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To better John Burroughs is one of
the alms of the SENIOR LEADERSHIP
CLASS, sponsored by Mrs. Ciara
Row 1: David Drabkin, Marilyn Daniels, Linda
Olsen, Jerry Cronin, David Bartlett, Betty Ras-
koff, Lynn Springwater, Roger Odenberg.
Row 2: Mrs, Clara Rosenwein, Linda Mast,
Susan Ovsey, Janet Worthington, Patty Shields,
Joyce Morris, Stefanie Weisberg, Marsha
Kruger, Barbara Balue.
Row 3: Franklin Miller, Sue Ann Page, Leon-
ard Oldstein, Barbara Hershey, Steve Drush'
all, Diane Givens, Bruce Meyer, Helene Sza-
met, Bill Levy, Adriane Weitz, Howard
Row 4: Judy Kramer, Mickey McBain, Vivian
Meyerson, Perry Lisker, Linda Soghor, Richard
Leiber, Charis Leopold, Stephen Gill, Barbara
Galanter, Maurice Mayesh.
Leaders of the future head the iunior
division of the school in the JUNIOR
LEADERSHIP CLASS, sponsored by
Miss Marie McCarthy.
Row 'l: Miss McCarthy, Susan Howard, Rich-
ard Aller, Pam Rubin, Mike Lyon, Sandra
Siporin, Jeff Smith, Larry Mills, Bill Raskotf.
Row 2: Bill Piltzer, Joan Abbey, Gordon
Rose, Connie Atkins, Harold Kahn, Olga Rony,
Bernard Gertler, Lana Josepho.
Row 3: Maria Lupo, Andy Dithridge, Linda
Heller, Carl Muchnick, Susan Levy, Art Harlig,
Tica Greitzer, Howard Marcus, Susan Corey.
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ard Jarrett, principal.
Row 1: Linda Oken, Jerry Cronin, Dave Bartlett, Betty Ruskoff, Mike Lyon. i '
Rev: 2: Marilyn Daniels, Mr. Richard Jarrett, Roger Odenberg, 'Lynn Spring- r n m
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The roaring '20s! Three magic words that glaze our parents' eyes and put .
them into a reverie on by-gone days. What were those delightful, mad years ' ,
like? Well, for one thing, when our folks danced, they did the Charleston or the foxtrot.
Popular music? "Five Foot Two" or "Margie," of course. Styles? Enough to make modern
kids hysterical with laughter. Girls, you would have been quite' up to date in knee-length
dresses. Your waistline would be at your hips-if you had any at all! And then you
would have dripped with embroidery, beads, and fur. Men's clothing? Slick campus X
"shieks" around 1926 wouldn't have been caught dead minus their blazer iackets and fr,
"bell-bottom" trousers-not to forget derbies and raccoon coats, naturally. The '20s fff,-LZ",
brought prohibition and speakeasies, Coolidge, Harding, Hoover, talkies, Lindbergh's At-
lantic flight, and the fateful stock market crash. Movie stars such as suave Rudolph Valen- Xb 'iifii' '
tino, demure Clara Bow, and spritely Mickey Mouse attracted hordes. Sports names of this f Q ' 1
golden era of athletics included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Red Grange, and Jack Dempsey. 'A
Haven't we forgotten something? Yes. For in the gay flapper days of 1924, the main and ,,.--- A
cafeteria buildings of John Burroughs Junior High School opened for the first time for 1 ' ,,ee-.-- -
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Depression. It fell like a black shroud over America, shutting out the light '
of prosperity and sending millions to financial ruin. Right on the heels of
the ruinous stock market crash in October, 1929, thousands of banks and factories closed CX
and countless persons lost iobs and savings. With Franklin D. Roosevelt's bold New' Deal, C,
the long climb to a stable economy was launched. Even during the depression, however,
people still had fun. Crowds gathered to keep time to the music of Benny Goodman and -X
his swing band. Songs of the '30s like "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Pennies from , l
Heaven" are popular even today. Movies continued growing, sound and color included. I
Such engineering marvels as the Empire State Building and Golden Gate Bridge were X
erected. 1931 spawned the cyclotron. Thus, depression or not, progress couldn't be X
stopped. But even as America painfully began to regain its economic balance, dark .X fx
clouds gathered in Europe. The web of Adolph Hitler's Third Reich was swiftly and ruth- ' id
lessly ensnaring Germany's helpless neighbors. Meanwhile, J.B. reached its greatest fx
enrollment ever of over 2300 students. We were growing with the world. --5 ,E
The '40s came in with a bang. The bang of Japanese bombs destroying W" TI 'If'
Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. On December 8 we were thrust headfirst ' ,elx
into World War II, and our dads marched off to battle. At home, kids at J.B. took part , ' T' "' P
in the war effort by collecting scrap and buying defense stamps. ln Europe and the 4' 1 fx ?
Pacific, planes swooped down to drop payloads of death and cannons boomed ominously.
Finally came the most awesome man-made explosion the earth had ever known-the
atomic bomb. We entered the atomic era none too gracefully, but at least monstrous
World War ll was ended. Ended, but only after participant nations had spent S1,500,000,-
000,000 and lost forty-six million lives. The '40s weren't all war, though. 'With the pass-
ing of F.D.R. in April, 1945, Harry Truman succeeded to the presidency. The war's end
brought us to face the Russian threat for the first time, and we learned the real meaning
of communism. Show business boomed, from Metropolitan Opera to "Oklahoma" and
"South Pacific," We sang songs like "Sentimental Journey" and "Slow Boat to China."
J.B. students were thrilled when television made its first commercial appearance. Kids
danced the conga and jitterbugged, and so life continued. .
On June 25, 1950, Communist North Koreans crossed the 38th Parallel into
South Korea, and America iumped to the aid of the southerly republic, along
with the United Nations. Again we plummetted into battle, and this time our brothers
went to fight until an uneasy truce ended the Korean War on July 27, 1953. Meanwhile,
we continued to forge ahead in the new atomic age under the new Eisenhower adminis-
tration. Our first A-bomb had hardly leveled Hiroshima when an H-bomb, dwarfing
Hiroshima's devastator hundreds of times, vaporized a test island. An atomic submarine,
cannon, and electric plant were built. The atom has had many encores since its Japanese
debut, and it is here to stay. The first passenger iet was built, and American fleets are
now under construction. Autos keep getting longer, lower, faster while skirts get fuller
and wider as kids bop to "Rock Around the Clock" or "Tutti-Frutti." Television, considered
magical only recently, is now more than commonplace. Movies have bigger, wider screens
and lots of color and stereophonic sound. The war against sickness has been encouraged
by Dr. Jonas Salk's successful anti-polio serum. Truly wonderful things have happened
during the early '50s, with the promise of a still brighter future. John Burroughs students
can be proud that our school is keeping pace by our recent extensive remodeling. We at
J.B., along with the other youth of our country, can turn our heads to what lies ahead,
confident that we will inherit a superb America and hopeful that we will have the power
to keep it such.
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"Buckle that belt, shine those shoes,
comb your hair" are the words of
the BOYS' COUNCIL BOARD mem-
bers, led by Mr. John Hunt.
Row 1: Bill Smiland, Jerry Cronin, Mr. Hunt,
Row 2: Murray Abrams, John Clegg, Norm
Cohen, Mike Newman, Cliff Leviton.
The GIRLS' LEAGUE COUNCIL and
COURT, sponsored by Mrs. Romain
Gardemal, solves the girls' prob-
Row 1: Mrs. Gardemal, Carole Spencer, Mady
Shatsky, Betty Raskoff, Sharyn Capsuto, Carol
Callahan, Jackie Levy, Susan Ratner, Sara
Row 2: Susan Summit, Diane Givens, Judy
Sheldon, Judy Fine, Joy Rosenfield, Jean
Fogelman, Linda De Pucchia.
The GIRLS' LEAGUE BOARD is spon-
sored by Mrs. Romain Gardemal
and Miss Theresa Baller.
Row 'l: Helene Yura, Carole Spencer, Betty
Raskaff, Mrs. Gardemol, Judy Fine, Miss Ball-
er, Mady Shatsky, Sheila Goldberg, Ellen
Row 2: Penny Chan, Johanna Lindquist, Julie ,
Kurlan, Connie Kerr, Marlene Tolegian, Arlene ,
Gintcr, Ethyle Aronoff, Linda Wood, Sarah
The' GIRLS' LEAGUE CABINET is sponsored by Mrs. Romain Garclemal and Miss Theresa
Ba er. -
Row 1: Janet Weiner, Donna Cowgur, Dia Haveles, Sl1aron Glesby, Robin Wallbert, Carole Spencer, Mady Shatsky,
Betty Raskoff, Karen Timmins, Joyce Morris, Linda Stein, Diane Laurie.
Row 2: Mrs. Gardemal, Stephanie Lee, Martha Morrison, Lydia Morrison, Florence Goldstein, Elaine Soloff, Denise
Pilloni, Helene Szamot, Judy Poclams, Ann Pyenson, Geraldine Lew.
Row 3: Ann Schwartz, Judie Robosson, Joan Werner, Inger Mornestam, Marcy Schwartz, Diana Trevelyan, Kathy
Millea, Marsha Beniamin, Judy Wolf, Pat Davis, Ethel Mushnick.
Row 4: Maureen Lewis, Robin Kimbrough, Vivian Meyerson, Pearl Rottenberg, Nancy Rubin, Judy Fine, Molly
Scoles, Barbara Harrow, Dorothy Elliott, Gay Fisher, Miss Baller.
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