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In this day of H-Bombs and nuclear development,

science

seems to be the most Important subject. H o w fortiinate we are at Dwight to have a master whose ma in desire is to give us the best in the knowledge of sciencel In this our Yearbook of 1954 we salute Mr. Charles W, Myron - our mentor in chemistry and physics. His grades? Well, let's not talk about those.*


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"PROLOGUE

The beautiful m onth of June has finally come upon u s , carrying with it Graduation Day,

wish

We, the graduates of the

Dwight Glass of 1964,

to extend our heartiest

thanks to our esteemed

Headmaster and to our patient Faculty for all their help in preparing us for this important day. To most of us it is hard to say “(lood b y e ”. But tne time has come for us

to step a little

higher in the field of education. It is our earnest hope that each of our u n d e r ­ classmen may successfully reach this day and be a true partaker of that wonderful feeling of achieve­ ment toward a bright and h appy future.

- Robert H. Pure


Our H eadm aster W IN TO N

L.

MILLER.

JR.

We have discussed with our friends wno attend other schools and with some of our classmates who have come from other schools the qualities which make our Headmaster the respected man he is. With all they have told us we heartily agree: Mr. Miller treats us as a father; he understands our perplexities; he is very helpful in our choice of a college; he senses our democratic desires; and he helps us to try to adjust ourselves to the seemingly unadjustable. These qualities rate high with the Senior Class of 1954. Our heartfelt thanks to you, Mr. Miller.’ Mr. Miller's Alma Mater is Lehigh, — 5—


Assistant H eadm aster GEORGE

B.

DONUS

W« Dwlghtonlans find In our Assistant H e a d m a s t o r , Mr, Bonus, a man of great and sympathetic understanding. We also have found hl3i to be a good sport - whether we challenge h i m In wrestling, ping pong or weightlifting.

His theory of education Is aimed at

developing a student*s character - the basis of a better social being. To us It Is a great privilege to participate In his democratic and altruistic approach toward a living society of equality. His Alma Mater Is New Yo rk University, from which he holds a B. A, and M, A,

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'•h b h “ Need we present our school secretary and good friend - Helen Harms? Although she la a Dodger fan, we love her keen sense of good sportsmanship plus her great desire to see that we fellows b e­ have (whether we have shins or not). Her Alma Mater Is Katherine Oltobs.

"DBP'* Mrs. Doris Post, our charming registrar and teacher of music appreciation. us this year.

Joined

In this short time she has won

our ardent admiration.

She holds a B. M. from

Oklahoma and an M. A. from Columbia. Watch those absences and latenessesj

“M A C ” George McCochan Is the custodian of our building.

If, for some reason unknown

to us, we approach 402 East 67th Street and see no flag waving, we ask, ’’Where Is ae o r g e ? ”


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As we Seniors of 1954 have a feeling of Intimacy among us and a sense of nearness to our beloved masters, we of the Dwight Scroll Staff have decided to make this a "nickname" edition. We sincerely hope that no one on the faculty will resent our taking such liberties. Believe us, we love and revere each and every one of the patient, hard-working, earnest men who have tried to guide us toward our further goal - college. We promise to try to make you proud of us.


“J-J" First, according to the alphabet,comes Jean-Jacques Arling, our Dwight Scroll faculty adviser,

Mr. Arling is our talented linguist

who can really do acrobatics in French, German, Latin and Spanish all in one period.

Besides,

he enhances our ability to make Joe Millerisms. His Alma Mater is New Yo rk University.

"DOC" Monsieur le Docteur Crehan has not alwaj taught French at Dwight. He tells us of his halcyon days as professor of English. However he has found deep pleasure in teaching French to Dwightonians for many years. His Alma Mate i

is Harvard.

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“O.T. '* Mr. Gurry is one of the members of the mathematics department.

O.T.

is an enthusi­ '

astic equestrian;

and man y Dwightonians have

had great fun with h i m on the bridle paths w i m

on Manhattan and in other boroughs. Alma Mater is St.

John*a University,

His

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"O.B. «

Another member of the mathematics depart­

’P'.iiB^-!W^

ment is our enthusiastic solid geometrist and

IMiwMWS

Academy Math teacher. Whe n the s o l i d s , drawn I in various c o l o r s , fly b y us poor willing but not always understanding pupils, we wonder at his gaiety of achievement and his confidence in our stupidity. His Alma Mater is Syracuse.

“UNCLE T K D ” Probably there will be no surprise greater than this nickname.

But all seniors

who have heard sonorous reprimands in h a l l s , corridors or stairs recognize them as re ­ marks coming from a “Dutch uncle". We of the Senior Glass find we can take these scoldings because we know he gives us sound training In trig, advanced and plane geometry.

His Alma

Mater is the University of London,

"BAH HAHBOR" sssm HIM iiiP

If ever there was a m a n of more debatable student reactions, that man

**|i* IB

is Harold J, Murray,

mmimm

j

:WffM mmm.

iS S ilS illi ijmWi

have

While many of us

shunned his dagger-in-cloak date

system, we still love him for his genuine Yankee, all-American spirit which has made our country what it is today. —

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His Alma Mater is Columbia,


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“THK MAJOR'* m

Mr. Myron, who has been raised to rank of Lt, Colonel, Is our favorite science teacher. His picture appears earlier In this volume In our earnest dedication.

His Alma Mater Is New Yo rk

University.

'•COACH" Although Mr.

O'Rourke was our very

ardent history teacher, he will always remain in our hearts as the enthusiastic coach of basketball. He transported his love of the game to us. Mr. O ’Rourke left Dwight in the middle of the year for a place in the Long Island school system. His Alma Mater is Manhattan College.

"PUT-PUT” That m a n with the bellowing voice who rouses sleeping seniors, stops hiccoughs, and scares recalcitrants is Harold 8. Putney, member of the English department. He also directs our plays. His Alma Mater is Columbia University

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TO THE CI.ASS OF 1954 "The wind alts In the ahoulder of yoTir sail, ...my blessing with y o u i “ When we congratulate you up on your graduation, we are commending you, not only up on your accomplishments In the past, but more upon your achievement In the future* The challenges you have met with success In your graduation will face you again In your college years.

If you meet

your problems with confidence, our hopes for you will be realized.

Our pride In your successes will be Increased

manifold as you pass the milestones ahead. ” - to thine own self be true. And It must follow, as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man. *'

Wlnton L. Miller, Headmaster

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'•Tod“ T6d has come to Dwight within the year after serving his country as a navy man* flls Interests lie In music. He Is a professional flutist and plans to fur­ ther his musical education at N.Y.U. Leonard Theodore Arms 6 Lookout Avenue Bronxvllle, N e w Yo r k

"Don** Managing Editor, Dwlghtonlan; president. Science Club; president. Riding Club; member, basketball team; member baseball team - and “text-book m i n d ” that's our Don. His favorite subjects are physics and advanced algebra - and the slide rule. He has chosen Lehigh In preparation for mechanical engineering. Donald Spencer Barcan 124 West 79 Street

"Bob" Bob has been a faithful Dwlghtonlan. He has participated In ma ny activities: basketball. Student Co^mcll, Dwight Scroll, He is studying metallurgical engineering at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Robert George Bardorf 99-13 205 Street Hollis, New York

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''Beck** Who is the champion grader of weightlifting? Beck holds that honor. He is expert In boxing too. His favorite subjects are biology and earth science (naturally). His ambition Is to be a test driver for General Motors.

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Richard Beccarelll Cedar Ledges Putnam Valley, New York

''Mlke“ Mike has been a member and business manager of the baseball team. He has been active on the Dwlghtonlan and In the National Forensic League. He claims chemistry and mathematics Interest him most. He plans to study business admini­ stration at Franklin and Marshall,

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Michael D. Brockman 71 Midwood Street Brooklyn, New York

"Jaguar" Allan was our British visitor, a perfect gentleman and a diligent student. Though in his reticent English manner he d i d n ’t choose to tell us his plans, we wish him everything good and cheeroJ Allan P. Bradley 870 Fifth Avenue

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•*R e v e r e n d ” George Cockburn finds trig his ^_subject. He is ver y active on Dwight s this spring. Planning to be a civil engineer, he has chosen Clarkson as his college, George Gordon Cockburn, 116 Prospect Street Ramsay, H e w Jersey

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"Mike" Mike's chief interest, scholastically, is chemistry. He plans to be a civil engineer, and he has chosen N e w Yo rk University to prepare him. Melchior J. Di Giacomo 67 Clarence Road Scarsdale, N e w Yo rk

"Hal” Hal is the best-natured senior we have. Despite many obstacles, he always has a smile. He plans to attend the C hiro­ practic Institute of N e w York, Halbert H. Drexler 201-06 Rock Hill Road B a y s i d e , New York

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“Lou" Louis tolls us that he loves sciences and mathematics. He plans to attend R. P. I. to study chemical engineering, Louis P. Ear^ollno 581 Belmont Avenue Brooklyn, New York

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Bill came to Dwight to prepare himself fQj. Stevens Institute, where he plans to take a course in electrical engineering, William Henry Elsenreich 112 North Road White Plains, New York

"Cat"

During that '=!>"* favorite subject. S e r ? o ? . “ nlver,ltJ. where he is studying traffic management. Robert Louis Felix 345 Montgomery Street Brooklyn, N e w York

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P l a t t op'*

Morris tells us that he wants to attend R. P. I. where he will study to become an architect. Under these circumstances, wo understand why academy m a t h and physics are his favorite subjects. •C. Morris And re w Fowler 39 Elm Place Stamford, Conn.

"Ken" Ken is one of our stalwart debaters. He plans to study law at Brandeia. He is an ardent histo ry student, Kenneth I, Puchs 318 Avenue P Brooklyn, New York

ÂŤBob" Bob always looks on the bright side of life Every cloud - and there were m a n y - had a silver lining. We wish h i m great at N, Y. U Robert A. Olickman 787 East Third Street B r o o k l y n , New York


•'Pet©'* Pete plans to enter Dartmouth. He wants to study medicine. Naturally his favorite subjects are the sciences - especially biology. For diversion he has chosen debating, Pete Is our Internationalist, We have gained much from knowing him. Harold Peter Granata 45 Duncan Road Staten Island, N e w York

"Gee Bee" George Is at Dwight to prepare himself for Annapolis, As math Is his favorite subject and wrestling his favorite sport w e ’re sure ho will be a hardy naval engineer. George Burgess Greer, Jr. Qtrs. R 40 Naval Base B r o o k l y n , New York

"Tore" What will Dwight do without Tore? He has been on© of the stars of the Drama Group, He has contributed to the Forensic League, He is an ardent member of Mrs. Post's music group. Although Tore h a s n ’t decided on his college, we know it will be one that specializes In the liberal arts. Tore Hallonqulst 41-12 41 Street Long Island City 4, Ne w York

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"Rocky" Dwight's big enthusiast (especially in basketball) is Larry Krullk, In fact, his interest in physical edu­ cation is responsible for his choosinff Cortland State. Lawrence Krulik 10 East 53 Street Brooklyn, New Yo r k

"Gash" One of the S c r o l l ’s enthusiastic and diligent members is Gary Leven. Kis untiring effort to ''snap" the seniors and to take ti® group pictures has done much to make this yearbook a success. His favorite subjects are math and science. He plans to attend M* I. T. where he will study electric­ al engineering. Gary S. Leven 11 Riverside Drive

"Dick" Dick has been most active on the Dwightonian, Student Council and the Scroll. His featured articles have been one of the one of the h i g h ­ lights of that paper. He likes chem and English. He has chosen Williams where he hopes to prepare for his course in medicine. Richard I. Levine 220 East 18 S>treet Brooklyn 26, New York — 20—


"Paul” Paul entered Dwight at such a late date that we c o u l d n ’t even nickname him. Why didn't you let us know more about you, Paul? Paul Hamilton 653 East 14 Street Hew York City

’’Ian" Electrician par excellence for the Drama Group, Ian has endeared himself to our director. Scientist and mathematician, he has satisfied his scholastic career. A good horse and a good swimming pool have made his leisure hours pleasant. R. P. I. is his choice of college. Ian Davis Ingalls 19 East 98 Street

"Stu" Stuart Joined us in February. He tells us he plans to be an engineer. Activities none. Favorite subects the same. Anyway, good luck,' Stuart Warren Klwad 161 Chadwick Road Teaneck , New Jersey

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"Mac" Mac la the silent type. He has said so little so often that he has typed h i m ­ self. He claims that his favorite jests are trig and geometry, Dons Id McAvoy 43 Lakeland Road Staten Island, New York.

"Mac'* Owen has shown gre^^t interest in the math club this year; that is, he finds Mr. Jones or Mr, Gurry most helpful at 2:15. His favorite subject is chemistry. He plans to study electrical engineering at Manhatten. Owen Froncis McKeon 1728 Shakespeare Avenue Bronx, New York.

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"Jim" Jim is one of D w i g h t ’s stalwarts. Ever faithful to his alma matei?, he has en­ gaged in debating and baseball. He tells us that history and algebra are his favorite subjects. He plans to become a teacher, and he h?5s chosen Hobart as his college. James Lewis Medley 438-100 St'f'eet Brooklyn 9, New York

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"Nails" Nell is the good old faithful of Dwightonians, He never loses his sense of equilibrium. Whether he is doing physics or algebra, or participating on the Student Council, Photo Club or Scroll, he has always been calm and placid. He hopes to study marine architecture at Webb Institute. Neil M. Miller 125 Weaver Street L a r c h m o n t , New York

"L.C.Q." Meticulous "Stu” has been a fixture around Dwight for quite awhile. He has shown the keenest interest in the welfare of the school. He has participated in its various activities: N , F . L , , Dwightonian, Scroll, swimming. Photo Club, Science Club and Student Council. He plans following a business course at Franklin and Marshall, Stuart Robert Miller 2410 Avenue S Brooklyn, New York

"Bob" Bob has become one of D w i g h t ’s most enthusiastic students. He tells us his chief scholastic interests lie in history and biology - a good combination. He has been most faithful in his photographic endeavors for the Scroll, He has been very helpful in making the Dwightonian a good school paper. He plans to study law at St. Lawrence, Robert L. Monsour 35-24 172 Street Flushing, N e w York

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"Pet©" Pete has taken a P. G, course at D w i g h t , He has entered P o r dham for the spring semester preparatory to his entrance to St, Michael's, Vermont. While at Dwight he was active on the Dwightonian. James Peter Murphy 35 Crystal Avenue Harrison, N e w Y o r k

"Bob" Bob is secretary of the Student Council, He has been active on the Dwightonian, He claims history as his favorite subject, He plans to enter Rutgers as a student of business management, Robert A, Neuwlrth 73-62 192 Street Flushing, N e w York

"Bruce" Bruce is a new student at Dwight. He claims Spanish and mathematics as his favorite subjects. When he says that the theatre is his goal, we wonder if he chose Hamilton because of its illustrious son, Alexander Woolcott, Bruce C, Nichols 87 Glen Avenue Sea Cliff, New Yo r k

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" T o d d y ••

T o ddy is a new member of the Dwight family. He has been with ua for a very short time; yet Mr. Murray finds him a good readet? of Thornton Wilder. His chief Interests lie In languages. Must be he studies with M, C r e h a n , for he chooses Harvard as his college. Robert M. Perry 450 East 63 Street

"Bob” Bob Pure, compatriot of Mr. Murray their r*s sound (?) so much the same • has been most active on the Scroll. He has done a fine job as business manager. Bob Is also Interested In track, photography and gymnastics. He chooses Tufts as his college where he wishes to follow a liberal arts course before going Into chemical engineering. Robert H. Pure 23 Lexington Avenue

"Clyde" West Point Is A r t h u r ’s goal. Chemistry and m a t h are his favorite subjects. Basketball, baseball and Student Coun­ cil comprise his Interests at Dwight, Arthur D, Rankin 162 Lowes Avenue Merrick, Long Island

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"Jerry" Good-natured Jerry of the perpetual STnlle is one of Dwight's outstanding basketball players. He shows his sense of team w o r k In his scholastic endeavors as well. He favors trigonometry and plane geometry. He has chosen Lehigh as his college and law as his profession. Jerry J, Rosenberg 200 East End Avenue

••Bob" Bob has been one of D w i g h t ’s most enthusiastic members. He rates his place in our yearbook as a post-graduate. When he was an undergraduate, he contributed greatly to the Drama Group, Robert Evans Rozay 124 East 72 Street

" Jan" Jan, the blond from Stamford, did his daily commuting until February. He was an enthusiastic member of the Murray d ate-system conclave. He had great interest in carpentry and mechanics. We wish h i m well, wherever he has chosen to further his scholastic endeavors, Jan Salamon 320 Holllwell Drive Stamford, Conn.

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"Jo«" Joe Schotz came to Dwight from the wilds of N e w Jersey, He has been an assiduous student. He wants to make Webb or Annapolis where he will pursue a course In marine engineer­ ing,

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Joseph Alfred Schetz 246 Long View Road Union, New Jersey

•’J o e ” Steve is the editor-ln-chlef of the Dwlghtonlan, secretary of the N. P. L. and vice president of the Science Club, He also finds tinie to help build scenery for the Drama Group, He is a good student in science and math. He plans to attend M, I, T, to study metallurgy, Stephen Joseph Schmukler 1185 Park Avenue

"Admiral*' Bob Sims is one of Dwight's most faithful students. He favors chemistry and mathematics. He has been a sincere member of the Scroll, the N, P. L. and the Student Council. He has chosen Cornell as his college^ He aims to be a veterinarian. Robert Sims 441 East 92 Street

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"Prenchy'' We salute you for telling two truths; no favorite subjects and a career in the army. Having experienced your ardent enthusiasm for army pastimes, we feel you will he a great success as a soldier, Michael P. Tarasoff 49 West 12 Street

“Jimmy** Jlra plans to enter Pordham where he will study sociology. He has a definite Interest In mathematics and English. He finds ping pong a relaxing exercise. James 0. Taylor, Jr. 133 West 128 Street

"Togo *' Alex Is one of the stars on Dwight's basketball team. Chemistry and math are his favorite subjects. He plans to enter R. P. I. where he will study electrical engineering, Alex Peter Vicln 105-17 66 Avenue Porest Hills, New York

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Our edltor-in-cniof has given ua a b i o grapny of sucn proportions that we wonder how one oerson could do so raucn. H o w e v e r , we know that he has been one of Dwight's moe t act­ ive students. riis activities in­ clude: Scroll, riding, baseball, swimming, photograony and Science Club. Strangely enougn, ne omitted one activity in wnicn he really excelled - tne drama - botn as actor and proauction manager. riis favor­ ite subjects are pnysics, cnemistry and math. rie plans to attend Union to study medicine. Edward Lewis Vlock 210 West 90 Street

•*Frenchie" Philip has been at Dwight about three years. During that time he has made great strides in his science and English. He has been active on the Dwightonian and has shown keen Interest in the Drama Group, He hopes to enter R. P. I. where he will study electrical engineering. Philip Waddington 149 East 39 Street

"3a r r y ” Barry is one of Dwight's outstanding basketball and baseball players. He claims that hist o r y is his favorite subject, as his classmates who listen to his book reports can well understand. He plans to study advertising at Syracuse, Barry Weinberg 35 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, Ne w Y ork

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♦'Bob" Weightllfter and wrestler par excellence. Bob Is D w i g h t ’s pride and joy. He didn't fluster the editors of the Scroll when he told us that he plans to study - of all things - anesthesiology at Union. We^ve seen h i m throw too ma n y to believe other­ wise. Robert C. Werner 63-33 98 Place Forest Hills, N e w York

"Joe" Joe Wiedeman is known to most of us Dwightonians as "Silent Joe". However, some of us know that he wants to follow in the footsteps of another "Joe". His aim is West Point, Frederick Joseph Wiedeman 210 Palmer Avenue L a r c h m o n t , New York

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"Chick" Chick is the s e n i o r s ’ pride and joy of the sotto voce. He is an ardent baseball player. He plans to study architecture at the University of Minnesota. He claims physics and chemistry as his favorite subjects. William Wallace Wood III 5 Ivy Way Port Washington, New Y ork

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"Steve**

Steve Is the mad genius. Slow, deliberate and persistent, he gets there. He rates science as his major Interest. While he has b e e n at D w i g h t , he has been most act­ ive on the Dwlghtonlan and the Scroll. He has b e en Mr. Putney's right-hand man as stage m a n a g e r for the annual play. He hopes to do science research at Bates. Stephen Jay Zlffer 531 East Lincoln Avenue Mt. Vernon, New York

C A M E R A

S H Y

Joseph Bulllvant Michael Driscoll Edward Dwyer George Gero John L e kow Glanpaulo Matarazzo Sergio Q,uinto Jerome Ru bin W i l liam Treco Leon Welt

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**Whatcha doin'

theah?

”Solid" comfort

"Don't give up the ship

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’UNDERGRADUATES

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JUNIORS

Last

Row:

Terence Fox, Howard S i d o r a k y , Peter Gohen, Anthony Santos, Matthew B r a d y » iiugene Hauer

Second Row: Stuart Rosenberg, Manny Gastello, Melvyn Edelraan, Seymour Glaser, Jerome Schatten, Fernando Salazar, Bruce Van Uusen First Row: Philip Lafer, Allen Leben, Kugene Kichner, Andrew PesKy, Stepnen Keenan

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Sophomores


freshmen

Peter Aitchison

Donald A, Monsour

Charles Kinder

Homano Peluso

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George Bardorf


EIGHTH GRADE

Stepnen F. Goidstrom

Lawrence S. Christian

Thomas K.

Seymour Milgrom

Bahlinger


Watch your functions.'"

A datej


student Goiicil The Student Council was establishod at the start of the school year for the betterment of the school and Its student body.

The council consists of at

least one representative from each class.

The members

are chosen because of their scholastic achievement and their participation in school activities.

The student

council meets Tuesday and Friday of every week and, when necessary, special meetings may be called at a n y time. Under th:

leadership of Joe Schetz, Ed D w y e r and

Richard Levine, the council has passed isaws concerning discipline,

student activities and other acts for the

general welfare of the school and students.

One of

the first acts of

the council was to form an

As sembly

Committee to plan

and conduct all student assemblies,

Steve Schmukler, Stu Miller and Cordell Urban were appointed as committee members. The C o u n c i l ’s big job this year was to help form new activities and to make sure that all activities ran smoothly.

Student Council members were also put

in charge of study hall, ing order.

These

ments the council

checking attendance and k e e p ­

are just a few of the many has achieved this year.

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accomplish­


Our thanks

to Mr. Miller and to all the other

faculty members who have given their time anti coopera­ tion in order that the

council might act fairly and

effectively.

Standing:

George Bardorf, Romano Peluso, Peter Cohen, Richard D ’Honau, Cordell Urban, Robert King, Gary Leven, Kell Miller, Stephen Keenan, Howard Sidorsky

Seated:

Stuart Miller, Robert Sims, Richard Levine, Robert Neuwirth

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DWIGHT SCROLL

Standings Donald Monsour, Robert SI ths ♦ Gary Loven, Nell Miller, Stuart Miller Seated:

Edward Vlock, J. J. Arling, Robert Pure

The Dwight Scroll staff, under the guidance of our patient and understanding J. J, Arling, has been working feverishly in preparing this our first yearbook from our new school building. It has not been an easy task, but our burden has been lightened through the enthusiastic coopera­ tion of all of tihe members of our staff. Our special thanks go to Mias Harms, Mrs. Mr.

Putney, Mrs.

Post,

Irving Vlock and to our many

boosters for tin ir generous aids and contributions without which this book could not have been.

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iH E DWIGHTONIAN

Standing:

Philip Lafer, Peter Cohen, Miss Harms, Howard Sidorsky, Terry Fox, Donald Monaour, Michael Stott

Seated:

Stephen Schinukler, Mr, D o n u s , Donald Barcan

The school paper. The Dwightonian, has undergone a major face lifting this year. a printed to a duplicated format, out bi-monthly.

We >損ve changed from The paper now cones

Its 5400 words per issue are written

completely by the student staff.

The paper now con足

tains a more thorough coverage of news, as well as many new features, permanent columns,

crossword puz足

zles and cartoons. The Dwightonian is published under the able leader足 ship of Stephen Schmukler, Ed i to r - i n - Gh i e f ; Richard Levine, Assistant K d i t o r- i n - G h ie f ; Donald Barcan, Managing Editor; Howard Sidorsky, Art Editor; Peter Cohen, Business Editor;

Bruce Friedsam,

Ziffer, Production Manager,

Sports Editor;

Stenhen

Our feature writers include

Peter Cohen, Donald Barcan, Donald Monsour, Robert Monsour and Jerry Rubin, Our sincere thanks go to our Headmaster, Wlnton L, Miller,

J r , ; our faculty advisor, George Donus;

our efficient secretary. Miss Helen E. Harms,

and


NATIONAL

FORENSIC

LEAGUE

Rear:

Stephen Fried, aienn Beetoo, T erry Fox, Peter Granata (face h i d d e n ) ,James Medley, Matthew Brady

Front:

Mr. Donus, Howard Sidoraky, Jerome Hubin Kenneth Fuchs

For the Dwight Chapter of the N, F, L. the season has been an extremely successful one.

Under ti«

inspiring

leadership of Stuart Miller, our president, we hB ve at­ tained fourth place in the New York Preparatory School League of the National Forensic League, This years topic has been “whethe r or not the President of the United States should be elected by direct vote." Our membership consists of: President;

Kenneth Fuchs, Vice

Howard Sidorsky, Secretary; Matthew Brady,

Terry Pox, Stephen Fried, Peter (iranata. Perry Grant, Philip Lafer, James Medley and Jerry Rubin,

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R E M E D I A L

R E A D I N G

TAGKIoTOSOPIG ACTIUw Mr, Donus Presiding

At Dwight School one of our specialties is our Remedial Program in Reading and Mathematics,

We are

quite proud of our sound and thorough testing -orogram. In the picture above you see in progress one of our classes in remedial reading.

The Tachistoscope

is a machine, used extensively by our armed forces, which promotes speed and efficiency in recognizing symbols, words, phrases and complete sentences.

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DWIGHT DRAMA GROUP

Left CO rignt;

Stephen Ziffer, Kennetn Fuchs, Ccr dell Urban, Glenn Beebe, Richard Doubleday, Michael Driscoll, L a rry Krulik

When the school mar ed fron its old quarters at 72 ParK Avenue last autumn, the Drama Group had to maKe a real re-adjustment.

It fourc

confronted with new surroundings an3 ations, business;

itself

different situ­

However, there's no business like snow ana

wnen you read this year-book, we

are

sure tnat you

will be praising tnose stalwart sons

of Dwight who

are, as pict\r ed, staging one

popular aramas for

of the

men - " J o u r n e y ’s K n d , '•

These stalwart Dwightonians are Michael Driscoll, Glenn Beebe, Cordell Urban, Kenneth Fuchs, Michael Stott, Tore Hallonquist, Robert O u n n i f f e , Larry KruliK, Richard Doiableday, Stephen Ziffer,

Stephen

ScnrauKler, Ian Ingalls, Philip Wadaington, Kdward VlocJt, Jerry Weintraub and Donald Kckstein,


Scunce Club

Left to rigiit

Ian Ingalls, Steoiien Sciiinuckler, Donald Barcan, Edward L. Vlock.

This select group of boys has attempted to prove by experimentation the basic ana contemoorary nypotiieses and laws;

to plan and construct demonstra­

tion and practical equipment;

to increase tne scienti­

fic interest and aptitude of its members. Its members nave elected officers consisting of a President, Donald Barcan; a Vice Presiaent, Stephen Schmukler;

and a Secretary, Ian Ingalls.

ing members are Edward VI o

ck

Yhe remain­

, Stuart Miller, Neil

Miller, and Gary Leven, The membership wishes to express its apprecia­ tion to Mr. 0. B. Hurry, Mr.

C. W. Myron, and our

faculty advisor, Mr. W. L* Miller,Jr* nelp tnat tney naye rendered.

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for all the


Fkotolraphj

OUR DA R K ROOM

"Push, pull - Click, a safety razor.

I t ’s the

This year Dwight

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Photography Club.

inaugurated a photography

club with a fully equipped dark room.

This fabu­

lous light-tight roon was set up by Gash Leven and Neil Miller, Those who help noat by way of improvenent were Romano Peluso, Robert Monsour,

Seymour

Mllgrom, Stuart Miller, Donald Barcan,

Stephen

Schinukler, Robert Pure and Edward Vlock,

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"Good afternoon. Dwight School.*'

Know it colrt

Better luck next year,’

N o w hear thlsj

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S K N I O K

P O L L

Moat Intellectual

Neil Miller

Most Likely to Succeed

Kd Dwyer

Did Most for Dwight

Gary Leven

Did Dwight Most

Ronny Buhler

Most Athletic

Bob Werner

Most Popular

D i c k Levine

Most Cheerful

Eddie Vlock

Most Versatile

Bob Werner

Most Reliable

Bob Sims

Most Unselfish

Bob Sims

Most Dignified

Richard Levine

Best Looking

Joe W iedeman

Best Dressed

Robert Pure

Best Speaker

Stu Miller

Best Politician

Stu Miller

Best Natured

Steve Schmukler

Best All-Around Man

Richa-^d Levine

Wittiest

Mike Brockman

Biggest Bluffer

Halbert Drexler

Biggest Drag with Profs

Stephen Schjnukler

Needs Drag

Barry Weinberg

Teachers' Pet

Stephen Schmtikler

“Ro meo�

Bob Neuwirth


S E N I O R

P O L L

Favorite Sport

Basketball

Favorite Subject

Chemistry

Favorite Magazine

Life

Favorite Newspaper

New York Times

Favorite Author

Ernest Hemingway

Author Least LlJced

Charles Dickens

Best Movie of the Year

"From Here to Eternity**

Worst Movie of the Year

"Main Street to Broadway"

Best Play of the Year

"Caine Mutiny Court Martial"

Worst Play of the Year

"In the Summer House"

Favorite Television Show

"Dragnet"

Favorite Television Actor

Jack Webb

Favorite Television Actress

Lucille Ball

Favorite Movie Actor

Jack Palance

Favorite Movie Actress

Debbie Reynolds

Favorite Stage Actor

Henry Fonda

Favorite Stage Actress

Audrey Hepburn

Favorite Hadlo Actor

Jack Webb

Favorite Radio Actress

Ma-rie Wilson

Favorite News Gonimentator

John Cameron Swayze

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Basketball At the start of the season the team got start, but under the coaching of Mr,

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to a bad

O'Kourke, we picked

up steam, We had one player who almost made the city all-star team.

He had a lot of drive and a good set. We were red hot at the end of the season and stood

a very good chsnce of winning the Private Schools Tourna­ ment,

We were beaten by Tolentine by Just one point.

It was a h e a r t b r e a k e r , but t h e t ’s the way the ball bounces.

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Brooklyn Academy

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Friends Seminary

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Talmudical Academy

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Barnard

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55

Loyola

52

51

Columbia Freshmen

64

63

Kew Forest

47

64

Tolentine

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WRESTL/NG WEIGHT liftin g

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Front:

Kenneth Sotardl, Mr, Donus, Richard Beoearelll, Robert Werner, Robert Cunnlffe Robert Gallo

The past year has s.een two new clubs take pr omi­ nent position at Dwight; Wrestling and Weightlifting. The Wrestling Club was foraed in hopes that the team would engage In active competition wi t h other schools. The Weightlifting Club was an immediate success. It had tie support of the majority of the student body, along with the approval of Mr, Donus who, being a natural athlete, has an interest In all sports. Bob Werner and Bob Gallo are both seasoned veterans In the iron g a m e , having trained for about th' ee years each. Poundages used by both boys require two or three average boys to lift them. Bob Gallo is looking forward to competition. Bob Werner placed in the "Mr. Me tr o p o l i ­ tan Physique Contest" and in the "New Yor k City D e v e l o p ­ ment Weightlifting Meet**.

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Baseliall

As this edition of the Yoar Book goes to press before ti» opening of tiie baseball season, it is too early to predict how successful this year's team will be,

Games have been scheduled

wi th Barnard, Kew Forest, Bedford Park Academy, Columbia Grammar, Friends School and Colby Academy, F r o m the turnout of boys interested in b a s e ­ ball, it is expected tr» t Dwight will have a rep­ resentative team. Our Headmaster, Winton L, M i l l e r , J r . ,is our coach.

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HAVK YOU DO NB THIS TOOV

F a ILEDJ

Learn How in Twenty Ea sy Steps 1.

Enter a course as late as possible. By changing your curriculmn after scnool starts, you should be able to avoid classes until tne second or third week,

2.

Do not bother witn a text oook.

3,

Put your social life ahead of everytning else. If necess­ ary, cultivate a few friendsnips in class. Interesting conversation should be able to drown out the noise of the lecture,

4.

Observe how seedy most professors look and treat them accordingly,

5,

Make yourself comfortable vmen you study. draw up an easy chair by tiie window,

If possible,

6 , Have a few friends handy during the study period, you can chat wnen the work becomes dull,

so

that

7,

If you must study, try to lump it all together ana get it over with. The most suitable time woula be the last week of school,

8,

Keep your study taole interesting. Place m o t o g r a o h s , magazines, golafish, games aid oti*er recreational devices all around you wnile studying,

9,

Use mnemonic devices on everything you learn. Since they are easy to forget, this approach prevents your mind from becoming cluttered up witn stale facts,

10. Never interrupt your reading by checking on what you've learned. Recitation ia not very pleasant anyhow, since it shows up your deficiencies. 11. Avoid botnering with notebooks. If you plan to use one anyhow so tnat you can draw pictures of airplanes during the lecture, try to follow the simplest arrangement; keep all notes for a given day on tiwe same sheet of impe r, 12. Remind yourself frequently how dull the course is. Never lose signt of tjne fact tnat you really wanted to sign up for sometning else.

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13.

Review only tne nignt before examination, and confine your efforts to trying to guess what tne teacher will ask,

14.

Find out exactly wnen your final examination will be over, so tnat you can plan to forgot everytning about the course at tnat moment.

15.

Stay up all night before imoortant examinations. You can spend the first half of tne evening discussing your d e­ termination to cram, and the Ifttter half drinking coffee.

16.

Write your examination paper rapidly. Glance at tion and tnen put aown your first impression.

the ques­

17.

'Ahen out on tne camous, forget the facts learned in class. Do not let academic work get mixed up with daily life.

18.

^hen in tne lab, work hurriedly. ing about wnat is going on.

Do not waste time w orry­

19.

Ignore dictionaries. You could never learn all the words contained in one anyhow,

20.

Remember tnat siiccess in life is your mai n aim and never let extraneous matters such as grades interfere with this ob^ctive. From the Colorado College CamDus Newspaper Colorado Sn^ings, Goloraao

THE MAJOR M K jHT - AND HAS - SAID ALL OF THIS,

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History of D w ight School Dwight School had its beginning under t>B name of The New York Scnool of Languages in I8 8 O 0 In 1888 the name was changed to Dwignt Scnool, wnen tl«e board of directors obtained the permission of President Timothy Dwight of Yale University to use his name. In 1896 the school cnanged its location, mo vi ng to 15 West 4 6 r d Street, At tnat time jinglish was stressed as the major subject. The students attending the school at that time were principally Yale "hopefuls” , since Dwight in that era was mainly a Yale preparatory school. The tui­ tion fees were rather lower than they are today, but the sports and extra-curricular program was of wide range enough to interest more mature minds. In the year 1916 the school moved to 72 Park a pleasant residential section accessible to m a n y from outlying districts. It became a preparatory for all colleges and military and navai academies out the country.

Avenue, students school through­

Our new building, now located at 402 Bast 67th Street, is the scene of our present activity and the home of our 1954 Dwignt Scroll, The philosophy of our school lies in tendering to each student an occasion to prove his worth and ability. The fact tnat most of our graduates have been accepted in col­ leges of their first choice is proof of its efficacy. Among tne graduates of Dwignt are our late Mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, and our past Mayor, William 0 'Dwyer. Our school enjoys a very high standing among the c i t y ’s schools. Approved by the Board of Regents and the Middle States Association of Secondary Scnools and Colleges, we offer an outstani ing record of educational achievement. Today - as ever before in its history - Dwight School is upholding its splendid record in the field of prepara­ tory education.

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D W I O H T

B O O S T K R S

Kenneth Allen Natalie K. Altman Donald Ba^'can Hlchard Beccarelll Glenn Beebe Alan Beisler Lee Brandes Michael Brockman Hobert and Fred Closter Peter Cohen Vivian Cunningham George B. Donus Halbert H. Drexler Louis Barvollno Charles Erdhelm Robert Pelix Angelo Fernandez Stephen Fried Bruce Frledsam Kenneth Fuchs George Gero Peter Granata George Burgess Greer, Jr. Tore Hallonqulst, Jr. Bertha Harms Helen E. Harms Matthew Hlrschhorn

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Otis B, Hurry Imperial Cleaners Ian Ingalls Gary Joost Klkl-Poo Lawrence Krullk Philip Lafer Mr. and Mrs. Myer Lasoff Gary Leven Richard Levine James Medley phlllp Merllno Nell M. Miller Stuart Miller Vera C, Miller Robert Monsour Bill Nehrenz Robert A. Neuwlrth Robert Dale Oestrelch Doris Brolles Post William Post, Jr. Robert H. Pure Sarah L» Pure Harold B, Putney Victor Rinaldi Jerry Rosenberg

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b o o s t e r s

Stuart Rosenberg Fernando L. Salazar James Scala Joseph Schetz Stephen J. Schmukler Marcus Sllversteln Robert Sims Mr. and Mrs. William Sims Alan Slatkln Mrs.

Betty A. Small

Michael Stott Michael P. Tarasoff Cordell Urban Alex Vlcln Philip D. Waddlngton Barry Weinberg Kay Weiner Robert G. Werner

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With mixed emotions we leave D w i g h t , where we have had our first Inkling of tne importanoe of higher education. AS tne youtn of today, we realize that we are looked upon as tne leaders of tomorrow. We feel that Dwight nas prepared us to meet this challenge with a humble and a contrite heart.

«e promise not to shirk in our important

assignment in accepting this challenge. - iidward L. Vlock —

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