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We, the Class of l948, to show our appreciation
to one who has devoted her time, patience and under-
standing to us through our school days, dedicate this,
our yearbook, to Mrs. Harder.
Mrs. Harder has been our "guiding star" all
through high school. She has shared our sorrows and
joys, victories and losses. She will remain one of our
fondest memories of dear Vestal High, always.
ln charge of high school
SALMON, STEPHEN O.
Pennsylvania State College
Albany State Teachers College
In charge of grades
PECK, ARTHUR J. LEADBETTER, RAYMOND D.
A.B., M.A. A.B.
Wheaton College t Amherst College
New York University Oneonta State Teachers College
Randolph Teachers Class Colorado School of Mines
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Bottom Row-Paul Kintner, Mrs. H. Dewey Noyes, Perry Stcrbuck, President, Marian Moulton, Clerk, Robert
Cargill, Kenneth O'Hora.
2nd Row-Fred FeDora, Treasurer, S. O. Salmon, Lewis Warner, Vice-President, L. A. Mason.
ESTY, LUCILLE MURPHY, RITA BOND, HELEN RONEY, DORIS
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Syracuse Uniyergify , Columbia University
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Potsdam Teachers College
Pa. State College
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Mansfield State Teachers
Sub Academic Training Class
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Slipping Rock Teachers College
Cortland State Normal
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Pa. State College
Pa. State College
New York University
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Cortland State Teachers
Buffalo State Teachers College
Pa. State College
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Pa. State College
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Geneseo State Teachers
BURKE, MARY, B.S.
Mansfield State Teachers
E. Stroudsburg S.T.C.
DOUPE, MARGARET, B.E.
Mansfield State Teachers
Bloomsburg State Teachers
Mcgisfield State Teachers
Potsdam State Teachers
Mansfield State Teachers
YOUNGS, MARIBETH, B.E
Oneonta State Teachers
POND, LOUIS J.
Cortland State Teachers College
PESISDLEBURY, JOHN H.
BOOKHOUT, J. DOUGLAS
St. Lawrence University
New York State College for Teachers at Albany
Oneonta State Teachers College
CALLAHAN, DONALD E.
BOND, HELEN KENNEDY, D. JEAN
B.S. B.A., M.A.
Buffalo State Teachers College Westminster College, New York
State College for Teachers at
Albany, New York State College
BURR, GORDON College for Teachers at Geneseo
FITZGERALD, HELEN Rider College, Syracuse University
Cornell University ,
BROWNLEE, MARGARET Cortland smfe Normal school,
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University of Buffalo
Houghton College, Cornell
University, Geneseo State
Teachers College, St.
New York University
Buffalo State Teachers College,
Syracuse University, New York
State College for Teachers
REITER, HARLON R.
Alfred University, University of
Pennsylvania, New York State
College for Teachers at Albany
KENNEDY, D. JEAN
Westminster College, New York
State College for Teachers at
Albany, New York State College
for Teachers at Geneseo
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BRYDEN, H. IVAN
Mansfield State Teachers College
Instrumental Diploma Prince, Umberto I, Salerno, Italy
MARVIN, WILLIAM O.
Bolwin Wallace College
Fredonia State College
Harrogate Technical School, England
Beethoven School of Music, Harrogate, England
Violin with Sammons, Haddock and Fenning, London,
ISSEIEER, WILLIAM C.
Oswego State Teachers College
Oswego State Teachers College
State Technical Institute of Schenectady
Cortland State Teachers College
Oswego State Teachers College
New York University Extension
MacLOWRY, LEONA HUBBARD, MARJORIE
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BLAIR, SUSAN ABER, FAITH M.
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Ithaca College Ithaca College
University of Michigan
RANSOM, HARVEY BESANSON, GLADYS
B.A., M.A. A.B., B.S.
Colgate University Syracuse University
Columbia University Columbia University Teachers
Albany State College
Cornell University Middlebury College, Vt.
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"Youth we can have but today5
wle may always tind time to grow
Softball 15 Operetta l5 Spring
Concert l5 Vice-President of
Class l5 Mixed Choir l5 Girls'
Choir 25 Vice-President of Home-
room 45 Queen Candidate 45
Bowling 45 Press Club 4. Marie
as a hobby.
After graduation Marie plans to
take a vacation and then at-
tend business school.
"WHO'S WHO" IN THE CLASS OF '48
CHARLES JAMES MESSEMER
"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men go aft astray."
Student Congress l, 2, 45 Homeroom Vice-President l, 25
Homeroom President 45 Class President 45 Intramural Bas-
ketball I, 45 Bowling 45 Cross Country 25 United Nations
Youth Organization 45 Candidate for King of Christmas
Ball 4. Jim wants to go to college next year.
RUSSELL LEONARD JOHNSTON
"As a wit, if not first, in the very first line."
Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 45 Varsity Bowling 2, 3, 45
Homeroom President 25 Treasurer 35 Vice-President 4. Russ'
hobby is bowling and some day he hopes to be a bowling
GRACE VERNA DODD
"A merry heart doth good like o medicine."
Mixed Choir l5 Girls' Choir 2, 35 Christmas Pageant 35
Volleyball 25 Student Congress 3, 45 Class Secretary 3, 45
Yearbook Staff 45 Concert l, 2, 35 Basketball I5 United
Nations Youth Organization 45 Candidate for May Queen
3. Grace's hobby is the reading of books, and she plans
to become a secretary.
ARLENE JANE DRUM
"ln the twinkling of an eye."
Volleyball I5 Library Club l, 25 United Nations Youth
Organization 45 Treasurer of Senior Class 45 Yearbook Staff
45 Student Congress 4. Arlene plans to become a stenog-
rapher after graduation.
"Her air, her manners, all who
Student Congress l, 2, 3, 45 Band
I, 2, 3, 45 Mixed Choir 3, 45
Girls' Choir 3, 45 Orchestra l, 25
Volleyball l, 25 Tumbling l, 2,
3, 45 Dancing l, 25 Basketball l,
25 Queen of Christmas Ball5
President of Sophomore Class5
President of Homeroom.
EVA MAY ROAT
"Tis only noble to be good."
Band l, 2, 35 Senior Chorus l, 25
Hockey l, 25 Basketball l, 25
Baseball l, 25 Volleyball l, 25
Library Club 25 Newspaper staff
l, 25 United Nation Youth Or-
ganization 45 Yearbook Staff 4.
Eva plans to become a Secre-
JAN ET LORRAI NE ALLEN
"A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!"
Press Club l, 2, 3, 45 Yearbook Staff 45 Speedball 2, 35 Homeroom
President 35 United Nations Youth Organization, President 45 Basket-
ball I, 2, 35 Bowling 3, 45 May Queen Candidate 35 Christmas Queen
Candidate 45 Student Congress 3.
After school is aut, Jan would like to go to Katharine Gibbs School to
learn to be a good secretary.
"His mind his kingdom, and his will his law."
Photography Club5 Science Club. Andy plans to be a management
"Her yesterdays look backward with ci smile."
Marching Band I, 2, 3, 45 Concert Band I, 2, 3, 45 Orchestra 3, 45
All State Band 35 State Competition 2, 3, 45 Swing Band 3, 45
Librarian of Band 35 Girl's Choir I, 2, 45 Mixed Choir I, 2, 45
Bowling 2, 45 Pageant I, 2, 3, 45 United Nations Youth Organ-
"Youth comes but once in a lifetime."
Future Farmers of America 3, 45 Intramural Football I, 25 Intra-
mural Basketball I, 2. Don's hobby is square dancing and roller-
skating. He plans to be a tree surgeon after he graduates.
LARUE E. BAILEY
"Tools were made and born were hands."
Aviation Club I, 25 Science Club I5 Press Club I5 Intramural Football
I, 2, 3, 45 Intramural Basketball I, 2, 3, 45 Volleyball 3, 45
Bowling 45 Conservation Club 45 Christmas Pageant 45 Track. Bud
wants to use his skill as a toolmaker.
"Absent in body but present in spirit."
Intramural basketball I5 J. V. basketball 25 Varsity basketball 3, 45
Bowling I5 Intramural football I, 25 Intramural softball I, 25
Baseball manager I5 Cross country.
"Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body."
Volleyball I, 2, 35 Basketbail 25 Softball I, 2, 3. June has made a
hobby of reading and collecting books.
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
Varsity Football I, 25 Cross Country 2, 35 Track 2, 35 Volleyball 35
Bachelor Club I5 Varsity Club 25 Intramural Basketball I, Z5 Future
Farmers 2, 3, 45 Vice President of F.F.A. 45 Wrestling 35 Tumbling
I, 2, 3, 45 Wrestling Manager 45 Cross Country Manager 45 Christmas
Pageant 2, 45 Gym Demonstration I, 2, 4.
"When the brisk minor pants for twenty-one."
Science Club I5 Intramural softball I, DonaId's hobbies are coin
and stamp collecting, rabbit raising and model building, He plans
to be an electrician.
EDWIN S. BLACK
"By and by is easily said."
Track Manager 2, 3, United Nations Youth Organization 4, Basket-
ball Manager 2, Freshman Football 2, Photography Club 3, Science
Club I, 2, Pottery Club I.
MILDRED DORIS BLAZEY
"Or may l think when toss'd in trouble,
This world at best is but a bubble."
Glee Club I, Volleyball I, Press Club l, 4, Basketball I, 2, Leaders'
Club I, Dramatic Club I, Band I, Dance Club I, 2, 3, Archery 3,
Tumbling 3, Yearbook Staff 4, Bowling 4, United Nations Youth
Organization 4. Millie's great ambition is to fly around the world.
"Silence is the genius of tools and one of the virtues ofthe wise."
Donald is a star scout and he wants to go in the navy scouts.
PATRICIA KATHLEEN BON HAM
"To hear lier speak, and sweetly smile,
You were in paradise the while."
Vice-President of homeroom I, President of homeroom 2, Student
Congress I, 2, 3, May Queen Candidate 3, Press Club 3, 4, United
Nations Youth Organization 4, Christmas Queen Candidate 4, Year-
book Staff, Christmas Pageant 3, Bowling 4.
"He'll find a way."
Science, Vestal Youth Organization, Photography. Tracy's hobbies
are photograph and horseback riding which he hopes to continue
as an occupation after graduation.
"He's tough, ma'am-, tough and de-yilish sly."
Football I, 2, 3, 4, Wrestling 3, 4, Future Farmers of America I, 2,
3, President of F.F.A. 3, Gym Demonstration 2, 3, 4.
"Modesty becomes a young man."
Roger is greatly interested in photography. He is hoping to get a
iob as a machinist after graduation.
JANET LOUISE BUFFINGTON
"Joy rul'd the day, and Love the night."
Varsity Cheering 2, 3, 4, Junior Cheering, Junior May Queen
Candidate 3, Vice-President of Homeroam 2, Treasurer of Horne-
room 4, Student Congress 2, 4, Yearbook Staff 4, Bowling 2, 3,
Tumbling I, 2, 3, 4, Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, Softball I, 2, 3, 4,
Volleyball I, 2, Dance Club I, Speedball 2, 4.
"O, he sits high in all his classmates' hearts."
Football I, 2, 3, 4, Basketball, J. V. I, Basketball 2, Student
Congress 2, 3, 4, Junior Class President, Intramural Basketball,
Baseball Mgr. 2, Homeroam President 4, Homeroam Vice-President
3, Future Farmers of America 2, 3, Intramural Bowling I, Co.
Captain 4, Christmas Ball King 4, Football I.
MARY MARGUERITE CARLE
"Honest wedlock is a glorious thing."
Badminton I. Mary plans to divide her time between keeping house
and a iob in Binghamton.
WARREN L. CHOCHOLATY
"A little nonsense now and then is pleasant."
Track 3, 4, Press Club 1, Conservation Club 4, Bowling 4, Intra-
mural Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, Intramural Football I, 2, 3, 4, Volley-
ball 3, 4, Pageant l, 4. Chuck's hobbies are hunting and fishing.
DOROTHY J EAN CHOP IAK
"My life lies in those eyes which have me slain."
Glee Club I, Volleyball I, Dramatics l, Archery I, 2, Yearbook 4,
Press Club 4, Bowling 4.
Dot's famous hobby is photography, and plans to celebrate after
finishing school by just working.
"Every man for himself."
Intramural Baseball l, Science Club I, Bachelors Club I, Conserva-
tion Club, President 4. Laurence wants to be a machinist after
EVALYN J UNE CRAVER
"Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow."
Basketball 3, 4, Homeroom President 2, Bowling 2, 4, Flag Swinging
2, 3, 4, Junior Cheerleading l. Eva would like to be a receptionist
or a typist ot the I.B.M.
ALBERT HORACE DAVIES
"Whose little body lodged o mighty mind."
Tumbling l, 2, 3, Wrestling 4, Hi-Y President 4, Science Club
President 3, United Nations Youth Organization 4, Intramurals
l, 2, 3. Al's main hobby is leather craft and plans to be a
mechanic in the future.
"Life is a jest, and all things show it,
I thought so once, but now I know it."
Speedball 2, 3, Basketball Z, 3, 4, Volleyball 3, 4, Archery I, 2,
Dramatics Club I, 3, Press Club 2, Leader's Club 2, 3, Bowling 3,
Yearbook 4, Tumbling 2, 3, 4. After school, Fran plans to travel
with her father in the U. S,
"Resolv'd to ruin or to rule the state."
Intramural Football l, Riding Club 2, United Nations Youth Organ-
ization 4. Elmer hopes to become an F.B.l. agent.
CECILIA ANN DOBOS
"ln each cheek appears a pretty dimplef'
Volleyball 2, Archery I, Baseball 2, Yearbook Staff 4, United Na-
tions Youth Organization 4. Silka plans to get a position in an
office as a secretary.
"Merrily, merrily shall I live now."
Bowling 2, 3, Cheerleader I, 2, 3, 4, Leaders Club 2, 4, Gym
Demonstration l, 3, Moy Queen Candidate, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4,
Softball l, 2, 3, 4, Soccer 4, Speedball l, 2, Volleyball l, 2, Dance
Club 2, Homeroom Officer l, 2, 4, Winter Sports 2, Candidate for
Christmas Ball Queen 4, Yearbook Staff 4, Tumbling Club l, 2, 3,
4 Library Club l.
JOANNE MARIE DUNBAR
"As merry as the day is long."
Bowling 2, 3, Junior Cheering l, Senior Cheering 2, 3, 4, Leader's
Club 4, Moy Queen Candidate 3, Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Softball l,
2, 3, 4, Soccer 4, Student Congress 3, 4, Speedball l, 2, Homeroom
Vice-President 4, Homeroom President 3, United Nations Youth
Organization Vice-President 4, Volleyball I, 2, Dance Club 2, Co-
Editor of Yearbook 4, Tumbling l, 2, 3, 4.
WlLMA HACKLEY EGLOFF
"Hear the mellow wedding bells."
Library Club l, 2, 3, Yearbook Staff 4, Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4, Tum-
ng l, 2, 3, 4, Dance Club l, 2, Baseball 2, 3, 4, Cheerleading l,
Basketball 2, 3, 4, Solo Club 4, Choir l, 2, 3.
"Happiness is the only good."
Volleyball l, Library Club 1, 2, Biology Club 3, Yearbook Staff 4.
Joyce's hobby is sports and she hopes to train to be a nurse.
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
Volleyball 2, Baseball 2, United Notions Youth Organization 4.
Rose's hobbies are horseback riding, Christmas card collecting, going
to movies and she plans to go to work after she gets out of school.
JAMES JOSEPH FLAHERTY
"No blithe lrish lad was so happy as l."
Football 4, Wrestling 3, 4, James' hobby is hunting, and after
graduation he plans to be an electrician,
"Zealous, yet modest."
Volleyball l, Language Club 2, 3, Mixed Choir 1, 2, Girls' Choir
l 2, United Nations Youth Organization 4, Virginia's hobbies are
photography and playing the piano and piano accordion. She plans
to be a nurse,
V "My blessed companion is a book."
Entered from Pennsylvania 2, United Nations Youth Organization 4.
Angeline's hobby is reading and upon graduation she hopes to get
a job in an office.
RUTH E. GILG
"See where she comes, apparell'd like the spring."
Language Club 2, treasurer 3, Press Club 4, United Nations Youth
Organization 4, Student Congress 4, Vice-President of homeroom 4,
Student Congress 4, Candidate for Moy Queen 3, Candidate for
Christmas Ball Queen 4.
W RICHARD GRAPER
'The only way to have a friend is to be one."
Intramural Football I, 2, Intramural Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, Science
Club I, Patrol Bay 3, 4. Dick's hobby is collecting dirty old ten
dollar bills. So, naturally, after school he wants to be a millionaire.
"Tis good-will makes intelligence."
United Nations Organization 4. Beverly's hobby is swimming. After
graduation Bev. plans to work for a few years, then plans to get
"Each mind has its own method."
Science Club 2, Photography Club 3, Physical Education General
Manager 4. Doug enjoys darkroom work as a hobby and he wants
to become a bookkeeper or an accountant.
"Tis my regret and not my boast,
I seem to need more sleep than most."
Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4, Intramural Football 2, 3, 4, Varsity
Track 2, 3, 4, Varsity Wrestling 3, 4, Volleyball 3, Bowling 3. Bob's
hobby consists of hunting and he plans to go to school after school
"I tell thee, be not rash."
Football 2, 3, 4, Boy's Choir 3, 4, Mixed Choir 3, 4, Basketball 3, 4,
J. V. Basketball 2, Baseball 3, 4, Tumbling I, Bachelor Club I,
Track, Manager I. After school, George plans to get a good iob,
find him a good-looking girl, and get married.
MARY C. HICKEY
-"Happiness seems made to be shared."
Orchestra I, 4, Softball I, Girls' Glee Club I, Mixed Glee Club I,
Operetta I, Freshman Play I, Spring Concert I. After graduation
Mary wishes to become a teacher.
BARBARA M. HILL
"Thy modesty's a candle to thy merit."
Choir I, Archery I, Badminton I, Yearbook Staff 4, United Nations
Youth Organization 4. After graduation, Barb plans to go to Bible
School to prepare for Foreign Missionary Work.
HAROLD JAMES HOGAN
"The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust."
Intramural Football I, 2, Homeroom Secretary 2, Intramural Basket-
ball 2, 4, Student Congress 2, Track 2, Cross Country 4, Volleyball
2, 4, Bowling 4. Harold's hobby is carpenter work and he hopes to
P. G. one year and then go to college.
RICHARD PAUL HOLDRIDGE
"A town that boasts inhabitants like me can have no lack
of good society."
Varsity Track I, 2, 3, 4, Varsity Football I, 2, 3, 4, Varsity Baseball
I, 2, 3, Varsity Basketball 3, Varsity Bowling 4, Varsity Volleyball
3, 4, Varsity Club I, 2, J. V. Basketball 2, Boxing I, 2, 3, 4, Tum-
bling Club I, 2, 3, 4, Student Congress I, 2, 3, 4, Nominated for
King 4, United Nations Youth Organization 4.
BARBARA LORRAI NE J EN KS
"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of siIver."
Softball I, 2, 3, 4, Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, Soccer 4, Speedball I, 2,
Student Congress 3, 4, Tumbling 2, Mixed Choir 4, Christmas Pageant
4, Band I, 2, 3, 4, Volleyball I, 2, 4, Gym Demonstration I, Bowling
3, Leaders Club 4, Yearbook Staff 4, Candidate for May Queen, Can-
didate for Christmas Ball Queen. Barbara plans to go to nursing
"Many a man fails to become a thinker for the sole reason that
his memory is too good."
Student Congress 2, 4, Homeroom President 4, Intramural Football I,
Intramural Basketball I, .2, 3, 4, J. V. Bowling 2, 3, Varsity Bowling
4, Football 2, 3, Track 3, 4. Bob's main hobby is hunting and
fishing and he plans to go to college.
RICHARD A. KIEGLER
"l am escaped with the skin of my teeth."
Cross Country I, 2, 3, Track l, 2, 3, 4, Wrestling 3, 4, Football
2, 4, Science Club I, 2, Gym Demonstration I, 3, Open House I,
Christmas Pageant l, 2, 3, Choir I, 2, Intramural Basketball I, 2,
Intramural Touch Football I, Varsity Club l, Kieg hope to i ulge
in the field of Electronics. j '
PAUL KINTNER, JR.
"Even the gods love iokes." ' "dc
Bowling I, 3, 4, Intramural Basketball 2, 4, lntramufal Football I,
Tumbling I, 3, 4, Sr. Band I, 2, 3, Orchestra I, 2, 3, Marching Band
I, 2, 3, Competition I, All State Choir 3, Boys' Choir 2, 3, 4, Scribe
Staff I, All City Orchestra 3, Conservation Club 4, United Nations
Youth Organization 4.
JO ANN KORGER
"Good company in a journey makes the way to seem the shorter."
Library Club I, Marching Band I, 2, 3, 4, Concert Band I, 2, 3, 4,
Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Biology Club 3, Volleyball I, 4, United Nations
Youth Organization 4. Korky's hobby is sports, and she would like
to marry a man 99 years old with a million dollars and then travel.
BARBARA JANE KRISSEL
"Oh! She was good as she was fair."
Cheerleading I, Library Club I, Candidate for May Queen, Press
Club 2, Treasurer of Homeroom 4, United Nations Youth Organiza-
tion 4, Yearbook Staff 4. Bobbie plans to become a secretary after
graduation, but her present hobby is collecting stamps.
CLINTON E, LAINHART
"Speech is great, but silence is greater."
Intramurals, Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer of F.F.A.,
Boxing I, 2, Football 2, Wrestling 4, Abee's hobby is hunting and
riding, and after graduation he would like to become a mechanic.
RICHARD DOUGLAS LAN DON
"When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live
'til I were married."
Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, Future Farmers of America 2. Dick's
hobby is raising rabbits, but his future is in carpentry.
"Come, live in my heart and pay no rent,"
Junior Library Club I, 2, Mixed Choir I, Badminton 2, Biology 3,
Leaders Club 4, Yearbook Staff 4, United Nations Youth Organiza-
tion 4. Maxine expects to get married and go to work.
EDWARD JAY Ll NDSAY
"A tale is everything."
Student Congress l, 2, 3, 45 Intramural Football l, 2, 3, 45 Intra-
mural Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 lntramural Baseball I, 2, 3, 45 Social
Dancing 25 Press Club 25 Bowling l5 Tumbling l, 2, 3. Eddie's hobby
is wine, women and wolting.
BURTON A. LOZIER
"He has an oar in every man's boat, and a finger in every pie."
Intramural 'Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Varsity Volleyball 4. Bert likes to
cook and wishes to become a scale constructionalist.
"Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul."
Volleyball l5 Yearbook Staff 45 United Nations Youth Organization
4. Jean's hobby is reading, and after graduation she plans to get a
position as a secretary.
MARGARET L. MCCLURE
"Be to her virtues very kind,
Be to her faults a little blind."
Bowling 2, 35 Junior Cheerleading 25 Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Winter
Sports l, 25 Volleyball l, 2, 3, 45 Modern Dance Club 25 Softball l,
2, 35 Soccer 3, 4. Peggy's hobby is dancing.
VERNA LOUISE MCCULLEY
"Go then merrily to Heaven."
Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Baseball l, 2, 3, 45 Volleyball l, 2, 3, 45
Soccerball 45 Badminton 35 Nursing Club 35 Yearbook Staff 45
Dramatics 35 Play 3. Verna doesn't plan.
NANCY J. MERRIN
"Better a bad excuse than none at all."
Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Softball 2, 3, 45 Volleyball l, 2, 3, 45 Tumbling
35 Badminton l, 25 Soccer 45 Yearbook Staff 45 Library l, 2, 35
Bowling 2, 3, 45 Art Club l, 25 United Nations Youth Organization
45 Archery 2, 3, 45 Mixed Choir l, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Choir 2, 3, 45
All State 3.
DORIS L. MESSEMER
"A good heart is better than all the heads in the world."
Volleyball l, 25 Yearbook Staff 4, Doris would like to find a good
"One cannot know everything."
Football 2, 3, 45 Baseball l, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 35 Football Captain5
Track 2, 45 Junior Varsity Basketball 2, 4. Howie's pranks will long
be remembered by his classmates.
LAWRENCE A. MORTON
"lmagination is the air of mind."
Senior Patrol l, 2, 3, 45 Volleyball 4. Larry's hobbies are hunting
and fishing, and he plans to work in l.B.M. after graduation.
CHARLES A. NELSON
"Much learning doth make thee mad."
Senior Patrol I, 2, 3, 4, Track Team 2, Bowling 2, 3. Chuck's hobby
LUCILLE MARY NOYES
"But there's nothing quite so sweet in life as love's young dream."
Marching Band I, 2, 3, Concert Band I, 2, 3, Mixed Choir I, 3,
Girls' Choir I, 3, Leader's Club I, 2, Student Congress l, 2, 4,
Tumbling Club I, 2, 3, Yearbook Staff 4, Press Club 4, United
Nations Youth Organization 4, Clinic Band I, Dance Band I, 2,
Volleyball I, 2, Class Secretary 2.
WILLIAM JAMES PANZA
"An ounce of mirth is worth a pound of sorrow."
Band I, 2, 3, Boys' Choir 4, Football 3, Junior varsity basketball 2,
Intramural football 4, Intramural basketball I, 3, 4. Bill's main
hobbies are sports, listening to the radio, eating and music. At
the present he plans to go to college.
J EAN PENDLETON
"The sweetest thing that ever grew beside a human door."
Soft Ball I, Glee Club I, Orchestra I, Volleyball 2, Bowling 4. Jean
plans to do nursing work after graduation.
BEVERLY ANN PENROSE
"For science is like virtue,
Its own exceeding great reward."
Girls' Volleyball Team 4, Yearbook Staff 4. Beverly is interested in
science and hopes to go into nursing after graduation.
ELAINE WANDA PERRY
"Ask me no questions, l'll tell you no Iies."
Elaine's hobby is her pet dog "Blackie." After graduation Elaine
plans to marry and be a housewife.
PI-IYLLIS ANNETTE PIERCE
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"I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man."
Library Club I, 3, Leaders Club 2, 4, Speedball I, 2, Soccer 4, Biology
Club 3, Dramatics Club I, Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, Volleyball I, 2, 3,
4, Softball I, 2, 3, 4, Archery 2, Badminton 2, United Nations
Yogttg Organization 4, Art Club I, Mixed Choir I, 2, Girls' Choir
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WILLIAM D. PLATT
"Let all live as they would die."
Bowling 2, Photography Club 3, Bowling, Patrol 4. Bill has been
learning to fly, and he spends a great deal of his free time at the
"I meant to do my work today."
Intramural Football I, 2, 3, 4, Intramural Basketball I, 2, 3, 4,
Intramural Softball I, 2, 3, 4, Patrol 3, Track 3, 4. Fuzz's hobby
is horses and he plans to travel with the rodeo after he graduates.
ESTHER GRETA PURDY
"Friends I have had both young and old."
Band Concert 35 Gym Demonstration I, 35 Candidate for May Queen
35 Secretary of U.N.Y.O. 45 Bowling 25 Volleyball 2, 3, 45 Softball
2, 3, 45 Soccer 45 Junior Cheering I5 Senior Cheering 2, 3, 45 LeaCer's
Club 45 Speedball 45 Tumbling I, 2, 3, 45 Prom Decorating Com-
mittee5 Mixed Chorus I5 Girls' Choir I5 Candidate for Christmas
MARJORIE LOUISE RANDALL
"All her faults are such that one loves her still the better for them."
Junior Library Club I, 25 Girls' Chorus I, 25 Archery I5 Girls' Leaders
Club I, 25 Ping Pong, Manager I5 Badminton, Manager I5 Volleyball
I5 Gym Demonstration I5 United Nations Youth Organization 45
Yearbook Staff 45 Spring Concert I, 2.
GEORGE D. RHODES
Patrolman 35 Captain I. George enjoys fishing as a hobby.
"Beware of her fair hair, for she excels."
Softball I5 Girls' Choir I5 Mixed Choir I5 Orchestra I5 Operetta I5
Spring Concert I5 Bowling 4.
GEORGE EDWARD SCOT I, ,
"The way to be happy is to help others so."
Photography Club Science Club. George wants to go to Bible School
after he receives is d' I a.
J LIZABETH SCOTT
ry fidwns are fairer far
an smil of other maidens are."
Badminton olleyball 4 Archery I, 25 Gym Demonstration I, 25
Gym Lea r 5 Bowling 45 Girls' Choir I, 45 Mixed Choir I, 45
Concer I 5 Pageant 5 United Nations Youth Organization 45
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MARY CAROLYN SEES
"Hell is empty,
And all the devils are here."
Soccer 45 Volleyball I, 2, 3, 45 Basketball I, 2, 3, 45 Softball I,
2, 3, 45 Speedball 25 Archery 2, 45 Swimming 25 Bowling 45 Track
2, 3, 45 United Nations Youth Organization 45 Yearbook Staff 45
Biology Club 35 Home Nursing I5 Language Club 2. Mary's hobby
is sports and she plans to go to college and then nursing school.
JOANNE ELAINE SELTZER
"Silence is more eloquent than words."
Mixed Choir I, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Choir I, 25 President of Language Club
25 Biology Club 35 Gym Demonstration I5 Yearbook Staff 45 Christ-
mas Ball Queen Candidate 45 Homeroom Treasurer 45 Usher at All
State 35 United Nations Youth Organization 45 Art Club I.
PATRICIA ANN SHAW
"The joy of youth and health her eyes display'd."
Press Club I, 2, 35 Yearbook Staff I, 2, 3, 45 Cheer Leading I, 2,
3, 45 Swimming Club I, 2, 45 Bowling Club 2, 35 Intramurals I, 25
Candidate for Senior Queen5 Co-Editor of Yearbook 45 Christmas
Pageant Cast 45 Social Dance 25 Modern Dance I, 25 Girls' Choir I,
2, 3, 45 Mixed 45 Solo Club I5 Dramatics I5 Band Concert 35
Scholastic Awards 2, 3.
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"A little learning is a dangerous thing."
Football Manager 3, Intramural Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, Science Club
2, Freshman Football 2, 3. Collecting old coins is an old favorite
of Howard's, and after graduation he wishes to join the navy.
MARY FRANCES SLAMA
"Oh, call it by some better name,
For friendship sounds too cold."
Volleyball l, Ping-Pong l, United Nations Youth Organization 4.
Mary likes to ploy the piano, and after graduation she wishes to
work in a dress shop.
BERNICE IONE SMITH
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
Archery l, Mixed Choir l, 2, Volleyball 2, Baseball 2, Girls' Choir
2, 4, Language Club 2, 3, United Nations Youth Organization 4.
Bernie hopes to attend college and become a teacher.
JAMES ALBERT STANTON
"For he was studious-of his ease."
Band l, 2, 3, Intramural Basketball l, 2, 3, Football l, 2, Orchestra
l, 2, Bowling 2, 3, 4. James' main hobby is hunting and fishing,
and he hopes to participate in the United States Navy.
GLORIA JEANNE STEADMAN
"To know her is to love her."
Entered from North 3, Press Club 3, Yearbook Staff 3, 4, Lcader's
Club 4, May Queen 3, Senior Queen Candidate 4, Junior Prom Come
mittee, Christmas Ball Committee, Christmas Pageant Cast 4, United
Nations Youth Organization 4. Gloria's hobby is drawing and she
wants to work in some field of art.
HAROLD E. STEINRUCK
Cross Country 2, 3, Band l, 2, 3, 4, Marching Band l, 2, 3, 4,
Concert Band l, 2, 3, 4, Swing Bond 2, 3, 4, Orchestra l, 2, 3,
Future Farmers of America 3, 4, Track 3, Bowling 2, 3, 4, Intra-
mural Basketball l, 2, 3.
"The fields his study, nature was his book."
Future Farmers of America 3, 4, Football 2, 4. Leo wants to become
O tree surgeon.
DOR l S JOAN STURDEVANT
"lt matters not how long we live, but how."
Flag Twirling l, 2, Library Club l, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Choir l, 2, 3, 4,
Mixed Choir l, 2, Dramatics Club 2, Dance Club 2, 3, United Nations
Youth Organization 4, Leaders' Club l, Yearbook Staff 4. Doris
wants to go to college.
ALICE JOYCE TAFT
"A good disposition I far prefer to gold."
Choir l, Bond l. Alice's main hobby is music. She is also inter-
ested in art and dramatics and she hopes to study one of these
after she graduates from high school.
ROBERTA GATHA THOMPSON
"All mankind love a lover."
Mixed Choir I5 Girls' Choir l5 Library Club l, 25 Art Club l5 Softball
l, 2, 35 Press Club l, 25 Basketball l, 2, 35 Biology Club 35
Sophomore, Junior and Christmas Committee5 Volleyball 45 Soccer 45
Leaders' Club 4. Gay's hobby and future aref"Elmer".
ALICE ELIZABETH TRAVER
"Give me life with love alone."
Softball l, 2, 3, 45 Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Dance Club l, 25 Student
Congress 3, 45 Christmas Pageant 3, 45 Vocal Concert 3, 45 Volley-
ball l, 2, 45 Cheerleader l, 2, 3, 45 Leaders' Club 45 Yearbook Staff
45 Bowling 2, 35 Homeroom Officer 3, 45 Girls' Choir 35 Mixed Choir
45 Library Club I.
"Much I have traveled in the realms of gold."
Choir l, 2, 3, 45 Bowling 25 Solo Club l, 2, 3, 45 United Nations
Youth Organization 45 Yearbook Staff 45 Dancing Club 25 Winter
Sports 25 Swimming Club 25 Radio Broadcasting Club 2. Eddie wants
to become o housewife.
VERA VIRGINIA VALABEK
"When silence speaks for love she has much to say."
Volleyball l, 2, 3, 45 Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Archery l5 Ping-Pong
l5 Badminton I5 Mixed Choir l, 25 Gym Demonstration l, 25 Soccer
45 United Nations Youth Organization 45 Candidate for Junior
Queen. Vera's hobby is sports. After graduation she plans to be a
dress-shop worker or factory worker.
BEVERLY ANN VANDUZER
"Love, free as air, at sight of human ties,
Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies."
Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Volleyball l, 2, 3, 45 Tumbling l, 2, 3, 45
Softball l, 2, 3, 45 Class President 25 Class Vice-President 35 Home-
room President l, 25 Homeroom Treasurer 35 Leaders' Club Presi-
dent 45 Student Congress l, 2, 35 Archery 25 Dance Club l5 United
Nations Youth Organization 45 Concert Band 35 Cheering l, 2, 3, 45
Eiwwginzg 2, 35 Speedball I, 25 Soccer 45 Hiking Club 35 Swimming
GLENN MELVIN WAGE
"What should a man do but be merry?"
Intramural Boxing and Basketball5 Football5 Wrestling. Wagie's
hobby is reading fiction books, and he wishes to become a horse
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MARGARET GLORIA WALLAN 77,
"To be slow in words is a womon's only virtue."
Band Z, 35 Spring Concert 2, 35 Marching Band 35 Bowling 45 Press
Club 45 Usher for Christmas Pageant 4. Margaret's hobby is bowling.
After graduation she plans to toke o vacation and then go to work.
MARTHA ROBERTA WARD
"A blue eye is a true eye."
Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Dance Club l, 2, 35 Mixed Choir l, 25 Play-
day l, 2, 3, 45 Yearbook Staff 45 Volleyball l, 2, 35 Basketball l, 2,
35 Girls' Choir l, 25 Gym Demonstration l, 25 Softball l, 2, 35
Press Club l, 2, 35 Track Z5 Soccer 4.
THENA MAE WARREN
A "A soft answer turneth away wrath."
Junior Library Club l, 2, 35 Senior Library Club, President 45 Ycar-
book Staff 45 United Nations Youth Organization 4, Teena's hobby
is crochetlng and sewing, and she would like to become a housewife.
JACQUELINE ANN WASHBURN
"Her smile is sweetened by her gravity."
Junior Library Club I, 25 Senior Library Club 3, 45 United Nations
Youth Organization 45 Yearbook Staff 4. After school is out, Jacky
plans to be a secretary.
RICHARD DAVID WILLIAMS
"Virtuous and vicious every man must be."
Entered from Johnson City in llth grade. Mixed Choir 3, 45 Boys'
Choir 3, 45 Concert 3, 45 Pageant 45 Varsity Track 3, 45 Varsity Foot-
ball 45 Varsity Volleyball 45 lntramural Basketball 45 Yearbook
Staff 4. Dick's hobby is fighting with Marian. He plans to be a
THELMA MARGUERITE WILLS
"Sing, riding's a joy! For me I ride."
Basketball I, 2, 3, 45 Volleyball I, 2, 35 Bowling 2, 3, 45 Archery
I, 2, 35 Softball 2, 35 Soccer 45 Dance Club I, 25 Tumbling Club
I, 2, 35 Gym Demonstration I5 Hiking Club 2, 35 Yearbook Staff
45 Leader's Club 3, 4. After graduation, Thelma expects to make
up for the time she lost studying those delightful books. '
"I have drunken deep of joy,
And I will taste no other wine tonigh
RUTH EDITH WOODWOR
Entered as a Senior from Kearny High School ew Jers 5 War
Service Council5 Glee Club. Ruth's main hobby is reading mystery
books and she plans to become a dietitian.
"Play up, play up and play the game."
Volleyball 2, 3, 45 Basketball 2, 3, 45 Baseball 2, 35 Soccer 45
United Nations Youth Organization 4,
LEONARD LEROY WRIGHT JR.
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"Fortune is not on the side of the faint hearted."
Track 25 Baseball 35 Cross Country 3, 45 Bowling 4, Right now
Leonard likes firearms, but for the future he plans to be a drafts-
HELEN ANNE YAVORSKI
"The price of wisdom is above rubies."
United Nations Youth Organization 45 Yearbook Staff 45 Volleyball
I5 Archery I, Helen's hobbies are reading, collecting snapshots and
sports. After graduation she plans to get a position as a secretary.
BETTY JEAN YOUNG
"God set his singer upon earth."
Entered from North 35 United Nations Youth Organization 45 Swim-
ming Club 45 Bowling Club 45 Christmas Pageant 3, 45 Solo Club
3, 45 Mixed Choir 3, 45 Girls' Choir 3, 45 Accompanist Girls' Choir
3, 45 Accompanist 7th and Sth Boys' Choir 35 Vice-President of
Girls' Choir 4.
RICHARD ZIMMER, JR.
"Get thee behind me, Satan."
Intramural basketball I, 2, 3, 45 Mixed Choir 45 Boys' Choir 45 Foot-
ball 45 Band I5 Decoration Committee 2, 3, 45 Treasurer of United
Nations Youth Organization 45 Student Congress 3, 45 Vice-President
of Horrieroom 3, 45 Track 3, 4.
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HISTORY or THE cLAss or 1948 i,1,'1f'.,f.
In September, l944, a group of eager and hopeful, though somewhat bewildered
Freshmen were ushered into Vestal Central High School and embarked on their scholastic
Every class looks forward to its Senior trip. Ours was no exception. Despite our rather
unpromising financial beginning lwe held no activities our Freshman yearl we have since
accumulated, through various money-raising enterprises, a nice nest egg for a trip and a
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As Sophomores we took our first step toward its realization-a St. Patrick's Day
Dance. As the day of the dance approached, the wearing of the green-shamrock-shaped
tickets-became fashionable. The event was not only a social but also a financial. success
and established our reputation for novel and enjoyable entertainment. Upholding this
reputation in our Junior year, we held the original and novel "Shoeless Shuffle." Required
for admission: woolen socks minus shoes. Our major financial undertaking as Seniors was
selling magazine subscriptions.
Russell Johnston, our manager of this campaign, won the prized Bulova watch for
having sold the greatest number of subscriptions. In addition to these activities, the class
has sponsored assembly movies, a puppet and magic show and a roller skating party at
the En-Joi Rink.
Traditions make a school. Vestal is rich in manyrwe were privileged to share. Qne
of these, choosing our class rings at the end of our Sophomore year, brought realization
that our Vestal days were half over. The Junior Prom with its ceremonious crowning of our
Queen, Gloria Steadman, marched the attainment of another milestone. Hilarity and fun
ruled Vestal Central on the traditional Senior Day when we bore the brunt of the Senior
Class' imagination. The girls anticipated the "New Look" by appearing in black stockings,
house dresses and beribboned pigtails. The boys were resplendent in red bow ties, T-shirts,
shorts and long woolen socks. A fashion parade in assembly gave us opportunity to flaunt
our Sartorial splendor. As Seniors, it was our turn to play host at the Christmas Ball. ln
the pine-bowered gymnasium we crowned our King and Queen-Gerald Bundy and Peggy
Rounds, We have not yet realized but are planning and looking forward to the remaining
traditional Senior activities: completion of our yearbook, the Senior Play, the Senior trip,
Class Day and the climax of our Vestal days-graduation.
Much of our success as a class has been due to our capable officers who were not only
leaders in class affairs, but also distinguished themselves in extra-curricular activities-
sports, music and dramatics. Our class leaders have included: Beverly Van Duzer-
Sophomore President and Junior Vice-President, Lucille Noyes-Sophomore Secretary, Peggy
Rounds-Freshman President, Grace Dodd-Junior and Senior Secretary, Arlene Drumf
Senior Treasurer, Edward Lindsay-Sophomore Vice-President, Russell Johnston-Junior
Treasurer and Senior Vice-President, Gerald Bundy-Sophomore Treasurer and Junior Pres-
ident, and James Messemer-Senior President.
Like a well-rounded personality, a class should be versatile. We had our Romeo, our
Juliet, our Sportsman, our musician, our clown. Together we made up the Class of l948.
We would like to think that we have in some way left a good mark and reputation
behind us in Vestal Central. These have been a wonderful four years full of friendship, fun
and doing things together. We shall not forget them nor those who made all this possible.
CLASS PROPH ECY
Many years have passed since that joyous graduation day in 1948, when our class
separated, each to go his own way. lt is now the year l958 and we're off for a carefree
day at Anderson's World Renown Circus which is stopping in town for a few days enroute
to an engagement at Madison Square Garden. At the gate we see George Rhodes and Leonard
Wright, traffic officers, ably managing the eager crowds. After purchasing our tickets from
Bob Barnhart, who got all his experience during his years at Vestal, we wander slowly around
the circus grounds.
Approaching the side show we hear the chants of the barker, Al Davies, using his
talents to persuade William Platt, Don Aten, Lawerence Christian, Clinton Lainhart and
James Flaherty to buy tickets. Among the performers are "Hercules" Chocholaty, the
strong man, and Verna McCulley, with her own comedy act. Hercules has drawn a huge
crowd. Among those awe-stricken by his bulging biceps are blushing Mary Slama, Doris
Messemer, Vera Valabek, Jean Matthews, Thelma Wills, June Benjamin and Helen Aten.
Verna McCulley also has a group of admirers including Frances Decker, Mrs. Wilma Hack-
ley Egloff, Nancy Merrin, Elaine Perry and Thena Warren. As the time draws near for the
afternoon performance to begin, the crowd makes its way into the big tent. Progressing
somewhat faster than the rest are George Hardy, Frank Brown and Gerald Bundy, former
halfbacks for Michigan using their training to good advantage to get the choice seats.
Taking time out to have a family picture is Mrs. Lucille Noyes Lindsay and Husband
who seem to be having trouble keeping the little ones still long enough for Donald Birdsall,
the photographer, to snap the picture. Patiently waiting their turn in line are Mrs. Peggy
Rounds Mersereau and family, and Gay and Elmer Denmon with all the little Denmons.
At last we reach the big tent and hurriedly find seats. There is just enough time before
the show begins to glance around and wave to old friends. Down in the front row are Doris
CLASS PROPHECY Cont.
Sturdevant and Jacqueline Washburn. They pause in their gab session to admire the Navy
uniforms coming in the door. lf they look closely they will recognize Harold Steinruck, James
Stanton, Tom Jones, Bob Hanley and Don Bodie. Also discussing the past, present and future
are Edna Uhler, proprietor of a beauty shop, Mrs. Patricia Shaw Coleman, with her hand-
some husband, and Beverly Van Duxer, head nurse at Wilson Memorial. Ruth Woodward is
a dietitian at the same hospital. Relaxing from reading thermometers and pushing pills down
patients' throats are Alice Traver, Barbara Jenks, Virginia Flipse, Joyce Filan, Beverly Pen-
rose, Phyllis Pierce and Mary Sees.
Glancing across the way, we notice Janet Allen just taking her seat in the reserved
section. She recently gave up her position as a secretary to become the private secretary
for a certain doctor. Accompanying her are Mrs. Gloria Steadman Ellis, art editor of a
isatifnnally known magazine, Bette Scott, New York fashion model, and Mrs. Pat Bonham
Just above them busily feeding popcorn to the five younguns are Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Landon. Rumor has it that Dick has had much success with his real estate ventures.
Also enjoying the circus this afternoon are such famous personages as Betty Jean Young,
prominent member of the Metropolitan Opera, and Ruth Gilg and William Panza, both
noted authors. Mr. Panza's latest book is entitled, "The Autobiography ofa Bum." There,
too, is Alice Taft, prominent stage and screen actress. Mildred Blazy has also joined the
ranks of the famous, having recently broken all women's speed records during her flight
around the world.
Among the local businessmen here today are James Messemer, Field Manager for the
AGP stores in the Triple Cities, Douglas Gulden, Vice-President of the Vestal Citizens Bank,
and Russell Johnston, owner of a new and modern bowling establishment.
The show is about to begin and a hush falls over the audience. As the band finishes its
introductory number, the drums roll and into the ring comes the ringmaster, smiling Eddie
Lindsay. He pauses a moment to give Marie Hastings, Mary Hickey, Agnes Riley, Dorothy
Chopiak and Jean Pendleton, late arrivals from Warren Center, a chance to reach their
seats and then the show begins.
There are the usual acts: Clowns and bareback-riders. Then a wave of cheers greet
Dale Betz, Howard Potts, Glen Wage and Howard Shelp, the western riders, as they come
galloping into the ring. The cheers seem to be coming from the section where the former
Miss Joanne Dunbar, Mrs. Anice Dumbleton Goon and Mrs. Janet Buffington Stanley are
sitting. The blond trapeze artist who is next on the program receives many whistles and much
applause from the section composed of the mechanically minded members of our graduating
class. Among them are La Rue Bailey, a toolmaker, Roger Brown, Burton Lozier, and Dick
Graper, machinists, and "Zeke" Zimmer, draftsman. All of them are now employed at l.B.M.
ln that section also are Dick Williams and Bob Jensen, engineering partners. Their latest proj-
ect was a bridge connecting Vestal and Johnson City.
The main event of the afternoon is the trained lions act. Silence reigns in the big tent
as the cage is set up and the lions are led into the cage. Then as the lion tamer, fearless
"Howie" Minckler, enters the cage doubtful whispers and some shrieks may be heard, espe-
cially from a corner where most of the secretaries and career girls in the Triple Cities are
huddled together. Included are Martha Ward, Helen Yavorski, Margaret Wallan and Eva
goat. Also Marjorie Randall, Barbara Krissel, Margaret McClure, Cecelia Dobos and Arlene
However, due to his early training, "Howie" comes through without a scratch. There
are a few tense moments though, during which we spy Mrs. Grace Dodd Cable, her husband
holding tightly to her hand to prevent her from jumping up and down with excitement.
The performance is over all too soon and as we--but wait, what is that commotion
behind us? lt seems that in her hurry to get out before the crowd Evelyn Craver stepped on
Mr. Bookhout's toe. They're at it again. We leave them still arguing and go to greet other
school day friends.
Just leaving we see Dick and Roberta Holdridge accompanied by Jean and Paul Kint-
ner. Also on the way out is Mrs. Mary Swackhammer Carle and her family. She is celebrating
her eleventh anniversary this week. There is the Reverend George Scott talking with Bernice
Smith, Alicia Wright, Joanne Seltzer and Angeline Giannetti, members of the faculty at
Vestal Central. With him are Barbara Hill and Esther Purdy, missionaries home from China
on a three months' vacation.
As we wander out among the refreshment and souvenir stands we see Lawrence
Morton patiently trying to talk his son into buying a cowboy hat instead ofa pet lizard. We
pass Harold Hogan, Charles Nelson, Richard Kiegler and Charles Gregory busily munching
on hot dogs at Eddie Black's refreshment stand. As we reach the parking lot Leo Striley and
Tracy Bouton race by. They'll have to hurry to get to the farm in time for the evening milk-
ing. There goes Joanne Karger in a chauffeur-driven limousine. lt looks as though she finally
caught a millionaire. Riding with her are Beverly Greeno, Rose Fissel and Maxine Larrabee.
The circus is over. Not only did we see an enjoyable performance, but it has also been
a red letter day because once more the Class of i948 was together-and each of us relived
once more the happy memories of school days gone by.
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We, the Senior Class of l948 of Vestal Central High School, in the great Metropolis
of Vestal, being of sound mind and memory do make public and declare this our last Will
and Testament in the following manner:
First: We direct that our passing should not be a regret, but a direct challenge to the
Class of i949 and all of those following them.
Second: As a body, we, the Class of '48, leave to the Class of '49 the honorable position
held by our class and all those before us, to be relinquished to the succeeding as time
demands. Having held this position we wish the best it has to offer and though we can only
give you the key to the success of its happiness we know you will do your best. Work when
there is work to be done and play after you have done your best. Remember, like ourselves,
you are going to take with you, from this Golden Alma Mater, something that no one can
take from you. But keep in mind that no one can take it for you. lt will stick with you
throughout the rest of your lives-Your High School Education.
Third: As individuals in the Class of '48, we wish to leave to other individuals tokens
of fond memories we hold. They are as follows:
June Benjamin to Donna Cotton her undying love for History. Donald Bodie to Eleanor
Smith his ability in typing. Ruth Gilg to George Roney, Ted Rounds, and James St. Leger
her French, Spanish and Latin books. Frances Decker to Eleanor Kadlecik her love for Gym
Class. Donald Birdsall to Ray McFearson his ability to remember a fountain pen for English
Class. Douglas Gulden to Earl Foster his ability in Mathematics. Burton Lozier to his brother
Donald his mathematical brain. Helen Yovorski to Jenny Pavilik her love for Bookkeeping.
Bernice Smith to Mary Riley her talent for bluffing class lespecially 3053.
Mary Slama to Lillian Babicek her English notes. Beverly Penrose to Ruth Pickering her
seat in Advance Science Room. Verna McCuIley, her seat in Mr. Peck's office to Norine
Stevens. Nancy Merrin, her seat in Mixed Choir to Virginia Johnson. Mary Sees to Jamalee
Black, her love for Chemistry. Richard Zimmer to Pete Stanley, his way with Mrs. Harder.
Alicia Wright, her athletic ability to Agnes Hogan. Helen Aten to Shirley Russell, her secret
of how to get gutter balls while bowling. James Flaherty and Glen Wage, their wrestling
prowess to Bill VanDuzer. Margaret Wallan to Evelyn Marsh, her love for bowling. Dot
Chopiak to Joyce Marean her bowling average and ball. Peggy McClure to Joan Menhennet,
her volleyball skill. Beverly VanDuzer to Sherry Hammond, her cheering costume. Janet
Allen to Cora DeLand, her horse. Bob Barnhart to Butch Mitchel, his ability to make baskets.
Angeline Giannetti to Novella Wolfe, her size and hair. Richard Graper to Ted Rounds his
"sensibility." Bob Hanley to Pete Stanley, his Studebaker to replace his brother's "Stanley
Steamer." Barbara Hill to Beverly Whitman, her ability to get along with everyone. Harold
Hogan to Billy Hendricksen, his quiet manner. Dick Holdridge to Bob Hess, his way with
the women. Barbara Jenks to Pat Doster, her way with the Junior boys. Bob Jensen to Fred
FeDora, his height and weight. Russell Johnston to Edgar Sager, his "One Finger Concerto"
on the Music Room's piano. Barbara Krissel to Dorothy Sampson, her size. Ed Lindsay to
John Roat, his personality. Lawrence Morton to Bill Stout his "Jekyll and Hyde" personality.
Lucille Noyes to Donna Noyes, her classroom quietness. Bill Platt to Bob Outman, his
ability to make pools profitable. Howard Potts his hair cut and nickname "Fuzzy," to
Warren Pappas. Esther Purdy to Laura Blackman, her "Scientific Mind." Richard Kiegler
to Evelyn Marsh, his ability to do homework. Pat Shaw to Evelyn Gasko, her luck and happi-
ness in love. Edna Uhler to Barbara Weston, her make-up kit. Marie Hastings to Mary
Antisdale, her driving skill. Rose Fissel, to Charlotte Liebig, her bashfulness and horse.
Joanne Dunbar to Myrna Bennett, her devilishness. George Scott to Bob Guldenshuh, his
ability to stay away from the girls. Elmer Denmon to Lloyd Uhler, his way with Miss Besan-
son. Maxine Larrabee to her sister Pat, her ability to catch boys by the name of "Bob."
Gloria Steadman to Edna Mae Farr, her big feet. Al Davies to Vernon Tozer, his size. Edwin
Black to Joanna Platt, his big feet. Paul Kintner to Jean Wiggins, a car that he knows she
can use to great advantage, Bob Anderson to Blaine Ellis, his "little black book." Howard
Minckler to Dwight Shutleff, his masculine ways. Pat Bonham to Helen Kimes, her shyness.
Roger Brown to Larry Mathers, his quiet ways but no consolation. George Hardy gives him
his catcher's glove. Peggy Rounds to Jean Letson, her tuba. Thelma Wills to Barbara Weston,
a dashing green Plymouth to save the wear on those inches she so badly needs. Tommy
Jones to Lee Brown, his pictures in 'the Grand Union. Clinton Lainhart to Howie Hunsinger,
the ornaments in his car. Richard Landon to Talbot Thayer, his pianistic ability. Donald Aton
to Bob Miller, his "legal" excuses. La Rue Bailey to Vaughn Nield, his love for loud plaid
shirts. Dale Betz to Louie Angelo, his farming ability. Frank Brown to Leo Morris, his wavy
hair. Janet Buffington to Pauline Vaughn, her height. Gerald Bundy to George Roney, the
best of luck with his teacher-parent. Warren Chocolaty to Jule Jones, his ability to ignore
feminine admirers. Lawrence Christian to Jack Kunte, his ability to drink from a bottle.
Grace Dodd to the Junior Class Treasurer, her talent for writing Senior Class Checks. Arlene
Drum to Shirley Spence, "the secret to a smile." Virginia Flipse to Doris Matteson, her nursing
ability. Phyllis Pierce to Geraldine Pierce, her school books. Martha Ward to Vivian Little, her
black hair to make her look like the rest of the family. The Chain Gang wishes to will and
chain all of their fun and good times throughout their school life to the following: Lacey
CLASS WILL Cont
Jones, Ken Williams, Dick Duffy, Duane Ellis, Duane Hunsinger, Doug Ward, Bill Van
Duzer, Jack Van De Vort and Butch Mitchell. JoAnn Karger to Beverly Dobos, her slimness.
Cecilia Dobos to Janice Turk, her dark hair. Alice Taft to Thelma Lantz, her muscles.
Thena Warren wills her long finger nails along with Mildred Blazey's blue glasses to
Shirley Burgess. Wilma Hackley to her sister Ethel, a longer skirt. Betty Jean Young to
Jean Babcock, her high voice. Vera Valabek to Mildred Hill, a wave clip. Gay Thompson
to Shirley Hiorns, a big red balloon. Tracy Bouton to Billy Dayton, his black shirt. Bob Jen-
. son to Fred Fe Dora, his size. Jackie Washburn to Nancy Martin, her green convertible.
Doryce Sturdevant to Stella Kaminsky, her bright scarf. Joanne Seltzer to Barbara Holmes,
her blush. Harold Steinruck to Caroline Stevens, his all season ticket to the basketball games.
Dick Williams to Marion Evans, his disposition. Leonard Wright to Eugene Hamlin, his curly
black hair. Jim Stanton to "Buck" Jones, a pair of six shooters. Elmer Denmon and Gay
Thompson, to Billy Henrickson and Doris Mason, their secret formula for going steady.
Beverly Greeno to Evelyn Gasko, her shyness. Mary Carle to Marilyn Davis, her plumpness.
Jean Matthews to Marilyn Davis her shortness. Doris Messemer to Barbara Webb, her slim-
ness. Charles Nelson to Larry Flaherty, his way of getting out of classes. Elaine Perry to
Josephine Jacobs, her early bus excuses. George Rhodes to Bob Beaumont, his chair in Mr.
Leadbetter's Office. Marjorie Randall, her appendix to the Wilson Memorial Hospital. Eva
Roat to Sara Hoadley, her natural curly hair. Howard Shelp to Robert Miller, his way with
the girls. Leo Striley to James St. Ledger, his shortness. Alice Traver to Norine Stevens her
blush. Jean Pendleton to Beverly Card, her Homemaking ability.
The CLASS OF l948, to former class members, the best of luck in their chosen futures.
Fourth: There has been, is and always shall be the custom of passing on the mascot
from one class to the next. So, therefore, be it known that we have not neglected this last
Through James Messemer, Senior Class President, we the Class of l948, do bequeath,
entrust and present to Kenneth Williams-Junior Class President-the guardianship of
our faithful mascot-"The Golden Bear" with the injunction that said Class of l949
cherish and hold in highest esteem this symbol of our school.
Fifth: This Will has been carefully planned by us and it is our deliberate judgment
that all of its provisions are wise and just, and that the plan as a whole will prove bene-
ficial as well as satisfactory to our heirs. lt is, therefore, our desire that the classes of
Posterity assent and cooperate with this, our last Will and Testament.
ln witness, whereof, on this, the twenty-ninth day of June, in the year 1948 A.D., set
our signature to this our last Will and Testament.
THE SENIOR CLASS OF i948
By Gay Thompson
Within the crystal hour-glass of life which stands The first route, void of hinderance, down hill all the way
Upon a gently woven mat of golden strands, At termination a fiery monster waits its prey.
The sounds of time llike silken threadsl The latter, quite in contrast, most difficult to scale-
descend to close Yet, look! Life's beauty, joy and wealth
A warm event our heart well knows. conclude this trail.
The walls of learning which sheltered us to date, A wall of truth against the evil road was built
Will soon release their hold as we pass By those whose sword of wisdom stabbed us to the hilt.
through the gate Our destiny thus planned, extremely plain to see-
That has kept us here from worldly things, A life of happiness and wealth can only be.
And we shall wander down the lane as Life begins.
And now, to those whose knowledge groomed
The sunshine dances brightly as we trip along-- us for our ranks
The flowers bloom and birds begin their happy song. ln life, our hearts express a crude and simple. . . thanks.
Now flitting briskly down the long and winding path, When every incident of life its time is spent-
We chance upon a fork which cuts the trail in half. The hour-glass is turned to start a new event.
BEST 431223, ATHLE
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Bottom Row: J. Letson, J. Marean, T. Lantz, S. Branning, B. Card, N.
M. Evans, V. Johnson.
2nd Row: S. Spence, M. Barton, J. Reardon, J. Black, S. Burgess, H.
3rd Row: P. Larrabee, C. Deland, S. Russell, J. Wiggins, D. Mason, L.
E. Taylor, A. Hogan.
4th Row: B. Wykstra, M. Bennett, S. Crooks, E. Keefe, B. Whitman, P.
Gasko, J. Deming, M. Salisbury,
Doster, P. Sanzo, C. Stephens
Matteson, M. Chopiak, S. Ellis
, J. Platt, E. Marsh, D. Sampson
ip Row: B. Chamberlain, J. Barrier, J. Shipman, S. Brewster, D. Morton, P. Vaughn, S. Hiorns.
Bottom Row: E. Canfield, R. McPherson, L. Brown, D. Avery, K. Williams, R. Frederici, W. Henrichsen, R. N.
Green, H. Edson, G. Cargill.
2nd Row: R. Green, R. Corey, E. Sagar, D. Lozier, E. Foster, J. Hamill, J. Kunte, G. Stall, H. McCoy, J. St.
3rd Row: R. Duffy, G. Roney, C. Stanley, L. Jones, J. Vandervort, R.Outman, J.Jones, R. Gulclenschuh, E. Hamlin,
V. Nield, T. Rounds.
4th Row: D. Ward, W. Northrup, L. Angelo, D. Ellis, R. Hess, G. Ludington, T. Thayer, J. Roat, E. Allen.
Bottom Row: J. Korger, R. Keefe, M. J. Hessler, A. Flipse, B. Maas, P. Knapp, O. Terry, B. Noltee, M. Kannen-
berg, B. Bowles, B. Hartman, B. Griswald, M. Gulden.
2nd Row: M. Conklin, C. Gillespie, J. Underwood, C. Cassin, J. Jacobs, F. Makowsky, P. Warren, F. Ohls, E
Wright, J. Babcock, N. Martin, J. Maslin, M. Ellis, R. Cody.
3rd Row: Y. Simmons, P. Cook, W. Widerman, S. Watts, R. Miner, L. Walling, B. Hess, B. Payne, G. Barrett,
B. Hackbart, O. Fritsch, A. Kenson, V. Little.
4th Row: C. Morton, B. Noyes, M. Seltzer, D. Noyes, C. Brigode, L. Calkin, D. Gardener, J. Valenta, J. Hill, L
Howard, A. Jenks, N. Rounds, S. Hammond.
Bottom Row: T. Crooks, F. Sanzo, R. O'Brien, R. Frederici, R. Cady, W. Dayton, D. Blackman, C. Osborn, H.
Swackhammer, R. Stanton.
2nd Row: R. Ward, R. Clark, W. Haver, D. Zimmer, D. Taylor, G. Pennell, D. Carey, J. Clubb, C. Angevine, D.
Dickenson, B. Hess.
3rd Row: C. Gunther, J. VanDervort, E. Storozow, C. Pottoroff, E. Allis, F. Kovarick, P. Tucker, C. Houseknecht,
B. Hamill, W. Van Duzer.
4th Row: W. Pappas, G. lngraham, D. Clark, V. Tozer, S. Denmon, R. Wagener, L. Mathers, D. Hunsinger, E
McLain, A. Nichols, D. Williams.
9TH GRADE BOYS
Bottom Row: N. Zylich, R. Beach, G. Beach, R. Weston, F. Kamp, W, Bunzey, D. Nichols, T. Kvasny, S. Mosley
2nd Row: B. Ellis, V. Neild, J. Tucker, L. La Due, D. Middleton, J. Wilson, D. Ackley, R. Bleil, J. Cargill.
3rd Row: W. LaRue, R. Hill, K. Terry, R. Vallese, D. Cole, R. Maas, J. McNerney, W. Johnson, R. Stephens.
4th Row: M. Flipse, R. Purdy, R. McManus, B. Palmer, R. Traver, A. Brewster, R. Weaver, A. Gabriel, O. Webster
9TH GRADE GIRLS '
Bottom Row: J. Denmon, E. Matteson, J. Foster, B. Gross, S. Knight, M. Golding, S. Pana, B. Merkel, J. Snyder,
S. Snyder, M. George.
2nd Row: .D. Youngs, J. Harned, J. Buffington, F. Casterline, A. Henrichsen, J. Warner, V. Jacobs, M. Jones, C
Burg, M. Hill, J. Bodie.
3rd Row: B. Dodd, S. Hoadley, C. Hotaling, S. Beaumont, M. Carmen, B. Webb, K. Lamb., M. Noyes, J. Fisher,
B. Walker, M. Lisenby.
4th Row: J. Gunther, D. Wheeland, B. Fuller, E. Hackley, J. McLain, A. Hamilton, C. Whitman, D. Roat, M
Sth Row: H. Maslin, R. Barnett, R. Wadsworth, V. Richards, A. Jensen, B. Vandermark, F. Smith, A. Tracy, J
McPherson, B. Murphy.
gt-h Row: G. Heen, J. Smith, M. Sprusansky, M. Morton, M. Youmans, J. Anderson, G. Kneen, B. Pierce, M
8TH GRADE BOYS
Bottom Row: S. Richleir, C. Hyser, D. Gould, K. Coole, H. Fisher, R. Soos, R. Lewis, K. Stanley, G. LaTell, R.
Buchanan, R. Hoyt, E. Potter.
2nd Row: J. Adriance, G. Wilcox, F. Ackley, C. Conant, P. Francis, R. Vallese, D. Compo, G. Golding, A. Price,
R. Westgate, G. Walling.
3rd Row: R. Berube, D. Dittrick, C. Johnson, J. Giannetti, C. Hill, J. Hoover, G. Dunham, R. Duerr, E. Morey,
J. Compton, R. Little.
4th Row: N. Swartout, R. Reynolds, R. Mather, F. Greeno, R. Gaskill, D. Willis, C. Thompson, J. Hill, J.
Denmark, R. Miller, R. Letson.
5th Row: R. MacDowall, N. Spence, R. Krissel, B. Bronson, R. Beaven, S. Stephen, B. Morrison, R. Outman, C.
Ward, A. Rossi, D. McMullen.
8TH GRADE GIRLS
Bottom Row: P. Brown, G. Guldenschuh, L. Jones, M. Gage, K. Stanton, L. Rathbone, L. Cleveland, G. Sandridge,
B. Platt, B. Mikalajuna, B. Decker, J. Russell, M. Watts, M. Coughlin.
2nd Row: M. Robinson, G. Murphy, L. Harkness, J. Potter, O. Murphy, N. Steinruck, S. Quick, L. Panza, M.
Plew, M. VanCampen, D. Ackley, C. Mutari, D. McLean, B. Coulter.
3rd Row: J. Kadel, S. Rounds, R. Holdren, M, Love, L. Strouse, B. Larrabee, A. Kintner, W. MacDonald, M.
Kilmer, A. Coyle, M. Wagner, M. Mann, B. Way, L. Banick, M. Bliel.
4th Row: H. Betz, l. Beam, L. Purdy, M. Haney, S. Neily, A. VanDuzer, J. Zolenski, H. Bulman, B. Brown, C.
Garrett, J. Guiles, S. Youngs, B. Palmer, M. Ferris.
7TH GRADE GIRLS
Bottom Row: J. Kodel, C. Hessler, B. May, B. Johnson, M. Traver, B. Noyes, E. Conklin, G. Root, K. Shriber, S.
Sutton, J. Leonard, S. Carey, S. Stevens, L. Allis, C. Turner, R. Harre, H. Ellis.
2nd Row: M. Bliel, M. Guarnieri, S. Reynolds, R. Tobbe, R. Pappas, N. Weston, S. Tozer, M. Reardon, S. Quick,
B. Hauke, M. Lisenby, E. Jacobs, L. Foster, L. Johnson, F. Harding.
3rd-.Rowz P. McGowan, C. Kearney, A. Hotchkiss, N. Mather, B. Hitchcock, R. Hunsinger, C. Marini, I. Hunger-
ford, S. Landon, J, Kamp, M. Smith, B. Terry, D. Wosyln, L. Baker, J. Hill, G. Kittle.
4th Row: M. Traver, B. Winnie, M. Coulter, J. DeShelter, J. Hill, M. Williams, E. Roney, J. Wood, A. Matson,
H. Benjamin, A. Merkel, J. Francis, E. Heen, J. McCarthy, L. Goff.
7TH GRADE BOYS
Bottom Row: C. Bidwell, J. Potter, D. Cole, D. Hunsinger, C. LaDue, A. Barnes, R. Gabriel, C. Spence, G. Thorne,
R. Angelo, G. Bouton, M. Marini.
2nd Row: C. Benjamin, J. Cooke, P. Duerr, J. Taylor, R. Brisco, R. Haskell, R. Berg, D. Soos, R. Ward, R. Warren
R. Benjamin, D. Fawcett.
3rd Row: R. Thompkins, J. Magee, R. Leonard, W. Knight, J. Cary, J. Matson, E. Brooker, D. Scovell, R. Manning
R, Vincent, J. Vanorder, R. Holkan.
4th Row: R. Griffis, J. Rennie, R. Gould, G. Gilg, D..Palmiteer, H. Rosa, J. Williams, R. Greene, D. Lewis, J
Rigby, R. Lurche, E. Morris, D. Johnson.
5th Row: R. Swan, D. Casper, M. Richards, J. Callahan, D. Hillis, E. Evans, T. Hackley, G. Gabriel, A. Cody,
G. Travis, J. Thompkins, B. Mathers.
Bottom Row: R. Wagener, R. Cleveland, L. Walz, R. Hunsinger, D. Middleton, H. Bundy, L. LaDue, R. Blackman,
H. McCoy, N. Zylich, L. Angelo, R. Miller, E. Canfield, G. Beach. '
E. Stanton, L. Angelo, L. Brown, D. Clark, R. Hess, P. Kintner, R. Kiegler, V. Tozer, L. Mathers, F.
Brown, G. Hardy, R. Hotaling, D. Lawhead, S. Price, D. Ellis, E. Sager.
3rd Row: H. Minckler, B. Mersereau, J. Ellis, C. Stanley, D. Holdridge, E. McLain, D. Ward, J. Vandervort, R.
Williams, D. Frazier, W. VanDuzer, J. Egloff, L. Jones, G. Bundy, L. Daugherty.
4th Row: . Baker, R. Zimmer, G. Ludington, R. Ellis, P. Weston, D. Hunsinger, R. Weild, W. Smith, R. Bunzey,
VESTAL CENTRAL SCHOOL A '45
I947 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE D 5,4 v.C op. I ft ,
Sept. ZO Sidney ............... l9 6
" 27 Elmira Heights .... o 32 ,X D52
Oct. 4 Waverly ......... O O '7' 1
" ll Cortland ...... .... O 39
" 18 gwego ..... 7 2l t 1-f l'
" 24 neonta O l3 .f X
Nov. l Norwich I9 O X
luv x X X
On the won and lost side, it wasn't a successful football season. We were held back by
injuries: Bob Ellis was injured in the Sidney game and Lee Brown in the Waverly game. Our
most outstanding players were line player, Captain Gerald Bundy, and Co-Captain Howard
Minckler as ground gainer and punter.
Although the boys were beaten continually after winning their first game with Sidney,
they never lost their spirit and came through to win their last game with Norwich l9-O. The
boys got much satisfaction beating Norwich, who was expected to win by three touchdowns
over Vestal. The boys worked hard and the team ran smoothly with Mr. Pond coaching and
Mr. Bookhout as line coach.
The prospects for next year look very good. Five linemen, two backs and at least eleven
lettermen are returning from this year's squad. Howard Minckler will be Captain and Louis
Hunsinger will be Co-Captain.
- This year, the Vestal Wrestling Team under Coach Douglas '5-fr?
Bookhout entered its first season of varsity competition. During the ' fb
season, the squad varied from fifteen to twenty men. Of these, twelve
usually represented the school at matches, and included a weight i
range of 95 Pounds to unlimited. Each meet includes ten matches in
compulsory weight groups with two optional matches.
The team finished the regular season with 207 points to theig
opponents' I69 points by winning three out of nine meets. Outstand-
ing performers were Glen Wage and George Hill. The following boys
won their varsity letters: George Hill, Albert Davies, Carl Warfle,
Glen Wage, Clinton Lainhart, Richard Kiegler, Robert Hanley, Frank
Brown, James Flaherty, William Van Duzer.
The wrestling team participated in the Sectional meet at Nor- M ,I
wich. No results were available at press time. Meet results: J T'
'x W v-.J
Vestal ..... ...... 2 O Norwich ...... .... 2 2
" -- ...... 33 Deposit ....... 8
" ...... Zl Cortland ..... .... 2 7
8 lthaca 33
33 ' Windsor 8
l3 lthaca ....... l8
l8 Cortland .,... 20
8 Norwich ..... ...... . 33
" ................... ......... 5 3 Windsor ................... ....... O
Totals lVestall ...... ...... 2 O7 Totals lOpponentsl .... ....... l 69
Bottom Row: G. Hill, J. Howard, G. Wage, C. Lainhart, L. Walz, A. Davies.
2nd Row: TG. Cargill, R. Kiegler, R. Hanley, F. Brown, J. Flaherty, W. VanDuzer, Mr. Bookhout.
Bottom Row: I. R. Maas, 2. C. Williams, 3. J. Vandervort, 4. R. Baker, 5. G. Hardy, 6. R.
Duff 7. G. Rone .
Znd Row: I. J. Ellis, 2. D. Ward, 3. W. Stout, 4. R. Barnhart, 5. W. Northrup, 6. G. Bundy, '
7. K. Williams, 8. Coach Williams.
VestaI's basketball team under the able direction of their coach, Mr. Williams, showed
some of the finest spirit and fight throughout the season. High scorers for our team were
Ronald Baker and Cliff Williams. Although their basketball season didn't prove too success-
ful from a won or lost standpoint, their cooperation, determination, and good sportsmanship
are worthy goals for our future teams.
Binghamton Central -
Union Endicott .........
Johnson City ..... I ....
Elmira Free Academy
. ........ 32-26
. ........ 6I -26
Johnson City ........
Union Endicott ...........
Player Games F.G. F.T. F.P
C, Williams ............. I2 48 33 I8
R. Duffy .......... ...... I 2 I I I9 8
K, Williams ............. I2 6 9 3
G, Hardy ................. I I I5 I I 8
J. Van Dervort ......... I2 I7 I5 I4
G. Bundy ........... 4 I 3 3
D. Ward ........ ..... . .- 3 O 3 I
D. Hunsinger ..... 3 I O O
B. Barnhart ....... 3 O I I
J. Ellis ............ 6 6 3 I
B. Stout ....... ...... 8 2 8 4
R. Boker ....... ...... I 2 ' I 50 44 I7
Elmira South Side ..................
Vestal had nine meets in track last spring.
The scores in the Eastern zone meet, section
four, class b, championship were: Vestal 42,
Oneonta 38V2, Norwich, 32, Cortland SV2.
Vestal is proud of its five new school records
with Melvin Williams-the lOO-yard dash,
220, Robert Hanley 440, Richard Holdridge-
Pole Vault, and Bert Mersereau-the high
jump. Our arch rivals in track were Cortland
and Norwich from whom we won, and Oneonta
to whom we lost, however we overcame our
defeat of Oneonta by winning the sectional at
Track is under the direction of Mr. Pendle-
4 49 GO
-1 1 1,4
Bottom Row: C. Angevine, J. Shea, R. Ellis, M. Williams, L. Brown, D. Holdridge.
2nd Row: J. Cacciola, B. Mersereau, P. Vallese, R. Boker, C. Swingle, B. Hanley, Mr.
, fmxk Al
an an 4 xggifbl
I'n 4 '
SENIOR CHEER LEADERS
Bottom Row: J. Dunbar, J. Buffing- - 2nd Row: E. Purdy, B. Van Duzer, A
ton, A. Dumbleton, ' Traver.
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This year has shown great improvement in our cheerleading
squad. Miss Lowell has taught the cheerleaders many new and origi-
nal cheers. They in turn have taught them to us during cheering
rallies and assemblies. Our big project this year was sponsoring a
Round and Square Dance in our school gymnasium to raise funds for
new cheerleading uniforms.
V. Little, C. Stephens,
J. Menhennett, A. Jenks,
L. Howard, P. Doster,
S. Hammond, J. Deming,
Every Wednesday afternoon, the gym is the meet-
ing place for a group of girls undergoing the pretzel-
like contortions and gyrations of aspiring cheerlead-
ers. They are the Junior Cheerleaders from whom will
be picked those to fill vacancies among the Senior
Bottom Row: C. Stephens, P. Doster, B. Crosby, N. Stevens, J.
Deming, M.'Salisbury, E. Purdy, V. Valabek, H. Kimes, M. Evans,
A. Jenks, B. Hackbart, F. Makowsky, P. Warren, J. Hill.
2nd Row: S. Hammond, E. Gasko, P. Larrabee, P. Pierce, F. Decker,
W. Egloff, N. Rounds, A. Traver, J. Buffington, J. Dunbar, A.
Dumbleton, V. Little, J. Valenta.
Crash l l l l ! l
WHEEeeeeeee l ! l
That scream could
only mean one
thing. One of the
girls on the Bowl-
ing Team had got-
ten a strike, and
every strike led to
a winning team.
The girls had lots
of fun this year
and, thanks to Miss
Lowell and the
other teachers who
helped them, be-
came what they
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:s'l, , If
girls' Soccer Team
lost its only game
to North High with
a 2-O score, we do
not look on the year
as an unsuccessful
one. ln our Tuesday
and Thursday prac-
tices, we not only
learned the funda-
mentals and fine
points of the game
but also gained the
comes from good
t e a mw o r k a nd
of the highlights of
the year was a trip
to Ithaca where we
beat Cortland State
in a very thrilling
Bottom Row: P. Bonham, M. Wallan, J. Wiggins, B. Noyes, L.
Calkin, C. Morton, M. Seltzer, N. Rounds, S. Hiorns, J. Platt, P.
2nd Row: D. Chopiak, H. Aten, S. Russell, B. Platt, C. Gillespie,
B. Vandermark, M. Somers, J. Denmon, E. Marsh, B. Noltee, S.
3rd Row: A. Allyn, A. Riley, M. Hastings, M. Blazey, M. George,
N. Merrin, J. Fisher, S. Dana, J. Pendleton, R. Sayer, T. Wills.
X ,X GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL
Bottom Row: l. N. Stevens, 2. H. Kimes, 3. J, Benjamin, 4. A.
Wright, 5. F. Decker, 6. V. McCulley, 7. V. Valabek.
2nd Row: l. B. Jenks, 2. A. Hogan, 3. A. Traver, 4. B. Van Duzer,
5. M. Sees, 6. P. Warren, 7. P. Pierce.
3rd Row: l. E. Purdy, 2. B. Scott, 3. N. Wolfe, 4. E. Sanzo, 5. M.
Hill, 6. J. Wiggins.
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We had a good
this year. So many
signed up to play
that we were able
to organize two
teams. One team
cott and North
High at Union-
Endicott and lost
both games. The
other team played
Waverly and Whit-
ney Point at Vestal
and chalked up a
Bottom Row: M. Ellis, V. Johnson, A. Traver, A. Wright, A.
Dumbleton, J. Dunbar, E. Purdy.
2nd Row: P. Pierce, J. Black, B. VanDuzer, M. Sees, P. Rounds, V.
3rd Row: B. Weston, M. J. Hessler, B. Jenks, M. Ward, N. Wolfe,
Bottom Row: W. Mitchell, E. McLain, C. Gunther, T. Kvosny, R. Frederici.
2nd Row: Coach Pond, D. Hunsinger, H. Minckler, R. Hess, R. Bunzey, L. Jones, L.
Mathers, C. Stanley, V. Tozer.
LINEUPT-Cpt. Larry Mathers, Bob Wield, Tom Kvasny, Howard
Minckler, Russell Frederici, Charles Stanley, Charles Gunther, Bill
Mitchell, Duane Hunsinger, Elwyn McLain, Bob Hess, Ronald Bunzey.
Vestal's JV's won its opening game against Waverly. The assistance
of the team enabled Bob Wield to score most of the points. Out of his
promising group, Coach Pond expects a well trained and cooperative team
for next year.
Bottom Row: R. Reynolds, K. Conant, R. Miller, K. Schupp, L. Brearly, C. Conant, H.
2nd Row: Mr. Pendlebury, R. Berube, W. Smith, N. Robinson, R. Salmon, R. Hunsinger,
J. Duffy, C. Ward, R. Haskell.
3rd Row: R. Vanorder, A. Cady, G. Potter, C. Hickey, D. Middleton, G. Thorne, G. Potter,
G. Wilcox, O. Lightner.
Composed of 7-8-9th Graders.
An effort is made to give these boys a full schedule of competition
with other Jr.H.S. to give them experience for JV and Varsity competition.
Game results to February 25th7
23 St. Ambrose ...... ..... I 4 Vestal ...... .... 2 7 East Junior ................... 42 I
25 West Junior ,,,,,, ,.,,. 3 4 " .... Sl George Washington ..... 46
28 Hooper ,,,,,.,,,,, ,,.,, I 6 " . .... 21 Henry B. Endicott ....... 203
38 West Junior ,,.,,, ,..... 2 7 ' .... 52 EGSI' Junior ................. 33
35 Hooper ........... ...... 2 7 Won 7 , Lost 2.
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Bottom Row: J. Tucker, R. Frederici, G. Roney, J. Howard, H. Hogan.
2nd Row: Mr. Stock, C. Pottoroff, J. Van Dervort, D. Zimmer, E.
Mr. Stock coached the Cross Coun-
try Team last year. Unlike most sports
in Cross Country it is the team with
the lowest number of points which
wins. We lost to U. E. 32-24' we beat
B. C. 44-15. There were three duo
meets. ln these we lost to U. E. 41-42
and won from B. C. and Norwich. In
the Triple Cities Meet we won second
place with forty-eight points, losing to
North High by one point.
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Bottom Row: Mr. Pond, W. Smith, G. Cargill, J. Duffy, R. Gould, G.
2nd Row: R. Hamill, J. Howard, T. Kvasny, C. LaDue.
3rd Row: R. Uhler, K. Schupp, R. Cleveland, B. Lozier, E. Stanton.
Bottom Row: F. Sanzo, H. Hogan, R. Holdridge, J. Westfall, P. Kintner, R. Johnston.
Znd Row: W. Platt, L. Wright, J. Stanton, W. Chocholaty, C. Carter, R. Jensen, H.
Steinruck, J. Messemer.
Our bowling team is composed of a varsity and
a junior varsity squad. On Thursday afternoons
we practice at the ldeal Alleys. Every member
bowls three games in each match, with the five
highest scorers forming the varsity and the next
five the jayvees team.
ln our schedule we bowl North High, Central,
Johnson City and Endicott twice each. The school
that takes at least two games in each match wins.
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Bottom Row: G. Pennell, R. Frederici, C. Williams, L. McLain, L. Mathers, R. Outman,
D. Ward, K. Williams, R. Duffy, M. Williams, R. Frederici, J. Clubb.
2nd Row: G. Bundy, D. Leonard, J. Vandervort, H. Moore, D. Hunsinger, H. Minckler,
G. Hardy, P. Weston, B. Crooks, J. Shea, Mr. Stock.
The l947 Vestal
Central Baseball Team
came through with a
few startling victories
over stronger nines in
the Southern Confer-
ence. The teams de-
feated were Cortland,
Endicott, Elmira Free
Academy, and Bing-
hamton Central. lt was
the first season when
three out of four Triple
City Schools were de-
feated by a team from
Vestal. Johnson City
has yet to feel the bite
of the bears. This com-
ing season the team
should be stronger and
add a few more vic-
tories to its list.
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Bottom Row: P. Doster, N. Stevens, E. Gasko, B. Merkel, J. Bodie, B. Pierce, A. Tracy, G. Heen, 4 '1-
J. Smith, B. Crosby, M. Salisbury, T. Lantz. Q'
znd Row: M. Ward, B. Jenks, E. Purdy, s. Crooks, P. Wilkerson, M. sees, l. Taylor, N. Wolfe, jg g
V. Valabek, V. McCulley, G. Pierce, J. Shipman. QVQ - I-
3rd Row: H. Kimes, E. Craver, J. Harned, D. Gardner, F. Casterline, M. Cheney, P. Warren, R. .5 ' I
Barnett, J. McLain, P. Sonzo, M. Hill, P. Pierce, A. Wright
4th Row: A. Dumbleton, J. Dunbar, J. Butfington, M. Hessler, J. Snyder, S. Dana, S. Snyder
J. Buffington, A. Traver, B. VanDuzer, J. Wiggins, J. Black, F. Decker
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JUNIOR Hlol-l SCHOOL INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
Bottom Row: J. Rigby, C. Thompson, B. Haskill, N. Swartout, A. Cady, D. Hillis, A. Price, M. Richards.
2nd Row: R. MacDowaII, G. Johnson, Dj Lewis, R. Reynolds, J. Tompkins, R. Hogan, R. Venson, G. Thorne, I.
Van Orter, R. Swan, D. Richards, G. Travis.
grdBRovlg: C. Johnson, J. Carey, R. 'Nard, G. Walling, R. Westgate, K. Stanley, C. LaDue, D. Willis, E. Brooker,
. eru e.
4-th Row: B. Mathers, R. Outman, G. Wilcox, E. Morey, P. Francis, D. McMullen, J. Denmark, J. Williams, B.
Morrison, R. Beavins.
5th Row: E.' Palimeter, J. Potter, R. Vallese, D. Fawcett, R. Soos, J. Chamberlain, W. Knight, G. Potter, C. Ward,
C. Conant, D. Compo.
Tuesday or Thursday, visitors 'to our school might be amazed to find teams such as
New York University, Syrclcuse, Howard, Yale, Cornell, Penn State, Army and Navy sched-
uled for an appearance on our basketball court. Upon questioning he would learn that these
teams are in reality the seventh and eighth grade intramurals. In miniature, these teams
play their games with as much enthusiasm and spirit as their famous college namesakes.
'lst Row: G. Sandidge, E. Craver, J. Hill, W. Marvin, H. Kimes, J. Babcock.
2nd Row: L. Harkness, A. Henrichsen, M. Kilmer, N. Swartout, S. Ellis, Mr. Marvin, N. Rounds, C. Hotaling,
K. Lamb, J. Fisher, M. Barton, G. Kneen.
3rd Row: S. Watts, R. Manning, R. Frederici, D. Lozier, J. St. Ledger, G. Roney, K. Williams, R. Wadsworth,
M. Haney, P. Cook.
4th Row: J. Smith, G. Cargill, J. Korger, S. Crooks, T. Thayer, S. Hiorns, P. Wilkerson, T. Crooks, L. Strouse
'Sth Row: T. Lantz, J. Denmark, A. Slottze, J. Miller, E. Allen, M. George, C. Williams, B. Jenks, S. Young
6th Row: W. Widerman, J. Marean, J. Howard, D. Meeker, B. Noyes, R. Frederici, G. Wilcox, C. Johnson
R. Outrnan, S. Burgess.
7th Row: P. Knapp, M. Noyes, E. Johnson, G. Watrous, H. Aten, O. Webster, J. Roat, R. VanOrder, N
Robinson, J. Buffington. .
8th Row: W. Henrichsen, D. Mason, A. Kintner, R. Stephen, E. Sagar, M. Love.
9th Row: A. Shapley, J. McNerney, V. Neild, B. Hess, R. McPherson, L. Morris.
The Marching Band adds color to our football
games where they demonstrate a variety of forma- , ll"D
tions. The Marching Band also performed at public Q Fi.
gatherings during the year. FQQ
, sENioR BAND
Bottom Row: M. Barton,R. Frederici, J. St. Ledger, N. Rounds, L. Harkness, R. Manning, G. Cargill.
2nd Row: D. Lozier, K. Williams, J. Wiggins, E. Allen, S. Crooks, M. George, J. Miller, P. Wilkerson, T.
Thayer, S. Hiorns.
3rd Row: J. Fisher, J. Karger, G. Roney, G. Sandidge, R. Outman, T. Crooks, O. Terry.
4th Row: A. Slottze, K. Lamb, C. Hataling, M. Kilmer, A. Henrichsen, W. Henrichsen, D. Mason, A. Shapley,
D. Meeker, C. Johnson, J. Denmark, G. Wilcox, B. Jenks, C. Williams.
Sth Row: R. Wadsworth, S. Ellis, M. Haney, N. Swartout, K. Willis, O. Webster, J. Marean, B. Noyes, P.
Knapp, A. Kintner, J. Roat, M. Noyes, C. Stanley, E. Johnson, H. Aten.
6th Row: H. Steinruck, E. Sagar, D. Ward, N. Robinson, J. Babcock, P. Rounds, B. Hess, J. McNerney, V.
Neild, L. Morris, R. McPherson, G. Kneen, Mr. Marvin.
The Senior Band under the direction of Mr. Marvin is very much a part of Vestal's
school lite. lt added to the color and spirit of football games and rallies, provided the
music for weekly assemblies, and shared honors at the Spring Concert. The Band's extra-
school activities have included concerts and appearances on the programs of various civic
THE SWING BAND
Bottom Row: S. Hiorns, P. Wilkerson, R. Wadsworth, T. Crooks, J. St.
2nd Row: G. Roney, G. Kneen, W. Henrichsen, C. Allen, C. Johnson, Mr.
The Swing Band is the ultra-modern branch of our school
instrumental department. Formed primarily to teach popular
music, it is noted for the sweet ballads and lively polkas that
fill the school when it reheorses. It is under the direction of
HIGH SCHOOL MIXED CHOIR A
At Piano. D. Noyes.
Bottom Row: B. Ellis, A. Shaw, G. Cargill, M. Flipse, M. Evans, J. Letson, P. Brigade, B. Card, B. J. Young, B
Noyes, M. Seltzer, C. Burg, J. Fisher, J. Deming, H. McCoy, L. Morris, E. Sogar, R. Williams, R. McManus
2nd Row: V. Thayer, F. Kamp, G. Hardy, G. Roney, E. McLain, M. Noyes, J. Eldred, C, Morton, B. Platt, W
Widerman, J. Babcock, C. Hotaling, A. Jenks, B. Pierce, J. Bodie, J. Horned, S. Hiorns, B. Jenks.
3rd Row: J. Wilson, R. Beaumont, R. Vollese, A. Struthers, E. Marsh, P. Knapp, S. Crooks, S. Russell, P. Shaw
E. Uhler, N. Merrin, M. Riley, B. Griswold, B. Webb, B. Holmes, N. Rounds, J. Wiggins, A. Traver, V. Johnson
O. Lightner, G. Pennell, D. Taylor, N. Robinson, C. Gunther, D. Middleton.
4th Row: E. Allen, K. Willis, R. Weild, A. Slattze, J. Seltzer, M. Cheney, J. Golding, D. Mason, D. Sampson
P. Vaughn, B. Wykstro, B. Scott, B. Maas, A. Jensen, M. Hessler, A. Flipse, M. Rounds, J. Buffington, M
George, D. Lowhead, T. Thayer, B. Hess, D. Williams, K. Conant, G. Hardy.
This year's choir of one hundred members is the
largest in the schooI's history. This record membership
speaks well of the musical abilities of Vestal students
as the choir is composed of only selected voices. Under
Mrs. MacLowry's talented direction, we participated
in the Christmas Pageant and prepared for participa-
tion in the annual Spring Concert, Competition and
Graduation Exercises. The following members ably
carried their administrative duties: Talbot Thayer,
president, Shirley Hiorns, vice-president, Myrna J
Salisbury, secretory-treasurer, Donna Kay Noyes,
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The High School Girls' Choir is one ot the largest
activities in the school. The president of the group is
Jean Wiggins, and the accompanist is Betty Jean
Young. The girls have rehearsals twice every week in
the music room.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' CHOIR
Pianist: B. J. Young.
Bottom Row: E. Matteson, S. Watts, J. Letson, A. Tracy, E. M. Farr, P. Warren, J. Fisher,
richsen, J. Babcock, B.
D. Youngs, J. Denmon.
2nd Row: J. Valenta,
J. Eldred, C. Hotaling,
J. Turk, V. Johnson, P.
3rd Row: D. Noyes, C.
Card, B. Pierce, J. Dodie, J. McLain, W. Widerman, J. Smith, J. Hill,
E. Hackley, F. Casterline, S. Dana, M. Noyes, B. Dodd, S. Hoadley
B. Noyes, B. Merkel, A. Jenks, E. Uhler, J. Buffington, M. Cheney, Sl.
Sanzo, C. Burg.
Morton, B. Murphy, R. Pyluck, J. Underwood, S. Crooks, M. Seltzer
J. Reardon, A. Hen-
G. Heen, J. Deming
B. Fuller, C. Cassin
Hiorns, M. Youmans
B. Platt P. Brigode
B. Griswald, R. Pickering, S. Snyder, J. Harned, M. Morton, N. Merrin, J. Wiggins, B.Vandermark, M. Sprusansky
D. Mason, D. Sampson, J. Golding, J. Gunther, C. Deland, N. Rounds, S. Branning.
4th Row: L. Walling, E. Marsh, B. Bowles, S. Russell, B. Wykstra, S. Beaumont, B. Maas, M. Riley, B. Smith
B. Scott, S. Brewster, J. Shipmen, B. Webb, D. Sturdevant, A. Jensen, B. Holmes, J. Snyder, O. Terry, M. Hessler
P. Rounds, A. Flipse, N. Wolf, M. George, P. Knapp, P. Shaw, R. Barnett.
SEVENTH AND Elon-m-i onus' cHo1R l
Pianist: M. Love.
Bottom Row: E. Heen, S. Wheeland, S. Hill, M. Watts, B. Winnie, B. Decker, L. Goff, B. Platt, J. Francis, C
Murtari, J. Russell, J. Kamp, B. Hauke, M. Coulter, J. Hill, M. Williams, E. Roney, A. Merkel, A. Matson, J
McCarthy, M. Coughlin.
2nd Row: B. Coulter, L. Johnson, M. Lisenby, G. Kittle, L. Harkness, B. Hitchcock, A. Kintner, M. Smith, S
Landon, S. Quick, L. Jones, M. Gaige, D. Woslyn, B. Terry, J. Wood, G. Sandidge, L. Rathbone, L. Cleveland
L. Panza, M. Ferris, K. Stanton, A. Roberts, D. McLain, D. Ackley, M. Traver, P. Browne.
3rd Row: M. Guardieri, M. Kilmer, A. Coyle, S. Young, G. Guldenschuh, B. Palmer, R. Holdren, C. Garrett
P. McGowan, R. Haire, B. Brown, L. Allis, C. Turner, N. Stienruck, M. Van Campen, B. Conklin, M. Bliel, J
DeShelter, S. Reynolds, R. Pappas, N. Mather, J. Potter, S. Tozer, l. Hungerford, F. Jacobs, L. Foster, R
4th Row: H. Betz, S. Rounds, J. Foulkrod, M. Haney, J. Kadel, S. Neily, G. Murphy, J. Kadel, J. Zelenski, A
VanDuzer, M. Robinson, B. Johnson, H. Bulman, S. Carey, C. Kearney, L. Purdy, L. Banick, N. Weston, L
Strouse, B. Lorrabee, M. Mann, M. Wagner, R. Tobbe, C. Hessler, A. Hotchkiss, H. Ellis, J. Williams.
One of the hardest working groups in the school
is the 7th and 8th grade girls' choir. The president of
their choir is Georgia Sandridge, the vice-president,
Sharon Neily, and the secretary, Joyce Foulkrod, Their
accompanists are Marjorie Love and Barbara Webb.
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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' CHOIR
Pianist: M. qRounds.
Bottom Row: B. Ellis, L. Uhler, F. Camp, V. Thayer, A. Shaw, G. Cargill, M. Flipse, G. Hardy, G. Roney, L. Morris,
J. Vivona, R. McManus, E. Sagar, H. McCoy.
2nd Row: J. Taylor, R. Vallese, R. Uhler, R. Beaumont, N. Robinson, E. McLain, T. Thayer, K.Willis, D. Taylor,
D. Middleton, K. Conant, D. Westcott, W. Bunzy.
3rd Row: E. Allen, J. Wilson, G. Kneen, O. Lightner, G. Hardy, B. Wield, D. Zimmer, G. Pennell, B. Hess, D.
Williams, D. Lawhead, J. McNearney, A. Struthers.
The Boys' Choir is a welcome addition to any school program. It is a comparatively
young organization, having been started only two years ago. The president is Lewis Daugh-
erty, and accompanist is Peggy Rounds.
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE BOYS' CHOIR
Bottom Row: B. Webb, pianist.
Znd Row: E. Morey, D. Willis, R. Letson, R. Little, R. Outman, R. Lerche, B. Mathers, J. Cook, D. Hillis, J.
Denmark, B. Morrison, J. Blossom, S. Stephens, D. Johnson, R. Griffis, J. Callahan, G. Hill, R. Krissel.
3rd Row: A. Price, R. Mather, R. MacDowall, D. Fawcett, F. Ackley, J. Hoover, N. Spence, C. Hill, A. Cady, D.
MclLAullen, L. Matson, D. Compo, G. Travis, R. Hogan, G. Carey, J. Hill, G. Hill, E. Palmeter, J. Williams, E. Moss,
4th Row: M. Marini, K. Stanley, S. Richleir, R. Lewis, G. White, D. Gould, R. Hoyt, J. Potter, C. Johnson, R.
Vallese, G. Wilcox, G. Thorne, G. LaTell, R. Haskill, J. Chamberlain, C. Bidwell, R. Ward, J. Taylor, R. Duerr, P.
Duerr, D. Scovell, R. Anderson.
The school is proud ofthe large seventh and eighth grade boys' group and looks for-
ward to their annual appearances at the Spring Concerts. The president of this choir is
Bottom Row: D. McLean, L. Johnson, F. Doolittle, M. Hessler, R. Manning, L. Harkness, M. Barton,J. Korger,
2nd Row: R. Pappas, P. Duerr, J. St. Ledger, B. Zimmer, G. Cargill, J. Taylor, D. Lozier, L. Whitesall, H. Aten.
3rd Row: R. Miles, T. Thayer, J. Wood, P. Wilkerson, .l. Miller, M. George, E. Allan, D. Mason, D. Hunsinger,
L. Panza, W. Hendrickson, P. Knapp.
4th Row: J. Babcock, Mr. Bryden, J. Anderson, G. Kneen, G. Sandidge, B. Hess.
The Orchestra is one of the leading members of VestaI's music family. This year, our
director, Mr. Bryden, has concentrated on building up the string section so that we may
perform fuller orchestrations. The Orchestra has played for assemblies, community affairs,
appeared at the Spring Concert, and provided the musical setting at commencement.
Bottom Row: F. Kintner, R. Chamberlain, L. Hill, A. Hendrichsen, D. Hunsinger, R. Cady, D. Houselander, C.
2nd Row: W. Somers, D. Watrous, S. Stephens, M. Kilmer, J. Taylor, R. Northrup, G. McLain, W. Zimmer.
3rd Row: P. Stricklin, P. Manning, E. Allen, R. Gould, D. Hill, R. Williams, E. Wingler, G. Woodcock.
4th Row: P. Westfall, E. Wood, J. Adriance, B. Stewart, B. Swartout, L. Uhler, B. Rossi, J. McNeary, P. Duerr,
R. Morrison, R. George.
The Intermediate Band is composed of junior high and grade school students who are
not quite ready to enter the Senior Band. In addition to musical training and practice to pre-
pare for entry into the Senior Band, the Intermediate Band under Mr. Bryden's direction
participates in the Annual Spring Concert.
The Flag Swing-
ers, under the
direction of Mr.
Marvin, march with
the band at its va-
They participate at
concerts, and com-
ances of the band.
Bottom Row: H. Kimes,
2nd Row: C. Hotaling,
E. Wright, S. Hoadley,
M. Salisbury, A. Kint-
ner, R. Barnett, B.
participate in col-
orful and spectacu-
at football games
and band concerts.
Under Mr. Marvin,
their director, they
are also trained to
qualify for twirling
Bottom Row: J. Smith,
W.Widerman, S. Watts,
P. Cook, G. Kneen.
2nd Row: S. Young, M.
Love, J. Buffington, S.
Burgess, L. Strouse.
Bottom Row: E. Heen, M. Watts, B. Winnie, E. Matteson, J. Potter, B. Gross, S. Quick, M.
Traver, P. Williams, L. Goff.
2nd Row: J. De Shelter, V. Richards, B. Houke, M. Mann, M. Wagner, M. Ferris, L. Banick, S.
Rounds, M. Robinson, H. Betz, J. McLain, G. Heen,
Each year, graduation leaves gaps in the Senior Twirlers Corps. lt is
from among the Junior Baton Twirlers that these vacancies are filled. In
addition to looking forward to membership in the Senior Twirlers, the Junior
Twirlers gain other values from twirling--grace, poise, and co-ordination.
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CO-EDITORS BUSINESS MANAGER
Patricia Shaw, Joanne Dunbar. Patricia Bonham.
Bottom Row: E. Purdy, V. McCulley, W. Hackley, P. Bonham, J. Dunbar, A. Drum, J. Buffington, A.
2nd Row: J. Allen, G. Steadman, M. Blazey, E. Root, J. Seltzer, B. Hill, J. Filan, M. Randall, L. Noyes, G.
Thompson, Miss Patteson.
3rd Row: B. Krissel, G. Dodd, N. Merrin, P. Pierce, M. Ward, F. Decker, A. Traver, B. Jenks, D. Messemer,
We, the members of the Yearbook Staff, have worked hard and long to produce a
book of best quality and content portraying our school life. We hope you will have as much
enjoyment reading this book as we have had compiling it. -
Bottom Row: T. Wills, S. Russell, B. Crosby, P, Pierce, M. Larrabee, M. Salisbury, V. McCulley, V. Little,
B. Hackbart, A. Jenks, C. Morton, J. Wiggins.
2nd Row: A. Hamilton, A. Tracy, M. Cheney, R. Cody, B. Scott, B. Jenks, P. Rounds, M. J. Hessler, A.
Hogan, E. Purdy, J. Dunbar, A. Dumbleton, A. Traver, J. Valenta, S. Watts.
each gym class to help plan and carry out a physical education
schedule for the year. Under the direction of Miss Lowell, they
plan teams, programs, and other activities for their classes.
The Leader'5 Club is an organization of Qirls, elected from
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T 'lst Row: G. Steadman, D. Noyes, P. Warren, P. Brigode, A. Benson, V. Little.
2nd Row: R. Gilg, A. Giannetti, A. Jenks, J. Platt, B. Hackbart.
3rd Row: J. Allen, P. Bonham, W. Panza, J. St. Leger, M. Blazey, M. Hastings, L. Noyes, M. J. Hessler, B.
Maas, J. Seltzer, N. Martin.
This year our Press Club was late in starting, but after the first issue in March, two
more were published. For the first time the SCRIBE was printed outside the school and the
students seemed to enjoy it.
. UNITED NATIONS YOUTH ORGANIZATION
Bottom Row: M. Blazey, S. Hiorns, S. Crooks, B. Krissel, E. Black, R. Zimmer, E. Purdy, J. Dunbar, E. Wright
B. Smith, J, Karger, E. Roat, J. Matthews. 1
2nd Row: P. Wilkerson, H. Aten, V. Flipse, N. Rounds, J. Wiggins, G. Dodd, B. Young, J. Seltzer, E. Marsh
P. Larrabee, N. Merrin, A. Wright, V. Valabek, C. Dobos, B. Hill, S. Brewster, M. Slama, A. Giannetti, R
Fissel, J. Marean.
3rd R-ow: J. Platt, R. Sayer, J. Fisher, L. Walling, B. Scott, P. Rounds, P. Bonham, A. Drum, M. Seltzer, R
Gilg, M. Larrabee, P. Pierce, V. McCulIey, W. Hackley, C. Cassin, H. Yavorski, M. Randall, B. Penrose, P
Warren, F. MaKowsky, T. Warren.
Also sponsored by the Social Studies Department is the new far
organization known as the United Nations Youth Organization. I
The purpose of this new club is to acquaint the students with the T , f
seriousness of keeping a peaceful and safe world where the worth-
while things in life such as music, art, literature, and science may f N I
progress and not be retarded by the destruction of war. This is a f X 1
branch ot the People's division of the United Nations. I
Bottom Row: M. Coulter, P. Brown, D. Matteson, Treasurer, T. Warren, President, J.
Karger, B. Coulter.
2nd Row: E. Matteson, B. Murphy, M. Sprusansky, C. Cassin, B. Pierce, P. Warren.
The Library Club is organized to help the librarian in her work by checking
books and magazines in and out, arranging books systematically, and caring for
overdue books. In addition, in our weekly Wednesday club meetings we learn the
fundamentals of operating and maintaining an efficient library.
VESTAL CENTRAL STUDENT CONGRESS '
Bottom Row: K. Stanton, M. Wagner, J. Deming, E. Gasko, J. Russell, R. Frederici, T. Thayer, P. Rounds, G.
Bundy, J. Dunbar, E. Wright, K. Catarey, M. Mann, M. Coughlin, F. Ohls. K
2nd Row: P. Dorster, J. Warner, S. Crooks, M. J. Hessler, P. Sanzo, B. Krissel, D. Zimmer, D. Holdridge, A.
Dumbleton, R. Jensen, G. Dodd, J. Seltzer, J. Buffington, M. Seltzer, E. Marsh, E. Smith, S. Russell, C. Stephens,
M. George, J. Valenta, P. Larrabee, J. Harned, M. Love, R. Haldren, B. Ellis, C. DeLand.
3rd Row: L. Walz, K. Stanley, R. Johnston, W. Panza, J. Messemer, A. Jenks, S. Hammond, A. Drum, B. Hack-
bart, R. Gilg, B. Jenks, A. Traver, R. Duffy, M. Salisbury, K. Williams, R. Outman, W. Hawver, R. Hamill, G.
Pennell, H. Betz, B. Crosby, B. Hess.
Vestal Central Student Congress sponsored by the Social Studies Department is pat-
terned after our government in Washington with a two house legislature.
Parliamentary procedure is used in all meetings of the Congress, and a great share of
the work of the two houses is done in committees of the House. Approximately seventy-five
students are connected with this organization. They are learning democracy and govern-
ment through experience and at the same time helping to devise ways to make their school
Vo better institution.
Bottom Row: T. Thayer, H. McCoy, A. Davies.
Znd Row: L. Morris, N, Robinson, R. Anderson, T. Rounds, R. Dumas, Mr. Bookhout.
The Vestal Hi-Y Club under the direction of Mr. Bookhout
is a comparatively new organization in our school. The club,
whose membership is limited to boys in the tour upper classes of
high school, meets every Monday evening in The Advanced
Science Room to carry on its business meeting. This meeting is
usually followed by a social hour.
Bottom Row: E. Uhler, S. Dana, B. Card, D. Noyes, L. Rathbone.
2nd Row: B. Young, J. Babcock, S. Crooks, E. Marsh, E. Sager, D. McLain, S. Young.
Anyone interested in solo work is welcome to join the Solo Club which exists chiefly
to help and to advance thoseywith promising voices. The Club offers Mrs. MacLory the
best opportunity to work individually with the vocally talented. From the Solo Club are
chosen students who appear at special school functions: assemblies, P.T.A. programs,
and community events. In addition, the soloists prepare for the annual competition.
THE SCIENCE OF FLYING
GET THAT BALL!
WHEE-E-E AHEAD AT LAST! OUR BASKET COUNTED!
A FAMILIAR MORNING' THE PRIDE AND JOY OF OUR
SCENE SENIOR CLASS
THE CROWNING GLORY OF OUR JUNIOR YEAR
OUR SECRETARIES OUR MEDICAL STAFF
Mrs. Amelia Turner, Mrs. Margaret Wood.
Bottom Row: E. Bennett, T. Steinruck, M. Neily, J. Edwards, A. Burns.
2nd Row: R. Leadbetter, F. Landon, P. Gunther, F. Ellis, F. Killarn, G. Roppold, F.
Lindsley, E. Knapp, R. Boland, M. Crisman, F. Jenson, S. Progy, J. Hickey, C. Frisbee,
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PUPILS PURSUING VENTILATION AND DISTILIATION PROBLEMS
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G. Outman, M. Ellis, head, E. Williams, J. France, G. Clark, E. Buf
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Znd Row: A. Randall, E. Woodcock, D. Cole.
3rd Row: Mr. lssler, B. Palmer, O. Lightner, A. Gabriel, G. Watrous, R. Beaumont M. Flipse, D. Carey, W.
Bunzey, A. Jackson, R. Vallese, L. Jackson. V
This year we have thirty-eight paid members. The program for the year included the
Morrisville Judging Contest, the Broome-Tioga Counties Judging Contest, basketball
league, Mid-winter rally and the Delhi Dairy Tour. We gave S150 to the state F.F.A.
camp in l947 and have a seed sole and paper collection this year to raise money for our
contribution to the 1948 camp fund.
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