubs are activities in which she has participated. Her hope is to become a nurse.
joseph De Vita
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JUNE BABILON RITA CAUFIELD
One of the busiest girls in, SC11001. Standing at her post day after day,
whose blgxesf J0b WHS editing the Rita never fails as a monitor.
Ruth Frazier-"Ruth" whose likeable personality is known to all has as her hobbies reading,
walking and dancing. She is a member of the Leaders Club, Basketball team, and National
Honor Society and her heart is set on being an air hostess . . . Wilton Frazier-"Frazz' ' who is
tall, lanky and friendly to all likes to read, especially the "Atlas" magazine. He's a member of
Senior Hi-Y and his ambition is to become an aviation mechanic . . . Esther Mary Grogan-She
reads, dances and swims and took part in the Junior Play. Participates in the Staff Club and the
Leaders Club and besides talking, "Tessy" would like to do Commercial work . . . Bertha Gun-
ning-"Bertha" is surely headed lor success. She is active in Staff Club, the National Society,
and even serves as Dr. Peter's secretary. Her ambition is to become some businessman's secre-
tary . . . Jane Hann-"Janie" who is very quiet and seroius, participated in Senior Play. In
l.er leisure time she plays the piano with her family and she hopes to continue her educational
work as a nurse . . . Ruth Hetrick-"Ruth's" versatility is shown by her various activities.
Size participates in Staff Club, Leaders Club and is a Cheerleader. She likes dancing and swim-
ming and would like to be an algebra teacher or a secretary . . . Ellen Hill-"Eeany" is a member
ol Dramatic, Glee Club and National Honor Society. Her hobby is roller skating and she hopes
to go to college. You see she is the brains of the class . . . Kathleen Hopkins-Quiet and well
mannered, is "Hoppy". Her hobbies are dancing and roller skating and she sings with the Glee
Club. Her ambition is to be a comptometor operator or a nurse . . . M. Jean Humphrey'-Jean,
who we call "Hump" came from Penn High. She likes skating and dancing and is an active
member of the Glee Club. Her goal in life is to be a good wife . . . Anne LesarA"Scoop", always
a leader in athletics, served as captain of the Girls Varsity, and president of the Commercial
Club. Her ambition, which we hope she will attain, is to become a professional basketball player
. . . Joseph Liberto-"Joe" is a jitterbug and is a very efficient monitor, who belongs to
the Senior Hi-Y. He hopes to be an engineer but he is now working as an usher at the Liberty
Theatre . . . Albert Lombardozzi--"Red" one of the three redheads in the class, is an active
Senior who has managed the Football team and played Varsity basketball for quite a while.
Band and orchestra participation show that music is his hobby . . . Emmabel Long-"Shorty"
is partial to roller skating and dancing. She participated in the operetta and the junior Play,
and also is in the Staff and Leaders Club, Cheerleader and National Honor Society. She as-
pires to be a dental hygienist . . . Eileen Lyter-In future years if we need an artist we can turn
to Eileen, whose favorite pastimes are dancing and swimming. School activities include National
Honor Society, Student Council, Staff and Leaders Club . . . Hazel Machen-"Giggles" aims
to be a plastic surgeon. A member of the Staff Club and Girl's Varsity she keeps away the frowns
with her smiles. Basketball has been her avocation at the V.H.S .... Ruth MCC0rmick4
"Ruth" is quiet unassuming Miss, spends her time listening to the radio and dancing. To be
a beauty operator is her ambition and it her well-groomed hair is a sample, she'll be a good one . . .
Elmer Mehelic- Elmer" passes his spare moments roller skating and takes part in the Cooking
and Commercial Clubs. He is undecided as to the future, but could workin a skating rink . . . Betty
Jean Miller-"Betty" is a lass that spends her leisure time sewing and crocheting but in school
her activities include Glee Club and playing basketball. To be an interior decorator is her am-
bition . . . Harold MillerMHarold, alias "Baron" has only one pastime, the movies. He has
participated in the Hi-Y and Non-Commercial Clubs and played basketabll. He hopes to be a
manual training teacher . . . Olive Louise Moon-"Louise" is a very brilliant girl and she studies
hard we bet. She takes an active part in Glee and Commercial Clubs. Her ambition is to become
a missionary's wife.
Olive Louise Moon
ROBERT RITCHEY HAZEL JACHEN
The President of our Senior Class In the field of athletics, Hazel out-
has done his duty faithfully. shines all the other girls,
Adelle E. Moore--"De1'l has as her hobbies, stamp collecting and dancing. Her activities in-
clude basketball and Glee Club. She had a solo part in the operetta. Her only ambition is to be
a good wife . . . Grace Adele Mull-"Chubby" personality is known throughout the school.
Her hobbies are hiking, reading and flower raising. She is a member of Leaders Club and Girl's
Varsity and participated in the Junior Class Play . . . Edwn Odgen As a football player,
"Oggie" is a whiz although he seems small,he is powerful. On the dance floor such a jitterbug
is he that he might go in for marathon dancing . . . Antonette Pavone--"Toni" likes to spend
her lesiure time skating and dancing. Since she is an active member in the Commercial Club,
her ambition is to be a stenographer, in the year 1941 . . . Edward J. Piesowicz-Reading and
swimming occupy most of this lad's time who is active in the Staff Club and took a part in the
operetta. He attended the Washington Vocational High School and his ambition is to be a ma-
chinist . . . John G. Peretic- "Johnny" looks forward to a future in the machinist trade.
He is vice president of the Airplane Club and his pastimes seem to be stamp collecting, golf
mushball and movies . . . Jennie Premick-"Jennie" ia a quiet blonde whose favorite pastimes
are reading and dancing. As a telephone operator who answers your call with a cheery "number
please" or "line's busy" you will know her in the future . . . Robert Ritchey-Among "Red's"
many jobs are, president of the Senior Class, president of the Senior Hi-Y and he was chosen
as a representative to the Post Gazette Merit Parade. He wants to be a manual training teacher
. . . Evelyn Roth-"Sissie" our telephone operator of the future has as her main hobbies dancing,
swimming, reading and music. Although she is very quiet she took part in the Glee Club and
Dramatic Club activities . . . Jennie Santucci-"Jennie" who came to Verona High from
Arsenal Junior High, has as her hobbies reading, music and participation in the Dancing Club
She hopes to be a secreatry in the future . . .Betty Marie Schaney-"Shaney" the monitor
found at the front door, spends most of her time " Dogging" at the " Village". She participates in
Commercial Club activities and after graduation hopes to be a beautician . . . Carolyn Shade-
"Cooky" is an actress and has proved outstanding in school productions. She enjoys dancing
and is a member of the Leaders and Glee Clubs. She would like to be a beautician . . . Emmett
Shutes-For Emmett our hopes are that he'll be a top ranking artist. As a member of Art,
Cooking, and Staff Clubs he is known to all. He hopes to work on Commercial Art and he has
taken advanced work this year . . . Fred Simmons-" Fred" a quiet lad, came from Ben Franklin
school is aiming to become an aeronautical mechanic. His hobbies are cooking, skating and
reading and he claims membership in Commercial Club . . . Eleanor Sistek-Swimming and
dancing occupy her leisure time and she participates actively in Leaders Club and Staff Club.
To be a beautician is her ambition. She answers to the nickname of " Sistek". . . Paul Sprajcar-
We heard very little from Paul as he was quite content with his own affairs. His ambition is to
become an auto mechanic. Art Club and Study captured his interests . . . Bertha Ann Tuckey-
"Bertl', a post Gazette Merit Parader, and the blondest blonde ot our class, is active in Leaders
Club and National Honor Society. She enjoys swimming and is a nurse of the future . . . Mary
Ward-Cwithdrawnj . . . Alice Weir-Alice is a cheerful little miss. She is an active member of
the Commercial Club and had a part in the operetta in her Junior year. She spends her leisure
time skating and dancing . . . Charles White-Baseball and swimming are the interests of
"Whitie". The Airplane Club takes his time on Tuesdays. He's such a quiet lad we can't learn
much or his iuture but perhaps he'll be a mechanic.
Adelle E. Moore
Edward J. Piesowicz
Bertha Ann Tuckey
Grace Adele Mull
John G. Peretic
Betty Marie Schoney
BERTHA TUCKEY RUTH HETRICK
EUGENE CALHOUN Ruth represents the typical high
Two of the school's most scholarly school gi,-1.
pupils who are always interested in
the school's welfare.
Margaret Vinovacea studious scholarly Senior, has been an active member of the Leaders
Club. She hopes some day to become a librarian . . .William White-"Ben Blue" although
quiet is a friend to all and his hobbies include reading and shop work. Maybe he'1l become an
airplane pilot . . . Dorothy Woodhall-"Dot,' is quiet but quite an active lass. She participate
in Leaders Club and Staff Club. Her aim is to become an Interior Decorator. Swimming and
dancing are her hobbies . . . William Woodings--"Bill" is a member ot the Senior Hi-Y, took
part in the Senior play and after graduation he plans to go on to school. Maybe he'll capitalize
on his hobby of woodwork . . . Ludee Simpson-"Ludee" came to V.H.S. from Columbus, Ohio,
in her senior year and she has found a place here as a "good pal". Dancing and basketball are
her hobbies and she plans to teach in the future.
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dmouj ,fair Lmtog
Are you going to play practice?
Say, who is on the Town Hall program today in P.O.D.?
Come on, 1et's go to the Village with the gang.
When does the year book come out?
Do you think you'11 miss us next year?
Wonder what's on in Assembly today?
Hope I don't get one of those antique L. C. Smith typewriters!
How was the dance last nite?
Who are you taking to the prom?
Gee, have you learned your memory selections for English class?
Wonder whose on Douds' program as an impromptu speaker, this time!
7' e Qfmzhf Qnezafion
1. Sophia Adamsky, Warner Anthony, John Arce, Gladys Boughamer,
Janet Bennett, William Cestnik, Phillip Ciarelli, Betty Jane Davis.
2. William De F azio, James De Vita, Frank Dougan, Russel Dougherty,
Joseph Forte, Robert Garvin, Clarence Gillespie, Alfred Gorney.
3. Nellie Gorum, Dolores Goss, Joseph Hezar, John Irwin, Catherine
Kenyon, Nick Kratsas, Stella Kratsas, Lawrence Lafferty.
4. Phyllis Lashell, Glenn Luckock, Richard Martin, Anna Mastrio-
gocomo, Harold Mauro, Edward McCarthy.
5. Edith McCormick, Nancy McGrail, John Morrill, Wilma Jean
Morton, Joseph O'Connell, Neil Palino.
6. Edna Phillips, Edward Penco, William Plutis, Carolyn Raabe,
Concetta Racioppi, Pearl Roney.
7. Clyde Remaley, Betty Remmy, Joseph Ritchey, Laura Jean Rit-
chey, Albert Roth, Coletta Roth, Frank Saunders, Mary Sepelyak.
8. Brice Shadle, Elder Shank, David Sher, Helen Starr, James Tuckey,
Louis Varassi, Irene Ward, jean Weimer.
9. Mary Louise Wetmore, Corinne Williams, Mildred Wilson, Richard
Wisnoski, Florence Young, Carl Zakraysek, Helen Zolet, Arthur Quimiro.
Pres. Joseph Ritchey
.QF amazed . . . gud of X942
- - - -George Burrows
- Howard Alcorn
1. Earl Oberding, Catherine Agnich, Elsie Jane Alberts, Howard
Alcorn, Ada Anderson, Lewis Arnold, Helen Lois Ashbaugh,
Bentz, Frank Bergoich.
2. Jean Bennett, Joseph Bosco, Mary Bozick, John Bruno, Barbara
Bumgardner, George Burrows, Frank Costa, Ruth Chaney, Kenneth
3. Boyd Charlton, Mary Costa, Joseph Condon, Charles Dentino,
Lois Donnerbauer, Ruth Eiler, Robert Ellis, Eleanor Gabor, Richard
4. Charles Gugliuzza, Mangie Gupton, Helen Harper, Frances Hann,
La Verne Heakins, Edna Mae Hill.
5. Theresa Hollinger, Valerie Hollinger, Regis Hunkele, George Hunter,
Martha Humphrey, Anthony Intorre.
6. Stella Intorre, Betty Ann Jansson, William Jansson, Stanley Kefa-
los, Jessie Keister, Jennie Kumarco, Wallace Lafferty, John Langford,
7. Bud Lashell, Robert Lasher, June Lyter, Vincent Manni, Frank
Mauro, Betty McCarthy, John McCormick, Joseph McWilliams,
8. Pearl Moore, Eleanor Peretic, Robert Pfeill, Charles Phillips, Helen
Pietkivitch, Elizabeth Plese, Margaret Pope, Mildred Radovitch,
9. Margaret Rogers, Laura Rogers, Peggy Roney, James Santucci,
Verna Saunders, Robert Saxrnan, Delsena Shaw, Frank Sistek, James
10. Frank Slosar, Robert Smith, Dora Jean Wright, Belinda White,
Martha Lee Williams, Hattie Wilson, Betty Wolfe, William Wolfe,
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1. Margaret Abaray, Jean Abercrombie, Eleanor Ahlering, Joseph
Allman, Mary Baird, Arthur Barnes, Edward Baratta, James Beers,
2. Joseph Bertosa, Betty Bright, Leah Mae Burkkart, Frank Bursic,
George Carchidi, Dolores Carr, Norma Cebelius, William Clark, Joseph
3. Charles Costa, Adeline Crnjarich, Frances Dudzcak, Eileen Dunn,
Helen Elkanich, Larry Fix, Agnes Frazier, Sophia Gabor, Helen Gabud.
4. Raymond Gould, Sarah Hann, Robert Herps, Rose Keister, Made-
line Kohnen, James Lasher.
5. Lorraine Luffy, Dorothy Luzer, Robert McFarland, Harry Machen,
Esther McCormick, John Manni.
6. Margaret Markovitch, Katie Mehelic, Eugene Milliken, Hercules
Moraitus, Mary Alice Mull, Lois Nellis.
7. Marie Oberding, Grace Overbeck, Olga Penco, Sylvia Piesowicz,
Augusta Powell, Margaret Procopio.
8. Melvin Rearick, Charles Remaley, Frank Roth, Rose Marie Roth,
Tillie Sanker, Annabelle Sanner, Herman Santucci, Jean Santucci,
9. Margaret Sepelyak, Betty Sill, Edward Simmons, Marion Smyth,
Julia Sprecace, Robert Stain, Harold Tamburro, Frank Thompson,
10. Charles Tuckey, Jean Tuminella, Jean Upvall, William Walker,
Robert Walker, Ethel White, Martha White, Lois Woods, Marjorie
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Pres.. . .Arthur Barn
V. Pres. Agnes Frazi
. . . Charles Cost
Exam of '41 mf '45
1. Alberts, Alcorn, Allman, Bolster, Bosco
C. Bruno, I. Bruno.
2. J. Bruno, Budich, Bufano, Bursic, Carson
3. Curtis, H. Dais, M. Dais, DeFazio, Depto,
4. Dudzcak, Ecker, Flood, Gabud, Gaydos,
5. Harper, Himes, Hopkins, Householder
Humphrey, Hunkly, Irwin.
6. Johnson, Keister, King, Loalbo, Lafferty
7. Lovar, Manganaro, Marino, McAllister
Miller, Mokasek, Morgan.
8. Morrison, Pavone, Racioppo, Raabe, Rice
Roney, C. Rupert.
9. D. Rupert, Seaburn, Stotler, Starr, Temple-
ton, Thompson, Torchia.
10. Tomazich, Tuminella, Varassi, Wilson
1. Baratta, Barnes, Belin, Bennett, Benson,
Bright, A. Carchidi, E. Carchidi.
2. Cleland, Costa, Cribbs, Damico, Dais, L.
Dible, W. Dible, Dougherty.
3. Dumas, C. Fowkes, R. Fowkes, Gabud,
Gawthrop, Harper, Hopkins, Hunkley.
4. Intorre, Ireland, Isherwood, Konkle, Kas-
tanios, H. Kratsas, K. Kratsas, Lanious.
5. Liberto, Lipesky, Loalbo, Loughner, Luc-
kock, Majcan, Martin, McWilliams.
6. Miller, Mitcheltree, Machen, Morrison
Moon, Mokasek, Ogden, Pyle.
7. Pritchard, Quinn, Racioppo, Randas, Ra-
cupero, Remaley, J. Ritchey, G. Ritchey.
8. Robson, Rose, Ross, E. Santucci, R. Santucci,
Saunders, Schaltz, Schwartz.
9. Secich, Stoner, Starr, Taylor, Terlizzi,
Tsounos, Turpin, Vernon.
10. A. White, R. White, Wetmore, Whitten-
berger, Wilson, Xenias, Zourelias.
Verona's four cheer-
leaders strut their
stuff in a practice
session. They're all
"up in the air" at
Thelma gives Louie
some good advice be-
fore that Oakmont
game or maybe Louie
is giving it to Thelma.
Joe and Eleanor, two
friends, have a few
words to say before
Joe departs for the
fray of battle.
The coaches meet
some of their cohorts
as classes change on a
summery day. What
is the discussion? Bet
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Verona High School's current season of football, although not so
successful, was one of the best in cooperation and fellowship. Due to
injuries from the severe first encounter some of the boys were unable
to put out their best efforts from that time on.
The first game of the season, Verona encountered a fast and powerful
Wilkinsburg squad and consequently the Verona boys bowed in defeat.
The second contest took place on the Edgewood field and had not the
breaks gone against the boys they would have had their first victory
but the game ended with one touchdown chalked up for Edgewood.
Our first home game was against Sharpsburg and with the good fight-
ing spirit and the school's cooperation the boys had their first victory.
The game ended with a score of twelve to six amid cheering and the
beating drums of the new V.H.S. band.
The next game was a night game at Arnold. The boys were not as yet
accustomed to night football. As a result the game ended with Arnold
At the Aspinwall game, Verona was in the thick of the fight until an
injury put Joe DeVita out of the game. This loss seemed to weaken the
boy's spirit and Aspinwall scored two decisive touchdowns.
Brentwood was the next foe and here the boys met an experienced
squad who took them by surprise by putting over four touchdowns.
Verona traveled to East McKeesport and there met a worthy foe. A
completed pass in the closing seconds of the first half proved fatal to
Verona and the game ended with the score of seven to nothing.
The game of the season had at last arrived. "Oakmont". Our boys
efforts were all in vain to try to stop the march of their rivals for Oak-
mont emerged victorious by a score of twelve to nothing.
First row: Machen J. Tuc-
key, Lombardozzi, C. Tuc-
Second row: Quimiro, Varassi,
Alcorn, Bosco, Joe DeVita,
Bertosa, Lafferty, Remaley.
Third row: Coach Wild
Mauro, Saxman, Mehelic.
Ritchey, Intorre, Kefalos,
Dougan, Penco, Ass't Coach
Fourth row: jim DeVita,
Dentino, Petruney, Bigeno,
Ciarelli, Dougherty, Bergoich,
Santucci, Arce, Bruno.
Quimiro takes a flying leap as Joe
Ritchey gracefully glides along like a
slow motion picture figure. There is a
glint in Brunrfs eye as he tears into
that line. Note the collegiate pose of
Mehelic. That DeVita smile or may-
be it is a Pepsodent ad is evident.
Bosco's only playing with the coach,
don't you see those smiles?
Top row: Quimiro, Ritchey, Bruno,
Middle row: ,Tim DeVita, Coach
Wild and Bosco, Mauro.
Lower row: Dentino, Varassi, Joe
Mauro is ready to center the ball
for that opening play. Charlie is in
this game to do or die. Louie has
time to wave to us but maybe he is
warding OH' some invisible players.
Joe DeVita is ready to charge. Al-
corn catehes the ball and surely cuts
Varassi making an
effort but it seems as
if he will be stopped
by the boys from
Sharpsburg. In case
you want to know
what happened here
you'll have to ask the
Dentino charges but
it looks as if he'll need
help. Varassi throws
one of his famous pas-
ses and Dentino takes
care of the rest.
First row: Lombar-
dozzi, Remaley, Zak-
raysek, Mauro, Me-
Second row: C. Tuck-
ey, Manager, Q.iimiro,
Dentino, Bertosa, An-
thony, De Fazio.
Third row: Intorre,
J. Tuckey, Coach
Wild, Bosco, Forte,
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The big problem that faced this year's team was Ending replacements
for three capable veterans who had graduated in June-Ted Meck,
George Latin and Eddie Miller. But coming up from last year's Junior
Varsity were a few boys who had the earmarks of Varsity performers,
and from this group Coach Wild found Bud Remaley and Charlie Den-
tino fighting it out for one forward position, and Warner Anthony and
Quimiro battling for the right to start on the other side. In the center
position, Bertosa and Zakraysek had things their own way as far as new
members were concerned. In the backcourt, Mehelic stepped through-
out the season. For three years, Albert Lombardozzi had knocked on
the door of Varsity competition, but each year an old knee injury would
crop up to throw Al for a loss. This year, however, the knee behaved
well enough to give him a chance to show his ability on the hardwood,
and it was nip and tuck all the Way through between Al and "Ace"
Mauro, the sparkplug of the team. Although Intorre, DeFazio and
James Tuckey did not get a chance to break into as many games as the
other members of the squad, their presence was an important factor
throughout the season.
More should be heard of this young squad next year. Verona boys
won five and lost sixteen games. Several last minute rallies seemed to
be the cause of most of the defeats, They defeated Oakmont at both
counts and this is only an example of what our boys are going to do in
football and basketball next year.
SENIOR VARSITY SCORES
E. McKeesport 31
E. McKeesport 26
Etna ' 43
East Deer 42
East Deer 26
Reading rlockwise from top: Charles
Mehelic, Charles Dentino, Clyde
Remaley, Carl Zakraysek, Andy
Bertosa, Anthony Intorre, Albert
Up in the air with Aspinwall
William De Fazio, Harold Mauro
Arthur Quimiro, Warner Anthony
First row: Barnes.
Mauro, Johnson, Fix,
Ellis, Coach Boyd-
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ley, Manager, Walker,
Cleland, Bertosa, Arn'
old, Santucci, Bosco
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Spurred on by the thought of being Varsity players in the future
years, the Junior Varsity came out of the recent campaign with a record
of nine victories against nine defeats. Highlights of the season were
victories over Etna, Aspinwall and Oakmont and the team work of the
entire squad of ten boys.
JUNIOR VARSITY SCORES
Edgewood ,.., . , , ,,,, 14 Verona , , , 24
East McKeesport, , Verona
Edgewood, , , Verona
Wilmerding , V ,rona
Wilmerding , Verona
Sh arpsburg, , Verona
East Deer Verona
Shaler , , Verona
Oakmontn , Verona
Varsity , Verona
Etna , Verona
East Deer Verona
Asoin wall Verona
Millvale, , , Verona
Oakmont ,.-., Verona
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Many girls and boys found time to participate in the varied sports
program offered, which was carried out in a manner similar to the other
Gym curricula developed seasonally. In the fall there is football and
basketball, and the fundamentals are taught in the gymnasium. The
winter presents a grand panorama of activities with exercises, basketball
and boxing. In the spring the shrill screams of the girls are heard as they
engage in a fast moving game of volley ball, while the boys have a grand
game of mushball up on the Hyatt M. Cribbs Field. Gym periods allow
for sixty minutes of fun and exercise for boys and girls alike. Sometimes
this is spent in hard manual labor over exercise, stretching those unused
muscles whose names we have to learn in our health classes and other
days we play at some more lively games. Nomatter what it is from the
seventh grade through to the twelfth, fun is a part of the program
Learning to play is so important to all of us and entering into a good
volley ball, mushball or football contest, whether it be for a trophy or
championship or for mere fun is always worthwhile.
The Allegheny County track meet at South Park brought forth some
our shining track stars and some records were shattered by our con-
The sports program for the year offered much enjoyment to those
who participated in the program. To Mrs. Palmer and Mr. Wild, who
by their faithful planning of these activities have helped to make them
so successful and popular, the boys and girls wish to express their sin-
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When the new Verona Band forms a V. on
the field we all fill with pride. This uniformed
group made their first appearance at the Sharps-
Some of the crowd gather early around the
door waiting for school to begin.
A microscope is a queer gadget but the
Biology classes see many unusual things through
Autographing time is coming soon and as
you see, June is already at it using "Druggie"
as a desk but he doesn't seem to mind at all.
The library is a busy place and here Margie
and Lois are perusing a volume of Compton's.
Many girl's hearts were all a flutter when
Chester Soucek, aged 27, former World's Ama-
teur Typewriting Champion arrived and dem-
onstrated his technique on the typewriter in
The bell rings and classes change in the
Mrs. Holleran treats a patient, one of the
many during a day's work.
The last of an old landmark, the old grade
This is the last of something too but not
quite the end because John Arc really got the car
to move about. Not so good for night driving
because there were no lights, but fit for a king
A group in the Junior High perform at the
Can't you see Dougan,
Colonello and Martin as chefs
at the William Penn or serv-
ing a caddy banquet at West-
moreland some day. Bosco
cuts a cute caper in the teach-
er's smock as he pores over a
recipe. These roses which
were used in the Operetta,
"Rose of the Danube" were
made by the art classes under
Miss Hunter's supervision.
One of those tea dances in
the old gym. Bernice is
happy about it all. This looks
like a jitterbug jam session.
These model planes are lots
of fun to make. just ask
Regis and Joe Hezar ab0ut it.
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First row: Elliot, DeFazi0,
Dible, McWilliams, R. Aber-
crombie, H. Abercrombie.
Second row: Ritchey, Arnold,
Carson, R. Taylor, Barnes,
Larxius, H. Taylor, Costa,
Tamburro, Mr. Mango, Klead-
Third row: Humphrey,
Pierce, F. Costa, Bosco, Lash-
er, W. Wolfe, Ashbaugh, J.
Abercrombie, Coleman, B.
COMBINED GLEE CLUB
First row: Rearick, Coleman
Pfeill, Clark, Bosco, Lewis.
Second row: Miller, Wright.
Pope, Wolfe, Shaw, Hollinger,
Third row: Hill, Coleman.
Rogers, Luffey, Moore, Roth,
Fourth row: DeVita, Ritchey,
Fix, Beers, Wolfe, McWil-
liams, Lombardozzi, Alcorn
Fifth row: McGrail, Ober-
ding, M. Ward, I. Ward, E.
Phillips, Lashell, W. Phillips
Bosco, Arnold, F. Costa
Carson, Coleman, Lasher, Mc
Williams, Wolfe, Rearick,
Taylor, C. Costa, Lombar-
BAND HAS SUCCESSFUL SEASON
When the band first started two years ago, no one ever thought that
it was going to grow in number and improve so much in such a short
time. It has nevertheless, and today the membership totals fifty and it
is still growing.
During the football season the band performed very accreditably in
comparison with other bands of much longer standing. Marching for-
mations and the like all required practice and Mrs. Palmer coached the
group in marching.
In March this group held a concert in the auditorium. Many people
came and enjoyed it throughout, but much practice was necessary for
this performance and each member is to be complimented for his service.
The band is sponsored by a mother's committee and the uniforms were
gotten through the unstinting work of this group. Lawn fete, concert,
movies and a bake sale were held and many letters written asking or-
ganizations for donations. All this work netted sufficient funds to outfit
the members of the band. This committee is to be commended for their
GLEE CLUB IN FULL SWING ,
This year the Glee Club has been much more active than any year
previous. It is composed of thirty-five students. Before this year, the
Club was in two groups, the Boy's Glee Club and the Girl's Glee Club,
but now it is a combined group The mixed group has proved to be much
more successful. This club has been under the direction of VMiss Jane
McCullough for the past three years. Among their activities were two
assembly programs. Their first chance to entertain the whole student
body was an assembly program at Christmas time, when they sang a
group of carols. Later a Stephen Foster program was arranged. The
operetta "Rose of the Danubef' presented by this group earlier in the
year, was a great success.
SWING BAND ORGANIZED
Music! The soft mellow tone of the saxophone, the mingling of the
notes of the trumpets and trombones, the singing tones of the guitar
and the gay tinkling sound of the piano, lovely soothing music, gay
dance music. Who is playing? Why, of course, the Verona High School
Swing Band. Maybe it didn't sound quite like this all the time. This
group was organized about four months ago by the band conductor,
Mr. Louis Mango. The members of the orchestra were selected from
the band membership and the group made their first public appearance
when the Band Concert was held in March. Trumpets, saxophones,
trombones, piano, accordian, drums and guitars are heard in this band.
Many school functions could be ably served by this active group of
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Howard C. Douds has sponsored the Senior Hi-Y for several years
and has produced successful organizations throughout. This year's
group consisted of eighteen members interested in the aims of the
organization. One of the first assembly programs, a unique quiz pro-
gram, a battle of the sexes, was sponsored by this group. I believe the
males defeated the females by a small margin.
The group enjoyed a trip to the Buhl Planetarium on the North Side,
an unusual and rare treat for the youths of our locality. A party was
held for members only and movies were shown to the group. The club
has had various speakers at their meetings and feel that they have all
been worth attending.
Under the capable supervision of Mr. Brallier, Mrs. Henggi, and
Mr. Boydston, the varied activities of the junior Hi-Y have made for
one of the most successful associations in Verona's history. Its officers
have promoted many successful activities. Various educational trips
and swimming parties have been but a part of their numerous activities.
As well as taking part in our assembly programs, this group of youths
have helped to promote higher ideals and greater associations among
the students of the Junior High School, and has maintained the pledge
and creed of the association to which they belong. The members of this
organization are chosen from the eighth grade and these members are
then automatically active in the club the following year. The president
of the Junior Hi-Y this year is Charles Tuckey, who has promoted one
of the best years of the organization.
First row: Forte, Shadle, Tuckey, Liberto, Zakraysek, Ritchey
Second row: Mr. Douds Csponsorj, Hunter, Bruno, Burrows, Cal-
Third row: Miller, Saxman, Frazier, Wisnosky.
First row: Hann, Costa, Thompson, Tuckey, R. Walker, Barnes
Second row: Moraitis, Bigenho, Herps, Lasher, Simmons, Rupert,
Seaburn, W. Walker, Milligan, Mr. Brallier Csponsorj.
Third row: De Vita, Starn, Torchia, Roth, Manganaro, Morrison
Pres.. Robert Ritchey
Sec. . .Wm. Woodings
. . , . .Joseph Liberto
Pres.. .Charles Tuckey
V. Pres. Junior Alcorn
Treas. Robert Walker
First row: Tuckey, Long, Auen, Boughamer, Sistek, Lyter, Mrs
Second row: Ecker, McCormick, Phillips, Ward, Woodhall, Crn
jarich, Frazier, Mull, Young.
Third row: Ritchey, McGrai1, Lashell, Babilon, Hetrick, Shade
Butler, Vinovac, Ward, Davis.
First row: Curtis, Ecker, Bennett, Ogden, Ross, Turpin.
Second row: Mehelic, Racupero, Templeton, Loalbo, Bright, Randas
Glenn Wild Ccoachj.
Third row: Tuminella, Ritchey, Pavone, Benson, Zourelias, Hunk-
. .Bertha Ann Tuckey
. , , .Bernice Butle
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The Leaders Club which was founded in 1933 by Miss Salhoff is now
under the sponsorship of Mrs. Palmer, the physical education teacher.
The club is celebrating its seventh successful year in Verona High School.
To be a member one must be voted in by the girls of the club and take
part in the initiation stunts. Numerous dances, parties and trips to
different places of interest are some of the activities. The club will lose
many old members this year, but there are many more girls anxious
to fill their places.
Tl is group usually earns enough money by dances, bakesales or sale
of refreshments at football games to buy jackets for their members.
This year's group plans to buy light blue ones rather than the traditional
The name of the group implies that they are leaders and they are in
all Eelds in V.H.S. In athletics, activities, scholarsl: ip, popularity and
dancing, these girls are foremost. They are always willing to assist in
This group is sponsored by our capable coach, Mr. Wild. In this
group the boys are taught the art of self defense. Mr. Wild and his
assistants teach the boys to train, to exercise and to apply the simple
rules of boxing. At one of our Assemblies this club put on a show con-
sisting of about Eve bouts between boys of different weights. The
program was a big success and enjoyed by everyone. The ring was
assembled and the lights were carried on like real championship bouts
The rounds were three minutes and each bout consisted of three rounds
This club has rendered a great service to the school and to the boys
who have improved their physical condition and boxing ability through
this club's actibities.
In April a Boxing Show was sponsored by the group and Verona
competed with boys of Penn High, Carrick and Oliver. These matches
were interesting and attracted a large number of the male populace of
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High Pressure Homer
The entire action of the play takes place in the living room of the
Woodruff family. And what a family it is! Mother Woodruff just adores
going to funerals because she finds them so stimulating and meets so
many of her friends there. Father Woodruff loves to go to fires, nothing
else gives him such keen joy! Junior Woodruff, their son, is of mechanical
bend. He can fix anythingf and he doesb and he also gets a great joy from
shooting a rifle. Boots, their daughter, loves to act and is rehearsing a
part at the most inopportune times. Amidst all this confusion, Aunt
Cora arrives bringing with her what turns out to be a pet, and that
too of a most unusual nature. Arlene, the Woodruff 's adopted daughter,
is practically engaged to Homer Hampton Haywood, who believes in
employing high pressure salesmanship methods. Since Homer, a typical
go-getter, always knows more than his employer, he never holds a job
very long. But that doesn't bother him-he goes blissfully on his way
inventing new ways of making a fortune. Finally young Wade Wain-
right arrives on the scene and falls a victim to Arlene's charms. When
the self-assured and confident Homer plunges the entire Woodruff family
into grief, Arlene breaks her engagement and vows never to see Homer
again. But our indomitable hero has several cards up his sleeve and
proceeds to play them up to a thrilling climax. The play proved to be
a great success and was enjoyed by everyone who attended.
ROSE OF THE DANUBE
The story takes place in the kingdom of Eurolania in Europe along
the banks of the blue Danube. On the morning of our story the king
is very blue because of the royal treasury being exhausted. A villain,
Count Sergius von Popova is plotting to start a revolution. He is as-
sisted by Demetrius Doodledorf and Trombonius Tootletop.
The attention of the populace is being distracted for a while by the
Rose Festival. Some visitors for the occasion are Darrel Davis, a news
photographer and Percival McPipp, a movie director, who is accom-
panied by Mrs. McPipp and their daughter.
The Royal family beg and pester the movie director to put them
into the movies. Mr. McPipp being so intrigued with the beauty of the
kingdom gets the idea of having a motion picture made of the kingdom.
The story, of course, includes a revolution but blank cartridges and
dynamite are used. But the scoundrel Count, sees a good opportunity
to make a real revolution. Unknovsm to him, however, Darrel Davis
overhears the plot, uncovers it, saves the king and is the alll around
hero, collecting a reward of course. All ends on a happy note.
Four principals of "Rose of the
Danube" stop in their dancing and
pose for the photographer. The uni-
form certainly makes the man.
"Rub a dub dub
Three men in a tub"
No it is only two men in barrels
in this case. They've lost their
clothes and the villain sneers at them.
The entire cast of "Rose of the
Danube", the operetta.
JUNIOR PLAY CAST
Betty jane Davis, Laura jean
Ritchey, Edna Phillips, Coleita
Roth, Conretta Rafioppo, Nancy
Chalmers Brown, coach, Joseph
Ritchey, Charles Mehelic, Janet
Bennett, Rivhard Wisnoski, john
james DeVita, Betty McCarthy,
Verna Saunders, Adelle Moore, Al-
bert Lombardozzi, Lewis Arnold,
Robert Pfeill, Joseph Bosro, Melvin
Rearick, Delsina Shaw, William
Clark, Phyllis Lashell, Edward Pie-
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BOY'S COOKING CLUB HAS FUN
That the way to a man's heart is surely through his stomach has
been proved by the increasing popularity of the Boy's Cooking Club,
sponsored by Miss McCollum. Although there is but one group of this
club this year, there were many applications. The number is limited,
but this does not decrease their anxiety to cook, to bake, and to eat
their own finished products.
These master chefs have created such things this year as lemon pie,
banana pie, fruit cake, peanut brittle, salmon croquettes and muffins.
Everything has been eaten too. Some of the boys have shown great im-
provement this year and there have been few errors such as, putting
in too much baking powder. Perhaps the reason for their doing such a
line job of mixing is due to the fact that they have to eat what they
make. Some do like to double the recipe. Many of the so called "tough
guys" around school have shown that they are only regular fellows
when they don their aprons and begin to bake a cake for lunch. This
group has already had a luncheon, and are looking forward to a banquet
in the future.
AIRPLANE CLUB BUILD MODELS
The Airplane Club is just a new club organized this year by Mr.
Brammer, our manual training teacher. The boys in this club have
built many different kinds of model planes and a contest is being planned
for the best looking and the best flying planes. Making these models is
not as easy as one might imagine from reading the directions. The pur-
pose of this club is to cultivate the interests of those boys who are in-
terested in airplanes. Part of an assembly program was used by this
group to explain their work. The makings of an airplane were displayed
and it was seen that the work is very tedious and requires careful hand-
ling of each tiny piece. Several large model planes were shown by Teddy
Woodings and Regis Hunkele. These were actually propelled by small
motors and really worked. This club is very creative and most inter-
esting for boys of all ages.
BOYS COOKING CLUB
First row: Martin, Costa, Anthony, Beddingfield, Colonello, Gug
Second rowg Bosco, Alcorn, Ciarelli, Burrows, Varassi, Mauro
Phillips, Katherine McCollum CSponsorD.
First row: Woodings, McFarland, Dougan, DeFazio, Bosco, Gaydos
Second row: Lanius, Carson, Gorney, Hezar, Miller, Oberding, Barry
Third row: Tomazich, Peretic, Hunkclc, jansson, Luckock, Kefalos,
Cooking Club Officers
President . .Edwin Ogden
V. Pres. , Aquilino Bosco
Sec.-Treas., ,Louis Varassi
President Regis Hunkele
V. Pres. . , . john Peretic
Sec.-Trees. Charles White
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HANDCRAFT CLUB DISPLAYS ABILITY
As one enters Miss Steffey's room during club period, deeply in-
terested students meet the eye. Here we find thirty-nine Junior High
School members who are interested in handcrafts. These people do
work in leather, crepe paper and do bead work, knitting and raffia
Crepe paper was taken, cut and rolled and then used over a paper
plate and in a short time variegated baskets in various shapes were pro-
duced. These were shellacked and used at home for knick-knacks.
Purses of leather were made and gloves and mittens were turned out
by the knitters of the group.
One of their social functions of the year was a Christmas Party, held
during their club period before Christmas. We know that they had fun.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
Now that the curtain has fallen on another year of activities, the
Dramatic Club can look backward on another successful year. The club
under the direction of their sponsor and adviser Mr. Brown, has worked
on one act plays and discussed the topic of Dramatics. Two of the
plays which were presented in Assembly were "Be Home By Midnight,"
and "Telephone Calls." These plays were very entertaining and showed
considerable work. There are nineteen members in the club all of which
are active. The Club's main purpose is to promote interest in the study
of plays and to develop the ability to read them.
First row: Shultz, Lanious, Bolster, Coover, Allman, Woods, Rice
Pyle, White, Pritchard, Margaret Steffey Csponsorj.
Second row: Hunkley, Kastanos, Dougherty, Moon, Martin, Powell
Taylor, Konkle, Rose, Markovich, Dible.
Third row: Xenias, Barnes, Ireland, Upvall, Regotti, Gabor, Tu
minella, Ahlering, Luzer, Mehelic, Nellis, Sill, McWilliams, Isherwood
First row: Gawthrop, Dais, Marino, Roney, Householder, Humphrey,
Second row: Chalmers Brown Csponsorb, Raabe, Roth, McCormick,
Gabud, Stotler, Alberts.
Third row: Raccioppo, Keister, Penco, Hill, Rogers, Sanker, Ander-
Handcraf t Cl ub Officers
Pres. ...... Katherine Mehelic
V. Pres. . .Velma 1. Martin
Secretaryl. . . . .Jeanne Upval
Treasurer ..... , . .Lois Nellis
Sponsor ,..,. Margaret Steffey
Dramatic Club Officers
President .,,., Tillie Sanker
V. Pres. .... Coletta Roth
Secretary .... Olga Penco
Treas. . .Concetta Racioppo
Sponsor ..... Chalmers Brown
First row: Weir, Hopkins, Moore, Mull, Santucci, Alcorn, Liberto.
Second row: Humphrey, Miller, White, Cauheld, Crnjarich, Bed-
First row: Hill, Bennett, Davis, Roney.
Second row: Alfred Snyder Csponsorl, Coleman, Brady, Intorre
Anderson, Ward, Wetmore, Roney.
Is Joe Liberto telling a
funny story to thc
Answering the phone,
typing and running
errands keeps this
MONITORS HELP TO GOVERN
Stationed at various places throughout the building, the job of the
monitors is to keep order before and after school as well as between
classes. This group has to be particularly on the alert to keep their
positions. A few monitors have served the entire semester, but most of
them have changed from time to time. It is a hard job and means
sacrificing time. One must come early and remain until the building has
been cleared. Sometimes it even means losing the last few minutes of
important discussion in the classroom. The principal thing is that the
monitors must stay at their posts, and Joe Liberto, head monitor, sees
that they do stay there. The monitors must be stern and yet not be
mean and bossy.
"KEEP BUSY", THAT'S OUR MOTTO
The ofiice force is one of the hardest working organizations in school.
This is not a club but a real honest to goodness staff of workers, whose
various duties in the office include writing excuses for people who can't
be on time, doing errands, answering the telephone, and acting as gen-
eral hostess to all the people who visit the office. Selected by Mr. Snyder
from Senior High School the girls prove to be very efficient in their
work. They were picked because of these qualities: relaibility, honesty,
ability to carry out orders, daily attendance, personality and last but
far from least, leadership. Each girl has one period a day, which serves
both as a study period and as an office practice, session where real
experience is gained. This will be helpful later on in life when office jobs
become a reality with a weekly or monthly pay envelope.
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The Student Council, which makes up the student court as well, is
a very active group. The members are as friendly and pleasant as their
pictures indicate. They are always ready, with a smile and a cheerful
"hello" and their presence brightens the school Perhaps the busiest
social group in the school is the Leaders Club who have spent their
time earning money and being helpful to the school in numerous ways.
Selling tickets to football games and for other school functions was one
of many "little odd jobsi' done by these girls for dear old "Alma Mater".
It looks as if these four Hi-Y members were planning a way to make
money or a way to spend it. Either is typical of this group. Earning
money by holding dances and selling Easter Eggs, spending money on
emblems and social functions were the chief thoughts of the boys through-
out the year.
As this striking photograph illustrates Laura Jean leads the band,
which has been our newest pride and joy this year. We were not only
proud of their new uniforms, but of the way they have been striving
to improve through long, hard drilling practices. Their appearance
at games has given the school a new life.
The ofiice force as represented by Janet's picture is not a social or-
ganization. It is primarily to give the school girls practice and relieve
Mr. Snyder's burdens in the High School office.
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STUDENT COUNCIL NEWLY ORGANIZED
"Court is now in session". These are the opening words of the Stu-
dent Court, which is just one of the many activities of this representative
A mid-year election of new members inauguarated this active group,
which was destined to become an outstanding organization of our school.
As a representative body of the various home rooms, they arrange
the school calendar, direct the monitor activity, handle the student prob-
lems as well as conducting a Court where student misdemeanors are
The tea dance season was inaugurated by the group when a repre-
sentative group of students from the entire school turned out and made
the dance a great success.
Under the supervision of Mr. Howard Douds, this group made a
place for itself in Verona High School.
COMMERCIAL CLUB INTERESTS GIRLS
During the activity periods this club may be found having lots of fun.
Maybe it is a spelling bee, a typing contest or even mending typewriter
covers but nevertheless doing it together makes it seem like play not
work. Special programs for both Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays
were carried on within the club at the regular club period. Practice in
using the typewriter was always a pleasant filler-in when program ac-
A Christmas party and a Valentine party were held by the club and
a trip to the Pittsburgh Press was enjoyed. A play demonstrating the
correct way to apply for a position was presented in assembly and some
good pointers were given those who wish to continue in the business
First row: Lyter, Frazier, Zakraysek, Abercrombie, Peretic.
Second row: Howard Douds Csponsorj, Wolfe, Rearick, Hezar, Mc
First row: Peretic, Humphrey, Weir, Lesar, Zolet, jansson, Farrow
Evelyn Claypool Csponsorj.
Second row: White, Plese, Pietkivitch, Moon, Lyter, Roney, Raabe
Starr, Bozick, Pavone.
Third row: Costa, Gorum, Radovitch, Premick, End, Hann, Ku-
marco, Gabor, Schaney, Intorre.
STUMENT Council Officers
President. . . . Carl Zakraysek
V. Pres. . . . . .William Wolfe
Sec.-Treas. Eleanor Peretic
COMMERCIAL Club Ofhcer
President ..,,.... Ann Lesar
V. Pres. . . , . .Helen Zolet
Sec. . . . Ectty Ann jansson
Treasurer. , . ..,. Alice Weir
Sponsor. . . .Evelyn Claypool
1940 marks the third successful year of the Purple and Gold. This
has been brought about by the valuable guidance of Miss Rupert and
the cooperation of the thirty members of the staff. The staff consists
of boys and girls chosen from the sophomore, junior and senior classes
by the adviser.
Work was started early in the year and through constant effort the
book was completed, sent to the press and was ready for distribution
by the middle of May. Miss Rupert, Bill Alcorn and june Babilon at-
tended the Pennsylvania State Press Association Convention at Read-
ing, Pennsylvania in October. This was the second time Verona had
participated in a convention of this sort but it was a new experience for
these two students.
Some of the tasks done by the hard working Purple and Gold Staff
are as follows: typing, gathering information about clubs, proof reading,
art work and writing facts about the school.
In addition to work, the staff enjoys social get-to-gethers. For ex-
ample, a Christmas party was held in the upper halls of the Senior High
School Building a few days before Christmas during the lunch hour.
At which time, games, dancing and eating were the main features.
In April, twelve members of the Staff attended the Westem Penn-
sylvania School Press Association Convention, held in Allegheny High
School. Ideas for year books and school papers were exchanged by
people from different schools all over the section of the state and this is
very helpful in getting ideas for the annual.
Eddie calls the advertisers while
the rest laugh at his businesslike
Looking over the pictures before
they are sent to the engraver.
Hazel is trying to type in the midst
of this foolishness.
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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ACTIVE
Scholarship, leadership, service and character are the chief traits
possessed by members of the National Honor Society. After much con-
sideration these pupils were chosen by the faculty. The members are
elected into this society more for their rank in the class than upon grades.
The members have been of service to the school and looked up to by the
rest of the student body. If you wonder why the Juniors are so perfect
or if you imagine you see tiny halos around their headsg it is in hope of
being elected into the society when the Senior members initiate new-
comers. Appealing to the sense of gratitude for educational benefits
received, and the hope to develop fruitful personalities, the National
Honor Society endeavors to capitalize on these emotions.
First row: B. Tuckey,
E. Lyter, T. Ecker,
R. Frazier, Hilda
Second row: B. Gun-
Davis, . ic
Rita Caulield, J. Ben-
Third row: J. Bur-
rows, E. Hill, C. Zak-
ng, P, Lashell, B. J.
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raysek, J. Tuckey, E.
December 23 to
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CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
First day of school
Senior Class Treasure Hunt
Our first vacation-Teacher's
Senior Hobo Party
i Thanksgiving Vacation
Leaders Club Dance
Senior Class Skating Party
Sophomore Class Party
Tea Dance CStudent Councilh
Junior-Senior Class Party
Junior Class Play
Senior Class Play
Last day of school
Index of Advertisers
Wm. B. Scaife and Sons Co. ....
Tech Dairy Store 7..,v..e,..e,
Wolfe Print Shop ..... - - -
G. C. Murphy ..e,...... - - -
O. S. Grubbs and Sons .e.. . - - -
Shaw Service Station ..ovo..v.,
Willey's Brownbilt Shoe Store- -
S. Woodings and Sons ,......,.
E. N. Miller Co. ..e......oi...
Oakmont-Verona Dairy 85 Ice-
Olympic Theatre ...... ......,
Gordon Funeral Home .--., - - -
The Advance Leader .,,,...o.
Ingalls Iron Work Company -
J. and S. Company, Inc. ....,c
Sam's Ideal Barber Shop .....,
Dr. L. V. Herps ...,,...v.c.o
Robson's Bakery ......,c ......
Wn. Merriman's Beauty Salon-
Verona Lumber 8u Supply Co. - -
Josten-Treasure Craft Inc. ....
Edward J. Weimer ...........
john S. Gasparich ............
Kier M. Ewing ......... - - -
Oakmont Pontiac Co. - - - .- . - - -
Duffs-Iron City College---. - -
Thompson and Co.-- --.--- - - -
Men's Shoppe ---------- - - -
W. H. Fisher ----------------
A. S. Warner ----.-----------
Mango Band Instrument Co.- --
lst National Bank of Oakmont
Union Collieries Co. ----------
Rodman Chemical Company- -
Verona Bldg. 85 Loan Assn. - - -
L. K. Carter Motor Co. ------
C. F. Reed and Bros.- ----- - - -
Allegheny Pharmacy ---------
Three Star Bottling Works-- - -
Esther's Beauty Shoppe ------
Fleisher's Bakery ------------
The University of Pittsburgh--
Allegheny Valley Trust Co. - - -
Lewis Arnold, Contractor -----
People's Pharmacy ------ -- - . -
The Village -------- ----
Harry Zalevsky -.------- ----
Brookes Service Station ------ -
Woodings-Verona Tool Works-
Grace Martin's School ----- -
James Burrows --------------
American Steel Foundries- - - -
A. W. Kennedy Motor Co. ----
Verona Volunteer Fire Dept. - -
Suburban Water Company-- - -
Lou Sher ---- . ---------------
Mobile Service Station, ------
Eaton Funeral Home- - - - - - - -
Oaks Theatre ----- -------- - . -
Lois' Maison Frederic Salon-- -
Edgewater Steel Co. - --.--- - -
Verona Food Market ---- ----
National Park- -. ---- - - - -
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YEARS TO COME BE AS
EVERY OPPORTUNITY FOR
HAPPINESS AND PROFIT
TO EACH ONE OF YOU!
Weldon , WO'
TECH DAIRY STORE
Let this be your Dairy and Ice
743 Allegheny River Blvd.
Verona 427 N
WOLFE PRINT SHOP
John S. Wolfe
Phone Oak. 344
orth Ave. Verona
730-734 Front Street
Call Oak. 4
O. S. GRUBBS 81 SONS
SHAW SERVICE STATION
Alex Shaw, Prop.
Amoco Products-Firestone T1res
Kendall Oil and Grease
Verona Rd. and 2nd St.
WILLEY'S S. WOODINGS 81 SONS
BROWN bilt SHOE STORE Hardware and Feed
VC1'0f18, Pa. Hunting and Fishing Licenses
E. N. MILLER COMPANY
Furniture, Carpets, Stoves
Electrical Household Appliances
HOME OF QUALITY FURNITURE
Phone Oak. 1077
615 E. Railroad Avenue Verona, Pa.
OAKMONT 8: VERONA DAIRY 8: ICE CO.
Pasteurized Milk and Cream
20 Pennsylvania Ave. Oakmont, Pa.
Phone Oak. 159
Compliments of GORDON FUNERAL HOME
, C THEATRE
THE OI YMPI "On the Boulevard"
Verona, Pa. Oakmont, Pa.
J-I Moritz, Prop. PhOI'1C
Len. C. Anderson, Publisher
"One of Pennsylvania's
Best Weekly Newspapers"
IRON WORK COMPANY
Structural Steel for
J. 81. S. COMPANY, Inc.
Ladies', Men's and Boys'
Clothing and Shoes
Phone, Oakmont 9533
701-705 E. Railroad Ave.
Buildings and Bridges
IDEAL BARBER SHOP
713 E. Railroad Ave.
Our 27 Years in One Locality Speaks For Itself
You Can't Buy New Eyes
Let Us Examine Your
Eyes Without Delay
DR. L. V. HERPS Optometrist
724 Allegheny River Blvd. Verona. Pa,
Home Style Pastries
500 Delaware Ave. Oakmont
Phone Oak. 132-J
415 East Railroad Ave.
For Your Class Ring Orders
Future classes can safely depend on
equally fine class rings
J OSTEN 'S
Eastern Sales Office-New York City "
Main Plant Owatonna, Minn.-
EDWARD J. WEIMER
Florist 81 Decorator
Phone Oak. 550
473 South Ave.
JOHN S. GASPARICH
Meats and Groceries
Cor. 5th 85 Virginia Ave.
Showroom: 753 Allegheny River Blvd l Oakmont' Pa'
Phone, Oak. 1097
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Phone Oak. 27 Res. Syc 7711
KIER M. EWING
Notary Public Verona, Pa.
OAKMONT PONTIAC CO.
607 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont, Pa.
Phone Oak. 9589
All Courses For
DUFFS-IRON CITY COLLEGE
424-26 Duquesne Way-Pittsburgh
THOMPSON 81 CO.
THE MEN'S SHOP
Geo. H. Zimmerman
Oak. 995 757 E. Railroad Ave.
W. H. FISHER
Everything in Hardware
Radios, Paints, Glass, Vam'sh
General Electric Refrigerators and
Washers-Fertilizers and Seeds
Masonic Bldg. Oak. 17
A. S. WARNER CO.
Roofing and Sheet Metal Work
Continental-Bundy 81 Selner
Band 81 Orchestra Organizers
1421 Fallowfield Ave.
A. Mango Lehigh 0690-J
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Congratulations to the Graduates of 1940
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Union Collieries Co.
NEWFIELD COAL-"THE CLEAN WAY"
OakIT1Ol'1t Oakmont, Pa
RODMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
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VERONA BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
724 Allegheny River Blvd.
Paul F. Bealafeld, Sec.
I Real Estate and Insurance
L. K. CARTER MOTOR CO.
C. F. REED and BROS.
Dodge 8: Plymouth Lumber
I Oak. 960
Oakmont, Pa. phone 59
I ALLEGHENY PHARMACY THREE STAR
G. DiLeonardo, Ph.G.
- Your Neighborhood Drug Store
Phone Oakmont 9550 Verona, Pa.
719 Allegheny River Blvd.
Visit your Home Town Bakery
I FLEISCHER'S BAKERY
ESTHERS 440 Allegheny River Blvd.
I BEAUTY SHOPPE 763 Allegheny Ave.
Tel. Oakmont 1660-310
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THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
helps the boy that is to become the boy he Wants to be
FOR BULLETINS, ADDRESS THE REGISTRAR
Congratulations to the Class of 1940 I
ALLEGHEN Y VALLEY
TR ST CO.
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Co.
Don't Forget 1915
Contractor THE PEOPLES' PHARMACY
' The Better Built Home Marshall D. Woods, Ph.G., Prop.
I 456 North Ave. Verona, Pa. Verona' Pa'
Cor. 3rd. 81, Center Verona, Pa.
Go To Bard's For
Good Things To Eat
Your Ice Cream Store
420 Allegheny River Blvd.
BROOKES SERVICE STATION
Allegheny River Blvd.
Gasoline and Oil
Phone Oak. 9617
Phone Syc. 7843-P.S.C.A. 20593
Phone Court 2610, 3511, 3512
Daily Trips Between
Pittsburgh, Verona, Oakmont,
N. Bessemer, Unity 85 Universal
Paul Kress, Prop.
Rosedale, Verona, Pa.
VERONA TOOL WORKS
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GRACE MARTIN'S SCHOOL
"a school discriminate" ,
Secretarial for Young Women
17th Br, 18th Floors-Keenan Building
Iron and Steel Scrap
Grace Martin Cornelius, Principal
Atlantic 6309-6310 Verfma Pa-
SAFETY AT WORK MEANS HAPPINESS AT HOME
AMERICAN STEEL FOUNDRIES
. . E DY MOTOR CO.
A W K NNE THE VERONA I
sales-FORD-Service VOLUNTEER FIRE
Cheswick, Pa. DEPARTMENT
SUBURBAN WATER COMPANY
Water Supply For
Verona, Oakmont and Plum Township I
Ofiiceg Allegheny River Blvd.
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LOU SHER MOBILE SERVICE STATION
Efficient, Friendly Service
Groceries 400 Allegheny River Blvd.
C. E. Arthur and J. T. McGrail
EATON FUNERAL HOME
HOAKSH LOIS' MAISON FREDERIC
A Truly Modern Theatre In BEAUTY SALON
Oakmont, Pa. Competent Operators
Stephen M- Rodenoky Mgr' 411 Center Ave. Verona, Pa.
Fifteen Years of Progress Lois Wagner, Prop. Oak. 1420
In This Community
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unday afternoon and Evening
Lowest Party Rates
Hammond Electric Organ
Phone Oak. 423
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