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Senion C^ss Front Row: E. Smith, T. Clark, John Pinchbeck, Beck, Jay Pinchbeck, Rubel, Toolin, Frankel. Second Row: D o n Button, Killion, White, McCracken, deBaun, T. Smith, OKeefe, A. Belmont, Doug Button, Rawls. Third Row: Brouwer, Titus, Davis, Puschel, C. Studwell, R. Clark.

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(Jmuceus St. Xuhe s ocnm Jtfew Canaan, fonnecticul DAVID L. FRANKEL



Managing Editor



Associate Editor













W e , the class of 1956, fondly dedicate the C A D U C E U S to Mr. Jacob — a teacher whose sincere, patient methods have helped to instill the spirit of learning to all of us. W e are grateful not only for the excellent pteparation in mathematics he has given us, but also for his w a r m friendliness through our years at Saint Luke's.



English A.B., Lafayette College; B.D., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; D.Sc.Ed., Lafayette College.



French A.B., Brown University; M.A., Harvard University.


B.S., Cornell University; M.S., Columbia University.

RAYMOND S. PEARSALL Social Studies — Latin A.B., Amherst College; M.A., Columbia University.

JOSEPH A. SKULLY Mathematics — Science B.S., Dayton University; M.S., Washington University.

WILLIAM J. CIBERE Social Studies — Science A.B., Franklin and Marshall College; M.A., New York University.

JAMES P. JACOB English — Mathematics A.B., Harvard University.

ROBERT W . MACFARLAND Spanish — Social Studies Boston University; A.B., Iona College.

JOHN A. WHITE English —• Mathematics Hamilton College; B.S., Albany State Teachers College.

RUTH A. HANCOCK Lower School B.S., Danbury State Teachers College; M.A., N e w York University.

N A N C Y A. H O W E Lower School B.A., Bates College; Springfield College.

LAURA M. BAILEY Art B.F.A., Syracuse University; N e w York University; University of Southern California.

EUGENE C BECK, JR. South Norwalk Football 4; C A D U C E U S 4.


Gene is one of the oldest members of our class at Saint Luke's. His radiant smile and genial manner have


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come any obstacles in life that face him.



ANTHONY P. BELMONT Stamford Athletic Committee 4; Sentinel 4; C A D U C E U S 4.

Hailing from North Stamford, Tony is k n o w n for his ready laugh and infectious good humor. During his three years on the Hilltop Tony has demonstrated his sportsmanship many times in classroom jokes. Besides being an able student, he has distinguished himself with his hair-raising Sentinel short stories and his proficiency with a camera. Tony possesses a great deal of intellectual promise, which he plans to apply in the field of medicine.


DIRK V. M. BROUWER Riverside Baseball Manager 4; Athletic Committee 4;


Sentinel 3, 4.

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Dirk Brouwer, an intelligent student from Riverside, has been at Saint Luke's for four years. His scholastic


achievements have been so noteworthy that he has become a class authority on his two favorite subjects— history and science. Dirk was the sport editor of the Sentinel, a sport writer for the Caduceus, and the manager of the baseball team. Dirk's natural ability will help him greatly in the future.




D O N A L D C. BUTTON New Canaan Athletic Committee 4; Senior Prom Committee 4; Sentinel 4.

If you happen to see a foreign automobile stopped along the road and an ingenious soul underneath trying to reveal the motor trouble, it would undoubtedly be the amiable D o n Button, a boy w h o has added m u c h to the spirit of the class. D o n has shown vast improvement in his scholastic abilities, and with his profound talent and radiant personality, w e need not worry about his future success in engineering.


DOUGLAS C. BUTTON New Canaan Athletic Committee 4; Senior Prom Committee 4; Football 4; Baseball 3, 4.

Doug, in just a few years, has made concrete achievements at Saint Luke's. After reluctantly parting with his shiny sport car every morning, he usually endured a successful school day, especially enjoying the study of physics and math. D o u g participated with great zeal in football, and he produced articles for the Sentinel. A n amateur comedian, he often delighted the class with his humorous impromptu speeches.


In Rob's four years at Saint Luke's he has distinguished himself by his high scholastic ranking in his class. His will to learn has been not only an aid to his teachers but also an inspiration to his fellow classmen. T h e success of Rob's picturesque 1932 car in bringing h i m to school will continue to puzzle those at Saint Luke's. In spite of such a journey B o b has a likeable disposition, friendly to all.


THOMAS G. CLARKE Norwalk Football 4; Student Council 2, 4; Class Secretary 1, 4; Sentinel 1, 2, 3, Editor 4.

T o m m y is truly the scholar of our class, for since third grade he has captured all nine of the scholarship awards. His diligent manner in handling his job as editor of the Sentinel and in assisting his classmates with their homework or whatever else has gained the respect of all. With Tommy's earnest and sincere outlook on life w e k n o w that w e shall continue to hear of his growing success throughout the years.


KEITH W. DAVIS Stamford Baseball 3, 4.



Keith is one of the more composed members of our


group. From his active mind, which futilely tries ro

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ignore w o m e n , emanates all sorts of data, from quotes I^HA

of modern poetry to speculation on the construction ^••:h\€'¥-:

of an atomic bomb. Keith is a music lover (an expert V:

at playing the drums), a chess player, and a very good athlete. H e has played well for the Saint Luke's base-


ball team, exhibiting a powerful arm.


DAVID H. D E B A U N New Canaan Athletic Committee 4.

Davefirsttrudged u p to the "Hilltop" at the beginning of his junior year to become a true friend to all. H e is surely the tallest m e m b e r of the class, and his amazing knowledge of math, physics, and chess is as prodigious as his frame. David demonstrated ability in dramatics by his superb recitations of William Shakespeare's passages. Dave is an aspirant for engineering school, where he will train for a promising career.


DAVID L. FRANKEL Stamford Athletic Committee 4; Sentinel 3, 4; C A D U C E U S Editor 4.




Dave joined our illustrious class in the sophomore year. His ready wit and remarkable scholastic ability soon earned for him the respect and admiration of his classmates. In his various capacities of leadership, as well as in his pastimes, such as a game of chess in the library, Dave has shown an ambition worthy of high praise. His many and varied attributes cannot help but lead him to success wherever he m a y continue his education.



D a n H a r m o n is the most recent addition to the senior class, having come to Saint Luke's in January. His congenial manner and scholastic ability have helped him adjust rapidly to the Saint Luke's routine. Dan's avocation is knowing sport-cars, and he is well informed on this subject. Although he has not completely decided, Dan's career m a y be in thefieldof writing.


ROGER F. KILLION Norwalk Class Vice-President 3, 4; Student Council 3, Secretary 4; Athletic Committee 3,4; Football 2,3,4.

Since hisfirstappearance in the tenth grade, Roger has been an active participant in m a n y activities. His football prowess earned him a berth o n the varsity squad last season. Also, he has been an active m e m b e r of the student council and a class officer for the past two years. Knowing Roger's sincerity of purpose and ability to do things as they should be done, you can be sure that his will be a life of many accomplishments.

ROBERT M. MCCRACKEN New Canaan Athletic Committee 4; Football 3, 4.

B o b has the distinction of being the oldest m e m b e r of our class, and his maturity has shown in his classroom work and athletic performances. Refusing to be burdened by trifles, B o b can see the pleasanter side of almost anything, including oral themes. H e sometimes hides his basic love for mankind with his piquant wit, but his will to do anyone a favor always prevails. B o b is interested in psychology as a vocation.


PETER A. O'KEEFE Stamford Football 4; Baseball 4.

Although Peter has only been a m e m b e r of the Saint Luke's family for one year, he has made an impression with his good nature and ready smile. Last fall he showed his athletic ability by becoming a regular backfield performer. His subtle classroom comments will be remembered to have enlivened many discussions. Whether or not he pursues his present aspirations along the line of music, w e feel sure that success will be Pete's ultimate goal.


JAY PINCHBECK Ridgefield Football 3, 4; Athletic Committee 3; Maroon Captain 4; Student Council 4; Class Secretary 3; Senior P r o m Committee Chairman 4; Sentinel


Jay has acquired an admirable reputation for his sincerity in his relations with both fellow students and teachets during the rwelve years he has been at Saint Luke's. Jay, usually an amiable fellow, bore no traces of his friendliness w h e n he played right end in varsity football games. A s associate editor he m a d e important contributions to the 1956 Caduceus. Jay's future will surely be an extension of his present success.


JOHN PINCHBECK Ridgefield Football 3, 4; Athletic Committee Chairman 4; Gray Captain 4; Senior Prom Committee 4; Sentinel 3, 4.

T h e class of 1956 is indebted to John Pinchbeck for hisfineleadership, both in heading the Athletic C o m mittee and in being captain of the Gray team. This quiet student, a veteran of twelve years at Saint Luke's, has fulfilled his responsibilities with an industrious spirit. His efforts on the football team as well as his contributions to the Sentinel and yeatbook have qualified John to be regarded as the all-around Saint Luke's

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PHILIP P. PUSCHEL Riverside Sentinel 4; Athletic Committee 4.

Staffing in his junior year at Saint Luke's, Phil has quickly become a good student and afirstrate participant in all phases of Saint Luke's life. Phil is reasonably quiet unless he has discovered one of his amazing solutions to a physics problem. T o satisfy his innate curiosity, Phil was a self-appointed supervisor of the g y m construction. H e is a polite and affable boy and can look forward to a vefy happy future.


JOHN G. RAWLS Darien Basketball 3, 4; Baseball 4; Athletic Committee 4; Senior Prom Committee 4; C A D U C E U S 4.

Coming to our class in his junior year, John has brightened the halls and classes with his good-natuted presence. His rollicking personality has asserted itself in all his undertakings. A loyal m e m b e r of the basketball team, a talented musician, and a scholar of some note, John has added m u c h to our class. W e are confident that life will be nothing short of "a breeze" to this popular boy.


BLAIR J. RUBEL Westport Football 1, 2, 3, Captain 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Committee 1, 2, 3; Class President 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 1, 2, 3, Chairman 4; Sentinel 1, 2, 3, 4; C A D U C E U S 4.

In Blair's m a n y years at Saint Luke's he has conscientiously applied himself in his studies and has excelled. W i t h his abounding school spirit and excellent leadership, he has enriched nearly all of Saint Luke's extra-curricular functions. Blait's brilliant list of achievements hete constitute only one phase of his success, for equally as great is the high esteem and respect that everyone has had for him.


1 EDWARD A. SMITH Stamford Sentinel 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; C A D U C E U S 4; Athletic Committee 3; Class Treasurer 3, 4.

O n e of the more active of our members, Eddie will long be remembered for his diligent management of the Class of '56 pocketbook, as well as his participation in varsity sports and his position on the reknowned kitchen staff. Eddie, an intelligent boy, is a frequent member of the Honor Roll. His calm manner, his ability to make friends, and the skill which he shows in any undertaking will guide him onto the highway of success.


TERENCE F. SMITH Stamford Sentinel 4; Athletic Committee 4; Football 2, 4.

Arriving in his juniot year, Terry soon became known for his M - G automobile, which he dtove to school last year. This year, Terry has taken the responsibility of driving a school car. In addition to this, his hard work has placed him on the football team and the athletic committee. Tetry's chatacter and judgement place him high in our minds, and you can be sure that these attributes will enable him to succeed in his chosen field. 30

CLINTON R. STUDWELL Norwalk C A D U C E U S 4; Sentinel 4; Football 4.

Clint is probably best k n o w n for his artistic ability, and this has helped with past issues of the Sentinel, as well as in the production of the C A D U C E U S . His antics in the classroom have continually humored his classmates and dismayed his teachers. Last fall Clint showed himself well on the varsity football squad. Whether as an artist or as a pilot in the Air Force, Clint's ingenuity should help him succeed in the futute as he has in the past.


JONATHAN TITUS Stamford C A D U C E U S 4; Sentinel 3, 4; Athletic Committee 4; Senior Prom Committee; Football 4.

K n o w n as "Jocular Jon" to most of his friends, Jon's stay at Saint Luke's has been marked by a continuous line of funny stories. H e obviously has also applied his keen wit to studying, for he has done very well in science and mathematics. Jon demonstrated a marked writing style in his Sentinel articles. A m o n g his many interests are mechanics, amateur radio, and music. His participation on the football team rounded out a full extra-curricular program.


LAWRENCE J. TOOLIN Norwalk C A D U C E U S 4; Sentinel 1,2,3,4; Football 4.

i V-. A veteran of six years on the "Hilltop," Larry made his presence felt by becoming a top-notch writer on

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the Sentinal, as well as excelling in intramural football. A n industrious boy, he is a member of the Ath-


letic Committee, where he has been a faithful worker. Larry has a keen sense of humor, and his jokes oftened lightened class discussions. With his easy-going manner, Larry should find success in any field.


JOHN S. WHITE, JR. Darien Football 2, 3, Captain 4; Basketball 2, 3, Captain 4; Baseball 3, 4; Athletic Committee 3; Student Council 4.



Johnny has m a d e himself an integral part of Saint Luke's life. Always having a smile and a friendly word he has endeared himself to evetyone here. Johnny, one of the better class athletes, was co-captain of the football team and captain of the basketball team. His ability in both sports has contributed to many school victoties. His quiet, modest appearance and amicable personality will certainly assure him a wonderful futute.


W e , the class of 1956, being reasonably sound of mind and surprizingly hale of body w h e n one considers, are packing all puzzling geometric theorems, scuffed dancing shoes, hurriedly learned economic laws, and battle-scarred football equipment in preparation for that appointment with Destiny which awaits us. However, as w e trudge d o w n from the HilL w e k n o w that those w h o survive us in academic life here at Saint Luke's will continue to bear high aloft the traditions and standatds of our school. A s w e look into the golden past of our rapidly disappearing youth w e might envision the end of the summer of 1952, w h e n a n e w light dawned upon the familiar brick building,

— w e continued on our carefree way, this wise counsel-

for it was then that our sturdy little crew of twenty-

ing passing right over (or probably through) our

one technically became freshmen, but w e were too

heads, which were busily occupied planning violent

busy screaming defiance at each other and seeming

sallies upon each other, building a better spitball, or in

monstrous oafs to members of that year's senior class

other important matters.

to bother with such trivialities. Our class welcomed

In the following year w e were particularly "soph-

newcomers, R o b Clark, Clint Studwell, and Jon Titus.

morish," developing a casual streak of carefree soph-

Also a m o n g us were several w h o had been ambling up

istication and just as hurriedly adopting a studied at-

the bluestone driveway for the past six to eight years

titude of repentance w h e n the heads began to roll.

— F r a n k H a m m o n d , Blair Rubel, the Pinchbeck broth-

Little did w e dream at this lowly stage that in two

ers, and T o m m y Clarke. Little heeding the stem advice

years most of us would be dancing madrigals around

of the Good Doctor—that w e must start to study n o w

N e w Canaan's First Congregational Church. Mr. Pearsall awarded a special treat to those w h o braved the wintry blast of Latin 2 through the trials and tribulations of Ulysses, proving conclusively that the coefficient of friction between a freshly polished oak floor and the bottom of his chair is very small indeed. (This was also the year that the plaster began R> crack in the ceiling over the front parr of the hallway.) Blair Rubel and T o m m y Clarke represented us on the Student Council of that year, and Blair, w h o has been our class president since 1952, continued on to the summit of extra-curricular achievement. In our junior year w e were once more firmly re-

fliskfrij minded that w e were "college candidates." Atfirstthe problem seemed amazingly complex, especially when plane geometry menaced some of us with its vicious little theorems, but then it was suggested that w e try studying. And, Gentle Reader, do you k n o w that over half of our class became fairly constant supporters of the Honor Roll? At this time the artistic genius of the Pinchbeck twins fully assetted itself, and since our class dance of that year they have been noted authorities on terpsichorean decorations. N o w being one step from the top of the ladder, w e found that w e were entitled to certain privileges the assumption of which w e were hithetto denied. Lounging juniors could not be seen smoking and conversing

group, which was reflected by the enthusiastically at-

with their older brethren in back of the school. These

tended parties of that year.

joyous moments of relaxation would occasionally be

The hectic struggle of our Senior year left little time

interrupted by a joyous interlude preceded by the cry

for such frivolities. W h e n w e weren'tfillingout appli-

"Free-for-all" being emitted by some hapless indi-

cation blanks, or doing three hours of studying, or visit-

vidual, w h o would usually be trampled in the ensuing

ing colleges, or doing Sentinel and Caduceus work, or

melee. In this gay pastime the customary procedure

studying for college boards and school exams, or par-

is ro maul your neighbor vigorously if he is in pos-

ticipating in sports, ot doing the several other little

session of the disputed object, usually a basketball.

things which seemed to dtive us crazy, mosr of us tried

Passing on to another popular pastime of our junior

to sleep.

year, w e come to the "bull session," ovet which Clint

However, w e somehow pulled ourselves through this

Srudwell usually presided. These graphic glimpses into

ordeal, and sometime in Aptil w h e n the tension slacked

the lives of our classmates have greatly augmented the

w e looked around us w e n e w eyes. W e seemed to have

atmosphere of conviviality which reigns in our little

suddenly acquired a n e w sense of maturity, and w e all mellowed considerably when w e realized that w e wete about to split up and go our different ways. O f course, w e would occasionally see each other in years to come, but w e would no longer be doing things as a unit. W e each realized that after a while w e would remember each other after a few memtal pauses as, perhaps, "the guy w h o sat in front of m e in physics" or "that artist on the Caduceus." Nevertheless the memories which w e pack into our suitcases as w e leave for college will be happy ones, and those headaches which botheted us so m u c h at the time will seem trivial indeed. The time will come w h e n w e will value the defeats more than the victories for the lessons they teach us.


j lie (J/ass Ptofikcy tj f956 A promising group of amateurs left Saint Luke's in '56. W i t h a blinking eye to the future their paths they aimed to fix. Twenty yeats after graduation their destinies are found. Don't doubt these dire predictionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to 7 6 they're bound!

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After probing the history of Captain H o o k Dirk resorts to his comic book.

Professors Button and Button, an ingenious pair, Are displaying their atomonstrous, delicate ware.

The life of a sportsman is not one of luck. R o b Clark still chases an elusive duck.

The Sentinel, Harpers, the Timesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all too abstruse, So n o w Ed. Clarke relaxes with Mother Goose.

'Silence is golden," our hero proclaimed. Deep-thinking Keith has n o w become famed.



"Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!" deBaun wins his audience in one dramatic throw.

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D. Frankelvitch, a chessman pure, Found this game a powerful lure.

Dennis Harmon, a physicist of fame, Shows us the mechanics of an inclined plane.

R o g and Terry, two brave, adventurous pro's, Round a curve just as m y crystal ball must close.

As a psychiatrist Bob's no slouch, He's treating Blair upon his couch. Finding h o w it had all begun, he assures Blair he's m u c h too young. 40

O n every instrument Pete's tried his hand, A n d n o w he's become a one-man band.

John P., a rancher and alumnus of Cornell, Found oil in Texas, and is doing pretty well.

This velocipede is for Puschel, A daredevil, he rides it well.

If a doctor's life gets a little too deep, John R. will restore his army jeep.




Eddy Smith slides through the m u d . He's determined to stop another flood.

Clint, esq., again has offered bait A n d sold his catch some real estate.

A Titus from Harvard with ability rare, Jon sits upon his honor's chair.

A great writer Larry's come to be He's finished his autobiography.

rm^ He's pushin' forty but that's no reason T o stop John from playing another season.


Front Row: Pape, Rowlison, Thomas, Hanson, deBearn, M . Pelanne, Murphy, Katz. Second Row: Montgomery, Shinnick, Seagraves, Byers, H a m m o n d , Glendinning, Margold, P. Pelanne, Corridon, Biers. Third Row: Schuster, A. Clark, Giles, Brill.

Junto J Câ&#x201E;˘ ass athletic Skip Glendinning, another newcomer; Frank H a m m o n d , class secretary-tteasurer; Pete Hanson, w h o has conceded that if there is no World Series next year, the Dodgers will not win it; class president D a n Katz, seldom at a loss for voice; the "old salt" of the class. C o m m o d o r e Margold; Barry Montgomery, connoisseur of wine, w o m e n , song, peanuts, and raisins; Jeremy (chercher la f e m m e ) Murphy; Harry Pape, "theoremetrically" and "corollatily" a genius; "God's gift to sports," Mark Pelanne; Pierre Pelanne, an old stand-by on the Student Council; ace repotter on the Sentinel and a threat to Hopalong's career, Eric Rowlison; Walt Schuster, w h o is rather found of Marilyn; Georgetown's threat to S.L.S., Ed Seagraves; Joe Shinnick (sorry, this car only holds twenty!); and Pat Thomas, vatsity quarterback and Student Council member.

A s w e of the junior class bid farewell to the class of '56, w e are suddenly struck by the fact that one year from n o w w e too shall be leaving St. Luke's. In the coming school year w e shall be called upon to fulfill the responsibilities that accompany the leadership of the student body, our hope being that w e mayfillthis important position as well as the present graduating class has. N o w , h o w about meeting the class of '57? Heading the line-up is Bill Biers, student supreme and auspicious m e m b e r of the Sentinel; next is Pete Brill, a new-comer, crewcut and all; then John Byers, class vice-president and kitchen crew member; silent and smiling Jerry Clark (what's wrong with a Willys'?); Jack Cortidon, a future sutgeon and a fast operator; Count Gaston deBetn (Does your hair have that dull, lifeless look?); Eddie Giles, that fellow over there reading about the heavy English fogs; affable and


Front Row: Hamblen, Gallavan, Richmond, Kortegast, M . Clark, B. Studwell, J. Moore, Miller. Second Row: Whatmore, W . Baggaley, Edwards, Jensen, R. Gette, H. Weise, Bendz, Steinberger, Green, T. Hall. Third Row: Betts, K. Smith, Weinstock, Whitham, Novik, Kinzler, Adler, Haims.

Sofin&moke (Jiass In spite of our struggles upon arrival to the tenth grade, we, the sophomore class, feel rhat w e capably upheld the Saint Luke's tradition. O u rfirstschool dance, "Goal to Go," was a great success, and w e have represenred our school organizations with distinction. A m o n g the members of our versatile class, w e find that Alden dreams of Latin; Baggley blushes about the true qualities in life; Bendz is an amateut electrician, looking for a light bulb; Baker has a great future on the football team; Betts is a little m a n with a big tackle; M i k e Clark, the president of our class, is a capable leader; Edwards and English: friends or foes? Gallavan, secretary of the class, is a hunter of some note; Gette is happy-go-lucky, w h o isn't too lucky; Green has recently w o n the heavyweight championship; Hall has a potential scholastic ability; Jensen is a m e m b e r of Clan Ridgefield; H a i m s will m a k e you

believe anything imaginable; Kinzler once he makes up his mind is usually undecided anyway. Kortegast has a good future in the smokers' club; Vice-President Millet is a variable type of creature; Moore is a fish expert from North Stamford; Novik is a probable asset to the basketball teams of the furure; Richmond is our "Don Juan"; Smith is president of the anti-Latin club; Steinbetger is continually trying to outwit the faculty. Treasurer Studwell is somehow our class scholar; Weinstock is another w h o wants to find the secret of Latin; Weise is our fugitive from Westport; W i t h a m is a student of some note; and W h a t m o r e is an avid girl and car enthusiast. From this diversified class w e feel capable of taking on the responsibilities as juniors, and together w e wish luck to the class of '56.


Front Row: R. Spelke, Wrightson, R. Flatow, Kraczkiewicz, John Herzog, A. Moore, R. Weise, Woodward, Skinner. Second Row: B. Baggaley, Nickerson, Knight, Grandbois, Ray Killion, C. Pfeifer, Houlberg, Bailey, McGourty, Crowell, Callaway.

fyeshman (J/ass field. N o n e but himself can be Killion's equal for "Ramie" is unique; Knight is Toby Knickerson's sidekick and one of the class's better declaimers of verse. Kracziewicz is a disillusioned chicken farmer. M c Gourty knows that the life of a wit is warfare on earth, but is teplacing Moote as class jester; Nickerson knows that a gerund is a noun-verbal ending in i n g; Pfeifer looks dashing, but he's onlyfifteen.Skinner, the treasurer, is also the veteran of the class; Spelke should k n o w that "the silence of pure innocence often persuades when speaking fails"; Weise is the basketball fiend of the class; W o o d w a r d , the shortest m e m b e r of the class, isn't as cute as he looks; and Wrightson, our president, w h o hates poetry and girls, is the class athlete. W e are sure that as the years go on at St. Luke's, w e will gain in wisdom and experience (all freshman classes have so far, so w e have a good chance of doing so too) and will be able to meet our increased responsibilities.

Though w e of the fteshman class cannot say that as a whole w e have distinguished ourselves as athletes or as scholars, w e feel, without a doubt, that w e must have left some mark on St. Luke's. O n e must admit that w e have m a d e an intetesting conversation piece and have given our elders m u c h to ponder about. Baggaley is the class representative to the Student Council, and a good one; Bailey, w h o is wise from the top of the head up, is one of the class's "good kids"; Bliss, the class Vice-President, is growing into a firstclass ceiling-scraper; Callaway is one of the more thoughtful members of the class; Ctowell has the amazing faculty of being able to fall asleep anywhere; Fairlamb has elevated time-wasting to a fine art; Flatow is responsible for many of the odder photographs in the C A D U C E U S . Grandbois, another ceiling-scraper, comes from N e w Canaan via Kalazoo, Mich.; Herzog, w h o comes from Stamford, always manages to gatble his words magnificently; Houlberg comes from Ridge46

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Front Row: W . King, Fleschner, Fisher, Van Schenck, J. Hall, Olivetti, Heydt, Ruegg, Howland. Second Row: Sherwood, Hoffman, Gilroy, Jordan, G. Thompson, R. C. Bell, Burleigh, Relyea, Blanchard, Ide.

^tiade Si'even

Front Row: Jim Herzog, Ostheimer, La Rue, Chapin, C. Ritter, Martin, R. Pearsall, Luckenbill, Fogle, J. Belmont. Second Row: Fuller, Alden Twachtman, C. Gette, Gaisser, C. Weaver, W . Pfeifer, Jenkins, Graves, Hurd, Pedersen, Simmons.


^tode Six

Front Row: W . Ritter, P. Spelke, R. Phillips, Michaan, D. Weaver, Hawkins. Second Row: P. Flatow, Wells, R. W . Bell, Pearson, Orloff, Runyon, Mack, Kemp.

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Front Row: Peter Ross, M . Pearsall, W . Cibere, Rubenstein, Provost. Second Row: Harris, W . Moore, Ray Moon, D. Thompson, de Mueller, Piersall, Oettinger, Mr. White.

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Front Row: Art Twatchtman, Paul Ross, Miss Hancock, M . Phillips, Bouton. Second Row: R. King, Talmage, Harrison, Wasey.

Pfiimafiy ^Hades

Front Row: Burns, Bancroft, S. Michaan, Snydet, de Castro, A. Cibere. Second Row: Miss Howe, Robert Moon, McAllister, G. Clark, Arthur, Bringhurst, Martini, D. Moon.







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Front Row: Dr. Kidd, Rubel, Roger Killion, Jay Pinchbeck. Second Row: B. Baggaley, Thomas, P. Pelanne, T. Clark, White, Miller, M . Clark, Sherwood.

Siudenl (jouncil T h e Student Council this year, without a doubt, has been one of thefinestin St. Luke's history. From the very start the Srudent Council became a well-organized and active group. Under the outstanding leadership of Blair Rubel, chairman of the council and vetetan of four years, it functioned very efficiently and with marked results. Roger Killion, carrying out his Student Council duties for the second year, was secretaty. T h e three other representatives from the senior class were Jay Pinchbeck, a n e w addition of high capability, T o m Clarke, an active representative, and John White, an energetic worker. T h e juniors were ably represented by Pierre Pelanne, a capable veteran, and Par Thomas, another n e w addition. Mike Clark and K e n Miller, both valuable assets, m a d e the sophomore class an ex-


cellently represented one. Bruce Baggaley, from the freshman class, was a valuable member, as was Michael Sherwood, w h o represenred the eighth grade. It m a y be said that these representatives of the Student Council did a great deal to place this organization in the high esteem which it n o w enjoys. T h e Srudent Council did a fine job in handling its various activitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;assisting in the proctoring of study halls, improving conduct in and around school, supervising intramural sports activities, and sponsoring one of the most successful dances this year. At this opportunity appreciation must be shown to the Student Council, for it carried our its different duties in a very quiet efficient manner, benefiting the student body and faculty, also.

Front Row: D o n Button, Frankel, T. Smith, Brouwer, John Pinchbeck, Rawls, Doug Button, Puchel. Second Row: Titus, Killion, McCracken, deBaun, P. Pelonne, B. Biers, A. Belmonr, Steinberger, Miller. Third Row: Katz, M . Clark, Greene, M . Pelanne, Murphy.

(rftliletic Committw mural football games and in preparing thefieldfor the many baseball contests. These two jobs are only part of the various funcrions that the committee performs throughout the school's football, basketball, and baseball seasons. It must referee the frequent intramural games played by the varsity, league, and junior teams. Being an unbiased referee is extremely difficult; however, the members of the committee officiated these contests fairly, setting an example for furure years. Field Day, the climax of the year's sports activities between the Maroons and the Grays, has ro be regulated by the Athletic Committee. Sports play an active part in the life of everyone at school, and the Athletic Committee insures that good sportsmanship shall be followed in all activities.

This year the Athletic Committee, selected by the Student Council at the beginning of the year is one of the largest in the history of the school. Consisting of twenty-two ranging from sophomores to seniors, rhe committee operates in co-operation with the various athleric squads here ar school. T h e membership of this year's committee, under rhe chairmanship of John Pinchbeck, includes Tony Belmont, Jon Titus, Dirk Brouwer, D o n and Douglas Button, Roger Killion, Dave deBaun, David Frankel, Terry Smith, John Rawls, B o b McCracken, Phillip Pushell, Jerry Murphy, M a r k Pelanne, Pierre Pelanne, D a n n y Katz, Bill Biers, John Steinberger, K e n Miller, M i k e Clark, and Neil Green. T h e committee has attained a high peak of perfection in lining the athleticfieldfor varsity and intra-


Front Row: Brouwer, Rubel, Titus, T. Clark, Toolin, Byers, Biers, Rowlison. Second Row: Frankel, C. Studwell, John Pinchbeck, E. Smith, Shinnick, R. Spelke.

[Jlie Senfinel accurate reports on football, basketball, and baseball games. Blair Rubel, the managing editor, did an excellent job in writing, editing, and organizing material. T h e Sentinel boasted m a n y talented feature writers. There is Joseph Shinnick, whose well-styled reporting has been of gieat service; Larry Toolin has contributed well-written essays, reports, and stories. John Rawls' short stories were popular. D o u g and D o n Button have also proved valuable for their sterling news coverage. Photography was handled by Dave Frankel, w h o managed the difficult task of giving good picture coverage of Saint Luke's activities. George T h o m p s o n also contributed snapshots. Other contributors to the Sentinel were Bill Biers, Richard Spelke, Terry Smith, Peter O'Keefe, Roger Killion, Jay and John Pinchbeck, and Tony Belmont. M r . Graves, in his usual capacity as advisor, wielded a judicious pencil in proof reading the Sentinel material. His aid helped the Sentinel to become a fine school newspaper.

T h e Sentinel staff for the 1955-56 school year has done an excellent job in producing an intetesting, concise journal of Saint Luke's activities. In coming out once a month, the paper has been able to keep up with all events of interest to the students, faculty, and parents. This year's staff is one of the largest, headed by Editor-in-Chief T o m Clarke, who, having been a m e m ber of the Sentinel for seven years, was well seasoned for the job. H e exhibited organizing ability in mold ing the forces of the staff. T o m deserves credit for accomplishing the ptodigious feat of bringing usfinereporting. Jon Tirus, Tom's right-hand man, worked diligently, contributing m a n y fine articles and editotials. John Byers, rhe assistant editor, proved himself definitely capable of succeeding T o m as Editor-in-Chief next year. Byers was invaluable to T o m , writing informative articles through the year. Dirk Brouwer commanded the sports depattment and did afinejob in bringing us


Front Row: Titus, E. Smith, Frankel, Jay Pinchbeck. Second Row: Rubel, Rawls, C. Studwell, E. Beck, Toolin, A. Belmont.

(jadu uceus other proficient arrists, Clint Studwell, Jay and John Pinchbeck. Photography was handled well by Anthony Belmont with assistance from David Frankel. W i t h the acquisition of a press camera the photographers were able to produce quality pictures. Edward Smith and the four advertising managers, John Tirus, John Rawls, Blair Rubel, and Larry Toolin did an efficienr job in securing advertisements. T h e entire senior class cooperated in this task. In addition to the aforementioned members of the staff, m a n y other seniors and lowerclassmen deserve credit for their writing contributions to the Caduceus. M r . Pearsall was once again the advisor to the Caduceus staff, which here sincerely thanks h i m for his patient guidance, invaluable suggestions, and material assistance. If the readers of this Caduceus can derive as m u c h pleasure as w e have had in producing it, the senior class can consider one of its main projects a true success.

In producing the twelfth edition of the Caduceus, members of the staff, realizing that this is a lasting record of the 1955-56 school year, have diligently striven to m a k e each page informative, readable, and attractive. This is not a book exclusively for the seniors. They, of course, being the leaders for the school year, have been given a prominent part, but it has been the staff's purpose to represent fully the activities of all the school. T h e editorial board, whose jobs are to write m a n y of the articles, to apportion assignments, to coordinate the various parts of the Caduceus, and to help obtain advertisements, consisted of David Frankel, editor; Jay Pinchbeck, associate editor; and Edward Smith, managing editor. All three of these boys began their jobs early in the school year and worked conscientiously until the book was passed on to the publishers. Eugene Beck, rhe art editor, enriched the Caduceus with his skillful drawings. H e was assisted by three






Fro;;/ Row: T. Smith, Rawls, Jay Pinchbeck, MacCracken. Second Row: Doug Button, White, John Pinchbeck, D o n Button.

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Every year at St. Luke's the senior class sponsors one gala affair, the Senior Prom. This year it will take place shortly befote C o m m e n c e m e n t in June. T h e senior class has elected to its commirtee nine boys with competent abilities—Jay Pinchbeck, chairman, Terry Smith, John Rawls, Robert McCracken, D o n and D o u g Button, Jon Titus, and John White. Since this will be thefirstSenior Prom to be held in the n e w gymnasium, the committee has the especially difficult task of arranging the decorations. All three


of the main jobs in planning a dance—providing music, refreshments, and decorations—were handled with expett judgement. T o each succeeding dance committee comes the job of trying to emulate the past year's performance, and this time, with the added attraction of the n e w g y m and the product of careful arrangement, this dance will be an assuted success. The Prom, thefinalsocial event of the school year, is always a good time of music, dancing, and fellowship.


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Front Row: Knickerson, Wrightson, Relyea, Toolin, Thomas, Novik, B. Studwell, Betts, Katz, manager. Second Row: Knight, Pfeifer, Margold, Murphy, E. Smith, Rubel, White, Kiliion, M . Clark. Third Row: Coach Cibere, Montgomery, C. Studwell, Pape, Hanson, T. Smith, Glendinning, McCracken, Biers, Dr. Kidd, Beck. Fourth Row: Miller, Whatmore, T. Clark, Jay Pinchbeck, John Pinchbeck, Doug Burton, Haims, Green, Titus, H a m m o n d , manager.

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jeeilall From the first week in September until the first week in October, the "Hilltop" was the scene of intense practice for the preparation of the coming football season. Coach Cibere composed a starting line-up of seven seniors, three juniors and one sophomore. Although the team had a tremendous weight disadvantage, it m a d e up for this with exceptional speed and the spirit which is characteristic of all Saint Luke's teams. The team opened the season against a m u c h heavier and more experienced Brunswick eleven with the resulr being a 20-0 set-back. The following week a revengeful Saint Luke's eleven traveled to Poughkeepsie to meet Oakwood, a distant boatding school. T h e result was a 42-6 triumph in which the entire Saint Luke's squad played exceptionally well. The third Saturday of the season saw the "Hilltoppers" play host to a powerful Millbrook team, which was enjoying itsfinestseason in m a n y years. T h e outcome was a nine-

teen-to-nothing victory for our heavier opponents, but it should be mentioned that this was the closest that Millbrook had all season. T h e following Monday Locust Valley Friend's Academy of Long Island visited our gridiron and went away with a victory. This, our third defeat of the year, was a g a m e that proved disappointing, for Saint Luke's had high hopes fot victory after the strong performance the team made the previous two weekends. O n the date of our nexr andfinalgame the Maroon and Gray traveled to Peekskill to play our favorite rivals, St. Peters. Once again the team was determined to win, and this time w e did come h o m e with a 14-6 victory. This g a m e was without a question the most exciting meeting of the year, and only through the whole team's support, the varsity ended its season with a second victory. In conclusion the team would like to express its most profound appreciation to Coach Cibere for the untiring efforts that he undertook in order that the varsity football team could learn the fundamentals of football, fair play, and good sportsmanship.

Front Row: M . Pelanne, Thomas, Rawls, White, Hanson, Rubel, E. Smith, Murphy. Second Row: Montgomery, H a m m o n d , Baker, P. Pelanne, Miller, Giles, Wrightson, de Beam, Novik, Mr. MacFarland.

iJaftsity Baskilall After grueling weeks of practice on the g y m floor and calisthenics on the athleticfield,thete emetged the 1956 St. Luke's Basketball Team. In Mt. MacFarland's second year here on the "Hilltop" he ptoduced a fine squad with a smooth, steady offense and a solid defense. A large factor in the teams good condition was the long hours spent in practice which included m a n y scrimmages with other teams. Working with a nucleus of talent which he had discovered and coached last year, Mr. MacFarland depended upon a large number of returning players with experience, although only one returnee, John White, was afirststringer. This year Coach MacFarland was blessed with 6' 8" Pete Hanson, w h o started in the center position. Generally, the whole offense worked around Pete, and his value under the backboards m a d e him a valuable asset to the team. The other starters, all


of w h o m were light on experience at the beginning of the season, were Pierre Pelanne and Ed Giles, forwards, and Mark Pelanne, w h o shared the guard duties with John White. Backing them u p in all positions was a vety capable group of benchmen, Edward Smith, John Rawls, Blait Rubel, and Pat Thomas saw a lot of action. The Maroon and Gtay's most formidable opponents was a remarkably good Brunswick team; however, against the remaining members of the Southern Connecticut Private School League w e have been more successful, including a game with Edgewood in which St. Luke's record of 95 points scored was established. This has been a good season for the hoopsters from the "Hilltops" with St. Luke's being among the top in the league standings at the schedule's end, and, with many juniors on the team already, the outlook for next season is equally as bright.


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Front R o w : B. Rubel, Salmon, Hanson, Salomon, Sunde, Fogle. Second R o w : Rawls, Thomas, Bloch, Dawson, Birdsall, White, Flaherty, Ed Smith. Back Row: de Beam, Doug Button, M . Pelanne, Sherman, M . Clark, P. Pelanne, Lehmberg, J. Frankel, Zales, Murphy, Mr. MacFarland.

iJafisiiy Baselall As the Caduceus goes to press before the opening of the baseball season, a preview of rhe 1956 season instead of a review will be presented. Looking at the prospecrs for the coming season, one can see that the most important advantage of the team is the large number of returning members of last year's squad. Coach MacFarland, then, will be aided by his players' experience in his task of preparing a ream which will be able to meet the challenge that very formidable opponents will provide. Taking inro considerarion last year's performances, a pre-season view of the general defensive line-up will give a fairly accurate picture of the team's overall strength. T h e main problem facing Mr. MacFarland this year is the acquisition of a capable catcher. W i t h the graduation of three backstops this position has been left entirely unartended. T w o w h o m a y provide a solution to this problem are K e n Miller and Mike Clark. Moving to the other end of the battery w e find Mark Pelanne and Pat Thomas ready to take the pitching chores,


and while one of this versatile pair is on the mound, the other will be roaming the infield at second base. Circuiting the infield, atfirstbase a battle is shaping up between Pete Hanson and Pierre Pelanne, while at shortstop and third w e have Ed Smirh and John White, respectively. In the outfield there are only two experienced returnees, Blair Rubel, w h o will probably hold d o w n a centerfield post, and Keith Davis. In the relief pitching category w e have another returning member, reliable Gaston deBearn. With the addition of the inevitable newcomers, whose talents at this m o m e n t are unknown, the Maroon and Gray roster looks formidable. The offensive power of the squad, however, will have to be augmented, Rubel and Thomas being the two obvious ball threats. Hanson and Ed Smith m a y be counted on for some extra-base hits. The team will take on its winning ways before the season is too far advanced, and with some improvement St. Luke's will have a well-balanced ball club, capable of handling any opposition.

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Front Row: Gilroy, Gaisser, Fuller, J. Hall, Alden Twachtman, Woodward, C. Ritter. Second Row. C. Gette, Van Schenck, Crowell, C. Weaver, Ide, R. C. Bell, Hoffman.

Jueaaue jeeilall A s another season of league football closed, w e looked back with ptide on a successful year of competition between our two intramural League groups. Only two games were played between the Maroons and Grays this year. They seemed to indicate a determination of the Grays to tepeat their victory of 1954. T h e first g a m e that was held between the two imposing forces ended in a rathet decisive Gtay victoty, 19-0. The Maroons fought hard but could not ground against their resolved opponents. In the contest which followed the Grays again showed their suptemacy by a

score of 6-0. The Maroon's defense seems to have improved as is witnessed by the narrowing of the latter score. Both teams put up a hard fight, but the Grays appear to have thrived on breaking the five year M a roon dominance. Both teams joined forces when Saxe Junior High School visited St. Luke's, and although Mr. MacFarland had R. Weise and J. Hall sharing the quartetback position, Giltoy and Gorden as halfbacks, and B. Baggaley as fullback, w e lost 6-0. W h e n St. Peter's arrived at St. Luke's, our league scoted a conclusive ttiumph


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Front Row: Bruce Baggaley, Simmons, W . Pfeifer, R. Flatow, Weise, Fleschner, J. Belmont. Second Row: Fisher, Olivetti, Sherwood, Houlberg, Jordan, Runyon, Graves.

by beating them 25-0. J. Hall played quarterback, C. Pfeifer and Baggaley were the two halfbacks, and L. Bailey was fullback. N o n e of the scores of the games were parricularly close numerically, but, as has been true of Maroon and Gray encounters of previous years, it gave the younger boys a chance to enjoy a sport such as football under thorough training, while learning the fundamentals of proper behavior and true sportsmanship. Credit should be given to Mr. MacFarland w h o did an excellent job of bringing each group of boys into the efficient unit thar m a n y schools strive to form. W i t h

such instruction it is not very hard to visualize St. Luke's varsity teams as victorious. W h e n the Matoons and Grays faced each other o n rhefield,J. Hall played quarrerback, Fairlamb and Gaiser halfbacks, and Twachrman fullback for the M a roons. T h e Gray backfield consisted of R. Weise as quartetback, Jordan and Fleshner taking the halfback spots, and Baggaley in as fullback. Since a backfield is only as good as its line, m u c h commendation should be given to the lines of each team for their close cooperation.

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Front Row: A. Twachtman, A. Cibere, W . Ritter, Chapin, W . Cibere, Arthur, D. Moon, Robert Moon. Second Row: Luckenbill, Fogel, Ray Moon, Pearson, Orloff, D. Weaver, Jim Herzog.

junm jfeeSall The Junior Maroons and Grays have done an inspiring job of showing their achievements again this year. Under the skillful leadership of Mr. Pearsall the teams have passed another year in which m u c h has been learned, some energy has been spent, and a grand time has been had by all. T h e boys' enthusiasm has been ever present, omnipotent, and apparently well rewarded. They have been exposed to the fundamentals of the gridiron, as could be seen by anyone w h o chanced to walk up to the foot-

ballfieldlast fall. Before him were scores of little fellows running about in business-like fashion, trying not to trip over one another, and glancing often at each other to see if they were poised exactly alike. All this, of course, had good results, as the boys were taughr tackling, blocking, and most important of all, good sportsmanship. A s the latter department has always been of primary importance to St. Luke's, the games played by these fellows have been very wonderful to watch. They take the game as seriously as their larger


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Front Row: McAllister, Burns, Bouton, Talmadge, Arthur, R. Pearsall, K e m p , P. Flatow, Martini.Second Row: Provosr, Martin, Ostheimer, Piersall, Pedersen, D. Thompson, R. W . Bell, Mack, Wells, Hawkins.

counterparts and struggle to the extent of their abilities to help their teams win any game they play. Though the Grays had w o n the greater number of games at the close of the season, the teams had been matched with the utmost care, and all rhe players worked hard. O n the Gray squad Chapin did afinejob as a back, W . Ritter worked well in defensive back position, Fogle and Herzog also held back positions, and W . Cibere did well on the defense.

The Maroons also had some promising players. R. Pearsall played hard to help his team through; Martin was a center, but also played in the backfield; Pederson worked as end and back; Thompson took an end position; and Bell wotked as tackle. These boys, along with the remainder of the team, furnished an active season of football. W i t h each succeeding year they will improve their skills, their bodies, their minds, and their spirits.








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