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t e Scutta cnifrt i?959 'Pteaented dy t£e Senior (££044. HIGH SCHOOL CONSHOHOCKEN, PENNSYLVANIA4 d m i n is t rat mi and Faculty I ClassesrZeack us O Cord for all Christ, the Source of all our knowledge, is our Teacher. This great, big, wonderful world of "ours" is His world. It was first conceived in His divine Mind. To study His world without studying Him who created it is to ignore the whole meaning of the universe. As we grope our way forward day by day, learning more and more of the wonders of the world around us, probing its atoms, searching its skies for more wonders, our Guide should be—must be—the Christ who would have us know why it all exists. In the measure that our lives as they are lived from day to day become like His—never reaching the Perfection that is uniquely His own but always patterned after it— we approach our goal ... a life on earth lived as Christ would have lived it! A good life, a happy life, and at its end an eternal life filled with those things that only a Christ can provide. Zhy ways others lead to destruction;Dedication We dedicate our book to those by whom we have been taught-. TO OUR PARENTS—to Mother and Dad who from the beginning of our lives have counseled us to do always what is good. We are your children, grateful beyond measure. May every accomplishment of our lives bring the light of pride and admiration to your eyes and add to the store of fond memories in your hearts. TO OUR SPIRITUAL GUIDES—to those whom God has chosen to direct us in the Church. Guided by the Spirit of Wisdom and of Truth, you have delivered us from the hollowness of an "education" that bends the spirit to an abject adoration of the material and deludes the mind with its idiotic fascination for quantity. You have guided our steps onto the path that leads to God. May we never abandon it. TO OUR TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOM—who have taught us that the world is our textbook and that its every lesson is a restatement of the one great lesson; namely, that God is the Author of our book and that the purpose and utility of any book is to raise to the level of the author the spirit of him who reads. May we always earn high honors in this first of the three R's.HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN XXIII May we ... O Lord, be gladdened by the wonderful grace of Thy majesty in granting us a pontiff who shall instruct Thy people by his virtues and fill the souls of the faithful with supernatural fragrance. Postcommunion of the Mass for the election of a Pope.The students of St. Matthew's High School join with our principal. Father Walter Laut, and the Faculty in offering our sincere and most cordial congratulations to our beloved "Archbishop O'Hara" on his elevation to the dignity of the cardinalate by His Holiness, Pope John XXIII. May God give him graces in superabundance to fulfill the duties of his exalted office. ... faithful to theTHE MOST REVEREND J. CARROLL McCORMICK, D.D. Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia Titular Bishop of Ruspae THE MOST REVEREND JOSEPH M. McSHEA, D.D. Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia Titular Bishop of Mina injunction of Christ... to go and teach THE RIGHT REVEREND MONSIGNOR EDWARD M. REILLY, J.C.D. Superintendent of Schools THE REVEREND JOHN J. GRAHAM THE REVEREND FREDERICK J. STEVENSON Assistant Superintendent of Schools Assistant Superintendent of Schoolsin Mis Marne REVEREND WALTER LAUT, our principal, whose enlightened leadership and unselfish dedication to duty are synonymous with the progress and lofty standards of St. Matthew s High School. An artist catches some snatch of the beauty of nature by looking again and again at the subject he is intent to depict, to the end that he will not omit one detail of the perfection of God's mosaic of splendor. We, too, are artists who claim to copy the pattern of our Master who exhorts us to "Learn of Me." If we are faithful to this practice, then duty demands that we envision our Divine Model and Exemplar so that we reproduce on the canvas of our character all the virtues that will form us into the image and likeness of Christ. Goodness is so wonderfully contagious, and why are we not blessed more deeply with so holy an epidemic wherein saints are infected with the germ of good—for self, for society, and for the Kingdom of God? God grant that we learn the lesson of faith wherein we can sacrifice by self-abnegation; hope wherein we can walk in a pathway illuminated by confidence in God's grace; and love that is chastened by learning of Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Sincerely yours in Christ,Our Faculty THE REVEREND WALTER LAUT; Principal THE REVEREND JOSEPH A. SCHNORR; Religion THE REVEREND JOSEPH T. SCHUSTER; Religion, Latin THE REVEREND EDWARD T. DZIADOSZ; Religion, English SISTER LOUIS GONZAGA, S.S.J.; English SISTER EUPHROSINE, C.S.B.; Biology, Physics, Geometry SISTER THERESE AGNES, I.H.M.; Business SISTER HELEN REGINA, S.S.J.; English, U. S. History SISTER MARY PRAXEDES, C.S.B.; Latin, English SISTER ROSE IMMACULEE, I.H.M.; U. S. History, English, Business Arithmetic SISTER WILLIAM JOSEPH, S.S.J.; Prefect of Discipline, Latin SISTER MIRIAM de SALES, S.S.J.; Guidance Counselor, Business SISTER RITA ALOYSIA, S.S.J.; Mathematics SISTER MARY MAXIMA, C.S.B.; Home Economics, Family Living, Health, Guidance SISTER AGNES de SALES, S.S.J.; Librarian, Mechanical Drawing, Clerical Studies SISTER MARIE DOROTHY, S.S.J.; Music, English SISTER MARY SHARON, C.S.B.; Spanish, English, World History SISTER JOHN BAPTIST, S.S.J.; Chemistry, Biology, General Science SISTER ALOYSIUS GONZAGA, S.S.J.; French, English MR. WILLIAM DUGAN; Religion MR. WILLIAM BRANNAU; World History, National Problems MR. AARON ZAJAC; Algebra, Business ArithmeticRev. Joseph A. Schnorr Rev. Joseph T. Schuster Rev. Edward T. Dziadosz Sister Marie Dorothy, S.S.J. Sister Mary Maxima, C.S.B,.. . who have dedicated themselve 16to the noble task 17of instructing othersPERSONABLE PERSONNELRELIGION ENGLISH MATHEMATICS SCIENCE LANGUAGES SOCIAL SCIENCE BUSINESS HOME ECONOMICS TECHNICAL SCIENCESCLASSES All our studies are directed to the attaining of a Christian Education, that total which goes far beyond the sum of all its parts. Though we approach the goal in varying degrees—for the whole span can be encompassed by no one—each, according to his ability and application, finds enjoyment in the fascinating process and fulfillment in his accomplishments. 21Bernard irte Narwicz answers Father Schuster's question concerning the forms of worship studied in Religion III. 22 Father Schnorr discusses the "proofs of Divine Revelation" In his Religion class.RELIGION In the symphony of our student-life here at St. Matthew's the spirit of Christ runs like a dominant theme. Religion is our major subject; yet it is not a subject but a leavening ingredient permeating everything we do "until the whole is leavened." Mr. Dugan questions Mary Maher on the decrees of the Council of Trent. Do the faces of the.Sophomores show interest, apprehension, or sympathy? Father Dziadosz hears James Tomarelli's confession. Confessions are heard every morning at St. Matthew's.ENGLISH Clear and forceful expression conforms to the structure of English grammar. Through language we share knowledge that is our birthright. When, at last, we feel at home in our own language we begin to acquire a facility in self-expression and a refinement of taste which develop in us an artistic sense and a genuine appreciation of great literature—"passionate and noble deeds to their own music chanted." Sister Helen Regina explains the correct use of pronouns to Edward Hanger whom she has asked to explain the correct use of pronouns.From the expressions on the faces of Sister Marie Dorothy and Francis O'Donnell, Eileen Gallagher's explanation of verbals must be unique. Bernard Johnson emcees a forum of seventeenth century writers in Literature III class. Andrea Dippolito is searching happily in the library for one of the books required in her English class. SCIENCE Rosalie Kusso, Stanley Kobus, Roberta Duda, Patrick Tweedy, and Joseph Puzyn experiment with Tesla coil, constructed by a student of last year's class. In our science labs Chemistry students cook up some weird concoctions in performing their experiments. We can rarely guess what they are making but we know it isn't "Evening in Paris." Potential engineers learn the fundamental principles of such physical phenomena as light, heat, sound, force, and electricity. Biologists explore the ever fascinating mystery of life from its simplest form in microscopic creatures to God's masterpiece of earthly creation- man.s4fo t4- 'SciK4 t Kathleen Mullen, Carolyn Birch, Kathleen Urban, Irwin Westerfer, and James Farrell feed the hampster which has the life of "Rile ' in their Biology class. Physics students, Richard Sullivan, John Costa, Thomas Fabiani, Patricia Stroud, Richard DiCiurcio, Constance Koldys, William McMahon, and Mary O'Donnell perform various experiments in static electricity. Carolyn Cassel watches the condensation of water vapor in ihe distillation of water, an experiment in Sister John Baptist's General Science class.Mr. Zajac explains bask method of working any percentage problem. Mathematical training provides us with the mental equipment we must bring not only to the experimental method used in other sciences, but also to the intelligent analysis and solution of the practical problems of every day. Our curriculum offers us courses in business arithmetic, algebra, plane and solid geometry, and trigonometry. And should a student's yen for exploring the rarer atmosphere of math not be satisfied, Sister Rita Aloysia, advisor of our Math Club will take him aloft but we urgently suggest a space suit. Joseph Puzyn and Rosalie Russo solve a problem in Trig.With Sister Rita Aloysia's explanations even algebra becomes easy. John Ounswor h demonstrates to students of solid geometry that planes perpendicular to a given plane are not necessarily parallel. William Pohle attempts to prove that tangents to a circle from a single external point are equal. MATHEMATICS 29SOCIAL SCIENCES "Old events have modern meanings . . . " Against the backdrop of history many of our current problems prove to be old ones in modern dress. And in attempting to evaluate them if not, indeed, to solve them, we begin to understand the forces that influence men's actions and how these same forces affect our own lives. Thus we prepare for intelligent participation in the affairs of mature citizenry. Joseph Farrell and Mary Jo Staniszewski salute the flag. Mr. Brannau discusses corporations and monopolies in National Problems class.A pause to clarify an important point catches Sister Helen Regina's American History class—but not unaware! Freshmen in Sister Maxima's Guidance class discuss the qualities proper to teachers and students. Edwin Steer's views are thoughtfully considered by Henry Wright, Ann Tole, Joyce Sobofka, and James Pultorak, chairman of the discussion. Sister Rose Immac-ulee's Junior class prepare to become true American observers, enlightened citizens of the future.Maryellen Gibson's illustration of indirect dis- Sister Praxedes explains subjunctive mood to Gerald Hamaday in Latin I class, course looks interesting to us but what is aDsorb-ing the interest of the boys in the Latin III class? Through the study of language we develop an insight into the lives and problems of other people; we acquire a means of communicating with them, of understanding their standards of values, and of enriching our own lives through the broadening of our mental and cultural horizons. Our classical studies enable us to behold "the glory that was Greece and the splendor that was Rome" and sharpen our view of modern life against the backdrop of ancient culture. French I students go shopping "en fran ais." David Cronin and David Cavanaugh discuss the merits of guns "pour la chasse" while Alice Rakowski discusses the purchase of a "sac a main" with Joan Regan.Orthographic changing verbs aren't quite so confusing as they appear from the looks of these Spanish II students. Lorraine Bakula flashes the troublesome verb "averiguar" as Theresa Terlowska awaits her turn to challenge the students with the next one. LANGUAGES CLASSICAL AND MODERN Sister Sharon's Spanish I class hearing recordings "en Espanol.'BUSINESS Business is busyness for our commercial students who work earnestly with an eye to a career in the modern world of wholesale and retail commodity selling, credit and exchange, banking, investment, and—let's face it courageously—taxes. 34 What has Joan Deuber dictated to Gloria Camaioni that is so amusing to Patricia Marks and Margaret Costello?Dolores Duff's explanation of adjusting entries has caught the interest of the class. These future secretaries have learned to concentrate on their transcriptions. Office Practice will make Patricia Bums, Rosemarie Denno, and Carol Deger feel at ease in any office.In a comprehensive series of courses, our Home Economic students are taught the benefits of good nutrition and how to obtain it; good grooming, both mental and physical; good manners and their relationship to personality; in fact, all those qualities and social values which prepare them for well integrated and happy Christian social and family living. The Senior girls survey their work es Sr. Maxima notes the delicate touches that make table placement an art. From left to right the girls have arranged tables for a buffet, tea, luncheon, breakfast, and formal dinner. 36Interest is seldom diverted as these Sophomores solve the problems of family living. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________37 Seniors model clothing they have made. Left to right: Roberta Duda, Claire Schwab, Jeanette Santoni, Mary Kay Dalgliesh, Barbara Kriebel, Patricia Stroud, Rosemary Cronin. HOME ECONOMICS The girls choose the library as an informal setting to display their fashions.John Lambert, Nancy Westerfer, and John Welsh perform their assignments in Clerical Studies. TECHNICAL SCIENCES Technical sciences train students' thought and judgment in connection with actual life situations. They provide experience not only in the use of things, but also in the use of ideas to solve the practical problems of everyday living. Students use our library facilities to find answers to questions provoked by class discussions, to investigate subjects, gather data, check references, or to ponder over "many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore."John Bielawski, the doctor, assisted by his nurse, Carolyn Coscia, bandages Mary Ann Bersaglia's finger using his best chairside manner. Joseph Vishio and Joseph Oscar, future draftsmen perhaps, discuss a problem in Mechanical Drawing.SPORTS Pardon us while we adjust our halos. We've been canonized this year. And what with our new name, "Saints," well, you understand . . . "noblesse oblige." If we seem a little puffed up it's because we are walking on the clouds. And though we've had to bite the stardust now and then, we've had a good season whose biggest measure of success was in the fields of sportsmanship, loyalty, and school spirit. 41, PA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4. 1958. Ambler Win; Spartans Lose ★ ★★ ★ ★★★★ ★ Hi ah and Sit Matt’s Fiu fiig One ;nev Old valry imorrow p Kenrick invades Con-cken for renewal of a ul football series with fatthew’s in the Iron- THE SAINTS—FIRST ROW: S. Stanek, W. Haines, R. DiRico, J. Neve, P. DiDonato, F. Amone, J. Bamyock, T. Camasso. SECOND ROW: M. Stalone, J. Schools, G. lochetto, J. Bello, M. Wilson, E. Hanger, C. Fazio, L. Jankowski. THIRD ROW: Coach Brannau, J. Nowak, D. Clark, J. Zbyzinski, C. Bielawski, J. Storti, J. Knaecke, C. Cooper, Coach Hissner. TOP ROW: J. Kilgallon, R. Bowman, J. Jampo, J. Ward, D. O'Brien, A. Moore, R. Schulze, J. Pasqualini. ■ IVJ I 1WTV :e Saints; Knights' rches Stopped Short ng itself equal to ad-! C|. Mntf'c St. Matthew's Highc ® ItIwII 3 Cenrick High and St. Matthew’s jlreco flexes his muscle to insure tmrAs tomorrow At rieht, Francis Stun football team rallied j last-quarter touch-yesterday to vanquish seph’s, 14-6, before t Camden, after the ed by six points for criods. Haines’ 47-yard run Guard Jim Neve to the hero’s mantle e placekicked the ex-nt for a 7-6 margin, r, George Lrcbcttp, lispensable blocking j deled a second tally f nutes before the final r; on a three - yard ’ Continued from Page 11 out incident or score as St Matt’s had a potential drive-nipped at the JKenricks 40 when Fran Mascara recovered a fumble for the Knights. The Knights, inr turn, were halted at the Saint 19rer on by a stubborn defensive wall. In the final stanza the heart-throbber began to gain momentum and the fans, none the weaker for their shouting, jumped to their feet for the finale. Falcone kicked to the St. Matt 4 and the victory drive was on. In three plays. Haines bolted his way down to the Kenrick 30 DiRico rammed his way to the 24 f-and in five more assaults the Saints were on the Knights 4 and overpowering the Kenrick line at El every turn. On first down DiRico bucked his way to the 1, and on secon i rashe jWoi h le- nina arolina Tatum happy nts by luck ?d The beaten r the uthem Kenri no ga was was la tual ag Dinner More than 500 guests and friends of St. Matthew High | School football gathered in Tracy Hall last night to j ete the new Eastern Pennsylvania Catholic League champions. The climax of the occasion was | presentation of the Burgess James : Mellon trophy for the most valu-j able player to Bill Haines by Coach Bill Brannau. ;h Dan Hoey’s Goldei Knights will be endeavoring u pierce a barrier that has deprived a Norristown parochial unit froa en Riv uusvu out mannau s will be making every effor keep their turf record this particular sen»A Wit rivalry dates back original!: tonight, btf :t for Sunday by mu-:emcnt of both schools Kenrick gridmen will bt empting to stretch an eight me winning streak, three fl which they have chalked up tfu season. St. Matt’s has suffer?: one loss and honors one tie. The neighborhood rivalry ale will be an Eastern Pennsylvan i Catholic League encounter. Bisho; Kenrick, which was co-cham; with St. Matt's In 1956. is tt sole defending champion thu year. Hoey and the Kenrick fans ill rest hopes of a history-makic; victory on Frank Perglne and Er Jaggers on the offensive outpost1 Anthony Greco and Tom Molnr at the tackle slots, with Nic-Dadonna and Dave DiLulcia ■ guards. Captain Chuck Donaht will be the snapper. The Golden Knight touchdown task force will combim the running abilities of Harr? Natalini, Ricky Falcone, Bobby ’Byrnes and Richy Troilo and tb passing talents of Pete (Golder Arm) Augustine. Defensively, the Knights v ? of the area’s greatest ies takes center stage •row afternoon when s Community Stadium, ff is 2 o’clock.iary invention. Pfjncip; Polici I Loch __ ST. “Ends—Bielc Tackles—Cl ski. Stortl. Guards — Backs — I Donato, Faz Lochetto, 8cfc 6 A. Ends — M; Tackles — Guards — Allen. Centers — 1 Backs — L McCormick. T her bel Ihe goal j Campbell lor assist The lay Frank 1 a shot the net. Gillson Owen senior le«' he never biers app him from first peri ihake onh ■on had t • • The 1515-pound President's tlefon a tiger l the tall ed up with 148-pc a third period Hkmi . . . muu tried a sneak pmm'li while ref- as selectee which thi ;rticipated mittcd b 10 E Sixth vIlss San Madison S r Festoon “HIS ABILITIES, according to the record, his in- Francis Amone, Coach Hissner, William Haines, Coach Brannau, and Robert DiRico accept trophy at banquet given to honor the "Saints ' but his abilities, achievements, etc., may not have prepared him for such training. Dick Kaminski, who replaced ‘outs in lay get Sever-Kenny ...................would like to get back into action. She plied lowever, i •elying on xy win the arruther 16th Top Anne I festoon to jtle. Tl iward of 1 loon. Lessi •oseltes f 1 inglish-bc jp American nonths of | Since th i best Ai nained to fl ip to Fes V anks. Dr. ardona 1 mlldog, pi ance and 1 particular Ch. Hon dio. a Grc at 172 poi 22 other b the workir 8.30 P. M --- rooked the Presidents’ goose.| But the Ramblers wer t to! make it stick and adr each of the second, ar rkirts. A TetHi Triumph J jJE St. Matts Vie for Title Here Sunday Meet Nativity Of Pottsville; Bow to Sulesianum by Joe Barnyork St. Matthew's High will Attempt to take the Eastern Pennsylvaniai Catholic League championship at 2; Sunday against Nativity High of -Pottsville at Community Field, 11th J Ave. and Harry St. Coach Bill Brannau’s Saints have' a 4-2-1 record. lenitriY s p o R s Leaniny .. bulletin Hawks Oppose Penn Tonight In City Series 'DAY, FEB. 11, 1959 45 ame Their four-game winning streaky ?f r! rain-suited was halted Sunday by Salesianum 14-0 In a game at Wilmington. The Sallies scored period on a 33-yard Guard Frank final period on a by Gene fumble on the ball undeff By Li DR. CLYDE VROMAN, direct University of Michigan, told this stoij A promising high school athlete was talk,., who was a parochial school teacher. They ing his future and the probability of his “I want a scholarship,” said the boy. ‘‘Oh, are you a scholai nun asked. Dr. Vroman was at the 43d National Schools ____ Hall. lA rrent De- Villanova Opens Palestra Twin Bill Aqainst Canisrus In the asked if he meant to he wouldn’t lean a little to admit a good athlete to Michigan. “Of course we will lean a little toward the good athlete, just as we lean toward any boy who has that something to give us the extra mile, provided, of course, he Ed Pollock head a T toil and arc city ond half of me mio-. .4ball pro- ' gram. In the 7.30 opener, VUlanova (15-4 takes on Canifriu (6-10) in the Wildcats’ return home ♦after a trip which saw them lose I j at Duquesne. then boat St. Fran-jcis. of Lore!to. at Altoona in! j their best performance of the 'season. | | St. Josl a tie fori (pulling t | beating the HaW St. Matthew High School ath only a itetic teams will be known as th maiHfftg Saints' in the future instead o Penn vt{ the ‘Mirrors it was announce race intd today by Rev. Water Laut. prin New Identity Tag For St. Matt High Hnal fu.Conshohocken Trophy JOE BARNYOCK Back BILL HAINES Back PAT Dl DONATO Back TOM CAMASSO Center LEN JANKOWSKI GuardBOB DIRICO Back ED STANEK End Eastern Penna. Trophy JOE NOWAK End 45 JIM NEVE Guard FRAN ARNONE TackleSMHS .13 Notre Dame 7 SMHS 0 Salesianum 14 SMHS 33 Nativity ..... 0 SMHS 37 Gloucester 7 SMHS. 26 Conshy High ..... 6 Haines sprints for paydirt. Nowak wraps up a first down against the Vikings of Allentown. Bobby DiRico's version of the lonesome back. CHUCK COOPER In the mud DiRico circles right end with help from Stanek and Lochetto. 46The Champs pay tribute to Our Lord. Haines on the move. The day the Saints were crowned.Serious moments of decision at season's opener with Allentown. Lochetto shows some determination. SMHS_______ 7 SMHS________0 SMHS_______12 SMHS_______20 SMHS________14 Allentown _________ 7 St. Joe's Prep ___ 18 Kenrick_____________7 Reading ___________ 6 St. Joe's, Camd. .. 6 DiRico picks up key block from DiDonato as he circles left end. 48Joe Nowak—Relax! This pass was meant for me. Mr. Brannau gives instructions before the big one with Conshy. Line coach, Albert Hissner, Skippy Fazio, and John Storti just before the battle. A sad knight loses his armor. 49HURRAHS ANI The band led by Mary O'Byrne encouraged the team before our Thanksgiving game with Conshohocken. Mary, keeping in time to the music of the band, provided delightful half-time entertainment. Captain, Kay Galette, surrounded by all the cheerleaders. When the Saints go marching in. Three cheers for the greatest team of all. 50 Our two saints and the new boy cheerleaders brought us good luck in our victory over Bishop Kenrick, our chief rival.HONORS A banquet honoring our "Saints" climaxed a season of hard work on the field backed by the loyal support of the student body. To our cheerleaders and band members belongs no small part of the praise and recognition expressed in the granting of trophies to the outstanding players. Behind each winning play was the tremendous force of wholehearted enthusiasm pleading for victory. William Haines receives the Burgess James Mellon Trophy from Coach Brannau. Joseph Bamyock looks on as Coach Brannau displays the sweater given to team members. 1959—JOSEPH BARNYOCK Mr. John Fisher, President of the Lions Club, presents the Lions Club Trophy. 51Let it fly. Skip. Ben Kenny lays one in. Mike Wilson comes in for a perfect landing. VARSITY IN ACTIONIt looks like George Lochetto is going for a touchdown. ROW 1: Skip Higgins. Jack Knaecke, George Schools. Denny Clark, and Mike Campbell. ROW 2: Ben Kenny, Joe Bemyock, Tom McBreen, and George Lochetto. ROW 3: Mike Wilson and Tom Kenny. ROW 4: Father Dziadosz, Moderator, and Aaron Zaiac. Coach. Our team, under Coach Aaron Zajac, awaited the opening game with much enthusiasm and high hopes for a successful season. Our hopes were dashed but our spirits survived. The scores don't tell the whole story . . . the grit and determination in the face of discouragement; the moral victories not chalked up on the scoreboard; and the lessons in sportsmanship learned best when the chips are down. SEASON RECORD S.M.H.S. 32 Malvern Prep 63 S.M.H.S. .42 Malvern Prep _ 63 ' S.M.H.S. 30 Pius X 47 + S.M.H.S .31 Reading Central Cath. 42 S.M.H.S 34 Pottstown High 66 (tournament) + S.M.H.S. 38 Notre Dame 45 +S.M H.S 60 Bishop Kenrick 65 S M.H.S. 62 St. Katherine 30 S.M.H.S -.53 Bishop Shanahan 44 + S.M.H.S 64 Nativity B.V.M. _ 32 S.M.H.S. 71 Lansdale . ... . 75 S.M.H.S. ..... 36 Bethlehem Catholic . . 68 + S.M.H.S. _ 45 Bishop Kenrick . . 65 +S.M.H.S. ..... 46 Notre Dame 49 S.M.H.S. 49 Pius X .. 75 S.M.H.S. 60 Lansdale Catholic 57 S.M.H.S. . . 83 St. Katherine - 39 S.M.H.S. 59 Bishop Shanahan 61 S.M.H.S 64 Bethlehem Catholic . 73 + S.M.H.S 45 Reading Central Cath. _ 57 S.M.H.S. 58 Conshohocken High 60 (Borough Championship) S.M.H.S. 55 P.S.D. 60 Philadelphia Suburban Catholic League + Eastern Pennsylvania Catholic League tom McBreen goes high tor a sure two pointer.pk n m Mary O'Donnell guards Pat Gallagher in her attempt to get the ball across the court to our forwards. VARSITY FIRST ROW: Patricia Timbario, Jo Ellen Obrecht, Mrs. Peter Terpeluk, Coach, Mary O'Byme, Patricia Gallagher. SECOND ROW: Joanne O'Donnell, Sandra Casavecchi, Maryellen Gibson, Constance Koldys, Patricia Stroud. THIRD ROW: Mary Maher, Elizabeth Walsh, Mary Ellen Freas, Mary O'Donnell. FOURTH ROW: Carole Foster, Susan Dalgliesh, Marie Jordan.FAIR SENIOR VARSITY, FIRST ROW: Patricia Gallagher, Constance Koldys, Mary O'Byrne, Mary O'Donnell. SECOND ROW: Maryellen Gibson, Kathleen O'Brien, Patricia Stroud. as Marie Jordan goes for a layup shot. Maryellen Gibson, in a tight squeeze, shoots for the basket while Mary O'Byme rushes to her aid.56 Sal Caputo sends the ball down the alley. Maryann Jampo is high scorer in the "distaff" section. Joan lorenski chooses her ball as her teammates wish her luck. RIGHT DOWN OUR ALLEY (Ridge Bowling Academy) Joseph Bello, Joseph Litewka, and John Welsh check on Sal Caputo, scorekeeper.EACH LAD WITH HIS DAD On March 2 our Parent Booster Association sponsored a Father-Son Sports Night. The list of guests reads like a page from "Who's Who": Tommy Loughran, nationally known boxer; Jim Katca-vage, of the New York Giants; Jack Kelly, Jr. Olympic rowing star; Bill Hyndmann, topflight amateur golfer; Ron Delaney, Villanova's Olympic track star; Frank Spaniel and Bill Whiteside, Golden Domers; Joe Kirk, swimming coach at LaSalle; "Red" McCarthy; and George Bertelsman, track coach, St. Joseph's College. Holy Communion was a perfect prelude to a night of entertainment enjoyed by the boys and their fathers. Tommy Loughran holds the Communion plate for Father Laut. left to right: Jack Kelly, Jr., William J. Brannau, Robert Ehlinger, William Hynd-man, Father laut. Tommy loughran, Bill Whiteside, Frank Spaniel, Roy Delany, and Jim Katcavage.Early Spring practice! Comments: Why isn't the ball bigger? Oooh, ow; it stings! I should have stayed home. But from this group the backbone of the squad will be built. BASEBALL "Crrrr—ack aaa—ah," surer sign than daffodils and Easter bonnets that the long, cold winter has succumbed to the charms of spring. The Saints under their new coach, Mr. Pat Carabba, hope, with eight veterans returning, to better their last year's record of nine wins and five losses. Good luck, boys. Skip Higgins and Joe Bocutti Tony MooreFORENSICS CLUBS MIRROR AIDES SAMASCRIPTACTIVITIES Sensitive as a mother to a baby's cry are we to the almost inaudible click that precedes Father Laut's "Announcements" at the end of eighth period. Melodines, amateur golf, landscape gardening, science fair, dance committees, detention, (for even that's an activity extracurricular) Red Cross, poster contest, play practice,... the list is long and the time so very short... we marvel that we can pack so much fun and valuable experience into our after-school days. These are not the basic fare of our education but they add piquancy and flavor. Learning would be savorless indeed without them.Senior debaters go into action in preparation for the Philadelphia finals. John Hamaday and Joseph Bielecki hold a cross-questioning session. John Costa and Gennaro Cia-varelli listen, ready to give a critique when the questioning period is over. Charlotte McCarron and Mary Beth Ferenchak with two visiting orators pore over their notes before the Original Oratory Tournament. Novice debaters search for evidence. Standing: Anthony Zinni and James Pultorak. Seated: Anthony Di Fusco, Joseph Sclafani, and John Kelley.SOCIETY The Kinahan Society, named for Father Kinahan, founder of St. Matthew's High School in 1865, was organized six years ago under the sponsorship of Sister Miriam de Sales. It is affiliated with the National Catholic Forensic League and participates in all its activities. Over the years the society has prepared debaters now active in local and distant colleges. Our orators and debaters with admirable determination and enthusiasm have maintained a high standing in the league and have won as a matter of course, the coveted invitation to national competition every year. This requires a ranking among the top five competitors. IMI Graduating Kinahans, John Costa, Ronald Galarus, Maryellen Gibson, and Gennaro Ciavarelli, hope to see Washington for-ensic action in the National Finals. Interested moderators talk "shop" as they await results after the third round in St. Matthew's Original Oratory Tournament.CLUBS 'But Mother, this is a very important meeting." Believe it or not, some students are not satisfied with the usual five hour schedule. These scholars have organized into clubs which, in some cases, remind us of the discussion groups of the "enlightenment." All work and no play, they say, makes Jack dull. But if that is so, our club members must have lots of fun. They're anything but dull boys and girls. Mr. Angrabe illustrates graphically for members of his Logic Club the fundamental principle of the learning process. Patrick Tweedy discusses with members of the Math Club a figure having one surface —the Moebi-us strip.At a meeting of the Biology Club under the direction of Sister Euphrosine, Irvin Westerfer exhibits a flare which seems to frighten the other members. Felicia Jemionek and Anita Bobenrieth are pleased with Carol Rosenberry's choice of a French record. Daniel O'Brien explains to Gerald Levinski how crystals have formed inside bottle. James Pieklo and Wayne Mattson examine crystals they have made under bioscope. Sister John Baptist is moderator of the Chemistry Club. 65MIRROR The Mirror, our school paper, is issued quarterly under the direction and supervision of Sister Helen Regina. As its name implies, the Mirror is a reflection of the atmosphere of St. Matt's and the attitudes and ideals of our students. Mirror reporter, Marie Costello, interviews St. Matt's Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow, Roberta Duda, for a current article in the Mirror. Mr. Ronald Angrabe, our new history teacher, discusses with Priscilla Kobus-zewska, reporter, his early impressions of St. Matt's . . . Post Scriptum—They're very favorable. 66Patricia Zollo and Patricia Higgins peer through milady's "Mirror." David Fondots, editor, explains the necessity for proof reading in newspaper work to Felicia Jemionek and Jacqueline Dougherty. THE MIRROR STAFF, STANDING: Richard Campbell. Bob Pat el , “"fT Higgins. SEATED: Jacqueline Doug rty, Felicia Jemonek. Leona Hereby M«yellen Fmas. toll. Kot zewska, and David Fondots, work diligently to meet a quickly approaching deadloe. 67SERVICE 11faictaci4lcf tyvatefrMcf deceive Exercising their duties cheerfully is a must for library aides, Pat Skiba, Pat Stroid, Elizabeth Mallon, Marlene Stuchinski, and Mary Maher. K. P. duty in the cafeteria has its compensations for Marlene Stuchinski, Mary O'Byme, Kay Galette, Jackie Sniegowski, and Mary McAvoy. St. Matt's corridors and stairs get special attention from this group whose members change daily with the detention list. 68Mary Burke and Muriel Clark both agree that "the customer is always right." John Kelley and Michael Ford, our faithful altar boys, assist Father with weekly and daily Mass. Cutting stencils and mimeographing are only a few of the jobs of Cathy Bengen, Muriel Clark, Gloria Camaioni, and Mary Lou Carney. Sacristans, Kathleen McFadden, Mary McAvoy, and Judy Muscatello prepare Father's Studies OTice-Barbara Wybranski Maryann Jelesie- wicz, ana V gt. Losteiio. vestments for Mass. 69Assistant Editor Assistant Editor MARGARET COSTELLO Editor-in-chiefSAMASCRIPT The Samascribes of '59 after much thinking, rethinking, thinking-not, writing erasing, rewriting, erasing, measuring, erasing, remeasuring, erasing, planning, discarding, replanning, erasing, sighing, moaning, groaning, and destroying all erasers, hopefully present to you this issue of Samascript. It was hard and exacting work but we learned many lessons not the least of which were patience and perseverance. And we'll always remember the fun we had in "Publications." JOSEPH BARNYOCK RAYMOND CARR ROBERT DIRICO As always, the students seem quite impressed with the new edition of Samascript." ... I BRING YOU GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY Christmas is not just a word to the students of St. Matthew's, who have proved with their beautiful rendition of carols and hymns that thoughts at Christmas are turned to Christ. During the hectic rehearsals under the expert instruction of Sr. Marie Dorothy, a real happiness and enthusiasm was evident. As the individual songs began to take shape, they rekindled the joy and love that warms our hearts at Christmas time. The program included the gay traditional songs and favorite hymns of the season As the curtain parted on the tableau, we were reminded once more of the serenity and holiness of the first Christmas night. We know by the reaction of the student body that is conveyed the fact that the spirit of the Nativity still lives. And the final reward of weeks and months of hard work was the knowledge of having given a gift to Christ on His birthday. The Seniors and Juniors put us in the Christmas mood by taking us for a "Sleigh Ride.'From the Beginning . . . There was nothing but noise and confusion as our orchestra began to take shape . . . V fv ai ST. MATTHEW’ . . . then as the weeks became months, so did the discordant sounds of the trumpets wondrously become harmonious due to the fine teaching ability of Mr. Hasfeld . . . MR. CARL E. SUPPA, Conductor . . . teaching amateurs the mastery of the violin must have required diligent and patient instruction on the part of Mrs. Duthie . . . 74ORCHESTRA The good news spread rapidly. Our school was forming an orchestra. Students looked forward to pleasant hours listening to fine music played by their very own classmates. We remember our disappointment at the first harsh squeaks and scratchings, but gradually we began to recognize the sounds as music. And when our full-fledged orchestra made its debut shortly before Christmas, we realized that another of St. Matthew's "firsts" was an achievement of excellence. . to the End Now there is nothing but satisfaction and appreciation as we enjoy the finished product. . . . under the expert direction of Mr. Rossi, tone . . . Mr. Dell'Osa smiles his approval as these competent clarinet and finger control are finally mastered by these bass players at last achieve the melodious effect that he has strived for . . . players ... 75Orchestras, too, have their "behind the scenes," their many hours of practice, gruelling work, and comical incidents which added together equal much more than appears to the eye. Our orchestra comprises about fifty boys and girls who have been taught by accomplished and dedicated musicians, men and women of culture who 1. BASS: Lucy DiPaolo and Dolores DiCiurcio. 2. VIOLINS: Beth Ferenchak, Suzanne Ominski, Maria Bello, Rosemarie Sosnowy, and Lorraine Santangelo. 3. FLUTES: Nancy Verrone, Joan Regan, Maryann Stanley, Mary Lou D'Apuzzo. 4. PERCUSSION: Mr. D'Amico, Carol Ann Lepera, Joseph Sclafani, and John Bradley. 5. TRUMPETS: John Kelley, Michael Ford, and William lanozzi. 6. SAXOPHONES: Michael Galarus and Robert Starte. CLARINETS: Anthony Zinni, Mary Lou DeSantes, and Janet Brumbaugh. 7. VIOLINS. could not help but instill in their pupils that love and appreciation for beautiful music that has inspired them in their own striving for perfection. Our orchestra members are privileged and well do they prove by their enthusiasm and fine performance that they are appreciative. 761. CELLO: Barbara Travers. 2. VIOLINS: Jerry Kearney, John Ford, John Kelley, and James Farrell. 3. CELLO: Mrs. Martindale and David Fondots. 4. VIOLIN: Mrs. Duthie and John Kelley. 5. FLUTES AND CLARINET: Mr. Dell'Osa, Theresa Rezza, Helen Polkowski, and Maryann Garbacz. 6. BASS: Mr. Rossi and Paul Isabella. 7. AIDES: Sandra Bronchello, Elizaberh Chiccarine, and Bernadette Car-damone. PIANISTS: Annette Candy, Marie Sclafani. 8. TRUMPETS: John Kelley, William lanozzi. TROMBONES: Michael Ford, George DiCiurcio.Couples enjoy dancing at the Sophomore Shamrock Shag.AFOOT Pat Stroud, Lawrencine Mazzoli, Alice Rakowski, Anne Maziarz, Loretta Guld, Maryanne Jelesiewicz, and Loretta Angle make posters for the Sports Hop. Members of the Sophomore Dance Committee: Ben Kenny, Susan Dalgliesh, Dolores Drzymalski, Edward Hanger, Marie Jordan, and James Ward. Time out for a snack. Nancy Clark, Thomaa Kenny, Edward Wethey, and Peggy Kiely anticipate a pleasant evening. £Since Tommy (Frank Apt-acy) and Winnie (Muriel Clark) have been separated while traveling with their respective shows. Tommy wants to be reassured of Winnie's love when they meet at a party in Annie's honor. ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Annie Oakley, an uneducated and uncultured backwoods girl finds herself quite in demand when Charlie Davenport, manager of the Wild West Show, discovers her extraordinary ability at sharpshooting. Charlie is quite taken by Annie's shooting ways but Frank Butler, the star of the show, considers her a dangerous rival. Annie has almost won her way into first billing at the show and consequently out of Frank Butler's heart when Sitting Bull suggests a familiar feminine ruse—Annie suddenly loses her skill and wins Frank Butler. Annie Oakley (Pat Gallagher) is initiated into the Sioux tribe by Chief Sitting Bull (Francis O'Connor).Annie gets her kid brother (Dennis O'Brien) and sisters (Carmel Di-Grazio and Antoinette Marino) ready for their first public appearance. Sitting Bull (Francis O'Connor) reads a letter from Frank Butler to Annie (Pat Gallagher) who can't read but is a very smart girl. Annie explains to Sitting Bull that Frank Butler is the star of the show. Cathy Bengen as Annie Oakley 81Mr. Wilson (James Straine) explains to Dolly (Marlene Stuchinski) that the troupe cannot stay at his hotel. Members of the cast also qualify as make-up artists. Left to right: James Neve, Charles Cooper, Pasquale DiDonato, and Richard Campbell. Without the able help of the stagehands the play would not have been a success. Left to right: Thomas Porecca, Thomas Fabiani, Thomas Kane, Walter Rykowski, Gerald Chiccarine, Michael Brennan, Lawrence Nolan, and Joseph Borkowski. In the absence of Father York, Father Kline coaches Frank Aptacy and Muriel Clark as the stage crew and some of the cast look on.The bulletin board kept students posted on their standing in the race for patrons. Those behind the scenes worked just as hard as those out in lights to make the play a success. Joseph Bor-kowski, Lawrence Nolan, Walter Rykowski, and Thomas Kane don't look as if they mind the hard work. Carmel DiGrazio could easily be mistaken “for a little backwoods girl when Father York was finished making her up. The happy faces of the cast spell success as they take their final bows and receive congratulations from Father Laut. 83SAINT Joseph Barnyock, President of the Senior Class. JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVES: Joseph Bielecki, Marie Costello, David Fondots, Jacqueline Dougherty, George Lochetto, Rita Pergine, Robert Schulze, and Theresa Tarlowska. MATTHEW’S FINEST The qualities that make for good citizenship, participation in social and civic affairs on a high level, and enlightened leadership are fostered in our students. Our representatives are chosen in open, popular election. Others, because of scholastic achievement, extraordinary school spirit, or performance of merit deserve special acclaim. We are sorry we cannot include them all. First honor students have a right to be happy—and proud. Mary O'Byrne accepts prize (we had hoped that file box wouldn't look like one) tor soliciting greatest number of patrons for Samascript. Maryellen Gibson came in close second. 84__________________________________________________ REPRESENTATIVES: Sophomore (standing) Benjamin Erwin, Frances Costello, John Jampo, Dolores Drzmalski, John Kilgallon, Kathleen Mullen, Anthony Zinni, Patricia Zimmerman. Freshman (seated) Joseph Dempsey, Susan Carroll, Roger Mattson, Marie Bello, John Bradley, Theresa Rezza.RETREAT Our annual retreat is held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week. It is a triduum of recollection, pcayer, and spiritual refreshment. Our retreat master this year was Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley, Director of Catholic Charities in Philadelphia. His friendliness and understanding attracted us immediately. The time between Monsignor's conferences was devoted to spiritual reading, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, and praying the rosary. We are grateful for this opportunity of growing in God's grace. Monsignor Rilley chats with a few retreatants. a ■ Mnlv Communion during Mass, celebrated each morn- Father Laut distributes noiy ing of retreat. _____ Retreat is closed with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Monsignor speaks to retreatants. 85 MOTHER AND DAUGHTER Patty Burns heads the fashion parade with her Empire waistline, and Deborah Conte looks pretty and feminine in her little frock. Both had a wonderful evening at the supper held to honor our mothers for Mother's Day. Mrs. Edwin Kelley, a graduate of St. Matthew's, presently teaching at Conshohocken High, was our toastmistress. Our guests, Sister Mary Raphael, S.C.M.M.; Mrs. John B. Kelly, mother of Princess Grace; Miss Marie Collins, Eastern Director of Red Cross; and Mrs. Helen Sigel Wilson, championship golfer charmed and delighted us. The Senior girls from the Home Ec Department added the final touch with a showing of their beautiful collection of summer fashions. From left: Mrs. Edwin Kelley, Sister Mary Raphael, Father Laut, Mrs. John B. Kelly, Miss Marie Collins, Mrs. Helen Sigel Wilson. Boys' excellent service is a real treat for mothers and daughters especially when they do not have to think of washing dishes after their delicious dinner. Peggy Schlosman looks cool and comfortable in her smart sheath with flowered cummerbund and jacket to match. Florence Mack chooses stripes for her outfit which will be perfect on a cool summer evening. Senior members of the Home Ec Department with their little friends make a pretty picture as they model their own creations, perfect for summer fun. Mary O'Byrne is ready to travel in her trim sheath which will bring her to her destination looking as neat as when she started out. Marlene Stuchinski will be ensemble. an added attraction to any party with her matching 87MUSIC Springtime at Saint Matthew's is festival time. Our music department regales us each year with a performance that would delight the most discriminating devotee of instrumental and vocal music. The Melodines, Pius X Glee Club, and Orchestra conspired to give us this year, an evening of entertainment of extraordinary quality. Mr. Suppa conducting St. Matthew's Orchestra. Pretty as a picture—Serenaders step back into place to become charming mannequins once again. Pius X Glee Club ga 88festival A beautiful picture has come to life and the Ser enaders delight us with their singing. Finale: in the spirit of patriotic pride, gratitude, and devotion to the ideals of our beloved America, the combined Festival groups, under the direction of Mr. Carl Suppa sing The Red, White, and Blue" composed by Jeno Donath. 89 1 superb performance. Music in the finest tradition.GRADUATION Freedom, relaxation, sweet independence— these are the things we had so often dreamed of during our four years of high school. At long last the great day came. On June 7, 1959 we donned our academic gowns and mortarboards to receive in traditional baccalaureate solemnity the coveted diploma—the Magna Carta of our liberties. But, like most dreams-come-true, ours was a little short of our expectations. Or is it a sign of unalloyed satisfaction when a casual "see you again" sticks like a lump in your throat and you wish you were a three-year-old again because graduates aren't supposed to break down and bawl no matter how happy they feel?SENIOR OFFICERS JOSEPH PAUL BARNYOCK President ROBERT JAMES DIRICO Vice-President 92 PATRICIA ANN GALLAGHER Secretary MARYANNE BLANCHE JELESIEWICZ TreasurerSENIOR REPRESENTATIVES PATRICIA JEAN KNAECKE JOHN FRANCIS HILL EDNA AGNES WARD JOSEPH FRANCIS VISHIO MARYELLEN FRANCES GIBSONOFFICERS AND REPRESENTATIVES JOSEPH P. BARNYOCK "Barny" School spirit plus . . . ''You're seniors now" . . . loves to polka. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee; SAMASCRIPT 4; Representative 3. ROBERT J. DiRICO PATRICIA J. KNAECKE "Bobby" "Patty" "Let me see your notes" . . . first class back . . . masculine physique. Pius X Glee Club 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Bowling 3, 4; SAMASCRIPT 4. PATRICIA A. GALLAGHER "Trisha" "What's that fer?" . . . wink! . . . winning smile. Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 3, 4; Prom Committee; Representative 3. MARYANNE B. JELESIEWICZ "Cookie" "Where's my typing eraser?" ... has interests in Germantown . . . pleasing smile. Cheerleading 3, 4; Representative 3. AAARYELLEN F. GIBSON "Mare" "Remember when keen wit . . . busy with sports if not arguing in P.O.D. Basketball 2, 3, 4; Forensics 2, 4; Mirror 1, 2, 3; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee. FRANCIS J. ARNONE "Arab" St. Anthony Academic The Quiet Man . . . don't skip that daily pretzel . . . Fraaa-nk. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4. CATHERINE F. BENGEN "Cathy" St. Gertrude Commercial Miss "Blue Eyes" . . . not another new pocketbook! . . . "Hi, gang!" Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 3, 4; Prom Committee. EDWARD J. BOKOSKI "Ed" St. Mary Academic "Shur" . . . that reserved place at the water fountain . . . trying for a degree in the art of prompting. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4. AAARY ANN T. BOTTO "Mary Ann" St. Matthew Academic Our own "Dear Abby" . . . passion for purple . . . takes a shortcut down the bannister on Wednesdays. Choir 2, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Mirror 2; SAMASCRIPT 4; Prom Committee. GERARD J. BUCHLER "Jerry" St. Matthew Academic Sister Louis' pet . . . that was a good job . . . Gerard BUKIer. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Baseball 2; Bowling 4. AAARY D. BURKE "Mary" St. Matthew General Strawberry blonde . . . baton twirler for eleven years . . . money grabber. Choir 1, 2 3, 4; Prom Committee. 94 iable to become quite talkative . . . rosy outlook on life . . . mysterious black eyes. Bowling 4; Melodines 1; Mirror 3. JOHN F. HILL "Crash" "Oh, no! not you again." . . . easy to get along with . . . Mr. Moneybags. Prom Committee. EDNA A. WARD "Ed" "I almost had a kitten." . . . menace behind the wheel . . . big hello for everyone. Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Logic Club 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee; Representative 3; SAMASCRIPT 4. JOSEPH F. VISHIO "Joe" My barber died . . . S.M.H.S.'s favorite disc jockey . . . generous with his time and talents. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Football 1; Prom Committee; Representative 3.■i ANNE L. BURNHETER "Anne" St. Matthew Commercial Giggles . . . "goes" for the Platters . . . "My hair's a mess!" Dramatics 3, 4. PATRICIA A. BURNS "Patti" St. Matthew General Twinkletoes . . . stock in shoe factory . . . sweet and petite. Cheerleading 2, 3, 4; Choir 1, 2; Melodines 1, 2. GLORIA J. CAMAIONI "Gloria" SS. Cosmas Damian Commercial Our best Miss-placer . . . always looks forward to rainy days . . . remember when Sister Romuald, etc. Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2; Mirror 3, 4; SAMASCRIPT 4; Prom Committee. THOMAS R. CAMASSO "Tates" SS. Cosmas Damian General Button your coat . . . ace of spades . . . often the joker. Football 1, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Bowling 4; Prom Committee. SALVATORE V. CAPUTO "Sal" SS. Cosmas Damian General Caputo incognito . . . import from Father Judge . . . that innocent look. Baseball 4; Bowling 4; Prom Committee. NOREEN A. CARDAMONE "Noreen" SS. Cosmas Damian Commercial Watch the traffic signs . . . loves mischief, laughter, and fun . . . dark eyes. Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2; Dramatics 4. MARY LOUISA C. CARNEY "Mary Lou" St. Joseph Commercial "Where's my class ring?" . . . stapled lunches . . . loves pizza pies. Choir 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee; SAMASCRIPT 4. RAYMOND F. CARR "Ray" St. Philip Academic "Sister, may I carry your books?" . . . ladies' man . . . "Ray of sunshine." Football 2; Bowling 4; Prom Committee; SAMASCRIPT 4. GERALD A. CHICCARINE "Chick" St. Philip Academic "That's my house" . . . biggest lunch at 5th period . . . always ready for a hearty laugh. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Bowling 4. GENNARO A. CIAVARELLI "Gino" St. Anthony Academic Life guard . . . crew cut . . . "Aw, come on now." Forensics 3, 4; Logic Club 4; Prom Committee. ___________________________________________________________ 95MURIEL A. CLARK "Muriel" St. Matthew Commercial Lawbreaker? . . . fascinating eyelashes . . . personality personified. Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Representative 1, 2; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee. FRANCIS J. COLLINS "Hank" St. Matthew General '.'Stairway to Dreams'' designer . . . wide-awake look . . . Uncle Matt's helper. Bowling 4; Prom Committee. JOHN M. COSTA "Jack" St. Anthony Academic His own little store . . . class scapegoat . . . reserved seat in English. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Forensics 3, 4; Logic Club 4. MARGARET A. COSTELLO "Peggy" St. Genevieve Commercial "Sammie" . . . blushing beauty . . . easy to know, easy to like. Choir 2, 3, 4; Melodines 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee, Editor of SAMASCRIPT 4. •- mi • o K • •» 1 DANIEL F. COYLE "Danny" St. Matthew Academic Christmas cards in June . . . tennis champ . . . Bukler's buddy. ROSEAAARY T. CRONIN "Rose" St. Philip Academic Chip off the old block . . . Maryann's partner in crime . . . "Help me if I don't know it." MARYANN T. CROSS "Slim" SS. Cosmas Damian General "Don't tell me" . . . another hairdo? ... I wasn't talking. Father-honest. Melodines 1, 2, 3. MARY CATHERINE A. DALGLIESH "Kay" St. Philip Academic "What do you want for nothing?" . . . vivacious and loquacious . . . hunger strikes at 4th period. Melodines 1, 3, 4; Dramatics 4. DOROTHY A. DAVIS "Dottie" St. Mary Academic That certain smile . . . popular with underclassmen . . . feet spell polka. Bowling 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee. St. Joseph CAROL L. DEGER "Carol" General Quiet with a mischievous gleam in her eye . . . that Ivory look . . equestrienne. Melodines 4.ROSE MARIE T. DENNO "Roe" St. Matthew General Witty . . . perfect attendance record . . . timely comments. Basketball 1; Melodines 1, 2. JOAN A. DEUBER "Joni" St. Matthew Commercial For the love of Mike . . . passion for sheer nylons and pizza . . . "Li'ten you." Melodines 1; Mirror 3, 4; SAMASCRIPT 4. RICHARD M. DiCIURCIO "Rich" SS. Cosmas Damian Academic "Aw, Father" . . . always ready with an answer . . . one of the "animals." Pius X Glee Club 4; Bowling 4. PASQUALE J. DiDONATO "Meda" SS. Cosmas Damian General "That there" . . . "Lend me some loose-leaf" . . . mighty mite. Pius X Glee Club 3; Dramatics 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee. CARMEL T. DiGRAZIO "Carm" St. Matthew General "Doin' what comes naturally" . . . Lilliputian . . . clock watcher. Choir 3; Melodines 1, 2, 3; Dramatics 4. PRISCILLA A. DROZD "Sis" St. Mary Commercial "Oh, let me see your wallet" . . . glonki lover . . . what a collection of lunch bags. Choir 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Mirror 3, 4; SAMASCRIPT 4. ROBERTA M. DUDA "Robbie" St. Matthew Academic Betty Crocker has a competitor . . . "who?, when?, where?, what?" . . . squeezebox terror. Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 3, 4. DOLORES M. DUFF "Dolores" St. Philip Commercial Quiet and demure . . . Luciball dreams . . . neater than the proverbial pin. Choir 1; Melodines 1. THOMAS J. FABIAN I "Tommy" St. Helena Academic Fabulous Fabian . . . mischievous grin . . . oh! that rattling rattle-trap. JOSEPH W. FARRELL "Joe" St. Matthew General "I'm off five cents and I can't find it" . . . chauffeur for sisters . . . P.O.D. wanderer. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Prom Committee.MARYANN E. FAZIO "Mare" SS. Cosmas Damian Commercial "Rip it up" . . . keep an eye on the quiet type . . . pleasant when not disturbed. Melodines 1. JOHN W. FERST "John" St. Matthew General Future bookkeeper for the U.S. Treasury . . . quiet manner . . . cool, calm, and collected with a wardrobe to match. ALBERT R. GALARUS "At" St. Mary General Albert did it! . . . just one more question . . . attention, please. Pius X Glee Club 3; Forensics 3; Dramatics 3. RONALD F. GALARUS "Ron" St. Mary Academic Thrifty . . . P.O.D. Speaker of the House . . . nervous ears. Forensics 1, 2, 3, 4; iogic Club 4; Representative 2. CATHERINE A. GALETTE "Kay" St. Matthew General Apple-a-day . . . "Yo-o-o-o" . . . better late than never. Cheerleading 2, 3, 4; Choir 1; Melodines 1, 2, 4. BARBARA A. GLENZINGER "Barb" St. Matthew General Fast Chevy . . . loves Religion IV . . . never hurries, never worries. Bowling 4. FRANCIS J. GRAVINESE "Range" St. Matthew General Liked by all . . . Florida bound . . . proficient in chewing gum. JULIA A. GRZYWACZ "Julie" St. Gertrude General "Does my hair look all right?" . . . flirtatious eyes . . . enjoys guitars, '56 Chevies, and English orations. Melodines 1. LORETTA E. GULD "Loretta" St. Genevieve Commercial Leonardo da Vinci's understudy . . . tap, tap, tap, goes the ink bottle . . . beautiful big eyes. Choir 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee; SAMASCRIPT 4. TERESA C. JORDAN "Tres" St. Philip Commercial Never at a loss for words . . . pedestrian's nightmare . . . eyes of blue and shadow too. Forensics 1; Melodines 2, 3.John Jampo and Charles Petruzzo learn to collect rubbish—just in case. LEO G. KELLY "Leo" St. Philip General Frank Butler . . . head and shoulders above the crowd . . . with a song in my heart. Pius X Glee Club 4; Dramatics 4; Basketball 3; Prom Committee. MADELYN A. KELLY "Madelyn" St. Matthew Commercial "Happy Feet" . . . constant laughter . . . collects prom keys. Choir 1, 2, 3; Melodines 1, 2, 3; Dramatics 3; Prom Committee. STANLEY S. KOBUS "Stas" St. Mary Academic Einstein's understudy . . . good taste in clothes . . . one man discussion club. Logic Club 4. CONSTANCE P. KOLDYS "Connie" St. Matthew Academic Well prepared lessons . . . back-door keeper in P.O.D. . . . Medical technician. Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 4; Dramatics 4; Representative 2; Prom Committee. BARBARA A. KRIEBEL "Barb" St. Matthew Academic "Night Train" . . . bursting with mischief . . . coat of many colors. Basketball 1, 2; Bowling 4; Melodines 1; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee. JOHN W. LAMBERT "Johnny" St. Philip General Collegiate . . . well mannered . . . chewing when not eating. Pius X Glee Club 3; Dramatics 3, 4. 99Between classes: John Graham (left) looks very sad indeed. THERESA M. LARE "Tillie" St. Matthew General On the funny side of the street . . . never at a loss for friends . . . jolly. Melodines 1; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee. DOROTHY M. LEDDY "Dottie" St. Matthew General "Will you put this veil on for me?" . . . delicate blush . . . given to daydreaming. Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee; SAMASCRIPT 4. JOSEPH S. LITEWKA "Joe" St. Mary General Member of famous Bel-Airs . . . long range vision . . . "Hey! We have practice tonight over Joe's." Bowling 4. JOHN S. LUKOWSKI "Jackie" St. Mary General Expressive eyes . . . sharp dresser . . . never a dull moment. Baseball 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3. FLORENCE B. MACK "Floss" St. Mary General Holds important job at Acme . . . likes good times . . . apt to confuse P.O.D. with Religion. Bowling 4. HELEN L. AAAGROGAN "Louise" St. Matthew General You lost your "Hound!" . . . pony tail . . . never too busy to have a good time. Bowling 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 4.KATHLEEN A. AAAHER "Kathy" St. Matthew Academic "Anybody have their Latin translation?" . . . soft spoken . . . future nurse. Basketball 1, 2; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 3; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee. FRANK J. AAALLEY "Caz" St. Joseph General Mr. Punctuality . . . farm boy . . . Feet up, Malley? ANTOINETTE A. MARINO "Toni" St. Philip General "Daainty" . . . there's often music in the air . . . never passes up a party. Melodines 4; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee. PETER J. MARINO "Pete" SS. Cosmas Damian General One of the crowd . . . well liked . . . sharp dresser. Baseball 1; Basketball 1. St. Mary Happy-go-lucky St. Philip Genial smile . PATRICIA A. AAARKS "Patsie" . innocent blue eyes . . Commercial is that a sneeze? AGNES T. MAXWELL "Tess" Commercial keeps up constant chatter . . . unpredictable. THOMAS A. McBREEN "Haru" St. Joseph Academic What will the Bulletin do without him? . . . drives a Caddy . . . partial to Sophomores. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Dramatics 3; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4. CELESTE H. McDERMOTT "Celeste" St. Gertrude Commercial Socialite . . . doctor's case . . . can be seen at Rosie's. Dramatics 4. WILLIAM A. McMAHON "Bill" St. Matthew Academic "Class Day" measles . . . quiet at times . . . our future scientist. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Bowling 4; Math Club 4; Representative 2. MARYANNE V. McTAMNEY "Maryanne" St. Gertrude Commercial Terror of Fayette Street . . . lots of relatives . . . "Have you heard the latest?" Melodines 1; Library Aide 2.DOROTHY J. MICHALSKI "Dot" St. Mary Commercial "Where did you get this credit?" . . . "I'm late—help me with my pincurls" . . . Howard Johnson's right hand. Choir 1, 2; Melodines 1, 2; Prom Committee. DOROTHY R. MILLER "Dee" St. Philip General "What time is it?" . . . English whiz . . . "Is the Glee Club out yet?" Melodines 1. VICTOR R. MITSCH "Vic" St. Anthony General Reserved . . . wavy hair . . . whiz with numbers. Pius X Glee Club 3; Dramatics 3. JAMES K. NEVE "J. J." St. Philip General Red Impala . . . familiar face at Lyceum dances . . . SHARP dresser. Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Bowling 4; Dramatics 4. JOAN E. NOVAKOWSKI "Joan" St. Joseph Commercial Noted for a neat locker?? . . . possible "Model of the Year" . . . advises Bookkeeping for relaxation. Choir 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee. JOSEPH J. NOWAK "Noe" St. Mary Academic All-American boy . . . college bound . . . one of the crew cut crowd. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Prom Committee; Representative 3. KATHLEEN M. O'BRIEN "Kathy" St. Matthew Commercial "Hi, men!" . . . vivacious starry eyes . . . bookkeeping enthusiast. Team Manager 2, 3, 4; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 3, 4; Prom Committee; Dramatics 4. AAARY E. O'BYRNE "Mary" St. Matthew General Ardent LaSalle fan . . . Blonde drum majorette . . . school spirit par excellence. Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 3, 4; Prom Committee; Dramatics 3, 4. MARY M. O'DONNELL "Mary" St. Matthew Academic Most to say the least . . . favorite of the crowd . ? . at home on the basketball court. Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Math Club; Melodines 1, 2; Prom Committee; Library Aide 2; Dramatics 4. FRANCIS M. OPELSKI "Rebel" St. Matthew Academic Ace mechanic . . . what'cha doing with the Kenrick sticker on your car? . . . love that Confederate flag. Forensics 1. 102.The favorite bell has rung. JOSEPH E. OSCAR "Joe" St. Matthew General Well-rounded personality . . . easy to get along with . . . executive type. Bowling 4; Prom Committee. JOHN W. OUNSWORTH "German" St. Philip Academic Khaki pants . . . friendly type . . . would look good in a ten gallon hat. Football 3; Bowling 4. GERALDINE C. PALIKOWSKI "Jerry" St. Mary Commercial Future teacher . . . has that innocent look, also her share of troubles . . . likes to tease. Dramatics 4. JOANNE M. PILCICKI "Joanne" St. Mary Commercial Never laughs at her own jokes . . . loves English class—to be over . . . takes all her notes in shorthand. Choir 1; 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 4; Dramatics 4. BARBARA A. PINCAVITCH "Pinky" Sf. Mary Commercial Big brown eyes . . . always ready for a snack . . . "that's queer." Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 4. ALICE F. PODBILSKI "Alice" St. Mary Commercial Color guard . . . "Allypo" . . . "Does my hair look all right?" Prom Committee. 103DIANNE M. PULTORAK "Dianne" St. Gertrude Commercial Honor student . . . will make somebody an excellent secretary . . . variety of bobby pins. Prom Committee; Representative 1. JOSEPH A. PUZYN "Joe" St. Mary Academic Quiet, reserved manner . . . studious . . . school spirit to spare. Logic Club 4. JAMES G. ROGERS "Jimmy" St. Matthew General Where did you get that crazy suit? . . . persevering . . . "I ain't got no money." Bowling 4. MARY T. ROYNAN "Mary" St. Joseph Commercial Chauffeurs the Studabomber . . . infectious grin . . . fun to be with. Melodines 1, 2; Dramatics 4; Choir 2, 3, 4. ROSALIE A. RUSSO "Ro" SS. Cosmas Damian Academic Latin scholar . . . remember the lessons you gave us in fainting? . . . patron of Wally's. Choir 2, 3, 4; Forensics 1; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee; Representative 2. WALTER G. RYKOWSKI "Polack" St. Mary General Expressive hands . . . always working behind the scenes . . . would rather give away books than keep them. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Bowling; Prom Committee. ■ I JEANETTE S. SANTONI "Jeanie" St. Matthew Academic Loves to polka to "Charlie Was a Boxer" . . . shy smile . . . nurses' aide. Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4. PAMELA R. SCILO VAT I "Pam" St. Genevieve Commercial Charm galore . . . photogenic . . . peaches and cream complexion. Cheerleading 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1; Prom Committee. MARGARET A. SCHLOSMAN "Peggy" St. Matthew General Steady supply of accessories . . . ready to try new ideas . . . remember the Alamo. Basketball 2; Choir 1, 2, 3; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Play 4. CLARE M. SCHWAB "Clare" St. Philip Academic "Clarence" . . . never a spelling champion . . . one of "the trio." Logic Club; Melodines 2, 3, 4.JOAN M. SHAFFER 'less" St. Matthew Commercial Has an appetite for fine reading . . . neat as a pin . . . likes crackers and cheese. Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Logic Club 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4. JULIA M. SHAFFER "Judy" St. Matthew Commercial Refreshing shyness . . . sugar and spice and everything nice . . . keeps up to date on the silver screen. Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Logic Club 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4. St. Mary PATRICIA A. SKIBA "Patsy" Commercial Famed photographer . . . Connaughtown's contribution . . . volleyball champ. Melodines 4; SAMASCRIPT 4; Library Aide 4. JOSEPH J. SMONDROWSKI "Smoozy" St. Mary General Never gets excited . . . Sonny Boy . . . collects Christmas presents. Pius X Glee Club 4; Football 1. JACQUELINE M. SNIEGOSKI "Jackie" St. Mary General Easy on the eyes . . . soft-spoken . . . calorie killer. Forensics 1; Melodines 1; Mirror 1. MARY J. STANISZEWSKI "Jo" St. Mary General Love your aqua shoes ... a friend to the end . . . that sly look. Basketball 1; Melodines 2; Mirror 1. EDWARD F. STANLEY "Ed" St. Anthony Academic Constantly in and out of trouble . . . relaxed look "Slowpoke." Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Dramatics 3, 4; Prom Committee. ALVA J. STEAD "Bruzzy" St. Philip General Enjoys a friendly card game . . . George Gobel's double . . . laugh, clown, laugh. Pius X Glee Club 3; Dramatics 3, 4; Prom Committee. JAMES J. STRAINE "Ozz" St. Anthony Academic "If I flunk. I'm not going home—I'll join the Army" ... Do you want that badge, Straine? . . . hotel manager. Pius X Glee Club 3, 4; Dramatics 3, 4; Prom Committee; Representative 2. MARY PATRICIA STROUD "Pat" St. Philip Academic Future Florence Nightingale ... a loyal supporter of fun and frolic . . . Baby Sitter, Inc. Basketball 2, 3, 4; Forensics 1; Logic Club 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Mirror 1; Prom Committee; Library Aide 4.MARLENE S. STUCHINSKI "Marlene" St. Mary General Sarah Bernhardt ... I haven't the faintest notion . . . elegant wardrobe. Basketball 1; Melodines 1, 4; Mirror 1; Dramatics 4. A trio of Melodines: Eleanor Pileggi, Patricia Swalla, and Constance Koldys. RICHARD J. SULLIVAN "Rick" St. Philip Academic "That's ridiculous" . . . which twin has the Toni? . . . always has a pleasant word for everybody. Pius X Glee Club 3; Math Club 4; Logic Club 4; Prom Committee. ROBERT J. SULLIVAN "Rob" St. Philip Academic Owns stock in the Cremee-Freeze . . . always out for a good time . . . double trouble. PATRICIA A. SWALLA "Mi key" St. Mary General Pat, where's your Religion book? . . . has her own walk . . . mysterious giggle. Choir 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 4. ELAINE C. SZCZEPURA "Elaine" St. Mary Commercial Has what it takes ... Sr. William's file clerk . . . "Oh, Patsy." Melodines 1, 4; SAMASCRIPT 4. JOSEPH D. TITUS "Joe" Epiphany Academic Carrot top . . . blushing ears . . . staunch defender of the Irish. Dramatics 3; Bowling 4. GEORGE R. TOMPKINS "Bobby" St. Gertrude General P.O.D. genius? . . . manager at the Acme ... car salesman. Football 1. 106 The pause that refreshes—Chinese style. Charles Noska intrigues his audience with his expert manipulation of chopsticks. PATRICK S. TWEEDY "Pat" St. Joseph Academic Partial to bananas . . . Villanova bound . . . Unique writing style. Pius X Glee Club 3; Math Club 4; Logic Club 4. ANTHONY L. VENEZIA "Tony" St. Francis General How are you fixed for blades? . . . allergic to homework . . . noted for his laugh. Pius X Glee Club 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Bowling 4. NANCY C. WESTERFER "Nancy" St. Philip Nancy's looking for unbreakable glasses . . . Sophomore year . . . friendly disposition. General came to us in her BARBARA A. WYBRANSKI "Baba" St. Joseph Commercial Loves horses—especially Susie Q . . . watch out for that hot "Olds" . . . fluctuating moods. Basketball 2; Dramatics 4; Prom Committee. AAA RG A RET M. WALSH "Peggy" St. Matthew Commercial Rosy cheeks . . . that Irish look . . . girl with the "big 'bone." Choir 1, 2, 3, 4; Melodines 1, 2, 4; Dramatics 4. JOHN T. WELSH "Jack" St. Gertrude General Ardent baseball fan ... his own share of freckles . . . Where's Tony? Pius X Glee Club 4; Baseball 2, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Bowling 4. Class officers, Maryanne Jelesiewicz, Robert Di Rico, Joseph Barnyock, and Patricia Gallagher, and their dates, are Patricia Marks, Marlene Stuchinski, and Patricia Knaecke look like fairy princesses as they await their princes who will make that long-awaited ball a reality. Boys of the Prom Committee, Gennaro Ciavarelli, Francis Collins, Joseph Oscar, and Leo Kelly, proudly escort their ladies fair into a land of fantasy created by their own hard work.Patricia Burns, Anne Burnheter, and Joyce Kriebel pause for a moment in the enchanted garden, on their approach to fairy land. 'Memories Are Made of This'AYE Hail . . . To our dear parents. To our dedicated teachers! To our relatives and friends. To all those who wish us well. To the days to come. To the joys those days will bring and To the sorrows. To the friends who will enrich our lives. To those whom we shall love. To Thee, O Christ, Who art our Way, our Truth, and our Life, . . . hail.Farewell. . . To our Alma Mater. To the carefree days of youth. ■ To assemblies in Tracy Hall. ' r To plays and hops and trots and proms. To cheering for our "Saints" to win. To detentions and "deficiencies." To poster paints and patron drives. To joys untold. "v-To all of these we bid a fond YALE GENNARO A. 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