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Written and Delivered by LEONA KRAVITZ
ln the summer of 1949, Barbara Coffman and l, directors of a dramatic
school, residing in a New York City apartment, decide to take an automobile
trip through various parts of our country-for the sole purpose of getting in
touch with the many classmates whom we have not seen nor heard of since
graduation from Manasquan High School.
Starting early in Iune-in our Rolls-Royce car-with Dick Emmons. editor
of the New York Times, as our chauffeur and escort for the occasion, we first
drive down to Manasquangwhich we have not visited for several years.
We arrive in the early evening-and as we stop at the corner of Taylor
Avenue and Main Street, we notice a new super-garage on our left-with the
name, "Robert Voorhees Garage". displayed in brilliant electric lights. We
learned that Bob specializes in Ted Wilson's "Swish" cars. His chief sales-
man, and mouthpiece, is Carleton Sacco and his best customer, Herbert Davis.
Whenever Iohn Wooley, the town's hottest newspaper reporter finds he is
slipping as far as new tips go, he drops in on his old pal, Alfred Booth
and also asks his able secretary, Margaret Devlin, out to dinner. Under Bob's
cars we may find tinkering George Foster, Clark Martin. and Reginald Free-
At the local playshop we find Kenny Chamberlin. as Romeo and Priscilla
Roetzel, as Iuliet in Carol Sprague's version of Shakespeare's popular master-
piece. Bill Thorne is stage manager with Ruth Iohnson and Eva Sylvester as
Inake-up artists. Thea Westphal is in charge of costumes. Press agents for
this group are Winnie Mills and Frank Hurley. Next week's feature at the
Algonquin will be Malvin Rubinoff Artley and his singing violin, playing to
the accompaniment of the charming Miss Ellen Brandt. Besides these two
notables will be the Swing Sultans under the direction of Henry "Bussy" Sayrs.
The vocalists will be Iane Lewis and lack Gaskin, singing and swaying to
the tune of, "You'll see a lot of me." Master of Ceremonies, lack Legg will
feature in a jitterbug contest with Barbara Newman and Fred Morton. Leav-
ing Manasquan, we drive on to Philadelphia. At the Paramount Theater we
are surprised to find Peggy Stokes, Iames Stewart Robinson and Lillian Lane
Buzzell, appearing in a stage hit entitled, "PegqY Stokes Rides Again". Breck-
inridge Iones III is the director. On location No. 2 can be heard Shirley Thom-
son singing Richard Oteldt's arrangement of "Night and Day", aided by the
Duke Trio-Buck Thompson. Iack McCarthy, and Norman Brown. Photoge
rapher for this selection is Robert H. Bossett. Script girl here is Miriam Sutton.
ln Washington, the first thing to meet our eyes in the Corcoran Art Gallery
are works of Marion Brisben and Dorothy Robbins. For several of Dot's paint-
ings we find she has chosen for her model Virginia Wilhelm. who depicts a
small, young society deb and Robert Lewis as the answer to a maiden's
prayer, As the typical American business man, Marion has chosen, Carl
Pierce, as her model. Alice Larsen is now posing for Petty and Iessie LaVance
is designing her wardrobe. Spanning the Potomac, we see a new bridge,
the construction of which is under the supervision of our own Grant Conover.
Arriving at the Library of Congress we find Katherine Hughes doing research
work, and Senator Dave Brown and Congressman Herbert Camp hard at
work on campaign speeches. Grant Ehret and Betty Cook are heads of the
Architectural Department in charge of building a new Children's Recreational
On the outskirts of Miami we stop at an attractive tea room. Much to
our surprise we find Mildred Reiss and Alethea Stewart advancing to greet
us. At a near-by table we see Pearl Reynolds and Lillian Kessler who are
now operating a novelty shop on the boardwalk. They tell us that Beatrice
Draycott is the owner of a beauty parlor, which is doing a thriving business.
Her assistant, Madeline Iohnson is immensely interested in Ensley Hurley.
ln one of the model suburban homes of Miami, we find lying in a ham-
mock, a lackadaisical young man, Wyn Peck, waiting for his pretty young
wife, Alice Pepper, to bring him a glass of iced lemonade. Milton Schneider
is living in a perisphere of his own, and has taken many trips to Mars with
the aid of Walt Clayton's taxis.
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To Dick Dey we leave Dave Brown's "Iitterbug" ability. Clarence Fishler,
Miriam Sutton, and Bill Thorne grant their ability to go steady, to Earl Heyni-
ger, Peggy Royale and Irving Bennett. Doris Pierce, Peggy Gifford, and lane
Lewis leave their sense of humor to the entire lunior Class. They"ll need it in
their Senior year. lean Hoskins and Charles Truax bequeath their leadership
and ability to "keep things going" to anyone who needs it. Olga Krott and
Harriet Dey present to everyone, who takes delight in criticizing, their famous
Slam Books. Virginia Wilhelm and Lillian Buzzell leave to Francis Holgate and
loan Wilson their title as "Senior Pals." Barbara Newman, Alice Pepper, and
Shirley Thomson leave their changeableness to Claire Eriasconario, Marion
lensen, and Ienny Frey. Milton Schneider bequeaths his seriousness to Paul
Blain, who, we are sure, can make use of it. Louis Whelan and Paul Nutt give
their outstanding brilliance to all the underclassmen, with the hope that they
won't have to rely on it alone. To Harold Longyear and Louise Thompson,
lack Gaskin and Iane Lewis leave their slim lines. Helen Combs grants her
volleyball ability to Esther Lemansky in hopes that she too will become ath-
letic. Dorothy Robbins and Herb Camp leave their ability to argue to the next
year's P. A. D. Class. Ellen Minier and Carol Sprague bequeath their quietness
to Kate Blodis and Molly Eraley. Iohn Wooley and Dick Emmons grant their
way with women to Henry Hoffman and Danny Williams. lack Legg be-
queaths his speech-making ability to Don Risher who also is presented with
one slightly used orchestra. Don gets this gift from none other than "beat-it-
out" Sayers. Thea Westphal bestows her sophistication on Matilda Robcke.
Norman Brown leaves his haircut and his ability to blush to Bob Van Wart.
We're sure Bob will be a class favorite too. Ellen Brandt leaves her position of
cashier in the cafeteria to Kay Sprague, while Reba Holman and Bea Dray-
cott grant their positions behind the candy counter to Doris Burd and Doris
Okerson. Carl Pierce leaves his friendly ways to Frank Newman.
Carleton Sacco and Ioe Lemansky leave their height to Douglas Meyers and
Robert Benington. Leona Kravitz leaves her joking ability to Elizabeth New-
man. lames Robinson bequeaths his good looks to Stanley Kravitz. Adolph and
loe Porto leave their golfing ability to Ben Eckman. Robert Lewis bestows upon
good at figures. Bob Voorhees leaves his social position to his brother who will
keep up the family name. Ted Wilson and Robert Carr leave their stylish way
of dressing to Ed Palmer and George Conklin. Bette Shaak leaves her giggle to
all the fun-loving luniors. Robert Bossett wills his memories of Washington to
Sammie Franklin. Sam's fond of a good time, too, Fred Morton leaves his
fondness of hospitals to any lunior having an interest in this profession. Mar-
ion Brisben leaves her noisiness to Anna Combs. Alfred Booth leaves his
fondness of milk to Iennings Beckwith, We leave Betty Cook's surprising ways
to Pat Whelan and Grant Ehret's odd ways to Herman Eitzner. Lucille Ander-
son and Iames Bennett leave their over--whelming energy to Rhoda Rey-
nolds and Wesley Moon. Wyndham Peck leaves his fondness of baseball to
Ruben Segall. Dorothy Disbrow and Paul Zelek grant their brain-matter to
Stanley Patterson and Ruth White. Malvin Artley bestows his violin ability
to Iohn Zawyrt, who needs a pastime so 'tis said.
The other members of the class leave their individual traits and char-
acteristics to all underclassmen in hopes that they will be appreciated and!
used with as much success as they have been during our four high school
Thus we the Class have heard the call,
ln full accordance with the law,
Have signed and sealed this last decree
In presence of the Faculty.
Witnesses. HONORABLE STEPHEN I. PETROKUBI
lUDGE MATTHEW L. CIRCOLO
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While strolling on the boardwalk we meet a fine-looking gentleman who
approaches us with the idea of taking a trip to Bermuda. After a few minutes
of conversation, we are surprised to learn that the persuasive man is none
other than our old class president, Charles Truax. After purchasing tickets
and placing our car aboard the steamship, we find that the captain of this
liner is Iames Bennett. lim looks very dignified in his uniform. We are cer-
tainly pleased to learn that Clarence Fishler is the ship's purser. Clarence
has a hard job taking care of all foreign exchanges but he says he doesn't
mind the work because he deals with such notables as Iohn P. Holmes. one
of New York's leading brokers. ln charge of Athletics, aboard the luxurious
liner are Raymond Iohnson. one of the few who were appointed to the All-
American Football Team and Iean Hoskins, the new olympic swimming
champion. Head waiter aboard the "Monarch of Bermuda" is Ike Richardson.
After a delightful trip, we finally arrive at our destination. Here we
chance to hire as guide, Harold Showers. who points out to us an exclusive
girls' school which is operated by our original master mind, Dorothy Disbrow.
Dorothy says she is having a wonderful time managing and directing the
activities. ln the midst of the business section, Harold points out to us Doctor
Ioe Height's office, where Nancy Mehler is employed as nurse and Margaret
Iustice as secretary. That evening, we are invited to attend a dinner and
dance at the British Embassy. To our amazement, we find the Attorney Gen-
eral's wife to be our gracious lady, Reba Holman. Reba is doing splendid
work entertaining her guests with specialty dances by King Sargent. As we
look to the right we find two good-looking men who are attired in full dress
uniforms. We are happy to learn that one of them is Iohn Horne, commander-
in-chief of the Bermuda Police Force, while the other is the noted statesman
and diplomat Paul Zelek. My, My, there are so many celebrated persons here
this evening that we don't know where to focus our attention next. As it is
late it is necessary for us to leave our charming hostess so that we shall be
prepared for our last day in Bermuda. When we arrive at the hotel, tired
and weary after an eventful day, the clerk, Robert Carr, informs us that there
is a message from the garage man, Harry Trotter, saying that our car, which
we had left there the day before, was ready for use. Early the next morning,
We started visiting the interesting sights on the outskirts of the city. Soon we
find a huge white building with the name of Porto Brothers Golf Club Manu-
facturing Company, in large letters. As that name appears to be very famil-
iar, we stop and go inside. Here we find several familiar faces. Acting as
secretaries, are Doris Pierce, Helen Combs, Ellen Morton. and Ellen Minier.
The firm's business manager is Willard Skellinger. Leaving our class mates,
we return to the boat where we set sail for Norfolk, Va.
Arriving in the city, we are greeted by photographers, Edward Walzer
and Paul Nutt. Winnie Mills and Lucille Anderson, star reporters for the Vir-
ginia Daily, appear on the scene and are eager to write a story concerning
the whereabouts of our senior class. Ianet Markle, who has replaced Dorothy
Thompson as the world's most outstanding woman columnist, is also on hand
to greet us. While riding through the business section of Norfolk enroute to
Baltimore, we encounter the former Dot Williams and Ruth Iohnson who are
also visitors. After a few minutes of conversation we learn that Willard Em-
bley has just been appointed Secretary of Agriculture. They tell us that
Elsie Vanderhoef and Betty Shaak are directors of a new magazine entitled
"Cheering and Why." Aiding them in this undertaking are Peggy Gifford as
publicity manager, Olga Krott as business manager, and Haniet Dey as
Soon we depart for Baltimore. Here to our amazement, we find Louis
Whelan, is operating an ultra-modern television shop. As we approach the
store we hear a newsflash coming in saying that Edward Gilford, forest
ranger, has just saved the lives of two social workers, Mary Flippen and
Nellie Watson, while they were touring through the Earl Heulitt forest reser-
iilaticgn. Dr. Ioseph Lemansky, a noted chiropodist was the the first to discover
t e ire.
Having accounted for every one of our classmates we drive back to
New York, tired but happy, to be able to report that the class which graduated
from Manasquan High School in 1939, has achieved financial and personal
success beyond all our hopes.
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