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"Valley Echoes" school newspaper.

From Peter Bondi's scrapbook.

Mast head by Diane Archer

Below is the Oct.26, 1948 issue. For other issues, click on the horse in the circle. (Anyone having more issues, please contact me -


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(This was the first issue printed by the village newspaper)

Seniors To Give Three Act Comedy On November 4-5

The midnight oil has been burning late in the auditorium for the past few weeks. The senior play has been under construction. The half awake seniors you have seen wandering around the halls are the cast. The male supporting cast seems to be being supported by casts. Durfee Newton has had to manage his own part, a job in itself, and read two other parts in the absence of less fortunate members of the football squad. Can you imagine Carmen as a loving father? Norma has been blessed with him in just that capacity. Patti Carr will portray a Russian countess after the Revo­lution and will of course be sup­ported by Bill Stokes, another Russian. Eddie has been transformed into a slightly whacky xylophone artist with Jackie as his ballet dancing wife. The inevitable ro­mance is built up around Don Stewart and Norma Spezzano. Audrey, as a playwriting mother, adds to the hilarity by demonstrat­ing her skill at the typewriter. Such articles as snakes, amazing pictures, antique chairs, and a printing outfit lend a strange at­mosphere to the set. Miss Jimerson is patiently acting as the guid­ing light and judging from the early signs will turn in a masterpiece with this years' cast.

The complete cast of characters is as follows:

Penny.........Audrey Vickers Essie........Jacqueline Costello Rheba...........Winifred Erwin Paul.............Carmen Griffo Mr. DePinna.....................Clair Ryan Ed .............Edward Dwyer Donald..........Durfee Newton Grandpa..........Robert Kelsey Alice...Norma Jane Spezzano Henderson...........Calvin Parry Tony Kirby....Donald Stewart Boris Kolenkhov..William Stokes Gay Wellington......Joanne Merrell Mr. Kirby..........Richard McKeown Mrs. Kirby...............Joan Allen Olga ....................... Patricia Carr







The members of the Junior High have elected officers for the coming year as follows: Members of the Student Council for the seventh grade, William MacNaughton, and Dorothy Buckley; eighth grade, Roxie Williams, and Chris Rider. The Seventh Grade officers are: President, Larry Henty; vice-president, Merrell Nash; secretary, Connie DeCamp; treasurer, Thomas Brown. Seven A: President, Douglas Johnson; vice-president, Russell Webster; secretary, Mary Vogt; treasurer, Jerry Holmes. Grade Eight A: President, Peter Welch; vice-president, Eleanor Bixby; secretary, Janice Shreve; treasurer, Frances Allen. Eight B: President, Billy DeCamp; vice- president, David Goldthwait; secretary, Elsie Little; treasurer, Shirley Richardson.

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The Artist Series will present five more programs for the season of 1948-49. On Thursday, November 11th, will be featured "The International Dance Trio" headed by Elena Imaz, whose artistry and fire evoked such a favorable response when she appeared here last season with Marina Svetlova and group. Miss Imaz will be supported by a male and female dancer and a concert pianist. On Monday, November 22, Geneseoans will be in for a superb night of music, when Amparo Iturbi, sister of Jose Iturbi will appear here. Undoubtedly many of you have seen Miss Iturbi in films, under the baton of her famous brother. The Troubadours will follow Miss Iturbi on Monday, February 14th. They are a mixed quartet who will sing operatic favorites. Robert Friars will speak on "Mexican Holiday" Wednesday, March 9th, and the Rochester Civic Orchestra with Guy Fraser Harrison conducting has been booked for the closing program on Monday, March 28th.



Senior High Students Elect Officers For School Year

In the recent elections for class officers and Student Council rep­resentatives the results were as follows:

Senior Class--President, Durfee Newton; vice-president, Dick McKeown; secretary, Joan Allen; treasurer, Margaret Coffey. The senior class advisor is Miss Jimerson and the Student Council representatives are Pattie Carr and Frank Least. Carmen Griffo is the Council president.

Junior Class-President, Duncan Bull; vice-president, Jerry Welch; secretary, Janet Britton; treasurer Arlene Brown. The junior class advisor is Mr. Rost and the student Council representatives are Delores Spezzano and Bill Deegan. Sophomore Class - President, Peter Bondi; vice-president, Ted MacNaughton; secretary,Lucille Kingston; treasurer, Gerrit Vee­der. The sophomore class advisor is Mr. Fancher and the Student council representatives are Vesta Didas and Bob Wilcox.

Freshmen Class-President, Gerry Spezzano; vic-president, Robert Woolston; secretary, Caroline Jamieson; treasurer, Roger Wright. The freshman class advisor is Mr. Tauffner and the Student Council representatives are Polly Ann Newton and Douglas Robinson.



A very informal meeting of the Art Club was held on Tuesday night, October 5. This included all art enthusiasts from poor, tired freshmen, to fugitives from the senior play.

The club elected the following officers: President, Allan Jenkins; vice-president, Stephen Linton; secretary and treasurer, Janet Britton.

After election, members discussed plans for the year. Among these was a mural for the cafeteria, posters for various dances, and some oil painting.


Frosh Initiation Has Indian Theme In Annual Event

On Monday, October 4th, the freshmen first received directions concerning their initiation. This year the theme for the whole week pertained to Indians. Boys and girls came to school dressed as squaws and braves wearing burlap bags, blankets, beads, headdresses and leg make-up on "all the skin that showed," The usual procedure was carried out of having the Frosh carry the seniors' books and counting of the cracks in the side­walk. Sixth periods each day were de­voted to further methods of tor­ture. Three-legged races were held in which contestants renewed their strength ,by chewing raw onions. A football game was played by the girls while the frosh boys on the sidelines sang "Rock-A-Bye Baby" all during the game. On Friday the traditional assem­bly was held with a typical Indian pow wow enacted on stage with six seniors who had acted on the Freshman Week committee seated around a fire in consultation. Each freshman was supposedly being tortured. Betty Somervllle and Robert Batzel won the annual award of season tickets to the basketball games for their good sportsman­ship. The week was climaxed with a highly successful dance held on Friday night.



The Library Club of the Geneseo Central School elected the following officers for the coming year: President, Rosalle Battaglia; vice-president, Betty Kerns; secretary and treasurer, Sarah Battaglia; program chairman, Vesta Didas; committee, Audrey Osborne, Betty Somerville, Marie Johnson; librarian, Esther Bixby. Plans are underway for an active year.









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Valley Echoes Staff

Editor. . Gertrude Bellanca Advisor ...................... Miss Mary Domann Staff-Diane Archer, Rosalie Bat- taglia, Frances Clinton, Edward Dwyer, Miles Doolittle, Charles Hall, Alex Ivanov, Jo Manley, Joanne Merrell, Mary Grace Rose, Norma Jane Spezzano, Claire Traugett, Audrey Vickers, Mary Beth Vienna.

Price 5c per Copy



This is to our knowledge the first time in the history of Geneseo High School that the school news paper has been printed. We are quite proud of our first attempt along these lines and we hope that the readers of this paper will be equally satisfied with the results. We hope in the future to make our school paper even better. We would like to remind students at this time that the school paper is not only a means of recording news but it Is also important as a voice of the student body. In future issues we will welcome opinions and ideas of the students. We do not wish to print only our own views. We hope that any of you who wish to bring worthwhile subjects to the attention of the student body will feel free to use the school paper. We will welcome letters to the editor on any topic ­- school, community or nation. This paper will be made available to you at the low cost of five cents. The sale of the papers will not even cover half of the expense of printing. The balance of this cost will be obtained by the sale of cokes and potato chips at the games. Remember that your school paper staff will be doing double duty since they will not only be responsible for putting out the paper but will also be working to finance it. The job will not be a small one. We hope you will consider it worth the effort.



Readers of the Valley Echoes will notice that we have retained the same mast head which it has been the custom to use for many years. The present design was redone for this paper by Diane Archer. We think you will agree that it adds much to the attractiveness of our front page.





By Gertrude Bellanca

Looking through "Seventeen" magazine the other day, I came across an article called "Does Cruelty Stalk Your Corridors." Well, since I hadn't had any bright ideas about a topic for my editorial, and since we had just finished initiating the freshmen, I decided it might be a good idea to point out good and bad about our traditional initiating week or any initiating into some club or other. Maybe I'd better start by defining the word hazing. According to Mr. Webster, the word means to play practical jokes on someone. I'm sure you all know the dictionary meaning of initiating-You don't? Well, let's get in on this. To initiate means to lead in the first steps. Now that we know what hazing means we can proceed. Hazing has no place in our modern schools and I think it's a good policy that we have in our school not to permit hazing of any sort by the seniors-here's why: A few years back, (this year's seniors will remember) before we had a Student Council, there was a good deal of rather rough hazing going on during Freshman Week. The seniors used to hang freshmen boys out of second story windows by their feet for a matter of minutes - Oh yes, it was all in fun but supposing the seniors had let go and that boy had been killed by the fall-that wouldn't have been quite so hilarious. The girls? Oh they had fun too! Senior girls would take a couple of freshmen girls and stick their heads under the faucet-the girls would have to walk around with wet hair for the rest of the day­ - that isn't so healthy, especially if it's a cold day. Gee! some of those seniors were nice - They would take the freshmen out for a ride in a car but when they got to their destination-well, feet were here before cars so, "you can walk back!" Why 1 can remember one year when some kids didn't get back to school until almost time for school to close for the day. Well, I could go on indefinitely but I don't have that time and space. Some of you fellow students may think that initiation week is too restricted at the present time but honestly, don't you think it would be better not to have anyone get hurt or sick than to have the school get the blame for it. The school's reputation depends on the students and how they act about such things. It's more fun if no one gets hurt, and you stand a better chance of not spoiling the fun for the next year's classes.





by Alex Ivanov

In the present world crisis Communism presents the greatest threat to world peace and democracy. Never before in history has western civilization been thus endangered. The forces of totalitarian Russia and her satellites have combined with communists everywhere in an all-out battle against democracy and capitalism. For many years, ever since the Communist Party first was founded, it has been trying to gain control of the whole world. They have already conquered a large part of the world by gaining power" in Russia, and eastern Europe and also a part of China. Their goal now is to defeat democracy and thereby the western world. The means by which to achieve this goal represent no problem to the bosses of the Kremlin. They have apparently succeeded in infiltrating into all phases of American life and this presents a real problem. Many Americans have looked upon this problem of communism as if it did not concern them at all. We have been altogether overconfident when we believed that the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the atomic bomb are all the protection we need against communism. For all we know Russia may have obtained the secret of the bomb from one of her spies and she may be producing the bomb already. In case of war the American Communist Party would be turned into a fifth column and underground, constantly undermining the foundations of the American way of life. The Communist Party is doing this now but not on such a large scale as they would if they were forced underground. The party and its front organizations are made up of three groups of people. The ruling group, which operates largely behind the scenes, is made up of Soviet-trained agents. Below them are the hard boiled American communists that have been brought into the organization by the Soviet agents. The third and last group is made up of misled idealists blinded by generous promises. These are commonly known as fellow-travelers. Most Americans are unable to comprehend the methods used by the Reds in Russia and all over the world. Many have been misled by the smooth-talking Russian diplomats. There is no freedom in the ) Soviet zone of influence whatsoever. The life in the communist utopia is clearly described by Mrs. Oksana Kosenkina, the Russian











by Mary Beth Vienna

With a presidential election scheduled to take place next month, politics is on the minds of everyone. Even high school stu­dents who can't vote are con­cerned. Geneseo is known to be a strong Republican village. The majority of you students who live in town are Republican. Why? I asked one girl which party she favored and she replied almost too quickly, "We're Republicans." When asked who the "we" was she said her family, of course. This seems to be the predominant feeling throughout the school. You seem to think you must be whatever your parents are. The few who don't follow their parents' party changed simply because they did not want to be dictated to rather than because they preferred the other party's platforms. What about the Progressive Party? Oh, you say, "they're communists." Maybe they are but have you looked into it enough to be absolutely sure? How about throwing your party standings out the window and starting at the very beginning? I'm not saying that you will change your party by doing this but it will certainly help you understand the parties and will be good practice for a time when you will be a voter. Give it a try just for fun.



Attention students! Here is the calendar of events for the month of November:

November 4-5--Senior play.

November 9-10 - Ten weeks'


November 11-Armistice Day.

November 23-29--School dis­missed on Tuesday at 3:15.


school teacher who jumped from a window of the Russian consulate In New York, by Victor Kravchenko, author of “I Chose Freedom," and by many others who were lucky enough to escape the terror and slavery under their form of government. Many naive Americans are beginning to understand the unusual and hostile attitude of the U.S.S.R. and they are finding out that any attempts to appease Russia would be foolish. Russian peace proposals are insincere as many people know and they will start a war as soon as they are strong enough to wage one. However, before we can do anything about communism abroad we must defeat it at home. If we want to defeat communism we have to make democracy live. .








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Locals Continue Winning Streak With York Defeat

Geneseo's Blue Devils befuddled York with excellent ball handling, Winning 32-7, Saturday. This was the first loss for the highly favored York eleven. Geneseo passed around its scoring assignments with only Don Stewart getting two touchdowns. Lattimore, Perryman and Griffo made one apiece. The first score came, after Geneseo had gotten off to a bad start, late In the first quarter. Joe Lattimore, on an end run, went over from the twenty. The extra point was good when Newton caught a pass from Griffo. The Blue Devils rang up three touchdowns in the second. Don Stewart drove over for the first, and Griffo ran the point. Then Carm Griffo, himself, carried the ball over for a touchdown. The try for extra point was low. The last tally in the period came when Griffo connected on a twenty yard pass to Perryman in the end zone. When the horn blew for the end of the half, the tally stood at 26-0 in favor of the Geneseo eleven. With a couple of minutes still remaining in the third, Don Stewart drove over after having set up his own touchdown on an end run which ended one foot from pay dirt. The Geneseo reserves held York to one tally in the final period. The 9fficial score was 32-7 for the Blue Devils.



Football Terms

Defined For Spectators

Buck, line buck-A power play with the ball carrier charging into the line.

Clipping-An illegal method of blocking, where the man blocks from behind.

Coffin corner-The corner form­ed by the goal line and the side line.

Conversion-The placement kick for point after touchdown.

Crawling-Advancing the ball after the whistle has blown.

Dead ball-The ,ball when It is out of play, as when the whistle has blown.

Drop kick-A ball which is kicked on the bounce, after being dropped by the kicker.

End run--A run in which the runner tries to go around the end of the line.







Field goal-A placement or drop kick which goes over the cross bar and between the uprights or the uprights extended. It scores three points.

Flanker-A flanker is when a player is stationed far wide of the line. Some plays bear this name.

Flip-A very short underhand pass.

Hook pass, Button-hook pass­-

A pass play in which the Intended receiver, after running downfield, stops suddenly and retraces a few steps towards the passer, his path thus being best described by a hooked line.

Litlebackers-Those men in the backfield of the defensive team who stand immediately behind the line.

Man In motion-A man who is running towards his own goal at the time of the snap of the ball.

Mousetrap play- Drawing a de­fensive lineman into the backfield where he is quickly blocked out.

Placement, place kick - When the ball is thrown by the center to a second man who holds it on the ground for the kicker to boot.

Razzle-dazzle - style of play which Is characterized by much deceptive ballhandling and lateral passing.

Reverse-A play which starts in one direction and usually hits in another.

Reversing the field-The runner suddenly changing direction after drawing his opponents over to one side.

Safety-A score made when a team is caught with the ball be­hind its own goal line-two points are scored for the opponents.

Safety man-The back stationed on the defense deep in order to return punts and to act as the last line of defense on running plays.

Spinner-A play in which the back who gets the ball fakes to another back while spinning, and then plunges through the line.

Spot pass-A pass play with only one receiver.

Straight arm-A trick used by a runner to avoid a tackler. The arm is extend stiffly, the palm of the hand striking the would-be tackler on the head or in the face.

Submarine-This is when the line men dive in low to cause a pile up on the line. This is often used In goal line stands.

Tailback-In offensive formations, the rear back directly be­hind the center.

Wingback-The back located about one yard behind his own end, either inside or outside.

A Freshman Reminisces

by Diane Archer

Well, things have settled back to normal now. The seniors are carrying their own books again. The increased sale of burlap bags, spanish onions, and leg make-up is over. It's just about time to get out the diary and start writing about Freshman Week.


Was up at 6:00 this 'morning to put on leg make-up and grease my hair. Oh-what a mess! Finally I got off to school with "Tillie" strapped on my back. From the time the various squaws and braves entered school, to the time we backed out, we were loaded down with senior books. I forgot my lunch money but I had enough onion to last me for ten days, any­way. (A Sen-Sen) manufacturer could have made a fortune at G. C. S. this afternoon). After praising our friends, the seniors, we all returned to our childhood and played leap-frog. My poor knees are beginning to wonder, "HOW' soon this will be over.


Mother says I'm beginning to walk pigeon toed. I wonder why? We learned the rudiments of football today. Carmen will never be the same again! I think we have some very talented boys at G.C.S. They give such a touching rendition of "Rock a Bye Baby." Perhaps we should install a boys' cheering squad, too. Ho-hum, must take a bath. Even if I don't look like an Indian -I'm sure I smell like one. Between burlap and onions!


Back to the new look, in burlap bags today. We did the usual run of exhausting things. I can't decide which is worse, to be seniors and have to think up things to do to the freshmen, to be freshmen and have to do the things, or be--a teacher and have to teach a tribe of Apaches. Tomorrow I'll know what ordinary clothes feel like again.


It's 12:00 midnight and all is well. I am an official freshman now. The dance was swell! And my hat's off to the seniors. It's been a clever, eventful initiation. The assembly wasn't so bad. (By the way, has anyone seen Hi­awatha ?") One thing is sure, I'll never forget my freshman initia­tion!








Time out for Comments

by Joanne Merrell

At present, three games have been played in the girls' field hockey season, with the Juniors in front by one game. Girls' Intramurals may not cause any noticeable excitement to the student body as a whole, but some of the bruised feelings on the losing team are hard to overlook. They usually outnumber bruised shins two to one, and that is no record to be proud of. I'm not saying we shouldn't have a good stiff competition between the teams, because there would be no fun in playing without it. The point is that a lot of us are poor losers. It doesn't sound so hot, but leave us face cruel hard facts. When a game is over, it is over. No matter how wrong you think the decision was, no amount of griping will change it. It only makes for hard feelings, which is especially tough when we have to live with the other teams for quite some time after the game. The main trouble is that. we remember bruised feelings long after the bruised shins are forgotten. Games are played to promote good sportsmanship, not bad feelings.

So far this year there have been only a few games. So let’s start it out right. Count to ten before you

start to gripe over a loss, and say "wait till next time" instead of letting loose with the usual dirty cracks. It seems worth a try, any­way.



Three of Geneseo's 1948 graduating Class were recipients of scholarships. Peter Espy won one of the state scholarships but turned it down since he was not planning to attend a college in this state. Espy is now a student at Harvard University.

Norman Neureiter also received a state scholarship as well as a scholarship to the University of Rochester where he is now a stu­dent.

Another Rochester scholarship was awarded to Mark Vienna who is now attending that college.



The Valley Echoes staff has

tried to locate every member of . the class of 1948 but was not successful in all cases.

(Continued on Pg. 4 Co1. 3)






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Norma Jane Spezzano

From a rainy night at Calidonia to a moonlit night at Hemlock, the Geneseo Central Band, resplendent in its new uniforms, has been taking top honors at Firemen's Carnivals, Legion Conventions, and Fairs. The majority of you students know this, but very few know what goes on behind the scenes. You see the band marching, looking snappy, winning prizes, but did you ever stop to consider that all this takes work?

Take our first parade at Caledonia, for example. Being the first parade at which we'd ever competed, and the first time our uniforms had ever been displayed away from home, we all had a rather "queer feeling" inside. On top of that, it was "sprinkling" and we feared what might happen to our uniforms. Knowing positively that we would never win, we eyed the gay colors of the other bands around the fair grounds rather dismally. By the time we passed the judge’s stand, it was pouring and to us the music sounded as though it were being played in an aquarium.

Unhappily we waded back to the bus, and everyone found fault with himself. "I just know I was out of step." "Boy! Did I feel fool­ish when I dropped that drum­stick." "Our row did a sloppy job of turning that corner! " Finally we gave up and went to the Carnival. I can't describe how we felt when we were told that we had won first prize. However, the pessimistic section of the organization said, "Ah, they just felt sorry for us."

Perhaps they did; but we went on to take top honors at Lima, Springwater, Perry, Livonia, Warsaw, Dansville, Nunda, East Avon, Geneva for the American Legion, Warsaw for the Western New York Firemen's Convention, Wayland for the Centennial, and Hemlock for the Fair, just to prove to the pessimists that they were wrong.

And before each parade we worried about chipped reeds, misplaced music, broken drumsticks, and how to, keep the feather from falling out of the majorette's cap. Thanks to little Bobby Batzel, we were well supplied with music at every parade.

Nicest of all was the support



G. C. S. Band To Sponsor A Carnival

'Friday evening, October 29th, the G.C.S. Band is holding a Carnival Night in the Gym and Auditorium. Having attended most of the Carnivals in this end of the State, the Band feels it could duplicate these fun-fests, and even improve on them a bit.

The evening will get under way with a Band Concert in the Auditorium, and then the spotlight will be directed towards the gym where there will be Penny Arcade Concessions of all sorts. Among these are bingo games, a Fortune Teller, cider and doughnuts, and other carnival attractions.

Because our last football game of the season is scheduled for that day, the football team will be the guests of the evening. They will act as judges of the prettiest and

funniest Halloween costumes, and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. There is no age limit for the, participants. There are tenta­tive plans for other contests, too.


Bausch and LombTo Make Awards To Science Students

At graduation in June, the school presents to the outstanding science student the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award. This award is used in thousands of schools throughout America to stimulate the interest of students in the study of science and to recognize high scholastic accomplishment. Only winners of the Honorary Science Award are eligible to com­pete for the Bausch & Lomb Science Scholarships.

Any students who stand near the top of their class in science studies should check with the head of the Science Department early in 1949, to determine their eligibility for the Science Scholarship competition.


which the townspeople and you students of G.C.S. gave to us. Without that loyal support which spurred us on to victories in the same way we cheer on our teams, we might have been just another

band this summer. Now, however, Geneseo Central and its sparkling school colors, blue and white, are known throughout Western New York. Remember, the band is -YOU, for it represents you wher­ever it goes.



Cornell To Give Scholarship Tests On January 15

The 1949 annual competition for 25 Cornell National Scholarships and more than 80 John McMullen Regional Scholarships has opened at Cornell University, according to word received by Mr. A. O. Jenkins, Principal. Applications will be accepted by the university until March 1, 1949.

Applicants should plan to take the College Entrance Examination Board Scholastic Aptitude Test on January 15.

Application forms for the scholarships and further details may be obtained by addressing the Scholarship Secretary, Office of Admissions, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.


DISCOVER '48ers (Continued from Pg. 38 Col. 2)

Shirley Davis is taking a pre-law course at Triple Cities College in Binghamton. Raymond Holcomb is attending Colgate where he is a member of the band and has been accepted by the ROTC.

Connie Williams is at Houghton College and is majoring in English and music. Peter Espy is a member of the freshman class at his­toric Harvard.

Mark Vienna and Norman Neureiter are students at the University of Rochester. Russian is one of the subjects on Norman's program while Mark has joined the NROTC and is taking a mechanical engineering course.

Jack Linton has gone out to Oklahoma to take a course in Agriculture at Oklahoma A & M. John Hicks is going to Park in Kansas.

Helen Johnson and Joyce Toland are attending the Nursing School at Sonyea. James Mannix has joined the Army and is in training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Cynthia Parker is a stenographer for: Mr. MacNaughton at Geneseo State Teachers College. Lou Ann Dieffenbacher is a clerk in Forman's Department Store in Rochester.

Joe Aprile is attending the School of Commerce in Rochester. Vena McClurg has taken up her duties as a housewife and Marie Whitney has also been married recently.

Pauline Marks is employed at the Silver Cup here in Geneseo. June Lennox is working in Minckler's Drug store. Felix Millecan is now working for the New York State Department of Public Works but plans to attend college next year.

Thru the Halls

Of G. C. S.

by Audrey Vickers.

Just like "Runnie-nose," "Fall­ing-pants," "Hollow-head," I'm an Indian too. . .

Senior play practice shows no signs of budding romances as yet, but a certain new Junior art stu­dent seems undecided on whether her design should be a "crane print' or a "pilato-tone."

Ida Miller and Bev Hanlon have been spotted behind counters in Sibley's. At Forman's we find Lou Ann Dieffenbacher.

The Junior class is off to a good start with Christmas cards.

Marlene et Paul were among the many notables at the matinee production of "Man and Superman" and had the pleasure of talking with the star, Maurice Evans.

Seems as though B. J. Ulmer

had a work out at the York .game. The '49er's, who struck gold on their magazine campaign, have tentative plans for their Senior trip.

Who were those two Marines stationed at Rider's recently?

Miss Doman, Jo MerreIl, Mary Beth Vienna, Charles Hall and E. J. Dwyer, attended the press con­ference sponsored by the Demo­crat and Chronicle. One of the dis­tinguished speakers was Mrs. Gan­nett. A luncheon was served-the turkey was good. The Jen-O-See once again took a first prize.

No wonder Donna Linfoot stayed out of school so long-we hear the (mail, male!) situation was well taken care of.

The English 4 class attended the Helen Webster presentation of "Macbeth" on Monday afternoon, October 18th.

If anyone wants to know what a bassoon is, ask A. Vickers.

Highlighting Freshman Week were the Friday assembly and the Frosh Frolic that evening which drew a surprisingly large crowd. The male section of the Senior play cast are likewise-in casts.

Flash! Flash! "The Charger” has been turned in for a newer, more sleek model. Mr. Rene is now cruising around In a Paris Olds­mobile.

Lost-One pair of stage stairs. If found, please notify Senior play cast.

After the remarkable performance at the Frosh Frolic, we hope to see the Tauffner's opening a dancing class.

Short hair seems to be the style but now Durf you didn't have to go to extremes over it.

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